Crusader Parent and Guardian Update

March 17, 2022

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“Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know.
Be still.
Be.”
St. Patrick

This Week:

Friday 3/18
  • Stations of the Cross 2pm

Monday 3/21

Tuesday 3/22

  • School Confessions 1:15pm in Church- Parents Welcome!

Wednesday 3/23

Thursday 3/24

Looking Ahead

3/25 No School for Students- Teacher Professional Development Day

3/29 - 3/31- Scholastic Book Fair
4/13 - 4/19 Easter Break

DLFF Scholarships

Once again, this year we are grateful to the Danaher Lynch Family Foundation for their support of Catholic education at St. Ignatius of Antioch. This year the DLFF is once again sponsoring scholarships for families who wish to apply. All of the information and forms are attached below.
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Easter Break

Great news! Since we only used ONE of our snow days this past winter, we can extend our Easter Break by ONE day. School will be closed on TUESDAY, April 19th. Easter break begins at the end of the school day on Wednesday 4/13 and runs through Tuesday, April 19th.

Faculty Update

We are actively searching for a long-term substitute for our current 7th grade Homeroom and junior high ELA program. In the meantime, all classes are being covered by Mr. Schrenk, Mr. Wild, and Mrs. Brennan.


Please note both Mr. Wild and I have limited availability during the day to answer emails and the response time may be longer than usual until the vacancy is filled.

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Hershey Park Tickets REPEAT MESSAGE

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is selling discounted tickets to Hershey Park. The forms are attached below. The due dates are firm and no late order forms will be accepted. All order forms go to Mrs. Madden.



Hersheypark Discount Ticket Offer!

Discount tickets to Hersheypark are available to the friends and families of the parish for significant savings. Gate admission for Regular is $77.80; our price is $39.95 (ALL ages 3+).

*ADD-ON discount Hersheypark Meal Tickets at a savings of up to 12% off retail prices - $13.99 each and *ADD-ON Snack Vouchers - $4.50 each

*ADD-ON Parking Pass - $20.00 pre-ordered or pay $25.00 onsite

Tickets purchased in 2022 are valid for any single day of operation throughout the 2022 calendar year, expiring on the final day of operation, January 1, 2023.

Orders must be received by Friday, April 29, 2022.

Parishes will receive tickets on or before the week of May 23, 2022.
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Lent 2022

As we approach the mid- point of our Lenten Journey, we continue to practice our faith and share Lenten experiences that remind us of God's great love for us.


We will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a school community on Tuesday, March 22nd in the Church.


We are still collecting soup for the Archdiocese's Nutritional Development Services though April 11th. Thanks to everyone who has sent in soup!

Report Cards

Report Cards will be viewable on the Parent Portal of Option C beginning at 3pm on Friday, 3/18.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will begin the week of March 28th. The Book Fair schedule will be as follows:


Tuesday: 9am - 3pm (for students) and 6pm - 8pm (for families)

Wednesday: 9am - 3pm (for students)

Thursday: 9am - 3pm (for students)


Thank you to Mrs. Crozier and Mrs. Madden for coordinating this for our school. They are still looking for volunteers to assist with this event, so if you are interested please contact Mrs. Crozier @ hcrozier@sischool.org.


All proceeds from the Book Fair will be going toward continuing to outfit the STEM Lab for our students.

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DISCIPLE MAKER INDEX SURVEY


We are excited to share with you that our parish is going to participate in a parish survey conducted by Catholic Leadership Institute! The Disciple Maker Index (DMI) Survey allows parishioners to reflect on their own spiritual growth and discipleship and identify the ways in which the parish effectively supports that growth.


The web-based survey will be accessible online at https://portal.catholicleaders.org/d/y0dc63 and in paper form from March 2nd to April 4th . It will take about 10- 15 minutes to complete and Catholic Leadership Institute recommends that only individuals 18 years of age and older complete the survey.


