Daily Announcements

Show your school spirit during SPSL Spirit Week - April 23-26

Students are encouraged to show their school spirit during Spirit Week – Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26.  The following are the Spirit Week themes:
Tuesday, April 23 – Crazy Hair/Mustache Day
Wednesday, April 24 – Crazy Sock Day
Thursday, April 25 – Crazy Hat Day
Friday, April 26 – Race for Education Dress Down Day

Support SPSL in April at eCreamery with 'Scoops of School Spirit'

Support SPSL during the month of April by purchasing a pint of ‘Scoops of School Spirit’ ice cream at eCreamery.  For every pint that is sold, SPSL will receive $1.00.  The flavor, Scoops of School Spirit, is a cake mix ice cream with brownie bites, caramel swirl, and yellow and black sprinkles!  And on Wednesday, April 24, SPSL will receive a percent of all sales – scoops, pints, sundaes, and more!

Race for Education - Race day schedule

Join us this Friday, April 26 at our annual Race for Education.  The student schedule is:
9:00 – 9:50 am = 2nd grade and 6th grade
10:05 – 10:55 am = 1st grade and 5th grade (morning Pre-K will join at 10:30 am)
Noon – 12:50 pm = 4th grade (afternoon Pre-K will join at 12:30 pm)
1:15 – 2:05 pm = Kindergarten and 7th grade
2:15 – 3:05 pm = 3rd grade and 8th grade

Six free tickets to Creighton Baseball - Friday, April 26

Below is a link to redeem six free tickets to a Creighton Baseball game.  The game will be held on Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm at TD Ameritrade Park and the it is Creighton vs Xavier.

https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/creighton/EN/link/promotion/home/b4f18b273da8200fbbc71e4a76bb969604a2dd43.  The promo code is CUBASEFB.

SPSL Mission Day - MISSION POSSIBLE

We are excited to host our first annual Mission Day on Thursday, May 2.  Teachers will be reaching out to parents (via email or paper) with more information on grade specific projects.  Note that there will no lunch served that day.  All students are to bring a sack lunch from home.  Parents that are interested in volunteering should contact their child’s teacher.

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.

Open positions at SPSL

As we plan for the 2019-20 school year, we are looking to fill positions that have become open.  Information on the open positions can be found on the lovemyschool website at:

7th grade Science Teacher: https://lovemyschool.com/career-view/259/
Music Teacher: https://lovemyschool.com/career-view/258/
Art Teacher: https://lovemyschool.com/career-view/257/
Elementary/Intermediate grades Teacher: https://lovemyschool.com/career-view/264/

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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