Wednesday News

March 1, 2023

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March 13-17- No school (Spring Break)

March 31- Early Dismissal 1:30 pm

First Week of Lent

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The Litany of Humility

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus.

That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be chosen and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.


Staff Retreat at Damascus

Our full school staff joined together for a day off-site on Friday, February 17, for a special retreat to allow us to focus on our spiritual growth. We spent the day at Damascus, a Catholic Mission Campus in Centerburg. Many parents of our older students know of Damascus because we send our 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students on retreat there each year. However, this was a special day for us, and despite the one day of freezing cold weather, it was enriching being there. We have been participating in the Rescue Project and used this time to continue that journey together. We ate breakfast, viewed two Rescue Project videos, talked within our small groups, and had time to process all that God was sharing with us. We then enjoyed lunch together in the main lodge. Our day eventually concluded with Eucharistic Adoration followed by Holy Mass, celebrated by Fr Dan Dury, who stepped in for our Pastor, Fr Matt, as he was out of state at the time.

Our vocation as staff members working in a Catholic school is very important. We hope to continue to grow and deepen our relationships and encounters with Christ, just as we strive to do the same with our students. Please keep the staff in your prayers as we continue our faith journey. We hope and pray that you do the same with your faith journey and lead your children down the same path.

Stations of The Cross

Stations of the cross are held each Friday in Lent beginning at 7:30 pm in the Church. We also have Stations of the cross as a school and parents/loved ones are welcome to attend. The grades are listed below.
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Morning Prayers

Dear Lord,

Thank you for all that you have done for us. You gave us our strengths, talents, smarts, love, kindness, and much more. The least we could do during Lenten time is to sacrifice something that we love in return for you saving our sins. Please help us persevere through these forty days and help us grow more in your faith everyday. Amen -Mayce Baird 6S

Dear God, thank you for my family, friends, and the teachers at I.C. and I hope we all can have a good Lent. Thank you and hope all goes good for the next 40 days. Amen- Tyler Popp 7B

Merciful God, you called us forth from the dust of the earth, you claimed us for Christ in the waters of baptism. Look upon us as we enter these forty days bearing the mark of ashes, and bless the journey through the desert of lent to the front of rebirth. Amen- Maddix Nolen 7B

Facts Grant and Aid

Must Apply by March 15 to be eligible for tuition assistance

To apply for Diocesan Tuition Assistance, you must submit your information through the FACTS Grant and Aid website. The website to apply is

EdChoice Scholarship Documents Due Today

The EdChoice Scholarship application and renewal windows for the 2023-2024 school year opened February 1st. Families with students who are currently receiving either the traditional EdChoice Scholarship or the EdChoice Expansion scholarship, should complete the Renewal Form. The application and renewal forms are below. For more information about the EdChoice Scholarship, including eligibility, please visit the Ohio Department of Education's EdChoice website by clicking here.

Please complete the appropriate form below and return it along with the supporting documentation (proof of address) to the school office with the supporting documents before March 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hachwa at 614-267-6579 or

Preschool Corner

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

In atrium, we are focusing on the parable of The Good Shepherd and The Found Sheep. We have changed our prayer table to purple in preparation for Easter.
“I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” John 10:3-5, 11-16
This week in Preschool, we are learning about the letter X and nature all around us! In our Dramatic Play areas, the children can pretend to plant their own flowers and sort seeds!

Last week, we also discussed the special number we are to call in an emergency! 9-1-1!

March- Partners in Faith

Lent is an opportunity to strengthen our family commitment to our spiritual growth. Our main article on page one suggests five ways we can grow together to prepare for the joy of Easter. • Our popular ParentTalk feature shares a common problem families can have when attending Mass with children: inattentive, disruptive youngsters vs. embarrassed parents. One parent shares how she addressed her family’s Mass inattention with the help of her pastor. • God always answers prayers, sometimes in the most unexpected ways. Scripture Lesson details the story of Lazarus’ fatal illness, his sister’s desperate prayer, and Jesus’ most unexpected answer.

