A Letter From The Parent Group President

 

Welcome to Queen of Peace School!

Whether you are returning from summer break, or are new to our school family. The Queen of Peace Parent Group extends a huge heartfelt “Welcome!” to everyone! Queen of Peace is a dynamic community, the likes of which, you will not find anywhere else. We are blessed indeed to be part of it! We look forward to sharing our school with you and your family!!

What is the QP Parent Group?

Parent Group is simply that. Parents who work together to provide exceptional education opportunities for our students. In the past, Parent Group has supplied computers, science equipment, guest speakers, field trips, musical instruments, classroom furniture and much more. We’re not all work….we have plenty of fun as well. Parent Group also sponsors fun events for the students and their families! Events such as a Sundae Bar, VIP day, Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Santa Lunch and our big event…Spring Fest, just to name a few!

How does it work?

We invite each and every one of you to attend our monthly meetings. We discuss current happenings at school, learn the needs of the school staff and students, fundraising topics and planning, finances, as well as vote on how funds are spent. Attending meetings will give you an insiders view on what goes on in the school and what it takes to make QP so incredibly special. You have an opinion and a voice...please come share it with us! How can I help? We are extremely appreciative of any and all support that we receive. Help is needed in all areas from small details that need to be done to chairing large events. By working together, we achieve so much. Parent Group will send out reminders of our meeting times, and volunteer opportunities. We look forward to working with you and sharing in the excitement and great satisfaction of supporting our school!

We need you!

 If you are interested in becoming a Room Mother, please be sure to attend the first PG meeting of the year. Room Mother materials will be distributed. We will be discussing the goals of the year, fundraising plans and making some important announcements. Would you like to join PG as an officer? Two positions are available and we will be voting on them….Don’t be late!!!

Here is a quick description of some of the many happenings at QP.

We welcome you to share in these with your child!

Pizza lunch

Delicious pizza, fresh fruit, coolie and a beverage is served every on the first and third Friday. Order forms will be sent home. Parents are welcome to come help serve the kids and enjoy lunch with your child!

Hot Lunch

A hot lunch is catered in twice per week, on Tuesday and Thursdays. Each month, one grade level is responsible for serving the food. As always, you are welcome to come help out and enjoy time with your child. Room Mothers will be sending out a notice when it is time for your grade to help. Please consider lending your support!

Bake Sale

Once per month the children partake in the joy of homemade treats! A table is set up in the cafeteria during lunch and displays the goodies which are a great value at >25 cents each! Room Mothers will notify parents when it is their grades turn to provide treats and volunteers will be needed to work the booth. Money earned will go directly to the class for needed materials or trips. Be sure to send money with your child on bake sale days so them can purchase a treat!

Class Parties

Special holidays area celebrated with a party for the class! Support your child’s class by donating treat bags, trinkets, baked goods, punch or tableware. Room others will send out a notice for what they need to create lasting memories! Make time to come to the party and enjoy the fun!

Market Day

Market day order forms are sent home monthly. Once orders are placed the food is delivered right to QP. Volunteers from each grade are asked to please come and help at the time of pick-up. Room Mothers will send notices when it is your grades turn.

Kroger Cards

The Kroger cards were changed May 1, 2012. Now every time you use your registered Kroger Plus Card you can earn rewards for Queen of Peace! The new Kroger Community Rewards program will make it easier to help Queen of Peace while shopping at Kroger. Here is what you need to do: 1. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com 2. You must first have an online Kroger Account. If you don’t have one you must create one. All you 1. need is an email address and a password of your choosing. 2. Kroger will send an email confirming your new account. 3. Enroll your Kroger Plus Card and link it to Queen of Peace account # 80487 4. If you already have a Kroger plus card, log in at www.krogercommunityrewards.com and click on 5. community rewards and add organization number 80487 for Queen of Peace School. 6. Within 7-10 business days you will see at the bottom of your Kroger receipt: “At your request, Kroger 7. is donating to Queen of Peace School. This is also a great time to make sure your contact information is updated so you can just use your phone number at the register in case you are without your card during your shopping trip. Please share with any family or friends who have a Kroger card and who don’t already have a charity designated. We would love to make the most of this fund raising opportunity!!