The mission of Immaculate Conception School is to provide experiences to inspire, challenge, and nurture the mind, body, and spirit of our student within the framework of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the tradition of the Catholic Church.
"Lord God, our hope is in you, for you can do all things, provide all things and overcome all things!”
June 4, 2010 v.35 # 51
Dear Parent, Student, Teacher, Friend, and Benefactor,
Come and congratulate and say welcome to newly ordained Fr. Eric Wagner, C.R., who will celebrate his first Mass here at our parish this Sunday, June 6, at 9 a.m., followed by a reception in our parish center. This is a good time to say thanks for the work of the Congregation of the Resurrection in our parish too!
4th Quarter Honor Roll We had a great academic year with many students making the honor roll all 4 quarters. Grades are not the “be-all-end-all” of the academic process but they are a barometer. Sometimes having a bad quarter, inspires you to never have another! The challenge is always to yourself to do your best and “own” your education. Thanks for all the hard work this year! Every year we have students make it for the first time. I can’t wait to see that!
1st Honors: Jessica Altadonna, Audrey Alvarez, Alicia Archambault, Katie Barton, Roni Becherer, Brian Belaska, Madelon Belaska, Alex Bell, Allyson Bernahard, Blake Braun, Olivia Brower, Haley Buchana, Jackie Buchheit, Vincent Burke, Emma Burns, Olivia Clements, John Cygnarowicz, Sophia Cygnarowicz, Hope Drennan, Sam Drennan, Lucas Epplin, Zac Epplin, Ian Ericson, Samantha Estes, Kelly Fletcher, Drew Freyman, Hayden Frierdich, Cara Gallagher, Nick Gillan, Kelly Grant, Austin Gregson, Samanthan Groppe, AJ Hannon, Nicholas Haubrich, Jordan Hausmann, Jacob Heet, Jamie Heet, Zach Hennes, Thomas Herrmann, Joseph Hippisley, Ryan Hoffman, Jay Hollman, Julianna Hollman, Drew Huebner, Clayton Huether, Megan Huether, Adam Kearns, Logan Kesler, Michael Kreutzer, Lizzie Kuerz, Rachel Kuerz, Paige Lane, Jon Lantsberger, Sarah Lantsberger, Emily Larson, Karli Larson, Michael Lesko, Jason Merz, Abbie Meyer, Mitchel Meyer, Audrey Mohr, Chase Moore, Ben Mueth, Claire Mueth, Karl Mulnik, Austin Murphy, Owen Murphy, Alejandro Perez, Hannah Plunkett, Katie Pratl, Abigail Reichert, Josh Ritter, Madeline Ritter, Cameron Roth, Jacob Rueter, Jared Rueter, Ethan Schmersahl, Amanda Schmidt, Lauren Schmidt, Ben Schulte, Monica Shuler, Samantha Shuler, Tim Sippel, Natalie Smith, Samantha Smith, Libby Spurgeon, Courtney Steibel, Brady Stockard, Ethan Stumpf, Nicole Swindle, Allison Terveer, Erin Thoelke, Samantha Trottier, Catherine Ulivi, Brooke Vogt, Samantha Vogt, Alex Webb, Caleb Weiler, Millie Wolz, Mark Young, Emma Zika
2nd Honors: Michael Abegg, Morgan Abegg, Henry Babcock, Maria Barton, Rachel Bell, Alex Broske, Mike Coleman, Daniel Csik, Jon Daniel, Jon Fetcho, Andrew Gilbreth, Ryan Gool, JD Gregson, Kyle Hannon, Liz Juengling, Abbey Levin, Jadie Mercille, Jackie Merkel, Margaret Moore, Matt Pelt, Lizzie Raisch, Grace Raisch, Madeline Reichert, Dalton Scace, Ricky Schmersahl, Ben Sippel, Robert Stumpf, Leah Sueme, Michelle Sydow, Evan Wessel, Josh Witges, Abby Zika
MOST IMPROVED: Abby Zika, Thomas Raeber, Ricky Schmersahl, Drew Freyman, Owen Murphy, Nicole Swindle, Hayden Frierdich, Luc Epplin, Lizzy Juengling, Ethan Schmersahl, Patrick Lantsberger Thanks for finishing strong!
UNIFORM RESALE: Parents and Friends made $842 on the uniform resale. Thanks to all the families that donated clothing. A special thanks to the workers: Ellen Sippel, Vicki Chism, Bev Fairies, Sandi and Jadie Mercille, Laura Pratl, Katie Spurgeon, Jamie Huether and Marina Perez and special thanks to Chairperson Diana Kuerz who has just one more year to honor us!
ANOTHER REASON TO BE FAITHFUL---CARA-the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate did a scholarly study on the practices of the faith in America. They found that if you are consistent in your Sunday worship, research shows:You pray more often and more fruitfully
There are no easy answers to all the problems of our Church but Church attendance and working together as a community is a significant help. Want to be happier, holier, healthier? See you at Sunday Mass!
Scrip-Thanks for the Scrip donation of $900 towards Scrip for You to the teacher that had perfect attendance either for one semester or all year. Those teachers are Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Carrow, Mrs. Diewald, Barb Greenfield, Mr. Hake, Mrs. Meyer, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Kassebaum, Mrs. Lynn, Mrs. Waide, Mrs. Waterman, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Fletcher, and Mrs. Epplin. One of the reasons our students do so well is the dedication and good attendance of our faculty. This helps build continuity! Thanks to Scrip---a vital arm of our Parents and Friends and school and it pays---YOU! JoAnn Lane is one of the founders and Shari Murphy helps!
Meds…last call! If you have any medicines here, email or please stop by soon and pick them up. We cannot have any left here over the summer. Thanks!
