Daily Announcements

Optional Dress Down Day on Friday, March 22 to support flood relief efforts

Friday, March 22 has been designated an ‘Optional Dress Down Day’ to help organizations in our community who are supporting those affected by the recent flooding.  The donations received will help the community of Valley (Fr. Lloyd Gnirk, former pastor at St. Pius X is the current pastor at St. John the Evangelist in Valley, NE.) and local animal rescue centers.  We are hopeful our school families will come together in support of those in our community, many who have lost personal belongings, homes and animals.  As a school community, optional dress down days typically raise approximately $800 for the specific cause.  Because of the extreme devastation felt by many right here in Eastern Nebraska please prayerfully consider increasing your donation.   If students would like to dress down, they should bring at least one dollar tomorrow, otherwise they should wear the full school uniform.

Race for Education labels due this Thursday, March 21

Last week your child(ren) brought home their Race for Education packets, which contained details on the event.  Your help is needed in filling out the mailing labels of friends and family members who could be potential sponsors of your child(ren).  We ask your child(ren) to bring back the mailing labels sheets with the names and addresses of the potential sponsors.  The more labels we bring in, the more money we raise for SPSL!  Our school goal is to bring in a total of 5,200 labels or 8 labels per student.  Students who return at least 14 labels will earn a Dress Down Day designated by the school! 

We appreciate your help in returning the completed mailing label sheets by this Thursday, March 21.  Additional packets and labels are available in the school office.

SPSL will be hosting its 15th Annual RACE FOR EDUCATION on Friday, April 26, 2019 when our Pre-Kindergarten to 8thGrade students will walk or jog on the school grounds during the school day!  We look forward to this upcoming event and ask for your participation. Your help makes a big impact at SPSL School.

Tuition Assistance packets available

Although tuition for the 2019-2020 school year has not yet been determined, we are sharing information about tuition assistance at this time because of application deadlines for Gr K-8 tuition assistance. If you feel that you will be in need of assistance with tuition costs for your child/ren in grades K-8 for the next school year, please read the following information. To be considered for tuition assistance you must apply each year. If you do not receive a financial assistance application and wish to apply, please call the school office at 402-551-6667 to request an application.

Volunteer at our Parish Festivals

Our two wonderful parishes, St. Pius X and St. Leo the Great, support our school community in many ways, including approximately 50% of our school budget and also tuition assistance for many students. It is extremely important for our SPSL community, including parents and students, to support our parishes in as many ways as we can.

One of those ways in which we can help support our parishes is through supporting the parish festivals. This year, we are asking our parents to volunteer to work the game booths at either the St. Pius X Festival on June 2, 2019 or the St. Leo Festival in September 2019.

Each grade for the current Kindergarten through 7th grades has been assigned a game booth for the St. Pius X festival. Toward the end of this month or the beginning of April, keep a look out for an email from your Education Committee Grade Representative(s) that includes a “Sign Up Genius” sign-up form. The first sign-up sent will be for the St. Pius X festival. The St. Leo the Great sign-up will come out later as that festival is at a later date. Thank you for ensuring that all game booth sign-ups are filled in support of our parishes and our special school community.

ArchOmaha Unite!

Have you registered for ArchOmaha Unite yet? Thousands of Catholics from every corner of the archdiocese will gather together to celebrate ALL the things that make us who we are in the Archdiocese of Omaha through multimedia presentations, Cross and Light theatrical performance, comedy by Catholic comedian Jim Gaffigan, and Pentecost Vigil Mass with Archbishop Lucas. Check out their video (you may recognize one of the Kids Unite Ambassadors) and register at unite.archomaha.org.

Summer Solutions

Summer learning loss puts students at a serious disadvantage. This is when skills and knowledge are lost over the summer months, causing students to move backwards instead of progressing.  By spending just minutes a day with Summer Solutions, students get the practice they need to keep moving forward. It was designed to help students return to school after summer break con dent in the skills they’ve already learned and ready to master new ones.  To purchase Summer Solutions, visit www.summersolutions.net.  To place an order, enter our school code: SPL68104.  This code will expire on April 28, 2019.  Each book is $13.00.

Madonna School and St. Pius X / St. Leo School partnership

For more information on the Madonna School and St. Pius X / St. Leo School partnership that will start in the 2019-20 school year, please read the news release that was circulated by the Archdiocese of Omaha on February 4.

Resources on how to prevent the spread of Influenza

Here are some resources for families and students on what they can do to prevent the spread of Influenza:

Influenza General Information from CDC DCHD

WHEN IS MY CHILD TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL

Baker's Plus Card number for SPSL has changed

If you have your Baker’s Plus Card registered and your donation is coming to St. Pius X / St. Leo School, please note that our organization number has changed.  It is now JV330.  Please refer to the Ways To Support page for information on how to access your Baker’s Plus Card online.  Thank you!

Help us keep our Blessing Box full!

“Take What You Need, Leave What You Can, And Above All Be Blessed!”

Thanks to a young man’s Eagle Scout project, there is now a Blessing Box at SPSL (in the east parking lot near the ga-ga pit) which provides food for those in need.  The Blessing Box has been a success, and is in need of more supplies.  When you are bringing kids to and from school and practice, please consider taking something from your pantry for someone in need.  Dry goods, canned goods, boxed goods, toiletries, paper goods, peanut butter, pasta are appreciated!  Thank you! 

St. Leo worship opportunities

St. Leo is looking for students, mothers, fathers, or even older brothers and sisters to bolster their

-Liturgy of the Word for Children
-Usher and Greeters
-Lite Laundry help (including but not limited to Server Albs)

St. Leo is also looking for students to participate in their Children’s Choir.  Read more information on rehearsal dates and mass dates for the Children’s Choir here.

Please contact Drew Neneman, Director of Liturgy and Music, at drew@stleo.net

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