January 7, 2018

Catholic Schools Week Video Contest

John F. Kennedy Catholic School and the other Catholic schools are sponsoring student video contests for Catholic Schools Week.  Prizes include Victory Vouchers (gift cards) and the possibility of the video being on our website and Facebook page.


  • Less than 1 minute in length
  • Supports this year’s CSW theme: “Catholic Schools:  Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
  • A video to be used on our website or Facebook page must only include students whose parents have given permission for such posting. (Done at the beginning of each school year.)
  • Multiple videos may be submitted by the same student(s).
  • Video should be on a USB flash drive.

Due Date:  January 11, 2018

Quarter Ends Thursday

The end of the second quarter is January 11th.  There is also a special 1:00 early dismissal that day.  There are no afternoon PS classes on the 11th.

Evening School Custodian/Janitor

We have an immediate opening for an evening custodian/janitor.  Primary duties are cleaning and interacting with others accessing the building during evening hours.  2:30-11:00 p.m. school days, and day shift hours when school is not in session, including summer and school breaks.  Abilities to work swiftly and efficiently on one’s feet all shift, lift at least 50 lbs, and operate cleaning equipment are required.  A letter, resume and references can be sent to me at chad.steimle@olvjfkmail.com or an application can be picked up at the school office.

Drop Off Reminder

That reminds me — only buses should be dropping students off on 42nd Street in the morning.  Cars should pull into the parking lot.  Please also allow ample time in the morning.  As the weather deteriorates, more and more families use the drop through lane, and traffic backs up.

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week will begin with the 4:30 all school weekend Mass on January 27th.  Mass attendance is expected.  Following Mass, Home & School is sponsoring a spaghetti supper and open house.  More details for all of Catholic Schools Week will be available after January 12th.

Trivia Night for JFK Band

Have you RSVP’d to Mr. Connors yet?  Our band boosters are hosting a trivia night on January 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  Eight people per table (adults only), $100 per table entry fee.  Feel free to bring your own snacks.  Beverages are available for purchase from the Knights of Columbus.

Skate Night

January 8th, 6-8 p.m.  Eldridge Skate Park

Parishioner Appreciation Dinner

OLV’s parish council is sponsoring a FREE parishioner appreciation dinner on Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Parish center doors open at 5:30, and food will begin to be served at 6:00 p.m.  Parish Council would like to thank all who perform service for our faith and school community, including those who serve on any standing or ad hoc parish or school committee, perform a liturgical role, help with faith formation or youth ministry, lead or help with a scout group, coach an athletic team, donate food, and on and on.  This ADULTS only event has no cost, but you are asked to RSVP to the parish office (563-391-4245).