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Classes Canceled on Friday, January 18 Due to Weather

Classes are canceled at Creighton Prep on Friday, January 18 due to the weather. When they resume on Tuesday, we will be on a B day schedule followed on Wednesday by a C day schedule that begins at the regular 8 a.m. start time (no late start). Only designated staff need to report to school on Friday.

Please stay tuned to the Prep website, email, Canvas and local media outlets for additional information, and remember that when an announcement is made concerning all parochial or Catholic schools through the local media, that announcement includes Prep.

When Weather Conditions Could Affect The School Schedule

When weather conditions could affect the school schedule, information will be communicated through local media and SchoolMessenger, our emergency notification text, phone and email system. When an announcement is made concerning all parochial or Catholic schools through the local media, that announcement includes Creighton Prep. Specifically, Prep follows the lead of the Catholic Schools Office regarding weather cancellations and delays, and they mirror Omaha Public Schools.

Normally we use the single announcement to cooperate with other school officials who have made a careful study of pending weather/road conditions, and to keep the message uniform for all listeners. Parents may keep a student home if weather conditions from their particular area to school are judged to be unsafe. In these instances, please notify the Dean of Students Office.  

If school is canceled due to inclement weather or another reason, the daily schedule may be adjusted to account for the lost periods of instruction. Please use the following guide to determine the next day’s schedule.

  • If the cancelled day is a “C” day, no adjustment will be made.
  • If the cancelled day is an “A” day, the following “B” day will be replaced with a “C” day.
  • If the cancelled day is a “B” day, the following day will be a “B” day followed by a “C” day. The normal schedule is resumed after these two days.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Donate An Old Cell Phone or iPad

Freshman Aidan Morey is working on an Eagle Scout project to collect old cell phones and iPads to help women and soldiers in need, and you can help by donating one or both items.

Some of the donated phones will be converted into 911 phones and distributed to women who are under duress as they prepare to leave the Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Shelter. Other donated phones will be recycled in favor of calling cards that will be given to deployed soldiers of the United States Armed Forces. The iPads will be recycled.

If you would like to donate an old cell phone and/or iPad, please drop them off in the Dean of Students Office at Prep, which is located near the midway point of the main floor at the school. Cell phones and iPads will be collected through the rest of the 2018-2019 school year.

If you have questions about the project, please contact Aidan via email at 2022217@creightonprep.org.

 

Join the Team Leading the Rosary to Support Freshman Retreat – Thursday, January 31

At 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, the Rosary to support Freshman Retreat will take place at St. Margaret Mary Church (6116 Dodge Street). A 25-person team is needed to lead the Rosary, and if you would like to join the team, please contact Jeanne Schulte at spicierlife@me.com. Thank you!

 

Sign up for Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel

Creighton Prep is in its sixth year of Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel, and anyone is welcome to volunteer for an "hour of power" before the Blessed Sacrament.

Adoration takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Skinner Chapel. Click HERE to reach the CP Adoration 2018-2019 signup page where you can view the adoration schedule and sign up to participate. If you have any questions about Eucharistic Adoration at Prep, please contact Mr. Kelly Barth at kbarth@creightonprep.org.

To get a sense of the power of Eucharistic Adoration, click HERE to see the article “10 Surprising Things That Happen When You Go To Adoration More Often.”

Thank you for considering to serve the Prep students and the faculty and staff in this way. God bless you! Thanks as well to all those who have signed up so far!

 

Participate in Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years”

 

Beach BASH 2019 "Riding the Wave for 140 Years" will be held in the Heider Center at Creighton Prep on Saturday, April 27, just 99 days away as of Friday, January 18.

  • The monies raised during BASH are a key component in our ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone, as well as to provide more than $2 million in financial assistance annually to approximately 45 percent of our students.
  • To download a save the date reminder in PDF format, click HERE.
  • BASH is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the Prep community!

How Can You Participate?

Attend Beach BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27

  • Mark your calendars now for Saturday, April 27 when Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years” takes place in the Heider Center. Details on registering for Beach BASH 2019 will be communicated soon.
  • Our goal is to have 900 Prep supporters in attendance that night, ready to bid and have fun!

Donate an Auction Item

  • Donate a gift or monetary donation to support the live auction, silent auction or eBASH (online) auction. Gifts of all varieties and sizes are truly needed and appreciated! Some popular gift categories include: electronics, home items, jewelry, kitchenware, vacation homes, themed gift baskets, gift certificates and more. You could donate a gift on your own or go in with other families on a larger item.
  • If you are interested in contributing an auction item, please contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org or click HERE to make a donation online. The auction donation deadline is Monday, February 4.

