Red & White - February 1, 2019

 

February 1, 2019
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

DAVID CARD '87: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK—THE LEGACY OF "DAGGER" JOHN HUGHES

As Catholic Schools Week comes to an end, perhaps it is fitting to pay homage to one of the early heroes of American Catholic school tradition, Archbishop “Dagger” John Hughes (1797-1864) of New York. Having earned the nickname for a reason, the fierce Irish immigrant was determined to help his fellow immigrant countrymen achieve a dignified life in America.

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ALL SCHOOL NEWS

2019-20 RE-ENROLLMENT OPENS FEBRUARY 25
This morning, Friday, February 1, the 2019-20 nonrefundable advance deposit of $250 per returning student was collected electronically through your current 2018-19 FACTS tuition account. The multi-step, online Re-Enrollment process will open on Monday, February 25, and includes an online Tuition Agreement and Student Information Update and Student Course Registration. Look for an email with Re-Enrollment details on the morning of Monday, February 25.

FIRST SEMESTER HONOR ROLL POSTED
We are pleased to announce the names of the students who have made the first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year at www.regisjesuit.com/honorroll (log in to view). There are three levels in which honor roll is awarded: Highest Honors (4.00 GPA and above), First Honors (3.50 – 3.99 GPA), and Second Honors (3.00 – 3.49 GPA). Please join us in congratulating these students!

GIRLS ATTENDANCE CHANGES
The Girls Division will be transitioning all attendance needs to the Dean's/Attendance Office located just outside the cafeteria in the office near the east entrance doors. This includes:

  • If you are dropping off or picking up your student.
  • If a parent/guardian is coming into the building to sign a student in or out.

These changes are effective as of TODAY, February 1. All visitors and volunteers will continue to check in at our north entrance off the visitors parking lot.

TENTATIVE DATES FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL CALENDAR
We have begun work on the school calendar for 2019-20 and would like to share the most important dates with you. Please realize that this is a work in progress and that all dates are subject to change. We will provide more detailed updates later in the spring. Click HERE to view the 2019-20 tentative dates. A link to these dates can also be found on the homepage and on the main school calendar page of the website.

FOOD SERVICE VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED
To help reduce wait time in lines, we could use more parent volunteers to operate the cash registers during the morning break and lunch. The morning break shift is generally 9:00-10:00 am, and the lunch shift is from 12:10-1:20 p.m. We ask volunteers to work one day each month during the second and fourth weeks or the first, third and occasional fifth weeks. If you can spare an hour, please contact Rick Sullivan for details.

AUTOMATIC REPLENISH FOR LUNCH ACCOUNTS
Did you know that you can automatically replenish your student's lunch account? In the PayForIt.net portal, click on the Lunch tab and select Auto Replenish. At that point, you can select the minimum threshold to fund the account and the amount to add to the account. Then select Turn Payments On followed by clicking on Save Changes. You can also configure your email options to send a notification when your child's account reaches a predetermined balance so you know to add money to the account. You can do so by updating your email options under the My Account tab at the top and then select My Email Option and checking the box next to Low Balance and then saving the setting. As a reminder, we expect all students to be aware of their account balance and to see their accounts are replenished before they run out of money. If you have any questions about your student's lunch account, please contact Mark Sarna.

STUDENT PARKING AND FCC SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
The junior and senior girls will be off-campus at Service Projects from January 28 to February 8. During that time, ALL underclass students will be able to park on campus. Those who park at the FCC parking lot can park in the girls parking lots. Be sure not to park in parking spots designated for staff. Since we will have ample parking on site, there will be no shuttle service to and from the FCC parking lot during these two weeks.

JESUIT SCHOOLS STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST
Students: Are you compassionate about social justice and peace building? Do you want to confront intolerance and fear and promote inclusion in your community? If so, you are invited and encouraged to participate in the following essay/video contests. Please click on the links below to learn more.

PARENT VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED FOR LARKALOHA
It takes a community to ensure the success of the annual LARK Dinner-Auction—Regis Jesuit's biggest community fundraiser, and we'd love for you to be a part of it! There are a few volunteer opportunities we need your help to fill in the immediate future:
Basket Wrapping & Bow-Making: Each year, we have more than 100 baskets available for bidding in our Silent Auction, and we need your help wrapping them up. Tasks include arranging and securing items in “themed” baskets, wrapping in cellophane and adding bows. Basket wrapping occurs in the LARK workroom four to five times; each time we have about 20 baskets ready to be wrapped. Bow-making can be done on your own schedule at home.
Data Entry: Help us enter auction items like gift cards, fitness memberships and vacation getaways into our auction catalog! Data entry can be done on your own schedule during business hours in the LARK workroom.
If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please sign-up to volunteer online or contact Carolyn Ristow, Events Administrator.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR CYBER LARK GIFT GATHERING
We extend our gratitude to all of the parents who made a gift on Tuesday on our first-ever Cyber LARK Gift Gathering to benefit LARKaloha! Your generous gifts have played an important role in the gathering of auction items for the event. Thank you for your support of RJ and our students!

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 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 soon. Thank you!

PRE-ACT FOR FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE GIRLS—FEBRUARY 5
Next Tuesday, February 5, all Girls Division freshmen and sophomores will take the Pre-ACT. This exam prepares students to take other standardized tests and gives them a jumping-off point from which to begin preparation. The test will begin promptly at 8:00 am. Students should bring a calculator, non-mechanical pencil and student ID. Room assignments for the exam will be posted around the school. After the test is completed, students will have a short break and then return to their regular schedule for the remainder of the day. School will end at the regular time. If you have questions, please contact the Girls School Counseling Office at 303.269.8123.

