Volume 3 | Issue 18
Weekly View
2/4 No Students-All teachers will attend Professional Development@ St. Michael’s in South Los Angeles

2/5 - 100th Day; Star Testing 3 Begins; Dismissal 1:45pm;
Faculty Meeting 2:15

*Today’s 8th Grade trip to the Cathedral/Olvera Street has been moved to next Tuesday due to rain.

2/6 - Mass 8:15 (Formal Uniform Required);  Dismissal 3pm

2/7 -  Joost’s First Birthday (Fr. Edwin's dog); Dismissal 3pm

2/8 -   Dismissal 12:30pm (after school care as usual)

2/9  - VALENTINE GALA EVENT 6PM



Please click below for a school calendar, but remember that it is subject to change. The most updated information, dismissal times, and sports schedules can be found on the school website at stignatiusla.org. Click the website link below to take you there!


Sharing Our Faith - Luke 5:1-11
Gospel Humor :-)
In the Gospel for the coming Sunday, Jesus tells the fishermen to cast their nets into the sea and they are all amazed at the miraculous amount of fish they catch. At that moment, those simple fishermen could not have understood the impact that Jesus' life would have on the world, however, they did understand what it meant to catch a lot of fish. This miracle gave the disciples a glimpse as to the vast amount of people that would come to believe in Jesus through their words and actions in the years following Jesus' death, resurrection and ascension, when they were starting the Church.
May our Christ-like words and actions with our families, friends, and others, continue to 'catch' the attention of people who will be drawn to our faith.
(And may we all smile this Sunday when we hear the Gospel and think of the castanets.)
VALENTINE GALA - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019

We look forward to seeing you at the fabulous Valentine Gala event this Saturday. Our parent board has been working for several months to make this an event to remember and you can be sure it will be a fun night of food, drinks, dancing, laughter, and friendship. All families have agreed to purchase 4 tickets to this event per the signed contract, so bring friends and family and be ready for a great evening on the St. Ignatius RED CARPET!

Don't forget to send in your donation to the Silent Auction baskets this week! Themes are below.
Financial Responsibilities

A friendly reminder to all families who are making tuition payments on the 5th of the month that payment is now due.
Thank you to all families who have been able to catch up on their tuition payments! We rely on your payments to run the school!
If you have not made your January payment, please do so as soon as possible or call the office to make an appointment to discuss finances.
For us, Catholic education is a ministry. We are here for you and your children, doing our very best to provide a quality education for every child.
We are so grateful that you value your child's Catholic education and make your payments so that our teachers and staff can receive their salaries. Thank you!
RE-REGISTRATION
Re-registration forms for next year will go out next week. A special pre re-registration raffle is being held for families who pay a minimum of $50 towards their re-registration fees. These families will receive a raffle ticket and the winner will have the rest of one (1) registration fee paid for one (1) child. The winning ticket will be pulled at the Valentine Gala event this Friday. Be sure to stop by the office to get your raffle ticket. You may also make a payment over the phone and your ticket will be sent home. Winner will be contacted if not present on Saturday.


VIRTUS TRAINING

Parents who plan to volunteer at school during the coming school year must be Virtus trained. Virtus is the child safety training program that all adults who work and volunteer around children at church or school must complete. It focuses on appropriate interactions with children. There is no cost to you. Virtus certification must be updated every four years through a 1 1/2 hour re-certification class. You must complete Virtus 1 before doing a re-certification. The safety of our children is extremely important to all. Please be sure to attend a training if you plan on volunteering/helping out at school.

To find locations for Virtus training please click on the link below and scroll to (Archdiocese of) Los Angeles location. St. Ignatius falls under the San Fernando Region, but you may attend a Virtus class in any of the five Regions in LA County.


