Weekly Highlights

January 27 - February 3, 2023

Friday, January 27:

  • No school for P3 and PK4 (Miss Julie, Miss Eileen, and Miss Gail).  The teachers and aides will be attending a continuing education class.

Saturday, January 28: Catholic Schools Week Kick-off!

  • P3-8th grade students may wear their “We Are Heelan” t-shirts to the Heelan basketball game vs Western Christian and get in to the game free!

Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29: “Celebrating our Parishes”

  • Students will be participating in Masses and holding banners after Masses thanking parishioners for supporting Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools.

    • Saturday, January 28 – 4:30 PM at St. Michaels Church

    • Sunday, January 29 – 7:30 and 10:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church

    • Sunday, January 29 – 9:00 AM at St. Michaels Church

  • If your child would like to share their time and talent as a minister, please sign up using the following link: Catholic Schools Week Mass sign up

  • Students who wear their school uniform to Mass will receive an out of uniform pass!  Please take a picture of your child in their school uniform before or after Mass and email it to Mrs. Roder at [email protected].  She will make sure your child receives an out of uniform pass!

  • Families are invited to the Cathedral Vespers service, 4:00 PM

Monday, January 30: “Celebrating our Community”

  • P3-8th grade students may begin bringing items for Mary’s Choice.  See wish list below.

  • Students will be writing thank you notes to various Sioux City organizations

Tuesday, January 31: “Celebrating Vocations”

  • PK-8th grade students will be attending our all system Mass at O’Gorman Fieldhouse, 9:45 AM

Wednesday, February 1: “Celebrating Students”

  • P3-8th grade students may wear jeans and a Heelan shirt. Students may not wear jeans with holes, jean shorts, hooded sweatshirts, or flip flops.

  • P3-2nd grade parent/student read in.  Parents may bring a book and a blanket and enjoy a little reading time in the SM Center gym, 7:30 – 8:00 AM.

  • There will not be Mass at the SM Center

  • PTO Bingo – Pizza night at St. Michaels Parish Center, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 2: “Celebrating Family”

  • There will not be Mass at the BS Center

  • Students will show their appreciation to their parents for their Catholic education

  • Both centers will be praying the rosary

  • BS Center – teachers vs students Quiz Bowl

Friday, February, 3: “Celebrating Faculty/Staff”

  • P3-8th grade students may wear jeans and a Heelan shirt. Students may not wear jeans with holes, jean shorts, hooded sweatshirts, or flip flops.

  • Early dismissal: BS Center 11:30 AM / SM Center noon.  Lunch will not be served at either center.  Buses will run accordingly.  No Beyond the Bell at SM Center.

*As part of Catholic Schools Week, we will be collecting donations for Mary’s Choice at both centers.  Donations may be brought to school from Monday, January 23rd – Friday, February 3rd.

Following is their wish list:

Items needed most:

Socks (baby, toddler, school age), underwear (toddler, school age), bibs, baby carriers, baby shampoo, baby nail clippers

Other items needed diapers, wipes, formula, blankets, etc

Big items (new or used):

Car seats, pack n plays, cribs (no drop side cribs), strollers, highchairs, booster seats, bouncy chairs


*Briar Cliff University is proud to be the only Catholic higher education institution in the Diocese of Sioux City. They believe the value of private, faith-based education cannot be understated.  They would like to join us in our celebration of Catholic Schools Week. During Catholic Schools Week, P3-8th grade students may wear their Heelan gear to all home athletic events and admission will be free. Find events here:  Briar Cliff schedule

*The BHCS will be hosting an online registration / TADS workshop for parents on Wednesday, February 15th and Thursday, March 23rd.  Both help nights will be held at the Bishop Heelan High School Commons from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. 


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