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 - November 17, 2017

November 17, 2017
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

JIM BRODERICK KING '87: A HUGE SCOOP OF INGRATITUDE ON MY THANKSGIVING DAY PLATE

This is our time of year as Americans to take a long, relaxing weekend with family and friends and spend one of those days offering a personal and communal expression of gratitude. Big balloons in a parade; weird root vegetables that we only eat this time of year; binging on bad football (Really, are the Detroit Lions ever going to be worthy of this day?); televised dog shows; short family reunions with people we begrudgingly see just this one time a year (likely to fight over a meaningless board game); high school seniors answering the question for the seeming 1000th time: “Sooooo, what’s the college plan for next year?” It does seem a bit redundant and slightly, if only temporarily, painful. Yet, we make sure to bring ourselves to the table this time every year, our national day of overindulgence and gratitude—Thanksgiving!

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THE RED & WHITE WILL NOT BE SENT NEXT WEEK—FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

SUPPORT RJ BY PURCHASING KING SOOPERS AND SAFEWAY GIFT CARDS
As the holidays approach, please remember to use your King Soopers or Safeway reloadable gift card for your family Thanksgiving spread, parties, sports banquets or catered lunch. They're also great as a practical and thoughtful gift for teachers. Using your gift card adds up to huge benefits for the Regis Jesuit community, which receives 5% back from every gift card purchase or reload, generating close to $40,000 in recent school years. Cards can be purchased in the Business Office (GD) or the BD Main Office in $25, $50, and $100 denominations. If you need a specific denomination or a large amount, contact Camille Hart at pca@regisjesuit.com. Please put "Grocery Cards" in the subject line. Thank you for supporting the Parent Community Association and Regis Jesuit.

IMPORTANT NPR ARTICLE ON DEPRESSION
NPR recently publish an article entitled Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts. Please take a moment to listen to, or read this information and share it with your student(s), family and friends.

ARRUPE CLUBS COLLECT FOR THE HOMELESS
Did you know the main causes of homelessness are lack of affordable housing, unemployment, poverty and low wages? And that one quarter of homeless people are children? The Girls and Boys Division Arrupe Clubs are collecting items for the homeless during the month of November. These donations will go to Christ in the City for their work with our friends on the street. We are in need of the following donations to make bags for the homeless: soft/chewy breakfast bars, toothbrushes with holders, soap, chapstick, deodorant, socks and travel-sized toothpaste, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, lotions and shampoos. We are also collecting yards of children's fleece material to make scarves for the homeless and less fortunate children served at Fr. Woody's Christmas Party. You may drop off the items in the collection boxes located in the Girls and Boys Divisions during the month of November. Thank you so much for your support of this vulnerable population.

SEASON OF CARING AND SHARING
The season leading up to Christmas is a time of preparation for the birth of our savior. We hope that all members of the community of Regis Jesuit will find time to contemplate the mystery of the incarnation, and perhaps will be able to participate in some of the events or activities sponsored by the school during this time. Details can be found at www.regisjesuit.com/holidayseason, which include some donation opportunities for canned food, toys and Cadre collections (or whatever is appropriate once the page is updated). We wish you a blessed Advent and Christmas season.

BUS TRACKER LIVE MAP
Regis Jesuit now has a webpage that displays and tracks our buses during their daily routes. Visit www.regisjesuit.com/livebusmap (you must be logged in to view the map). At the top right of that map, click on Menu and from the drop down select the route of your choice. The bus indicator is an arrow and will be green when the bus is in motion and red when at a stop. We hope this information will be useful to all our families taking advantage our busing program.

RAIDER SHOP NEWS—NEW HOURS & NEXT POLO ORDERING PERIOD
The Raider Shop will now be open during the following times for the rest of the year: 12:00-4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and from 12:00-2:00 pm only on Wednesday and Friday. Please consider volunteering your time and sign up online to volunteer in the Raider Shop. Contact Dee O'Neill at doneill@regisjesuit.com with any questions.
Our next online ordering period for girls polos will be from November 10 through December 17. Orders will not be shipped; you must pick up your order in the Raider Shop starting mid-January.

BD THANKSGIVING FACULTY PIE DAY DROP OFF—NOVEMBER 20 & 21
The Moms Club is calling upon all Boys Division families for the Annual Thanksgiving Faculty Pie Drive. We need to collect 150 pies so that each faculty member can leave for Thanksgiving with a pie to share with his or her family. Pies will be collected on Monday, November 20, and Tuesday, November 21, during prop-off and pick-up or in the BD Main Office. Please sign up online to donate a pie! Thank you for helping us show our appreciation to our amazing faculty!

