Wednesday News

November 3, 2021

All Saints Day Program

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Digital Danger - Tomorrow, November 4

During the school day of Thursday, November 4, the Digital Danger organization will present once to fourth- and fifth-grade students and again to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students. They will return that evening to present to parents and other adults in the Immaculate Conception community from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Marian Hall.


Student presentations will focus on:


  • Cyberbullying
  • Appropriate use of technology (photos, posts, etc.)
  • The indelible nature of your digital footprint and how to draw the line on acceptable behavior
  • Metadata
  • Various Ohio Department of Education state standards in technology


The evening presentation for adults will focus on:


  • The impact the digital world has on our children
  • What technology can do and how it can leave a user vulnerable
  • How to be an advocate and support network for your child
  • How to monitor online behavior and coach children on responsible use of technology
  • Learn when to get involved with online problems and when to seek outside help
  • How the law applies to the digital world


Parents, please mark your calendars for 7:00 p.m., November 4, and plan to attend this very important presentation. No matter the age of your child, this information is for YOU. It’s never too early to learn proactive ways to protect our children.

It's Buckeye Making Week!

If you are interested in helping to make buckeyes, please sign up via the Signup Genius link below. We will be in the Marion Hall kitchen TONIGHT November 3 and Friday,November 5.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CADA929A46-buckeye


If you would still like to donate ingredients, there is a bin in the lobby of school:


  • semi-sweet chocolate chips


If you have any questions, please reach out to Tiffany Foley (foleybuckeye@gmail.com)

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-ups

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 11. Sign-ups for conferences will begin tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. If you have a child in grades kindergarten through sixth grade, you will receive an email at approximately 9:00 a.m. tomorrow with the links to sign up. If your child is in seventh or eighth grade, you will need to call the school office at 614-267-6579 after 9:00 a.m. to set up a conference.


Conferences on Thursday, November 11 are designed for a quick snapshot of your child's progress. If you require more individualized time, please request a meeting outside of the conference night or contact an individual teacher as needed. We will certainly work with you in a manner that is most convenient.


Our team of junior high teachers learned it is most beneficial to work as a team during parent-teacher conferences. They all benefit from hearing your insights regarding your child, and what we have to share is typically similar from teacher to teacher. Having said that, we will continue with our 10-minute slot, parent-teacher conference schedule with the team of junior high teachers. The junior high team is requesting conferences with some parents. If your family is not one of those contacted, please don't feel the need to schedule conferences unless it is necessary. They have far more students than they do available time slots. Of course, if you'd like to talk, we will certainly make the time to do so.


Thank you for your understanding as we work with this complicated scheduling scenario.

Art Around the World

This year’s theme in Art class is Art From Around The World. We have completed our travels to Africa and are currently vacationing on the continent of Asia. The next stop on our itinerary is Europe. The presentation link below is a snapshot of each grade band. Please take a moment to view the artwork students are creating. The students also have a passport for collecting information and accumulating stamps. Their first quarter grade is based on the projects in the presentation.

Click on the flyer above to register.

COVID-19 Update


Please click on the button below to view a letter regarding updated quarantine guidance from the Ohio Department of Health

Save the Date: Parish Christmas Program

Students in preschool, first grade, and fourth grade are working hard to prepare for the annual Parish Christmas Program. This will be held on Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the church. More information will be forthcoming.

Columbus City Schools Bussing

Columbus City Schools will be closed Monday, November 22 and Tuesday, November 23 due to a lack of bus drivers. Immaculate Conception School will remain open during these days. Families who rely on Columbus City Schools's bussing will need to arrange for alternate transportation for these two days.

Christmas Boutique

Preparations for the Immaculate Conception Home and School Association's Christmas Boutique are underway! This year the boutique will be from Friday, December 3 to Sunday, December 5 in Marian Hall.


Students will have the opportunity to shop on December 3 for gifts. The cost of these gifts will range from $0.25 to $15.00. There will also be photos with Santa for $1.00, handmade buckeyes, and decorated Christmas trees. The trees vary in size and range from $7.00-$13.00. Suggested shopping list and information will be sent home the week of November 29. Keep an eye on your child's backpack for this information.


The boutique will be open to the public after school on Friday until 4:00 p.m. It will also be open after all weekend masses.


The boutique would not be possible without the help of many, many people. Boutique set-up and decorating starts on Thursday morning, December 2. There are several slots options. Please sign up for a volunteer shift at:


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C49A8AE2CA5FD0-2021


In accordance with diocesan policy, all volunteers must have taken a Protecting God’s Children class in order to volunteer.


Donations Needed: As of now, the boutique is in need of large plastic storage bins with lids or cardboard storage boxes with lids. If you would like to donate any items or if you have questions, please contact Ashley Watson, apwatson2@gmail.com

Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming to the Immaculate Conception School Library

November 8 – November 12. Students will have an opportunity to shop in person during their library specials time that week. The Book Fair will also be open during parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, November 11th. The in-person fair will be CASHLESS, so get ready now by setting up an eWallet gift card for your student at Scholastic! Credit cards will also be accepted.


Online shopping begins November 8 and continues through November 21. By shopping our online fair, you have an expanded selection, and items are shipped directly to your home.


Get started at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/immaculateconceptionschool46 .

Winter Sports Registration is Open

Basketball registration is open for fourth- through eighth-grade students. The registration fee is $100 per athlete. Practices will start in early November. Pee Wee Pep Squad is open for first- through third-grade students. The cost is $60 per athlete with practices also starting in November.


Please register online at http://immaculateconceptionaa.sportssignup.com/site/. Register now through October 29 to avoid the $25 late fee.

ICAA Update

We would like to congratulate both the varsity football team and the fourth-/fifth-grade volleyball team. The football team won their championship game, and the volleyball team was the runner-up in their championship game.

Bishop Watterson High School Theatre


Support the following alumni from Immaculate Conception School as they perform/crew in the fall Bishop Watterson High School play, Pride & Prejudice. Both live and livestream tickets available for performances on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m, and Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m.


The Immaculate Conception alumni who are participating are: Kathryn Bacon, Helena Musielewicz, Jenna Slyman, and Jack Summanen (juniors); Rosie Pramik and Emily Summanen (freshmen)


You can purchase tickets online at this link: http://www.bwhsprideprejudice.com

Fall Family Clean-Up Day

On Saturday, November 6, the fun begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. All parishioners are invited to help make Immaculate Conception beautiful! This is a great family event that gives everyone the opportunity to meet new parishioners and work side-by-side with friends. Fall Family Clean-Up day also provides a fantastic opportunity for our children to volunteer (get volunteer hours!) and show their faith through works. The fun activities include leaf pick-up, weeding, pruning, cleaning beds, and general yard maintenance.

Please bring appropriate tools for this type of work such as gloves, rakes, shovels, garden tools, etc. Bottled water and snacks will be served following the event! Many hands make light work. For additional information, please contact John Bruzzese at 614-284-9226. Meet at the grotto to get your work assignment.

Information Station

  • Thursday, November 4 - Digital Danger Presentation, 7:00 p.m. in Marian Hall
  • Friday, November 5 - Report Cards emailed home
  • Saturday, November 6 - Family Clean-Up Day
  • Sunday, November 7 - Start of National Vocations Week
  • Sunday, November 7 - Daylight Savings Time ends
  • Monday, November 8 - Book Fair Begins
  • Thursday, November 11 - 1:30 dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, November 12 - 1:30 dismissal, AR Dress Down Day

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