Assessments/Long Term Assignments
High School Information Calendar
8th Grade Teaching Team
Dear 8th Grade Families,
I hope the school year has treated you well; can you believe it is almost time for graduation already? Only a little over a week remains.
On Monday, June 12th the 8th Graders have a retreat scheduled. If possible, we would like for the students to be in school by 8:00am, 8:15 at the latest, to get them into groups for their retreat project.
We also need a few parent volunteers to help out with the project. If you would like to help out on Monday, please let me know so I can give that information to Mrs. Di. If you volunteer, please be at St. Ignatius by 8:00am.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
June 9 - No School
6:00pm 8th Grade Dinner Dance
June 12 - 8th Grade Retreat
12:00pm 8th Grade Dismissal
June 13 - Field Day
June 15 - 7:00pm 8th Grade Graduation!
June 16 - Last Friday Mass
Dear 8th Grade Parents,
St. Ignatius has been informed of another scholarship opportunity: The Mother Mary Rose Award. The details for the scholarship are listed on the PDF below.
Students who apply are asked to write an essay responding to one of the given prompts. This essay will need to be between 350 and 500 words (no more, no less). Students will also need to ask a teacher or clergyman to write a recommendation letter using the given format.
The Deadline for this application has changed from May 1st to Tuesday, May 30th. Applications given after that date will not be accepted. All applications and recommendations should be handed in to Miss Grundy or Mrs. Di by May 30th.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Dear 8th Grade Families,
Tomorrow is the day! Students will be spending the day in New York City visiting Ellis Island and the New York Harbour Area, Battery Park, the 9/11 Memorial, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
Please make sure your student arrives by 6:45AM as we will be departing the school promptly at 7:00am.
Students are to bring a bagged lunch or money to pay for lunch at Ellis Island; however, due to the crowds, it was highly suggested that the students bring a bagged lunch.
Students are responsible for any electronics and money they bring with them, and I do suggest they bring a small bag to carry things around in.
Students are required to wear their Graduation Class T-shirt that they received in class today. They should wear comfortable shoes as we will be doing a lot of walking in the city. Students may wear nice jeans (no holes), khakis, or capris. Shorts and leggings are not permitted. I would also suggest bringing a sweatshirt.
It is supposed to be a gorgeous day in New York tomorrow: sunny with a high of 79. However, it will be in the low 50s when we leave St. Ignatius and in the low 60s when we arrive on the New Jersey side of the Hudson (Liberty State Park). Please plan accordingly.
We will arrive back at St. Ignatius at 8:00PM.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Dance
Friday, May 19th
7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Admission is Free
Farewell, 8th Grade & Welcome, 6th Grade!
Please sign and return the permission form to Suann Sims c/o Helena in 8th grade. The form is on the school website and will also be sent home on Monday.
*At the conclusion of the dance, please come into the school and pick up your child at the cafeteria doors
*After the dance, Vince's will stay open until 11:00 PM with a limited menu (pizza, fries, and soda) for the St. Ignatius 6th, 7th, & 8th graders. Please send your child with smaller bills as this helps with payment and Vince's to expedite serving the food
*With the inclusion of the 6th grade, guests are not permitted to this dance
*We are asking the 7th grade to bring refreshments to this dance; snacks can be dropped off to the school office on Friday morning or brought to the dance that evening.
Please join us at the Middletown Country Club for the 8th grade dinner dance. The dance will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. The cost of the dinner will be $45.00 per person. The dinner will be buffet style for parents and students.
Buffet will include:
Marinated Herb Top Round of Beef
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Tilapia in lemon Caper Sauce
Penne Pasta in Vodka cream
Please fill out the form here with the number of people attending by May 19, 2017. If you have any special dietary restrictions let me know and I will try to meet your needs. The cost, less any fund raising, will be charged to your student account.
I look forward to a great evening with you and the graduates.
Mrs. Shirley Booz
Dear 8th Grade Families,
I am beginning to prepare for the Spring Concert, which will be performed on May 15th. For this slideshow, it is a tradition to feature a picture of the eighth grader in a school setting when he or she was younger (PreK, K, 1st, etc.) and a picture in the same or similar spot and pose in the present. Some popular poses have been with parents at First Communion, a picture in front of the house on the first day of school, getting on the bus, or at a school function.
Please submit the photos to me, via email, by Wednesday, May 10th (the sooner the better). If the photo from when your child was younger is not digital, please send it to school, in an envelope addressed to my attention, and I will scan it and return it.
I hope that you all have a great weekend; please let me know if you have any questions.
Dear 8th Grade Families,
Can you believe that there is only a little over two months left until the end of the school year? The year is quickly coming to an end. The students did a great job with the Passion Play this past week, and the whole school is thankful for all their hard work.
The 8th Grade students will be taking a trip down to Archbishop Ryan on Friday, April 21st for Generation Life's 8th Grade Chastity Day. The trip will depart from school at 9:00am and will arrive back to school around 1:00pm. Students will eat their lunch when they return. I have sent the permission slips home with them, but are additional copies available through the school website under Current Families.
For 8th Grade girls, a letter about May Queen went home this week with directions on what needs to be done to apply. The compositions are due to Mrs. DiTommaso on Monday, April 24th, and the May Procession is Thursday, May 11th.
I would like to thank the following parents for volunteering to chaperone on our end of the year trip to New York City. I will be sending further details about the trip as we get closer to the date. Chaperones, could you please email me a cell phone number for me to use, if necessary, during the trip?
List of Chaperones
Thank you again for taking your time to come on our trip!
Our Spring Break is during Holy Week from April 13th to April 18th; classes will resume on Wednesday, April 19th. This and other events are noted below.
April 13-April 18 : Spring Break No School
April 19 : Spring Uniform Begins
April 20 : Middle School Reading Olympics at Cecelia Snyder Middle School
April 21 : Field Trip to Archbishop Ryan for Generation Life's Chastity Day
April 24 : May Queen Compositions due to Mrs. DiTommaso
April 25 : Protecting God's children Lesson in school
April 26 : Spring Picture Day
Barnes N Noble Night at Oxford Valley
Thank you for your continued support of our 8th Graders. And I hope you have a wonderful Spring Break and Easter Holiday!
Dear Passion Play parents,
Just a reminder that all costumes are due back next Wednesday, April 19th by noon in order for the kids to participate in the pizza party. Please make sure the costume or costumes are washed, folded and put in the Labeled bag (ex: soldier, woman in the crowd, etc). The labeled bag is really important for identifying costumes for next year. Make sure all accessories they were given are also included in the bag.
Thank you so much for everyone's help in making this year's play a huge success.
Have a blessed Easter weekend.
Samantha & Janet
We hope that you are well and preparing for a relaxing time over the upcoming Easter holiday.
I am reaching out to request your support in an effort that will help the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s school system.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education recently engaged the support of Parthenon-EY, an education consulting firm, to help us strengthen and improve Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools. One of the goals of this effort is to help our school continue to attract students who will contribute to our already strong learning environment.
We would greatly appreciate your participation in an online survey that will be sent out by Parthenon-EY the third week in April. The survey will ask you questions about what high schools you are considering and what you value in a high school.
The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. Please be open in your feedback as all responses will be analyzed in aggregate and will remain anonymous. In addition to our deepest gratitude for participating in the survey, you will have the chance to win one of four Chromebooks by completing the survey.
Thank you in advance for your participation.