Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service: Catholic School’s Week, 2015, brings with it much excitement and fun as we celebrate our 52nd year of imparting Faith, Knowledge, and the importance of Service to every student who has graced our halls! Faith, Knowledge, and Service… simply put, are the reasons for our existence as a Catholic school. The Faith aspect begins with the deep roots/traditions of our Parish and Parishioners who care about and support our Parish School in every way, and extends to our parents, both Catholic and non-Catholic, who choose for their child, a school such as OLQP, to teach the values, beliefs, and traditions that are so important to Catholic, Christian people everywhere! The concept of Service is such an important part of our Faith! Our students continually are serving others through their letters and cards to those in the military, their visits to the residents at the Bethalto Care Center, their drives and collections for the food pantries and the needy in the area, their desire to help those in other parts of the world, and the way in which they treat and respect all others. Knowledge: Because we are a small school with small class sizes, 14:1 teacher/student ratio, every student receives the individual attention he/she needs to reach his/her maximum potential. Our perfect combination of ‘traditional’ methods of teaching coupled with progressive instructional technology and methods, is proven to produce results of which all of us are so proud! The proof lies in the scores our students get on the yearly standardized tests taken in the Fall. This year we will be celebrating our Catholic School in a number of ways throughout Catholic School’s Week:
Sunday, January 25: 9:00-12:00-Open House in the school. All are invited to see what we are all about, and why we are so successful!
Monday, Jan. 26: School Spirit Assembly led by our Drill team.
Tuesday, Jan. 27: All students will enjoy bowling at Airport Bowl
Wednesday, Jan. 28: Special Person’s Day. Students invite a special person to eat lunch with them and be with them in their classroom for a period of time.
Thursday, Jan. 29: OLQP students ‘Take their hats off to Christ.” Students wear any hat they want to school on that day.
Friday, Jan. 30: Special children’s 8:30 AM Mass. Wildbird Sanctuary assembly.
All of us at Our Lady Queen of Peace are so excited to celebrate Catholic School’s Week, 2015! Anyone is welcome to drop by our open house on Sunday, January 25th, to see what we are all about!! We are strong, we are proud, we are OLQP…the place to be!