Let us run with endurance the race set before us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus
who is the author and finisher of our faith.
Hebrews 12: 1,2
November 12, 2021

Food Drive - Help us fill the shelves at the St. Peter Food Shelf by donating canned food and non-perishable items next week. Last day to drop off donations is Friday, November 19th.

Early Dismissal Day - Friday, November 19th is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 12:50 PM, and SAC will be closed.

Conference Meals - I am looking for two volunteers to take the lead with providing meals for the teachers for the evenings of the conferences. One person to organize a meal for November 18th, and one person to organize a meal for November 23rd. Please email me and let me know if you can take the lead with one of these or if you are interested in helping with the meals.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - There are conference confirmation letters in the Friday Folders today. These have your specific day and time(s) for conferences. Please review them and let the teachers know if you have questions or conflicts. These conferences are for teachers and parents. Unfortunately, no childcare will be available at the school these evenings.

Classroom Wishes - During conferences and the season of Advent, there will be a display in the school entrance with classroom wishes. Teachers (preschool through 6th grade) and specialists (music, PE/health, and library) have written their wishes on stars. If you would like to purchase an item for the classroom, please take the star. Purchase, wrap, and put a to/from tag on the gift and drop if off at the school on or before Monday, December 20th. Teachers and students will open gifts as part of their classroom parties on Tuesday, December 21st. This is optional, and remember the best gift you can give is prayer!

Challenge Grant - As of yesterday, 11-11-2021, we have raised about $13,000 of the $25,000 challenge grant goal. We are just over halfway there. Please spread the word to those may be interested in being part of this challenge. See below for more details about the grant.

Fundraising Statements - Please look in the Friday Folder today for a fundraising statement for your family (K-6 families only). These statements will include marathon donations and scrip rebates from June 1st to October 29th.

Christmas Program - Mark your calendar and spread the word, our program will be Thursday, December 16th at 6:30 PM and Friday, December 17th at 1:00 PM. Students in pre k (afternoon class) through 6th grade will in this year's program. Watch future newsletters for more details.

Blessings to you!

Colleen Wenner
507.931.2810
Mark Your Calendars

  • School Prayer Service - Wednesday, November 17th 8:15 AM - 5th Grade
  • School Mass - Thursday, November 18th 8:15 AM - 4th Grade
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday, November 18th and Tuesday, November 23rd
  • SAC is closed for the early dismissal day - Friday, November 19th
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break - November 24th-26th
  • First Sunday of Advent - November 28th
  • School Prayer Service - Wednesday, December 1st 8:15 AM - 1st Grade
  • First Reconciliation - Wednesday, December 1st in the evening - 2nd Grade
  • School Mass - Thursday, December 2nd 8:15 AM - 2nd Grade
  • Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, December 4th 8-11 AM
  • JIPAC Meeting - Tuesday, December 7th at 7:00 PM
  • School Mass - Immaculate Conception - Wednesday, December 8th 8:15 AM - 6th Grade
  • No School Mass on December 9th
  • Bingo at the Legion - Wednesday, December 15th
  • Christmas Program - Thursday, December 16th 6:30 PM and Friday, December 17th 1:00 PM
  • Gifts for the Classrooms (from wishing stars) due by Monday, December 20th
  • Classroom Christmas Parties - Tuesday, December 21st
  • No School - Christmas Break - December 22nd through January 2nd.

Even though lunches are free, please help us get the funding we need by completing the Lunch Benefits Application. Funds that nonpublic schools receive are based on students who qualify for lunch benefits. It doesn't matter whether you take the benefits or not. Information is submitted to Colleen and kept confidential.


Sign up to help during lunch.
Volunteers are especially needed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
By the Kindergarten Class



Our enrollment code: EELADC9L25212
An Exciting Opportunity!


Deadline 12/15/2021

As of Thursday afternoon, we have raised just over $10,000. Our goal is $25,000 so then our funds will get doubled by the Schulze Family Foundation which means a total of $50,000 for our school!!.

Here's how to sign up for AmazonSmile

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com.
  2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
  3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice.
  4. Select your charity. - CHURCH OF ST. PETER
COVID vaccines are not required. They are optional. Please consult with your health care providers.
If you decide to have your children get the vaccine, please email Colleen or send a copy of the vaccination to the school.
We will add this information to the student's health files.
Parent Advisory Committee Members:
Chris Mish, Becky Albrecht, Jen Schmidt,
Samantha Anderley, Doug Rykhus, and Ryan Clancy

Next Meeting
Tuesday, December 7th at 7:00 PM


John Ireland School is a Catholic community welcoming students of all faiths,
devoted to Gospel Values, Academic Excellence, and Christian Service.

Little Angels is a ministry of John Ireland School.
We are a preschool and pre-K program focused on faith and service which nurtures the whole child embracing individual talents and abilities in a welcoming, caring, and safe environment.