FIRST FRIDAY MASS—DECEMBER 1
Join us for First Friday Mass in December on the most first of first Fridays. 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.

DAD-DAUGHTER DEVOTION, DINNER & DIVERSIONS  (D5)—DECEMBER 3
Come join the RJ Men's Club for the Annual Dad-Daughter D5 Event at Family Sports Center on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The event will begin at 5:00 pm with Mass followed by dinner, unlimited gaming and laser tag. Cost is $30 person and will be a ton of fun. Online registration is open.

MOMS CLUB CHRISTMAS MASS & DESSERT—DECEMBER 4
The annual Christmas Mass & Dessert is just around the corner! This is a lovely evening to slow down and enjoy time worshiping God, talking with friends (old and new) and enjoying appetizers, dessert and wine! It is always a beautiful evening of fellowship. Mass will be in Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel beginning promptly at 7:00 pm, with fellowship after in the Steele Center. Please RSVP online. There is no cost to attend this event. Bring what you would like to share; however, we suggest the following: A-E bring wine, F-L bring a heavy appetizer, M-Z dessert. Please bring your items to the Steele Center by 6:40 pm. If you would like to help with the Mass or set-up, please sign up online.

SUPPORT REGIS JESUIT ON COLORADO GIVES DAY—DECEMBER 5
By making your year-end gift to Regis Jesuit High School on Colorado Gives Day, you are helping advance the strategic vision of the school and creating the best student experience for today, tomorrow and forever. Community First Foundation and FirstBank are providing a $1 Million Incentive Fund, which increases impact of EVERY DONATION WE RECEIVE—making your donation go further! Worried about forgetting or have plans on December 5? Schedule your donation today by choosing the donation frequency: CO Gives Day.

BD COFFEE WITH THE COUNSELORS—DECEMBER 7
We would like to invite Boys Division parents to attend our second Coffee with the Counselors this semester on December 7 in the Steele Center at 8:00 am. This is an opportunity for parents to come together with one another and discuss ways to support their sons, as well as a chance to engage in informal discussions with the counselors about topics that pertain to their sons’ lives. At this particular meeting, we will discuss grit and resiliency.There will also be time for informal discussions with the counseling staff. Please join us for this time to come together, learn and share ideas. We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Celeste Siade.

FRESHMAN RETREAT—DECEMBER 7-9
Please remember that Freshman Retreat will be taking place from 5:30-9:30 pm on Thursday, December 7, and from 8:30 am on Friday, December 8, to 10:30 am on Saturday, December 9. Freshman Retreat is a mandatory graduation requirement. More information can be found on the Pastoral page of the Regis Jesuit website, or you can download here: Girls Division | Boys Division.
GD Freshman Retreat Drivers Still Needed: We are still in need of drivers to help us during the GD Freshman Retreat. You would be transporting freshman girls to and from their visit destination on Friday, December 8. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact Jane Whitley.

SAVE THE DATE: JUNIOR PARENT LARK GATHERING PARTY—DECEMBER 13
Join fellow parents of junior students for a lovely evening on Wednesday, December 13, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Steele Center as we start preparing for LARK 2018: Their Vision…Our Future. LARK Gift Gathering Parties are a great opportunity for parents to get together and have fun for a great cause. They play an important role in the gathering of auction items for the event and have proven to be a vital part of our past success. If you are interested in being a host for this party, contact Rachel Mitchell, LARK 2018 Gift Gathering Chair. Hosting entails making a $100 donation and donating two bottles of wine or two $25 gift cards. Thank you for your generous support!

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 DIVISION ATHLETICS
Cross Country: Congrats to Owen Buehler '20 on his State showing!
Football: 10-1 Quarterfinal playoff game vs. Columbine TONIGHT, 7:00 pm, Jeffco Stadium
Golf: STATE CHAMPIONS!
Soccer: Congrats on a TERRIFIC season!
Tennis: Third place finish at State!

GIRLS DIVISION ATHLETICS
Cross Country: Congrats to Isalina Colsman '20 on her 7th place finish at State! 
Field Hockey: Congrats on a GREAT season!
Rugby: 1-8
Softball: 8-11 Catcher Izzy Macias ’19 was selected to the All-Continental League First Team and pitcher Jackie Cal ’19 and shortstop Chloe Valdez ’21 were chosen for the second team.
Volleyball: 2-21

CONGRATS TO CHEER ON A SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND
On Thursday, November 9, the Cheer team placed fifth in the Continental League Championships. They then went on to place fourth in UCA Mile High Championship on Saturday, November 11, and were able to earn a bid to the UCA Nationals in Florida. Support your Varsity Cheerleaders as they compete in the Winter challenge on December 2 and then State Championships on December 8 and 9 at the Denver Coliseum.

