REGAL WEEKLY


May 13 - May 19, 2022

IN THIS ISSUE

Centerwide

Carrie Chapman Catt Award

2023 Booster Club Hall of Fame

Moms' Prayer/Fellowship Group

Used Uniform/Spiritwear Drive

Family Fun Fest Coordinators

Regina Summer Camps


School Level Updates

Preschool

Elementary

Jr/Sr High


Looking Ahead

Calendar of Events

RESOURCES

Quick Links to what you need!



2021 Academic Calendar


2022-23 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


Activities Sign-Up Genius


Parish Websites & Programs

LUNCH MENU


Monday - Teriyaki Beef Bites, Cucumber Slices, Applesauce


Tuesday - Cheesy Beef Nachos, Tortilla Chips, Cherry Tomatoes, Mandarin Oranges


Wednesday - Turkey Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Baked Roll, Apple Slices


Thursday - Corn Dog Bites, Bold Baked Beans, Peach Slices 


Friday - Pizza Crunchers, Romaine Salad, Assorted Fruit

If you have information that you would like considered for inclusion in an upcoming Regal Weekly, please submit by each Wednesday at 3 pm. Click HERE and fill out the online form. Any photos or attachments should be emailed to regalweekly@regina.org.

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MESSAGE FROM

HEAD OF SCHOOL,

JOY M. KELLY, Ed.S.

Summer rolled in this week, but it looks like it may cool off a bit next week. Please make sure students dress in layers to adjust to the changing weather. We have two full weeks of school remaining for the 2021-22 school year (except for the Class of 2022). Now is a critical time to check in with teachers regarding your child’s progress so there are no surprises at the end of the year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the classroom teacher.


Thank you to Mrs. Glass and the 5th and 6th-grade band students for the entertaining outdoor concert on Tuesday night. Kudos to Director Falduto and the cast and crew of the junior high play. The students did a fantastic job with their performances and it was fun to see so many in their element. The junior high has some talented actors, and I look forward to watching their progress over the next few years. Led by Mr. Lesan, the orchestra students displayed growth and progression at the concert on Wednesday night at St. Patrick’s. The development from simple, short pieces in 4th grade to the more complex high school pieces was incredible. Congratulations to Regina senior, Harren Yeh, who composed a piece that was performed by his classmates. 


The Holy Communion celebration Mass on Wednesday was beautiful. Many thanks to the second-grade teachers, Mrs. Hensch, Mrs. Ochoa and Ms. Wulf for preparing the children for full participation in Mass. 


The last day of school for the seniors is Wednesday, May 18, and they will go through the elementary hallways on Monday, May 16 at 2:45 PM. The end of year jr/sr high student awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 9:00 AM. The Baccalaureate Mass will be held at St. Thomas More this same evening at 7:30 PM. Please feel free to attend. Graduation will be celebrated on Sunday, May 22. Regina has (or will this weekend) delivered graduation yard signs to all seniors. This is an important time in their lives and we celebrate with them and their families. Once a Regal, always a Regal.


The Iowa Center for School Mental Health survey for grades 3-12 has been paused to give Regina more time to navigate the survey to determine the questions that best fit what we hope to glean from the data provided. Given the craziness of May, we will look into this more and consider it for the fall of 2022.


Sincerely,

Joy M. Kelly, Ed.S.

Head of School

*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.**

Gospel at a Glance

Fifth Sunday of Easter (John 13: 31-35)  


In Sunday’s Gospel Jesus explains how important love is in our relationships with God and everyone else. Jesus says, “As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

Jesus reminds us once again of His commandment to love others unconditionally, no matter what. Everyone intends to be faithful disciples by loving others as the Lord God has loved us. There are times when we all fall short in decisions we make, actions we take, and words we speak. Sunday’s Gospel reminds us of our duty to love others without restrictions or conditions.

 

As the Class of 2022 moves on to the next phase of their lives, may they remain faithful to loving others unconditionally - a value instilled by their families, the parishes, and Regina. They have absorbed the spirit of the Regina community over the years. In whatever way they contribute to society and the Church in their future endeavors, they will do so by loving others. They will therefore be good disciples and others will recognize this in them.

