January Highlights.......
January 6-31: MAPS Testing Window
January 10: Quarter Two Ends
January 14: H&S Meeting 6pm City Limits
January 15: Empower Illinois Reservation Night
....6:30pm Site Opens to Complete Reservation
....7:00pm Submit Reservation
....Note: First Come, First Serve - submit your reservation at 7:00pm sharp!
January 17: Teacher Inservice / 11:30 Dismissal
.....PreK - 6th parents sign up for Childcare if needed
January 21: Martin Luther King Day / No School
January 26-February 1st: Catholic Schools Week

Calendars are posted on our website and in FACTS SIS.
Coming Home this Week.....
** Basket Raffle Information
** Early Act Community Pack Drive
A MESSAGE FROM MR. SMITHERS...

Happy 2020 and Welcome Back!


Join us for Coffee and Community on the Wednesday January 29th
from 8:00-9:00 am in the Cafeteria.
You are then invited to our
9:00 am Student Mass.
Virtuous Students of the Month
for the Month of January will be
announced at the end of Mass.
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Save the Date.............
Parent Night Out!
6:00 to 9:00pm
The Iconic Event & Reception Venue
1725 2nd Avenue & Arts Alley
Rock Island, IL 61201
$10 per person includes an appetizer spread
All Jordan Parents are invited to attend - grab your friends and join us for a night of just hanging out together and having FUN!
RSVP to this event will be coming home in February.
ADMINISTRATIVE NEWS
ALLEMAN HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE for current 8th Grade Families
Class of 2024!
January 27th: Open House at Alleman High School from 5:00-7:00pm.
February 5th: Parent Meeting 6:00-7:00pm.
February 19th: Registration

SCRIP PROGRAM
Welcome back! I hope everyone had an enjoyable break. We are now carrying Shutterfly! If you are looking to get some prints or put together a photo book of all your precious Christmas memories, be sure to stop in and pick up a card! They are $25 at 9%.

I know that with Christmas just over it’s hard to think about Valentine’s Day, but in case you like to prepare early we do have Fannie May gift cards. $10 at a whopping 25%!!

Be on the lookout for an updated form. We have been looking at what sells and what isn’t and will be modifying to better suit your needs! If there are things you would like to see let us know! (Unfortunately Aldi’s and Hobby Lobby aren’t available). Also, if a store you like disappears from the front of the form, never fear! We can still order on our regular order day (Tuesday)!
Thank you - Jennifer Shaw, Scrip Coordinator

THANK YOU!!!!
Thank you to the Averill family for donating a bag of workbook activities and coloring supplies.
EMPOWER ILLINOIS - FROM THE BUSINESS OFFICE
Reservation Night 2020
As a reminder, reservations for a 2020-2021 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship will open on Wednesday January 15, 2020.
Like last year, the application process will include two steps: a reservation and an application.

Parents who applied for a 2019 scholarship should have received an email from Empower Illinois reminding them to use the same email as last year to log into their  EmpowerXChange portal  to complete the application.
This year, the reservation will form will be available at 6:30pm, to give families time to enter their information before submission at 7pm. More information about preparing for reservation night can be found on our website under, " How Do I Apply ."
 
2020-2021 Application
The 2020-2021 scholarship application will be available on Friday, January 17. Families who have completed their reservation by 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 16 will receive an email from Empower Illinois on Friday morning notifying them the application is live. If families complete their email after this date and time, they will receive their notification email the following week. 
 
Application Previews and Guides
  • Preview of the reservation and application pages in both English and Spanish
  • Step-by-step application instructions in both English and Spanish.

STUDENT NEWS
CHESS CLUB
After taking the month of December off, Chess Club will resume their meetings on January 13th and January 27th right after school in the Art Room.
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GRETCHEN ELLIS
If you recall from a previous newsletter, Gretchen played on a Regional team in Kansas City in November.
Gretchen now has been selected to play on the Rush Select National Soccer Team in Italy in April!
 È fantastico, Gretchen! Wish we could all go watch you!
HOOP SHOOT WINNERS ANNOUNCED
8 year old: Alex Hubbs
9 year old: Miles Granet & Campbell Humphrey 
10 year old: Drew Runge & Harper Healy
11 year old: Noah Verscha & Claire Mehochko
12 year old: Tyler Wilden & Gretchen Ellis
13 year old: Nate Hein & Samantha Klauer
14 year old: Danny Darrow & Olivia Klauer
PARENT ORGANIZATIONS
BOOSTER CLUB - WREATH SALE
Families selling the most wreaths from our annual Wreath Sale have been announced. Your monetary prize will be coming very soon! It was a race to the finish, for sure! Congratulations to the following!
First Place: Lee and Sarah Zeglin Family
Second Place: Philip and Courtney Bailey Family
Third Place: Jonathan and Jennifer Radloff Family
Fourth Place: Tim and Lindi Smith Family

HOME AND SCHOOL - BASKET RAFFLE
Basket Raffle Flyers are coming home this week. Our annual Basket Raffle is a family event closing out Catholic Schools Week. More information will be coming home about this event, but SAVE THE DATE for Saturday, February 1st! It is a fun fun night for the entire family!

HOME AND SCHOOL - NEXT MEETING
The next Home and School Meeting will be January 14th at 6pm at City Limits in Rock Island. This date is a change due to Empower IL Registration being on the 15th.
PARISH NEWS
St. Pius X - 'Alpha' Begins January 20th
Alpha begins Monday January 20th at 6:00pm in McCarthy Hall. Alpha helps individuals explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha is for anyone who is curious about how faith in Jesus can make a difference in one's life. To register, call 309-793-7373!

St. Pius X - Pro-Life Breakfast
The next KOC Pro-Life Breakfast will be January 19th in Farrell Hall. All are welcome.
ALLEMAN HIGH SCHOOL
Open House January 27th * Alleman High School * 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Current 8th Grade parents and their families