REGAL WEEKLY


Jan. 7 - Jan. 13, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE


Centerwide

Farewell from Sandy Feeny

Long Sleeve Uniform Shirts

Regina Mom's Prayer Group

Elks Hoop Shoot Contest



Special Events Section

2022 Gala Tickets on Sale

Blackstone Community Night

Special Events Social Media

Benchwarmer Winners Week 17


School Level Updates

Preschool

Elementary

Jr/Sr High


Looking Ahead

Calendar of Events

RESOURCES

Quick Links to what you need!



2021 Academic Calendar


JMC - Parent Portal


Regina Activities Network (RAN)


Lands' End Uniforms


Used Uniforms - Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook Group


Regal Rewards (Scrip)


Regina Spirit Store


Winter Activities Sign-Up Genius


Mask Up, Regina PSA

LUNCH MENU

Monday - Meat Sauce Bow Tie Pasta, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges



Tuesday - Chicken Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Pear Slices


Wednesday - Italian Chicken Sandwich, Three Bean Salad, Peach Slices


Thursday - Chili with Beef and Beans, Baby Carrots, Apple Slices


Friday - Garlic Cheese Bread with Marinara Dip, Broccoli, Assorted Fruit

Joy Kelly.jpg

MESSAGE FROM

HEAD OF SCHOOL,

JOY M. KELLY, Ed.S.

It has been a pretty wild weather week for the first week of the New Year. As a friendly reminder, please make sure your contact information is updated in JMC so you receive school-related weather announcements. Additionally, it is imperative that all students have appropriate outerwear for these winter weather conditions. Particularly at the Jr/Sr high level, I see students coming and going without winter coats or other outdoor apparel.


The annual Gala will take place as a virtual event on Saturday, February 5. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. The theme for this event is Through the Decades. Please click HERE to order tickets for this fun and important Regina event.


There are volunteer opportunities for upcoming Regina events. Please check out the links below and please consider helping out. Providing meaningful student experiences happens when all of the adults pitch in to help. Thank you for considering.


Regina looks forward to celebrating National Catholic Schools Week from January 30 - February 5. The theme this year is “Catholic Schools: Faith, Excellence, Service.” This is an important time to celebrate the value Catholic education provides to students and the contributions they do and will continue to make to our Church and the world. Please watch for information next week regarding the themed spirit days and other Catholic Schools Week activities.


Below you will see a farewell from Sandy Feeney, Regina’s Business Manager. Sandy has dedicated 52 years to Regina Catholic Education Center and she will retire at the end of the month. We are grateful and indebted to Sandy for her leadership, expertise and consistency as a Regina employee. May Sandy and her family be blessed as she begins this new journey.

Joy M. Kelly, Ed.S.

Head of School

Gospel at a Glance

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Luke 3: 15-16; 21-22)



In Sunday’s Gospel, the people are filled with the expectation that God would visit them and bless them in their lives. They thought that John the Baptist might be the one they were looking for but the Gospel tells us that Christ showed up like everyone else to be baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. John makes it clear that he is not the one. He says that “one mightier than I is coming.” In a sense, John introduces them to Jesus Christ. While it is unlikely that most of us remember our Baptism, this weekend might be a good time to tell your children (or grandchildren) what you remember about their Baptism. Much like birth stories, baptismal stories are a great way to remind children (and ourselves) that we are called to live our lives in service to others in the same manner Jesus did.

 

As this new year is beginning, each of us has this opportunity of introducing people to the Lord; through our words and actions. To inspire each of us, think of those people who have done the most to introduce you to the Lord. Who has modeled to you how important it is to invite the Lord into your life? How might you imitate them and serve as a model for others?

*To make sure that you are seeing ALL the information included in this Regal Weekly, you may have to click a link at the bottom left of your email that says "Message Clipped - View Entire Message". The Regal Weekly will always end with the Looking Ahead calendar.**

If you have information that you would like considered for inclusion in an upcoming Regal Weekly, please submit by each Wednesday at 3:00 pm.

Click HERE and fill out the online form with all of the details you would like to share. Any photos or attachments should be emailed to regalweekly@regina.org.

CENTER-WIDE NEWS & INFO

Farewell from Sandy!

As I continue along this journey of life, I have made the decision to retire from my position as Business Manager at Regina Catholic Education effective January 27, 2022. My life journey brought me to Regina in the year of 1970. After 51 years of service it is time to say farewell. I have spent the majority of my life coming and going to Regina and have seen many changes through the years. The thing about the Regina Community is that it is strong and dedicated to the school. The Regina Community stands for the backbone of this school. The parents want an excellent education for their children and they are willing to help make that happen. I have always loved that Regina is a family. I will take away with me many memories of this place. My most heart-felt memory will be all the years I was given the task of helping families to send their children to Regina. That accomplishment was by far my favorite. The administration, faculty and staff at Regina over the years have been outstanding in many ways. They care about the students and show that they want to give each student the best education possible with their educational skills.  Skills that shine with every student as they continue from Kindergarten through graduation. When asked over the years, why do you stay at Regina, I always said, “I am here for the students.” I have served students who are now grandparents who sent their children to Regina and their children sent their children to Regina and even a few great-grandchildren. What a journey!! I will miss being at Regina with all my heart. I will keep the Regina Community in my prayers for safe journeys for everyone. 

God bless you all! ~ Sandy Feeney

Adult Long Sleeve Uniform Shirts for Sale

Due to supply chain issues at Land's End, Regina has a very limited supply of new, adult size school-approved uniform shirts available for sale. These shirts are all 100% polyester and are Port & Co. brand with embroidered logos. Cost is $25 per item and limited to 1 item/student.


Orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. To order, please stop by the Activities Office during business hours with a check payable to Regina for $25.00. Orders will be available upon payment, while supplies last.


*Please order only if you have a need for a new size in a long sleeve style for your student as there are many families that have been unable to purchase uniforms through Lands End due to their shortage.

Regina Mom's Prayer & Fellowship Group

Tuesday morning, Jan. 11th

This group is open to any mothers of current Regina students, from preschool through high school, and meets at the home of Sofia Livorsi, 330 Post Road, once a month after morning drop-off (no earlier than 8:15 am). We usually finish around 9:15. am.


After some coffee and conversation time, we read and discuss a passage of Scripture and then we pray for the needs of the school community using prayer requests given to us from Regina administrators and staff.


Newcomers are always welcome! Due to the new Omicron variant which is more easily transmissible, for the time being we will go back to wearing masks at our gatherings except while eating and drinking. No need to RSVP, unless you're considering bringing kids--crawling babies and toddlers may be a challenge in our meeting space for logistical reasons, but 3 and up should be fine. Check with Sofia for more info by emailing or texting slivorsi@gmail.com, 317-447-1448.

Elk's Hoop Shoot

The Elk's Hoop Shoot, funded by the Elks National Foundation, is a free throw contest for children ages 8 - 13. Age-group is determined by the contestants age as of April 1, 2022.


Contest Location: Iowa City Regina School

Date: January 8, 2022

Time: 8:30 - 11:00 AM


For more information contact the Lodge Elks Hoop Shoot Director, David Brunk at 515-240-7769 or visit elks.org/hoopshoot

REGINA SPECIAL EVENTS SECTION


You're Invite to the 2022 Regina Gala!



Tickets are now on SALE visit http://reginagala.com to learn more and get tickets for this important Regina event.


Blackstone in Iowa City is hosting a Community Night on Wednesday, January 12 from 3 pm to Close - where 10% of all net food sales (including take-out) will be donated to the Regina Gala!

They even have created a signature drink just for Regina, and for each one sold they will donate another $1. This is a great way to help raise funds that go directly back to benefit the students and staff of Regina Education Center!

Follow Regina Special Events on Social Media!

for the most up-to-date information!


Instagram: regina_special_events or click to follow at:

https://www.instagram.com/regina_special_events/


Facebook Group Page: Regina Special Events or click to join at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/287170193414018

Regina Benchwarmers

Thank you to everyone who is participating in the Regina Benchwarmer Raffle. The following people are Week #17 Winners, Congratulations!!

REGINA PRESCHOOL

Preschool Update - Preschool students enjoy time in the Crafts Center in the Bear Room making Penguin art!

REGINA ELEMENTARY

Elementary Update -

4th Graders in Mrs. Zirtzman's classroom participate in their daily poetry share time. Students individually read poems and then can volunteer to share a poem that they really like by reading it aloud to the class.


The Regina Family Fun Night that was scheduled for Saturday, January 29, has been postponed and will now be held at the end of the school year. More details will come soon!


Reminder with the colder winter temperatures please dress students warmly and send snow boots, snow pants, hats and mittens/gloves.


If school is on a delayed 2 hr start time, there will be no AM Program. The Center will open at 10 am.

REGINA JR/SR HIGH

Bell Schedule This Week

A/B Day- Bell Schedule Jan. 10th - Jan 14th


Semester 1 Exam Schedule


7th grade Integrated Science students in Mrs. Coffin's class have been working on their final semester project, making Rube Goldberg machines. This final project uses reasoning and engineering skills and information learned about force and motion.

Conference Speech Contest Volunteers Needed

Regina is hosting the Conference Speech Contest on January 15. This is a very large event and could use the help of our Regina community for various volunteer opportunities such as ticket takers, concession workers, competition timers, and room chairpersons. 

  • Click HERE (and scroll to Jan. 15) to sign up for taking tickets or concessions.
  • Email Speech coach, Kristin Fuhrmann if you are interested in volunteering to be a timer or room chair at kvm1912@yahoo.com.

Concession Stand Volunteers Needed

Please consider signing up for the 2:30 - 4:30 pm concessions shift this Saturday, Jan. 8. Currently there are no volunteers signed up for this time period which would mean that the concession stand would be closed for boys JV and girls varsity games if we cannot find volunteers to help during this time.

Click HERE for Winter Concessions opportunities

Questions? Contact Amy Mills at amyjomills@gmail.com

Doorway to College - ZAPS

Doorway to College will provide ZAPS test-prep seminar at Regina High School.  

Target audience: Sophomores and Juniors planning to attend a four-year college or university after high school

ACT Test Prep at Regina High School - Cost: $100

Monday, January 17, 2022 - Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sign up at www.doorwaytocollege.com


Summer Internships

The summer 2022 internship portal will be open from Dec. 13, 2021, through Feb. 11, 2022, for current high school sophomores and juniors. Internships are 60 hours in length and students can earn high school credit.

LOOKING AHEAD

CHECK OUT WHAT'S COMING UP AT REGINA!

Winter Schedules

7th & 8th Boys Basketball  HS Wrestling

HS Girls Basketball HS Boys Basketball

To Purchase Athletic Passes Click HERE

Sync Activities Calendar to your own: Click HERE for directions on how to sync the activities calendar to your own calendar.

REGINA CATHOLIC EDUCATION CENTER | www.regina.org

Facebook  Instagram