In the Next Days.......
November 4: Last day of Book Fair Sale
November 4-5: Last Days of Book Fair - Please visit after school. Your purchases support our Library and Classrooms!

November 6: Coffee and Conversation
...see Message from Mr. Smithers if you can lend a helping a hand while you visit

November 6: Gala Donations Due (Committee)

November 8: Veteran's Ceremony/Luncheon
...students may wear red-white-blue with jeans on this day.

November 7-8-9-10: AHS presents Newsies
...Showtimes are 7:00pm on the 7th-8th-9th and at 2:00pm on the 10th. Purchase tickets at the door or online at:

November 16: The Holiday Gala
...doors open at 6:00pm, Stern Center, RI

Calendars are posted on our website and in FACTS SIS.
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Coming Home this Week.....
**Box Tops Cards
**Blue Army of Our Lady Information
Submit photos for the Yearbook....
to Mr. Smithers at: jsmithers@jordanschool.com
Accepting photos from any student function - field trips, scouts, swimming, athletics, classroom parties, etc.
MESSAGE FROM MR. SMITHERS...

Come join us for
Coffee and Community
Wednesday, November 6th.
If you'd like to help us decorate the Saints Peter and Paul Rooms for our annual Veteran's Day Ceremony/Luncheon, we welcome the help!
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SPIRITWEAR ON SALE NOW
Visit the online shop at: https://jordanxmas19.itemorder.com

Deadline for purchases is Sunday, November 10th.

Make sure to let the office know if your purchase is a Christmas present and we will hold it for you in the main offices for pick-up. Otherwise, apparel will be delivered to your children the week of December 16.
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$10,000 Cash or Two-Year Lease F150 Truck We have reached our goal and the students continue to sale!

Please make sure you have your RSVP for the Gala turned in by November 8th. This promises to be a FUN evening and we are looking forward to this night. Auction items (Live and Silent) will start getting posted onto our website - keep checking for updates! Lots of exciting Silent Auction Baskets and Live Auction items are up for bid!

Click the gold box below to purchase raffle tickets and share with your family and friends!

Winner will Receive their choice of:
Two-Year Lease on a 2019 Ford F150
OR
Value of the Lease applied toward another Sexton Ford Vehicle
OR
$10,000 CASH
ADMINISTRATIVE NEWS
For those age 70 ½ - please pass this info along....
There is good news if you have reached age 70 ½ and you would like to help (your parish, school, ministry). If you have an IRA, the government requires you to take out a certain amount each year and be subject to federal tax. However, the law allows you to donate this amount directly to (your parish, school, ministry) during 2019 and have it distributed free of federal income tax!
What a wonderful opportunity for those 70 ½ to help (parish, school, ministry). Please contact the person that handles your retirement plan or your tax advisor .

BOX TOPS
Box Tops (clipped) were sent in and we will receive $285.70.
Please start scanning your receipts now according to the New Box Top Procedure. Look for a 'card' to come home with your child this week!

DAY OF THE DEAD
Thank you for sending in your pictures and helping us to create a beautiful Altar of Memories! Don't forget to pick up your pictures this Friday, November 8th.

SCRIP TIPS
  1. Did you know that if you are using My SCRIP Wallet, you can screen shot the screen with your gift card bar code? Worried about internet access in the Store? Use your screen shot! Need to send the gift card to a friend or your child? Send the screen shot!
  2. Do you use Hulu? Sling TV? iTunes? Amazon Prime? Youcan renew your services with an e-gift card through myscripwallet!
  3. You can double dip! If you have apps like Starbucks that offer rewards, you can load your gift card into your app!
  4. If you use Rakuten (formerly Ebates) you can use your scrip gift cards through Rakuten!
Also, keep your eye out for those holiday bonus

THANK YOU!!!!
Thank you to the wonderful parents and grandfriends who volunteered during the 4th grade swim program. Some of you have been there every step of the way from first grade to their final year in 4th. My heartfelt thank you to all of you for your commitment to the Jordan PE department. I couldn’t have done this without you! Blessings, Mrs. Kenyon

Thank you to parents and friends who have been donating items to our classrooms, departments, library, etc. We appreciate these items so much!
On Saturday, October 12th, in Rockford the Pacers ran their sectional meet. The girls team placed fourth, narrowly missing a team bid to the state meet. The boys team placed seventh, but we do have one young man that qualified and ran in the state meet as an individual. Way to go Danny!! 
ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY HONOR BAND
Nate Hein was nominated and participated in St. Ambrose University Middle School Honor Band on Saturday, November 2, 2019. He rehearsed the entire day and performed a concert with students from eighteen different schools in the area. Congratulations Nate!
ROCK ISLAND LIBRARY READING CHALLENGE
The following students turned in reading logs for the Rock Island Library Reading Challenge. Students turning in logs and minutes they read are:
Chase Baird (945)
Devyn Hayes (260)
Emma Kramer (500)
Emily Lathrop (660)
Landon May (1260)
Bella Pickslay (1040)
Cannden Spicer-Bailey (540)
Tyler Wilden (1620)

These students will receive prizes for their accomplishment! Congratulations!
HOME AND SCHOOL CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR
Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU to our parent vendors. community crafters and vendors, parent volunteers and junior high helpers for another successful Craft and Vendor Fair! I think it's fair to say that we had fun on our busy day!

Special thanks to Kristin DeMarlie for completely running the kitchen. We would have been so hungry without you! And, thank you to all parents who contributed to our Bake Sale!

My Set-Up and Clean-Up Crew.......did amazing!!!!!

Hats off and farewell to Carrie Patterson and Kay Luna (we will miss you!!). Carrie and Kay made the event so successful in past years and with our parents' help, I know I can do the same! ~Ashley Wright, 2019 Chair
PARISH NEWS
Blue Army of Our Lady
The Blue Army of Our Lady is a new initiative at Jordan Catholic School for students in 3yr PK through Grade Four. This initiative is intended to be a source of renewal within the Church and in the world by raising up children that are willing to pray and sacrifice for the conversion of poor sinners. Information is coming home this week. The program will run from 7:30 to 7:45 am and Mrs. Jacqui Dodson & Ms. Debbie Patronagio will assist Fr. Freehill in organizing and carrying out this good work.
DIOCESE OF PEORIA

Dear Catholic Schools Communities,
The Catholic Diocese of Peoria has been approached by Loyola University Chicago to administer a survey to teachers, administrators, and school advisory members to discern Catholic worldview and Catholic schools.
The survey asks for your preference about whether to remain anonymous or to identify yourself should you want your individual survey results. Participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you decide not to participate there will not be any negative consequences. Please be aware that if you decide to participate, you may stop participating at any time and you made decide not to answer any specific question.
Resources for your information:
The researcher will maintain the confidentiality of the research data, and all data will be destroyed in May 2020.

If you have any questions about the research, please contact the researcher, Dr. Jorge Peña, by email at  jpena3@luc.edu  or by phone at 312-915-6245. 

Link to the survey:  click here

Thank you.