Friday Focus

Friday, December 18, 2015

Merry Christmas

Thank you for your hard work during the first semester! There have been some challenges to overcome and some "first time" things that we're asking you to do and I appreciate your willingness and professionalism in getting them done!


We are inviting everyone associated with NC to come out to El Dorado Hills Golf Club on Wednesday, December 30 for a little holiday gathering. We'll start around 6:30pm, but if you're running late or coming home from basketball games in Wayne, just stop by when you can. We'd like to have teachers and staff members there, along with alumni, parents, and other stakeholders.


Also, don't forget that on Tuesday, December 22, we will start our day with 7:30am Mass in St. Mary's followed by a staff breakfast in the Parish Center at 8:00am. At about 8:55, we'll join our high school students for a short Advent prayer service at St. Mary's before the high school tests start at 9:05am.

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January 4 schedule

Our first day back will be January 4. No school for students that day; staff will be in the Parish Center for most of the day.


8:30--we will start School of Faith (Parish Center)

11:15--lunch on your own

12:30--Technology updates (Parish Center)

1:30--On-line ordering with Eakes training (Elementary Only--HS may have staff meeting)

2:30--On-line ordering with Eakes training (HS only--Elem may have staff meeting)

School Choice for Families!

On Thursday, January 7 at 5:30pm, we will be hosting a community forum about what Nebraskans can do to convince our Legislature to

help keep tuition affordable to everyone. Here's a link with more information: http://www.platteinstitute.org/library/docLib/Norfolk.pdf

Parish Mission is January 10-13

SACRED HEART PARISH MISSION WITH FR. STAN FORTUNA

All ages are invited to attend four evenings of music, prayer and inspiring talks with Franciscan Priest and musician Fr. Stan Fortuna C.F.R. This four night event at Sacred Heart Parish will be located at St. Mary's Church and runs from January 10 through January 13. Each evening begins at 7:00 pm. A freewill offering will be taken to help with the support of this ministry. Free Child Care will be available. Contact Philip Zimmerman at 402-371-2621 for more information.

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Servant Leader of the Week!

Today's choice for the Servant Leader of the Week is Lisa Guenther. Lisa retired from NPS last spring and we were lucky enough to hire her as our Reading Specialist! She has done a wonderful job working with teachers and students and was an invaluable resource as the elementary teachers chose a new Language Arts curriculum. She was also the driving force behind our school recently winning a reading grant from AAA! Thank you, Lisa!

The Year of Mercy--in 60 Seconds!

The Year of Mercy in 60 Seconds. In LEGO!