Class Calendar & Homework
Boys and Girls, we have a special hello from our new classmate - Jacob! He is so excited to join our class and can't wait to meet you all! He has been having a great Summer and has some special pictures to share of his new aquarium and his awesome new Dune Buggy! He and his family have been taking alot of fun trips and have been to Knoebel's where he got to visit a Lighthouse and to New York City to visit the site of the World Trade Center Memorial and Museum! Welcome Jacob - I'm so happy that you will be in my class this year and know that all your classmates will be as excited as I am! Enjoy the rest of your Summer and we'll see you on Meet Your Teacher Day!
Olivia said to say Hi and let you know that she is having a great Summer so far! She has been going to the Woodside Pool a lot and having fun with her friends! She has also been taking Kickboxing classes and this week is attending Girl Scout camp! She and her family also went on two awesome vacations to Ocean City and then to Hershey Park! Olivia also wanted to let you in on a great TV show that she and her sister Sophia discovered called "Texan Cake House"! It is so awesome that she and her sister watched the entire season all in one day! I'm happy that you are having a great Summer Olivia and that you are in my class this year! I can't wait to see you on Meet Your Teacher Day!
Hi from Domenic! He has been very busy this Summer filled with a lot of fun trips! He has been to visit both sets of his grandparents! First, he visited his Dad's parents in Arizona and then his Mom's parents in Brigantine! While he was at Brigantine, he did a lot of swimming, fishing, and boogie boarding! He has also been spending time swimming at the LMT Pool! Sounds like you are creating a lot of great memories Domenic! I'm so happy that you are in my class this year and can't wait to see you on Meet Your Teacher Day!
Colin said to say hello and let you know that he misses everyone and can't wait to get back to school to be with you again! He has been having a very busy Summer and doing lots of reading! He's been going to the Trenton Country Club pool where he and his sister are on the swim team! Go Colin! He has also been going to Sesame Place, and to their beach house in Avalon! Colin has also been playing golf and hanging out with his neighborhood friends! I am so happy that you are as excited as I am for school to begin Colin! I can't wait to see you and I'm excited to have you in my class this year! Enjoy the rest of your Summer and I'll see you soon!
I just finished talking with Julianna and she said hi and that she's excited for school to start! She has been having a fun Summer and has been to LBI for a vacation and tonight was getting ready to head down for a vacation to Wildwood tomorrow and plans on having a great time! Her gymnastics is going very well and her mom tells me that she is working on perfecting her Round Off Tuck! Way to go Julianna! I'm so happy that we'll be together this year and can't wait to see you! Enjoy your vacation and I'll see you on Meet Your Teacher Day!
Gabriel has been having a fantastic Summer and wanted to share what he's been doing with you! He has gone to
the Statue of Liberty, Sesame Place, and Point Pleasant Beach. He has also been enjoying his summer week day learning sessions with his tutor/teacher mom and siblings, mobile Sunsational Swimming lessons at his home, Apache Wrestling Practices, and Liberty Bell Judo's classes. He also has some very awesome news to share: He had a big second place win recently at "The Keystone Judo Tournament"! Way to go, Gabriel! We are all so proud of you and can't wait to see you in class! Enjoy the rest of the Summer and I am so excited to be able to be your teacher this year!
Nicholas is so excited for school to begin so that he can see everyone! He has been very busy this Summer especially with his reading! He is almost finished his second reading log! Way to go, Nicholas! He and his family have been spending time in Cape May where he got to go to the beach and to the zoo! He is also leaving this week for a trip to Ocean City and has plans to watch the Eclipse using his special viewing glasses! Nicholas also wanted to let you know that he got to go to a Karate Camp this Summer and on Thursday will be promoted to the next belt level in his Karate Dojo! I am so proud of you Nicholas and am so happy that you are in my class this year! See you on Meet Your Teacher Day!
Hello boys and girls,
I hope that you are all having a great Summer so far and I can't wait until we're together to hear all about your adventures! Here is our first Summer News installment:
Helen wanted to share her Swimming Success with us and also congratulate her sister Gabriella on winning the Aqua Pentathlon! Thanks Helen! We are all so very proud of you and share your pride on your sister's win! What a fantastic sister you are! I just love how close you two are and how you support each other in your love of swimming! I can't wait to see you and give you a great big hug! I am so glad that you are in my class this year!
