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Check Out Prep's FaithCP Site and App

Campus Ministry invites parents to submit a prayer request for their sons or for Creighton Prep as we start the new school year. Go to the FaithCP site to submit a prayer request and download Prep’s daily prayer app to your Android or Apple device.

FaithCP is a prayer app that provides daily scripture, reflections and prayers grounded in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. All prayer requests will be remembered at our Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning Masses in the Skinner Chapel and at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, August 28.

 

Join the Junior Jaybacker Club

Now is the time to join the Junior Jaybacker Club for the 2018-2019 school year! By purchasing a membership to the Junior Jaybacker Club you will:

  • Enjoy great high school sports
  • Be part of the 140-year-old Prep athletic tradition
  • Avoid long lines for tickets
  • Save money!

Your membership includes admission to all regular season home games (including non-varsity games) and admission to Junior Jaybacker events.

Download a Junior Jaybacker season pass order form.

Purchase a Junior Jaybacker season pass online.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Reminder on Prep Moms Committee Signups for 2018-2019

Helping out with Prep Moms committees throughout the 2018-2019 school year is a great way to get involved and meet other members of the Prep family, and, with school just underway, I would like to ask you to identify the committees in which you have an interest in serving by clicking HERE.

The Prep Moms committees will also be involved in other August events such as the Welcome Dance tonight and Curriculum Night on Tuesday, August 21, so please try to visit the website and sign up for committees as soon as possible.

When the committees in which you expressed interest need volunteers for particular events, you will receive an email directing you to a SignUpGenius page where you can volunteer for specific tasks.

Prep Moms also has periodic meetings throughout the school year, and anyone in the Prep family is welcome to attend. Our first meeting is on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Carta Hall of Fame Room just inside the Heider Center entrance. Additional meeting dates are:

November 13

January 15

March 26

April 16

Many of these meetings will have a "featured Prep speaker" such as Principal Jim Bopp and/or President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ, and they are a great way to learn what is going on at Prep!

I look forward to your participation in Prep Moms this year! And please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Judy Pritza

Prep Moms President, 2018-2019

rapritz@mac.com

 

Reminder to Donate Dress Code Items

The Dean’s Office is still welcoming donations of dress code items to have on hand for student use. Items include shorts, polo shirts, dress pants, dress shoes, button-up dress shirts, and belts—all of any size and in good condition. Dress shoes of any size are especially needed.

Simply have the items dropped off at the Dean’s Office during office hours. Thank you for your consideration!

 

Volunteers Needed for Preptoberfest on Saturday, September 22

Preptoberfest, a celebration of all things Prep including reunion weekend, 140 years of Jesuit education and the formal kickoff to the 2019 AMDG Annual Fund campaign, will take place on Saturday, September 22 from 4:30 to 10 p.m., and parent volunteers are needed before, during and after the event.

For more information and to volunteer for Preptoberfest, please email Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter ‘09 at mhuerter@creightonprep.org. Thank you!

 

Upcoming Events

 

Blue-White Game – Friday, August 17

Get a preview of the varsity and junior varsity Junior Jay football teams as they play in the annual Blue-White Game tonight at 6 p.m. in Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium, located at the north end of the west parking lot. See you there!

 

Welcome Dance – Friday, August 17

The Creighton Prep Student Council invites all current Prep students as well as students from Duchesne, Marian and Mercy to attend the Welcome Dance tonight in the Henry L. Sullivan, S.J. Campus Center.

The price of admission is $5/student. Prep students must have their demerit card, and students from Duchesne, Marian and Mercy must have a student I.D. to enter. New students from the three all-girls’ schools who have not yet received an I.D. are also welcome. We will have lists of students provided by their respective schools.

Doors will open immediately after the Blue-White Game ends, and the dance will end at 10:30 p.m. Prep students should arrange to be picked up in the west lot. In addition, they can bring only one female guest from other schools besides those listed above and must have had a formal Guest Pass obtained, completed and returned to the Dean's Office by noon today.

 

Curriculum Night (previously Mini School Night) – Tuesday, August 21

Please note that Curriculum Night for parents (formerly Mini School Night) is scheduled for this Tuesday, August 21. Students will have an early dismissal at 12:35 p.m. that day. We hope you attend! It is the most heavily attended parent event of the year, and we will run a shortened schedule for parents that night as follows:

 

College Information Meeting for Senior Parents Only (Mullen Gym)

6:00 - 6:50 p.m.

 

Ready Bell

6:50 p.m.

