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THE February 14th PARENT PULSE

  

SCHOOL NEWS

"Screenagers-Growing Up in the Digital Age" Movie Showing - February 18

Do you want to learn more about the impact of technology devices on our youth? We’re inviting parents to watch the movie “Screenagers” on Tuesday, February 18 at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Center. After the screening, we will discuss the issue with Prep's Mental Health Practitioner, Kevin Kaminski. 

Students will watch a shorter version of the movie on Friday, February 21, during Community Period. The screening is a part of a larger lenten season initiative inviting students to have a “Tech-Free LENT 2020,” while spending time in conversation and building community at lunch. 

$1,000 Bring a Friend to Prep Tuition Grant

Does your son have an 8th-grade friend who is interested in attending Prep but hasn’t yet applied? This year we are offering a $1,000 Bring a Friend to Prep Tuition Grant to all families who encourage a friend to attend Prep. You will receive a $1,000 tuition grant toward your son’s tuition when his friend applies to and attends Prep at the start of school in August. 

How it Works

  • Talk to the friend and his parents. Encourage the friend to schedule a shadow day or a private tour.

  • Let the friend's parents know that you are giving their information to Prep. If you don't have permission to share their information, please don't submit it. 

  • You complete this Google Form letting us know the name of the friend, the friend's current school, and your information. This formally claims the friend as your recruit with a date and time indicated. In the event that a friend is claimed by more than one family, the family that submitted the form first will receive the grant.  

  • After we receive your submission, we will contact you to discuss the potential student's interest in Prep.

  • The friend applies to Prep and registers to be part of Prep's Class of 2024. 

  • The friend shows up for his first day of school on August 17th.

  • In early September, you will receive a $1,000 credit to your son's tuition account. 

Rules

  • The friend must be a new applicant after February 10, 2020, and begin his freshman year at Prep on August 17th.

  • There is no limit to the number of friends you can refer. For each friend that qualifies you will receive $1,000 per friend up to the total tuition amount due. 

  • The offer only applies to the 2020-2021 school year.   

Contact

Prep Wins Again in the Annual Superstar Catholic School Contest 

Thanks for your votes. Prep is once again the Class A winner of the Spirit Catholic Radio Superstar Catholic School Contest!


STUDENT NEWS

Chess Team Win

The Chess Team swept their competition against Abraham Lincoln High School 5 matches to 0. The next competition is individuals hosted by Abraham Lincoln High School on February 27. 

Science Bowl Wins Nebraska Regional

Congratulations to the CP Science Bowl Team this past weekend for winning Nebraska Regionals. The team will represent Nebraska at the National Science Bowl Tournament in Washington, D.C. 

Connor Gregg also won the "I Am Smart" award for most correct answers during the morning matches. Prep is the only school to advance all three teams to the 16-team finals with Team 2 finishing 9th and Team 3 finishing 13th in the state.

Championship team winners include Jack Diers ‘20, Connor Gregg ‘20, Max Lauritsen ‘21, Ben Lyons ‘21, and Daniel Meyer ‘22. Ninth place Prep team members include Ben Cooper ‘23, Killian Green ‘21, Will Harper ‘21, Cole Mack ‘23, Kevin Prososki 22. Finally, Prep’s 13th place Team members include Kyron Barrow ‘23, Alessandro Bressani ‘21, Trevor Gregg ‘23, Caleb Hans ‘23, and Peter Sullivan ‘23.



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Service Opportunities at the Siena/Francis House - February 17 & March 10

Campus Ministry will be serving the evening meal at the Siena/Francis House on Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, March 10 from 4:30-7 p.m. If your son would like to volunteer on either of these dates, please contact Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office. 

Eucharistic Adoration – Friday, February 21

You are invited to the Skinner Chapel for Eucharistic Adoration from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on February 21 to volunteer for an “hour of power” before the Blessed Sacrament. Sign up today

Park in the west lot. Then enter through the Sullivan Center entrance and 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. The next Eucharistic adoration Friday is March 6th.  

Post Prom Volunteer Sign Up

Prep Moms are very excited to host Post Prom at Prep for the first time ever! Please sign up using Sign Up Genius to help us make this event a fun and safe night for our sons and their dates. With lots of fun games and activities planned we need lots of volunteers for decorations, food, awards, chaperones, game coordinators, and clean up. 

Feel free to contact the Post Prom Chairs with any questions: Lisa Gravelle 402-212-2980, Beth Kramer 402-689-7750 or Jenny Ugarte 402-312-6958.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES

No School Monday, February 17

Vineyard Vines T-shirt Pick Up - February 19

If you still need to pick up your Creighton Prep Vineyard Vines t-shirts they will be available for payment and pick up in the Commons on Wednesday, February 19th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Please send cash or a check payable to Creighton Prep with your son. 

Fine Arts Night - February 20

Join us for our annual Fine Arts Night this Wednesday, February 20th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Sullivan Center. The new art gallery in the Lannon Learning Commons will also open at 6:30 p.m. You’ll have a chance to hear Prep’s band and choir and view student art. 

8:35 a.m. Late Start - Friday, February 21

8th Grade Entrance Exam & 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam - Saturday, February 22

There is still time for 8th graders to take the entrance exam to become part of Prep’s Class of 2024. We’re offering it on the same day as the pre-entrance exam for 6th and 7th graders on Saturday, February 22. Any 8th grader interested in taking the exam should email Josh Luedtke ‘90, director of admissions, or call him at 402-393-1256.

Taking our 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam on Feb. 22 is a great way to introduce your son to Prep. It will also help him get familiar with the test and relieve future test anxiety. 

