Vol. 7
No. 29
SIS Weekly Update
3rd Grade & PreK-3 Reading Together
Links to Stay Informed:
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St. Ignatius Parish Calendar
Disciple of the Month
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St. Ignatius School on Instagram
Saint of the Day
USCCB Daily Mass Readings
Upcoming Events:
Thursday, February 15
  7th Grade HSPT Math Review
Friday, February 16
  No School
  Passion Play Practice
Saturday, February 17
  Pinewood Derby Auditorium
Sunday, February 18
  OptionC Bills Issued
  Week 2
Monday, February 19
  No School: Presidents' Day
Tuesday, February 20
  Passion Play Practice
  Minecraft Club
Wednesday, February 21
  Everyday Heroes Assembly (K-5)
  Girl Scouts (Juniors) Antioch Center
  7th Grade HSPT Math Review
  Lego Club Session 2
  Student Council Meeting
From Mrs. DiTommaso (siprincipal@sischool.org):
C:\Users\St. Ignatius\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\9AL1DC4I\ashwednesday[1].jpg Dear Parents,
As Lent begins, ask Our Lord for His special guidance in your daily practice of prayer, fasting, and good works throughout the Lenten Season.

During Lent, our children will attend the 9:00 AM Mass on a weekly basis. The schedule of attendance is:
Monday - grades 2 and 6
Tuesday - grades 1A and 1B
Wednesday - grades K, 4 and 5
Thursday - grades 3B and 8
Friday - grades Pre K4, 3B and 7

Thank you for sending in all the birthday goodies for the Birthday Boxes. We received a letter from Catholic Social Services thanking us for our generosity.

C:\Users\St. Ignatius\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\9AL1DC4I\1075px-Handbells_Whitechapel[1].jpg  The Bell Choir played a beautiful rendition of "O Sacred Head Surrounded" today at Mass. Thank you to Angelina Kenny, Jay Moyer and Mikealani Perales along with their teacher, Mrs. Valerio for this inspiring performance.

C:\Users\St. Ignatius\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\9AL1DC4I\Survey-Icon[1].png I hope that you were able to complete the Continuous Progress Survey emailed to you this week. It is important for our growth to have you complete the survey. Thank you for your support in this endeavor.

Catholic Schools Week has come and gone but I want to thank parents, students, faculty and staff who helped to make this time of promoting our schools a great week.

Happy Valentine Day! Enjoy the long weekend.
God Bless,
Mrs. DiTommaso
Spring into Auction:
Join your fellow parishioners for a live and silent auction night to benefit St. Ignatius Parish. Tickets are available now! Reserve your spot for a fun filled night of food, drinks, and bidding! Individual tickets are $75 per person, tables of 10 can also be reserved for $750. 

Click here for the ticket order form. 

One Million Warm, Dry and Happy Toes Challenge for the Homeless:

Please join us as we participate in the 2nd Annual Sock Collection for the Homeless!  This year's drive will run from Monday, January 22nd through Friday, February 16th!  The goal for this year is to raise 1,000 pairs of socks from each school that participates.  

SCRIP Program News:

Want to save money on tuition next year?  Want to raise money for the school?

Order days are Monday and Thursday.  
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Happy shopping & saving!
Nadine Bontempo
Scrip Coordinator
267-566-2411 (cell)

Financial Assistance for 2018-2019:

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia/BLOCS & St. Ignatius of Antioch School for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.  Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by April 15, 2018.  

Applicants can apply online by clicking the FACTS link here: online.factsmgt.com/aid . A flyer with instructions can also be found here.

Once you complete an online application, you will need to send the following information to FACTS to complete the application process:
  • Copies of your 2017 Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
  • Pay a $30.00 application fee.

We recommend you upload all supporting documentation in PDF format online.
Dates for submission of FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment application:
  • November 1, 2017 - Application opens for school year 2018-2019
  • December 31, 2017 - Application due date
  • March 15, 2018 - Soft date for applying
  • August 15, 2018 - Application process closes for 2018 - 2019
  • October 1, 2018 - Application process opens for 2019-2020

You can also fax documentation to 866-315-9264 or mail it to the address below.   Please be sure to include the applicant ID on all faxed or mailed correspondence.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
P.O. Box 82524
Lincoln, NE  68501-2524
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           We have been using Amazon Smile for all of our Amazon purchases that we have made at school.
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