May 26, 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:

Special Dress Days

It seems as if this school year is going on forever.  Let’s put a little fun into our days with some special theme days.  (Tops will need to meet the out of uniform guidelines, and because it’s not fun when everyone is trying to determine whether one’s shorts are too short, we’ll stick with our uniform bottoms.)

Tuesday, May 28:  Regular uniform dress day.  We don’t want to leave anyone out that didn’t get the message!

Wednesday, May 29:  Mass.  Regular uniform dress day

Thursday, May 30:  Lollipop Day.  Wear a uniform or non-uniform shirt in a color that matches your favorite color of lollipop.  Regular uniform bottoms are required.  Eighth graders will not participate in this theme day as they already have a special dress day for their time at the Outing Club.

Friday, May 31:  Sunglasses.  The sun will be bright (we hope!).  Wear your sunglasses along with your regular school uniform.

Monday, June 3:   Silly Socks.  Wear silly socks along with your regular school uniform.

Tuesday, June 4:  Sports Day.  Wear a shirt, hat, and/or wrist band to support your favorite team.  Regular uniform bottoms are required.

Wednesday, June 5:  Field day.  Homerooms/grade levels often have special themes themselves.

Thursday, June 6:  Mass.  Regular uniform dress day

Candy Bar Sale Makes About $5,000

Whoops!  I reported the expenses figure rather than the net income figure last week for the candy bar sales.  Our gross revenue was about $14,000.  Expenses were about $9,000, leaving about $5,000 as the net earned.  That’s still amazing, especially at this time of year!  Thanks to all of our sellers and Angie Hillebrand for organizing this sale for us.

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.

One Last Home & School Activity

Family Movie Night:  Friday, May 31st.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the movie will start around 7:00 p.m.  Featured movie: LEGO MOVIE 2.  Cost:  $5 per person (age 3 and under is free) for the hotdog, chips, drink, and bag of popcorn.  We will also have an ice cream sundae bar available, face painting and a few games.  Come join us for one last night of family fun before we leave for the summer!!!

6th and 7th Grade Science News

Seventh graders learned about migration and the importance of wetlands through a unique version of hopscotch!


6th graders learned about physical science/physics.  Who needs to use a virtual reality headset to learn

about an egg drop when you can just do it yourself?

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.

Time to Return Library Books

As we approach the end of the school year, please have your students return their school library books.  We will now no longer be checking out materials but trying to get them all back.  Currently, there are about 140 or more books checked out of our library.  At a conservative estimate of about $10 per book, we want to make sure they all come back to us!

Bulletin Link:   May 26, 2019