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New Deadline to Order Caps and Gowns for Graduation

Graduation may seem far away but the deadline for ordering senior graduation caps, gowns, invitations and other items has been moved up to Tuesday, November 27. This means that prices will increase if your order is not submitted by that date.

The order forms from School Traditions that are part of the order packet your son received on October 4, 2018 indicate a later deadline. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The packet has several forms but be sure to use the main white folded form with rings on it that says Graduation Order Form CLASS of 2019 to order your son’s cap, gown and tassel, and view additional items that you may wish to order. Price information is included in the packet.

Please complete your order and mail it to School Traditions at the address just below.

School Traditions

12100 West Center Rd

Bel Air Plaza, Suite 901

Omaha NE 68114

ALL SENIORS must have a cap, gown and tassel for graduation, and this is your opportunity to order. If your son plans to use his brother’s cap and gown and, as a result, you do not plan to place a cap and gown order through School Traditions, please let Kath Harmon in the High School Office know by emailing her at kharmon@creightonprep.org. Thank you!

 

1:1 Program Evaluation Survey for Parents

This marks the fourth year of Prep's 1:1 program, and it is important that we take time now to review and evaluate our current program. Please click HERE and take few minutes to provide your feedback about your experience with Prep's 1:1 program. Thank you!

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Readers, Gift Bearer Family and EMHCs Needed for Christmas Midnight Mass at Prep

The 2018 Christmas Midnight Mass at Prep is set for 12 a.m. on Tuesday morning, December 25. In order to make it a success, Campus Ministry is in need of volunteers for the following ministries: readers, EMHC’s, and one family to bring the gifts forward.

This can be a great way for you and your family to celebrate Christmas with other members of the Prep community and to give of your time and talent to the school. If you or your family would like to volunteer in any of the aforementioned roles, please contact Kelly Barth in Campus Ministry at kbarth@creightonprep.org. Thank you!


 

Help Prep Acquire Auction Items for Beach BASH 2019

The success of BASH each year is critical to Prep’s ongoing mission to deliver educational excellence to 1,000 young men, to keep tuition affordable, and to provide financial assistance to nearly half of all students.

The same will be true for Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years” which is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, and your help is needed now to acquire items for the silent auction that will take place that evening and the eBASH online auction that will precede it.

Volunteering for BASH is a great way to provide service to Prep! Click HERE to learn more and to sign up for auction acquisition!

 

Sign up for Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel

Creighton Prep is in its sixth year of Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel on Fridays during the 2018-2019 school year. It is a wonderful gift to Prep to have such prayer happening throughout the school day, and anyone is welcome to volunteer for an "hour of power" before the Blessed Sacrament.

On the Fridays when you participate in Eucharistic Adoration, please 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 Skinner Chapel.

Click HERE to reach the CP Adoration 2018-2019 signup page where you can view the adoration schedule and sign up to participate. If you have any questions about Eucharistic Adoration at Prep, please contact Mr. Kelly Barth at kbarth@creightonprep.org.

Thank you for considering to serve the Prep students and the faculty and staff in this way. God bless you! Thanks as well to all those who have signed up so far!

 

Upcoming Events

  

Christmas eBASH is Here Through Monday, December 10!

Christmas eBASH is here through Monday, December 10! During this time, you can bid on a great collection of Prep-themed items and Christmas season specialties while supporting Creighton Prep!

Click HERE to start bidding!

 

Operation Others Turkey Drop-off Day – Saturday, November 17

Help those in need this holiday season through Operation Others by dropping off a frozen turkey of any size on Saturday, November 17 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Creighton Prep (7400 Western Avenue, east parking lot), Skutt Catholic (3131 S. 156 Street) or GolfTEC (362 N. 114 Street, Suite 362). We hope to collect 850 turkeys this year!

 

Future Family Nights – November 19-December 10

Do you know prospective Prep families who want to learn more about the school? Please let them know about the Future Family Nights scheduled from Monday, November 19 to Monday, December 10 (see schedule below). There, 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 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Criss Auditorium at Prep on the following days:

  • Monday, November 19

  • Monday, December 3

  • Monday, December 10

To RSVP for a Future Family Night, prospective Prep parents can call the High School Office at 402-393-1256.

For more information, please contact Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, at 402-548-3872 or jluedtke@creightonprep.org.

 

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Presentation for Parents – Tuesday, November 20

Suicide is the leading cause of death in youth between the ages of 15-24, with adolescent males having some of the highest risks. Though suicide is sometimes unpredictable, there are warning signs and processes to discuss with youth.

On Tuesday, November 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm, in the Criss Auditorium, Prep will provide informational training for parents to understand the warning signs and the steps to work to save an individual's life. On that evening, please enter the school on the west side of the building through the Sullivan Center doors.

If you have questions prior to the presentation, Please contact Kevin Kaminski, Prep’s licensed mental health professional, at kkaminski@creightonprep.org.


Christmas in the Cage – Saturday, December 15

Please join us in the Heider Center on Saturday, December 15 for the always-festive Christmas in the Cage event where the Junior Jays nesting in the Birdcage student section cheer on the home team in their holiday garb and entertain the crowd. On this night, the Creighton Prep JV and varsity basketball teams will play the Storm from Elkhorn South, with the JV game beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity game at 7 p.m.

