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THE MAY 22nd PARENT PULSE

SENIOR UPDATES

Senior Tribute Video 

To commemorate our graduates, we created a video slideshow complete with all of the input they provided about their post-graduation plans and photos. Read the seniors’ thoughts as they share their special memories and proudest moments at Prep. Congratulations Class of 2020! 

Graduation Ceremony on Friday, July 31

The Class of 2020 graduation ceremony is set to take place at CHI Health Center Arena on Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. More information will come as we get closer to the date. An important reminder that we need all graduates to fill out this form ASAP to help us prepare for the ceremony.

SCHOOL NEWS

Summer Communication

This is the last Parent Pulse for the 2019-2020 school year although we will send communication as needed throughout the summer. 

Summer Reading Book Delivered to Students

The all-school summer reading book “24th and Glory: The Intersection of Civil Rights and Omaha's Greatest Generation of Athletes.” The book is written by Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World-Herald and they will be mailing it to each student sometime soon. Also, students may want to use this helpful study guide that will help students focus as they read. 

Final Grades 

Final grades for all freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be posted to PowerSchool by the end of the day today. 

The Jaymart is OPEN! 

Please follow us on Instagram for pop-up summer hours or feel free to email Molly Sengstock for personal shopping times. We will ask you to please wear a mask when entering the building and maintain a proper distance. We will be wiping down counters, credit cards and pens. Shopping is limited to 5 people in the store at a time. Please park on the east side and go in the doors to the Hider Center. We can't wait to see you in the Jaymart!

COVID-19 AND ONLINE LEARNING UPDATES 

Prep COVID-19 Communications Summary

comprehensive list of all emails sent to students and parents. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Order through AmazonSmile to Help Prep

When you order through Amazon, go to AmazonSmile to donate 0.5% of your purchase of eligible products to Prep. 

The October 11 Parent Pulse
Posted 10/11/2019 01:51PM


School News

 

PSAT Testing for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors – Wednesday, October 16

Students must report to their Community Period room by 8 a.m. that day with two #2 pencils. No mechanical pencils are allowed, but they are allowed to use a calculator during some portions of the exam. It will conclude at 11:45 a.m.

Students received preparation materials in their Community Periods earlier in the month.

 

Quarter Progress Reports Available Thursday, October 17

These reports, which note academic grades, effort grades and other general comments about your son’s progress, will be available on PowerSchool by the end of that day.

To access his report:

If you need help accessing PowerSchool, please contact the High School Office.

There is still plenty of time for improvement and growth. These reports are a snapshot at this point in the semester and are not recorded on transcripts.

If your son is struggling in any way, let his teachers and counselor know of your questions and concerns, and encourage him to see his teachers for help or talk with his counselor.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences – October 24-25 

These five-minute conferences are opportunities for brief check-ins on your son’s progress. Plan to meet your son’s teachers in the Heider Center on either the 24th from 5-8 p.m. on the 25th from 9 a.m-12 p.m. The Friday morning session tends to be less crowded.

See more about Parent-Teacher Conferences here, including tips on how to prepare.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Help with Parent-Teacher Conferences Goodie Bags for Prep Faculty

The Prep Moms organization needs donations for goodie bags that will be given to the Prep faculty. Each bag will contain items such as bottled water, candy, a granola bar, fresh fruit and a $10 Starbucks gift card.

Register to donate items and/or assemble the bags. Thank you! If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Royal.

 

Volunteer for BASH 2020

Commit now to be one of the 500 volunteers who will make our 50th BASH fundraiser a success on Saturday, April 25 for the students who rely on financial assistance to attend Prep. 

Soon, we’ll need lots of parents to help with acquiring auction items. Later in January, to sell raffle tickets, help with decorations and write descriptions for the catalog. In late April, to set up auction items, serve drinks at the event, and help with tear-down and cleanup

This is a great way to give back to Prep and meet great people!

 

Sign up for Eucharistic Adoration

One Friday a month, parents are invited to the Skinner Chapel for Eucharistic Adoration from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to volunteer for an “hour of power” before the Blessed Sacrament. Sign up today! 

On those days, park in the east lot and enter through the Administration entrance then sign in at the reception desk. The receptionist will direct you to the chapel.

Thank you for considering to serve the Prep students and the faculty and staff in this way.

 

Events – October 12-18

 

Homecoming Dance for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors – Tomorrow

The Student Council will host the homecoming dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. in the commons. The theme is Harry Potter. Cost: $20 for a single-person ticket or $30 for a two-person ticket if purchased in advance. At the door of the dance, a single-person ticket costs $30 and a two-person ticket costs $40.

Today, tickets are on sale in two locations:

  • Student Activities Office (Room 002) until 5 p.m.
  • Switchboard (near the Administration entrance) until 2:45 p.m.

Cash, debit/credit card or check accepted for payment. 

  • Checks should be payable to Creighton Prep. 
  • Debit/credit card payment is available in the Student Activities Office. 
  • Tickets purchased online must be picked up in the Student Activities Office.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors from Marian, Mercy, and Duchesne can attend the dance without a Prep host and purchase a single-person ticket at any of the three locations.

Students and their guests should review the Homecoming Dress Code and Behavior Guidelines prior to the dance. Please also see responses to Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Omaha National College Fair – Sunday, October 13

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling is hosting the fair at the CHI Health Center in downtown Omaha from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.

Students should register here and print a bar code ahead of time.

