Nov. 17 - Nov. 23



Weekly Rosary

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Legend of the Fall Walk/Run

Senior Citizen Thanksgiving

Winter Activity Showcase

Turkey BINGO & Chili Supper

Booster Christmas Sales

PISA Volunteers Needed

Cookies & Cocoa Event

Regina Gala Save the Date

Family Night at the Heartlanders

Benchwarmers Week 10 Winners

Gift Wrapping by Ambassadors

School Level Updates



Jr/Sr High

Looking Ahead

Calendar of Events


Quick Links to what you need!

How to add funds to Lunch Accounts

7th - 12th Activities Registration

Athletic Passes

Regina Activities Network (RAN)

Lands' End Uniforms

Used Uniforms - Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook Group

Regal Rewards (Scrip)

Winter Activities Volunteer Sign-Up

Parish Websites & Programs

Lunch Menu

Monday 11/20 - Corn Dog Bites, French Fries, Fruit

Tuesday 11/21 - Totally Taco Bites, Baby Carrots with Dip, Fruit

Wednesday 11/22 - No School

Thursday 11/23 - No School

Friday 11/24 - No School

Monday 11/27 - Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Rice Krispie Treat, Fruit

Tuesday 11/28 -Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Rice Krispie Treat, Fruit

Wednesday 11/29 - Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Rice Krispie Treat, Fruit

Thursday 11/30 - Beef & Bean Chili, Celery and Carrot Sticks, Cinnamon Roll, Fruit

Friday 12/1 - (K-5) Trix Yogurt, (6-12) Cheese Omelet, French Toast Sticks, Tomato Juice, Fruit

Regina Families,

Is next week Thanksgiving already?

For many of us, it can seem that time flies and we are doing all we can to keep up. We had an incredible fall filled with school and endless activities from sports to music lessons and everything in between. December will bring on even more activities.

As we approach an extended Thanksgiving weekend, I would venture to guess sure it will include hunting for recipes, digging out Christmas decorations and asking kids to write Christmas lists. As we make our to-do lists, may we also make the time to slow down. To slow down long enough to be present with our families. To slow down ourselves, making the time to pray and reflect on our blessings. When we near Thanksgiving “break” let’s plan not to miss it because no, it’s not quite Christmas already.

Note** There will not be a Regal Weekly communication sent out over the Thanksgiving holiday extended weekend. We have included the following week's lunch menu in this edition for everyone's convenience.

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Weekly Rosary

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.

Please contact Doug Vollstedt at or Matthew Staab with any questions that you have!


Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

If you or someone you know may be in need of Thanksgiving Dinner, there is a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner being held in North Liberty at the South Slope Community Center on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Delivery is also available if needed. Registration is required before Sunday, Nov. 19th.

Questions? Please contact Jenny at 319-430-8232 or NLTHANKSGIVINGDINNER@GMAIL.COM to register or for more information.


Legend of the Fall

Thanksgiving Walk/Run

The 23rd annual Legend of the Fall trail run will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23. The run begins at 8:00 AM. Register to run or walk HERE.

In 2001, the first annual "Legends of the Fall" race was held to honor the "Legends" of Regina runners who ran for Coach Bob Brown. In 2007, a small name change was made: from "Legends" to "Legend," to honor the coach who started it all. Bob Brown was a legendary coach at Regina. Starting the cross country program in 1987, Coach Brown's traditions are carried on to this day. It was Coach Brown's genuine caring for his athletes and everyone he met; his passion for doing things the right way; and his foundation of family and faith that will be remembered most and honored by this race. Coach Brown lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2007. To the end, he led by example for what he always preached to his athletes: "Nothing But Your Best."

This year the run will also honor teammate and friend, Aidan O'Neil. Aidan was often spotted running with his signature headband. In lieu of the traditional t-shirts, participants will receive a headband with registration.

Volunteers are also needed to drop off either homemade or purchased snacks (such as muffins, breads, bagels, granola bars, bananas, etc) for the participants to enjoy after finishing as well as homemade or purchased pumpkin pies to give to each age bracket winner. Sign up HERE to help.

Continue in your own lives to live the example Coach Brown set and thank you for participating in the "Legend of the Fall!"

Questions? Contact Bri Swope at


Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner

Hosted by Regina National Honor Society

Thank you to Regina National Honor Society members for hosting the annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner. Over 65 senior citizens attended and were served a delicious Thanksgiving meal by our NHS students while members of the Regina High School orchestra played background music. Desserts and pies were made by the students in Mrs. Helm's Nutrition & Food Prep classes. Thank you to NHS advisors Lisa Moore and Beth Hill for organizing this special service event.


Winter Activities Showcase

Mark your calendar to attend the 2023-24 Winter Activities Showcase! This event will begin at 5:00 PM on Sunday, November 19, inside the Regina Jr/Sr High gymnasium. 

