THE OCTOBER 18 PARENT PULSE
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. or 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.
Future Family Nights Scheduled for Prospective Prep Parents and Students
Do you know prospective Prep families who want to learn more about the school? Please let them know about the Future Family Nights scheduled in November and December (see schedule below).
They will learn about the admissions process, testing, scholarship opportunities and financial aid options. They will also hear current students talk about life at Prep and answer questions.
Future Family Nights will be held in the Carta Hall of Fame Room (near the Heider Center entrance on the east side of campus) from 7-8:30 p.m. on the following days:
- Wednesday, November 6 – RSVP by November 5
- Wednesday, November 13 – RSVP by November 12
- Monday, December 2 – RSVP by December 1
- Monday, December 9 – RSVP by December 8
For more information, please email Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, or call 402-548-3872.
Help with Parent-Teacher Conferences Goodie Bags for Prep Faculty and Staff
The Prep Moms organization needs donations for goodie bags that will be given to the Prep faculty and staff members. 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 18-25
Prep Football @ Millard South Tonight
See the ninth-ranked Junior Jays take on the number three Millard South Patriots tonight at 7 at Buell Stadium (14905 Q Street). Theme is pink out. Can’t go? Listen live on Spirit Catholic Radio 102.7 FM.
7th Annual CP Corporate Trap Shoot – Saturday, October 19
A reminder that the annual corporate fundraiser for the CP trap program takes place this weekend and will include a raffle and auction items. If you have already registered for the event and need additional information, email Emily Lischer or call 801-819-3735.
Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 20
We look forward to seeing all those who have registered for Creighton Prep’s annual Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast this Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Windsor Ballroom of the Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center in La Vista (12520 Westport Parkway).
This special occasion is for Prep mothers and sons of all faiths. The Mass will be concelebrated by members of Prep’s Jesuit community.
If you have any questions prior to today (Friday, October 18) at 4 p.m., please email Grace Cominoli or call 402-548-3881. For questions after today at 4 p.m., please contact Amy Knight at 402-670-4774.
College Admissions Counselor Visits – October 21-25
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 21
11–1 p.m. United States Army ROTC—Creighton University
12:30 p.m. University of Nebraska-Omaha Newman Center
Tuesday, October 22
8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln
Students register here and choose from breakouts in Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular Technology, Laboratory, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy/ Rehab Services, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, and Trauma Services.
9:45 a.m. University of Southern California
10:30 a.m. Drake University
12:35 p.m. Regis University
Wednesday, October 23
12:35 p.m. Metropolitan Community College
Thursday, October 24
7:30 a.m. Middlebury College
Friday, October 25
Since students will not be in school this day, these are great options:
Creighton University Business Symposium
CHI Health Center Arena
455 N. 10th St.
Students register here and get more information here.
UNL Architecture/Interior Design/Landscape Architecture Open House
8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Students register by October 22.
Clarkson College Discover a Career in Health Care
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Explore nursing, physical therapy assistant, radiography, medical imaging, health information management, health care business management, and community health.
Students register here.
Jr. Jays 12th Man Club Meeting – Tuesday, October 22
Fathers of current student-athletes in the Prep football program and Prep alumni are invited to the final Jr. Jays 12th Man Club meeting of the season at Cunningham’s Pub and Grill at 10904 West Dodge Road.
A social hour at 6 p.m. will be followed by a presentation from defensive coordinator Brian Mohnsen at 7. Cost is $10 at the door for those attending for the first time. Plan on appetizers and a beverage ticket. A cash bar will also be available. Those who have attended one of the two previous meetings are already paid up for this one.
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.
Events - November 5-December 21
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.
Freshman/Big Brother Service Day – Friday, November 8
The next Freshman/Big Brother service day will take place on Friday, November 8th. If students participated in the last service day (on September 20th) they do NOT participate in the November service day. The students participating have been emailed their service sites assignments.
The big brothers will provide transportation that day. At 9 a.m.at Prep, they and the freshmen will enjoy donuts, juice and a short prayer service. They will travel to service sites in Omaha to volunteer from 10-11:30 a.m. then to lunch. Freshmen should bring money for lunch. Dress code is blue-white.
If you have any questions, please contact Dave Lawler.
Save the Dates – Christmas eBASH – November 12-December 9
Save the dates on your calendar now for Christmas eBASH, starting Tuesday, November 12 and running through Monday, December 9! During that time, you will be able to bid on a great collection of Prep-themed items and Christmas season specialties while supporting Creighton Prep!
Operation Others Fall Events Schedule
The fall events schedule for Operation Others has been posted to the Prep website. In addition to the annual magazine and gift drive happening now, there are a number of other events you can get involved in to support the cause. Among them, the annual turkey drive will take place on Saturday, November 23, and delivery weekend is scheduled for December 19-21.
Prep Third at Math League Contest
Congratulations to all the Prep students who competed at the event at Omaha North. Among the performances, Ben Lyons and Henry Egan won first and second in the 11th grade competition and Connor Gregg took second in the 12th grade competition.
Cross Country Runners Qualify for State
Congratulations to Jack Schembari and Henry Slagle on qualifying for the state cross country meet with their runs at the District A-4 meet yesterday. Both placed in the top 15 and the team finished fourth.
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.
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.
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