September 13, 2019 Wildcat Wire
MR. VANCE'S NEWS TO USE THIS WEEK!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Virtus Compliance and Volunteering
A gentle reminder: Anyone who works or volunteers in the school or parish and around children need to take the Child Protection Decree class and stay compliant in VIRTUS. This applies to any volunteer activity at school. If you need information about places and times the Child Protection Decree Class is taught, please go to
Help us create a safe campus for all families by adhering to the following guidelines:
**Please do not text or use your phone while driving on campus.
**When driving on campus, please drive slowly and be extra attentive to children who could walk out from between cars.
**Please use the crosswalk before and during school that is located at the cafeteria entrance.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our Teacher Introductions Nights. If you were not able to attend, please contact your child’s teacher for any information they shared.
Catechetical Sunday – September 15
This Sunday is Catechetical Sunday, which is a day when the church honors parents and teachers of the faith. Please take a moment this weekend and say a prayer for all parents and teachers who are entrusted with passing the faith to the next generation.
As St. Ignatius said - For the Great Glory of God,
UPCOMING SPIRIT SHOP HOURS
Tuesday, Sept. 10: 7:30-8:30pm,
Gr. 6-8 Parent Night
Thursday, Sept. 12: 7:30-8:30pm,
Gr. 1-3 Parent Night
Families are also invited to subscribe to their facebook page at
for more announcements and essential information.
**Our email addresses:
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**Please note: Deadline for
articles are due by Wednesday at noon. Articles submitted are subject to approval and editing.
If your child is going to be absent, a phone call to the school office must be made by 8:45am
We cannot accept emails as official attendance communication.
You must also send a note to the homeroom teacher stating the reason for absence when your child returns to school.
Please see page 10 of the Student Handbook for more information regarding “
CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION
If you need to change the way your child is getting home from school, please call the office at 389-3242 no later than 3:15pm.
MAGAZINE DRIVE 2019
It’s magazine drive time! Check out the information sheet included in your magazine packet that came today. All your favorite magazines, gifts, plus lots more are included!
Mystery envelopes will once again be awarded on the first two turn in days which are
Tuesday, September 10
Monday, September 16.
Students earn a mystery envelope for every two points (2 online orders/donations or 4 paper orders) submitted by 9:00am on turn in day. See the information sheet within your packet for additional incentives including a LIMO RIDE for grades K-8 and an ice cream sundae party for preschoolers.
Midwest Community Fundraising
will continue to be our vendor providing all your favorite magazines along with new items. Thank you in advance to the many volunteers helping out the next couple of weeks. We are encouraging orders to be made online to simplify the paperwork and chances for error. Students get credit for online orders as long as their name and homeroom have been included.
Please remember that no student is expected to go door-to-door selling
magazines. (Family and friends only.)
Keep in mind that a $20 donation counts as a magazine subscription/ 1 point. Details are in the packet. St. Ignatius earns 45% of the purchase price and of course 100% of cash donations stay here too. The proceeds from the sale are used for student enrichment and staff professional development.
Please contact Laurie Roettker at
or Angela Roos at
with any questions.
To order online, go to
, Click the
tab and enter group ID
. You will be given a seller ID to use when placing your orders and the option to email a link to family and friends.
**This is a different site than listed in the printed magazine. The website listed in the magazine catalog (APmags) charges a service fee which can be avoided by ordering on the Midwest Community Website.
Please watch for the Sign-Up Genius for volunteer opportunities. We will need help on the following dates:
Tuesday, Sept. 10: 9:00-11:30am
Monday, Sept. 16: 9:00-11:30am
Tuesday, Sept. 24: 9:00-11:30am
Monday, Sept. 30: 11:00-1:30pm
Tuesday, Oct. 8: 11:00-2:00pm
TEACHER INTRODUCTION NIGHTS
GRADES 4 and 5
Wednesday, September 4, 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 10, 7:00pm
Thursday, September 12, 7:00pm
Please mark your calendars for these important dates! We realize that some families will need to attend more than one night, but the targeted information will be worthwhile.
All meetings will begin in the gym.
EIGHTH GRADE SHADOW DATES
Many parents like to schedule shadow dates for their 8th graders at various high schools. Please keep in mind that only 8th graders may have excused absences for shadowing.)
This year, approved Shadow dates are:
Thursday, October 3
Monday, October 14
Wednesday, October 23
Tuesday, November 5
Thursday, November 14
We encourage you to try and schedule on a day that we are not in session:
Friday, October 11
Friday, November 1
Wednesday, November 27
We will automatically allow two excused absences for shadowing.
As with any other absence, a parent phone call or hand written note is required by the office prior to 8:45am on the date of the absence.
CAFÉ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are still in need of cafeteria volunteers! If you can help anytime, please call the cafe office at 389-3242 ex. 5 and leave a message. Thank you!
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCHES
St. Ignatius participates in the
Federal Free and Reduced Lunch
program, and eligibility is based on family income. Families may apply at anytime throughout the year.
MORNING CARE PROGRAM
Morning care will be available from 7:00-8:15am in the Cafeteria for $4.00 per child per day
. For registration or questions, please contact Mrs. Beth Reynolds at 389-3242, ex. 5.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
We are pleased to announce that we are continuing our After School Program for the 2019-2020 school year for students in Pre-K to grade 8.
The program runs from 3:30 to 6:00pm on school days, and costs $9.00 per child per day
. For more information or to register, please contact the school office at 389-3242.
All families must fill out a NEW registration form
. If you were enrolled in the program last year, you should have already received an email. If you are new to the program, forms can be found on the school website at
, or in the school office.
WILDCATS ON THE MOVE
Stayed tuned for weekly updates on new milestones in the
! Remember that only miles tracked on officially marked tracks can count for these miles If you would like to help on the walking track during the school day, please contact Mrs. Lori Anderson at
. Keep moving, Wildcats!
PICTURE DAY IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
All students will be photographed and are invited to be out of uniform in nice, casual clothes for their picture. Picture order forms were sent home on the first day of school, and extras are available in the school office if needed.
Lifetouch is offering online ordering with many options for poses and backgrounds. Please see your order form for more details. The website is
our Picture ID is EVTMV37VQ.
ST. IGNATIUS DRAMA
Students in grades 3-8 are invited to join the fun with St. Ignatius Drama as we bring
The Little Mermaid
to life on stage! There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00pm in the music room. This meeting is not required, but is an optional chance to learn more about the program and ask questions. Please see the form attached to this Wire, and submit your registration by Wednesday, September 18. Practices will begin on Wednesday, September 25. Please direct questions to
. We can’t wait to see all these talented kids go
UNDER THE SEA!!
Week of September 9
Double Entree (grades 4-8) $1.50
Every meal includes a choice of fruit and milk
Salad of the Week - Cobb Salad
Pancakes, juice, tater tots or salad
Pepperoni and cheese breadsticks,
green beans or salad
Hamburger/Cheeseburger w/ lettuce
and tomato, waffle fries or salad
Loaded baked potato (cheese, bacon,
butter, sour cream), muffin, salad
Mini corn dogs, carrots with dip or
hummus, or salad
CALLING ALL GIRLS!
Building G.I.R.L.S. of courage, confidence, and character, who are making the world a better place. Girl Scouts have been preparing girls for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure, since 1912. While some people still think of us as just cookies, badges, campfires, and friendship bracelets, Girl Scouts are so much more. Girl Scouts are groundbreakers, big thinkers, and role models. Girl Scouts design robots, start garage bands, camp and improve their communities—and yes, they sell the best cookies on the planet. When she's a Girl Scout, she’s also a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader).
At St. Ignatius we have 18 troops, with over 200 girls registered. Last year at least 40 girls earned a religious award, which are presented during our Girl Scout Mass. Girls Scouts work with the parish and community, leads the Giving Tree at Christmas and volunteers at the parish festival.
If your daughter is interested in participating in Girl Scouts at St. I’s, please pick up an interest form in the parish office and return to the parish office by Monday, September 16
. We are also always in need of adult helpers. If you are willing to help by being a leader, helper, or cookie mom, please mark that on your daughter's interest form, and you will be contacted with more information including which Troop # to register for. Please do not get on the Girl Scout website and register for a troop before you have been contacted.
Also, please join us for a family carnival for current and prospective Girl Scouts and their families on Sunday, September 22 from 2:00-5:00pm at Monfort Heights UMC in the gym.
AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS
FREE CRAFT AND GAME NIGHT
Free Craft and Game Night Monday, September 30th, 6:30-8pm at St. Ignatius Picnic ShelterWhile you are at practice for one child, bring your other children to the American Heritage Girls Craft and Game Night or stop by before or after practice. Fun crafts, bingo and a snack will be provided at the picnic shelter (by the lower fields) and in the Wild Cat Room at St. Ignatius. Anyone is welcome! There will be Virtus trained adults and other volunteers to entertain your children. Enjoy this welcome break! If you have any questions about this event or American Heritage Girls, please contact Elena McSwane at
Faith, Service, Fun
Cake Decorating, horseback riding, pottery, dance, archery, service. Does that sound like fun? Do you want to build confidence and inspire adventure in your daughter, all the while encouraging her to love God, cherish her family, honor her country and serve in our community? Then American Heritage Girls awaits. American Heritage Girls (AHG) has been raising women of integrity for over 10 years at St. Ignatius. AHG is a Christian-based ministry where girls experience new challenges that teach service, team-building and leadership skills in a safe and fun environment.
American Heritage Girls is open to girls ages 5-18. We meet at the Loyola Center (formerly Hilvert Center at St. Ignatius) on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 3:30-5:15pm, September-May. Our first meeting is on Tuesday, September 10th at 3:30-5:15pm. For more information, please contact
Dignity Drive for Foster Children
Imagine just being removed from your home to live with strangers. You don't have time to pack your things and likely have to leave with only clothes on your back. As children are trying rebuild their life in a new environment with new people, their stress must be overwhelming. The last thing they should have to worry about are basic needs.
Please help us provide these very basic needs for foster children in our community. The 8th grade American Heritage Girls are collecting new socks and underwear, sizes children through adult XXL for children and teens in foster care.
A box for new socks and underwear will be available outside the parish office September 7-8. You may also contact an 8th grade girl in AHG or Michelle Korte at
. All items will be given to foster children through Threads of Hope.
JR. HIGH/HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
2019 ST. I GRADS
Yearbooks, videos, and pictures are in, and ready to be picked up at the school office.
ST. URSULA ACADEMY
Strategizing the HSPT and HS Admissions
, September 18, 6:30-7:30pm. Beneficial for 7th and 8th grade girls and parents.
Ursuline Information Nights,
September 5, October 10, and November 18 at 6:30pm for parents and students in grades 6-8.
Grade School Soccer Night
, September 9 at 6:30pm. Grade school girls receive free admission.
8th Grade Parent Info Sessions
, September 11, September 25, October 10, October 14, October 22 and November 13. Various times and topics will be discussed. Please go to
for more information.
Wolf Pals Program
for 6th and 7th grade girls, similar to a traditional “pen pal” program. For more information please go to
The Parish Picnic will be held at Stricker’s Grove tonight at 5:00pm
. Free admission and food for St. I parishioners, so bring the family for an enjoyable evening.
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is called RCIA
There are four phases including
Inquiry, Catechumenate, Enlightenment, and Mystagogia.
Until the Feast of Christ the King, the RCIA class is in the First Phase of
The participants not baptized are called catechumens, whereas, the candidates are those that have been baptized and are seeking full communion with the Catholic Church. We cordially invite any parishioner to join the Faith Journey and attend the October classes to enrich your own faith life. The children are back in school, and it’s a good time to learn more about Scriptures and The Church. Come to one or all of them. Call Len Johansing @513-470-8886 to reserve a place for you! Each class begins promptly at 7:30PM and ends at 9:00PM. The lessons for October include the following:
Western Tennis and Fitness Tennis Clinics
St. Ursula Upcoming Events
Ursuline Upcoming Events
Madcap Education Center
NOVENA TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
In this time of turmoil, may our community turn to prayer.
In thanksgiving for a wonderful festival, let us turn to prayer.
For our future pastor, prayer!
For all these intercessions, please join our parish in a novena, beginning on September, September 21. A novena is made up of nine days of prayer and meditation usually to ask God for special prayer requests or petitions. Jesus told His disciples to pray together after His ascension into heaven, so they went to an upper room along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, (Acts 1:14) and joined constantly in prayer for nine days. This pattern of 9 days of prayer is the basis for the novenas we pray today. The novena will end on the Feast of the Archangels Sept 29. Please go to
and begin the St Michael the Archangel Novena on September 21. Scroll down for Day 2, Day 3 etc. prayers. There are also hand outs at the doors of church if you would like a paper copy. Let us raise our voices together and pray!