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 next Tuesday, February 5, at 6:30 pm in The Z Theatre. Taylor Roberts, the Tri County Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator (and Regis Jesuit diving coach) 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. In addition, our school counselors will be available for questions as they relate to RJHS students. After the presentation, parents can convene in the Sidney Commons of the Steele Center for dessert and coffee. Please RSVP for this event HERE.

MOMS ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY—FEBRUARY 6 & 20
Start the year off by joining your fellow RJ moms (current and alums, from both divisions) on Wednesday, February 6 and February 20, as we delve into Chapter 7 in our book for the year, Perfectly Yourself: Discovering God’s Dream for You by Matthew Kelly! (book found at www.DynamicCatholic.com). 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. Come when you can, whether you have read the chapter or not: no one takes roll—no one makes you talk. We share our insights, comments and questions related to our chapter in the book and its meaning in our lives. We typically meet every first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of the month from 9:00-10:45 am (unless school starts at 10:00 am, then we meet from 10:00-11:30 am). We meet in the Main Office Conference Room in the boys building. Contact Susu Dugas with any questions at 720.933.7447. 

LADIES FOR LARK GIFT GATHERING—FEBRUARY 12
Come support LARKaloha and join fellow adult women in the RJ community for an evening of shopping and good friends at our annual Ladies for LARK Gift Gathering on Tuesday, February 12, from 6:00-8:30 pm in the Steele Center. This event is a great opportunity for mothers of current students and alumni to get together and have fun in support of Regis Jesuit. Shop for skincare, clothes, accessories, jewelry, purses, art and more! To help us plan, please RSVP online by next Friday, February 8.

BD COFFEE WITH THE COUNSELORS—FEBRUARY 14
We invite Boys Division parents to attend our Coffee with the Counselors on February 14 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 son's lives. At this particular meeting, we will be discussing relationships, friendships, and the socialization of teenagers. Please join us to come together, learn and share ideas. We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Nate Moeller.

MOM PROM "ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK"—FEBRUARY 24
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

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: 11-8
Hockey: 13-1
Wrestling: 3-3

GIRLS ATHLETICS
Basketball: 17-2 
Swim & Dive: 9-0

ATTENTION SPRING SPORT ATHLETES
All athletes wishing to try-out for a winter sport must have their athlete packet submitted to the athletic trainers by February 22, 2019. Athletes who do not have current paperwork on file as of February 22 will not be allowed to try-out. Please turn in your paperwork to Lindsay Casas, Girls Athletic Trainer or Bre Perdue, Boys Athletic Trainer. Click HERE to access the required athletic forms.

FAN BUS FOR GIRLS STATE SWIM & DIVE FINALS—FEBRUARY 9
Calling all RJ Swim & Dive Fans! We will be running a fan bus for the Girls Swim & Dive Finals competition on Saturday, February 9. The bus will leave Regis Jesuit at 12:30 pm and return at approximately 7:30 pm.
Please note, All riders must EITHER show they have money to pay for the admission into the meet, CASH ONLY (approximate cost $10) or have pre-purchased an all-session admission ticket ($22) though GoFan in order to ride the bus. Sign up to ride the bus through this link. Go Raiders!

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
Help Boys Hope Girls Hope by providing dinner at your convenience! We eat together as a family Monday-Friday at 5:00 pm at RJHS. Bring a main dish and side for 15. Sound hard? It's not; think chili and salad, lasagna and salad, chicken from Costco. Just drop it off at the Boys Division. Best of all, freshmen and sophomores receive service hours. Sign up HERE. For more information, email Laura Conti.

PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK—FEBRUARY 5
Join PIN next Tuesday, February 5, from 9:15-11:15 am, for Change Your Life! Increase Happiness and Gratitude with Kim Bevill to discuss:

  • Improving Productivity, Academics, Relationships & Your Immune System
  • Happiness and gratitude are now a proven route to better performance. Happier students score higher on standardized tests, are more engaged at school and have better classroom behavior. Happier adults experience stronger job performance and productivity and lower rates of divorce and disease.

RJ is a member of the Parent Information Network (PIN) so our parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend PIN’s presentations. No need to RSVP—just come! Presentations are FREE and are held the first Tuesday morning (9:15-11:15 am) and second Tuesday evening (6:30-8:15 pm) of each month at 14603 E. Fremont Avenue in Centennial. Contact Susu Dugas (Co-Chair) at susu@dugasfamily.com with any questions. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, February 1
- RED DAY
- Boys Kairos 125
- Girls Junior/Senior Service Projects
- First Friday Mass, 7:00 am
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am

Monday, February 4
- WHITE DAY
- Girls Junior/Senior Service Projects
- Parent Diversity Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 5
- RED DAY
- Girls Pre-ACT
- Girls Junior/Senior Service Projects
- Parent Education Night, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, February 6
- One-Hour Late Start
- WHITE DAY
- Girls Junior/Senior Service Projects
- Moms on a Spiritual Journey, 9:00 am

Thursday, February 7
- ACADEMY DAY
- RED DAY
- Girls Junior/Senior Service Projects
- Girls Swimming State Finals

Friday, February 8
- WHITE DAY
- Girls Junior/Senior Service Projects
- Girls Swimming State Finals
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am

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

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