School & Family Association
Parents who are involved in their child’s education raise successful, well-rounded young adults who are more likely to go on to higher education. We encourage all parents to take an active role in QP School through volunteerism! The parent-teacher organization works as part of the parish school community to provide enrichment opportunities to students above and beyond the curriculum provided by school tuition and to provide parents' assistance to the principal, faculty, and staff in carrying out school activities.
Every parent at QP School is a member of the S&F Association, which has a 17-member board. The board, comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators, oversees all S&FA events, activities, fundraising and volunteering. Parent involvement and participation in S&FA events is necessary to maintain and expand academic and extracurricular opportunities. Volunteer with S&FA; what better way to meet other families and have fun?
ABCD Award Recipients
Thank you to these amazing volunteers who go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty!
Paul & Tracy Wrycha
Katy & Scott Culver
Martha Cranley '75
John & Jane Feller
Ben & Wendy Gonring
Liz Grantham '83 Heinrichs
Colleen Murphy '81 Penwell
Jenny Christmann '83 Albrecht
Rosie Alderson '75 Daniels
Mary Beth Drabik
Colleen & Kevin Kavanaugh
Linda & Jeff Hicken
Artists in Residence
This program brings professional artists and musicians into Queen of Peace classrooms to work directly with students and enhance their experience and understanding of the arts. This program creates hands-on opportunities for students of all grade levels to interact with local and nationally renowned professionals. For additional information or to volunteer, contact the committee chair.
Middle School Babysitting - November
During parent-teacher conferences in the fall, our middle school students offer free babysitting on school grounds. Parent volunteers supervise the babysitting during the event. For additional information or to volunteer, contact the committee chair.
Show your school spirit by purchasing a fashionable garment showcasing our school logo! For additional information or to help with sales, contact the committee chair.
Teacher & Staff Appreciation
This is an ongoing effort throughout the school year, and especially during staff appreciation week, to recognize faculty and staff. We may ask volunteers to serve breakfast, bake treats, plan a luncheon, or assist with other recognition activities. For additional information or to volunteer, contact the committee chair.
Book Fair & Sale - December
We need volunteers to help staff the event and wrap gifts. Chairpersons work with Scholastic Books, the school librarian, and the Parish Center to organize the event. For additional information, or to help with our book fairs, contact the committee chair. For information about this company or to order on line, please visit the Scholastic website.
Fun Run - October
Last year, our school combined a number of smaller fundraisers into one BIG EVENT. This event consists of running/walking/jogging and having fun while earning money for charity, our school, and wellness initiatives. We need volunteers to help plan the event, set up, run with the kids, mark the course, and clean up. For additional information about this fundraiser, or to help, contact the committee chair.
The adult social is great opportunity for QP parents to enjoy an evening out without the kids. This event can take on a variety of themes. We need volunteers to help with set-up, the night of the event, and clean-up. For additional information or to volunteer, contact the committee chair.
Pancake Breakfast - February
We need volunteers to help plan the event, set up, clean up, cook, serve, run the games, and take/sell tickets during the event. Please note that all school parents volunteer in some capacity for one of the two largest fundraisers, our pancake breakfast or the November event.
Community Dinner Nights
This is a school-wide event that helps strengthen our school’s sense of community. We ask families to dine at a local restaurant on a particular evening. A portion of the proceeds earned that evening come back to the school. For additional information about this fundraiser, contact the committee chair.
Box Top and Label Redemption
- Box Tops for Education - This is a fast and easy way to earn cash for the school. Simply clip and save box tops from hundreds of your favorite General Mills products. Each box top returned to the school in time to redeem before the printed expiration date is worth 10¢. Send your box tops to school or drop them off in the collection bins on your way to church. You will find additional details, including a list of eligible products, on the Box Tops for Education website.
- Campbell’s Labels for Education – This is an easy way to help the school get free educational merchandise. To participate, clip and save labels or proof of purchases from Campbell’s products. Send your labels to school or drop them off in the collection bins on your way to church. You can find additional information, including a list of eligible products, on the Labels for Education website.
