Oct. 1 - Oct. 7, 2021


Run For the Schools - Oct. 24


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Regina Virtual Spirit Store

Regal Rewards (Scrip)


Monday - Chicken Strips, Flour Tortilla, Tater Tots, Pear Slices

Tuesday - Totally Taco Bites, Romaine Salad, Mandarin Oranges

Wednesday - Hot Dog / Coney Bun, Baked Beans, Pineapple

Thursday - Italian Combo Sandwich, Baby Carrots & Dip, Apple Slices

Friday - Garlic Cheese Bread with Marinara Cup, Green Beans, Assorted Fruit

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The air is becoming a bit more crisp and the leaves are slowly starting to change color. October has arrived bringing about nature walks, pumpkin patches and apple orchards. This is a beautiful time of year and though the leaves will slowly turn color and eventually fall to the ground, this is a season of patience and promise. May we slow down a bit to enjoy the beauty that God has created and the promises of His blessings.

God of Seed and Harvest

We bless you,

God of Seed and Harvest

And we bless each other

That the beauty of this world

And the love that created it

Might be expressed though our lives

And be a blessing to others

Now and always

  - Author Unknown

October also brings the Feast of Holy Guardian Angels (October 2) and Our Lady of the Rosary (Oct 7). The guardian angel prayer below is a great way to start or end a day. Families can also conisder the Rosary together as a family.


Guardian angel, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side to light, to guard, to rule, to guide.

At next Friday's football game against West Branch, Regina Catholic Education Center will honor the retirees from 2020 and 2021. Due to Covid, Regina did not have an opportunity to publicly recognize and celebrate these staff members who gave countless hours to the Regina students and families. The following people will be honored at halftime next Friday, October 8.

Joan Belknap - Jr/Sr High Librarian & Tech Teacher - 1989-2021

Alan Opheim - Finance Director - 2001-2021

Mary Pechous - Preschool Director 1989-2020

Barb Reilly - Jr/Sr High Science & TAG Teacher - 1987-2020 

Connie Werkmeister - Preschool Teacher 1995-2020


Joy M. Kelly, Ed.S.

Head of School


Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 10: 2-16)

For the past three Sundays, the Gospel according to Mark reports conversations between Jesus and his disciples and the private moments Jesus used to teach his disciples about the Kingdom of God. In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus says, "Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it." This is a pretty direct message and we are challenged to build God's Kingdom with the heart, spirit and faith of children. Joining the students at weekly Mass or visiting classrooms during morning prayer are joyful occasions to witness the faith of children and our privilege and responsibility each of us has to help all children grow in a deeper relationship with God. These past two Sundays, Jesus reminded the Disciples of the value and importance of these “little ones” in the Kingdom of God. In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus again points to children as the example of complete trust and faith in God. Is that the attitude of all believers? Regina is an educational faith community dedicated to receiving all of God's children entrusted to our care in order to help them recognize and cherish their personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. How can we continue to build God's Kingdom by imitating the examples set by children?


Run For The Schools

Regina Supporters - Please consider volunteering for the Iowa City Run for the Schools sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, on Sunday, October 24, 2021. We need adult and high school volunteers on Saturday (packet pickup) and Sunday (race day)! Volunteers associated with Regina Catholic Education Center will receive credit for our school so be sure to indicate your Regina affiliation when you sign up! This is a great way to participate and support in a different way from the actual race!

Please click HERE to sign up for a volunteer shift! Thank you!

They are now accepting early race registrations until Thursday, October 7. T-shirts are guaranteed if you register by that date. For more information and how to register Click HERE.

Questions? Contact Trish Kohl, Special Events Coordinator at

Regina Benchwarmers

Thank you to everyone who is participating in the Regina Benchwarmer Raffle.

The following people are Week #3 Winners, Congratulations!!

*NEW* Regina Booster Club Yard Signs

The Regina Booster club is selling yard signs for each sport. Each sign is $20 and comes with wire stakes. Sales end on October 13th and will be ready for pick up at Regina approximately two weeks later. Payment is due at pickup. Please make checks payable to Regina Boosters.

Click HERE to place your order

Regina High School Service Day

Regina will continue it's tradition of Service Day this year on Thursday, October 28th, 9:15 am - 2:00 pm. Small groups of 11th & 12th graders will be available to do outside yard work at area homes. They will have their own rakes & gloves and will be directed to rake leaves/sticks to the curb. The students are available for about 2 -2.5 hours per yard. If you or someone you know could benefit from Service Day, please call Kara Batcheller in the Regina High School office at 319-338-5436 or email Shelly Conlon at

Regina Custodial/Maintenance Help Wanted

We are looking for a responsible custodian to join our team and help maintain and protect our facilities. The ideal candidate will have custodial/maintenance experience focused on building upkeep.

  • Job Type: Full-time, Day Shift
  • Pay: From $15.00 - $18.00 per hour
  • Click HERE for a complete job description

To inquire or apply please contact Marilou Vardeman at

Regal Eats - Cooking For A Cause

Registration for this event is open now!

Regal Eats is a fundraising event organized to directly benefit the REGINA FOUNDATION’S TEACHER ENDOWMENT FUND! 

The event brings together over twenty amateur chefs, comprised of Regina parents, alumni and staff, to prepare sample size portions of their most enjoyed dishes.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Elks Lodge Country Club, Iowa City


(Event is Adult Only, 21 Years & Older)


Click HERE to purchase tickets OR make a Donation!

Ticket price includes food and hosted beer, wine, soda, and water.

Tickets are only available through online registration and pre-order and NOT be sold at the door.

Regina Dance Team Clinic - Click  HERE to sign up

Thursday, October 7

  • Meet after school in the elementary gym to learn dances and play games!
  • Snacks and water will be provided.
  • Parents, please pick up your student and check out at 4:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

Friday, October 8

  • Meet after school to review the dance.
  • Please wear black pants and dance/ tennis shoes.
  • Eat a pizza dinner and get ready with the team!
  • If you would like to do makeup and hair, please bring any makeup or brushes and/or hair supplies you would like to use.
  • Please pick up your student from the practice at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Please meet at the south end zone with 5 minutes left on the clock in the 2nd quarter of the varsity football game. We will perform during halftime of the varsity football game.

Regina Driveway Logos

Show your Regal Pride!

The Regina Dance team will be painting logos.

Click HERE

to order and sign up!

  • Small Logo (2ft x 2ft) - $20
  • Large Logo (4ft x 4ft) - $40
  • Both - $50
  • Touch Up (on previously painted logo) - $10

Can & Bottle Drive

St. Wenceslaus Iowa City Knights of Columbus will be having their monthly Can and Bottle Drive to support local Pro-life groups. If you have any $.05 deposit containers, you can bring them to the St. Wenceslaus parking lot between 8:00 AM and Noon on Saturday October 2nd. Thank you!


Theme Next Week - "Fall" Check in with your preschooler to ask about the books we are reading and activities we are doing that are centered around this new season!

Preschool Update - Regina Preschoolers are beginning to work on learning phonetic awareness in their speaking and writing. They are continuing to have lesson time for Spanish, Sign Language and Movement & Music as well as enjoying their creative play time.


Regina Elementary

Regina Elementary PE Classes have taken advantage of the nice weather to play games like Four Square outside. These 5th graders were having had a great time with their tournament!

October is Fire Prevention Month

Please be sure to discuss escape plans in the event of a fire with your child/children.

Character Counts Week will be October 17th-23rd. Regina

Elementary will be planning some special activities for students during this week. More info will be shared soon.

World Hunger Mass - Regina Elementary will celebrate World Hunger Mass on Oct. 20 to bring attention to all those that are hungry and in need of food, not only in our community, but throughout our world. During the week of Oct. 18-22, donations for non-perishable food items will be collected to be blessed during the Mass. We know that food supplies can be limited for many families, including some in our own school community. If your family would benefit from food support you can confidentially reach out to our school counselor: Cara Richmond, She can assist with setting up a food collection basket for your family.


Bell Schedule This Week

A/B Day- Bell Schedule Oct. 4 - 8th

This week 26 Regal seniors took a college visit to the Iowa State University campus!

Upcoming College Rep Visits:

Friday, Oct 1 at 12:30: Creighton

Wednesday, Oct 6 at 10:50: Drake

Wednesday, Oct 20 at 10:50: U.S. Naval Academy

Thursday, Oct 21 at 12:30: Simpson

Monday, Oct 25 at 12:30: University of Northern Iowa

Regina Jr/Sr High School Character Strong 

Next week in our social and emotional learning time, a variety of topics will be explored using the Character Strong tool. Starting this week and next, students will be introduced to a "Character Dare" or a "To Be List." These are challenges to extend their learning outside the session. These challenges are invitations, not demands. The power is in the conversation.

  • 7th grade: Thinking about and identifying values we personally feel are important can help us make good decisions and can guide our actions in positive directions
  • 8th grade: After envisioning our hopes for our futures we will harness the wisdom of these imagined positive future selves to think about healthy ways to live our lives today.
  • 9th grade: This is the 1st of 2 sessions that brings student voices forward with the goal of helping students understand that it is common to have worries at the beginning of high school and that most students find that things work out better than feared.
  • 10th grade: An important message of these sessions is that good mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. Well-being is possible even when struggling with mental health challenges. Working to boost our own and others' well-being improves our lives even in the midst of mental health struggles and makes us less likely to suffer mental illness in the future.
  • 11th grade: We will explore where our values come from through reflecting on motivations. Our "To Be List" is a way to put our values into action.
  • 12th grade: This session is designed to set the stage for the theme of this year: "Leadership." In this session we begin to explore how we can all be positive leaders through influencing others.

Parent Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for helping my children learn and grow each day. Please guide them to remain faithful to Gospel values in their daily lives. May Your guidance, teachings and wisdom shine through in all that they say and do. Amen.

AP Exam Sign up

Students interested in taking an AP exam (without taking the AP class), must see Mrs. Zoulek to sign up. The last day to sign up for an AP exam is November 10th. The cost of each AP exam is $96 this year.

All students who are enrolled in an AP class have already signed up to take the AP exam and no action is needed for those exams.

ACT, PSAT and SAT Prep Sessions

Students are forming a study group to prepare for the ACT, PSAT or SAT tests and invite all interested students to join them. This student-led group will likely meet 2 times per week.

Contact 11th grade student, Kangnan Ye, for more information at

Kirkwood and UIowa Registration

Juniors and Seniors interested in taking a class from Kirkwood or from the University of Iowa next semester, please see Mrs. Zoulek to discuss and get the registration information.

Students wanting to take a class from the University must meet with a UI Advisor between October 5th and October 25th. Registration for classes is on November 10th.

Students interested in taking a class from Kirkwood classes should register for classes between November 8th and November 19th. Kirkwood reps will be on campus Thursday, November 11th to assist with registration.


The PSAT test for Sophomores and Juniors will be on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021. While highly encouraged, this test is completely voluntary and will be held during school hours, starting at 8:00 AM. The test allows students practice for future standardized tests, such as the SAT or ACT tests. For Juniors, this is the test that would also qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The cost of the test is $18. Limited seats are available.

To sign up: 

  1. Bring payment (exact change or check preferred) to the high school office
  2. Sign up on the list in the office
  3. Receive your PSAT prep guide

 See Mrs. Zoulek for questions or to inquire about scholarship options for the exam.

Senior Class Raffle for Senior Class Trip

  • 1 raffle ticket for $10 or 3 raffle tickets for $25
  • Includes 2 round of golf, 2 buffet dinners, one overnight stay at Riverside Casino Golf/Resort. Raffle tickets available before all home football games, just inside the gate or by contacting Scott or Amy Nibaur at or or at 319-430-5643.

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