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School & Family

School & Family

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&F events, activities, fundraising and volunteering. Parent involvement and participation in S&F events is necessary to maintain and expand academic and extracurricular opportunities. Volunteer with S&F; what better way to meet other families and have fun?

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.


This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad

Psalm 118



Enrichment activities

Artist 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.

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. 

Class Coordinators
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 FACTS 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!


Fundraising Events

Adult Social - November
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.

Book Fair - 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 online, please visit the Scholastic website.

Fun Run - April
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. 

Knights on the Green Community Golf Event
This event takes place each June at Hawks Landing Golf Club. In conjunction with our Athletics Association and our Alumni Organization, this event raises money through golf, games and sponsors.


Parish & School Socials

Ignite Fest - September
Ignite Fest offers live music, food trucks, games, just-for-fun activities, and service activities. This a great school parent opportunity to support the parish by serving at this event.

K4 Popsicles on the Playground - September
In the fall, the K4 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. School & Family provides popsicles for all to enjoy!

K5 Potluck - September
In the fall, the K5 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. 

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.

Pancake Breakfast - February
Enjoy Queen of Peace Parish's famous pancakes, sausage and applesauce, as you share breakfast with the community!

Adult Trivia Night 
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.

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.

Outdoor Movie Night - July
This fun event gathers our entire community for a movie under the stars! Games and Concessions are also part of the fun!



2023-24 S&F Members

Betsy Gerhardt
Sean Lynch
Mary Moothart
Izzy Nellen
Cecilia Robat
Chris Urchell
Emari Wydick
Katie Zumwalde


Raise Right purchases generate revenue for the school and parish. Raise Right fundraising gift cards are the same gift cards you would normally purchase from a retailer in your local area, and they work the same way. Our parishioners and school families purchase Scrip for full face value and receive full face value at time of use. Rebates are offered by the merchants vary, but range from 2% to 17%. A few are even higher!

This year we are highlighting the RAISE RIGHT app. The app allows you to purchase a gift card right on your phone, and have the store scan the bar code at checkout. No cards, no fuss, and an easy way to support QP!