Here are some preliminary notes and reminders before the summary of the week behind and the week ahead:
- The Raffle Drawing is next Friday! Plan to turn in your raffle ticket stubs and money to the office by Thursday, January 28th. The drawing will be held on Friday, January 29th at Noon in St. Dominic’s Hall. There will be a spaghetti lunch for the students as a part of the raffle drawing festivities. Please call the office in ahead of the day, if you would like to join us for lunch, so we can make sure to have enough for all.
- Grades K – 8 are participating in a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Jump Rope for Heart is a program that raises money for heart health research and education. Students are currently collecting pledges toward their jump rope activities that will take place in P.E. during the third week of February. Pledges and donations can be made in person or online. Students need parent supervision to register online at: http://www.kintera.org/site/c.dkLRKbOWLjK4E/b.9278965/k.3A79/Home_NEW_2016.htm
- Please observe the Bus Parking Signs in the east parking lot. Pearce has had trouble parking at the end of the day when bringing the last P.E. class back to school. Thank you.
- Special thanks to elementary parent, Kinney, for transporting the last of the choir risers back from OLG.
- We would like to acknowledge all of the parents and volunteers who have assisted in the production of the high school play. Our thanks go out to high school parent, Ford, for her many hours making the ladies’ costumes with the help of her daughter, Isabella (9). The Petrash, Betts, Le, and McMorrow families helped transport sets and props to Our Lady of Guadalupe for the Saturday performances at the Lunney Center. High school parent, Mr. van Tets, and elementary parent, Mrs. Betts, provided cookies for the Saturday matinee. Elementary parents, Mr. & Mrs. Sanchez, have generously done the catering for the dinner theater this year. High school parent, Mrs. O’Neill, was kind enough to lend her keyboard for use in the play and the Woyte family provided many of the furniture props. High school students, Eric Bjelland (11), Juliana Biegel (10), and Jadeja Houchins helped the cast painting sets. We are very grateful to them.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
- MONDAY 1/18: We enjoyed an extra day at home with our families for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- TUESDAY 1/19: Morning Assembly –
- The Jr. High Volleyball Team was recognized for playing well in their first two games the previous weekend. While both were losses, the team is coming together well.
- Miss Neumayr recognized the students in the high school drama class who are producing The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde this week: Drew Benton (10), Anna Berry (11), Kaitlyn Gilmour (9), Felicity Hart (9), Monica Klump (12), Therese Knox (12), Richard Maloy (12), Evotia Manu (12), Ciara McMorrow (10), Sang Nguyen (12), Alex O’Neill (9), Sofia Sidun (9), Mary Tappel (11), Isabella van Tets (9), and Stephen Woyte (10).
- Kindergarten – 8th grade stayed for an extra presentation from a representative for the American Heart Association who helped us launch a fundraiser, Jump Rope for Heart. Students have a month to collect money and pledges to raise funds for the American Heart Association which will go toward research and education about heart health.
- TUESDAY 1/19: Fr. Brosamer said Mass for the Lower School in the JPII Chapel. Thank you, Fr. Brosamer.
- THURSDAY 1/20: Fr. Anthony Patalano said Mass for the upper school in the JPII chapel. Thank you, Fr. Anthony.
- FRIDAY 1/22: Upper School Joseph Day – the 5th through 12th grades enjoyed the premier of The Importance of Being Earnest performed by the high school Drama class.
- FRIDAY 1/22: Miss Neumayr represented the school at Archbishop Hurley’s funeral Mass.
- SATURDAY 1/23: There will be a Noon matinee performance of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Lunney Center at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral, due to the cancellation of the Friday evening performance.
- SATURDAY 1/23: The Saturday evening dinner performance of The Importance of Being Earnest will take place in the Lunney Center as scheduled. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the curtain will rise at 7:00 p.m. Dinner tickets. Ticket prices for all shows: $4.00 for children, students, and senior citizens; $7.00 for general admission; $25.00 for dinner (regardless of age, show included.)
- SUNDAY 1/24: There will be a second discussion on “youth and technology” at Lumen Christi, in room 109 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
THE WEEK TO COME:
- MONDAY 1/25: Morning Assembly in St. Dominic’s Hall at 8:00 a.m.
- TUESDAY 1/26: Filipino themed Faculty Luncheon organized by the Parent Association. Share Hour Opportunity – Please contact Shivani Tiwari or Robyn Woyte if you would like to contribute a dish.
- TUESDAY 1/26: Lower School Mass at 2:15 p.m. in the JPII Chapel.
- THURSDAY 1/28: The Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of scholars
- THURSDAY 1/28: Upper School Mass at 10:15 a.m. in the JPII Chapel.
- FRIDAY 1/29: Upper School Mary Day
- FRIDAY 1/29: HRA Spelling Bee at 8:15 a.m. in St. Dominic’s Hall – Parents are invited to join us for the competition. The names of the competitors will be announced mid-week.
- FRIDAY 1/29: The Raffle Drawing will take place at Noon in St. Dominic’s Hall.
- FRIDAY 1/29: The senior class is sponsoring a jungle themed dance for the upper school in St. Dominic’s Hall from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Ticket prices for the dance were announced to the students. Proceeds will go toward the prom in the spring.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS:
- Please add to your calendar: The Catholic Schools Week Mass will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton parish on Wednesday, February 3rd at 1:00 p.m. We will need parent help to transport all of the students across town for Mass. We are very grateful to the parents who have already volunteered, but we still need a lot of help.
- There will be a Parent Association Meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11th in the St. Kolbe Lobby.
- SHARE HOUR OPPORTUNITY: There will be an Open House on the evening of Wednesday, February 17th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Parents and students are needed to greet prospective families and give campus tours. Any currently enrolled families who refer another family to attend HRA will earn a $100.00 discount on tuition.
- The HRA Science Fair will be held on the morning of Thursday, February 25th in St. Dominic’s Hall. We are in need of volunteers with a science or technology background to judge science projects for the fair. Please contact the office if you are interested in helping with this event.