CENTER-WIDE NEWS & INFO

Regina Recognized for High Voter Registration

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, the state’s top elections official, made a presentation this morning to Regina High School teacher, Allison Osweiler and the senior class. “We’ve had 31 schools who have gotten the Carrie Chapman Catt Award this year out of almost 300 schools in this entire state,” Pate said. “So it’s a significant honor, registering 90% of your eligible students to vote. It’s the start for these young people so they become voters and be a big part of our state.” Pate says nearly 34,000 high school students statewide are registered to vote this year. The award is named after the famous Iowan who was instrumental in securing the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women access to the ballot box 100 years ago.

2023 Booster Club Hall of Fame

Do you know a Regina alum or retired coach who has greatly impacted Regina athletics? Please nominate him or her for consideration for the 2023 Regina Boosters Hall of Fame. Athletes must have graduated from Regina and been out of school for 10 years. Deadline to apply is June 17th.

Click HERE for the online application.

Regina Moms' Prayer & Fellowship Group

This year's final meeting of the Regina Moms' Prayer & Fellowship Group will be on Tuesday, May 17th after morning drop off (but no earlier than 8:15 am), at the home of Sofia Livorsi at 330 Post Road, just around the corner from Regina. Meetings are We usually finished around 9:15 am.


The group meets once a month and is open to all mothers of current Regina students, from preschool through high school. At the meetings, after some coffee and conversation time, there is reading and discussion of a passage of Scripture and then prayer for the needs of the school community, using requests given by Regina administrators and staff. Newcomers are always welcome!   


These gatherings are a great way to get to know other Regina moms and also support the school with prayers. No need to RSVP unless you're considering bringing kids--crawling babies and toddlers may be a challenge for a few logistical reasons, but 3 and up should be fine and there are preschool-age toys available.


Questions? Please contact Sofia Livorsi, slivorsi@gmail.com, 317-447-1448.

Regina Used Uniform Garage Sale

The Class of 2023 is now accepting donations of used (but wearable) school uniforms & spirit wear. This includes polos, skirts/skorts, jumpers, pants, shorts, and sweatshirts as well as any Regina athletic/activity spirit wear you no longer want to be included in a fundraiser garage sale for the Class of 2023.


The garage sale date is TBD, but anticipate it in early June. Be on the lookout for more details soo! Donations should be brought to the HS office or HS library for collection by Annie Gavin.


Questions? Please contact Annie Gavin by call/text 319-331-4356 or email annie.gavin@regina.org to arrange other pick-up or drop-off options.


The Regina Foundation is continuing the tradition of honoring graduating seniors whose family members preceded them as Regina graduates.

  • Photos of seniors and their Regina alumni parents and grandparents will be included in the next edition of the Regina Record. Seniors, please notify the Regina Foundation at foundation@regina.org if your parents or grandparents graduated from Regina so we are sure not to miss anyone.
  • Regina Classes of 1959-2021 will be represented by alumni "flag bearers" and will usher in the Class of 2022 at graduation. Please get the word out to all of your alumni relatives to meet outside the cafeteria at 1:40 pm on graduation day, May 22, to carry their class sign. We love to have multiple representatives for each class!

Iowa City Family Fun Fest-

Event Coordinators Needed

The Iowa City Family Fun Fest event committees are getting busy planning a great festival for the entire community to enjoy the weekend of Aug. 19 and 20!

 

The committee is still in need of some Event Coordinators to head up the Food & Bev Tent and Trivia areas. If you are interested in joining the planning team please contact Regina Special Events Coordinator, Trish Kohl at trish.kohl@regina.org.

Regina Summer Activity Camps

Summer is right around the corner, which means parents are looking for summer camp options for their kids. Registration for Regina Summer Camps are open now!


Various on-site camps for students going into grades K-12 are offered for soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, wrestling, football, volleyball, art, performing arts, and track.


To view camp dates and times and to sign up online click HERE.

REGINA PRESCHOOL

Preschool Update - The preschoolers are making the most of their outside time as you can see in the Duck Duck Goose photo! It's been Transportation Week in Regina Preschool! and each class has been busy learning about all types of transportation.

  • The Bunny Room students are learning about different types of transportation and how those vehicles are powered. They are also learning how to share the new car ramps in the classroom and wait their turn to try them out.


  • The Bear Room students have been doing art activities using different types of mediums to create hot air balloons and airplanes while discussing various forms of transportation and how we get to school each day.


  • The Buddy Room students had a blast driving play cars and trucks through paint to make different types of vehicle tracks while using their small motor skills to keep the tracks on the paper.



The Bears and Buddies are preparing for their Preschool Graduation next Friday on May 20 at 10:30 am. They will sing a few songs and then graduate with treats to follow.

REGINA ELEMENTARY

Elementary Update - Regina 2nd grade students celebrated their First Holy Communion Mass this week. Congratulations to these students and their families as the continue on their faith journey!


Home & School End of Year Notes

*Chocolate Sale Balances Due:Thank you again to all families in your support of Regina's chocolate sales fundraiser this year! As you know, we had a record year in sales, which allowed us to fund the elementary school field trips, sponsor Back to School Night, spoil the teachers and staff through various staff appreciation events, contribute to the Shine Bright event, pay for events and water bottles for all students for Catholic Schools week, fund playground maintenance, and much more! In addition, the students and teachers have compiled 'wish list' items that Home and School is tallying up to help fund over the summer. As there are still some unpaid balances, please take this time to review your JMC account and pay any outstanding balances for chocolate sales so we can continue to fulfill our mission in giving back to our students and faculty!

Questions? Please contact Stacie Grimm, H&S treasurer at sonken_6@hotmail.com

End of Year Appreciation: With the end of the school year right around the corner, Home and School wants to once again share the list of our staff members' “Favorite Things”. This is a great resource that can be used year round when looking for ideas to treat our teachers and staff. From favorite restaurant to favorite sweet treat, it can all be found through this link! Click HERE.

Elementary School Supply Sale

Shop May 1 through May 31 for your back to school supply packs for the 2022-23 school year!


Enjoy every moment of your summer by letting Regina Home and School help take care of your back to school shopping! Avoid busy stores, supply chain issues and lugging it all in to the classroom by ordering our teacher approved supply list through EPI.


Supply packs will be delivered and waiting for your child in the classroom at the back to school event!


Now that your school pre-registration is complete, check one more thing off and let Home & School help you enjoy all the sunny days ahead.


Click HERE to visit the site and use our school id code: REG015


Questions? Please contact Cynthia Aloe at kremercynthia@gmail.com

REGINA JR/SR HIGH

Bell Schedule This Week

A/B Day- Bell Schedule May16-May 20


This week 10 Regina High School students attended the Briggs Scholarship Luncheon, hosted by the Iowa City Noon Kiwanis Club.

All of them were nominated by Regina administration and were honored for their scholarship and citizenship.

Allison Greving is the recipient of the 2022 Briggs Scholarship of $1500 to be put towards her tuition at an Iowa college or university. Congratulations students! Pictured L-R

Front Row: Aseneta Oliver, Allison Hein, Josie Pursley, Emma Nibaur and Aidan Udell

Back Row: Ethan von Harz, Hayden Dumont, Peyton Naeve, Allison Greving, and Caden Shetler


Senior Yard Signs

Regina seniors and families-submit photos of your senior next to the yard sign for us to share on social media! Send to comcoordinator@regina.org by May 18!


New Regina Head Dance Team Coach

Regina High School has hired Gabriella (Gabi) Aguirre as the new Head Dance Team coach for the 2022-23 season.


Ms. Aguirre has been dancing for 10 years in a dance studio as well as with her high school and college dance teams. She was a member of the Iowa City Liberty Varsity Dance Team for two years (Class of 2019) and a part of the national champion, Iowa State University Dance Team (Class of 2022), for three years. While participating on the Iowa State Dance Team, she had the opportunity to represent the U.S. National Premier Pom Team at the International Cheer Union World Championships and won gold in the freestyle pom division. She danced competitively at Debut Dance Studio in North Liberty for four years and also has experience in all-star cheerleading. Aguirre is graduating from ISU this May with a degree in Communication Studies and a double minor in Political Science and Advertising. She will reside in Iowa City and will be attending the University of Iowa for her master's degree in Strategic Communications. She is also the current Miss Northern Iowa 2022 (part of the Miss Iowa/Miss America Organization).

LOOKING AHEAD

CHECK OUT WHAT'S COMING UP AT REGINA!

Boys Soccer Regional Bracket Girls Soccer Regional Bracket  Boys Golf Girls Golf

Baseball   Softball  JH Softball

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

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