Please be sure to obtain a certificate and bring it to the school office so we can make a copy for our files. All Staff, Parent Board, Room Parents, and Volunteers must be Virtus trained for the safety of our students.
Did You Know? ... Uniform Policy

  • The girls’ casual uniform (optional) includes a jumper (TK-2)/skirt (3-8) or navy walking short or navy slacks and white or navy polo. The girls’ formal uniform includes the jumper/skirt with button down overblouse and cross tie. Girls must wear formal uniform on Mass days (Wednesdays) and as requested for special events. Girls may wear navy cardigan, zip knit sweater, zip up hoodie, or pullover hoodie as long as it is an official school item. On cold days girls may wear black or white thermal shirts under their uniforms. On extremely cold and rainy days, girls may wear an extra coat over the uniform, but they must take it off inside the classroom. Girls’ uniforms must be no more than two inches above the knee. Additionally, girls are encouraged to wear navy blue bike shorts under their jumpers and white undershirts under their blouses. These bike shorts and undershirts must not be visible. Formal uniform CAN be worn daily. Casual uniform polos are optional and not required.
  • The boys’ casual uniform includes navy walking short or navy slacks and a white, powder blue, or navy blue shirts. The boys formal uniform includes the slacks with a button down white oxford shirt (long or short sleeved) and a blue tie. Boys must wear formal uniform on Mass days (Wednesdays) and as requested for special events. Boys may wear navy cardigan, zip up hoodie, or pullover hoodie as long as it is an official school item. On cold days, boys may wear black or white thermal shirts under their uniforms. On extremely cold and rainy days, boys may wear an extra coat over the uniform, but they must take it off inside the classroom.
  • PE: All students must wear PE shirts and shorts with school logo. School sweatpants are optional and can only be worn on a student’s PE day.
  • Shoes: All students must wear athletic shoes with good support everyday. Girls: all black with black laces - leather, suede athletic style shoes may be worn. Manufacturer’s logo and accents may be white. Boys: all black with black laces - leather, suede athletic style shoes may be worn. Manufacturer’s logo and accents may be white. Style: Athletic type leather, suede or canvas shoe with laces or Velcro closures may be worn. Boots, sandals, slip-on style, patent leather, platform soles, lighted soles, shoes with zippers or wheels, or backless mule style shoes are NOT permitted. TK/K has a separate shoe policy. Rain boots are acceptable on very rainy days.
  • Socks: Girls: Students must wear white, navy, or black socks (crew, knee high) with no adornments. All socks must visible above the shoe. White, navy, or black tights are acceptable for girls. LEGGINGS ARE NOT PERMITTED at any time. Boys: Students must wear white, navy, or black socks and they must be visible above the shoe.
  • Hair: Girls: Hair must be neat and clean and cut in an appropriate style. Hair may not interfere with vision by covering the eyes. No exaggerated or outrageous styles are permitted. Tinted, highlighted, streaked, frosted, bleached, shaved or dyed hair is not allowed. Boys: Hair must be neat, clean and cut in an appropriate style that is above the ears and eyebrows and is one inch above the collar. No exaggerated or outrageous styles are permitted. Hair must be trimmed to a conservative length, but no shorter than a #2 buzz cut, and no excessively long hair on top. Tinted, highlighted, streaked, frosted, bleached, shaved, or dyed hair is not allowed. Boys must be clean-shaven at all times. Cultural traditions are taken into consideration.
  • Make-up/Nails: Make-up or its residue, false nails, or colored nail polish is not permitted. Students may wear clear Chap Stick if needed in cold weather, and clear or natural looking nail polish may be worn by girls. No body art (tattoos) whether permanent or temporary is allowed.
  • Jewelry: Girls: One small stud earring per ear is allowed. For safety reasons, no loop earrings may be worn. THREE TOTAL bracelets and ONE necklace may be worn. (3 bracelets MAX total – not on each hand)
  • Boys: Earrings may not be worn to school. Over sized, inappropriate, or excessive amounts of neck chains or bracelets are not allowed. (1 necklace and 2 bracelets MAX total – not on each hand) Accessories: Only moderate hair accessories are acceptable- the appropriateness of any accessories will be left to the discretion of the administration. Hair accessories must be aligned with uniform colors (White, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Black). Head coverings such as hats or scarves are not allowed. No hats may be worn during school hours unless it is for a specific reason, such as a fundraiser, etc.
* The Administration reserves the right to address dress code violations in any manner deemed appropriate, up to and including the parent coming to school with the appropriate article of attire or the student being sent home.

-from the Parent/Student Handbook found at stignatiusla.org


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