 

College Admissions Counselor Visits – October 14-18

Interested juniors and seniors need to notify their teachers in advance that they will be missing class. They are also responsible for the material covered while they are away from class.

All meetings will be held in the office of Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark unless otherwise noted. 

Monday, October 14

7:30 a.m. Clemson University

12:35 p.m. Missouri University of Science and Technology

Tuesday, October 15  

7:45 a.m. University of Kansas

12:35 p.m. Washington University in St. Louis

Thursday, October 17

12:35 p.m. Savannah College of Art and Design

Friday, October 18

12:35 p.m. University of Illinois at Chicago

 

CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius Meeting and Jim Bopp – Monday, October 14

Join the CP PPWI group from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 118. Director of Adult Spirituality, Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ, will direct the meeting, and Head of School Jim Bopp will be the guest speaker. All CP parents are welcome!

The group meets on the second Monday of each month to pray the Spiritual Exercises and learn about Ignatian spirituality and how to live an Ignatian retreat each day.

 

Prep Moms Fall Social – Wednesday, October 16

All parents of sons currently attending Prep are invited. Meet other parents and reunite with friends!

  • 7-9 p.m. in the commons
  • Wine, appetizers and desserts
  • Casual dress

Questions? Contact Lisa Gravelle.

 

Events – October 19-November 5

 

7th Annual CP Corporate Trap Shoot – Saturday, October 19

The annual corporate fundraiser for the CP trap program will also include a raffle and auction items. Sponsorship packages are available, too. Cost is $695 per five-person team. 

See more information here or, to register a team, email Emily Lischer or call 801-819-3735. 

 

Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 20

Would you like some quality time with your son? And the chance to meet or catch up with his friends and their moms around a Mass with great music and a meal? Then plan now to attend the Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast.

This special occasion is for Prep moms and sons of all faiths. Students may also bring a sister, aunt, grandmother or sit with a friend and his mom.

  • Sunday, October 20 at 10 a.m.
  • Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel and Conference Center
  • Windsor Ballroom
  • 12520 Westport Parkway
  • $22 per person

RSVP online by October 16 OR send a check payable to Creighton Prep 7400 Western Avenue Omaha NE 68114-1878 and include the names of those in your party and the class years of Prep students or alumni.

Email Grace Cominoli with questions or call 402-393-1190 Ext. 401.

 

Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction – Wednesday, October 23

Celebrate with the Prep community at the 2019 Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction. On that night, the following will be honored in the Sullivan Center:

  • Sword of St. Ignatius – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
  • Alumnus of the Year – Patrick J. Duffy ‘90
  • Ancilla Domini – Karen Van Dyke
  • Hall of Fame – Robert J. “Bob” Carlisle ‘76
  • Hall of Fame – Cindy Heider

$60 per person. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 followed by dinner at 7.

Make your reservations today and see the names of former honorees

Email Grace Cominoli with questions or call 402-393-1190 Ext. 401.

 

Moms Gone Shopping Trip – Thursday, October 24

Are you looking for a fall day away? This shopping trip has been a hit with Prep moms for years, and is a great way to meet new friends while supporting the school. Originally sold as an eBASH item in the spring, there are still some spaces available. Reserve yours today! $125 per person.

 

Fall Band Concert – Tuesday, November 5

The Creighton Prep Concert Band invites you to “One Giant Leap,” their fall concert program in the commons starting at 7 p.m. Musical selections will tell the story of America's race to the moon and will include works by composers Erik Morales, Ola Gjielo and Michael Sweeney, and the band Led Zeppelin.

 

Prep Notes

 

Tennis Wins Metro Title, Six Named to All-Academic Team

Congratulations to the tennis team on their win at the Metro Conference championships on Thursday. Highlights included victories by Gavin Forster at No. 2 singles and by Daniel Kowal and Josh Morales at No.2 doubles.

Six team members were also named to the Metro All-Academic team. Congratulations, Andrew Doehner, Gavin Forster, Daniel Kowal, Mac Nelson, Josh Morales and Nathan Ramachandran. The honor goes to current sophomores, juniors and seniors who carry a cumulative 3.5 GPA, are members or this year's or last year's tournament teams, and are positive contributors to their teams.

“At Prep, we have outstanding athletes, but we emphasize the student part of student-athlete and these tennis players are a great example of that,” said Coach Kowal.

 

Ugly Christmas in the Cage Sweater Sale

Get ready for Christmas in the Cage and the holiday season with an ugly sweater that's bright, bold and ... beautiful? You'll be the talk of the block with one of these. And stand out in the Heider Center crowd on Saturday evening, December 21.

Choose from the two styles shown above and sizes from Adult X-Small to Adult 3-XLarge. If ordering for a child, choose Adult X-Small. $40 each.

Order now through Friday, October 25th. You'll receive an email in mid-December letting you know it's ready for pickup. Questions? Contact Mr. Dan Kennedy, SJ.

Merry Christmas!

 

Buy Nothing Bundt Cakes to Support the Football Booster Club

If you like a sweet dessert, buy Nothing Bundt Cakes on the Prep website until November 11. Twenty percent of the sale proceeds go to support the football booster club. Contact Molly Sengstock with any questions.

 

Interested in Joining our Facilities Maintenance Team?

We’re looking for a full-time team member to work the afternoon shift to perform general maintenance: electrical, plumbing, cleaning, drywall, painting and light mechanical. Learn more about the position and apply.

 

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