The Jet Way

A weekly publication for RES families

Volume 1, Issue 19 - January 26, 2023

Purpose of "The Jet Way"

This weekly communication will inform parents about anything and everything school related: school activities, policies, news, schedule changes, updates, events, performances, student awards, and community happenings.

Mission of Roncalli Elementary School

Cultivate the call to holiness, inspire missionary disciples, and champion academic excellence in the Catholic tradition based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

In simpler terms…
We partner with families to develop SMART,
and FAITH-FILLED disciples.

Catholic Schools Week is HERE!

Next week is an exciting week at RES, as we will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week! This week celebrates our parishes, communities, students, nation, vocations, faculty & staff, and families. Each day we will have activities and dress-up days. Please see the schedule below. The theme for this year is "Don't Be Board; It is Catholic Schools Week." Throughout the week, we will share videos to showcase the enthusiasm of our RES faculty and staff. WE LOVE OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOL! Jet Pride!
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Catholic Schools Week Ahead!

CSW Opening Mass!

Sunday, January 29, 2023 - CSW Opening Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Waldo Site at 9:30 a.m. Please come and celebrate the liturgy and our AMAZING Catholic School.

Students in grades 2 - 4 are invited to sing with Mrs. Hopka in the children's choir during this mass. Students should arrive at church by 9:15 a.m. and meet by the piano near the altar.

Any student in grades 2-4 who didn't sign up and still wants to sing with the choir, please arrive at church at 9:15 a.m. and join the group!

Students of ALL grade levels will be invited up after communion to share their gift of song with the parish community.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Jet Pride!

2023-2024 School Year Enrollment:

REMINDER: enrollment opens to existing students on February 1, 2023. New students, including existing Roncalli Catholic Schools families who will be enrolling a student for the first time in an RCS school, will have the opportunity to register beginning February 17. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Thank you for considering Roncalli Catholic Schools for your children. We look forward to having them join us at the elementary, middle, and high schools for the 2023-24 school year!

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RES Preview Events - February 2 and 8, 2023

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4th Grade Bible Blessing

On January 26, 2023, each RES 4th-grade student received a Bible gift from the Knights of Columbus Council 710. These bibles will be used throughout their school career within the Roncalli Catholic Schools to learn the stories and life lessons that can only be learned through studying the word of the Lord. Mr. Joe Debilzen, Grand Knight of the council, was present to present the students with their bibles, and Fr. Jason offered a beautiful bible blessing. The students were so genuinely proud to receive this gift.
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Liturgy Lesson of the Week:

After Fr. Jason's sermon on Thursday, the song "This Little Light of Mine..." buzzed through my head. Another great lesson was shared with our student by Fr. Jason.

Fr. Jason conveyed the importance of sharing the Light of Christ with others during his homily. Very practically, Fr. Jason shared with the students how even the most minor acts of kindness and respect can help share Christ's Light. Before bed tonight, have your student(s) explain how they shared the Light of Christ during the day.

Weekly RES School Liturgy:

This coming week, RES will join the students of RMS and RHS at the Catholic Schools Week all-school liturgy at Roncalli High School (2000 Mirro Drive) at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023. Mass on this day will be celebrated in the high school gym. All are invited to attend.

We will not have our regularly scheduled Thursday mass this week.

It's Bookfair Time!

Please read the letter below to find out the fine details about your student's classroom trip to the I:55 book fair next week! I was able to take in a sneak preview - MANY AWESOME books to satisfy many different interests.
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Bookfair Volunteers Needed!

Please see the sign-up genius link below if you can assist

make our bookfair a success.

Valentine's Day at RES - Celebrating February 9, 2023

A number of our RES staff members will attend the CESA 6 Early Literacy Academy on February 14, 2023. As a result, RES has decided to shift the celebration of Valentine's Day for our grades 4K - 4 to February 9, 2023. Celebrating on the 9th will allow our classroom teachers to be present to enjoy the festivities of this exciting day of kindness. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

Father Daughter Dance Sponsored by Parents in Action:

Please see the information flyer below about the Father-Daughter Dance to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Roncalli Elementary School.