FORMS Health (Kindergarten and 6), Dental (Kindergarten and 2 and 6) and Vision (K) are all available on our website under “Forms” “Medical”. A major convenience!
ONLINE YEARBOOK ORDERS have been extended thru June 5, 2010. Order your 2010 ICS yearbook now to ensure a copy for your family. The price per yearbook is $14.00. Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com and order your yearbook today. Online orders only after Friday May 21st, please. Thanks! Tina Grawitch
WORTH SAYING ONE MORE TIME---the Summer of Inclusion Our marketing arm of the Development Committee of the School Board is working hard to recruit new students for our school. It is paramount though that we keep the students we have. We know financial is the biggest obstacle for most people. But for some, we need to practice inclusion. Being friends with everyone is possible as long as you respect people, cut the drama, and practice what we preach. This summer, why not-- 1) rotate who you have over to play or spend the night 2) invite people over in even numbers so no one is left out 3) go to city park for a game of kickball or something everyone can do 4) plan a field trip that is educational and cheap 5) monitor your child’s texting and social networking. Technology was not invented for the sake of cyber bullying. 6) Teach your child not to exclude.
“SPONSOR OUR STUDENTS” TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: We already have more requests for assistance than funds available. This calls us to rise to the challenge of finding a way, just like we ask all families to do.
Recycled items needed for Boot Camp here at ICS and Art on the Bluffs Art Walk. ANY amount is welcome. Items can be brought dropped off at Linda Fletcher’s all summer (424 South Rapp – just around the corner from school) or call Linda to have items picked up, 281-6316. Thanks!
Beads CD’s Chalk Clay Craft foam
Little gadgets Magnets Magazines Markers Newspaper
Old game pieces Paintbrushes Plastic lids Pringle ® cans
Ribbon (any length) Rubber bands Scrubs (for paint smocks) String (any length)
Toilet paper tubes Watercolors (used is fine) Wire Fabric (any amount)
Brown paper bags (large grocery size) Pencils (any size & used or new)
Old crayons (any shape & size) Large sheets of cardboard Misc. metal pieces (nuts, washers, hooks, pins, paperclips) Recycled paper (one side blank, any color)
CHESS CAMP! . June 21-25 here with Brad Schmidt, Belleville East H.S. chess coach. The cost is $15 per student per day. We are offering classes for two skill levels: Mon. and Tues.- Beginners Class: learn or review basic skills/strategy and Wed., Thurs., Fri. - Experienced Players Class- more detailed strategy, more openings, endgame tactics. Please call Cyra Herrmann at 281-5022 to register. We are limited to 15 students per class, so check your calendars and don't delay!
THE SPORTING NEWS…Soccer sign-ups, practice information, and uniform notices will be in the parish bulletin and on Mr. Anderson’s website. We don’t start till August but get excited now. Soccer is cool and it is the great “commonizer here”. Grades 5-8 start first, and Grades K-4 start mid-August.
Initial Child Protection Policy Training Schedule: This is for New Volunteers or those who have not attended before. This is not the Annual Refresher Course. Pre-registration is required. Please arrive early to complete the registration process, pick up handouts, and ensure a prompt start. Thanks!! DATE LOCATION TIME
Sat., June 5, 2010 St. Henry, Belleville 10:00am-12:00pm : Karen @ 618-397-2287 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 618-397-2287 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Mon., June 7, 2010 St. Damian, Damiansville 7:00pm-9:00pm Sr. Joan Stoverink @ 618-248-5134 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 618-248-5134 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Tues., June 15, 2010 Aviston Elementary, Aviston 7:00pm-9:00pm Charlie Litteken @ 618-228-7726 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 618-228-7726 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Sat., July 17, 2010 Queen of Peace, Belleville (Gym) 10:00am-12:00pm Colleen Cox @ 234-6196
Sat., August 28, 2010 St. Clare, O’Fallon ( Cafeteria) 9:30am-11:30am Gloria Schmidt @632-6327
Myrtle the turtle Some 15 years ago the Bromberger Family gave us Myrtle and she survived Kindergarten class during her lifetime here. Rest in peace Myrtle!
Mrs. Emily Meyer is offering tutoring lessons (K-5) during the summer for $20 an hour. Please contact at email@example.com.
SonQuest Rainforest! Vacation Bible School 2010 will take place June 21-25 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon, daily, in the Parish Center. The theme for this year is SonQuest Rainforest; children will embark on a wild ride through the rainforest as they learn about Christ’s unending love for them. The cost is $15 per student ---registration forms available on the parish website or back of church.
Please pray for: Marvin Weissert, JoAnne Odem, Jennifer Latinette, Special intentions, Walter and Virginia Slattery, Mary Gnojewski , Vernon Smith, Wendy Wegmann, Lucas Albrecht, Madeline Haag, Fr. Steve, David Buettner, Ellie Waide, Emily Schmidt, Steve Vaughn, Judy Stroker, Bill Wylder, Mary Eppinger, Susie Settle, Carolyn Holt, Mark Cleveland, Doyle Lane
Michael L. KishPrincipal
Ps1 School starts August 18---listen for School Reach and watch your email and the web page for announcements. School never really ends!
PS2 Please get all bills paid by June 7 so we can get the books cleared for next year. Thanks for all the registration papers, if yours is still out, please get those returned also.
Ps3 Camp Invention has been cancelled. We fell 5 short of our quota…Thanks to Shari Murphy for all the work. Maybe next year?
Ps4 Our Parish Youth (ICY) are hosting a barbecue tomorrow at Ace Hardware. I can taste it already! Do yourself and our youth a favor! 10:00 to 2:00 June 5, 2010
Ps5 There is still a few opening for Boot Camp the last week of July. Get a registration form on-line or e-mail Mrs. Epplin. Come have some fun and get ready for the next school year!!
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