Exam Details

  • Bring two #2 pencils, no calculators

  • Enter the building from the west parking lot at the Sullivan Center entrance

  • Arrive for check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. 

  • The cost is $10 

  • Register and pay online 

Financial Aid Applications Due March 1

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 or call 402-548-3859, or speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-441-4637.

Ignatian Volunteer Corps has a Lenten Morning of Reflection - March 7

Father Andy Alexander, SJ will be speaking and reflecting on the theme “Letting Jesus Prepare Us on the Gift of Lent” on Saturday, March 7 at Mercy High School. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the event runs from 9-11:30 a.m. 

Parking is available and enter on the east side of the school. Coffee and donuts will be provided, a free-will donation is greatly appreciated. You can register at the Ignatian Volunteer Corps website or send them an email.

Help Make BASH Is Golden a Success - Saturday, April 25

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 85 days away as of today.

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. Plus, BASH is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the Prep community.

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!

How Can You Participate?

  • Visit our BASH webpage to learn more about the event and all of the ways you can get involved

  • Donate an Auction Item

  • Attend the Patron Party on Saturday, April 4 

  • Attend the BASH

  • Become a Premier Partner Sponsor

  • Buy or Sell Raffle Tickets

  • Purchase a Catalog Advertisement

  • Volunteer

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Parent Pulse - January 31
Posted 01/31/2020 06:02PM

Register for Mom Prom by Monday, February 3 at 5 pm

You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to have dinner with your son and maybe even dance together at this year’s Mom Prom. But, you have to register by Monday at 5 pm. Aside from getting some quality time with your son, Mom Prom “A Midwinter Night’s Dream,” raises money for the April post-prom party.

Event Details

  • 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 will be drawn during dessert so bring cash for great prizes.

Register

Preorder Photos

  • 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.

Questions?

See the postcard invitation parents received.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES

Inaugural Fine Art Gallery Exhibition This Tuesday, February 4

Prep’s Black Student Alliance is hosting the first art show in our new art gallery in the Lannon Learning Commons this Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 pm. The show, “BLACK: Brothers for Love, Achievement, Culture & Knowledge,” coincides with Black History Month and showcases student photography, drawings and paintings. At 4 p.m., guest speaker, Darryl Brown ‘02 will lead a conversation about the brotherhood of love. Enter on the west side of the school through the Henry Sullivan, SJ Center doors. 


The Rosary to Support Freshman Retreat – Thursday, February 6

The Prep community is invited to the Rosary to Support Freshman Retreat on Thursday, February 6 at 6:15 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church (6116 Dodge Street). Freshman parents should drop off their sons at Prep prior to attending. 

This beautiful and meaningful event intensifies the prayer by mentioning each student by name. It is a powerful way for parents to be involved in the retreat without actually being there. 

The Rosary to Support Freshman Retreat is organized by CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius. If you have questions or would like to assist with the Rosary, please contact Jeanne Schulte.


Vote for Prep in the Annual Superstar Catholic School Contest by February 8th

Help Prep finish on top by placing your vote for Spirit Catholic Radio’s Superstar Catholic School. Last year Prep won so let’s continue the winning tradition. Voting ends Saturday, February 8th.


CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius Meeting – Monday, February 10

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the meeting of the CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius retreat experience on Monday, February 10 from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in Room 118, located on the first floor of Creighton Prep in the hallway south of the former main entrance (just north of the chapel). Director of Adult Spirituality Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ will guide the meeting.  

Our guest speaker will be Mr. Daniel Kennedy, SJ – a Jesuit scholastic who is the director of student activities and a theology faculty member. He attended St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he was born and raised. In 2012, he completed his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology at Boston College, and entered the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus after graduation. 

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


Register for CP Trivia Night – Friday, February 21

Get your team together, pick your theme, and make sure you register your table of eight now for this fun annual event in the commons. The cost is $240 per team. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the competition (questions) begins at 7 p.m.


8th Grade Entrance Exam & 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam - Saturday, February 22

There is still time for 8th graders to take the entrance exam to become part of Prep’s Class of 2024. We’re offering it on the same day as the pre-entrance exam for 6th and 7th graders on Saturday, February 22. Any 8th grader interested in taking the exam should email Josh Luedtke ‘90, director of admissions, or call him at 402-393-1256.

Taking our 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam on Feb. 22 is a great way to introduce your son to Prep. It will also help him get familiar with the test and relieve future test anxiety. 

Exam Details

  • Bring two #2 pencils, no calculators

  • Enter the building from the west parking lot at the Sullivan Center entrance

  • Arrive for check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. 

  • The cost is $10 

  • Register and pay online 


Financial Aid Applications Due March 1

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 or call 402-548-3859, or speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-441-4637.


Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony – Monday, March 9

Join us for a cocktail reception, dinner and program to recognize alumni, coaches and supporters for outstanding contributions to Prep’s athletic program. Their commitment, achievement and sense of sportsmanship set the standard for the young athletes who follow in their footsteps today. If you’re interested in attending take a look at more details and register


Help Make BASH Is Golden a Success - Saturday, April 25

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 85 days away as of today.

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. Plus, BASH is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the Prep community.

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!

How Can You Participate?

  • Visit our BASH webpage to learn more about the event and all of the ways you can get involved

  • Donate an Auction Item

  • Attend the Patron Party on Saturday, April 4 

  • Attend the BASH

  • Become a Premier Partner Sponsor

  • Buy or Sell Raffle Tickets

  • Purchase a Catalog Advertisement

  • Volunteer

 

Want to Stay in the Know About What Happens at Prep?

Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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