Attend the Patron Party on Saturday, April 6

  • Save the date and time of Saturday evening, April 6 to attend the Beach BASH 2019 Patron Party at the home of Prep parents Beth and David Kramer '83. This is a great event where Prep supporters gather in advance of BASH. Details on registering for the Patron Party will be communicated in a future Parent Pulse.

Donate a Themed Gift Basket

  • One of the many ways you can help ensure a successful Beach BASH 2019 is by preparing a gift basket for the silent auction portion of the evening on Saturday, April 27. Members of the BASH team have created a SignUpGenius page to make it easy for you to donate a gift basket of your choosing or commit to a cash donation so one can be assembled for you. Click HERE to get started!

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 Sunday, January 27. Contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org for more info.

Purchase a Catalog Advertisement

  • Advertise your business in our Beach BASH 2019 catalog. There are a variety of advertising opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Click HERE to purchase a catalog advertisement.

Become a Premier Partner Sponsor

  • A Premier Partner sponsorship comes with a full page catalog ad, a table for 10 people at the event, a digital ad on BidPal and more. Click HERE to download a PDF detailing the Premier Partner sponsor options and HERE to become a Premier Partner sponsor.
  • Click HERE to download Premier Partner sponsor details and how to submit required information (catalog ad, eBASH banner, guest names, etc.).

Volunteer

  • Each year, Creighton Prep relies on hundreds of volunteers to make BASH a success! Sign up now to volunteer in the months and days leading up to Beach BASH 2019 and also for the event itself. Don't miss this opportunity to get involved at Prep and meet great people!
  • If you have any questions about volunteering for Beach BASH 2019 or the event itself, please contact Amy Knight at 402.548.3858 or aknight@creightonprep.org.

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 in 2019.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Coffee and Conversation for Sophomore Parents – January 22 and 24

Coffee and Conversation for Sophomore Parents is an opportunity for sophomore parents to meet with Prep counselors and other parents, and ask questions they might have about course selection for next year, college planning and PSAT results. There is no formal agenda or presentation. The meetings will be held in the Carta Hall of Fame Room on Tuesday, January 22 from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursday, January 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

College Awareness Workshops for Junior Parents – January 24, 26 and 28

Also in January, the Counseling Department has scheduled three opportunities for junior parents to gain the same information that their sons are receiving about college awareness. The College Awareness Workshop for Junior Parents will cover understanding PSAT scores, selecting a college, college admissions tests, factors colleges consider in selecting you, registering for the ACT/SAT, paying for college, college majors, retaking the ACT and using Naviance Student (formerly known as Family Connection).

A class will be offered on Saturday, January 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and evening classes will be offered on Thursday, January 24 and Monday, January 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

If you would like to participate in a College Awareness Workshop for Junior Parents, call the Counseling Office at 402-548-3869 or email Fr. Tillman at rtillman@creightonprep.org. Preregistration is required. The class will meet in Room T-004. Sophomore parents who are eager to have college questions answered may also register for this workshop.

 

Father-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, January 27

Please join us for Creighton Prep’s annual Father-Son Mass and Breakfast on Sunday, January 27. This is a special event for fathers and sons of the Prep community, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. The Mass will be concelebrated by members of Creighton Prep’s Jesuit community.

All Prep fathers and sons are encouraged to attend, especially the members of the Class of 2022. Grandfathers who are Prep graduates often like to return for this event and are also welcome. 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 27 at 10 a.m.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

The Windsor Ballroom

12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance)

The cost is $22 per person and there is no assigned seating. In order to confirm accommodations with the caterer, all reservations must be received by Wednesday, January 23.

Click HERE to register online now or HERE to download a form that you can complete and return to Prep along with your payment.

If you have any questions, please contact Grace Cominoli at 402-548-3881 or gcominoli@creightonprep.org. Thank you!

 

The Rosary to Support Freshman Retreat – Thursday, January 31

Please save the date of Thursday, February 1 to attend the Rosary to support Freshman Retreat that will take place at 6:15 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church (6116 Dodge Street). As noted earlier in this Parent Pulse, a 25-person team is needed to lead the Rosary, and you can contact Jeanne Schulte at spicierlife@me.com if you would like to be part of the team.

 

Mom Prom 2019 “Rockin’ the Decades with Mom” – Sunday, February 10

Prep moms, please plan for you and your son to attend Mom Prom 2019 “Rockin’ the Decades with Mom” on Sunday, February 10. This is a Creighton Prep tradition and an opportunity for Prep mothers and sons to spend an evening together and to raise money for the April post prom party.

