November 4, 2020
Partners in Faith
- A new year begins. The liturgical year begins on the Sunday that is closest to the Feast of the Apostle Andrew, which occurs on November 30. This year, the first Sunday of Advent is November 29.
- An Advent calendar with a focus on how can we give the gifts of ourselves during Advent.
- This issue is about the beauty of Heaven. It explains what it will be like and why it is worth the wait.
You can download this month's edition and the advent calendar below.
Report cards will be published this Friday around 3:00 p.m. through Digital Academy. After report cards are published, you will receive an email with a link to the report card. You can also view the report cards by logging into the desktop version of Digital Academy. Digital Academy does not offer the option to view report cards through their mobile app.
If you have not signed up yet, please click here for a list of the links to each of the teachers' conference signups.
Thanks for purchasing through Amazon Smile – so far more than $120 has been raised! When you shop smile.amazon.com and designate Immaculate Conception Parish (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-4379506) as your preferred charity, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to IC Home and School Association (HASA). Funds will be used to support enhancements and programs at Immaculate Conception School through IC HASA. Giving is simple:
- Sign into your account at smile.amazon.com.
- First time? You will be prompted to pick your preferred charity.
- Been here before? Change your charity under Your Account/Your Amazon Smile.
- Search for Immaculate Conception Parish, Columbus, OH and click select.
- Shopping Amazon? Make sure you always start at smile.amazon.com.
Box Tops Contest Winners
The box tops have been counted and results are in! The winners of the Pizza Party and Dress Down Day are the 5th Graders! Congratulations!!
And, the runner-up and winners of a Dress Down Day are the 3rd Graders!
The dressdown day will be Thursday, November 12.
A big THANKS goes out to all of the students and family members for clipping and scanning box tops. As you continue to do so, please make sure that you are writing your name and grade on each Collection Sheet. And, when a family member scans a store receipt, remind them to type your name and grade into the app, so that you will get credit toward the next contest.
Details for the next Box Tops Contest will be announced soon! Keep clipping and scanning Box Tops!!
New Monitoring Software: GoGuardian
We recently purchased a new monitoring and filtering software for school devices called GoGuardian. This product allows us to better manage student access to specified content on their school devices both at-school and at home. The monitoring happens through their icramsnet.org Google Account when they are logged in to it. There is a seperate at-home policy that allows students access to streaming sites and additional games they would not normally be allowed to access during the school day, but still filters all inappropriate content. GoGuardian is a great tool for us to ensure our students are staying safe on their devices.
One of the features of GoGuardian is GoGuardian Parent, a mobile app to help keep parents/guardians aware of your children's activity on school-issued devices and provide you with additional controls during out-of-school hours. Through the use of this app, we hope to encourage more open and honest conversations between parents and children that will result in safer practices and responsible browsing habits. More information will come next week! If you have any questions, you can reach out to our technology coordinator Mrs. Kister at email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shop and view our store at:
Students of the Month
KD Jack Noll
KT Rocco Cassone
1H Lucas Watson
1D Violet Mackey
2B Addison Zarco
2G James Kane
3T Andrew Noll
3W June Bookwalter
4B Conor Turpening
4J Cole Inkrott
5B Ward Deberson
5C Aedan Richardson
6D Mia Abens
6S Caden Mangini
7B Ava Gill
7K Elise Meyer
8K Lizzie Haulund
8M Tanner Foley
8P Hannah Nguyen
Dining Out at Pizza Primo
Getting to know our staff
Melissa Johnson - Fourth Grade Teacher
High School: Bishop Watterson High School Columbus, OH
College: Ohio Dominican College 1994-1997 Bachelor Science in Education K-8 (Freshman year at University of Toledo 1993-94)
Years at Immaculate Conception School: 6 years teaching 4th grade, 3 years as a substitute teacher, 4 years as a student (5th-8th grade)
What is your favorite thing about Immaculate Conception School: The community of families, the strong sense of faith and the legacy of my own family at the school (My mom, my aunts & uncles, my siblings and cousins all attended IC)
Favorite Saint: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary - her love of her family, her desire to help others, and her dedication to God