The Heider Center ticket office will open at 5 p.m., and tickets will be $6 for adults and $4 for students. The Jay Mart will also open at 5 p.m. for your holiday shopping needs and close at 9 p.m.

This is the last home game scheduled before the Christmas holidays and a large crowd is expected, so please plan to arrive early. See you there!

 

Operation Others Delivery Weekend – December 20, 21 and 22

Volunteer are needed to set up, pack and deliver food during Operations Others Delivery Weekend, December 20-22. Food bags will be delivered to almost 1,200 materially-poor families. Please meet at the warehouse (location TBA) during that dates and times listed on the tentative schedule below. Follow O.O. on Twitter @operationothers for updates, changes, severe weather announcements, and more. All times are subject to change due to weather and other variables.

Thursday, December 20: Setup day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, December 21: Packing day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 22: Delivery day: Mass at 8 a.m. then deliveries from 9 a.m. until finished, usually around noon.

 

Christmas Midnight Mass at Prep – Tuesday, December 25

The 2018 Christmas Midnight Mass at Prep is set for 12 a.m. on Tuesday morning, December 25. As always, this is a special time for the Prep community to come together and celebrate the birth of our Lord.

If you or your family would like to volunteer in any of the volunteer roles listed earlier in this Parent Pulse, please contact Kelly Barth in Campus Ministry at kbarth@creightonprep.org. Thank you!


Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years”

Your Help is Needed to Make it a Success!

The countdown to Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years” on Saturday, April 27 has begun, and your help is needed to make it a success!

The monies raised from BASH are critical to keeping tuition reasonable for everyone and to providing over $2 million in financial assistance annually to nearly half of our students. So please plan to join us on Saturday, April 27 and in all the activities leading up to that date.

A key goal for BASH 2019 is to have more than 900 Prep community members at the event.

As mentioned earlier in this Parent Pulse, we are in need of auction acquisition volunteers. To learn more and to sign up, click HERE.

Executive Committee

The Beach BASH 2019 executive committee includes the following:

Auction Acquisition (silent auction): Carrie Jenkins

Catalog: Michele Zadalis

Decorations: Tiffany Dencklau and Lisa Gravelle (co-chairs)

Logistics: Cathy Goracke

Patron Party: Beth Kramer

Raffle: Jim Naylon '85

Underwriting: Melissa and Patrick Duffy '90

Save the Dates

Auction Acquisition Kickoff

Tuesday, November 27 from 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Online Auctions

Christmas eBASH: Tuesday, November 13-Monday, December 10

eBASH: Friday, March 22-Friday, April 12, 2019  

Patron Party

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Beach BASH 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019 (our 49th year)

 

Prep Notes

 

Get Your Junior Jaybacker Basketball Season Pass Now!

If you haven’t already purchased a Junior Jaybacker basketball season pass, there is still time to do so! Two person and family passes are available, and are good for admission to all home varsity, JV, sophomore and freshman basketball games. Save money and time, and get your pass today!

Click HERE to purchase a Junior Jaybacker basketball season pass now.


Visit the Jay Mart in December for Your Holiday Shopping Needs

Be sure to visit the Jay Mart in December for your holiday shopping needs as the store will have extended hours during that time. In addition to the hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on regular school days, the Jay Mart will be open during the following days and times:

Date

Hours

Thursday, December 6

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, December 7

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 8

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, December 11

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 18

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, December 19

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Thursday, December 20

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium outside the Heider Center.


2018-2019 AMDG Annual Fund Campaign – The Time to Give is Now!

The 2018-2019 AMDG Annual Fund campaign is underway and, as always, your support of the AMDG Annual Fund is critical to the success of our ongoing mission to form men of faith, scholarship, leadership and service.

Gifts to the AMDG Annual Fund help Prep provide financial assistance to students, address a range of operating expenses, support the dining program and continue important work in a number of academic programs and activities as well as in Campus Ministry and the arts and sciences.

During this time, please consider returning a gift or a multi-year pledge by mail or donating online at www.creightonprep.org/giveonline. Your generosity makes all the difference in helping us form 1,000 young men each year.

You may even be able to double the impact of your gift to Prep by participating in your company’s matching gift program. See your human resource office for information regarding matching gifts.

For additional information or to discuss a gift or multi-year pledge to the AMDG Annual Fund, please contact Director of Annual Funds Taylor Stormberg ’09 at 402-548-3830 or tstormberg@creightonprep.org.


Opportunities for Current Juniors: Summer Service/Immersion Trips

This summer, Campus Ministry will be sponsoring service/immersion trips to the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Rosebud Reservation. These opportunities are open to all current juniors. There is still space available on each of this trips.  If your son is interested in participating, he can pick up an application from Mr. Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office. There will be an informational meeting for interested students in the Campus Ministry Office during the junior lunch on Monday, November 19th.

  

Christmas Ornaments Now in the Jay Mart

Yes, the Christmas season is on the horizon, and, this year, plan to add a beautiful Creighton Prep ornament from the Jay Mart to your Christmas tree.

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium and is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days. Students are welcome to shop the store during their lunch period, and parents, alumni and friends of the school may visit the store by entering the building through the Administration entrance next to the east parking lot. It will also be open for ALL home basketball games.

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

 

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