November15, 2019 Wildcat Wire
MR. VANCE'S NEWS TO USE THIS WEEK!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Report Cards went out by email on Monday. If you did not receive them, please call the school office and we will be happy assist you.
Our November Spirit Day is next week, Friday, November 22. Our outreach this month will go to assist our twin parish in McCreary County, Kentucky.
A gentle reminder to please make sure your children's clothes have their names on them so that we can return them if they get misplaced.
Also, please plan on students in grades K-6 going outside for recess. Our guidelines state that we go outside as long as the "feels like" temperature is 20 degrees or above.
In Christ’s Peace,
GIVING TUESDAY IS DECEMBER 3
Donations made to St. Ignatius Church on Giving Tuesday using the
are not assessed by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
. To make a donation:
**Open the website
**Scroll to the bottom of the screen and use the search button to find St. Ignatius of Loyola
Church, Cincinnati, Ohio.
**Click on the blue “St. Ignatius of Loyola Church” link to go to the Donation screen.
**Click on “Donate”.
To support St. Ignatius School, visit:
**Updated classrooms will be furnished with child-size tables, chairs, and wobble stools that invite collaboration and active, engaged learning. As students get older, the size of the tables and chairs increases to fit the children.
**Your investment in the future could help fund a 21st century learning environment that is tech friendly for students and teachers.
**The first 100 donors will receive a St. Ignatius School car magnet!
Please prayerfully consider making a donation to St. Ignatius on this special day on which your donation is not assessed by the Archdiocese. We hope to use your offering for capital improvements to the church including refurbishment of the kneelers and tabernacle, increasing handicap accessibility, etc.
Thank for your support!
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
CONFERENCES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AND MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Conferences will be Thursday, November 21 and Monday, November 25, and the Sign-Up Genius for scheduling closes at 9:00am tomorrow. If you were unable to sign up, but would still like to meet, please contact the teacher to see if they can fit you into the schedule. Conferences are located in the classroom indicated on the sign-up.
Please remember to be on time, as conferences are only 10 minutes per teacher.
LIVE COUNSELOR CORNER
DURING CONFERENCE NIGHTS
Join us for a
Live Counselor Corner
from 5:00-6:00pm in the music room during Parent/Teacher Conference Nights! Your friendly school counselor/psychologists will have handouts on a variety of topics, such as completing homework and social media. Stop by to meet us and grab information on topics that interest you. Feel free to ask us any questions you have about helping your child have a successful and happy year at St. Ignatius - no appointment needed!
At 6:00pm, we will give an informal presentation about understanding anxiety in children and coping tools for intervention. If you are concerned that your child may be exhibiting signs of anxiety, anxious behavior, or just want to help them better handle stress and worry, this presentation could be helpful to you. If interested, join us in the music room during either Parent/Teacher Conference Night. Feel free to pop in and out as your schedule allows.
If you have any questions about either opportunity, feel free to contact Mrs. Bien (K-3, ext. 2225), Mrs. Lombardi (4-6, ext. 2310), or Mrs. Hartger (7-8, ext. 2021). We look forward to meeting you!
SPEECH CONTEST SIGN UPS
Submitted by Mrs. McGowan
If you are in the fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade and have a desire to perform, this is your chance to shine!
Sign ups for the Speech Contest will begin on Monday, November 11
. The categories are serious monologue, humorous monologue, serious dialogue, humorous dialogue, and storytelling. Humorous dialogue will be separated by grade levels.
Be sure to pick up a speech form outside Mrs. McGowan’s classroom door by December 20.
The contest will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at St. James White Oak.
THE SPIRIT SHOP IS GOING ONLINE!
You can now find all of your uniform and spirit wear needs online at
or you can find the link at the bottom of the school's website. Orders will be filled every Tuesday and sent home through your student or can be picked up at the school office. If you have not visited the spirit shop lately check out all of our new items online today!
TRP - IT'S CONTEST TIME WITH THANKSCRIPING DAY!
ThankScriping Day" is on Thursday, November 21! For this day only, you’ll have the opportunity to earn up to 21% with 100+ bonuses on eGift cards and reloads. Mark your calendar to help earn some of the biggest rebates of the season, which goes toward tuition rebates for ALL families.
The person who earns the highest amount from orders placed on Thursday, November 21, will win a $25 gift card!