2023 ART SHOW!!!

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Mark your calendars for the 2023 Immaculate Conception School Art Show. The theme is "Art Through the Ages." The students created pieces inspired by art of the ancient world through contemporary art. Some time periods covered are Prehistoric, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Expressionism. The show is located in the school gym and all are invited to attend this FREE event. Please invited friends and family for the students are proud to show off their masterpieces. Light refreshments will be provided by HASA after the weekend masses. The show will also be open during the last fish fry, if you would like to treat your family to a fish dinner then come and enjoy the show. The flyer with details and times was made by Alayna Devlin (7th grade) and is enclosed.

Scholarship Deadlines & Information

There are currently three scholarships available to students at Immaculate Conception School. Please click on the buttons below for more information and requirements. The deadline for all of the scholarships is Monday, March 6.

2023-24 HASA Service Scholarship

Re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year

Thank you!

Thank you to all of those that have completed the re-enrollment for next year! There are 278 that have completed the process.

For those of you that have not finished yet, please update the information as soon as you can. If you need help, please contact our Admissions Director, Mrs. Katie Lewis at and she would be happy to help.

Health Corner

Information from our school nurse

Do you have Medicaid? Update your mailing address so you don’t miss important information about your health insurance - and keep your coverage. Visit to learn more.


Ruth Ann Farthing RN, BSN, MA, LSN

Immaculate Conception School M-W-F

(614) 267-6579

HASA & ICAA Information

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ICAA Spring Flower Sale is Happening NOW!

Check your email from to find your child's personalized sales code/link!

All sales online now through Wed, March 22nd!

School-wide Goal of 2,000 plants = Dress Down day for all!

Grade that sells the most gets a DONUT PARTY!

Delivery Day is Saturday, May 13th 9am-noon (Day before Mother's Day!)

Questions? Please reach out to Katie Winland at

Dine Out Night- Wednesday 3/29

Berwick "Taste of Italy" - Save The Date! Details will be coming soon to Wednesday News.


March Meeting

The ICAA March Meeting will be held on Monday, March 6 at 7:00pm. Meeting will take place in the Jr High Science lab on the 2nd floor. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Spring Sports Registration

Registration is open! IC offers the below sports in the spring. Deadline isn't until March 10, but if we need to combine with other schools, we need to start planning that now. If you know your student wants to play, please register soon.

  • Baseball (boys): grades 4-8
  • Softball (girls): grades 4-8
  • Soccer (boy & girls): grades K-3
  • Track and Field (co-ed): grades 4-8

Volunteer Spots Still Open 2023-24

We still have several spots to fill on the athletic association. Please reach out to to inquire about how you can help.

Winter Sports

A huge congratulations to all of our basketball teams and Pee Wee Pep Squad for a great season. Thank you to the countless volunteers who took time to help out with our winter sports programs. It is truly appreciated. We had several teams come out on top of the regular season standings as well as tournament play. Great job Rams!

March Safety Patrol schedule

Information Station

  • March 1- Turn in EdChoice Documents
  • March 2- School Penance Service (9:30am-11:30am)
  • March 3- Fourth Grade Field Trip- Lincoln Theatre and Ohio Statehouse
  • March 3- Stations of the Cross (Grades K-3 at 2pm)
  • March 5- Eighth Grade Dance Club (3-5pm in the gym)
  • March 7- Student Leadership Meeting (3-3:45pm)
  • March 9- Pioneer Day (4th Grade)
  • March 10- ICAA Spring Sports Registration Deadline
  • March 10- Stations of the Cross (Grades 5-8 at 2pm)
  • March 13-17- No School (Spring Break)
  • March 29- Dine out Night - Berwick "Taste of Italy"

This is the end of this week's newsletter. You can find previous newsletters on our FACTS family portal.

All information to be added to Wednesday News, must be sent to Katie Lewis by Monday at noon.

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