Scott County Catholic Schools Mass for 2nd-12th Graders Thursday
Thursday is the Scott County Catholic Schools Mass for 2nd-12th graders. The Mass is at 9:30 in Assumption’s gym. Please return the permission slip so your child may attend. Parents are welcome to attend as well.
Tuition Contracts for K-8 to be Mailed this Week, Preschool and Childcare Registration Underway
Tuition contracts for next year’s K-8 students will be mailed this week. Please return them with the registration fee as soon as possible so we can make plans for next year, and you can have the advantage of the discounted registration fee.
Some of our classes for 3, 4, and 5 year old preschool and/or childcare already have waiting lists forming for next school year. Register now while the classes that meet your family’s schedule still have openings.
New Schedules Going Well
One week of the new schedules seems to have gone well. More proximate changes to the remainder of our school year calendar are summarized below, and our website calendar has been updated with these and the remaining changes.
- Starting Monday, March 4th, the JFK K-8 student day will be 10 minutes longer in the afternoon with bus transportation. Our bell time will be 7:25-2:50. This schedule is DIFFERENT than the DCSD, which is also adding 10 minutes at the front of the day. For those students who ride the bus in the morning, expect a 10 minute earlier pick up time as we cannot control the bus times. We will supervise bus riders at JFK at the earlier time but not start classes for everyone until 7:25.
- Beginning Wednesday, March 6th there will be no early release on Wednesdays for the remainder of the school year. The K-8 bell time will be 7:25-2:50. There will be bus transportation. Again, morning bus riders should expect the bus route to be 10 minutes earlier.
- JFK will not have classes on Good Friday or Easter Monday. This is DIFFERENT than the DCSD ,which is going to school on Easter Monday. The Triduum is the most important part of the liturgical year in the Church. It ought to be recognized as such in a Catholic school and allow ample time for families to gather to celebrate the Resurrection. JFK will not have classes on either Good Friday or Easter Monday.
- April 5th is the new end of the 3rd quarter. There is a two hour early dismissal for K-8. JFK’s bell time will be 7:25-12:50 with bus transportation.
- Starting Monday, Marth 4th, preschool morning classes for four year olds will change to 7:25-10:30 a.m. Afternoon classes will change to 11:45-2:50. Each class is 3:05 in length, and morning drop off and afternoon pick up will still match K-8. There are no changes for 3 year old preschool classes.
- Beginning Wednesday, March 6th the Wednesday schedule will be the same as the other days of the week. Preschool classes for four year olds will be 7:25-10:30 a.m., and afternoon classes will be 11:45-2:50.
- JFK will not have classes on Good Friday or Easter Monday. This is DIFFERENT than the DCSD ,which is going to school on Easter Monday. The Triduum is the most important part of the liturgical year in the Church. It ought to be recognized as such in a Catholic school and allow ample time for families to gather to celebrate the Resurrection. JFK will not have classes on either Good Friday or Easter Monday. For this year only, ECLC is open on Easter Monday.
- April 5th is the new end of the 3rd quarter. Due to the two hour early dismissal for K-8, there are no afternoon preschool classes.
Green/White Out of Uniform Dress Day
Friday, March 22nd is Green/White Out of Uniform Day. Usually we have a green out of dress day in relation to St. Patrick’s Day, but with it being on the weekend, we’ll have a green/white out of uniform day on Friday.
Did you catch a leprechaun at your house? We tried several times at our house but were never successful. The leprechaun was always too wily!
New JFK Video
Our first draft of a new video highlighting the JFK Difference is available: JFK Difference. The video is available through multiple routes on our website. The easiest one is under the “JFK Difference” tab.
Tuition Tax Credit
Don’t forget to take advantage of the Iowa “tuition tax credit.” For the first $1,000 spent on each dependent’s education, $250 in tax credits are available on your Iowa taxes. No special forms are required any more. Please remember when doing the calculations, however, that the tax/calendar year actually splits two different school years with different tuition rates.
Staff Leaving JFK
It was hard to think about plants when I woke up this morning, and snow was covering the ground. However, by the end of the day, the ground was starting to be seen again. It really must be spring! It’s time, then, to get my plants ordered through the JFK/OLV plant sale.
Last year’s flowers looked amazing in my back yard, and this photo was early in the growing season!
Color brochures were sent home before spring break. One can also order online at Janet’s Jungle. Orders are due by April 3rd. Pick up is at JFK on May 1st and 2nd.
Bulletin Link: March 17, 2019