THE january 17 PARENT PULSE
Main Entrance Moved to the Sullivan Center on the West Side
With the opening of the new Lannon Learning Commons, the school’s main entrance has officially moved to the west side of the building at the Sullivan Center entrance. All visitors to the school are asked to use this entrance. We will no longer be using the east side, Administration entrance as a guest entrance. Students may enter and exit the building at the Sullivan Center, Heider, and old Administration entrances before and after school. The Heider Center entrance will only be accessible for special events.
Parents can use the west entrance when meeting with the high school office, admissions, dean of students, campus ministry, counseling and student support services. You may also drop off items for your son at this entrance with Donna Smith our receptionist. Any notes or forms for the dean’s office that do not require a conversation with the dean or his staff can be left at the main desk, as well.
There is a young man at Prep who is looking for a host family for the rest of the semester, if there is anyone interested, please email Josh Luedtke or call him at 402-548-3872. Thanks.
Financial Aid Applications Due March 1
A reminder that all financial aid applications and supporting financial documentation for the 2020-2021 school year are due March 1 and will be processed through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. (If you have already submitted an application for the 2020-2021 school year, thank you!)
To apply for financial aid, click HERE. If you need assistance completing the FACTS application, please email Jacqui Warren, call 402-548-3859 or speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-441-4637.
Donate Household Items for a Refugee Family’s Home
Prep and Marian are working with a local agency called Restoring Dignity to do a home makeover project for a Karenni refugee family living in Omaha.
Campus Ministry is collecting furniture and household items for the family over the next three weeks and we will volunteer on Saturday, February 1 to clean, organize and move the furniture and household items for this family.
Learn more about the family we are helping, and sign up to donate an item. Items can be dropped off in the Campus Ministry Office. Students who would like to volunteer can contact Dave Lawler in that office. Thanks for your generosity!
Help Make BASH Is Golden a Success
Bash Is Golden "Celebrating 50 Years of Building A Scholastic Heritage" will be held in the Heider Center at Creighton Prep on Saturday, April 25, just 99 days away as of Friday, January 17.
The monies raised during BASH are a key component in our ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone and to provide $2.5 million annually in financial assistance to approximately 52 percent of our students.
BASH is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the Prep community!
How can you participate?
Donate an Auction Item
Donate a gift or make a monetary donation to support the live auction, silent auction or eBASH (online) auction. Gifts of all varieties and sizes are needed and appreciated! Popular gift categories include:
Themed gift baskets
Donate a gift on your own or go in with other families for a larger item.
To donate an auction item, email Amy Knight or click HERE. The auction donation deadline is February 10.
If you’re unsure what to donate, members of the BASH team have created a SignUpGenius page to make it easy for you. Click HERE to get started!
Attend the Patron Party
Saturday, April 4 at the home of Prep parents Missi and John Schembari.
A great event where Prep supporters gather in advance of BASH.
Details on registering will be communicated in a future Parent Pulse.
Buy or Sell Raffle Tickets
Help us sell raffle tickets for a grand prize drawing of $10,000.
Tickets are $100, 3 for $250, 7 for $500 or 15 for $1000.
Tickets go on sale January 25.
Contact Amy Knight for more info.
Purchase a Catalog Advertisement
Advertise your business in our BASH Is Golden 2020 catalog.
A variety of opportunities are available for businesses of all sizes.
Click HERE to purchase a catalog advertisement.
The catalog advertising deadline is March 16.
We rely on hundreds of volunteers to make BASH a success.
Get involved at Prep and meet great people!
Sign up now.
If you have questions, email Amy Knight or call 402-548-3858.
BASH is a big undertaking, but with the help of our Prep community members, we come together each year to put together a successful event in support of our students – and have a little fun along the way!
We look forward to partnering with you.
Sophomore Parent PSAT College Meeting – Tuesday, January 21
Starting at 6:30 p.m. in the commons, Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark will meet with sophomore parents to discuss the college process, course selection for next year and PSAT results. The meeting will last approximately one hour.
Register for the Father-Son Mass & Breakfast – Sunday, January 26
This special annual event is for fathers and sons of the Prep community, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. Mass will be concelebrated by members of Prep’s Jesuit community.
All Prep fathers and sons are encouraged to attend, especially the members of the Class of 2023. Of particular concern to us is the student who may not have a father at home. We encourage him to come with a brother, uncle, grandfather or another student and his father.
Sunday, January 26 at 10 a.m.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center
The Windsor Ballroom
12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance)
$22 per person
Click HERE to register online. Or return a check to Creighton Prep 7400 Western Avenue Omaha, NE 68114. In order to confirm accommodations with the caterer, all reservations must be received by January 22.
Click HERE to download the event flyer.
Register for Mom Prom 2020 – Sunday, February 9
This 37th annual event is a Creighton Prep tradition. It's also an opportunity for Prep mothers and sons to spend an evening together and raise money for the April post prom party.
Sunday, February 9
CHI Health Center - 455 North 10th Street
Attire: Cocktail attire for moms, Prep formal dress for the boys.
5 p.m. social hour.
6 p.m. dinner.
7 p.m. dancing.
Winning raffle tickets drawn during dessert so bring cash for great prizes.
Order and prepay for photos from Jeremy Johnson Photography.
Use passcode CPMS.
Website open for orders until 11:59 p.m. that evening.
Portraits taken at Mom Prom from 5-9 p.m.; selfie photo booth also available.
See the postcard invitation that parents will receive.
Register for CP Trivia Night – Friday, February 21
Register your table of eight now for this fun annual event in the commons! (Cost: $240.)
Social hour at 6 p.m.; questions at 7 p.m.
Participants must be 21.
Festive tables and costumes highly encouraged but not required. (No decorations beyond the sides of the table or obscuring views of the podium.)
Bring your own food and beverages. (A small supply of beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase.)
Seating limited to the first 50 teams that have paid in full.
Email Nolan Searl ’09 or call 402-393-1190 Ext. 3312 for more information.
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony – Monday, March 9
Creighton Prep is proud to recognize alumni, coaches and supporters for outstanding contributions to the athletic program at the school. Their commitment, achievement and sense of sportsmanship set the standard for the young athletes who follow in their footsteps today.
On Monday, March 9, you are cordially invited to the Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony in the Sullivan Center, recognizing the 2020 Hall of Fame honorees:
Joe George '68
Jim Jacobsen '69
John Bendon '78 +
Greg Barrios '86
Tom Beck ‘84
1980 Football Team
1981 Baseball Team
On that night, please join us for a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m. Parking will be available in the west lot.
Tickets are $60 per person. Click HERE to register.
To nominate a former Creighton Prep athlete, coach, contributor or team for consideration to a future Athletic Hall of Fame class, click HERE.
Support Coaches vs. Cancer
Creighton Prep is pleased once again to participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer campaign throughout the month of January to benefit the American Cancer Society. Donate online to help this worthy cause. Thank you!
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