The event will be held at the CHI Health Center (formerly the CenturyLink Center) downtown at 455 N. 10th Street. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. During the dance portion, at least one song on the dance floor will be reserved for mothers and their sons from each of Prep’s four classes. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn as you enjoy your dessert, so bring cash for some great prizes.

Click HERE to make your reservation today. Reservations are due by Saturday, February 2, and the cost is $30 per person. If you would like to be seated with a specific group of people, please include all of them as part of one paid reservation. Those reservations that come in individually or late reservations will be seated at class tables.

See the postcard invitation HERE that will be mailed to Prep parents and sign up to donate raffle prizes or provide support for decorations HERE. A list of common questions and answers on Mom Prom 2019 can be found HERE. See you there!

 

Creighton Prep Reception in Southwest Florida – Tuesday, February 12

Creighton Prep alumni and friends are invited to join President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ on Tuesday, February 12 for a 6-8 p.m. reception in Naples, Florida. If you reside in or will be visiting southwest Florida during that time, please plan to join Prep for this special gathering. For details and to RSVP, visit creightonprep.org/florida or contact the Advancement Office at 402-548-6228 or skremla@creightonprep.org.

 

Celebrating CP Swim & Dive Excellence – Tuesday, February 12

Please plan to join us on Tuesday, February 12 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sullivan Center for Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence, an event to honor the Creighton Prep swimming and diving program.

Former Prep swimming coaches Jack Jackson '54, Dave Stuva '74, Lynn Groff and Tom Beck '84 will be honored along with all former and current swimmers, divers, trainers and their families. In keeping with a longstanding swimming tradition, a pasta dinner will be served.

Admission will be free. We just ask that you register by Thursday, February 7 so we can plan accordingly for catering and seating.

To register today, click HERE or contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org or 402-548-3858. If you decide to register by contacting Amy, simply let her know your name and the names of those attending with you as well as the class years for any alumni.

On that evening, please park in the west lot and enter the building through the doors next to Memorial Plaza. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Prep swimming and diving program has an incredible history that includes 24 state titles and 12 consecutive from 2007 to 2018. The team will go for another at the 2019 state meet from February 21-23 at the Devaney Center in Lincoln.

 

CP Trivia Night – Friday, February 15

Mark your calendars now and gather your team of eight for the fifth annual CP Trivia Night to be held on Friday, February 15 in the Sullivan Center. The cost is $240 per table of eight, and participants must be 21. Seating will be limited to the first 50 teams that have paid in full.

On that night, please park and enter on the west side of the building. Check-in begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., with the first round of Jeopardy-style questions with host Mike Monday starting at 7 p.m. Topics are random and the event will conclude when the winners are crowned.

As in the past, festive tables and costumes are highly encouraged but not required. A prize will be given to the best themed and decorated table, but we ask that no decorations extend beyond the sides of the table or obscure views of the podium.

For more event details and to register online, click HERE.

 

Fine Arts Collaborative Night – Tuesday, February 19

View great artwork and photo displays, and listen to fine performances by the concert band, jazz band, percussion ensemble and chamber choir during Fine Arts Collaborative Night on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Center. Fine Arts department faculty will also share videos and present student works of art. Refreshments will be served and admission is free! The event should conclude by 8 p.m.

 

6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam – Saturday, February 23

Please remind prospective Prep students and their parents that the 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday, February 23 at Creighton Prep. The cost is $10, and parents can register their sons and pay online HERE.

On the day of the exam, students should bring two #2 pencils (no calculators) and enter the building from the west parking lot. Students may arrive for check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. At 7:45 a.m., they will be directed to a classroom where testing will begin at 8 a.m. Parents can pick up students in the west parking lot starting at approximately 11:30 a.m.

If you have any questions about the 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam, please contact Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, at jluedtke@creightonprep.org.

 

Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony – Monday, March 4

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 4, you are cordially invited to the Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony in the Sullivan Center, recognizing the 2019 Hall of Fame honorees:

Athletes

Bruce D. Vosburg '61

Othello H. Meadows III '94

James V. "Vince" Pietro, D.D.S. '96

Coach

Stanley G. "Stan" Macaitis '54

Contributor

Thomas "Tiger Tom" Lynch '58

Team

2011 Soccer 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.

Click HERE to see a PDF of the invitation to the Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony.

To nominate a former Creighton Prep athlete, coach, contributor or team for consideration to a future Athletic Hall of Fame class, click HERE.

 

eBASH 2019 – March 22-April 12

eBASH 2019, running from Friday, March 22 to Friday, April 12, is your opportunity to participate in Beach BASH 2019 without leaving the comfort of your home. Bid online for Creighton Prep items and ticket opportunities in the days leading up to Beach BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27! You're guaranteed to find great, unique items while supporting Prep.

