What a wonderful and successful Gala Event last Saturday! Whether you attended in person or supported online, we are grateful for your support. The planning and execution of the evening is attributed to our phenomenal Special Events Coordinator, Jen Hoeger who shares her words of gratitude with you here:
"Thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated to, attended and supported the 2024 Regina Gala! Through this event we were able to raise $177,000! The Gala Committee is grateful for the generosity of the Regina community. We are proud to support Regina teachers and staff as funds raised this year go towards teacher and staff compensation."
Countless hours were put in by the volunteers on the committee and countless talents and resources were shared by Regina parents. This was yet another example of the powerful impact of the Regina community. As we move into a more reflective and prayerful time during Lent, I am confident we will continue to support each other. May your celebrations continue through Mardi Gras and we will begin to fast, sacrifice and pray as we begin our 40 days of Lent. The tradition of Regina’s Lenten Fish Fry begins next Friday and I look forward to seeing many of you there!
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CENTER-WIDE NEWS & INFO
Come join us each Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM in the Regina Chapel or online to pray the rosary. Click HERE for the online Google Meet Link.
The Regina Moms' Prayer & Fellowship Group will meet on Tuesday, February 13th after morning drop off, at the home of Sofia Livorsi--330 Post Road, just around the corner from Regina.
Join after you drop off your kids (but no earlier than 8:10 please) for coffee, conversation, Scripture, and praying together for the school community. Newcomers are always welcome and this is a great way to meet other Regina moms! No need to RSVP unless you're considering bringing younger kids. It usually works best with 3-5 year olds who can play independently in a nearby room (toys can be made available).
Find post season ticket information here. All tickets must be purchased online, in advance. There are no passes accepted at postseason events. Tickets may not be made available until brackets are finalized.
Regina Parent/Family/Alumni/Staff Ensemble at the Spring Pops Concert
We're looking for musicians to take part in the first ever (and hopefully annual) Regina Family & Friends Ensemble at the Spring Pops Concert Showcase produced by Regina Parents in Support of the Arts (PISA).
If you play an instrument or sing, and you are a Regina staff member, parent/extended family of a Regina student, Regina alumni, or Regina Partner Parish staff member, we'd love to have you make music with us!
The Pops Concert will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 20 in the Regina High School Gym. In addition to a variety of entertainment provided by Regina High School music students, we plan to showcase the amazing musical talents of our Regina adult community.
The Pops Concert is a fundraising event that supports all K-12 arts programs at Regina and we believe this Ensemble Group performance will help to draw a larger audience at this event! Band teacher, Mrs. Megan Glass will select music and set rehearsal dates based on the feedback from this survey. Click HERE to complete the survey form by February 23, 2024, to indicate your instrument/voice preferences and potential rehearsal availability. Before spring break, participants will be emailed with music selections and rehearsal times for the month of April.
The Regina Foundation will award more than 60 tuition assistance scholarships ($400-$800 each) to new and returning K-12 students for school year 2024-2025. Applications are due no later than April 1, 2024, and MUST be completed/submitted online.
All scholarships are NOT based on financial need. Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships even if they have not qualified for need-based scholarships or financial aid in previous years. Changes in Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) may impact financial aid for current and future years.
Fourteen scholarships will also be awarded to college-bound Regina seniors. College scholarship applications are due April 15.
Students and their families may view criteria and apply for scholarships online at regina.org/foundation. Scholarships will be awarded in May.
Feb. 23-25 at Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
This Regina High School Spring musical is an adaptation of Thornton Wilder's hit play The Matchmaker and it bursts with humor, romance, energetic dance and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and "woman who arranges things," are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again.
Tickets are available to purchase online HERE or you can avoid online convenience fees by purchasing tickets over the phone at 319-248-9370 ext.1. The CCPA Box Office is open to receive phone calls Wednesday–Friday 12:00–4:00 PM.
The Booster Club is selling Basketball Slam tickets. This fundraiser follows The March Madness Tournament. You’ll receive 4 different teams under a scratch off on your ticket. If your 4 teams score the most or least points after the tournament is over, you win a cash prize!
Total prizes being given away by Regina Athletic Booster Club are $500! You can support by clicking on the ticket image, then create a simple account, or login to your existing account if you have purchased before. Cards are $20 each. Buy two, get one free! Orders will be emailed to you (virtual scratch ticket) and there’s nothing else you have to do to win! Paper tickets will also be sold at the Regina Fish Frys starting February 16th!
Order Online Now! The last day to order online is April 1st, 2024. Thank you for your continued support of the Regina Athletic Booster Club!
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Boy Scout Troop 218 Pulled Pork Dinner
Sunday, February 11, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Iowa City American Legion, 3016 Muscatine Ave, Iowa City. Dine in or carryout available. A full meal is just $10 and includes a pulled pork sandwich, beans, coleslaw, cornbread, drink, and homemade desserts. Children 5 and under eat free! Get your tickets from any Troop 218 Scout or at the door!
The Early Childhood Centerwishes you a sweet and joyous start to February! During the month of February our creative curriculum will be focused on Health. Each week classrooms will be looking at health through different scopes.
During this week we learned how exercise relates to our health. We practiced different types of exercise, and gained knowledge about places we can go to exercise. Specific to the ECC we have lots of fun when we go to exercise and move our body in the Large Motor Room! Lastly, we gained an understanding of how beneficial it is to move our bodies in preschool and keep our bodies moving when we grow older.
Valentine’s Day celebrations will be approaching next week! If your student would like to share Valentine treats with their classmates we kindly encourage them to sign each one without specifying individual recipients. If possible we would also appreciate treats that are tree nut free or made in a tree nut free facility, thank you for assisting us in this accommodation. In regards to a safe place to keep all those treats, we have been working on decorating Valentine bags with our teachers.
