February 9, 2010

Kindergarten Informational Session and Round-up Last Week

Kindergarten Informational Sessions and Round-up were last week.  Please contact the school office if you missed them, (563) 391-3030.

Preschool and Daycare Registration

Three, four, and five year old preschool and daycare registration has begun and waiting lists have begun for some classes.  Spots can go fast so don’t delay registration.  Click HERE for a church bulletin from a couple of weekends ago that contains an insert with more information.

AHS Production of Freaky Friday

Save the Date for the Assumption Knight Players’ production of Freaky Friday, a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic!  When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.  Performances are on March 6th and 7th at 7:00 p.m. and March 8th at 2:00 p.m..  Tickets available at http://www.showtix4u.com   or at the door.

Screenagers Movie

Are you watching kids scroll through life with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? The award-winning film, SCREENAGERS, probes into the vulnerable corners of family life to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.  www.screenagersmovie.com.

Hosted by Navigating Technology Together, a parent support group started at St. Paul’s and now open to all Catholic school families.  The movie will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11th at St. Paul’s Denning Hall with the doors open at 6:00 p.m.  Babysitting is available at $5 per family.  For other questions, please email them to spsntt@gmail.com.

Policy Committee

Each year, an ad hoc committee of parents, staff, and board members examine about 1/3 of the policies in the student handbook and make recommendations to the school board.  Included in this year’s policies to review will be the student discipline policy (is there something other than detentions that we should have as consequences for misbehaviors, for example), the technology and acceptable use policy, and our annual review of our four dress code policies.  We typically meet 2-3 times and choose a date/time that will work for the most people.  If you would like to be a part of this spring’s policy committee or have feedback regarding something in our handbook, please contact me via email.

Highlighted Upcoming Events

Feb 10:  JFK Skate Night at the Eldridge Skate Park

Feb 14:  Red, White, Pink Out of Uniform Day

Feb 17:  Presidents’ Day – No Classes.  ECLC open.

Feb 20:  End of 3rd Mid-Quarter.  Parent University.

Feb 21-23:  Men’s CEW

Feb 23-25:  Parish Mission.  Attend one or all three sessions.  Sunday’s session is at 3:00.  Monday’s and Tuesday’s sessions are at 7:00 p.m.

Feb 26:  Ash Wednesday Masses at 7 and 8:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Feb 27:  QC Veterans’ Outreach Center Out of Uniform Day (Decades Day)

Feb 28:  JFK Reconciliation

OLV parish bulletin:  Click HERE or use the following link/url: https://www.olvjfk.com/olv/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/02/February-9-2020.pdf

JFK Moms & Dads

If you are not a member of our JFK Moms & Dads Facebook page, I would encourage you to ask Angie Hillebrand in the school office to add you.  With more back and forth postings, it has a different feel than our more formal, official page.  We do try to make sure everything stays positive and upbeat, but that’s usually not an issue.  This week’s postings on JFK Moms & Dads included photos from the middle school mixer, photos from honor choir, a question about the first day of school next year, and postings about why parents have their kids at JFK.

Sleep Pattern Must Be Messed Up

I think my sleep pattern is messed up.  On Friday and Saturday nights, usually after a brief “nap” at about 8:00 p.m., I usually stay up until after 10:30 p.m., which is late for me.  I often feel that I don’t want the day to end!  Then, I also wake up early on Saturday and Sunday mornings when I could be sleeping in. I don’t get it!  On weekdays, I often find myself going to bed before 10:00 p.m. and getting up around 5:30 a.m.  On these weekdays, with even more sleep time than on weekends, I find it harder to get up in the morning and seem more tired in the evening.  Something must be wrong with me!

Please help your children establish regular bedtime routines and sleep habits.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children 3 to 5 years of age get 10-13 hours of sleep, children 6-12 get 9-12 hours of sleep, and teenagers 13-18 get 8-10 hours of sleep.  The group also recommends that screen time end 30 minutes before bedtime, and no TVs, computers, tablets, cell phones, etc. should be in children’s bedrooms.