September 2015
The Griffin Den
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Stay connected with the Queen of Peace community.  Update your information and share any news with us.  We'll be sure to include your good news in later editions of the Griffin Den email and the Envoy.
October is Malta Month at QPHS

During the month of October, students will be learning about the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta and how the Order is involved here at Queen of Peace.  The Order of Malta is a lay religious order of the Roman Catholic Church with 13,000 members and relief operations worldwide. Today, as at its founding over 900 years ago, the Order is foremost a Hospitaller Order, with members personally providing hands-on assistance to the sick and the poor.
Alumni Update
QPHS appoints new members to the Board of Overseers

The Board of Overseers of Queen of Peace High School today announced the appointment of four new Board members.  The new board members are Kathleen A. Donovan, Esq. ’70; George Wallace, DPM, MBA ’72; Michael S. Carucci, Esq. ’01; and Rev. Salvatore DiStefano, Ed.D., Ch.D.  These appointments continue the Board’s effort to broaden its membership to reflect the regional appeal of QPHS and strengthen the Board’s expertise in financial and operating matters.   The appointments are for three year terms.

Dr. Richard J. Wolff, K.J., Chairman of the Board of Overseers, and Monsignor William J. Fadrowski, Ch.M., Pastor and President of QPHS, said:  “We are very pleased that such a highly qualified and talented set of individuals have accepted our invitation to join the Board of Overseers.  Under the new principal, the High School is on a strong upward trajectory, and these new Board members will certainly add momentum to our efforts.”

Members of the Senior Class Participate in Grow-a-Row
On Thursday, September 24, members of the Senior Class participated in Grow-a-Row, a New Jersey non-profit dedicated to providing fresh, healthy produce to those in need.  The Seniors harvested cabbages with the help of Fr. Scott and Mrs. Rodriguez.  For more information on Grow-a-Row, go to .
  Mauricio Helena '16 & Giulia Gargano '16
Rachel Rodriguez '16
Fr. Scott Attanasio '87
Nara Rodriguez & 
Fr. Scott Attanasio '87

Christian Reyna '16
Members of the Class of 2016
Save the Date!
Pocketbook Bingo - Friday, November 13
Sixth Annual CYO Alumni Basketball Game and Reunion
When: Saturday November 21, 2015
(Always the Saturday before Thanksgiving)
Where: Queen of Peace High School
4:00 pm - Game Time (Doors open at 3)
7:00 pm - Post Game Party and Dance with Tom Pimpinelli and the Corporate Security Band.

Who: Family, Friends and all Past and Present CYO Members. All proceeds to benefit the CYO Scholarship Fund in the memory of Timothy Nolan '77 , a program setup to aid 8th grade CYO members planning on attending QPHS next year. In the past 5 years, the program was able to grant 33 scholarships thanks to your generosity. Call a couple of classmates for a QP reunion!
A fun game consisting of players and coaches from the past 40 years.        
 Donation: $25.00 per person.

Any questions, please contact Fr. Scott 201-997-0700 or Ed Foster at
Alumni Night - Friday, October 16
Join the Class of 1965 at the QPHS vs. Emerson Football Game on October 16 as they are recognized for celebrating  their 50th Reunion.  Any alum interested in attending, please contact Chris Hansen at

Tailgating at the school begins at 4:00 PM.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be served.
Alumni Reception at Hilton Head Island, SC

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

Thursday, October 8, 2015
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Wise Guys Steakhouse
1513 Main Street
Hilton Head Island, SC

Upcoming Reunions
Class of 1965 50th Reunion
The Class of 1965 will be holding a 50th Reunion at The Manor in West Orange, NJ on
October 15, 2015.

Tickets are $115 per person. Your  RSVP and check can be mailed to:

Mr. John Doherty
25 East Grimaldi Drive
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Checks should be made payable to QP Class of 1965 50th Reunion

Class of 1975, 1976 & 1977 Reunion

The Classes of 1975, 1976 & 1977 are holding a joint reunion.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
7:00-11:00 PM

Michael's Riverside
528 Riverside Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ

Click here to register online

Class of 1980 35th Reunion

 The Class of 1980 will be holding a 35th Reunion at
La Reggia in Secaucus, NJ on November 28, 2015.

Tickets are $85 per person.

Your RSVP and check can be mailed to:

Queen of Peace High School
Class of 1980 Reunion
191 Rutherford Place
North Arlington, NJ 07031

Click here for more info & to purchase your tickets online
Class of 2005 Reunion

The Class of 2005 will be holding a 10 Year Reunion at San Carlo in Lyndhurst on November 27.

Tickets are $85 per person.

Your RSVP can be mailed directly to:

Queen of Peace High School
Class of 2005 Reunion
191 Rutherford Place
North Arlington, NJ 07031

Click here for more info & to purchase your tickets online
2015-2016 Annual Fund

Queen of Peace High School is dedicated to Faith, Family and Future.  Through ongoing curriculum enhancements, technological upgrades, service and leadership projects, sportsmanship based athletics, performing and fine arts opportunities and spiritual awareness and guidance, we have consistently stayed true to our mission of Catholic education that serves each student and leads them towards success.

The Annual Fund was established to assist the school in financing general needs that tuition alone cannot provide.  Gifts to the Annual Fund are Unrestricted and are dedicated to areas of greatest need within the school.  Today marks the beginning of this year’s Annual Fund.

To help keep the rising cost of tuition as low as possible, your gift may be used for:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Scholarships
  • Athletic Programs
  • Student Services
  • Student Technology
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • Building Maintenance

We invite you today to join us in reaching our 2015-2016 Annual Fund goal of $250,000.