Do you have pets? Yes - 1 puppy Murphy
What activities were you involved in during high school/college? I played basketball and was the statistician for the Boy’s basketball team in High School
What are your favorite sports teams? My girls volleyball teams.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Having 4 kids
What is your ideal vacation destination? Hawaii
What is your favorite chore? Laundry
What are your favorite foods? Avocados, Chips & Salsa, Eggs, Cheese, Tuna
What was the best concert you have ever attended? Mumford & Sons
What is your favorite song lyric? “Where you invest your love you invest your life…” Awake my Soul by Mumford & Son
Where did your name come from? Sweet Melissa by The Allman Brothers
What is something you have always wanted to do? Move out West
Caroline Zilly - Art Teacher
My name is Caroline Zilly. I attended St. Christine’s school (K-8) in Youngstown, Oh and Canfield High School. Then I attended Ohio State University and majored in art education. My husband is John and I have two boys Jack (2nd) and Frankie (K). This is my first year at IC. My favorite part of IC is the students and families. One saint that is nearest and dearest to me is Saint Teresa of Calcutta. I learned about her missionary work in school as a child before she was a saint. I was drawn to her holiness, loving presence and selflessness. She still gives me strength when I am weak.
My hobbies include painting and drawing, snowboarding, cooking, and soaking up the sun. I was the captain of my high school swim team. I swam 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, and the 100 backstroke. My favorite sports teams are Ohio State in any sport (my alma mater), Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, and Cleveland Cavs!!!! My ideal vacation includes new food experiences, exploring exciting cultures and art, and lots of relaxing time under the sun.
Immaculate Conception Athletic Association Update
Thank you for all you have done to make fall sports a success! We have received the go ahead to have basketball in the winter so registration is now open through November 6th. Unfortunately, there will not be any cheerleading or peewee pep squad offered this year.
Sign up through the Sports Signup Play site:
In addition to this sign up - you must also complete the diocesan sign up (you will be prompted to this site in the middle of the Sports Signup process):
Also, please remember that ICAA follows all of the policies set forth by the Diocesan Recreation Association (DRA), including:
All players must be members of the parish and/or attend the parish school in order to play on the parish team. No player should play in another league or tournament while playing for a parish team. The Diocesan Recreation Association (DRA) runs a program for parish teams that intends to be developmental at early age levels, but also can incorporate a competitive dimension at the junior high level and beyond. We also believe that every participant should have the opportunity to play in each event, and that having fun in participation is fostered. We recognize that parents sign up and commit their children for many activities. The nature of Diocesan sports has been trending to parishes having very lean rosters so that children can participate and enjoy having the maximum playing exposure to the sport. If your child is involved in other sports or activities, please work diligently with your team’s head coach to insure no forfeitures for your team. If an athlete is participating in another sport or activity during the same season, his or her commitment to the parish team is expected and his or her priority must be given to the DRA program over all other programs. The DRA expects the athletes to participate in the DRA games first, in all fairness to the other athletes on the team. The non-parish team coach and activities coordinators must be informed of the participation on both. Parents are advised to balance their children’s time among activities.
For questions, please email us at email@example.com
Bishop Watterson High School Parent Information Session
Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 2:15-2:45pm
366 East North Broadway
SchoolBelles's Dublin store is closing on November 8th and re-opening in a new location in the late spring/early summer 2021. Attached please find flyers to share with your families of the news.
Schoolbelles will be having a 30% off everything sale November 8-14. Families can purchase uniform items on their website with FREE shipping at http://www.schoolbelles.com/myschool/M37/S2635
or over the phone at 888-637-3037. Our school code is s2635. The online ordering will be availible until the new store opens.
Families are encouraged to register their email addresses so they can receive news of our new store location.
http://www.schoolbelles.com/customer (existing customer registration)
http://www.schoolbelles.com/register (new customer registration)