The Red & White

The Red & White is the weekly newsletter for parents and students sent via email each Friday. It functions as an announcement sheet for upcoming events and activities with links to pages on our website where more information can be found.

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Red & White - January 18, 2019

 

January 18, 2019
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

ERIC RAMIREZ, SJ: MINISTERING AMONG THE MYSTERIES

The past few weeks I have been busy looking at schedules and calendars and calling retreat centers for available spots, plotting out the retreat schedule for the coming school year. Besides the day-to-day operations, paying of bills, looking at spreadsheets full of students’ names across the screen, I have been taking the time to ponder the nature of campus ministry. What is the role of campus ministry in our environment today?

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ALL SCHOOL NEWS

2019-20 ADVANCE DEPOSIT FOR RE-ENROLLMENT
On Friday, February 1, the 2019-20 nonrefundable advance deposit of $250 per returning student will be collected electronically through your current 2018-19 FACTS tuition account. No action is required on your part UNLESS one or more of the following describes your situation; then contact Sandra Ferraro by Monday, January 28.

  • If your freshman, sophomore or junior student is not returning to RJHS for the 2019-20 academic year.
  • If you will not be able to pay the complete nonrefundable advance deposit amount of $250 per returning student on February 1 via your FACTS tuition account.
  • If there are presently two or more FACTS tuition accounts being used to make tuition payments for your student(s) and you need to communicate which party or parties should be charged the 2019-20 nonrefundable advance deposit.

BOYS SOPHOMORE RETREAT AND SERVICE DAY
On March 21-22, the entire boys sophomore class will be participating in either the Sophomore Retreat or Sophomore Service Day. The retreat is an overnight experience from Thursday to Friday. The Service Day is only on Friday. If your son participated in the Sophomore Retreat last fall, he will participate in Sophomore Service Day this spring and vice versa. As asked in the fall, please note that your son will need to be on retreat or service and not at any other athletic event, appointment or trip. Students are expected to attend every portion of those two days and will be dismissed at the 2:45 pm bell. Fr. Ramirez, SJ and Mr. Mattacchione will meet with the sophomores and give them specific information as time approaches. Please pray for our boys and their leaders!

WELCOME PHONE CALLS FOR THE CLASS OF 2023
The Admissions Office is still looking for parent volunteers to call every family accepted to RJ for the 2019-20 school year. Volunteers will call no more than 15 families to offer congratulations and answer any questions. These calls will be made the week of February 18-22. Please complete THIS FORM if you are interested and you'll be contacted by Jen Gray in February. Thank you!

PARENT ACCESS TO CANVAS
Just a reminder that if you desire access to assignments and grades or to be notified as due dates or announcements are published for your student, your student’s login serves as your family access code. Parents do not create their own account or login for this system. Please use your student's account login to review all class data and to add your cell phone or email to notifications. Tutorials on how to set up notifications in Canvas are available for help.

MOM PROM "ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK"—REGISTRATION OPEN!
Registration for Mom Prom 2019 is now open at www.regisjesuit.com/momprom. Throw on your favorite 50s attire and come Rock Around the Clock with your sons on February 24 at Wings Over the Rockies. Tickets are $48, and if you register by February 10, you will also have the option to purchase event t-shirts. After February 10, late registration will incur a $10 price increase, and you will no longer have the option to purchase t-shirts. You won’t want to miss this special Regis Jesuit tradition! So invite your sons to a fun evening of food, games, music and dancing! For questions or to volunteer to help the day of the event, please email the Mom Prom Committee

TEDDY BEAR TOSS AT TONIGHT'S HOCKEY GAME—JANUARY 18
The annual hockey Teddy Bear Toss is TONIGHT, January 18, at 5:40 pm at Family Sports Center vs. Ralston Valley. Please bring your new teddy bears to toss onto the ice after the Raiders score their first goal! The team will deliver the teddy bears to Children’s Hospital for Valentine’s Day! Let’s show Children’s Hospital our Regis Jesuit community support.

MISSION WEEK: BE THE CHANGE, BRING THE CHANGE—JANUARY 22-25
Mission Week is next week. Students will have the opportunity to dress down all week at either $5/day or $15 for a wristband that covers the entire week. Student Council will also be selling Mission Week crew neck sweatshirts and jogger sweatpants to raise money. They are $20 each. Lastly, there will be a coin collection competition all week with prizes for the top two grade levels. If you have any questions regarding Mission Week, please contact Mr. Jackson or Mr. Timme.

MOMS ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY—JANUARY 23
Join your fellow RJ moms (of current students and alums from both divisions) on Wednesday, January 23 (please note the date change), as we delve into chapter 6 of our book, Perfectly Yourself: Discovering God’s Dream for You by Matthew Kelly (can be found at Dynamic Catholic). Feel free to jump right in the middle of this book with us; it’s amazing! MOSJ welcomes women of all faiths and walks, as we journey together as children of God, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. We share our insights, comments and questions related to a book we read and its meaning in our lives. We will meet on every first, third and fifth Wednesday from 9:00-10:45 am (unless school starts at 10:00 am, then we meet from 10:00-11:30 am). We will continue to meet in the Main Office Small Conference Room in the Boys Division. Contact Susu Dugas with any questions about MOSJ at 720.933.7447.

SERVICE JOURNALS DUE—JANUARY 25
All service journals and service hours for juniors and seniors must be completed by Friday, January 25, 2019 on both Canvas and X2Vol. If your son is having issues with completing this task, they should speak to their faculty advisor and Mr. Mattacchione immediately.

