December 2015
The Griffin Den
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2015-2016 Annual Fund Update

When you give a gift to QPHS, of any amount, you can truly make a difference in the life of our students.

As the year comes to an end, we ask that you consider keeping Queen of Peace in your year-end giving.

To make your tax deductible gift, please visit today. Thank you in advance for your support, it is greatly appreciated.

Alumni Reception at Rod's Olde Irish Tavern

Queen of Peace High School cordially invites all alumni living in the South Jersey area to join your fellow alumni for this networking event hosted by the Queen of Peace Development Office.  For more information please visit

Thursday, December 10, 2015
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Rod's Olde Irish Tavern
507 Washington Blvd.
Sea Girt, NJ

Here is who is attending so far:

Mr. James Tanella '50
Mrs. Virginia M. Hewitson '54
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Ward '56
Mr. Patrick Honey III '60
Mr. Robert Phelan '61
Mr. John N. Stone '61
Mr. Donald W. Lane '66
Mr. Alan Tramutoli '66
Mrs. Patricia Tramutoli '67
Mr. James Cosgrove Jr. '74
Mr. Kevin J. Carlin Esq. '75
Mr. Anthony V. D'Elia Esq. '75
Mr. John F. Verga Esq. '75
Ms. Karen Hodge '76
Mrs. Judie McCarthy '76
Mrs. Catherine Cosgrove-Francolino '82
Ms. Cynthia A. Kwiatkowski '83

Class of 1980 Reunion
The Class of 1980 held their 35th Reunion at  La Reggia in Secaucus, NJ on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

Special thanks to Irene Hunt and the rest of the reunion committee for putting together this great event.  Over 50 classmates attended the reunion.

If you are interested in holding a class reunion please contact Chris Hansen in the Development Office 201-998-8227 ext. 202 or email
First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
QPHS held its First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday, December 2.  The event featured performances by the Grammar School and High School choirs, solo performances by Precious Castanon '16, Jackie Santos '17 and Ms. Kooistra, a reenactment of the Birth of Jesus and, of  course, a visit from Santa Claus himself!  Students from the Queen of Peace Grammar School were in attendance and also took pictures with Santa and his elves.