POMS PLACES AS REGIONAL AND LEAGUE COMPETITION
Congrats to JV Poms for placing 11, at UDA. Congrats to Varsity Poms for placing fourth in Pom and fifth in Jazz. They then went on the Continental League Championships where Varsity placed second and JV placed sixth. Great job girls!

CONGRATULATIONS ALL-STATE CHOIR MEMBERS
Five Regis Jesuit students were selected to sing as part of the All-State Choir Festival that takes place February 1-3, 2018 at the Buell. Congratulations to Ethan Clock ’18, Rachel Hilbert ’19, Donavon Ruiz ’19, Sarah Smith ’18 and Sadie Wuertz ’18 for being chosen to represent the Raiders at this prestigious event.

SPEECH & DEBATE RESULTS
Congratulations to the following members of the Regis Jesuit Speech & Debate team who won awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Golden Speech Invitational:
Audrey Christiansen '21, Excellent Award in Humor; Maisie Myrsiades '21, Excellent Award in Humor; Ruth Woldemedhine '21, Excellent Award in PF Debate; Hewan Yoseph '21, Excellent Award in PF Debate; Aaron Chen '20, Excellent Award in LD Debate; Dahlstan Osman '22, Excellent Award in LD Debate; Julia Rieth '21, Excellent Award in LD Debate; Maggie Dwyer '21, Excellent Award in LD Debate; Hannah Hubka '21, Excellent Award in Duo Interpretation; Emma Monark '21, Excellent Award in Duo Interpretation; Sabrina Jain '18, Excellent Award in LD Debate; Grant Whittelsey '18, Superior Award in PF Debate and Peter Lengwin '20, Superior Award in PF Debate.

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 NEWS
Speak on a Career Panel!
Share your wisdom with the Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars! Held monthly on Tuesdays at Aurora Central High School from 4:30-5:30 pm. Sign up online.
Join us for a Thanksgiving Celebration! You are invited to join us for our Thanksgiving Celebration on Tuesday, November 21, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Boys Hope Home. Please RSVP to denver@bhgh.org.
Love to cook? Need service hours? Why not cook a meal for the Boys Hope or Girls Hope homes! The 2017-18 meal calendar is open! For more details go to Girls Hope Meals or Boys Hope Meals.

PARENT AUTHOR REVIEWED BY NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER
Loretta Oakes, current RJ parent and author of The Secret Truth, has recently been reviewed by the National Catholic Register. "It's an enjoyable book to read, and the adventures are entertaining. I'll be passing it along..." Read full review here. Well-done, Loretta!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, November 17
- RED DAY
- BD Kairos
- GD Senior Silent Retreat
- Balfour Collecting Graduation Announcement Orders
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am
- V Football vs. Columbine, 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 18
- HSPT Prep Class, 8:30 am

Sunday, November 19
- Grandparents Mass & Breakfast, 10:00 am

Monday, November 20
- WHITE DAY
- Moms Club Faculty Pie Days for BD, 8:00 am

Tuesday, November 21
- RED DAY
- Moms Club Faculty Pie Days for BD, 8:00 am

Wednesday, November 22
- Thanksgiving Holiday—SCHOOL CLOSED

Thursday, November 23
- Feast of Blessed Miguel Pro
- Thanksgiving Day—SCHOOL CLOSED

Friday, November 24
- Thanksgiving Holiday—SCHOOL CLOSED

Saturday, November 25
- BD Parent Basketball Meeting, 9:00 am

Monday, November 27
- Season of Caring and Sharing
- WHITE DAY

Tuesday, November 28
- ACADEMY DAY
- RED DAY
- Season of Caring and Sharing
- Co-Div Service Project Orientation—FLIPPED
- Orientation for Junior/Senior Service Projects—FLIPPED SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 29
- One-Hour Late Start
- WHITE DAY
- Season of Caring and Sharing
- Moms on Spiritual Journey, 9:00 am
- Team/Club SchoolMessenger Training Session, 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 30
- NO ACADEMY DAY
- RED DAY
- Season of Caring and Sharing
- Snow Day Co-Div Service Project Orientation Make Up Day—FLIPPED SCHEDULE

Friday, December 1
- Season of Caring and Sharing
- WHITE DAY
- First Friday Mass, 7:00 am
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

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

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