Principal’s Post for April 24, 2022

ISASP Testing Begins Week of April 25

The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress for students in grades 3-8 begins on April 25th.  Students will want to have a good breakfast and plenty of rest before testing.  They will also need to have their CHARGED Chromebooks every day.  Chromebooks should be charged at home each evening.  There are few things worse than working on something on your computer, and it shuts down because of a low battery!

Discounted Registration Fees end April 30th

The last date for the discounted registration fee is now April 30th.  The return of the tuition contract and the registration fee, discounted for OLV parishioners and returning families from $150 to $100 per student when returned before May, is the formal enrollment process for 2022-23.  Please contact the school office or Fr. Jake right away if you did not receive your contract.  If you need a new one, please contact

Scott County Mass at AHS for Grades 2-12

The Mass for students in grades 2-12 in Scott County Catholic schools is on Wednesday.  Please send in your child’s permission slip.

Volunteers Needed

There are a few events coming up for which volunteers are needed:

  • Stage Set Up for Crusader Theater:  May 1st, 10-2 (or earlier) in the parish center
    • Contact for more information
  • Plant Sale:
    • Wednesday:  help unload the truck when it arrives sometime between 8-12
      • It really doesn’t take four hours to unload the truck, but we just don’t know exactly when it will arrive
    • Thursday:  3-4:30 (4 people are needed)
    • Friday:  3-4:30  (3 people are needed)
    • Saturday: 4:30 until clean up is finished (at least 2 people are needed)
    • Email Home & School at or to sign up
  • Web designer/engineer assistance:  Home & School is looking for someone who has some technology background and can help answer questions about and help navigate an online money raising platform.  If you think you might be able to help, email 
  • Home & School:  Home & School will have a general meeting on May 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the parish center.  There’s a great committee now, and more are always welcome.  Officers will also be selected.  (And, no, if you attend you will not automatically become an officer!)

Teacher Appreciation Week Is Fast Approaching 

Have your children help Home & School with the theme of the week by having each of your children complete the quick Google form: I Appreciate my Teacher… ( .

Free Water Bottles End on Friday

The last day that we will have free water bottles available for students is Friday.  The water fountains will be restored to working order sometime during this week.  Students are, as always, encouraged to bring their own water bottles to school.  We have three water bottle filling stations located in the school that are used quite regularly.

Pre-school and Daycare Registration

Registration for all sections of 3 year old preschool, 4/5 year old preschool, and ECLC is underway for all families.  There are a few morning and afternoon spots still left.

See the  K, pre-school, daycare roundup flyer, 2022

Upcoming Events

Keep an eye on the school calendar on our website.  It’s filling up with so many activities in April and May, it makes one’s head spin!

  • April 25-29:  Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress for grades 3-8
  • April 27:  SCCS Mass at AHS for grades 2-12.  AHS Info Knight.
  • April 28-30:  Plant Sale Pick Up
  • April 29:  Cookies and Dreams pop up sale during plant pick up.  Credit card sales only.
  • April 28:  First Communion practice
  • April 29:  Confirmation practice
  • April 30:  Confirmation
  • May 1:  First Communion
  • May 2:  Last date for pre-ordering Moe’s Cinco de Mayo Taco kits
  • May 5:  Pick up of taco kits (2:40-5:00 in the PC)
  • May 10:  Free entry to skate night at the Eldridge skate park (skate rental still required)
  • May 27:  Day of Awesomeness
  • June 2:  Field Day
  • June 3:  JFK Night at the River Bandits

Leaps & Bounds

JFK’s free summer Leaps & Bounds program still has some spots available in each of the three sessions:  June 13-24, July 18-29, and August 1-12.  Registration is first-come, first-served.  To register, please contact Mrs. Temming at

3D Printing in 8th Grade

Beginning in May, our 8th grade students will be learning how to program our 3D printers to make board game pieces.  JFK has two 3D printers used in 8th grade science classes.

Synod Listening Sessions

In a video the Vatican distributed regarding the world-wide synodal listening sessions, the Diocese of Davenport was used as one of four exemplars of the process.  OLV had about ten listening sessions, and JFK’s 8th graders had one of their own.  Thanks to all who are participating in the process!