August 2018
School News and Announcements
See You Soon at the Back to School Bash!
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Asbestos Updates
In compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) an inspection for asbestos containing building materials was performed at each of our schools within the Diocese of Allentown. A copy of the inspection reports are on file in each school's administrative office for your review any time during normal school hours. In the event you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Birmingham or the Diocesan Asbestos Coordinator.
We would like to share some news with you for the upcoming school year. We have added three wonderful teachers to our staff, Mrs. Kimberly Murgitroyde, Mrs. Stacey Berger and Mr. Barry Llewellyn.
Mrs. Murgitroyde will be joining us as a kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Murgitroyde is a graduate of St. Ignatius Loyola, Holy Name High School, and received her Bachelors Degree from Moravian College. She also has a Masters Degree from Gratz College. Mrs. Murgitroyde most recently taught in the Daniel Boone School District. She will be replacing Mrs. Baumert who retired this past school year.
Mrs. Berger will be joining us a a fourth grade teacher. Mrs. Berger is a graduate of Wilson High School and Millersville University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She also holds a Masters Degree from the University of Scranton. Mrs. Berger most recently taught at St. Leo's in Lancaster. She will be replacing Mrs. Burke who took a position at another school.
Mr. Llewellyn will be joining our middle school team and will be a sixth grade homeroom teacher. Mr. Llewellyn is a graduate of Sacred Heart, Holy Name High School, and received his Bachelors Degree from Elizabethtown College. He obtained his teaching certification through Alvernia University. Mr. Llewellyn most recently taught at the Twin Valley Elementary Center. Mr. Llewellyn will be replacing Mr. Towle who retired at the end of this school year.
We want to take this opportunity to welcome Mrs. Murgitroyde, Mrs. Berger and Mr. Llewellyn to the St. Ignatius Loyola Regional School family!
Immunization requirements & paperwork needed prior to school beginning August 28th
Effective August 17, 2017, new immunization requirements were mandated by the Pa Dept of Health.   This means your child must have these immunizations completed before August 27, 2018 in order to start the first day of school. If the immunizations are not updated prior to this date, your child will be excluded from school.  For Seventh Grade Tdap and Meningitis vaccines are required. 

You can drop the updated immunization form at the school office or you or your physician can fax the updated to the school at 610-670-5795.
Please call the school at 610-678-0111 if you have any questions.
CYO Fall Sports

Sign ups for fall sports - golf, cross country and volleyball, can be accessed here.

·        Cross Country - K-8th Grade Boys/Girls
·        Golf – 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Boys/Girls
·        Volleyball - 7th & 8th Grade Girls

Go Vikings!
Share the opportunity of a Catholic education with a prospective family!
Do you know a family who is looking for a school for their children that offers excellent academics, small class sizes and a history of tradition and Christian morals and values? If so, please invite them to TOUR OUR SCHOOL!

To tour our school, please click HERE.

HERE are details on the Bishop Transfer Tuition Grants.
2018-2019 School Supply List
HERE are the details for required school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year.
Protecting God's Children Workshop
  • Saturday, 8/25, 9am - noon: Holy Guardian Angels School in Reading. To register, contact Andrew Angstadt at 610-929-1416 or email

  • Saturday, 9/8, 9am - noon: St. John Baptist de la Salle in the Fr. Lyon's Room. To register, call the parish office at 610-777-1697.

  • Saturday, 9/15, 9am - noon: Holy Guardian Angels School in Reading. To register, contact Andrew Angstadt at 610-929-1416 or email

  • Sunday, 9/16, noon - 3pm: Immaculate Conception Academy in Douglassville in the Social Hall. To register, call Dawn O'Donnell at 610-582-3880.

For a full calendar of Protecting God's Children's Workshops, click here.
Bailey Thumm’ Class of ‘18

From the Reading Eagle

Bailey Thumm, who is in remission, organized a 5K and 1-mile walk for Epilepsy


For eight years, Bailey Thumm stayed silent about her illness.
It started when she was 10 years old. Bailey was driving with her father, Bernville Police Chief Brian Thumm, and mother, Janet, when the first epileptic attack occurred.

"Bailey got very quiet and started staring," her mother said. "We took her to the pediatrician, and she was diagnosed with epilepsy."

"I kept it a secret for eight years," Bailey said Saturday as she hosted the Bernville Unstoppables 5K and 1-mile walk to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania.

"I would fall down the stairs and fall when I was running during cross-country practice. "It can be scary," she said. "But I am in remission now. I became an advocate for Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania in November of last year. I know that epilepsy can physically and emotionally damage a person."

Bailey, 18, graduated from Berks Catholic High School and is going to Lebanon Valley College to study business.

To read the full article, please click here .
St. Ignatius Loyola's 2018 Summer STEM Camp
for incoming 4th, 5th and 6th graders
Designing and printing on the 3D printer
Our campers creating custom games for our Back To School Bash and more 3D printing
St. Ignatius Loyola Regional School
2700 St. Albans Drive
West Lawn, PA 19609
Tel: 610-678-0111  Fax: 610-670-5759 
Stephanie Conlon, Advancement Director