At St. Ignatius Catholic School and Chesterton Academy, we recognize and support parents as the primary educators of their children. We are privileged to partner with you, parents and guardians, as primary educators in helping form your children as disciples of Jesus Christ.

This partnership extends in offering parents and families the opportunity to serve in the same environment that your children attend school in here at St. Ignatius. We eagerly welcome parental involvement in our school, your school community. View the variety of activities and volunteer opportunities below,  so you can discern how best to share your gifts, support your school, and meet other other families God has brought together here at St. Ignatius and in our important mission.

Parent and Family Involvement Opportunities

Welcoming Committee

The Welcoming Committee at St. Ignatius helps make new school families’ transition into our school community easy and enjoyable. The committee answers questions, provides resources, hosts events, and creates connections with other St. Ignatius families.

Past activities

Family Back-to-School Picnic, Summer Bay Beach Outing, Spring Fling, Pool Party, Fall Frolic

Meetings

Second Wednesday of every month
6:30-7:30 p.m.
All are welcome!

Contact

Emily Getchius, St. Ignatius Parent and Committee Chair egetchius@stignatiuskaukauna.org

Home and School Association

The St. Ignatius Home and School Association brings parents and guardians of St. Ignatius Catholic School students together to enhance the St. Ignatius experience for students, staff, and families. Strong parental involvement through the Home and School Association can be a great tool to continue to foster growth and excellence at St. Ignatius. The committee welcomes additional members and volunteers for the 2022-23 school year!

Past activities

Trunk ‘n Treat, Spring Fling, monthly student snack days, parent/teacher conference meals, ornament sale

Meetings

Second Friday of every month
After morning dropoff (~7:45 a.m. )
McDonalds, Lawe St., Kaukauna
All are welcome!

CONTACT

Brittany Stolp, St. Ignatius Parent and Association Co-Chair, stolpfamily@live.com
Cassie Overman, St. Ignatius Parent and Association Co-Chair, cass54130@yahoo.com 

Athletic Association

St. Ignatius Catholic School has a robust, active, and supportive Athletic Association. The St. Ignatius Catholic School Athletic Association supports school athletics and student athletes, maintains and enhances athletic facilities, and hosts a variety of community athletics events and opportunities. 

Volunteer needs include, but are not limited to, home game concession stand, scoreboard and scorebook, ticket window, clean up, special event helpers, committee members, and more.

Meetings

TBD

CONTACT

Lee VanderSanden, St. Ignatius Athletic Director,
lvandersanden@stignatiuskaukauna.org

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Parents and family members may became trained catechists to assist with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) at St. Ignatius Catholic School. CGS is a religious formation program for 3K-grade 2 students.  Through the intensive training, trained catechists grow in relationship with God, embrace the CGS formation approach, and become well prepared to meet the spiritual and developmental needs of the children they will serve. 

CONTACT

Karen Hanagan, CGS Coordinator
khanagan@stignatiuskaukauna.org

Special Event Volunteers

St. Ignatius Catholic School and Chesterton Academy host a variety of special events throughout the year. These include, but are noted limited to:

Both are major fundraisers, and parental involvement and volunteering help make them a success.

CONTACT

Margaret Karius, Director of Advancement
mkarius@stignatiuskaukauna.org

 

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering or learning more about other volunteer opportunities?
VIRTUS Training

All St. Ignatius Catholic School volunteers are required to be VIRTUS trained and have a background check before generously offering their time to help at the school in any capacity. As with any school within the Green Bay Diocese, this training pertains to all parents, grandparents, relatives, parishioners, or anyone who would like to volunteer. Click here for online registration instructions.

Virtus Training - Online Registration