Orders on this day are for eGift-cards and reloads only. Go to
on your phone, register with the enrollment code
and purchase eGift-cards to use for all your holiday shopping! If you have any questions, please contact us at
. Thank you for your support!
KEEP UPLOADING YOUR RECEIPTS TO SHOPAROO
Remember to scan your grocery and non grocery receipts into Shoparoo. If you don’t have the Shoparoo app yet, now is a great time before you do all your Christmas shopping to download the app and upload your receipts. If you have any questions, please email Michele at
TOO MUCH LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY?
The cafeteria will once again be collecting leftover Halloween candy for the Corpus Christi food pantry.
CONGRATULATIONS TO 5TH GRADE GIRLS ON THE RUN (GOTR)!
Tomorrow, November 16, twenty-one St. I girls will run in the Girls On The Run 5K Race at Sawyer Point. Girls from all over Cincinnati and Kentucky will be participating and enjoying face painting, crafts, music and, of course, the run! Members of the St. I team are Lily A., Remy B., Kennedy B., Audrey B., Lucy B., Maddie B., Sydney F., Heather F., Reagan G., Addison G., Ellie G., Brooke G., Brooklyn H., Allie L., Sarah L., Macy L., Lily M., Ava O., Ava P., Brooke R., Abbie T.
A big “Thank You” to their coaches Ms. Bojarski, Mrs. Conneighton, Bridget C., Ms. Frey, Mrs. Hartger, Mrs. Massa, Mrs. Meyer, Mrs. Rowland, Kara S., Mrs. Siemer, Ms. Telles, Ms. Zimmermann, and Mrs. Crowley. Without their dedication, none of this would have been possible! Good luck, girls!
MONFORT HEIGHTS LIBRARY FAMILY BOOK CLUB
Bring just yourself or the whole family for a discussion of Louisa May Alcott's
on Saturday, December 7, from 11:00am-noon at the Monfort Heights Branch library.Registration is required at 369-4472 or
Week of November 18
e Entree (grades 4-8) $1.50
Every meal includes a choice of fruit and milk
Salad of the Week - Cobb Salad
Steak Hoagie, Baked Lays or salad
Hot Dog, waffle Fries or salad
Egg, cheese, and bacon breakfast breadsticks, juice, hashbrown or sal
Spaghetti & Meatballs, breadsticks, salad
Nachos w/ cheese & salsa, black beans, salad
WELCOME FR. FERNANDES
All are welcome on Thanksgiving Day after the 9:15am Mass for coffee and doughnuts in Loyola Hall. Pastoral Council coordinates the 9:15am Mass and a reception will follow. We will gather to welcome Fr. Earl Fernandes and thank God for our blessings. Come and celebrate the spirit of the day with friends, family, and fellow parishioners.
COMMUNICATION SURVEY; TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS!
Please take a few minutes to fill out the communication survey below. We would like to know how well the parish is reaching the St. Ignatius community. How effective are the current methods? Please help us improve by giving a few moments of your time to share your thoughts. We greatly appreciate your participation!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!
Family event with various Advent activities, including a visit with Santa! Christmas treats and light refreshments will be provided. Split the pot available.
Sunday December 15, from 1:00-3:30pm in Loyola Hall
Cost is $10 per child, free for children under 1 year old
Space is limited and the event will sell out quickly!
space is filled or December 1
, whichever comes first.
No tickets will be sold at the door!
8th GRADE GIRL SCOUTS GIVING TREE
The 8th grade Girl Scouts are coordinators for the Giving Tree that will be in the back of church on
Saturday, November 23. All are invited to participate in this annual Christmas service project, which benefits various underprivileged children, seniors, and pregnancy centers in our area.
Ornaments need to be returned with the specified gifts by the noon Mass on Sunday, December 8
volunteers are needed to help the Girl Scouts sort and deliver the gifts that same afternoon.
Families are encouraged to contribute to this effort. Please call Sue Newland at 608-2364 to volunteer. Thank you for your generosity and continued commitment to this cause.
All volunteers including coaches must complete the VIRTUS training and a background check. Please follow these steps to open an account:
**Create an account on www.virtus.org, and select a training session at a Cincinnati Archdiocese school/parish. (Your name should be listed the same way as your driver's license.)
**Sign up for a live training session, and mark St. Ignatius as your primary location.
The next training session in our area is:
Sunday, November 17, 6:00pm at Sacred Heart in Fairfield.
on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 2:20PM