Congratulations to all of our students celebrating their First Communion this weekend! We are so proud of you. Welcome to the supper of the Lord! This Wednesday, May 4th, our school Mass will celebrate all of our students who made their First Communion over the weekend. Students will be able to wear their First Communion attire to the school Mass in their honor this week. What a blessing to share in the Eucharist together!
Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Wednesday is bring your teacher a note and/or flower day. Let’s show our staff how much we appreciate the amazing work they do with our students!
Our middle school students were blessed to enjoy two days of Outdoor School learning this week. The sixth and seventh grade students traveled to Camp Namanu. Students enjoyed hiking and activities with high school leaders learning about stormwater run-off, erosion, pollution, decomposition, and plant nutrients. The students scouted the pond for newts and studied a few along with learning how dissolved oxygen can purify pond water. The students enjoyed some recreation time with field games too! Our eighth graders traveled to Camp Howard and with the help of amazing parents and talented staff, they had their own Outdoor School experience learning about native plants, stewardship, and animal populations. The eighth graders played field games along with hikes and team building activities. We were blessed by a grant from the Gray Family Foundation allowing all of our middle school students to have an Outdoor School experience. What a blessing for our students to have this wonderful opportunity!
Dismissal reminders: 1) If you are parking to pick up your middle schooler, and you are across the street, please get out of your car and cross to the school side of the street. We are seeing some of our middle school students further down the sidewalk not paying close attention to traffic when crossing the street. 2) If you are socializing for a short time after dismissal on the church side, please supervise your students and keep them in sight. Please remind them to refrain from playing on the parish office steps and porch and stay out of the landscaping bushes. Thank you for your assistance with these matters.
Fundraising Events: On Monday, May 2nd from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Chipotle on Powell we will have our first dine out. Order online with a code or show the flyer at the door. St. Ignatius School receives 33% of the event sales with a minimum of $150 in sales.
On Thursday, May 19th, we will host an in-person, outdoor, whole school 80’s themed Jog-a-Thon! Jog-a-thon packets will go home with students on Monday, May 2nd for students to begin getting sponsors for the big day. Rally your relatives and friends to finish the year strong in our fundraising efforts! Fundraising allows our school to provide a top-notch Catholic values-based Jesuit education.
Volunteer Opportunities: We welcome parents back as volunteers! We need Art Literacy volunteers for kindergarten through fifth grade classes. Please let Mrs. Frangipani know if you are interested in Art Litera- cy volunteering. We will need jog-a-thon volunteers for May 19th, and we will ask for those soon. And we can always use more outdoor recess monitors. Volunteers must be up-to-date with C.A.S.E. training and show proof of vaccination. Please consider sharing your time and talents with us!
SAVE the DATE: We will host a virtual Behavioral Health Parent Night on Monday, May 9th from 6:00- 7:00 PM through Google Meet. All parents are welcome, however the virtual presentation is geared toward families with students in 5th-8th grade.
May we marvel in the joy of the Easter season as we enter May, the month of Mary. “Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and what fills it resound; let the plains be joyful and all that is in them. Then let all the trees of the forest rejoice.” Psalm 96 11:12.