The Winter Activities Showcase will combine the Booster Club Chili Supper happening in the cafeteria, updates from the dance team and fine arts programs. Also our basketball and wrestling teams will have intrasquad scrimmages. The Spirit Store will be open too, so you can stock up on your Regal gear! Come join the fun as we showcase our winter activities. 


  • 4:00 pm Booster Club Chili Supper Opens 
  • 5:00 pm Vocal performances 
  • 5:15 pm Wrestling open practice 
  • 6:00 pm Speech team presentation 
  • 6:15 pm Girls basketball scrimmage 
  • 7:00 pm Dance team updates 
  • 7:00 pm Booster Club chili supper ends 
  • 7:15 pm Boys basketball scrimmage

Donations of water, Gatorade and/or candy bars will be accepted at the gym entrance. These will be given to athletic officials throughout the season.

Questions? Contact Taylor Hotek at

Booster Club Info


Turkey Bingo & Chili Supper - This Sunday! Everyone is invited to attend!

Chili Supper tickets will be sold at the door.

Check out the schedule in the graphic below and be sure to attend this fun event!

Questions? Contact Annie Gavin at


Booster Club Christmas Items

The Regina Booster Club is doing a pre-sale of custom Regina Christmas ornaments. Cost is $15 each. Click HERE to view and purchase online through the Spirit Store. Also NEW Herteen & Stocker Charms & Necklaces just in time for Christmas. See information in the graphic below.

Questions? Please contact Keely Hinkel at


PISA Volunteers Needed

Greenery Distribution & Cookies & Cocoa Table

The wreaths and poinsettias that were ordered through the PISA Christmas Greenery Sale will be arriving the week of Dec. 1. We need some volunteers to help bag and label the wreaths and then to help distribute orders. There are volunteer times for Friday Dec. 1st after school, Sat. Dec. 2nd 9 am - 1 pm and Saturday Dec. 2 at the Cookies & Cocoa event between 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Please click HERE to sign up for a slot.

If you ordered Christmas greenery, you will be receiving pick up and delivery details via email soon! All pick up and delivery will take place on Saturday December 2nd!

Questions? Please contact Volunteer Chair Donna Santillan at

Regina Special Events Info


Cookies & Cocoa

A Family Christmas Event

Join us on Saturday, December 2nd between 5:30-8:00 pm for Cookies & Cocoa, a Family Christmas Event.

This free event will include an outdoor walk around Regina Elementary School to look at the Christmas themed window displays created by Regina organizations, clubs, and teams.

Then join us in the cafeteria for complimentary cookies and cocoa. There will be a visit from Santa and crafts.

Some low cost optional extra activities include Bingo hosted by the Christmas Basket Project and Gingerbread House making hosted by PISA.

You can also upgrade your cocoa experience by pre-ordering a Cozy Cup of Cocoa, which will come in a special souvenir Regina travel mug with lid for just $10 HERE. We can't wait to kick off the Christmas Season with you at this event!

Questions? For questions or information regarding any Regina Special Event, please contact Jen Hoeger at


Regina Benchwarmers Raffle - Week 10 Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the Week 10 Regina Benchwarmers Raffle Winners!


Regina Family Night

at the Heartlanders

Join us tomorrow night at the Heartlanders Game! Game time has changed to 7:05pm.

There will be Regina students playing in a youth scrimmage during the first intermission and Regina students on the ice crew clearing the ice that night!

Regina staff member Jenny Comer will also be riding the Zamboni during the second intermission.

Join us for a fun night to support Regina! Tickets are available via this link HERE until an hour before game start time.

We hope to see you there!


The Regina Gala

February 3, 2024 at The Heights Rooftop, Iowa City

Thank you to everyone who donated to our classroom baskets! We appreciate your support.

We still are accepting donations to our themed baskets sign up HERE

Tickets for the Gala will be on sale starting in December. There will also be a NEW Christmas Gala Silent Auction that will open to everyone on Saturday, December 2nd at the Cookies & Cocoa event.


Gift Wrapping Service by Regina Student Ambassadors

Regina Student Ambassadors will once again be offering a free will donation gift wrapping service for our Regina families with all proceeds supporting the Christmas Basket Project.

Present drop off will be at the Regina Elementary entrance on Wednesday Dec. 13 with pick up on Thursday Dec. 14 or drop off on Dec. 14 with pick up on Friday Dec. 15.

If possible, please let our students know in advance that you will be using their gift wrapping service! You can sign up for a slot HERE or by using the QR code. Drop ins are welcome too!

All wrapping is done for a Free Will donation that will go to the Regina Christmas Basket Project!

Questions? Contact Regina Student Ambassador Advisor, Pam Schowalter at or 319-499-9006.




This week in the Early Childhood Center our classrooms have continued engaging with buildings with a focus of learning about their features and purposes. Some of those features included learning about what makes up a building like walls, roofs, and windows! The purposes of buildings are vast and preschoolers have noticed each building can have a different purpose for the people inside them.

Our classrooms this week have also begun to highlight things we are thankful for. We are so thankful for our families, friends, loved ones, Regina staff, and Regina community. Our thankfulness can be seen across the center by a variety of Thanksgiving holiday crafts and colorful turkey feathers too! Our Doves classrooms even learned about Diwali, what it is and why it is celebrated.