 

Period 1 (Prayer and Announcements)

7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

 

Period 2

7:20 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

Period 3

7:35 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

 

Period 4a/4b

7:50 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Period 5a/5b

8:05 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

 

Period 6

8:20 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 

Period 7

8:35 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

 

Visit the various tables and displays as well including those for:

  • Sports (for Junior Jaybacker Club and Creighton Prep Sports Night information).
    • Click HERE to learn more about the Junior Jaybacker Club and to purchase a season pass online.
    • Click HERE to learn more about Creighton Prep Sports Night and to register now.
  • Operation Others - information provided on how to help with this fall event. Click HERE for more details.
  • BASH - Sign up to volunteer for various roles leading up to BASH 2019 which is set for Saturday, April 27. We are still looking for executive committee chairs for a few positions. Contact Amy Knight if you have any questions regarding volunteer roles or the event. 

Please also note:

  • Curriculum Night is for parents only.
  • Overflow parking is available at Hillside Elementary just to the west of Prep.
  • Parents may enter the building through the Sullivan Center or the Heider Center.
  • Schedules can be picked up in the Sullivan Center. Schedules include room numbers. Rooms that begin with a zero are on the ground floor; rooms that begin with a one are on the main floor, and rooms that begin with a two are on the upper floor.
  • There will be members of the John Naatz Chapter of the National Honor Society available throughout the building to assist parents in finding classrooms.
  • Proceed to Period 1 once you have your schedules.
  • The Jay Mart, our school store located near the Heider Center, will be open from 6-9 p.m. for your shopping convenience.
  • Click HERE for information on the Prep Moms organization and HERE for committee signups.

See you there!

 

Tickets for Prep Football vs. Omaha North – Thursday, August 23

Please note that tickets for the Prep vs. Omaha North football game on Thursday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at Kinnick Stadium on the Omaha Northwest High School campus will be on sale at the Prep switchboard during school hours on Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22 and until noon on Thursday, August 23. Adult tickets are $6 and student tickets are $4. Prep students will need to purchase a ticket.

The Prep switchboard is located just inside the school's Administration entrance, which is adjacent to the east parking lot.

 

A Night Without a Home Sleep Out and Refugee Simulation – Saturday, August 25

Creighton Prep's English, Theology, and Campus Ministry departments are working with Lutheran Family Services to host a refugee simulation on the evening of Saturday, August 25. At that time, Prep will be hosting a group of refugees from our Omaha community who have generously offered to share their stories and take the participants through a simulation of the five stages of being a refugee.

The student and faculty participants will then be setting up tents on Prep's upper field to continue the simulation through a variety of activities and by spending the night on the field. The experience will conclude with Mass on Sunday morning, August 26. 

While a night outside cannot come close to simulating the experiences of refugees around the world, the goal of this experience is to promote awareness, advocacy, and compassion.

We are looking for students who would like to practice solidarity by participating in this experience. Those who are interested should pick up a signup form from their English or theology teacher, or from the Campus Ministry office. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Dave Lawler at dlawler@creightonprep.org

 

Mass of the Holy Spirit – Tuesday, August 28

Creighton Prep cordially invites you to join the students, faculty and staff, and Jesuit community in the Heider Center at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28 for the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

At this special Mass that annually marks the beginning of a new academic year at the school, we will ask for the blessings of the Holy Spirit on our community. The Most Reverend George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha, will preside and be assisted by, among others, Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ, the president of Creighton Prep, and Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, the provincial of the USA Midwest Province.

Since this is traditionally the school's largest Mass event of the year, you are encouraged to arrive early, park in the east lot and enter the Heider Center through the main entrance at the northwest corner of the lot.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 28!

 

Mom’s Football 101 – Wednesday, September 5

Prep moms, please join your fellow gridiron fans on Wednesday, September 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the PE classroom for “Mom’s Football 101.” This is a fun tradition for moms and friends to hear more about the game from Varsity Head Coach Tim Johnk.

Coach Johnk will diagram some plays and outline the goals for the season, along with answering ALL of your football-related questions. Drinks and appetizers will be served, and admittance is $5 at the door. Please RSVP to Kim Hubner at rolliehubner@hotmail.com.

On that evening, please enter school building from the west parking lot, using the furthest north entrance. This is the same entrance that the boys use when going from the locker room to Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium. We will have balloons out to direct you to the correct door.

 

Coffee and Conversation for Senior Parents – September 6, 13 and 19

Senior parents, please note that the Counseling Office will be sponsoring Coffee and Conversation for Senior Parents in the Carta Hall of Fame Room on Thursday, September 6 from 10-11 a.m., Thursday, September 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., and Wednesday, September 19 from 1-2 p.m.

Counselors will be present to answer any questions you have about the college application process, college scholarships or paying for college.

 

CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius – Monday, September 10

The CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius retreat experience continues its 12th year starting Monday, September 10 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. in the Skinner Chapel, located on the first floor of Creighton Prep in the south hallway. Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ will direct the meeting.

