April 18, 2018
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In Christ’s Love,
Sister Mary Michael, CK
SFA MEETING Welcome to the new board members for next year: Bill and Stacie Hooks – 2nd VP, and Melanie Wesely – Secretary. Thanks so much to both Scott and Keeley Preister who served through their three-year term, and Mary McConnell who served two, two-year terms as Secretary. The 5th graders also did a very fine job with the Wax Museum. The variety of historical characters was enlightening and engaging!
RICHTER MEMORIAL Tomorrow will be the last day to send funds for the Richter Memorial. The gift will be given directly to the family to apply to the memorial fund or use as they deem necessary. Thank you for the response! God bless you.
BOOK FEES & TUITION FORMS are due in the office tomorrow, Thursday, April 19. Any forms returned after Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00am will be assessed late charges.
IOWA ASSESSMENT (ITBS) RESULTS go home today with students in Grades 3-8. If you have any questions regarding the performance of your child with regard to these tests, please contact your child’s teacher. Please remember they are one piece of information that informs the teacher regarding the academic progress of your child. Note that the National Percentile Rank (NPR) indicates that your child performed better than that percentage of students in their grade level across the nation. It is not the percentage correct on the test. In the graphs you can find the percent correct for your child (%CStd.), which is compared to the average percent correct for students in the same grade across the nation (%C Nat.). The National Stanine (NS) runs from 1-9 with 1-3 being below average, 4-6 average, and 7-9 above average. The Grade Equivalency (GE) indicates that your child performed as well as a child in the grade listed on the material for his/her own grade. For example, if a 5th grader scored an 8.3 GE in math, it means he handled 5th grade material similar to a typical student in the 3rd month of 8th grade. A GE of 12 means the 5th grader scored as well as he could on the material, like you’d expect a 12th grader to have 5th grade material mastered. It doesn’t show how well that student would perform on higher level material.
ITBS SCORES Following are the testing scores for the major categories tested in Grades 3-8. Testing occurred in the Spring of 2018.
Iowa Assessments – National Percentile Rank of Average SS:
Grade Language Total Math Total Core Composite
3 76 68 71
4 86 81 82
5 79 70 73
6 82 76 77
7 82 68 73
8 79 66 71
ROSARY CRUSADE INVITATION Bishop James Conley is inviting your family to the HuskerCatholic Candle-lit Rosary on Sunday, April 29 at 8:00pm. Join thousands of others in surrounding the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus to pray the Rosary for peace. Please visit www.rosarylincoln.org for a detailed map (which shows where our parishioners should stand) and a flyer for the event. St. Peter’s has a goal of 300 people at the Rosary. Here is a 90 second video Bishop Conley did to promote the event. There is a sign-up sheet on the Scrip counter in church. ---God bless, Lincoln Rosary Crusade Team
THANK YOU to everyone who helped in any way with the construction and deconstruction of the stage for the Jr. High musical. Your time and talent were very much appreciated!
SLIM CHICKENS will hold a ‘dine-out night’ to benefit St. Peter’s on Tuesday, April 24, 3:00-9:00pm, at the 14th & Pine Lake location. Please use Scrip, and you will be helping our school out “twice”! Slim Chickens will give back 20% of sales to St. Peter’s. Thank you for your support of our school.
Scrip News Scrip sales from April 10-16 were $12,295 with a profit of $404. We have some special denominations ($50 and $100) of the following vendors: Bed, Bath & Beyond; Chili's; and Land's End. If you are interested in any of these cards, e-mail Christy Dickinson at email@example.com Slim Chickens “dine and donate” night is coming up on April 24; don't forget to purchase your Scrip!
E-Scrip is sent home on the 1st and 16th of the month. To sign up or make changes to your order, please contact Scrip Coordinator Christy Dickinson at 402-840-7801 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scrip Volunteers for April 21/22 Masses: 4:00 Karen Post; 8:00 Amy Schriner; 9:30 Libby Tomes; 11:00 Linda Proskovec
BAND PARENTS The Spring Concert for all band students in grades 5-8 will be Wednesday, May 2 from 7-8:00pm in the Pius High School gym. Band students are to wear their school uniform. The rehearsal will be at Pius in the gym on Tuesday., May 1 from 7-7:45pm for 5th graders, and from 7:45-8:30pm for 6-7-8th graders.
LEGO ROBOTICS There will be a new LEGO ROBOTICS team at St. Peter's for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year for students in grades 5-8. Click on Lego for detailed flyer. The team will be part of the First Lego League program and will compete in area tournaments. The team will meet after school on Mondays from 3:30-5:00pm beginning in August. Cost for the team will be $100. Registration and payment deadline is April 18. For information on registration, please contact Kristi Miller at email@example.com or Jodi Gabel at firstname.lastname@example.org
MOVING? A couple potential new families are looking for a house in the parish, if you are looking to sell I’d be glad to send their name your way. Likewise if you are looking to buy a home, send your info my way and I’ll provide to those I know are looking. email@example.com
CK SISTERS Outdoor Spring Workday on Sat., May 5, 1:30-4:30pm (note time change). We will be planting our vegetable garden and cleaning up flowerbeds, as well as cutting down trees. Helpful items to bring include gloves, pruning shears, clippers, wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, pickups, chain saws and energy! Children are also welcome! Mark your calendars now and contact Sister Mary Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come and help. Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56 St., about 2 miles west and south of Pioneers Park.
KFOR Summer Fun Punch Tickets This is a great bargain for families. And all money collected from ticket sales stays right here at school! If you are interested in purchasing tickets ($5 each, one ticket per child, children cannot share tickets), please send your money to the school office beginning Monday, April 23 in an envelope marked “KFOR Tickets”. The last day to place your order is May 9. Tickets will be distributed before school ends.
GRADUATION Are you shopping for your daughter’s graduation dress? Please remember some guidelines. Dresses should not be sheer, should be at least knee length, and have a modest neckline and sleeves. A sleeveless dress may be allowed if a sweater or some type of jacket with sleeves is worn over the dress at all times during the graduation ceremony and reception. Thank you for helping your daughter to learn and to keep her dignity as a Christian woman. Boys should wear dress shirts and a tie, nice pants (no jeans or cargo pants), and dress shoes. No athletic shoes, please.
SUMMER TUTORING Concerned about summer regression over the summer months? Would your child benefit from a boost or review of academic skills? If so I would love to help. I am a certified teacher with 25 years experience, and I am filling spots for summer tutoring. If you are interested, please call or text me at 402-499-9356. References are available. Thanks! Parishioner, Paula Smith ---Paid Ad.
FOOD COLLECTION Please remember to bring food on Fridays for Catholic Social Services.