Our students were absolutely over the moon with joy meeting in their family groups in the beautiful sunshine Wednesday afternoon. All of us thoroughly enjoyed walking around and watching our amazing 8th graders lead their family groups in charades and ‘would you rather’ games. As the weather improves through the spring, we intend to meet more frequently in our family groups outdoors as we make up for lost time!
Congratulations to all of our Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) teams for the spirited battles this week. We are proud of the accomplishments and examples as avid readers!
St. Patrick’s Day Theme Dress: Please assist your student in choosing school appropriate St. Patrick’s themed dress. The students are quickly growing leaps and bounds, therefore please take a look at proper clothing fit for your student with modesty and appropriate language or images for all students in mind. The guidelines for school themed dress is in our handbook available on SchoolSpeak on p. 32. Thank you for your support with dress expectations in school.
COVID-19: In the ever changing landscape of COVID, our school’s COVID team met on March 9th to discuss our own community’s feedback along with the latest guidance from the CDC, ODE, and the OHA. Based on the current information, St. Ignatius School will implement updates to our COVID protocols on Monday, March 14th.
Mass: We will return to school Masses in the church on March 16th. Grades 2, 5, and 8 will attend in person, masked, with the remaining students watching from their classrooms via live stream giving nearly all of the classes an opportunity to attend an in person Mass once during Lent.
Report Cards: Second trimester report cards are now available on SchoolSpeak. Please electronically sign your student(s) report card for this trimester.
Registration: Registration packets went out Wednesday and are due next Friday, March 18th by our noon dismissal. Tuition assistance letters will go out next week. Applications in FACTS must be complete to be given tuition assistance. The in-parish tuition assistance grants will be awarded after the form is submitted and approval is given from Fr. Mike Moynahan.
Aftercare and Afterschool Programs: Vermont Hills Family Life Center will contact you after you submit your registration to let you know your child’s start date. Saturday Academy and Chess America will offer spring classes for students in grades 5-8. Saturday Academy flyers will be available next week.
SAC Recruitment: We are in need of new members for the School Advisory Council next year. Please consider volunteering for this important committee. We are accepting applications until April 22nd. If you have any questions or would like to nominate someone for SAC, please contact our SAC Co-Chair, Mike Moore.
Our hearts are with the people of Ukraine during this challenging time. As a school, we are discussing how we may support the children suffering in Ukraine and will have more information to share after spring break. Classroom teachers discuss world events, such as this conflict, as they come up in classroom discussions at age appropriate levels. The Archdiocese has many ways your family can support the people of Ukraine immediately.
May we take time this Lenten season to trust in the slow work of God. “Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.” Romans 12:12.