April 28, 2019

Two Days Remaining for Discounted Registration and Priority Registration

There are only two days remaining to return your K-8 tuition contract for next school year and receive the discounted registration fee.  On May 1st, the discount no longer applies.  May 1st also marks the end of priority registration for parishioners and those already enrolled in JFK or Guardian Angel Preschool.  At that time, all registration is first come, first served, and we may be looking at a waiting list in at least one grade and some preschool classes.

Rosary Themed Project by Playground

We need about $300 more for a rosary themed area behind the school near the playground.  The labor, mulch, bench, and about $800 has already been donated.  We need about $1,100 for the plants and stone.  If interested in helping fund this special project, please put your donation in an envelope marked “Rosary Themed Project” and send it to the school office.  Thank you to everyone who has already donated!

Board of Education and Parish Council

The board of education has three spots open each year, and parish council has four spots.  The terms are for three years.  For more information, please contact me.

Gala on May 3rd

The Gala is on Friday.  Buy your tickets now!  Did you purchase a raffle ticket for $1,000 off your 2019-20 tuition?  Contact Angie H. in the school office for information.

Candy Bar Sale

With the loss of fundraisers over the last few years or the reduction in revenue, we thought we would try a low key candy bar sale with World’s Finest Chocolate.  The candy bar sale is very popular at Regina and some of the other Catholic schools in our diocese.  Students who have signed permission slips to sell the candy bars will receive them this week.  If you need another box, please send in the $60 and let Angie H. know in the office.  They shipped plenty of boxes!

First Communion on Sunday.  Out of Uniform on Monday

Congratulations to the second graders who received their First Communion on Sunday.  They can be out of uniform on Monday.

Home & School News

The last JFK Skate Night of the school year is Monday, April 29th at the Eldridge Skate Park.  The costume theme is disco.

The plant sale pickup is in the parish center from 2:00 – 7:00 on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please enter the doors near the playground and stop at the check-in table.  There will also be extra items available for purchase.

On the carpeted side of the parish center during the plant sale pickup is a USED uniform sale.

7/8 Spring Showcase

The 7th/8th grade spring showcase is on Tuesday.  We’ll have boomwhackers, bucket drumming, the choir, and the 8th grade class song.  Performances are at 1:15 and 7:00 p.m. in the gym.

Crusader Theater on May 10 and 11

“How I Met Your Mummy” will be performed by JFK’s 8th grade Crusader Theater on May 10 and 11.  Tickets are available now.  Please contact the school, Mrs. Bauer, or an 8th grade theater member for more information.

End of 4th Mid-Quarter May 8

May 8th is the end of the 4th mid-quarter.  Since the Easter break, we are actually in one of the longest uninterrupted periods of school.  We have a lot of school left.  Don’t let your students drift!

Project Jack

Fourth and 5th graders made fleece tie blankets last week to be donated to those in need.  The funds came from Project Jack, a pay-it-forward initiative started in honor of Jack Lindaman. He was a student at Alan Shepherd Elementary School who had spinal muscular atrophy. Thank you to the parents who came to help with this project and to Father Jake who blessed the blankets for us.

Position Open at JFK

School Counselor:  We will have a full-time school counselor position available for the 2019-20 school year.   Iowa licensure is required.  To apply for this position, please send a copy of one’s license, resume, letter of interest, and references to chad.steimle@olvjfkmail.com.

Bulletin Link: April 28, 2019

Chad