Would you like to learn more about your son’s religious formation at Prep and support his spiritual growth, as well as hear members of the CP staff share how faith influences their work? Please join us once a month as we pray the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and learn about Ignatian spirituality.

Uniquely designed with busy parents in mind, this spiritual journey takes the four-week Ignatian retreat and spreads it over nine months. Fr. Kevin will lead the group in prayer, teaching and discussion of the Spiritual Exercises. He will also suggest ways that participants can live the retreat each day.

If you would like to join the group for any or all of the monthly meetings, plan on the second Monday of each month from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. through May.

 

Prep Moms Meeting – Tuesday, September 11

Please note that the next Prep Moms meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Carta Hall of Fame Room just inside the Heider Center entrance. All Prep parents are welcome to attend, Principal Jim Bopp will be there to provide an update on the school. These meetings are a great way to learn about Prep and to get involved with your time and talent at the school. See you there!

 

College Application Help Session for Seniors – Friday, September 21

Senior parents, please let your sons know that, if they would like some concentrated time to work on college applications and receive assistance, Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark will be holding an application help session on Friday, September 21 from 1-3 p.m. in the computer lab. Seniors may attend for part or all of that time and get their questions answered.

 

Preptoberfest – Saturday, September 22

Plan to join your Prep friends on Saturday, September 22 in the west parking lot and in the Sullivan Center at Prep from  4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Preptoberfest, a celebration of all things Prep including reunion weekend, 140 years of Jesuit education and the formal kickoff to the 2019 AMDG Annual Fund campaign. The evening will include live music by Finest Hour as well as beer, wine and food trucks, and attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

At 4:30 p.m., be sure to join us for Mass in the Heider Center. The celebrant will be Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ.

Please register for Preptoberfest today at www.creightonprep.org/preptoberfest.

 

Multicultural Family Night – Thursday, September 27

Director of Student Advocacy and Outreach Allen Burrell Jr. will be hosting Multicultural Family Night in the Sullivan Center at Creighton Prep on Thursday, September 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and parents and students of underrepresented groups are encouraged to attend. At the event, attendees will learn about the academic programs, strategies for success, and the academic, personal and college counseling resources available at Prep.

To confirm your attendance or to get additional information on Multicultural Night, please contact Allen at 402-548-3847 or aburrell@creightonprep.org.

 

Men for Others Golf Classic – Monday, October 1

Register now for the annual Men for Others Golf Classic that will take place on Monday, October 1 at the Shadow Ridge Country Club. This is always a great occasion that helps raise money for need-based assistance to qualified Prep students.

The format will be two-player best ball. Check-in / driving range begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The individual golfer fee is $400. Click HERE to register.

If you would like to help sponsor the event, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter ’09 at 402-548-3851 or mhuerter@creightonprep.org.

 

Creighton Prep Sports Night Featuring Lou Holtz – Tuesday, October 2

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lighthouse Imaging

Save the date of Tuesday, October 2 when Creighton Prep welcomes former Notre Dame national championship football coach and College Football Hall of Fame member Lou Holtz as the featured speaker for the 27th Annual Creighton Prep Sports Night.

  • The Heider Center at Creighton Prep
  • 5:30 p.m. Social, silent auction and BBQ dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. Oral auction
  • 7:15 p.m. Program featuring Lou Holtz

Pricing:

  • Individual tickets: $75
  • Table of 10: $700
  • Sponsor table: $1,000
    • One person from each sponsor table is invited to a private cocktail reception with Lou Holtz and will receive a gift and preferred seating at Sports Night.

Register:

Click HERE to download the invitation, which contains a registration form you can complete and return with your payment.

Click HERE to register online.

 

Save the Date – Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 7

Prep mothers, please save the date of Sunday, October 7 for Creighton Prep's annual Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast. This special occasion is for mothers 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 mothers and sons are encouraged to attend, especially the members of the Class of 2022. Of particular concern to us is the student who may not have a mother at home. We encourage him to come with a sister, aunt, grandmother or another student and his mother.

Sunday, October 7 at 10 a.m.

Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

The Windsor Ballroom

12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance)

Registration information will be communicated in a future Parent Pulse.

 

Prep Notes

 

Creighton Prep Welcomes 296 Freshmen to Begin 141st Academic Year

Creighton Prep began its 141st academic year by welcoming 296 freshmen in the Class of 2022. The students were at Prep starting Friday, August 10 for orientation then they were welcomed along with their parents at the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation event on Sunday, August 12 that began with Mass at 5 p.m. in the Heider Center. Mass was followed by dinner in the Sullivan Center then an orientation for parents and recreational activities for the students.

