Shamrock School Scoop

September 20th, 2018

From the Desk of the Principal...

Thank you to all the parents who attended Parent Teacher Conferences. Your involvement and engagement is needed and appreciated. We had 96% participation in our Fall Conferences! What a testament to your commitment to the school/family culture and show of support toward your child’s growth and education.

School pictures will be taken Friday, September 28th. Please ensure your child is wearing picture day appropriate clothing. A note was sent home, and details are below. The school uniform is MORE than okay – please don’t stress too much about this! Yearbooks are still available in the school office for pre-order at $10 each.

I am so proud to be a part of the good things happening in our school each and every day.

+Peace in Christ

Mrs. Kristine Placek

"Be Still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

Calendar Reminders

  • September 28: School Picture Day
  • October 1: NO SCHOOL
  • October 5: Early Dismissal 1pm
  • October 12: Spookghetti Night
  • October 22: NO SCHOOL

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Box Tops

We are once again collecting Box Tops for Education. Our school goal is 12,000, when we meet this goal there will be an all school movie and popcorn.

A contest between the classes will begin this week with a deadline of Oct 19th. The winning class will get to choice an extra recess or ice cream.

Please have your children turn their Box Tops into their teachers or the office, labeled with their grade.

The class that collects the most box tops each time will receive an ice cream treat or extra recess! Thank you for your support!

School Pictures - Friday September 28th

  • Order forms will come home with proofs in 10-14 days. NO payment due at this time.
  • EVERY child will have their picture taken and be featured in the complimentary class composite and yearbook ($10 - order forms in office).
  • Uniforms Bottoms with uniform top OR dress up top.
  • Girls may wear dresses with leggings/ shorts underneath. Please remember they will be going out to recess and eating lunch in whatever they wear for the day.
  • NO dress shoes – sneakers/ tennis shoes only.
  • NO tank top/ sleeveless top without a cover up.

Volleyball Game Workers Needed

Please sign up to help - only 3 home games this year and no concessions....

Husker concession stand

Husker Concession Stand Sign Up: Volunteer lists need to be submitted to UNL by the Monday of the weekend game. Please consider signing up before then. Thank you

September Shamrock Cafe School Lunch / Event Menu

Cop Run

Check this fun run event this Saturday at Mahoney Park! Register here:

CK Sisters Outdoor Fall Workday

Sat., Oct. 13,1:30-4:30 p.m. We will be doing a fall clean-up of our garden 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 nowand contact Sister Mary Angela at if you would like to come and help. Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th St., about 2 miles west and south of Pioneers Park. (no rain date)

"Making Sense of the Insensible" with Fr. Sean Kilcawley - October 6

Its been a rough few months for Holy Mother Church, locally and universal. Many of us find ourselves confused, doubting, angry, and unsure. We have little eyes looking up at us, trusting us to lead them in the right direction. As women, the life bearers of the world, we can bring new life into the Church. We are raising the next generation of Catholic Christians. Please join us for coffee, fellowship, and a discussion with Fr. Sean Kilcawley addressing the role of mothers in combating the current crisis in the Body of Christ

Fr. Sean Kilcawley (Lincoln MOMs Spiritual Director) is a nationally recognized speaker on the Theology of the Body, Human Love and pornography addiction. He was ordained a priest in 2005 for the Diocese of Lincoln. In 2013, Fr. Kilcawley completed a License in Sacred Theology at John Paul II institute for marriage and family studies in Rome and returned to the Diocese of Lincoln as director of Religious Education. Fr. Kilcawley currently serves as the Director of theOffice of Family Life and theological advisor for Integrity - a non-profit organization that seeks to restore the integrity of families affected by pornography by providing education and resources to individuals, spouses, parents, and clergy; to both heal and prevent wounds inflicted by the sexualized culture.


Lincoln Mothers on a Mission (MOMs) is a group of Catholic mothers searching for fellowship, hope, & joy in our ever-changing vocation. Monthly meetings are held every first Saturday, 8:30-10:30 am at Gianna’s Java & Gelato, in The Guadalupe Center located at 2241 O Street. Your free-will donation helps cover the cost of speakers, reserved babysitting, and coffee/snacks ($5-10 suggested). Before the meeting, moms and kids are also invited for 8:00 am Mass at the Gianna's Chapel. Let us know in advance if you need babysitting (available after Mass), and please bring a friend! Contact us at or our Facebook page.

YMCA Sports

Sign up NOW for YMCA Winter Basketball. YMCA Youth Sports offers basketball programs for boys and girls, Kindergarten through 6th Grade. The early registration deadline is Tuesday October 9. YMCA Spirit Basketball, a competitive basketball league, is offered for boys and girls 3rd through 6th Grade. The registration deadline is October 8. The YMCA of Lincoln offers a financial assistance program and all Youth Sports information can be found at or call 402-434-9217.

Important Links

School Calendar - HERE

St. Patrick Sign Ups - HERE

List of Teaching Staff - HERE

Forms and Documents - HERE