MAGAZINE DRIVE UPDATE
Our next turn in day will be Monday, September 16, which will also be the final day for receiving mystery envelopes
. Students will be awarded one envelope for every 2 points earned. Keep in mind that students earn 1 point for each online order and 0.5 points for each paper order. For this turn in, any mystery envelopes earned will come home with your child on Tuesday. We appreciate those companies who donated prizes: D&R Promotions, Arbys, Deweys, Velvet Smoke, Esther Price, McDonalds, The Place, Cinemark, Servatii, General Custers, and Midwest Fundraising (provided Skyline, Graeters, Panera, Subway, and Chipotle gift cards.)
If you haven’t already registered for the sale, you can do so at
. You’ll go to the fundraising store tab and enter group
. You will then be given a seller ID to use when placing your orders and the option to email a link to family and friends. Our first turn in day brought in $25,000 in sales. If you have any questions please contact Laurie Roettker at
or Angela Roos at
INTERNET USE DISORDER IN YOUTH & ADULTS
St. I's Parish Health Ministry will be sponsoring a free seminar on Monday, September 30, at 6:30pm in Loyola Hall. The presenter will be the Clinical Director of Addiction Services from the Lindner Center of Hope, Dr. Chris Tuell. Topics will be Understanding Internet Use Disorder and its impact, Identifying the role of the addictive brain, and Identifying the power of the internet. Please sign up at the parish office by calling 661-6565.
SKYPE VISIT WITH YA AUTHOR, JEFF ZENTER
There will be a skype visit with YA author, Jeff Zenter, on Saturday October 5, from 10:30-11:00am at the Monfort Heights public library for teens in grades 6-12 .
Mr. Zenter, the author of the award-winning
The Serpent King
Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee
will answer questions and discuss his writing process. One teen will also win a signed copy of one of his books! Space is limited and registration required at 369-4472 or online at
CHESS CLUB 2020
Chess Club is in need of two adult coaches. At this time we anticipate these coaches will be in the lower to middle grade rooms, and knowledge of play is needed for these levels. Chess Club will meet on Fridays in January through March from 3:30-4:30pm. Please contact Julie Strasser at
or 353-0781 if you can help!
BOYS BASKETBALL SIGN-UPS
Signups are open now until Tuesday, October 1 for grades 5 to 8. The first tryout will be held on Wednesday, October 3.
Signups are open now until Saturday, October 19 for grades 2 to 4. Evaluations will be held on Sunday, October 20.
More details on all tryouts and season dates are available at
Week of September 16
e Entree (grades 4-8) $1.50
Every meal includes a choice of fruit and milk
Salad of the Week - Fried Chicken Salad
3 or 4 way, beans oyster crackers, salad
Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit, juice, hash brown or salad
Dough Pretzel w/ cheese or hummus, vegetable soup or salad
Chicken Fingers, carrots w/ dip or hummus or salad
Pepperoni calzone, green beans or salad
YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
JR. HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY KICK-OFF MEETING!
The jr. high youth ministry kick-off meeting will be on Monday September 30 from 7:00- 8:30pm in the
All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are welcome to join! We will enjoy an evening of fellowship and games concluding in prayer. Please be sure to go to our website at
to fill out a permission form prior to this meeting. Feel free to contact Emily Branscum at
with your questions.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
The Case for All-Girls Education,
September 25 at 6:30pm. Learn about the benefits of single-sex education for young women.
, September 28, 1:00-4:00pm. This is an interactive workshop for 7th and 8th grade girls to be inspired, grow in confidence, and have fun
Please contact Kelly Farkas at
for more information about these programs.
Grade School Soccer Nigh
, vs. GCL rival St. Xavier, Tuesday, September 24 beginning at 5:00pm at the Panther Athletic Complex, 1915 Quebec Road.
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HOME AND SCHOOL CONNECTION OCTOBER, 2019.pdf
Q AND A'S FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING.pdf
SAY NO TO BULLYING.pdf
TAKE LEARNING OUTSIDE.pdf
GOTTA DANCE REGISTRATION.pdf
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