January 29th, 2017
Friday Mass Schedule
St. Ignatius Parish Bulletin
Monday- Band; Choir; Religion Bee 1:00 PM
Tuesday- School Spirit Assembly 9:30 AM
Wednesday- Patriotic Assembly 1:00 PM
Thursday- Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 12:30 PM
Friday- First Friday Mass 9:00 AM; Noon Dismissal; Talent Show 7:00 PM
Catholic Schools Week Information:
What to Wear:
Sunday: Winter Uniform
Monday: Dress Down Day (Donation for Catholic Charities)
Tuesday: Sports/Athletic Theme Dress Down Day (Free)
Wednesday: Red, White, & Blue Dress Down Day (Donation to purchase Girl Scout Cookies to send to troops serving overseas including the platoon of a St. Ignatius School alumnus, Kevin Frawley)
Thursday: Dress Down Day (Free); students in the Talent Show should wear their performance outfit or clothes that makes it easy for them to change into their outfit /or costume
Friday: Winter Uniform
Sunday: 11:30 AM Catholic Schools Week Mass (students need to meet in the Auditorium by 11:15 AM to process into the Church). A reception will follow in the Auditorium
Monday: Religion Bee 1:00 PM; Anna and Sophia will represent the class; Colin Irons and Kelly are the alternates
Tuesday: School Spirit Assembly 9:30 AM-11:30 AM; Movie/Soft Pretzel in the Afternoon (Bridge to Terabithia)
Wednesday: Patriotic Assembly 1:00 PM
Thursday: 12:30 PM Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
Friday: First Friday Mass 9:00 AM; Noon Dismissal
I hope that you all are having an enjoyable weekend. I wish to thank Ella and Nora for taking home our class beanbags over the past few days and using their sewing expertise to revitalize them. The outer cover of the beanbags slip off so that I can throw them in the washer, but the seams have worn from use, and the girls both volunteered to stitch them.
Thanks to a grant from Mrs. Hasting's husband's company as well as funds from our Home and School Association, the 5th graders all have brand new Chromebooks; their old Chromebooks have been given to Miss Bryan (now all of our 1st-8th graders have their own Chromebook),and the rest I am using for as spares and parts for the 6th, 7th & 8th graders' Chromebooks.
Mr. Moonan, our DARE Graduation speaker, sent us a letter this week; I will share it with the students on Monday, and you can also view it here on the 5th grade page.
Congratulations to all of our 5th grade students who placed in the science fair: Sophia, Shane, Mia, Erin, Peter, Nora, Anna, and Ella. I am proud of all of the students' work, and enjoyed taking the time to view all of their projects last Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
We are responsible for preparing the First Friday Mass this week at 9:00 AM. All of the students that volunteered to read were given a copy of their readings on Friday; an additional copy can be found here. You are all welcome to join us if you are able to attend; we will also be recognizing the Disciples of the Month for January as well as having our throats blessed as February 3rd is the Feast of St. Blaise.
Tomorrow, the students are asked to attend the 11:30 AM Mass, in uniform, to kick off Catholic School Week. A reception will follow the Mass in the Church Auditorium. We are also having an Open House in the school building from 12:30 PM-2:00 PM; please invite anybody that you know who may be interested in attending our school for the 2017-2018 school year.
We had our class religion bee this past week; Sophia and Anna will be representing us on Monday; Colin Irons and Kelly were both runners up in the first and second rounds, respectively, and will serve as alternates. All of the students are asked to bring a can of soup
Any donations that you contribute for Monday's dress down day will go to support Catholic Charities. Donations from Wednesday's dress down day will be used to purchase and send Girl Scout Cookies to the platoon of Kevin Frawley who is a St. Ignatius School graduate serving in the army overseas.
We do not have a Reading Olympics meeting this week, but I did divide the elementary students into two teams using Team Shake. The only adjustments that I made was if Team Shake separated two siblings. I will be sending an email to all of the parents of the students in Reading Olympics in the next week or so. Our competition has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 29th at Neshaminy High School.
Young Rembrandts is offering a new cartooning class for 2nd-6th graders; click here for the flyer and more information.
Talent Show tickets are on sale here; DVDs of the performance can be ordered here.
Ticket orders are now open for the Father/Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 11th. The order form for tickets and pictures, as well as more information, can be found here.
Tickets are also on sale for the St. Ignatius Parish First Annual Night at the Races on Friday, February 24th; click here for the flyer and ticket information.
Remember to keep clipping Box Tops; the contest will begin on February 6th.
Please be sure to visit the 5th Grade page of the school website for copies of the newsletter, photos, forms, homework, and the assessment calendar, and have a great week!