October 31, 2019 Wildcat Wire
MR. VANCE'S NEWS TO USE THIS WEEK!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This week is the celebration of Halloween, All Saints and All Souls Day. First, I want to offer a huge thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who helped out today so that the students could have a fun, costumed parade, and class parties.
I hope you will take your family to Mass on All Saints Day and/ or All Souls Day.
Masses for tomorrow, All Saints Day, are at 6:30am, 9:00am, 2:00pm and 7:00pm. The school staff will be attending Mass together at 2:00pm to celebrate All Saints Day.
On Saturday, All Souls Day, Masses will be at 7:00am, 9:00am and 4:30pm.
Today, as students entered the building and toured the various floors, they found the stories of our lives, through our theme "
Read, Learn, Grow
". Each grade level adopted a child’s book and decorated their hallway or office to look like that book, and also dressed in characters from that book! It was fantastic! We were transformed through the Rainbow Fish, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Seussville, Charlotte's Web, The Lightening Thief, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Outsiders, Wizard of Oz, plus more!
The main office was filled with scenes and characters from Harry Potter including the talking Sorting Hat. There were many smiles and reflections on these creative and insightful stories that impact our lives.
Today is also the end of the first quarter.
Report cards for students in grades pre-Kindergarten through 8 will be emailed home through a secure process on Monday, November 11
. This process is very efficient and will save many hours of copying, folding, and collating. If you do not receive your child's report card that day, please call the office.
This week, I was fortunate to meet with a few of our recent alumni who came back to visit. While catching up their current achievement and activities, I posed them a question, “Do you feel you were well prepared for high school by attending Saint Ignatius?” They quickly replied, yes! One young man said yes in all but one area. When I asked which one, he replied “my german class.” We both laughed at that! It is always great to hear that our students feel prepared for high school and look fondly on their times at Saint Ignatius.
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.
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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
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-8
Please look at the information attached to this
Parent Teacher conferences, which will be held on the evenings of Thursday, November 21 and Monday, November 25.
We will be using
again this year to schedule appointments. Our hope is that this will allow parents (especially those with more than one child at school) to better control their schedule. To allow time for as many parents as possible, parents may schedule one appointment for students in grades K-3, and two appointments (different teachers) for students in grades 4-8.
Please remember to allow travel time between appointments, and to NOT schedule appointments back to back.
Of course, additional times are available outside of conference days, and can be made by directly contacting the teacher.
Sign-up Genius will open at 9:00am on Friday, November 1 and run through 9:00am on Saturday, November 16. Slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis
. You will be receiving a separate email this evening containing the Sign-Up Genius link. For more information, please see the letter attached to this
Preschool parents will/should have been contacted about scheduling a conference through their child's teacher.
LOST AND FOUND
On Wednesday, November 6, we will be bringing all the Lost and Found items to the cafeteria, so please have your child check it out. Left over items will be donated to local agencies.
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
The After School Enrichment program guide is included with this week’s
. ASE is offered to St I’s students in grades 1-8 as an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the world around them through exciting classes. The program runs three consecutive
(this is a change from past years)
This year's dates will be January 7, 14, and 21 from 3:45-4:45pm
egistration is now open at
and will remain open through Friday, November 15
. The cost to participate is $30 per child, and class sizes are limited.
Class confirmations will be sent home the first week of December.
If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Lohbeck at
, Katie Leesman at
, or Shannon Dickman at
Week of November 4
e Entree (grades 4-8) $1.50
Every meal includes a choice of fruit and milk
Salad of the Week - BLT Salad
Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit, juice, hashbrown or salad
Dough Pretzel w/ cheese or hummus, vegetable soup or salad
Cheese Pizza, carrots w/ dip or hummus or salad
3 or 4 way, beans, oyster crackers, salad
Meatball hoagie, baked lays or salad
ARCHERY CLUB AT ST. I'S IS BACK!
Junior Olympic Archery Development Club (JOAD) will offer beginner sessions for students aged 10-18 called Explore Archery, where they will learn how to shoot according to Olympic and world archery standards. Of course, safety is the first priority!
ession 2 will begin Tuesday, November 12 from 6:00-8:00pm on our range at Christ Fellowship Church, which is located at the corner of Kleeman and North Bend.
JOAD students must join the USA Archery organization at
for an annual $30, plus the 6 week session fee of $80. Coaches are certified by USA Archery, a division of the US Olympics, and are also SafeSport certified (USA Olympics athlete protection training.) For more information, please contact Brent Heckerman at
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Fall Musical Grade School Night,
Young women in 6th-8th grade are invited to a fun evening on Friday, November 8. Free admission to the pre-show dinner at 6:00pm; show begins at 7:30pm. Please register at
Dinner and a Show!
Eighth grade girls are invited to come see the SUA fall production, The Drowsy Chaperone, dress rehearsal on November 20 at 7:00pm. Tickets will be half price, ($5), and will include a pizza dinner. Please register at
2020 ASE Program Guide.docx.pdf
UPDATED 2019 conference wire info.pdf
Western Tennis & Fitness Club Session 3.pdf
on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 1:21PM