Please use the link below to RSVP and contribute to the items needed to host this event.

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Facebook Share Day! Spread the Word!

On February 15, 2023, please visit our Roncalli Catholic Schools Facebook Pages and join in on our our "Share Day." More information will be posted on our Facebook page on February 15, 2023.

Extended Care Sign Up - Week of February 6, 2023:

All families are REQUIRED to submit their extended care needs electronically via the form below:

Week of February 6, 2023:

Families must register their students by 3:30 p.m. on the Thursday before the week they need care. Students without a reservation will not be permitted to attend extended care.

Families needing care after the Thursday deadline need to call the school office at 920-683-6892 to inquire about potential availability. Open spots will not be guaranteed and will be filled on a first-come, first-served based on the proper student-to-adult ratios.

RES Yearbook Order:

It is time to purchase your RES yearbook! Please visit the below link to order today.


Best pricing for books is available until March 1st. After March 1st, prices will increase, and no upgrades will be available.

All 4K - 4 students participate in a yearbook signing event on or near the last day of school.

If you need alternative ordering options, don't hesitate to contact Harmann Studios Customer Care Team at 1-800-236-8910.

Winter Weather Gear & Rules:

Although the temperatures have been mild, please continue to send snow gear (jacket, hat, mittens, snow pants, and boots), so your student can participate in recess fully.

To clarify our winter wear policy:

Boots and snow pants are required of all students wishing to play on the wood chips and tire chips. (regardless of the status of winter weather). We will lift this ban once the weather becomes more favorable.

Boots & snow pants are required of all students wanting to play on the blacktop if ANY snow is present (on the ground or falling from the sky).

Boots are required of all students if standing water is on the blacktop.

If students do not have appropriate boots/snow pants to match the weather conditions, they are to stand on the wall.

Lunch Room Volunteers Needed

Lunch Room Volunteers Needed:

Duties include but are not limited to: guiding students through the lunch line, serving condiments, opening milk, organizing students for recess, cleaning up spills, sanitizing tables, and ensuring student compliance with the established lunchroom rules.

Please see the sign-up below for FEBRUARY

When arriving at school, please come to door #1 (North 14th Street side of school and ring the bell). All visitors must first visit the school office to sign in and wear a visitor badge while in the school.

Reminder: All volunteers must complete a background check and be Virtus trained. If you are signing up to volunteer for this event but need to be Virtus trained, you must complete the training and background check at least ONE WEEK before your volunteer time. Nicole Hamann will contact individuals who must complete this training to schedule their online training and background check.

If you are unsure if you are Virtus trained, please get in touch with Nicole Hamann @

Due to the nature of this work, we kindly and respectfully ask that younger siblings of RES students not attend during the volunteer time. :)


The Kids Heart Challenge - Finn's Mission.

The RES Kids Heart Challenge will officially kick off on February 6, 2023, and we hope you will join us as we work to “Be the Torch” in the fight against heart disease and stroke. We will guide the way to heart health by funding research and engaging kids so they grow into young adults with healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Starting on February 6, 2023, you can register your student at: and begin Finn’s Mission! The goal of Finn’s Mission is to help kids with special hearts and teach 1.8 million families around the country to learn the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR. Why 1.8 million? Because Finn has had 18 procedures.

In addition, our classrooms are participating in a competition to have the most students register and complete Finn’s Mission. If 50% of the students within a classroom take the challenge and at least three complete Finn’s Mission, the classroom will earn two Amazon gift cards.

Thanks so much for your help. We look forward to our big adventure together!

2022-23 Kids Heart Challenge Kick-Off Video with Classroom Incentive
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Local Parish Weekly Mass Schedules: