Sept. 3 -Sept. 9, 2021


Benchwarmer Raffle


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

Regina Virtual Spirit Store

Regal Rewards (Scrip)


Monday - No School

Tuesday - Chicken Chili Crispito, Black Bean Salsa, Apple Slices, Fruit Snack

Wednesday - Chicken Sandwich, Broccoli with Dip, Mandarin Oranges

Thursday - Pepperoni Pizza, Carrots with Dip, Peach Slices

Friday - Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks, Steamed Green Beans, Applesauce, Cookie

Reminder NO SCHOOL on Monday due to Labor Day.

Enjoy the long weekend!

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As Regina experiences positive COVID cases, I would like to provide information to assist you and your family should a positive case surface in the classroom or school activity. As Regina becomes aware of positive COVID cases within the school community, an email will be sent to families of all students in the specific classroom or activity affected. This COVID exposure letter will simply state that there has been exposure and families should monitor for symptoms. Regina will conduct contact tracing and will notify families with a separate COVID close contact letter if their child is considered a close contact. The exposure letter will be the only communication families receive if their child is not deemed a close contact. Please review the letters above so you are prepared to make plans or child care adjustments as necessary. Students who need to quarantine will be offered a remote learning option that may include joining classes live and/or viewing recorded lessons. Administrators will communicate to families how the remote learning will work for students as they are quarantined.

I am asking families to please expect their children to wear masks at school, whether they are vaccinated or not. Our youngest students are not yet eligible for vaccination, and our school community has a responsibility to do everything possible to keep them safe. Additionally, even our older vaccinated children can still test positive and transmit the virus to other vulnerable populations. Students who test positive will miss a significant amount of instructional time and will be sidelined from school activities. By simply wearing a mask students can avoid this disruption to their lives.

When the entire school community was required to mask, Regina proudly maintained in-person learning every day while also experiencing low levels of virus transmission. While masking cannot be required, our own school community knows that it works. I want to reiterate that we will never know if we overreacted regarding masks, but it will be incredibly painful to discover we underreacted. The students and staff successfully wore masks the entirety of last school year and they are capable of doing it again. We simply need the help of all families to discuss this with their children and expect them to wear them at school. Let’s keep the learning and school activities going!


Joy M. Kelly, Ed.S.

Head of School


The Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 7: 31-37) 

The people brought to Jesus a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. Jesus took the man off by himself, away from the crowd. He touched his ears and tongue and said "Ephphatha-Be opened." And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly.

YouTube can be a great place to lift your spirit, especially the videos of children who are fitted for hearing aids and hear their parents' voices for the first time. Or people who are color blind who suddenly experience color with newly designed glasses. The Gospel calls us to see and hear the worth of all. The Civil Celebration of work will take place this Labor Day Weekend. As we are in the first days of this new school year, how can we help students do their own work to see and value all of their classmates? Can we take our children off by themselves to open their eyes and ears to what it means to be a friend to all?

*** 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 of your email that says "Message Clipped - View Entire Message". The Regal Weekly will always end with the Looking Ahead calendar.***



You may not play in the NFL, but you can still WIN! Get in the game with the Benchwarmer Raffle!

  • A total of $800 in prizes are given away each week. You can win multiple prizes with just one ticket throughout the 18 week NFL season.
  • Each ticket is $20.00 and all proceeds from this raffle support Regina Catholic School’s general fund.
  • The winners will be posted weekly on our website at and will automatically be mailed their prize money!
  • Click HERE for the online order form (only debit cards/cash are accepted online)
  • Stop by any Regina office to purchase your ticket/s in person.

Tickets must be purchased by

5:00 PM on Thursday, Sept. 9th!

Questions? Contact Trish Kohl, Special Events Coordinator at

Help Wanted - Regina Cafeteria and Regina PM Program

Cafeteria Help: Regina could use some extra hands during our lunch shifts to help deliver lunches to the outdoor lunch tent (volunteer) and assist our food service team with cashiering (paid hourly). Approximate times for assistance would be 10:30 am-12:30 pm. If you are able to lend assistance for a couple hours sometime during the week, even if you can only help on certain days, we could use your help. Please reach out to Amy Kron, Director of Food Services at

PM Program Help: We are still looking for helpers for our after school care PM Program. If you know of someone who can help from 2:45-5:30 pm on M, T, W, F, and on Thursdays from 1:45-5:30 pm, please contact Enoka Mihm, PM Director, at is a paid hourly position. 

Volleyball Fan Apparel

Volleyball team fan apparel is ready to order!

This store will close on September 12th

Items will be printed and delivered to the school approximately a week later.

Click HERE

to view the designs and place your order!

Pre K - 12th Grade Homecoming Week Dress-up Theme Days

September 13th - 17th

  • Monday: Jammin in my Jammies
  • Tuesday: Two Steppin Tuesday (Country Attire)
  • Wednesday: The Award Goes To....(Favorite Musical Artist or Band)
  • Thursday: Many Hued Regals (wear the assigned color based on your grade) colors tbd next week and will appear in the next Regal Weekly
  • Friday: Blue and Gold Bonanza (Homecoming Day show your Regal Spirit)

Rosary Each Week In The Chapel

There will be a Rosary in the chapel, each Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM while school is in session.

  • If you can't join us in person you can join us online. Link
  • Join by phone ‪(US) +1 669-232-0057‬ PIN: ‪119 241 276‬#

Questions? Please contact Matt Staab at or Doug Vollstedt at


New Friends

The Bunny, Bear, & Buddy preschool classrooms welcomed our full-day preschool friends on 8/23, and next week the new group of morning only preschoolers will join us, too! Everyone is excited to meet our new friends! We have been enjoying the nice weather playing outside.

Themes next week include - Starting School, Back to School, and All About Me. Ask your preschool students about the activities they are doing related to our themes! Also the Bookmobile starts visiting us this week at Regina and will return one morning/month for story time and finding a book.


Regina Home & School -

  • The Chocolate Mascot visited the Prize Assembly! The students all learned about the fun prizes they can win as part of the Chocolate Sale this year - there are some fun things for sure! If you need more chocolate there is a table set up in front of the elementary entrance before school. Choc sales end next Friday.
  • If you have questions regarding the Chocolate Sale please Contact Shannon Olney, Regina Home & School Chocolate Sales Fundraiser Chair at
  • H&S is looking for High School students who want to earn Silver Cord hours by volunteering to assist with childcare during meetings. Interested? Contact Sam Kaeding at the email below.
  • If you would like to be added to the H&S email list please contact Sam Kaeding at

Regina PreK-6th

Back to School Night

Save the Date!

Thurs. Sept. 16

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Parents and students please plan to join us and visit your child's classroom & teachers, have a treat in the front circle and connect with the Regina community!

Wearing face masks at this event is strongly recommended!

School Picture Day - Friday, September 24

Clarification regarding info shared in the elementary newsletter.

  • Students may be out of dress code for the picture day, as long as attire is appropriate for a school picture and would exclude shirts with words and sleeveless clothing.
  • When we have retake day, families who have students doing a retake may be out of dress code for the photo and should send dress code uniform clothing to change into for after the picture is taken.


Bell Schedule This Week

A/B Day- Bell Schedule Sept. 6 - Sept 10

Junior High Girls -Open Mind Open Doors

Purpose: A fun way to introduce girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Audience: 7th & 8th grade girls – LIMITED to Regina girls

Date: Friday, October 8th Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: Coe College  

Cost: $20/student (includes lunch and a t-shirt)

Other info: Students will listen to various speakers and do interactive activities related to STEM throughout the day.

To sign up: email or talk with Mrs. Zoulek no later than

September 6th

Meet & Greet for New Drama Director, Matt Falduto

Wednesday Sept. 15 at 6:30 in the Jr/Sr High Library

Regina would like to invite students and parents to a Meet & Greet to visit with the new Regina Drama Department Director Matt Falduto! Matt has been teaching theatre in various venues for over 20 years. Most recently, he taught theatre classes for Young Footliters Youth Theatre in Iowa City. His philosophy of teaching theatre is providing a safe and welcoming space where the actors’ creativity flourishes, their confidence grows, and their emotions are exercised.

Plan to come learn more about his background and vision to help elevate the arts at Regina. Click HERE to read Matt's full bio.

  • The High School Fall Play will be the classic American play, Our Town by Thornton Wilder performed Nov. 12-14.
  • Our Town Auditions - Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to audition Sept. 21 and 22 with possible call backs on Sept. 23. A sign-up will be available next week. There will be time slots for both actors and tech crew. No previous acting or tech experience is required to audition - and everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate!

Homecoming Dance

  • The 2021 Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 18 from 8-11 pm. The dance will be outside, under the tent in the front loop. Masks are strongly recommended. Guests will be allowed with approval by an administrator from the school they attend. Forms for Homecoming Guests are available in the Jr/Sr High office.

If you have information that you would like considered for inclusion in an upcoming Regal Weekly, please 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



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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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