From the Principal - 
Please know that the faculty and I are doing all we can to make this E-Learning as simple as possible for our families, while maintaining a high level of academic standards. This does take trial and error on a lot of our parts so please be patient with us as we streamline everything. According to the Office of Catholic Schools of Peoria, we are officially supposed to have our plan in place for E-Learning by Monday April 6. Although we had one trial day, we truly need this week to work out all of the kinks to have an efficient plan in place by Monday April 6. Stay patient and understanding as we work through this together, as well as knowing we are doing all we can to make the best of the current academic situation. Please keep the communication up with myself and the teachers so we can better meet your needs. There will be another parent survey coming out later this week that will be more in depth. Thanks for all that you do for each other and the Jordan Family. Stay safe and healthy....Prayers from the Jordan Family! We miss you all!
From the Business Office:
Educational Fee Deposit is due April 15. Once you have completed your Re-Enrollment and paid your deposit your child(ren) will be placed on class lists. Balance of Educational Fee is due July 1, 2020. Payments may be mailed to the school at 2901 24th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.

With E-Learning being required by the Office of Catholic Schools, tuition for the remainder of the school year will be due on the 15th of April and May.

If you have questions or any concerns, contact Wendy Todd at: wtodd@jordanschool.com

"The Spalding Scholarship application deadline for the 2020-2021 school year is April 15.  To be eligible, families must submit their 2019 W-2 and tax return. Accounting services is a business category that remains open during this mandated “stay at home’ time. Tax businesses will most likely try to accommodate clients either through online transfer of documents or safe-distance document delivery to keep their businesses functioning. We know in the months ahead that many family financial situations will change as a result of lay-offs, business closures, etc., but the Spalding Scholarship Fund will continue to try to provide basic financial assistance to our school families. Those families that are able to complete their applications by April 15 th  will be part of the Spalding applicant pool, and those that do not, will be the families that schools may need to help more, whether through local scholarship funds or discounts. Please encourage your families that can get their Spalding applications completed on time to do so."
Note from our Business Office: If you need assistance completing your application, email wtodd@jordanschool.com. To be eligible for all financial scholarships, the FACTS application must be completed. This includes any and all scholarships from Peoria, Jordan Catholic School, and any available Parish scholarships.
RE-ENROLLMENT FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
If you have not completed your Re-Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year, we need you to do this now. Click on the link below to complete and submit. Families who have not completed this will be receiving an email. t
Calendars and Dates
All events for the month of April have been postponed.
See below for First Communion and Confirmation and Vacatioin Bible School Update.

CONFIRMATION
  • Confirmation Retreat is cancelled (April 18)
  • Confirmation Dinner/Practice (May 28) and Mass (May 30) are on hold until further notice pending the Diocese of Peoria and the CDC announcements 
  • Service Hours are suspended to fulfill Confirmation requirements 
  • Paperwork is still due by April 15; please mail to St. Pius
  • Parent Meeting for Confirmation (April 15) is cancelled; a video will go out to replace this meeting

1st COMMUNION
  • 1st Communion Retreat and Practice for St. Pius/St. Mary’s/Sacred Heart/St. Ambrose/St. Patricks is being rescheduled (originally May 2)
  • 1st Communion for St. Pius (originally May 3) is being rescheduled
  • Parent Meeting (April 22) is cancelled; a video will go out to replace this meeting
  • A very tentative weekend as been scheduled for June 12 and 13 (Retreat/Practice and 1st Communion Mass)

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
  • All monies will be reimbursed if we have to cancel. Cancellations will be announced at a later date pending the Diocese of Peoria and the CDC announcements
SCRIP TIPS - We Encourage All of Our Families to Use SCRIP!
 You can still use Scrip from home for your online shopping needs! Visit myscripwallet.com to enroll in mobile SCRIP. If you are on your phone, it may prompt you with easy instructions on how to add the site to your home screen. (On an iPhone, touch the middle button: a square with an up arrow, then scroll to the bottom options and copy/print to Add To Home Screen. On other systems there may be an option through the menu on your browser). If you are having trouble, you can visit ShopWithScrip on YouTube to see their Adding MyScripWallet to Your Homescreen video. Create an Account .

If you have an account on shopwithscrip.com , the username and password is the same. If not, our Enrollment Code is 2L5AC7991422. Fill out the information form and click register. Through MyScripWallet touch the menu and select Payment Types. Follow the instructions to link your bank account. The final step to linking your bank account is to verify 2 deposits GLSC (Great Lakes Scrip Company) and create your PIN. You will have to enter your pin with each purchase. By linking the payment method you will be able to purchase electronic gift cards and reload now for physical gift cards you may already have (options vary by vendor) and receive those gift cards within minutes.

Without linking your payment information they will not be available for use until they are processed through our office. 

There is one new thing - myscripwallet will now accept Visa or MasterCard credit cards, however they will add 2.6% to your order to cover their credit card fees.

We will not be able to fulfill any physical gift card orders at this time including our local vendors such as Hy-Vee, Whitey's and Pizza and Subs. All local vendors are in bold on the order form which can be found on our jordan website at: jordanschool.com (Parents/Resources and Forms/Fundraisers)

Feel free to share with your family and friends as they can direct their credit to your Jordan family.
THE EARLYACT CLUB
The EarlyAct Club has collected almost 200 pounds of grocery bags, plastic packaging, and other thin plastics that would otherwise fill our landfills. Thank you for your amazing support of this project!
PINEWOOD DERBY NEWS!
PACK 250
Maria Clauss was named Overall Champion of the 2020 Pinewood Derby for Pack 250 at Eugene Field! Congratulations, Maria!!!!
PACK 258
Congratulations to our 26 participants and to our Top Three Winners in Pack 258's Pinewood Derby!
1st Place: Jacob DeMarlie
2nd Place: Henry Gray
3rd Place: Peter Shaw

Pack 258 is also conducting a raffle for a Grizzly 40 Cooler - 40 quart capacity! Contact a Pack 258 Cub Scout to purchase a $10 ticket! Drawing will be held on May 12th and only 250 tickets are being sold.
Ben Houtekier, Cub Master, 309-230-2449