Take care and God bless,
Hello boys and girls,
I hope that you are having a fantastic Summer filled with so many happy memories to share with us when we are
together in September! I can't wait until we are together and I get to see your Beach Ball Book Reports! Remember you get to write your report directly onto the Beach Ball so have fun! We'll toss around all your favorite book recommendations during the first week of school! I am so excited! Enjoy the rest of your Summer and I'll see you on Meet Your Teacher Day on September 5th!
God bless you and keep you safe!
Dear Parents and my Sweet Little Angels,
The last day of school... the closing of one door and the opening of another.
To my Parents: I say THANK YOU for allowing me to be your child’s teacher. It has been a wonderful and rewarding year for me. I will love your children always and be interested in all that they do! It was a great pleasure to have your children in my classroom this year and watch as their personalities unfolded day by day! We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year! I give them back to you reluctantly because I wish I could keep them with me forever but I must pass them on to their new 3rd grade teacher so that they may continue their journey!
To my Sweet Little Angels: I want to thank each of you for all the warmth, the memories, and the learning that we have shared this school year. A little bit of each of you will always be with me. Although our time together has finished, our smiles will never fade! We won’t forget the times we’ve spent together, the things we have learned or the memories we have made! Thank you so much for a wonderful school year! I have had so much fun being your teacher, and I wish you the best of luck in all that you do! Remember to always do your best and to be kind to others! Always strive to be the BEST person that you can be! I am very proud of all of you and know that you will be awesome 3rd graders! Have a great Summer and make sure to visit me often! I will definitely miss you but know that you will always have a special place in my heart!
God bless you now and always!
Hello boys and girls,
A. Monday - Today is our end-of-the year party. Remember that if you do not like pizza,
you'll need to bring in your own lunch. We will also break our Pinata during the party!
B. Tuesday is our Field Day and we are on the White Team! Here are some facts you need to
know so you will have the best day ever!
1. It will be very hot on Tuesday so you may bring a water bottle with you!
2. We will be taking frequent breaks to cool off and have some water!
3. For Lunch, you may bring in a towel or blanket to sit on while you eat!
4. Have FUN!
C. Wednesday - Kindergarten Graduation at 10 am! Anyone with a sibling who is graduating will
be able to attend the Graduation to celebrate with their family!
- Today is also Game and Movie Day! You may bring in pillows and sleeping bags
D. Thursday - Today is also Game and Movie Day! You may bring in pillows and sleeping bags
E. Friday - This will be your last day as 2nd Graders! I am so very proud of all of you and know that you will make me proud as your travel onto 3rd Grade! Remember to stop by and see me often after all, you will always be my "Little Angels"! God bless you all - I will miss you terribly! Enjoy your Summer!
The 2017 Summer Reading Challenge kicks off on Saturday, June 17, with Kickoff Fairs taking place at each branch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring the family to pick up your Summer Reading logs and enjoy carnival games, face painting, balloon art and more!
Join us all summer long as we celebrate this year's theme, Build a Better World. We're challenging readers of all ages to work together to help Bucks County read 2 million minutes this summer!
Stop by your local branch each week throughout the summer to get your reading log stamped and stay for one of our fun (and educational) programs. Visit our website and check out our events calendar to learn how you can join the fun!
June 19 - July 29
Stop by the library to get your reading log stamped and add links to the reading chain. Help Bucks County read 2 million minutes this summer!
Get geared up!
Fill in the gears with the number of minutes you read every day. Total them for the week, and then for the whole summer! Earn badges, patches, and secret codes at: www.buckslib.org/everydayreading
Wow! You and your friends are truly talented artists! Those are some amazing Raccoons! I can't believe how awesome your Raccoons turned out especially when you did them freehand! I am very impressed and proud of all of you! Special thanks to your teacher Mrs. Harris for sending me these awesome pictures and for helping you all to develop your artistic talents!
On Saturday, Megan and Annie were notified that they both made it onto the Competition Teams at their
Dance School! Megan is on the Competition Prep Team and Annie is on the actual Competition Team!