Open House Canceled

Due to our current enrollment, the Early Childhood Center Open House on November 30th has been canceled. All current Regina ECC families are required to submit a new application for the 2024-25 school year if your child plans to return. Click HERE for the online application for the 2024-2025 school year.


Early Childhood Center Christmas Program

"One Night in Bethlehem" is upcoming on Friday December 15th at 3:00 pm in the Regina Elementary Gymnasium.

A way families can serve our Early Childhood Center is through the gift of refreshments or baked goods at our Christmas Program reception this year following the program! We are so grateful for your contribution. Please click HERE to sign up and see more details about baked goods drop off.

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy Thanksgiving break ahead next week, with the Early Childhood Center being closed Wednesday November 22nd through Friday November 24th.

Questions? Please contact the Early Childhood Center Director, Michala Cox at



Elementary Regals of the Week

Congratulations to the following students for being named our Regals of the Week!


Jaxon Sieren, Addison Gaffey, Sellers Pontzer

1st Grade:

Julia Rossmann, Evie Luinstra

2nd Grade: Lucas LeClair, Catherine Adam, Annabelle Fitzgerald

3rd Grade: Kellan Naeve, Lucy Burke, Logan Funke

4th Grade: Greta Gunderson, Elena Behounek, Ana Monestina

5th Grade: Bryson Naeve, Tess Kaeding, Hux Hinkel

6th Grade: Eloise Peters, Cade Slaughter, Evan Hageman

These students were recognized for demonstrating the positive characteristics of the REGAL WAY!


Thanksgiving Cards

Students in several classrooms created Thanksgiving cards that Sister Agnes will include with meals that are sent out to several groups in need in our community.

About 300 meals will be shared with the Shelter House, Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Catholic Worker House, Hospice and individual homes. Our students cards and messages will be included with these meals to help make their holiday joyful. Kindergarten students from Mrs. Meyers class held up their cards to show their contributions.


First Grade Plant Science

First graders in Ms. Rockafellow's classroom have been investigating what happens when alfalfa and ryegrass seeds are planted in moist soil. So far, they have begun their investigation by planting miniature lawns. Students are recording observations as little sprouts of grass grow. They also learned that taking care of plants is a way that they can show love for God's creation!



JH/HS Weekly Schedule

Jr/Sr High REGALS of the Week

RELIABILITY: Aiden Gaffey 8th & Ben Bian 11th (not pictured)

EFFORT: Laitham Ghosheh 7th & Riley Houser 10th (not pictured)

GRATITUDE: Kyrstin Gerot 8th (not pictured) & Isaiah Giebeck 9th

ATTITUDE: Alessandra Ruiz 8th (not pictured) & Caroline Bourget 10th

LEADERSHIP: Etta Winders 8th & Jackson Naeve 12th

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 MonthREGALS of the Month will receive an out of uniform day, a certificate, and will be featured in a social media spotlight.


Christmas Basket Project

Opening Prayer Service

This Wednesday the seniors led the opening prayer service for the Christmas Basket Project. Seniors shared about meeting the families and the impact they have realized they will have, knowing the Regina community can help bring an amazing Christmas to 17 families who can use our support.

More information will be shared soon about how you can help to support this longstanding service project led by the Class of 2024.

Questions? Please contact advisors Shelly Conlon at or Patrick Moeller at


Regina Jr/Sr High Yearbook Ads

The Regina Jr/Sr High yearbook is looking for support! The '23-'24 yearbook is increasing from 72 pages to 118 pages! This will make the yearbook bigger and better, however, it also increases the costs to create it.

Sponsorships from people and businesses like yours are needed to make sure our school memories are affordable for students and the content reflects their experiences and accomplishments! Please consider purchasing a sponsorship or donating at one of the levels shown in the graphic.

Questions? Please contact yearbook advisor, Annie Gavin at


If I Were Mayor Essay Contest for 7th Grade Students

The Iowa League of Cities is holding the annual If I Were Mayor Essay Contest, open to all 7th grade students in Iowa. Promoting good city government is important to the Iowa League of Cities, and this essay contest provides students the opportunity to reflect on the role of the key elected official in their own city.Regional winners will receive a $250 college scholarship, with one statewide winner receiving a $500 scholarship. Winners will also be formally recognized at a special ceremony in Des Moines with Governor Kim Reynolds in the spring of 2024. 


This year, essays will be submitted virtually HERE with submissions due by December 11.



Juniors & Seniors: Mark your calendars!!! Kairos will again be offered to all 11th & 12th graders Feb 15-8, 2024!   

Kairos is designed to help the students take an in-depth look at their respect for themselves, their relationships with others, and their relationship with God. More information and registrations will be coming in January. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Shelly Conlon,



2023-24 Athletic Passes  

Girls Basketball Boys Basketball Wrestling

JH Girls Basketball JH Wrestling


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