Greetings St. Ignatius Families,
We enjoyed meeting with our students and families this week in conferences. Our students are
clearly growing by leaps and bounds this year! We appreciate how our families partner with us
in their child’s learning journey.
On Monday, we had a socially distanced, masked, outdoor Halloween Festival. Special thanks
to Kristin Jost for heading up this fun event for our students! Thank you to Zora and Gavin
Sharkey, John and Char Sharkey, Francine Morgan, Dan Dulley, Joey Dulley, Tom Trapold at
Trapold Farms, the Lloyd family, and the Collins family for donations to the event. Our teachers
will add photos of the event to a photo folder on Google that families may peruse. Our
Halloween costume parade took place outside today, and we will create another photo folder to
share with families about that event too. We wish all of our students a safe and healthy
We are blessed to have a supportive, diligent community during this challenging time. As we
recently experienced, should a student test positive for COVID-19, the school community will
be notified. In addition, we will perform contact tracing protocols and inform the class where
close contacts may be identified in an additional information letter. Please remember proper
masking and maintaining social distancing are the best ways to keep our community safe both
in and out of school. Thank you for all of the ways you support our school community by
following COVID safety protocols in and out school.
We are continuing to work through our dismissal and arrival procedures and adjustments.
Thank you for parking on the church side of 43rd Avenue to decrease the number of students
and families crossing the street. We must continue to reduce how many people cross 43rd
Avenue during our arrival and dismissal times. The drive up arrival and dismissal lines move
quickly and smoothly with no more than a three to five minute wait at any point. If you wish to
use the car line with virtually no waiting time, drive through at 8:20 for drop off and 3:20 PM for
pick up. The drive up car line is the safest drop-off and pick-up option for our students.
Our October “Visit with the Principal” included both a morning date and an evening time this
week. Moving forward in November, I will host a morning and evening “Visit with the Principal”
on the same day. The “Visit with the Principal” time is designed to be a social, community
building time between the parents and the principal to share thoughts and ideas, and ask
questions, as we work together to support all within our school community.
We are still actively searching for a middle school math teacher. If you know someone who
might be interested, please send them our way. In the meantime, we are grateful for all of the
hard work our substitute teacher, Megan Olson, is doing to keep our math program including
advanced math sections running smoothly. We are looking at some innovative ways to support
our middle school advanced math option for students as we move through the year.
Thank you for all of the ways you help your students at home!
“The grass withers, the flowers wilt, but the word of our God stands forever.”
Peace be with you,
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Carol Pausz, Principal