CONGRATULATIONS - WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!
Boys and Girls,
I am so very proud of your efforts on your Persuasive Essays! They were very well written! You clearly stated the issue that you wished to persuade me on and provided excellent reasons to support what you were requesting! Due to your awesome persuasive efforts, you have achieved the following:
1. A chocolate cake for snack one day!
2. Some Game Time with your classmates!
3. Time to write books for next year's 2nd graders!
4. Time for Reading with a book buddy and/or a friend!
CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE!
BOYS AND GIRLS,
YOU DID IT! YOU WON THE CONTEST AND 10 OF YOU MADE IT INTO THE TOP 15! THE NAMES ARE LISTED BELOW! I AM SO VERY PROUD OF ALL OF YOUR EFFORTS DURING THIS CONTEST!
May 25 2017 Overall winner - Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
Prize: Class subscription
Top 10 classes
Overall class scores are the average number of correct answers out of the students in that class. At least 10 students from the class must have played in order to get an average score.
Position Class name:
1st Place Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
2nd Place Mrs. Glenn's Fourth Grade, Patricia A Guth El Sch
3rd Place Mrs. Volak's 2nd, John M. Grasse Elementary School
Top 10 students
Top 10 students based on the number of questions answered correctly in the contest. Pictures will be
taken of each of you with your Achievement Certificate on Tuesday.
1st Place Tommy A Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
2nd Place Grace H Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
5th Place Lily G Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
6th Place Benjamin L Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
7th Place Lucas S Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
8th Place Annie S Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
9th Place Karly F Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
10th Place Gabriella K Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
14th Billy T Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
15th Maddie A Grade 2A 2016-2017, St. Ignatius of Antioch
Grace was the first player to answer all 1000 questions to complete the contest followed
within a few days by Tommy! Well done you two! I'm very proud of all your hard work
and determination to complete all the questions!
Study Guide for The Liturgy of the Eucharist
COME TOGETHER IN COMMUNION
The Lord’s Prayer
When we pray this prayer, just before communion, we pray together as a
community – to show that we are one family in Christ.
The Sign of Peace
This is a special time when we show that we are a big family in Jesus. When
you shake hands with those around you, you should remember that you are
sharing God’s love and offering friendship and peace.
The Lamb of God
In the Eucharist, we share Christ’s body, broken that it can become one.
our sins. In this prayer, we are letting him know we understand and
appreciate His Sacrifice and ask for his mercy.
Communion means to share, to come together. At this time, those who have
prepared for and received their First Holy Communion, now come forward
to share the Eucharist with the whole community. Afterward, we return to
our seats and kneel for quiet prayer time. We think about the wonderful
gift we just received and thank God for the love we share.
GO FORTH AND SHARE
The Prayer after Communion
After communion, the remaining blessed hosts are placed in the Tabernacle.
After everything is cleaned and cleared away, we sit for a moment in reflection preparing
for the Final Prayer and blessing. After the final prayer and blessing we should sing a
happy song of glory to God. Out of respect and honor,
WE SHOULD STAY UNTIL AFTER THE PRIEST HAS
LEFT THE ALTAR AND WALKED COMPLETELY DOWN
Just a reminder that the second-grade field trip to the Weather Education Day at Citizens Bank Park is this Wednesday, May 10th.
The students may dress down for the trip and dress for the weather. Lunch will be purchased at the ballpark, so students should bring money with them for lunch.
To expedite the process of entry to Citizen's Bank Park, all guests should have their tickets in hand. All guests are subject to metal detection procedures and a bag search before entering the ballpark. To accelerate the screening procedures, please bring a bag only if absolutely necessary.
Upon entering the ballpark, Phillies staff will be on hand to direct us to the field level seating locations along the first and third base line for the weather education day program. The program begins promptly at 10:30 and ends at 11:30. At the conclusion of the program, we will be relocated to our actual seats in section 428.
The game will begin at 1:05 so you may want to check out some of the activities at the ballpark.
*Ashburn Alley-festive outfield entertainment area, All-Star Walk, The Bi-Level Bullpens, Memory Lane and the Wall of Fame.
