St. Ignatius to Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week January 28-February 4

January 22, 2023

St. Ignatius Catholic School will join in the nationwide celebration of Catholic Schools Week from January 28-February 4, 2023. This annual week recognizes and celebrates the importance and impact of Catholic education in the United States. Catholic education, and specifically our school’s Catholic classical educational model and joy-filled environment, is deeply desirable to families, communities, and the Church in bringing truth, beauty, and goodness to the next generation and in leading souls to Christ.

Please join us in celebrating at school Masses, attending the Variety Show on Friday, and keeping us in your prayers this Catholic Schools Week. We are grateful for the ongoing support and partnership of parents, students, staff, parishes, donors, and others in our work and mission here at St. Ignatius!

Sunday, January 29 – Celebrating Our Parishes 

Monday, January 30 – Celebrating Our Community

  • Class Color Day: Show your class spirit.
Teacher Grade Color
Megan Parker 3K Yellow
Abigail Baierl 4K Orange
Michelle Richter 5 Kinder A Blue
Patricia Brown 5 Kinder B Pink
Laura LaPean Gr 1a Yellow
Kathleen Brennan Gr 1b Green
Lauren Ashauer Gr 2 Black
Nicole Gilson Gr 2/3 Red
Rebecca Spietz Gr 3 Orange
Becky Haen Gr 4 Blue
Tonie Mixer Gr 5 Silver
KKillian / BBures Gr 6 Black
Laurie Pichee Gr 7 Purple
Ann VandenWymelenberg Gr 8 Blue
Chesterton students will wear House t-shirts.
  • All School Assembly and Pep Rally: 8:30 a.m.
  • Trivia Competition Kickoff

Tuesday, January 31 – Celebrating Our Students

  • Daily School Mass (as regularly scheduled, grades 3-12, 8 a.m.)
  • Look-Alike Day: Find a friend or two or even three to dress the same as you.
  • Bingo Competition (Kindergarten – Grade 8)

Wednesday, February 1 – Celebrating Our Nation

  • Daily School Mass (as regularly scheduled, grades 3-12, 8 a.m.)
  • Dress to Celebrate Your Hero! Superheroes are welcome, but don’t forget about our local heroes (doctors, parents, teachers, law enforcement) and our spiritual heroes (the entire communion of Saints.)
  • Field Trip to Skate City (Kindergarten – Grade 10)

Thursday, February 2 – Celebrating Vocations

  • All-School Mass (as regularly scheduled, grades 3K-12, 8 a.m.)
  • Dress in your Sunday best.
  • Open House, 6-7:30pm

Friday, February 3 – Celebrating Our Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers

  • Daily School Mass (as regularly scheduled, grades 3-12, 8 a.m.)
  • School Spirit Day: Show your support for St. Ignatius Catholic School and Chesterton Academy by wearing your favorite spirit wear! 
  • All-School Variety Show and Celebration: 9-10:30 a.m.

Saturday, February 4 – Celebrating Our Families

  • Take this day to celebrate with your families. At St. Ignatius, we recognize parents/guardians as the primary educators of their children and are humbled to be able to partner with families throughout the Fox Valley to raise up the next generation of saints. They instill values, wisdom, virtue, and expectations of academic excellence in their children at home. We deeply respect the primacy of the family in bringing goodness, truth, and beauty  in the home, the community, and the world, as well as their the role of families in Catholic education and celebrate their contributions to the success of our school.