Wednesday News

November 11, 2020

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Father, bless our veterans and all who serve our nation defending our freedom.

For those who bravely gave their lives, grant them eternal rest.

For those who are serving, give them courage.

For those who served, we offer our gratitude.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Eighth Grade Confirmation Program

The eighth grade Confirmation program, Confirmed in Mission, will continue on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in Marian Hall. A list of the dates and topics are below.

  • November 11: Priest, Prophet, and King
  • November 18: Hearing God/God Still Speaks
  • November 25: No class because of Thanksgiving
  • December 2: Seeing God in our Everyday Life
  • December 9: Power of Prayer
  • December 16: Reconciliation/Adoration (TBD)
  • December 23 and 30: No class because of Christmas
  • January 6: Living out the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • January 13: A Life on a Mission

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on tomorrow Thursday, November 12 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. If you have not yet received a link to a Zoom meeting, please contact your child's teacher. When you click on the link, you will be placed in the waiting room. When it is your time for the conference, the teacher will admit you to the conference. Each conference is scheduled for ten minutes. Please be respectful of each others' time.

Family Wellness Day - Friday, November 13, 2020

Over the last several years, we have made an effort to focus on the social and emotional well-being of families and staff at Immaculate Conception School. We have noticed a greater need for intentional actions this school year. These are not just days off school. Instead, they are days off with the intention that families can do something together to promote their own social and emotional wellness. Below is a list of suggestions for families.

  • Attend 8:30 a.m. Mass
  • Care for other people
  • Hike in a park
  • Turn off all electronic devices
  • Schedule down-time
  • Participate in your favorite hobby
  • Cook a meal as a family
  • Talk to someone you haven't talked to in a while
  • Do something you are good at doing

We have also scheduled other Family Wellness Days this year. They are February 12, 2021 and May 7, 2021. If you would like a copy of our updated calendar, you can download it below. You can always find the most updated version of the school calendar by visiting our website at

First Reconciliation

Students in the second grade will be receiving the sacrament of their First Reconciliation next week. This is a family event and all are encouraged to receive the sacrament. Families with students in Miss Golamb's class will participate on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the church. Families with students in Mrs. Byrley's class will participate on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

Please keep the students in your prayers as they continue to their path to their First Holy Communion.

Congratulations to the Parram Familiy

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Congratulations to the Parram family. They had sacraments of initiation bestowed upon two of their children this past Saturday at Holy Rosary & St. John Catholic Church. Surrounded by loved ones, their youngest child Ruby was baptized and their second oldest Patrick, received his first holy communion. Congratulations to both Ruby and Patrick and their entire family.

Advent Wreath and Candle Sale

The use of the Advent Wreath is a traditional liturgical practice, which has found its place in the Church as well as in the home. The blessing of an Advent Wreath takes place on the First Sunday of Advent or on the evening before the First Sunday of Advent. Throughout the Advent season, the wreath is kept on display. There are three purple candles and one pink candle. The wreath itself, which is made of various evergreens, signifies continuous life. The circle of the wreath, which has no beginning or end, symbolizes the eternity of God, the immortality of the soul, and the everlasting life we find in Christ. The candles symbolize Hope, Love, Joy and Promise. The pink candle is lit on the third week of Advent on Gaudete Sunday, or Rejoice Sunday, as we joyfully await the coming of the Christ child on Christmas.

This year provides us with an opportunity to begin, or continue, this long standing Catholic tradition in our homes as we remind our children that Advent is the time of anticipation, waiting for the birth of Christ.

The IC Women’s Club is again selling Advent wreaths and candles to school families and parishioners. To order, go to the parish website at, or and pay online. The order deadline is November 16, 2020. Supplies are limited.

Jon Peterson Scholarship Update

In order to facilitate some of the administrative duties with the Jon Peterson Scholarship program, Erika Bardnell, one of our preschool teachers will begin to assist with this process. Miss Bardnell is a licensed Intervention Specialists in addition to her PK-3 Early Childhood license so she will be a wonderful asset in this area. Her role as our preschool teacher will not change as the work with Jon Peterson will take place on an afternoon when we have fewer students in attendance and she can work in tandem with Mrs. Traina. If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact Ms.Kent (

Dining Out at Pizza Primo - Tonight!

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Getting to know our staff

Kaleigh Golamb - Second Grade Teacher

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High School: Bishop Watterson High School, Columbus, OH

College: John Carroll University 2020; Degrees in: Early Childhood Education and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights

Years at Immaculate Conception School: About 3 months

What is your favorite thing about Immaculate Conception School: The community feel. Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming!

Favorite Saint: My favorite saint is St. Bernadette. She is my confirmation name and I always admired her relationship with Mary the Mother of God.

  • What are some of your hobbies? I love cooking, baking, and finding DIY projects on Pinterest.
  • What activities were you involved in during high school/college? - In high school and college I was a part of concert choir and church worship. I played on the Watterson Girls soccer team for 2 years. In college I was on the executive board for 3 years for a student run organization called Labre. We served the homeless of Cleveland every Friday night. I would help cook and serve meals a majority of my Friday nights in college.
  • What are your favorite sports teams? Go Bucks!
  • What accomplishment are you most proud of? Graduating college and starting an awesome career during a pandemic.
  • Do you play any instruments? I played the piano and the saxophone throughout middle school.
  • Have you ever been on television? Radio? Movies? In high school I was featured on the AM 820, St. Gabriel Catholic Radio Station in a segment called Raising Saints, for a segment of teenagers talking about their faith.
  • What are your favorite foods? I could eat ice cream every day for the rest of my life. But I cannot survive without coffee.
  • What is something you have always wanted to do? Go skydiving!
  • What is your favorite place you’ve visited? I went to Cuba on an immersion trip during college. It was an amazing experience!

Maggie Yavorsky - Physical Education Teacher

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High School: Norton High School, Norton OH

College: Walsh University; BS in education

Years at Immaculate Conception School: 2

What is your favorite thing about Immaculate Conception School: Getting to teach all grade levels K-8

Favorite Saint: St. Francis of Assisi because of our shared love of animals.

  • Do you have pets? Two dogs, Flynn & Tucker, and a cat Bailey
  • What activities were you involved in during high school/college? In high school I played volleyball & softball, in college I played softball.
  • What are your favorite sports teams? Indians, Ohio State Football, & Steelers
  • What are your favorite foods? Tacos
  • What is your favorite place you’ve visited? Everywhere in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Bend, Oregon.

Fall Clean-Up

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ICAA Spirit Wear Sale

It is spirit wear time again! Show your school spirit & order yours today!

Sale dates are November 1 through November 22. Your items will be distributed through school the week of December 7th, in time for Christmas gifting! If you do not want to send through school, no problem, you can have it shipped directly to your home! Please pay close attention to sizing, adult is unisex sizing. For example, a small adult is larger than a small women’s item. If you have any questions email me at,

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