SNOBALL DANCE—JANUARY 26
This year’s Snoball Dance will take place Saturday, January 26, from 8:00 pm -11:00 pm in the Girls Gym. The theme for the night is Aspen in the 80s, and all students are encouraged to attend, with or without a date! All students are encouraged to dress in theme for this non-formal dance. Show off your 80's winter slopes attire and/or biggest and brightest neon colors. Coat check will be available. Inappropriate attire will be addressed at the door by the deans. Tickets will be on sale the week preceding the dance for $25 each, but only $20 if you show your Mission Week wristband. Night of, tickets will be $25 at the door. Please contact Mr. Jackson with any questions or concerns.

MEN’S CLUB FATHER-SON P6 EVENT—JANUARY 27
Please plan to attend the annual father-son social event of the year – The P6 (Prayer, Pizza, Poker, Ping-Pong Palooza)! The event will take place on Sunday, January 27, at Regis Jesuit with Mass in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel in the Girls Division at 4:30 pm and activities beginning at 5:30 pm. Activities will include a Texas Hold'Em tournament for the poker players and singles and doubles ping pong tournaments. Pizza will be served. This event is open to all Regis Jesuit dads, grandfathers, uncles and guardians of RJ students in the Boys Division. The cost is $5 for food and drink and $25 for the buy-in to play poker. Online registration deadline is January 23, but walk-ins are welcome. Online registration is now open. We definitely need volunteers to help before, during and after the event. Please sign up online to volunteer.

SAVE THE DATE: CYBER LARK GIFT GATHERING—JANUARY 29
All parents are invited to join us digitally on Tuesday, January 29, for our first ever Cyber LARK Gift Gathering to benefit LARKaloha! In response to feedback from previous Gift Gatherings, we want to offer a convenient option for all parents to participate. During this 24-hour virtual Gift Gathering, we will encourage parents to “gather” online as a community to show your support of RJ and our students by donating items for the annual LARK Dinner-Auction. Gift Gatherings have been a key factor in the past success of LARK and play an important role in the gathering of donations for the event.
There will be three options for you to participate in this Gift Gathering:

  1. Make a monetary donation to LARK on our website
  2. Donate an in-kind item from our Amazon wishlist
  3. Purchase a bottle of wine online from a local store

Further details are coming soon! Please look for more information in next week’s Red & White. If you would like to further help by hosting this event, please contact Helen Bingham, Director of Events, at hbingham@regisjesuit.com or 303.269.8040.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS—FEBRUARY 1
Join us for First Friday Mass in February on its return to the first Friday of the month. Mass is at 7:00 am in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel with music provided by the First Friday choir. Then stay for fellowship after in the Sidney Commons of the Steele Center. We allow special parking for this liturgy to accommodate those who wish to attend. See the parking map for details.
Weather Contingency Plan: As a reminder, if the school is closed due to poor weather conditions, then Mass is also cancelled. If school is on a two-hour late start, Mass will still be celebrated at 7:00 am.

PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT—FEBRUARY 5
Attention all Raider Parents! What do you know about vaping? According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 21% of high school students have vaped in the last 30 days. With this in mind, the Counseling Offices and RPCA will be hosting a very special Parent Education Night on Tuesday, February 5, at 6:30 pm in The Z Theatre. The RJHS counselors will present information on how the Juuling/Vaping phenomenon affects teenagers' emotional and mental health and how parents can support their children in making good decisions around this topic. After the presentation, parents can join together in the Steele Center for Dessert and Coffee. Please RSVP for this event HERE.

ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES UPDATE

Here is a recap of the most recent highlights for our athletics (varsity) and activities. If you have a highlight to share, send it to webmaster@regisjesuit.com.

BOYS ATHLETICS
Basketball: 8-7
Hockey: 9-0
Wrestling: 1-2

GIRLS ATHLETICS
Basketball: 12-0 
Swim & Dive: 8-0

BOYS SWIM & DIVE TEAM INFORMATION
The Boys Swim and Dive Team web store for purchasing gear will be closing Friday, January 18, at midnight. If you are interested in joining the team and have not been receiving communications from the team email, please contact us immediately.

PARENT MEETING FOR CAST AND CREW OF EURYDICE—JANUARY 25
Parents of all cast and crew members for the spring play Eurydice should plan to attend a meeting next Friday, January 25 from 5:00-6:00 pm in the choral room located on the second floor of the Steele Center. We will go over key dates and details of staging this production. For more information, visit www.regisjesuit.com/castandcrew (login required).

COMMUNITY NEWS

The information in the Community News section of the Red & White is provided as a service to our families and community. Inclusion in this section does not imply endorsement by Regis Jesuit High School.

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE
As we make resolutions for 2019, Boys Hope Girls Hope is asking scholars to set spring semester goals and re-energize their investment in Boys Hope Girls Hope commitments and opportunities at our Recommitment Celebration at Aurora Central High School Library on Thursday, January 24, from 4:30-5:45 pm. Find all details here.
You can help by being a volunteer “goals coach” and give our scholars some feedback on their academic and extra-curricular goals for the spring semester. For more information or to RSVP, email Laura Conti at LConti@bhgh.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, January 18
- WHITE DAY
- Boys Winter Service Immersion Trip
- Boys Junior/Senior Service Projects
- Girls Kairos 55
- March for Life
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15am

Saturday, January 19
- Boys Winter Service Immersion Trip
- March for Life

Monday, January 21
- Martin Luther King Day—SCHOOL CLOSED

Tuesday, January 22
- RED DAY
- MISSION WEEK
- Spring Play Rehearsals Begin

Wednesday, January 23
- One-Hour Late Start
- WHITE DAY
- Mission Week
- Moms on Spiritual Journey, 9:00 am

Thursday, January 24
- ACADEMY DAY
- RED DAY
- Mission Week
- MLK Prayer Service

Friday, January 25
- WHITE DAY
- Mission Week
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am

View the full list of upcoming events at www.regisjesuit.com/upcomingevents

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