January 10, 2020 Wildcat Wire
MR. VANCE'S NEWS TO USE THIS WEEK!
JANUARY 10, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy New Year 2020! On behalf of the faculty and staff, I want to thank you for the warm wishes, awesome cookies, and generous gifts that were shared with us at Christmas. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
In Christ's Peace,
Virtue of the Month is
During the month of January, students and staff will focus on the virtue of
. This virtue means being faithful to promises and commitments or loyalty. Students will learn about saints who demonstrated this cherished virtue and how they can practice it in their daily life.
Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
Next week you will receive an email invitation to complete the registration form for the 2020-2021 school year.
We ask that everyone complete their registration by Saturday, January 25.
Calendar for 2020-2021
The school calendar for 2020-2021 has been sent for review and approval from the Catholic Schools Office. Once it is approved, we will share it with the community.
Because Labor Day is so late this year (September 7), we are proposing to start before school on Wednesday, August 26
. Please put this start date on your calendar.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ROGER BACON SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS!
We are proud to announce that the 1st and 2nd place winners at the Roger
Bacon Science Fair are St. Ignatius students!
Winning 1st place and sharing a $1500 Archdiocesan high school scholarship are Lily S., Abbey S., and Chloe W.
2nd place winners are Sydnie C., and Benji S. They will share a $500 scholarship.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION TUITION AID GRANTS
DEADLINE JANUARY 31
The Catholic Education Foundation for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 elementary school (K-8) tuition assistance grants. All grants are needs-based, and can be used at any Catholic elementary school within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Typically, awards have ranged from $250 to $1,200 per qualified student.
Please go to
by January 31 to apply.
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
NOTES FROM THE NURSE
Typical for this time of year, flu and other viruses are on the rise. To keep your family from getting sick, these preventive measures are very important:
1. Wash hands
2. Don't share food or drink.
3. Stay away from those who are sick.
4. Eat a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables
When you are sick:
1. Stay home and away from others.
2. Wash your hands
3. Cover coughs and sneezes tightly with your
to keep respiratory droplets from spreading in the air.
Students may return to school after illness once they are symptom-free (fever, without fever reducing, vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours
) and feeling better enough to come to school. Students may bring cough drops and water bottle to school. Please give them any needed OTC cough and cold meds before coming to school as we do not stock these medications at school.
Call me with any questions :)
Mrs. Kathy Reder
VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS NOW OPEN!
Please take part in our school’s long tradition of supporting children with disabilities.
It is in this spirit that we offer the Everybody Counts! Program that will be held February 24 through February 28.
Come be a part of it! You can find out more and sign up by using the following links:
Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2:
Grades 3, 4, and 5:
Grades 6 & 7:
Another way to sign up is by contacting Julie Beck at
or 389-3242, ext. 2424.
DEWEY'S PIZZA FUNDRAISER JANUARY 27
Check it out!
We are partnering with Dewey‘s at Harrison Greene for a giveback night on Monday, January 27 from 4:00-10:00pm
. A portion of the proceeds from your order will go back to St. Ignatius! Be sure to print out the attached flyer to give to your server. The flyer is valid for dine in and carry out.￼ Come in and get your pizza fix!￼￼
Week of January 13
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
Mac & Cheese, green beans or salad
Cheese Pizza, carrots w/ dip or hummus, or salad
Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit, juice, hashbrown or salad
Mini Corn Dogs, corn or salad
"STOP BEHAVIOR BEFORE IT STARTS"
FREE PARENT TRAINING
There will be a free parent training on Tuesday, February 4 at the Green Township Library at 6:30pm
. Parents are invited to learn strategies to help stop behaviors before they start. The focus of this workshop will be on antecedent strategies in a practical manner. RSVP required to
. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
THE ARTS CENTER AT DUNHAM FREE FAMILY FUN SERIES
The mission of the Center is to make a variety creative and performing arts available and affordable within the westside community. The first event in the series,
The Barber of Seville
, will be tomorrow, January 11 at 2:00. Please see the flyer online for more information.
BASEBALL SIGN-UPS EXTENDED
Play ball! Baseball sign-ups for 9U-15U have been extended to Monday, January 13
. Preschool and Kindergarten/1st grade sign-ups will remain open until March. If you have any questions, please email Adam Eiser at
PARISH OFFICE JOB POSTING FOR AN
The parish office is hiring an Administrative Assistant, 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Main duties include answering the phone, facility scheduling, server scheduling, ordering office supplies, and attending to visitor needs. Proficient computer skills and ability to multitask are a must. Please contact Larry Kiefer at 661-6565 or
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION CELEBRATION SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
The Adult Volunteer Appreciation Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 18, beginning with the 4:30pm Mass.
The evening honors
volunteers, including choir members, music groups, church cleaners, envelope stuffers, Social Outreach volunteers and Stephen Ministers. Scout leaders, coaches, PTO members, festival workers, members of the RCIA team, as well as those involved with Baptismal and Marriage Preparation, Pastoral Council and Commission members, school, PSR and Insight volunteers are all invited to attend.
The 4:30pm Mass will be followed by a dinner, free of charge, in Loyola Hall and entertainment by Mike Davis. This is one small way that we can say
for all you do for our community!
Please RSVP by calling the parish office at 661-6565 by Thursday, January 16
We hope you can join us for this fun event!
MEN'S WELCOME WEEKEND (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Step away from the chaos of life to spend time relaxing and reflecting while hearing some inspiring witness talks during the Men’s WELCOME weekend (formerly known as “Christ Renews His Parish”).
It will start on Saturday morning, February 8, and concludes after lunch on Sunday, February 9
. If you have any questions, or would like more details, please contact any member of the 2020 Team below. Availability is limited, so if you might have an interest please email
so we can tentatively hold your spot. God’s blessings to you for a peaceful and prosperous 2020!
2020 Team (Team 43):
Dcn. Tony Gagliarducci,
RESPECT LIFE BABY SHOWER
JANUARY 19 FROM 8:00am-1:00pm
The annual Respect Life Baby Shower which supports 3 local pregnancy centers will be held on Sunday, January 19 from 8:00am-1:00pm outside the parish office
. Donations of new and gently used baby and toddler items would be GREATLY appreciated! Items can also be placed in the playpens in the back of church and parish foyer the week before the shower. Specific items are listed on the Respect Life portion of the St. Ignatius website. If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 236-6436. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
THE ARTS CENTER AT DUNHAM FAMILY FUN SERIES.pdf
MADCAP EDUCATION CENTER SPRING SESSION.pdf
STOP BEHAVIOR BEFORE IT STARTS PARENT TRAINING.pdf
on Friday, January 10 at 11:29AM