Additional details on eBASH 2019 will be communicated at a later date. For questions about eBASH 2019 in the meantime, please contact Stephanie Kremla Heng at 402-548-6228 or skremla@creightonprep.org

 

Prep Notes

 

Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge – Throughout January

Creighton Prep is pleased once again to participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge happening throughout the month of January to benefit the American Cancer Society, and your help is requested.

Prep fans can pledge a one-time donation or donate for every 3-pointer made by the Prep basketball team throughout the month of January.

Join the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge, and make your pledge today by visiting the website HERE and clicking on the PLEDGE NOW! button.

 

30 Percent Off All Clothing Apparel at the Jay Mart While Supplies Last

Visit the Jay Mart now for a fantastic sale where all clothing apparel will be 30 percent off while supplies last. Choose from a great selection of quarter-zips, shirts and T-shirts to get you through the winter and spring sports seasons!

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium and is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days. Students are welcome to shop the store during their lunch period, and parents, alumni and friends of the school may visit the store by entering the building through the Administration entrance next to the east parking lot. It is also open for ALL home basketball games.

Please follow the Jay Mart on Instagram for the latest items and sales. You can also find the store at www.creightonprep.org/jaymart. For questions or additional information regarding the Jay Mart, please contact Stacey Burke at sburke@creightonprep.org.

 

Financial Aid Applications Due February 1, 2019

This is just a reminder that all financial aid applications and supporting financial documentation for the 2019-2020 school year are due February 1, 2019 and will be processed through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. (If you have already submitted an application for the 2019-2020 school year, thank you!)

To apply for financial aid, click HERE. If you need assistance completing the FACTS application, please contact Jacqui Warren at 402-548-3859 or jwarren@creightonprep.org or speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-441-4637.

 

For Senior Parents – Senior Graduation Orders

If you have not already ordered a cap and gown for your son’s upcoming graduation, you can still do so by ordering at the School Traditions store in the Bel Air Plaza at 12100 West Center Road, Suite 901 (Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.) or online at www.jostens.com. The online order deadline is Friday, March 1, but the School Traditions store will still accept orders after that date.

Orders for school custom graduation announcements will need to be placed at the School Traditions store by Friday, February 1.

 

For Senior Parents – Purchase a Senior Dedication Ad in the 2019 Yearbook

Make your Prep senior feel special by purchasing a senior ad in the 2019 Jay Junior yearbook! For $50, you can include a full color photo and up to 90 words of congratulations and encouragement.

To submit your senior ad online, here are some basic directions for using the Pictavo Community website:

  • Click on the following link: https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool.
  • Where it says “Enter School ID#,” type in 77509.
  • Then click "Let's Go."
  • On the next page that appears, click "Shop My School" and you will see an option to purchase an Eighth-Page Recognition Ad for $50.
  • Click "Add to Cart" and you will be given the option to log in or create an account.
  • Complete the checkout process.
  • From there, you can use the website to help create and submit the dedication ad for your senior.

The deadline for submitting senior ads is January 31. If you need assistance with the Pictavo Community site, please call 800-290-0036 or send an email to answers@pictavo.com. You can also email Yearbook Advisor Matt Rasgorshek at mrasgorshek@creightonprep.org. Thank you!  

 

Keep up to date on Creighton Prep

To keep up to date on all the happenings at Creighton Prep, bookmark our homepage, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

Home page: www.creightonprep.org

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2019 WWII Battlefields of Europe Trip
Posted 05/22/2018 11:29AM

If you or your family are interested in World War II history and like adventurous travel, we have a great opportunity to offer you. In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Mr. Tom Haindfield (history teacher) and Mrs. Barb Hake (English teacher) are offering a 14-day trip in 2019 to explore World War II battlefields, museums and war memorials throughout Western Europe. The group will see where our soldiers fought, where they died and where some still remain.

The tour begins in Amsterdam with visits to the Anne Frank House and the Jewish Historical Museum. From Amsterdam, you will travel to Bastogne, tour the Mardasson Memorial and visit the Ardennes American Cemetery and memorial. Normandy will be next with a tour of the American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc and the D-Day beaches.

Then travel to Paris through Rouen, spending two days in both areas. From Paris, fly to Munich to explore there for three days. During that time, there will be several day trips to Dachau, Salzburg and the Eagle’s Nest where you can still see initials carved by the 101st Airborne Division when they captured the Kehlsteinhaus in May of 1945.

The trip will be limited to 30 people. To see a detailed itinerary, please visit www.explorica.com/Hake-8012For questions or more information, please email Mrs. Hake at bhake@prep.creighton.edu.

Thank you!

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