October 4, 2019 Wildcat Wire
MR. VANCE'S NEWS TO USE THIS WEEK!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Safety Request While on Campus
A gentle reminder, please do not engage in texting while in carline or driving on campus. Arrival and departure from school is a very hectic time, and we need everyone’s eyes on the road and watching for students. Thanks for your support!
A Request from Our Dedicated Bus Drivers
As the buses arrive to campus, please be mindful of their approach and need to enter the property while you are leaving. Please give them the opportunity to turn into the lot and then get through the gate near the basketball courts. If the buses get backed up in the lot, it stops traffic for everyone. Again, thanks for your help!
A Big THANKS to all of our Volunteers!!
One of the components for success at this school is the generosity of our families. You give of your time, talents, and treasure to create a place where all are welcome and cared for. Thanks to all those people who volunteer in our classrooms, the cafeteria, library, playground and the walking track! We truly appreciate your gift of service.
In Christ’s Peace,
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:
The Wildcat Wire
**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
NOTES FROM THE NURSE
Flu season has started! Please get your family vaccinated to protect from the flu illness. For more information, please go to
ACT OF FAITH
CHOIR START UP POSTPONED
Act of Faith
choir for students in grades 5 and 6 will be starting on Monday, October 14,
Monday, October 7.
Thank you for your understanding!
TOMORROW IS DEADLINE TO ORDER MUSIC
Show your school spirit with a T-shirt featuring our music ensembles, and check out our awesome design! Anyone wishing to show their support of our music programs is welcome to purchase a shirt.
Please place your online order at
by tomorrow, October 5.
If you need another way to pay for your purchase, please contact Mrs. Aragaki at
Beginning Band has begun, and there is still time to be part of the fun! Everyone in grades 4-8 who would like to learn an instrument is welcome to join. No experience is necessary! For more information, please contact Mrs. Aragaki at
AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS
American Heritage Girls is open to girls ages 5-18, and sign-ups are continuing through October. 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 her community. We meet at Loyola Hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 3:30-5:15 pm, through May. For more information about AHG, please contact Elena McSwane at
ST. IGNATIUS WILDCAT BOWLING
St. I's Wildcat Bowling begins on Wednesday, November 6 and runs through Wednesday, March 4 at Heid's Lanes from 4:00-5:30pm
. Please see the flyer attached to this
, or contact Erin Emmerling at 923-1995 or
for more information.
Registration ends November 4!
The first night of evaluations for the 5th-8th grades will begin on Monday, November 4.
Sign-ups for 3rd and 4th Grade are open through November 17.
Evaluations for 3rd-4th grade will be held on Sunday , November 17.
Sign-ups for 2nd Grade are open through December 31.
Please see the Girls Basketball page at
for full details.
Week of October 7
e Entree (grades 4-8) $1.50
Every meal includes a choice of fruit and milk
Salad of the Week - Garden Salad
cheese coney, fries or salad
pancake and sausage on a stick, juice, hash brown or salad
cheese pizza, carrots w/ dip or hummus, or salad
mini corn dogs, green beans or salad
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Young Women's Institute, Multicultural and Empowerment Retreat,
October 12, 8:00-3:00pm. Girls in grades 6-8 are encouraged to celebrate diversity and be empowered to be her own best self! Registration is limited.
Ursuline Information Nights
, October 10 and November 18, at 6:30pm. Learn about all that Ursuline has to offer.
Financial Aid Information Night, October 21 at 6:30pm. Register at
October 18 from 6:30-8:30pm. Seventh and eighth grade girls are invited to the Mercy McAuley Wolves for a "howling" good time. Please register at
ST. IGNATIUS WILDCAT BOWLING.pdf
HOME AND SCHOOL CONNECTION NOVEMBER 2019.pdf
on Friday, October 4 at 11:22AM