We kindly ask that you keep sending in snow gear for your student to have at school. Although the snow may be gone and the sun has started to shine, our playground and nature center are still quite wet and muddy. Thank you!
If you have any upcoming appointments or absences to share about your student, you can send your classroom teacher a reminder via our Procare App. You can also reach out to Assistant Director email@example.com for any questions related to Procare.
Our summer camp will be 9 weeks long and feature weekly themes. Each week will include a field trip and a splash pad visit. Our days will be filled with music, arts and crafts, STEAM activities, field trips, guest visitors, as well as lots of outdoor play and exploration, and much more!
Your family will have the opportunity to sign up for the entire summer or select a la carte weekly sessions. More detailed information regarding weekly themes and field trips will be announced in April. At that time, families will be able to select a la carte camp weeks. All program registration must be completed by May 1, 2024. Complete registration includes the Registration Form, $100 registration fee, and a $15 t-shirt fee.
Kindergarten: Izzy Martinez, Eric Gunderson and Sadie Stafford (not pictured)
1st Grade:Sloan Chamberlin, Aurelia Maples and Eliana Forsman
2nd Grade: Nora Allan, Cecilia Aguilar and Olive Gavin
3rd Grade: Hallie Krieger, Livia Naeve and Kelby Montag
4th Grade: Kya Laverdiere, Anna Reed and Joleen Weng
Lauren Beard, Liam Stafford and Bowen Pacha
6th Grade: Bella Lehman, Abby Storm and Sid Harney
Golden Shoe Awards
This week we had three classrooms achieve the honor of the Golden Shoe!! Congratulations to Mrs. Vorwerk's 6th grade class and also Mrs. Foley's and Mrs. Rhomberg's 3rd grade classes for being the next recipients of the Regina Elementary 2023-24 Golden Shoe Award!
The Golden Shoe is a new recognition awarded to any elementary class that has earned a Class Crown card from EVERY Specials Class. This includes Music, Physical Education, Art, Library, Guidance and Computers. Classes earn the Class Crown card by demonstrating the R.E.G.A.L Way characteristics of Reliability, Effort, Gratitude, Attitude and Leadership.
Girls on the Run Registration
Calling all Regina 3rd-5th grade families! Don’t miss your chance to sign up for Girls on the Run this spring. This program is so much more than running! The 10-week GOTR curriculum revolves around social-emotional learning and all lessons are taught through a variety of fun, movement-based activities, culminating in a 5K race at the end of the season.
Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays at Regina 3:30 - 4:15 PM, from March 18th through May 22nd (5K on May 18 or 19). We will have two teams this year but each will be limited to 15 participants, selected by random using a lottery system. The Lottery registration at www.girlsontheruniowa.org opens Monday, February 12th and closes on Friday, February 23rd at 9:00 AM. Full and partial scholarships are available--see the GOTR website.
It's time for Regina's Kindergarten Round-up - for children who will be 5 years old by September 15, 2024.
Please be sure toClick HERE to pre-registerfor Regina's Kindergarten Round-up by clicking the link and filling out the online form to confirm your attendance. We will have information, materials, and a free gift of a Class of 2037 t-shirt ready for your child!
Meeting Regina Elementary Principals, Teachers and Support Staff
"A Day in the Life" of a Regina Kindergarten Student - Presentation
Question & Answer Time to find out more of what you need to know
At the end of each month one boy and one girl will be selected who have exemplified all of the REGAL Way characteristics to become the REGALS of the Month. REGALS of the Month will receive an out of uniform day, a certificate, and will be featured in a social media spotlight.
Track Team Fan Merch
The Regina track team store is now open!
Click the link to order your track apparel before Feb 14 at 11:59 pm CST. Click HERE to view items and place your online order.
Check out these shirts plus many other options in Youth, Men and Women styles!
France Week in Nutrition & Foods Prep
Students in Mrs. Helm's high school Nutrition & Foods Prep class got the opportunity to participate in a cross-curricular activity with art teacher Mr. Demory.
As part of their foods from France week, the class made chocolate croissants and crème brûlée. Mr. Demory came in to help the students learn how to create the beautiful carmalized sugar topping for the crème brûlée with a kitchen torch.
National Signing Day
We honored our eight Regina High School students that are headed to compete at the next level in college athletics at our National Signing Day ceremony this week. Congratulations to these individuals, their families, coaches and teammates.
Jack Clark -Baseball - St. Cloud State Univ.
John Devery - Football - Wayne State College
Gentry Dumont -Football - Grand View Univ.
Ty Joss - Football - Central College
Avery Kies - Softball - Indian Hills Community College
Jackson Naeve - Football - Iowa Western Community College
Joe Polyak - Swimming - Univ. of Minnesota Twin Cities
Drew Streb - Football - Wartburg College
We can't wait to follow their future success! Once a Regal, Always a Regal!
"Around the World"
High school students are invited to perform at this year’s Regina Pops Concert, which will take place on Saturday, April 20th at 7 pm. Solos, duets, small groups, or a whole orchestra/band/choir are all performance possibilities.
The concert theme this year is "Around The World," and there will be some displays featuring different countries, but students can perform any piece of music they choose; it does not have to be something from another country. Anyone interested in performing, or in creating a cultural display, please fill out one of the Google forms below by Wednesday, February 21st.
**Please note: This form is just to gather information and interest; it is not a guarantee that your act will be in the concert. Consideration will include representing all the Regina arts groups, balancing different genres of music, and giving priority to seniors. If necessary, auditions may take place.