- Box Tops Marketplace - If you shop online, this is a fast and easy way to earn cash for the school. To participate, join the Box Tops Booster Club and then start every online shopping trip at the Box Tops Marketplace. Our school will receive up to an 8% rebate off eligible purchases through this portal. You can find additional information about this program, including a list of participating merchants, on their website.
The SCRIP program consists of purchasing gift cards for both national and local merchants. It’s easy to support our school through your everyday shopping – even groceries and gasoline! A portion of each sale earns money for our school, and you earn a rebate on your tuition!
We need volunteers to sell cards outside of the school office on certain days and monthly after Masses and to pick up cards from area merchants. For additional information, or to help, contact the committee chair. For information about this company or to order on line, please visit the ShopWithScrip website. Please visit the Order SCRIP section below for additional details.
Magazine Online Sale
This sale offers magazine subscriptions at great prices. The proceeds from the magazine sale support the events and programs sponsored by S & F. For additional information about this fundraiser, or to order online, please contact the committee chair or visit the Great American Opportunities website.
Our School ID# is 2661015.
Homeroom parents are an integral part of making each school year special and fun for the students by helping teachers coordinate and/or carry out certain activities. These occasions include, but are not limited to, class parties, field trips, and special classroom events. It has been customary to have two homeroom parents for each classroom.
Homeroom parents also purchase and coordinate the presentation of class gifts for the homeroom teacher’s birthday, Christmas, and Staff Appreciation Week in March. We ask each classroom family to contribute $10 per homeroom, which is billed through TADS at the start of the school year. This amount is then passed along to homeroom parents so they can budget for parties, teacher gifts, and other events throughout the year.
There is an informational meeting for incoming homeroom parents in September. We review roles and responsibilities, answer questions, and offer tips to help make the assignment easy and fun!
It's easy to support our school through your everyday shopping - even groceries and gasoline! A portion of each sale earns money for our school, and you earn a rebate on your tuition!
Volunteers are needed to sell cards outside the school office certain days and monthly after Masses, and to pick up cards from area merchants. For additional information, contact the committee chair.
K4 Social - August
The K4 social is for new QP K4 families to meet and get to know classmates and their families. Generally held in the first few weeks of school, the school and family association sponsors this pizza party for the K4 children, their parents, and siblings. The association needs volunteers to help with set up and clean up.
Assist Parish with the Parish Festival - September
The well-attended parish festival is usually the third Saturday in September and offers live music, food and beverages, games, just-for-fun activities, and service activities. Members of the school and family association, education commission, and wellness committee staff the novelties tent, serving popcorn, snow cones, and ice cream. This a great school parent opportunity to support the parish by serving at this event.
K5 Potluck - September/October
In the fall, the 5K families meet on the QP playground/gathering space to play and socialize! Kids can play on the equipment, shoot hoops, draw with chalk, or blow bubbles while parents can chat. Families bring sides/desserts/drinks to pass, and pizza is delivered, courtesy of School and Family. After dinner, there are tables with simple crafts for the children to explore. Many of our kindergarten families are new to QP, so this is a great opportunity to meet new friends!
Winter Family Dance - January
This is a themed family dance usually held the Friday evening of Catholic Schools’ Week (late January – early February). We need volunteers to help with set-up, decorating, clean up, and concessions. For additional information or to volunteer, contact the committee chair.
Adult Trivia Night - March
Come join the fun and test your knowledge at trivia night! This is a relaxed evening focused on getting QP parents together to have fun and some adult time. Sign up as a team of eight, a partial team, as an individual, or pair looking for a team.
Incoming K4/K5 Visit/Parent Coffee - April
Incoming K4 and K5 students will have a short classroom visit to help familiarize them with their new school. While they are having fun exploring the classroom and meeting new friends, parents can visit with current school parents to form friendships and ask questions.
Field Day - May/June
Field day is a day of games, food, and fun for the entire student body. This celebration is at the end of the year, and all participate as a single community in team-building exercises led by the graduating 8th grade class. The middle school teachers help prepare lunch for everyone. For additional information or to volunteer, contact the committee chair.
The S & F board meets monthly during the school year, usually on the second Thursday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. beginning in mid to late August. Board meetings are open to all parents, faculty, and staff.