*Third Base Gate-NBC 10's Storm Ranger 10 vehicle
*Behind Section 120- beginning at 12 p.m., visit the NBC10 First Alert Weather Green Screen for your chance to deliver the weather and receive a copy via e-mail to show your family and friends!
Please be advised, there is a no re-entry policy at the ballpark, please do not leave the park.
Because we have so many chaperones, only a few parents will have an extra student to watch. It is important that the students do not go anywhere alone, you must stay with the students at all times.
Please make arrangements to pick up your child if your are not going with us on the trip. If we return earlier than expected we will give you a call.
8:30 Depart St. Ignatius School
9:30 Doors open
10:30 Weather Education Program begins
11:34 Program ends, buy lunch
1:05 Ball Game -Phillies vs Mariners
4:30 Depart Citizens Bank Park
5:30 Approximate time of arrival back at school.
If you have any questions about the trip please let us know,
Well boys and girls, your big day is finally here! I am so very proud of all your hard work and dedication to learning all about this very special Sacrament! I can't wait to watch as you process up the aisle to receive Jesus' special gift of His body and blood! I've got my tissues ready! God bless you now and always and may you always feel as close to Jesus as you do today! Congratulations!
Boys and Girls,
I was so very proud of you tonight! You did a fantastic job and your
behavior was awesome! You were totally focused, did what you were asked
to do without any fuss or problems! I didn't have to speak to anyone! Even
with you possibly being a little nervous and extremely excited, you were
AMAZING tonight! Your parents would have been so proud and will be
extremely impressed on Saturday!
The Liturgy of the Word Study Guide
WHEN WE GATHER TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THE MASS, WE ARE SHARING IN JESUS’ LAST SUPPER!
The First Reading
This reading comes from the Old Testament.
The Responsorial Psalm
This prayer/song comes from the Book of Psalms, some of which were written by
The Second Reading
This reading often comes from the New Testament.
Preparing for the Gospel
This is a happy song of praise to God that we sing to welcome the Gospel.
This song reminds us that Jesus won for us our salvation. We do not say this word during Lent.
The Three Crosses
With our hand held closed, like we are holding a Precious stone, and our thumb up like
a piece of chalk, we make three crosses. We pray, “May these words be in our thoughts,
on our lips, and in our hearts.” (Jesus be in my thoughts, my words and my heart!)
This is a reading from the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John.
Jesus is present to us in the Gospels.
The word “Gospel” means “good news.”
All the readings from the Mass are from “The Scriptures”
This is the time during the Mass where the readings are explained to us!
The Profession of Faith
The Profession of Faith is where we say we believe in!
We either pray the Nicene Creed or the Apostles’ Creed.
(The Apostles’ Creed is usually reserved for children’s Masses.)
General Intercessions (Prayer of the Faithful)
We pray for the needs of all the Church, living and dead.
Presentation of the Gifts
As our gifts of bread and wine are carried to the Altar, we enter
the Most sacred part of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
root crew spoon few bloom
grew room stew you boost
scoop flew zoo noon shampoo balloon
Please note that the First Communion Rehearsal on Thursday, May 4th from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM.
April 28, 2017
Construction of The 2017 St. Ignatius Rainforest has been completed and it looks amazing! The children have done a marvelous job on their components and I can't wait for you to see it completed! The animals they created are awesome! I would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Iannacone, Andrew and Daniel for setting up our frame and to Mrs. Malaty for her help in assembling the Rainforest! Without their assistance, our Rainforest would not have been possible!
I would like to announce the next segment of our Rainforest project. As you know, the children have researched their animal and have created a creative way to share this information with the class. I would like to invite you to school on the day that your child will be making their presentation (don’t feel bad if you cannot attend)! The presentations will be done, for the most part, in the afternoons (approximately every 15 minutes beginning around 2:15) and if you would sign up on the following site we will be able to begin!
**If you have a special time request, please send me an email and I will do my best.
Thank you in advance,
I. The Opening Procession
-includes the Altar Servers, the Lector, the Deacon and the Priest
II. The Sign of the Cross
III. The Greeting
Priest - The Lord be with you
Assembly - And with your Spirit
IV. The Penitential Rite
A) Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy
B) I confess....
V. The Gloria
VI. The Opening Prayer