Crusader Parent and Guardian Update

April 21, 2022

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“This is what Easter is: it is the exodus, the passage of human beings from slavery to sin and evil to the freedom of love and goodness. Because God is life, life alone, and we are his glory: the living man.”
Pope Francis, Easter Sunday message, 31st March 2013

This Week

Friday 4/22

  • Musical 360 Show 7pm in auditorium.

Monday 4/25

Tuesday 4/26

Wednesday 4/27

Thursday 4/28

Looking Ahead

April 29th - Dress Down Day to support the Ukraine

April 30th - First Communion

May 3rd- May Procession 6:30pm

May 20th- 8th Grade Bingo Day Fundraiser

May 27th- No School Memorial Day Weekend

May 30th - No School Memorial Day

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8th Grade Bingo Day is Coming!

Our annual 8th Grade fundraiser, BINGO DAY, is scheduled for May 20th. More details about BINGO DAY as the day gets closer. All money raised will go toward the 8th grade Legacy gift to the school.
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First Communion

Our second graders continue to prepare for their First Holy Communion on Saturday, April 30th. We ask for God's blessing on our First Communicants as they continue to prepare to receive the Body of Christ for the first time.
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First Day of School 2022-2023

The first day of school for the 2022-2023 academic school year is tentatively scheduled for September 6th and is subject to change. We are currently working on the school calendar and will have it in next week's update.

May Procession- Save the Date

The combined school and parish May Procession is scheduled for May 3rd at 6:30pm. All are welcome! More details in next week's update.
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Musical Theater 360

Musical Theatre 360 presents….

“A Spring Broadway Showcase”

This fun-filled evening of Broadway will feature our students from St. Ignatius performing Broadway and Disney classics. The showcase will highlight our two age groups: The Broadway Babies, grades Kindergarten - 3rd, and The Show Stoppers grades 4th - 8th.

Come and support our St. Ignatius performers!

Our evening will also feature an intermission with refreshments, kisses for the cast, and a 50/50 to support our program.

When: Friday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM

Where: The Church Auditorium

General Admission is $3.00. Tickets will be sold at the door!

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Reading Olympics is HERE!

Reading Olympics

The students in grades 5 to 8 that are part of the Reading Olympics Team are preparing for their competition on Tues., April 26th. This year the event is being held virtually utilizing the platform Kahoot. The teams will answer three rounds of questions about the books that they read. Each team member has read approximately 5 or more books to prepare for the competition, some multiple times. Teams will be awarded ribbons based on the number of points they get in each round of competition. Good Luck to the Reading Olympics Teams!

We thank Mrs. Hastings, Mrs. Gray, and Mrs. McBride for organizing and mentoring Reading Olympics this year.

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Student Council Dress Down Day to support the Ukraine

The Student Council will be sponsoring a Dress Down Day to support the refugees of the Ukraine War. All the money raised will be sent directly to organizations that give 100% of the funds to the cause.

Summer Programs

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Divine Mercy Sunday

This Sunday, April 24th is Divine Mercy Sunday. Please join us from 3-4 in the Church, for Eucharistic procession, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, and Reflections offered by Deacon Cibenko. This year the Divine Mercy hour is dedicated to ending the war in Ukraine. All are welcome.

Message from Annmarie Flanagan, DRE

We are planning to start up Vacation Bible School this summer during the week of June 27 to July 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. (Covid took this away from us for a couple of years.) This “camp” is a fun time for young children who will be entering grades K to 5 in September. They will learn a Bible story, sing some new songs, have arts and crafts, games in the gym, and a snack each day. Each child also gets a special T-shirt. The fee is $50 per child. I desperately need some adult volunteers to help out. If any parent can help us, please let me know ASAP. I cannot send out registrations until I know I have the help needed. Please consider volunteering. You will love it!

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From the Home and School President- update from 4/14

Father Daughter Dance


Purchase Tickets HERE

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

HELP IS NEEDED:) As always these home and school events can not happen without our parent volunteers. Please consider helping out in any way you can. Please see the sign up genius below for more information. If you have a high school student in need of last minute volunteer hours, here is an easy way to get them!

Sign up Genius: Volunteers

HS Board Nomination Vote:

Please select on the link below to approve the nominations of the 2022/23 Home and School Co-presidents and Treasurer.

There is also a space provided for you to advise any feedback that you would like us to consider as we shape our planning for 2022-23.

This form does not collect emails or solicit names.

Approval of Nominations Form

Passion Play:

What a wonderful, spiritual, faith filled night! The 7th and 8th graders put on such a fantastic performance of the Passion of our Lord to a PACKED HOUSE! It was such a joy to see this performance back after a 2 year hiatus due to the pandemic.

A huge thank you to our Directors Barbara Shinkle and Mary Alice LaMorte and to all the parent volunteers who helped to bring this production back to life.

But the biggest thanks is to all the 7th and 8th graders who provided us this very special reenactment of the Passion. Thank you!!! And thank you to all that came!


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.