Crusader Parent and Guardian Update

March 24, 2022

"A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just."

Pope Francis


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We did IT again!

Recently St. Ignatius of Antioch School was recognized with the Pennsylvania Keystone Award of Excellence at a ceremony in Hershey. This award is the third recognition this year for St. Ignatius. We are St. Ignatius proud!

This Week:

Friday 3/25
  • No School for Students

Monday 3/28

Tuesday 3/29

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Scholastic Book Fair Family Night! 6pm in the STEM Lab

Wednesday 3/30

  • Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday 3/31

Looking Ahead

4/1 School Mass 9am, Stations of the Cross 2pm

4/13 Easter Break begins at the end of the school day

4/20 School resumes after Easter Break

DLFF Scholarships

The deadline to apply for one of our DLFF scholarships is quickly approaching. If you are interested in applying the information is attached below.

Graffiti Concerns

In recent months, there have been incidents of graffiti and damage to both the Boys' and Girls' rooms on the second floor of the Red Building. It is happening during the school day as the bathrooms are checked in the morning and at the end of the day. This is not happening during any Prep Sessions. New graffiti is now appearing daily during school hours. Please take the time to speak to your child about respecting school property.
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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

Our Lenten Journey continues. This week we celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation with the school community. We continue to live our faith with acts of service and sacrifice.


Lenten "Souper" Soup Collection- The Lenten canned soup collection continues through Holy Week. Thank you for all your support.

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Picture Day is April 20th!

Spring Pictures are scheduled for April 20th. The 8th graders will get their pictures taken with their graduation gowns. This is the day we return from Easter Break so put a reminder on your calendars now! Students may wear their "Sunday best" for the pictures.
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Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to

St. Ignatius School! March 29th – March 31st


Family Night: Tuesday, March 29th 6-8 PM Every family that attends will have an opportunity to win a Yardley Ice House gift certificate. Come and enjoy a soft pretzel and shop at the Book Fair!


Students will be attending the book fair with their homerooms during the school day.


You may shop online from 3/28 to 4/10 by using this link:


https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=stignatiusofantiochschool1

Summer Uniforms

Summer Uniforms may be worn beginning April 1st.
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Altar Serving

Father Brownholtz and our seminarian Jacob Sanz will hold an altar server training session on Thursday , April 21st from 4pm-5pm for any child interested in becoming an altar server as well as anyone who would like a refresher course. The training will take place in the church and will include a tour of the church and sacristy, a lesson on all the items used in Mass, and step by step instructions on how to serve a Mass. Please send in the attached application with your child when they attend the training. RSVP for the training to Maria LaMantia at mlamantia@stignatius.church .

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.

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From the Home and School President

Passion Play:

April 8th at 7 pm

Purchase tickets HERE


DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISEMENTS IS THIS FRIDAY!

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.



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:)

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