October 9, 2015
Hope you are THRIVING this week!
Wow, it's been a busy week!
Congratulations on making it to Friday! Let's THRIVE again next week!
I am always looking for pictures, video, and story ideas for the U-Knighted. Any and all suggestions and submissions would be appreciated!
SPIRIT is November 21!
We are hoping for 100% participation from our school families and faculty. Many of you have assisted with this event for years, but many have not! Let's get EVERYONE involved!
There are lots of ways to participate--attend as a guest, work as a bartender, help cook the meal, help serve the meal, assist with clean up on Sunday morning--and MORE! Please contact Leisa Piper (Extension 1109 or email her) and let her know how you'd like to help!
We had a number of students, staff members, and families at the Life Chain event last Sunday. We prayed, sang, and supported our Pro-Life stance.
Team Gets it Done
Friday after school, our football team gave back to our school by removing the crumb rubber from our playground. They did a fantastic job. There's no way our Saturday volunteers (even with the wonderful Mrs. Hahn!) would have been able to get even 1/10th of this work done.
Last day in the crumb rubber
These two fellas wanted me to take their picture as the football team was getting started with their work on Friday. Many elementary students watched attentively as the players removed the rubber.
Team Gets it Done
Don't worry if you haven't documented anything yet; I will plan on sending out an update on the number of points you have at the end of each semester. Also, you don't have to use the form to earn points for the Switch book; I'll use your responses as documentation! Same with the committee researching and choosing our new reading series; I'll get all of those names from Mr. Lafleur and Mrs. Guenther.
Professional Development--for your planning purposes
- NETA--Omaha, NE, April 21-22, 2015 http://NETASITE.ORG
- Northeast Nebraska Tech Conference--NECC, Norfolk, June 1-2, 2015 (no link yet!)
- Google Summitt--Lincoln, NE, July 14-15, 2015 (no link yet!)
- St. Bosco conference, Steubenville, OH, July 18-21 http://site.steubenvilleconferences.com/adult/bosco/
Contact Connie or Renee if you're interested in attending NETA (we can send up to four teachers). Contact me if you're interested in any of the summer conferences. We will ask for Title IIA money to pay for the majority of the technology conferences and have Ignite the Faith money to use to pay for the St. Bosco conference. Please consider attending one of these events--and if you want to go, don't hesitate! We want to get registrations, lodging, and flights (to Ohio) booked ASAP!
Young Americans Concert was AWESOME
A number of NC alums have gone on to become members of the Young Americans. The ones that come to my mind are Daniel Roche, Marcus Wilcox, Jacob Figueroa, Scott Benson, Hilary Smith, and Zach Smolnik. In fact, Jacob Figueroa was a part of the troupe that worked with our kids and performed on Tuesday night.
When you get a minute....
Thank you for everything you do!
Also, ask Bill how difficult it is to bring up gifts to the altar when you're expecting eye contact from the priest, but the priest is blind!
Anyway, during one of our quiet times, I did walk up to the Stations of the Cross and spent some time in prayer. On the back of the small plaques commemorating each Station, there is a short sentence or two. This one caught my eye:
Thank you to all of you! We all know how difficult it is to work, work, work and feel that we're not recognized for our diligence. I appreciate all of you who go above and beyond your job description and do the extra stuff so that "others' burdens are lightened."
Have a wonderful weekend!