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Catholic Schools Week Activites & Events
Catholic Schools Week is Sunday, January 29th - Friday, February 3rd. Many activities have been planned for the week. Click on schedule for a complete listing.
 

Catholic Schools Week Service Project
The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week is Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.  Each year we try to identify a service project for the week; this year we would like to sponsor a drive for items for the Bloomington-Normal chapter of Birthright.  The following items: diapers, burp rags, receiving blankets, baby bottles, wet wipes and sleepers (newborn – 6 months) may be sent to school from Monday, January 30th through Thursday, February 2nd.  They do not collect baby food or formula. Thank you!

Catholic Schools Week Mass
Parents: Please use the following link to sign-up your child/children for a part during our Catholic Schools Week masses the weekend of January 28th & 29th. Thank you for volunteering! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a45a4ad22ab9-catholic1/  

Kindergarten Showcase and Information Meeting
The annual Kindergarten Showcase and Information Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Kindergarten classroom.  Interested parents are invited to come in meet the staff, learn about the curriculum and see why Epiphany Catholic School is the right place for  your child.  Please call Mrs. Mary Brownfield at 452-3268 x 300 to RSVP by Friday, January 27th

Parent-Student Lunch Day
Parent-Student Lunch Day is Thursday Feb. 2nd.   This year we will have a new lunch option/fund raiser.  Parents may pick up lunch at Jimmy John's in Normal and bring it to school.  Jimmy John's will donate 20% of the proceeds to Epiphany.  Just mention you are from Epiphany when ordering.  Please like the event on Facebook and share with friends that you are going or interested in the event.    Thanks.  
 
Rainbows Program starting in February 2017
Epiphany Catholic School will be offering the Rainbows program for school and parish students who are experiencing grief from a divorce, or loss of a parent through death, deployment or incarceration. Information about the Rainbows program can be found on their website: www.rainbows.org. This is a grief support group and should not replace any type of professional counseling.

There will be a short informational meeting for parents about the Rainbows on Wednesday February 1st at 3:30 in the concession room of the Junior High building. We will introduce the facilitators and give an outline of the topics that will be covered. If you are not able to attend but would like to sign up your child(ren), please send an email to Karen Overby at:karen.overby@epiphanyschools.org.

The Rainbows sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 3:15-4:30 in the Epiphany Elementary School Building. The sessions will meet weekly when school is in session from February through March. There is no cost for the students to attend this program.
If you have any questions or would like to sign up your child(ren), please contact Karen Overby at: Karen.overby@epiphanyschools.org.
Geography Bee
Epiphany Catholic School will host a School Geography Bee Competition for Grades 4 – 8  on January 31st, 2017 (during Catholic Schools Week). The winner will be eligible to continue on to the State and National Competitions. Preliminary contests will take place with classroom teachers. Optional study sessions will be held in the Jr. High building on the following dates: 

Monday, January 9 (3:15-4:15)          Overview of the Bee, Key Geography Terms & Concepts
Wednesday, January 11 (3:15-4:15)  Topic(s): United States & North America
Wednesday, January 18 (3:15-4:15)  Topic(s): South America, Europe
Friday, January 20 (3:15-4:15)           Topic(s): Africa, Asia
Tuesday, January 24 (3:15-4:15)       Topic(s): Australia, Oceans & Ecosystems--Cancelled
Friday, January 27 (3:15-4:15)           Topic(s): Geography Bee Practice Run--Cancelled

Please contact your homeroom teacher or Mrs. Simpsen for more information, if needed.

Scholastic Bowl
Attention 7th and 8th graders: Do you know the name of the first female Secretary of State?  The musical which featured the character Amber Von Tussle?  The constellation that contains the Big Dipper?  How about the Greek person who stole fire to give to mankind?  Or, maybe you know the blanket term to describe a strong, central government based on democracy and utilized by both national and state-based governments?  If you do, or you just want to find out, the Scholastic Bowl team is for you!

The Scholastic Bowl team is getting ready to kick off their 2017 season.  Practices are held every Wednesday from 3:15-4:30 in Mrs. Angel's room and start Wednesday, February 1st.  We will have a required parents meeting on Feb 8th at 4:30.  We'll have around 10 matches that start February 9th and run until mid to late April. 

If you still aren't sure if SB is for you.....just come to the first practice to check it out! We will play some games and talk about what to expect in matches. Questions can be directed to Melissa Manness at manness@frontiernet.net or Jennifer Deighan at dwknappjr@msn.com.  Looking forward to an exciting season!

School Family Adoration Time
One-half hour signups between 11am-12pm Sundays are available for school family adoration time. Many blessings and spiritual gifts can be found by spending time with Our Lord.   If you have never tried, this is a perfect opportunity.  During family time, the chapel does not need to be quiet; it’s only a half an hour and all the info you need is on the sign-up sheet.  Please consider receiving life/family blessings by signing up between 11am and 12pm this Sunday and in the future. 

Click here to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Jeanie Phipps at 309-838-0572.

 

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