Registration and the first day of classes for the freshmen took place on Monday, August 13. They arrived at Prep with their senior Big Brothers and went to the Mullen Gym for pictures then to the Heider Center to receive their schedules. After that, they proceeded through an abbreviated class schedule as well as a lunch period where they were led in Prep cheers by a group of upperclassmen.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors started classes on Tuesday, August 14.

 

Student Support Services Quick Reference Guide

Click HERE to download a quick reference guide on the expanded and comprehensive student support services program at Creighton Prep, including information on the team members involved, their responsibilities and their contact information. If you have any questions or need additional information about student support services at Prep, please contact the corresponding team member.

 

New Email Addresses at Prep

Please note that Prep has transitioned to creightonprep.org email addresses for all faculty and staff. To find the new email address for contacting a faculty or staff member, refer to the Faculty and Staff Directory on the Prep website.

 

Visit the Athletic Calendar for Fall Sports Schedules

Interested in attending one of the many fall sports events? Visit the Creighton Prep Athletic Calendar HERE to get the latest schedule information, including dates, times and locations!

When you visit the Athletic Calendar page, click on “View Schedules.” In the dropdown menu that appears, select the sport and level you are interested in (such as “Football – Boys Varsity”) then click “View.”

 

Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study Welcomes New Members

Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study has met at Prep since its inception nine years ago. Many parents and alumni participate, and new attendees are most welcome.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the group will meet on Thursday evenings at CP from 7:30-9:15 p.m., September through February, and will study the Gospel of Luke. It’s a wonderful study of God’s mercy.

To join Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study, click HERE.

 

2019 WWII Battlefields of Europe Trip

If you or your family is 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 the initials carved by the 101st Airborne Division when they captured the Kehlsteinhaus in May of 1945.

It will be a trip of a lifetime! To see a detailed itinerary, please visit www.explorica.com/Hake-8012, and email any questions to bhake@creightonprep.orgThere will also be an informational meeting for interested parents and students on Monday, August 27 at 6 p.m. in the Criss Auditorium.

The trip will be limited to 30 people.

Thank you!

 

Travel to the Holy Land During the Summer of 2019

Travel to the Holy Land during the summer of 2019 with other Creighton Prep community members and their families and friends! Beginning Thursday, May 30, 2019, your trip to Israel will include visits to the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives, King David’s Tomb, the Wailing Wall, Tel Aviv and much more. With an option to take an excursion to the Dead Sea, the trip will span 10 days.

Travelers can manage their own reservations at www.explorica.com/Stickels-7317. Anyone who has been on an Explorica tour in the past will automatically receive a $100 repeat traveler discount when they sign up for another tour.

Space is limited, so sign up soon to join us on this memorable experience! Please email any questions to nstickels@creightonprep.org or kmartin@creightonprep.org. Thank you!

 

Gear Up For Fall At The Jay Mart!

We invite all Prep parents to check out Creighton Prep and visit the Jay Mart, our very own school spirit store where 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the faculty, staff and students of Creighton Prep.

The Jay Mart hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every school day, and the store is located in the Smith Atrium, just outside the main entrance to the Heider Center. The store is also open for all special events such as Curriculum Night (Tuesday, August 21), fall and spring conferences (October 18-19 and March 12), Open House (Sunday, November 4) and all home varsity basketball games. (See the regular season schedule HERE.)

Students are welcome to shop the Jay Mart during their lunch period, and parents may visit the store by entering the building through the Administration entrance next to the east parking lot.

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

We look forward to helping you with all of your CP Jr. Jays needs!

 

Creighton Prep Football Booster Club

All football parents are encouraged to regularly visit the Creighton Prep football portal for key information and announcements on events, committees and apparel orders as well as volunteer links.

Your participation and support of Creighton Prep football will greatly benefit our athletes and help carry on the history and tradition of Creighton Prep athletics!

 

Keep up to date on Creighton Prep

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

Home page: www.creightonprep.org

Mobile home page: www.creightonprep.org/mobile

Facebook: Creighton Preparatory School

Twitter: @CreightonPrep

 

Gear Up for Fall At The Jay Mart!
Posted 08/09/2018 01:11PM

Need a Prep 1/1 zip, hoodie or polo to show your school spirit during the fall sports season? Gear up at the Jay Mart, our very own school spirit store where 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the faculty, staff and students of Creighton Prep.

The Jay Mart hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every school day beginning Monday, August 13, and the store is located in the Smith Atrium, just outside the main entrance to the Heider Center. The store is also open for special events and all home varsity basketball games. (See the regular season schedule HERE.)

Students are welcome to shop the Jay Mart during their lunch period, and parents and alumni may visit the store by entering the building through the Administration entrance next to the east parking lot.

Follow the Jay Mart on Instagram for the newest items and sales and, for additional information on the store, please contact Stacey Burke at sburke@creightonprep.org.

Go, CP!

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