Crusader Parent and Guardian Update

November 17, 2021

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Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!

HEBREWS 12:28

The Upcoming Week:

Thursday 11/18

Friday 11/19


  • Habitat for Humanity Dress Down Day and Pretzel Sale


Monday 11/22

  • Lock Down Drill

Tuesday 11/23


  • Saints Celebration 1pm in the Church Lower Hall
  • Thanksgiving Prayer Service 2pm - All Welcome
  • Thanksgiving Holiday begins at end of the school day.


Wednesday 11/24


  • No School
  • No Weekly Update
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Book Fair

Our on line Scholastic Book Fair is in its final days. The book fair runs until this Friday, 11/19. This is a perfect opportunity to get some early Christmas shopping finished and help out the school at the same time! The flyer with the link is attached below.
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COVID Update

After having open discussions with other schools, health professionals, and the Pennsbury School District, St. Ignatius has decided to modify its COVID Protocols. The updated policy is detailed below.


Reminders:

  • Please know that the vaccination status of your child will determine if a quarantine is required.
  • If your child is vaccinated, you should send in a copy of their vaccination card to the school nurse.
  • It is imperative that you let us know in the event of an outside of school exposure.
  • Please let us know of all test results as soon as possible.
  • Please continue to do health checks on your child before school each day. We will be sending any symptomatic students home.

Christmas Show- "Good News Ahead"

Mrs. O'Hara-Tapp is hard at work preparing for the return of our Christmas Show. This year it is titled "The Signs of Christmas". Mark you calendars now as the show date is scheduled for December 16th at 7pm. Grades Kindergarten to 4 will be performing and our 8th grade will be presenting a Live Nativity. We are looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

From the Office of Catholic Education

Dear Parents of Catholic Elementary School Students,


Under the direction of Bishop Fitzgerald, a Strategic Planning Task Force for the Executive Board of Elementary Education (EBEE) has been established with co-chairs Sr. Carroll Isselmann and Chris Dezzi. In an effort to gain a broad perspective on how the EBEE can best support Catholic elementary education, the attached survey seeks your input. If you fill multiple roles within the school system, you may be receiving multiple surveys; it would be most helpful if you would respond from the perspective indicated in the survey. It should take about 15 minutes to complete the survey. The survey link to the survey is pasted here:

Parents Survey: https://forms.gle/4dyeozUYpHpweKXf8

Thank you for your support of this important endeavor which will assist in planning for the future of Catholic elementary education. The survey will remain open until December 3, 2021.

Blessings,

The Strategic Planning Survey Committee


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Habitat for Humanity Dress Down Day and Pretzel Sale

This Friday, 11/19, we will be holding a Dress Down Day and Pretzel Sale to raise funs for Habitat for Humanity. This is sponsored by our DLFF Scholars. Students in Grades 5 to 8 attended an information session hosted by a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. We are asking for a $1.00 donation for the Dress Down Day and we will sell pretzels for $1.00. All proceeds will be going directly to the Bucks County Habitat for Humanity.
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Lock Down Drill

We will be holding an Internal Intruder Lock Down Drill on Monday. The students are being instructed on the proper procedures and protocols. Please help your children understand that these drills are necessary and nothing to fear.

Penny War 11/30/21

As part of our Fundraising Campaign 2021, we will hold a Penny War between all our classes next Friday. We will find out which class is the most creative with their collected pennies. All pennies collected by the students will go toward the maintenance fund for the facilities.


Start collecting your pennies now and help make this a successful fundraiser. Your homeroom teacher will be sending home information about how to send the pennies into school after Thanksgiving.

Pre- K Drop Off

When dropping off our Little Crusaders please park in the Pre-K lot pulling all the way forward to ensure enough space for all the cars. As a reminder, Pre-K 4 drop off is 8:15am - 8:30am and for Pre-K 3, 8:30am-8:45am. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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Santa's Shop December 6th and 7th

Plans are now underway for our Santa's Shop. We are excited to have in person shopping back this year. More details about the day will be in the update on 12/1.

Thanksgiving Break

Our Thanksgiving Holiday begins next Tuesday at the end of the school day. School resumes on Monday, November 29th.
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Thanksgiving Prayer Service and Saints Celebration

Please join us at 1pm in the church's lower hall for a Saint's Celebration hosted by the Second Grade. All are welcome! Masks are required at this event.


We will begin our Thanksgiving Break with a Thanksgiving Prayer Service at 2pm in the Church.

Please join us if you can!

Weekly Update

The next weekly update will be on December 1st.
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ADVENT GIFT GIVING MASS On Tuesday, November 30, at 7:00 p.m., our parish will celebrate our annual Advent Gift - Giving Mass for the children of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Chester and Sacred Heart Church in Camden, NJ. Please come to celebrate Mass with an unwrapped Christmas gift for a child who otherwise would not get very much for Christmas. Representatives from both parishes will be present. There will be light refreshments for all after Mass in the Church basement. If you are unable to attend the Mass, you can drop off your gift(s) in the sacristy during that day. Thanks so much.
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Home and School General Assembly

Thank you for all that attended the general assembly meeting!

Please Click Here to vote on the Bylaws. Voting will end on Friday November 19th.

Upcoming Events:

LUNCH COOKIES AND MILK WITH SANTA: DEC 4TH, 1-230 PM.


The Home and School Association cordially invites you to kick off the start of the Christmas season with Cookies and Milk with Santa! Please join us on Saturday, December 4 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM as we gather for cookies, milk, live Christmas carols, and of course, a visit with Santa! We will also be commemorating the event with a special Christmas tree lighting. This event will take place outside of the parish rectory, and there is no cost for families to attend. In the spirit of giving, we invite you to bring canned goods to place under the tree for donation to those less fortunate, and also feel free to bring a special item to place onto the tree for the lighting.

Kindly RSVP by filling out the Google form attached and noting your family name and number of children attending. We ask that you respond by Monday, November 22 so that we can best plan for the event. We hope to see you there!

RSVP Here by Monday November 22nd


SANTA’S WORKSHOP:

Online Shopping begins Nov 24th and in person Dec 6th and 7th

Santa’s workshop needs your help! Many hands make light work!

If you can help out please check out the sign up genius link below

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/409084da4ad2ea0f58-santa2

HANDBAG BINGO:

If you are interested in volunteering on this committee please, contact Nancy at hspresident@sischool.org


Home and School website https://www.sischool.org/home-school

Don’t forget to check out our webpage on the SIS website!

If you are looking for HS information you can find it there!


SCRIP PROGRAM

WANT TO SAVE MONEY???

Save money on SIS tuition using the shop with scrip program! 75% of the rebates you earn go back to you as a credit on next year’s tuition bill. The other 25% funds the scrip program expenses. Go to www.shopwithscrip.com to sign up for an account. St. Ignatius’ enrollment code is C26FCDC63135. The best payment method is presto pay which enables you to receive your ecards and reloadable gift cards immediately. Download the Raise Right app on your phone to purchase ecards while you are away or even shopping in the store! Due to COVID-19 shipping delays, physical card orders will come home once a week either Thurs or Fri. All orders must be placed by 5 pm the previous Sunday. Any questions, please contact Nadine Bontempo, Coordinator, at

tempobon@comcast.net or 267-566-2411. Happy shopping and saving!

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