09/29/21 What's Up Wednesday!

Fostering Great Thinkers, Leaders,
and Disciples of Jesus Christ.

A Joy-Filled, Authentically Catholic Classical School Serving the Fox Valley.


Hello Families of St Ignatius Catholic School and Chesterton Academy,
Please take a moment to stay up to date on all the current information and events happening in our school and community.


Kaukauna High School Homecoming Parade - TONIGHT
The Kaukauna High School homecoming parade will take place today (Wednesday, September 29) and their staging area is on the St. Ignatius School playground. Families who want to participate and walk in the parade are to meet in the parking lot of St Ignatius at 5:00pm. Show your school spirit by wearing school colors! In addition, St Ignatius school will be hosting volleyball games during this time. We ask that parents and spectators park on Sarah St. or Doty St.


MASS REMINDER -  8:00am All School Mass TOMORROW, Thursday September 30.
Our 3rd grade will be leading the Liturgy and families are invited to join in celebrating the Mass. A reminder that shorts are not to be worn at Mass but students may change immediately after church. *Preschool will not be attending liturgies until sometime in October.


Come and join the fun on Sunday, October 10. We are looking for students (and a few adults) to help with the children's games at Oktoberfest. This is a great opportunity to earn FAMILY OR STUDENT SERVICE HOURS!  (3 hour time slots are available: 10:30am-1:30pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm)

SignUp Link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hcoktoberfest2021kidsgames


THAT CHILI THING - Sell Sell Sell!
It's that time of year again! A total of 10 "That Chili Thing" Cash Raffle tickets are being sent home to every family & staff member. Please watch for them in the next few days. Thank you in advance for taking your time to sell these tickets. Proceeds help keep our tuition costs affordable, this is also a great way for us  to spread the word about our joyfully classical Catholic school to your community members, family, and friends.  

Let's sell all 2,000 tickets this year! Feel free to contact us if you need more tickets to sell. Please contact Emily at [email protected] with questions or for more information.


NATURE WONDER GROUP for Preschool - K4 families
Come and join us as we explore the beauty of God's creation with our children.  Every first and third Wednesday of the month, we will meet after 11:00 pick up at a different park or nature area.  Next Wednesday, October 6th, we will be visiting Star Apple Orchard in Kaukauna.  The address is:  253 County Rd. CE Kaukauna.  If you'd like to be added to the email list or have any questions, contact Cindi Auth at [email protected] or 920-858-5888.  This is open to anyone.


PICTURE RETAKES - Wednesday, October 13
PLEASE EMAIL THE OFFICE if you would like to have your child's picture retaken OR if your child was absent on picture day and would like pictures taken.


Students who bring cold lunch to school must also bring their own condiments and utensils (ketchup, napkin, forks, spoons, etc.)


With the increase in our enrollment in the Before/After Care program, we can only allow regularly scheduled students to attend at this time. Students who are registered on an "as needed basis" will need to have their request pre-approved by the Director of Before/After Care, Karen Hanagan. If you have any questions please contact Karen at [email protected]



CHESS BOARDS - Do you have a chess board in your closet that you haven't used in forever? If so, the Middle School Chess Club would LOVE to have it!  The newly formed Chess Club has a membership of over 20 students.  They meet once a week during lunchtime and are in great need of Chess more boards.  If you are willing to donate a board, please send it with your child to school or drop it off in the office anytime.  Thank you!

WATER BOTTLES - Student requests for water bottles have been steadily increasing and our office supply is running low. To cut down on plastic water bottle usage, please be sure your child has a clean, reusable water bottle at school. Students who request water bottles are instructed to fill them at the water bottle filling station if needed.

The office will gladly accept cases of donated water.


St. Ignatius Catholic School will be participating in a diocesan-wide rosary event on Wednesday, October 13. Over 9,500 students in the Green Bay Diocese will stop and pray the rosary at 9:00am on this day, the miracle of the Dancing Sun in Fatima. Please see the attachment sent home via email for more information.


THE CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA (5th grade through high school)
The Catholic Daughters of America is a group of Catholic Women that work to get closer to Jesus in prayer as well as activities to make the world around us a better place. We are meeting in Friendship Hall on October 3rd after the 10am mass at Holy Cross. This is a chance for mothers and daughters to work together and help people less fortunate. Please come join us and see if we might be right for you!  Any questions please contact:  Joyce Luckow 920-850-3409


Now that the thermometer is dipping, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for outside recess. Please be sure to LABEL all outdoor apparel. Our Lost and Found Lockers have already collected a few jackets.


September 30 ~ 8:00am All School Liturgy
October 4 ~ 6:30pm Home and School meeting.  Enter door #7 on Sarah Street and proceed to the library.  All are welcome!
October 7 ~ All School Liturgy 
October 8 ~ No School (staff in-service)
October 10 ~ 10:30am -4:30pm Holy Cross Parish Oktoberfest
October 13 ~ Picture Retake Day
October 13  ~ 9:00am School Rosary Event
October 14 ~ Grandparent/Special Persons Day - more information to come
October 22 ~ 5:00pm to 7:00pm Trunk n' Treat for Preschool - Grade 5 - more information to come
October 22 ~ 7:00pm to 10:00pm Middle School Social - more information to come


Thank you and have a great afternoon!