At the completion of the survey, our parish will receive an aggregate report of the results. We will NOT have access to individual survey responses. This survey offers us a unique and important opportunity to learn about issues of importance to families in a confidential and professional way. We will use these results to 1) look at opportunities to support parishioner growth in discipleship and 2) create goals and action plans to achieve that growth. Please take some time to fill out the survey before April 2nd.

Confirmation

This Saturday our 7th Graders will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. We welcome Archbishop Adams to St. Ignatius and wish our 7th Graders good luck. God Bless our 7th Graders!
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A Message from the Home and School President

HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY!

Home and School Board Nominations!

  • Co presidents Bridget Karo and Dave Foster

  • Treasurer JR Longino

  • Volunteer Coordinator Jullian O’Hara

  • Fundraising Chairs Jackie Kush and Giulia Monaco

Please contact the Board if you are interested in any supplemental chair positions or co chairing one. hspresident@sischool.org

We will vote in April to confirm the nominations.


Home and School General Assembly Meeting!

Thank you to all that attended. It was great to be in person again and not on Zoom!!

We would like to thank Greg Lucidi for the insightful look at the school’s Budget and for answering all of our questions and to Father Brownholtz for being there. We appreciate your support.


All students whose parents attended received a dress down day June, 14th, 15th OR 16th.

Passion Play: April 8th at 7 pm

Purchase tickets HERE

Please support the annual St. Ignatius of Antioch Passion Play

Advertise your business OR support your favorite cast member by placing an advertisement in the Passion Play program book:

  • $25 PER QUARTER PAGE AD (5x2” horizontal or 2.5 x4” vertical)

  • $50 PER HALF PAGE AD (5x4” horizontal)

  • $100 PER FULL PAGE AD (5x8” vertical)

OR

Send your favorite cast member (ie: Prayer Buddy) a message in the program book:

  • $5 per ten word CAST MESSAGE (e.g. 11-20 words $10, etc.)

Send ads and/or cast messages to Lucy Fronheiser by March 24, 2022

  • E-mail actual message/scan business card or artwork for ad, etc. to:lucy.donnellan@gmail.com

  • Send cash or check made out to St. Ignatius to the rectory at 999 Reading Ave. Yardley, PA 19067 or

  • Send ad/message through school mail c/o Margaret Fronheiser, 8th grade

Please click HERE For further information

All proceeds go to the operating expenses of the play.


Talent Show May 6th!

We would like to survey the interest in having the talent show. This has been a huge tradition at our school and unfortunately we were unable to have it last year or this past January due to Covid Restrictions.

We have the auditorium reserved and we have volunteers ready to run it:)

What we now need is TALENT!

We will need at least 20 acts to make this happen.

They can be single talents, group talents or class acts.

Traditionally parents volunteer to organize a class (ie 1st grade, 3rd grade…ect) act of the kids dancing, singing, or putting on a comedy act.

Individual acts range from musical instruments, dancing, singing, comedy acts, basically any talent that your child would like to perform:)


Please fill out this SURVEY to let us know your interest, this does not commit you in any way, we just want to make sure there is enough interest before we proceed.. We realize this time of year is typically very busy with sports and other activities. This show is usually done in Jan during Catholic Schools weeks, so we understand if this is just not the right time to do this.


Father Daughter Dance SAVE THE DATE!!!


April 23rd

6pm to 9pm in the Church Auditorium

$20.00 per pair, $2.00 for each additional daughter

Dinner, Dessert, Dancing and Photo Booth

Tickets go on sale April 9th!


7th and 8th Grade Dance

March 25th 7:30-10 pm

School Cafeteria

7th and 8th grade parents check your email for ticket form and permission slip.


OTHER DATES TO SAVE:)

Talent show May 6th in the Auditorium

6th, 7th and 8th grade Dance May 20th in Cafeteria

Mother Son Event June 9th Trenton Thunder

Brookside pool party for all SIS families June 10th

8th grade dinner dance June 10th.


Family Picnic: Date TBD