Crusader Parent and Guardian Update

October 13, 2021

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“Mary is not only the bridge joining us to God; she is much more. She is the road God travelled in order to reach us, and the road that we must travel in order to reach Him.”

Pope Francis

This Week:

Thursday 10/14

Friday 10/15

  • Student Council Dress Down Day for Saint Isidore's School

Monday 10/18

  • 40 Hours Classroom Visitation 10-2
  • St. Ignatius' Feast Day Celebrated.

Tuesday 10/19

  • 40 Hours Classroom Visitation 10-2
  • 40 Hours Closing 7pm

Wednesday 10/20

Looking Ahead:


October 22- Progress Report Portal Open at 3pm

October 27- Parent Conferences 4pm - 8pm

October 28- No School for Students, Parent Conferences 9am- 12pm.

October 29- Halloween parades, parties and celebrations in the afternoon.


November 1- No School, All Saint's Day

November 2- No School, Pastor's Holiday

November 6 - Parish Blue Ribbon Celebration

November 7- Parish Blue Ribbon Open House after each Mass.

November 8- Blue Ribbon Flag Raising 1pm

November 9- Blue Ribbon Mass 1pm

November 23- Second Grade Saints Celebration 1pm

November 24- No School

November 25- No School- Thanksgiving

November 26- No School

40 Hours

Next week the parish will celebrate 40 hours. The school children will attend adoration each day as part of the parish's 40 Hours. The Closing of 40 Hours is Tuesday evening at 7pm in Church.

Drills: Fire and Lockdown

We have begun to practice emergency drills again. Last week we had a very successful Fire Drill. In the coming weeks we will practice an internal lockdown drill. Please discuss with your children the importance of these drills and that they are nothing to fear.

Beginning of the Year Paperwork

Thank you to all of the families who have sent their completed forms back to school. If you have not sent your forms back, please do so as soon as possible.

COVID Waiver

The updated COVID waiver from the Archdiocese.

Handbook Acknowledgement From

Textbook Loan Form

Halloween 2021

Grades Pre-K - 2

Dress in Black and Orange

Bring in Costumes to wear for Costume Parade

Costume Parade 1pm and visit Rectory for treats!

Classroom Halloween activities planned by the teachers.

Grade 3-8

Dress in Black and Orange or Optional Costume ALL DAY.

No facemasks or face paint

Cheer on the Costume parade at 1pm

Halloween activities in the classroom planned by the teachers.

Homeroom Parents: Homeroom teachers will reach out to you to supply some treats for the afternoon.

Parent Conferences and Progress Reports

Parent Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday evening October 27th from 4pm to 7pm and then on Thursday, October 28th from 8:30am to 12pm. There is no school for students on Thursday, October 28th.

Progress reports for Grade 1 to 8 will be available on Option C on Friday, October 22nd at 3pm.

Look for a link to Sign Up Genius on October 18th to pick a time for your conference.

Rosary Rally

Yesterday afternoon Grades 4-8 honored our Blessed Mother with a Rosary Rally for America!
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Reading Olympics is Back!

Quarter Zip Orders

Mrs. Crozier is taking orders for our new quarter zips through October 18th. The order form is located below.
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St. Ignatius' Feast Day

We will be celebrating the Feast Day of St. Ignatius on Monday, October 18th with special prayers and a treat from Father Brownholtz!

Student Council Dress Down Day is this Friday!

The Student Council 8th grade leadership team is sponsoring an SI Dress Down Day on October 15th. They are asking for a donation of at least $1.00 per student. This Student Council fundraiser will go to help the St. Isidore Parish School in Quakertown, which was severely damaged during the recent tropical storm.

Students may wear ANY St. Ignatius gear, the school colors, or of course, our BLUE RIBBON shirts.

Please see the attached flyer that was created by our Student Council Leaders!

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We had two very successful Home and School Events this weekend!

7th and 8th Grade Dance:

On Friday the 7th and 8th graders had their first dance of the school year! The dance was held outside under a tent with a DJ! The smiles on their faces were priceless! Thank you to our Event Coordinators Carreen McCarthy and Bridget Schmitz for making this event a successful and memorable one for our students! We also would like to thank all the chaperones for their time: Cathy Berard, Eileen Falkenstien, Melissa Schafer, Jeanie Adams, Giulia Monaco, Beth Cahill, and Marie Tierney. And finally thank you to Villa Rosa and the Capuano family for opening up their restaurant to our students to gather after the dance.

1st Annual Beef and Beer:

On Saturday we held our first ever Beef and Beer! It was so great to see 94 of our St Ignatius parents gathered together for the first time since the pandemic started. It was a very fun night, the weather was perfect and it was great meeting all the new parents to SIS and showing them what a great community we have. We would like to thank our Event Coordinators, Bridget Karo and Jackie Kush and their committee for organizing this new event. We would also like to thank Terrance Wiggins for the entertainment provided and of course Father Brownholtz for coming, providing the space for us to have this event and for always supporting the HS events. Oh and for lending us the fire pit!

Trunk or Treat Tickets now available

Friday Oct 22nd 5:30- 8 pm

  • SIS Family Favorite event!

  • Decorated trunks, costumes, trunk or treating, music, dancing and so much more!

  • Parking opens at 5:30 and closes at 6 pm. If you arrive after 6 pm you may park your car and walk in. No cars parked inside the trunk or treat area will be able to leave until 8 pm.

  • Click here for tickets. Tickets are 15.00 per car.


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 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 or 267-566-2411. Happy shopping and saving!

Click Here for instructions on how to get started!

Home and School website

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

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

  • Tickets for Events

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Calendar of Events (You can link to your calendar)

  • Recess Duty Sign up! (now available for the whole year!)

  • And more! We will be adding more content soon!