May 19, 2019

Summer Programming at JFK

Vacation Bible School:  Our Lady of Victory invites Children to Roar VBS: Life is wild, God is good.  At Roar VBS (Vacation Bible School), kids discover that even though life gets wild, God is good.  Roar is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste!  Sciency-Fun-Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life.  Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings.®

Roar is for kids entering kindergarten to those entering 5th grade.   Roar VBS will be held July 22-26 and will run from 8:30 am to 11:30 am each day. Cost to attend is $25.  Click HERE for the registration form or us the following link/url:

For more information, call Jennifer Wemhoff at 563-391-8384.

Leaps & Bounds:  Summer sessions focusing on reading and math for students currently in kindergarten – 5th grade.  Student to teacher ratio is 7:1 or lower.  There are three two-week sessions available.  Sign up for one, two, or all three sessions.  A minimum number of students is needed to financially support each session so sign up now.  Click HERE or use the following link/url:

Summer Book Club:  Does your child love to read? Is he/she looking for a great book to read this summer?  Are you looking for that book to inspire your child to love reading? Maybe you want your child to have some scheduled reading time and group discussion.  The summer book club options are open to students entering 3rd-8th grade in the fall.  Option one is twice a week for four weeks, and option two meets every day for one week.  Click HERE for more information or use the following link/url:  A minimum of three students is needed for each grade level time slot.

Instrumental Lessons:  Don’t put away the musical instrument for the whole summer!  Mr. Connors offers instrumental music lessons over the summer.  Dates and times can be individually arranged.  Click HERE or use the following link/url:

One-on-One Tutoring:  Mrs. Burke and Mrs. Fox are offering one-on-one tutoring over this summer.  Dates and times can be arranged individually during most mornings.  Click HERE for more information or use the following link/url:

Candy Bar Sale Makes About $9,000

Wow!  The candy bar sale looks like it will net about $9,000 for the school.  That’s amazing!  Thanks to all of our sellers and Angie Hillebrand for organizing this sale for us.

Thanks for Serving on the Board of Education and Parish Council

I’d like to thank our outgoing Board of Education members:  Pat Archer and Sara Langrehr.  Pat served two full terms (six years) and was board president for a number of those years.  Sara served since 2016 as a fill in twice for other members who were not able to fulfill full terms.

New members or re-appointed members to the board of education are Ann Craig (first term), Chad Hagerman (first term), Lucas Roth (second term), and Lisa Snider (second term).

New parish council members are Shawn Atwater, Amanda Clarke, Denny Prior, and Brian Rappel.

Thank you all for serving.

Additional Holy Fire 6th Grade Parent Meeting

We had an amazing experience with 7th grade students last year at Holy Fire-Chicago.  Holy Fire is a day long mini-NCYC experience for middle school youth.  We will again be using this awesome retreat experience for 7th graders next fall.  Evan Brankin is hosting an additional information meetings for 6th grade parents:  May 21st at 5:15 in the youth room in the rectory basement.

Applications for Financial Assistance Due June 30th

The deadline for returning families to apply for financial assistance and receive consideration for full amounts is June 30th.  Click HERE for the direct link for the online application.

Altar Server Training

Students going into 4th grade and up next year are invited to attend Altar Server training on Saturday, June 8th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the church.  At least one parent needs to attend as well to complete the necessary paperwork.  If you have questions, please call the parish office at 391-4245.

Home & School News

Home & School board members are needed for next school year.  Andrea Schuster would be glad to answer any of your questions.

Our last H & S meeting is May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the parish center.  Share your thoughts about this past year, brainstorm ideas for the future, and prepare the budget for next year.

Family Movie Night: May 31st, time TBA.  Lego Movie 2 will be the featured show.

Amazing Band Concert

The band concert was amazing.  It’s always a treat to hear how far the 5th graders progress in a year and how far students can progress from 5th grade to the 7th/8th grade spring concert.  Judging from the sound of the 4th graders playing their recorders, there’s another group of hard-working musicians ready to step into the program next year!

Field Day Volunteers

We are in need of field day volunteers!  If you can help on June 5, please contact Sara Tilkens.

Calendar Gets Full in the Spring

As we get closer to the summer, the school calendar seems to get fuller!  Please stay tuned in to building wide news and grade/homeroom news from the teachers.  You don’t want to miss anything!

Our last day of preschool classes is June 5th.

Our last day of K-8 classes is June 6th.  Dismissal time is at 12:50.  There is after school care available.

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

Bulletin Link:   May 19, 2019