I-NEWS "A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence" November 21, 2014

Incarnation Catholic School Newsletter
Incarnation School
Mission Statement
"Incarnation Catholic School provides a
spiritually and academically rich environment
in which children, their families and the
school staff are encouraged to grow in faith as
they follow in the footsteps of Jesus."
Incarnation Catholic
2013 National Blue
Ribbon School of
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of Education announcement
Crusader Calendar
Nov.21 All School Mass Gr.6
Nov.21 Early 5's Thanksgiving
Nov.21 Chess Club
Nov.26-28 NO SCHOOL
Dec. 1-7 Scholastic Book Fair
Dec. 3 Casual Day
Dec. 5 All School Mass Gr.5
Dec. 5 Pizza with the Principal
Dec. 5-6 Christmas Festival
Dec. 8 All school Mass Gr.4
Dec. 9 Career Day- Jr. high
Dec.11 3&4 Christmas Show
Dec.12 Chess Club
Dec.16 Band & Orchestra
Dec.17 Kindergarten Christmas
Dec.17 Spirit Day
Dec.18 Geography Bee
Dec.19 All School Mass Gr.3
Dec.19 Christmas parties
Dec.22-Jan. 4- NO SCHOOL
2014-2015 School Calendar
November 21, 2014
Volume 5, Number 15
From the Principal:
What are Universal Screenings?
How do I know whether my children are growing
spiritually and academically? This question emerges from touring
parents as well as our current parents. Hopefully, spiritual
growth exposes itself as your children come to know and
experience the beauty of Sunday Mass, and they learn to "walk in
the footsteps of Jesus" during each day at school as well as at
Friday's All School Mass. Refer to "Mass Matter" below for
home support.
Academic growth is measured objectively and
communicated to you through many assessments, i.e.,
conferences, teacher communications, Iowa Assessments,
Cognitive Aptitude Tests (standardized tests administered in
March, 2015) and multiple forms of classroom assessments.
Universal Screenings (AIMSweb) are another form of
assessment for teachers and parents to measure the academic
growth of children throughout the school year and as a year to
year comparison. This test is administered in September,
January, and May, and teams of teachers work with parents to
closely monitor academic growth throughout the school year.
Recently, teachers provided September results for parent, and
comparative January screening results will be shared in early
February. You can also watch your children's progress
throughout the year by visiting EdLine or contacting the
teachers. For more information about Universal Screenings,
visit www.AIMSweb.com.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Mass Matters
For the least of my people - you did for me!
November 23, 2014 The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
Crusader Cafe'
King of the Universe
Gospel Reading: Mt. 25:31-46
As a community of believers, we are invited to be joyful because
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November-February Menu
Principal's Reports
to the
Parish Commissions
of the love of Christ. Commit yourself to sharing your
faith with your children by attending weekly Mass together as a
family. Through our faith practices and the traditions of the
school, Fr. Stretch has asked that we make spreading the good
news of our Lord our vision and goal. No other goal is more
important than bringing Christ to those we meet. An overview of
this week's readings may be found at the following web
site: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/112314.cfm. For our
younger children, families may want to visit the Catholic Moms'
website (see Sunday's Gospel) at: http://catholicmom.com.
August 2014
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Inclement Weather
11-20 Fr. Stretch
Holiday Travels
Parents, Please remember to send in a note to the main office and
the homeroom teacher if your child(ren) will be missing school or
leaving school early for the holiday. Happy Holidays and safe
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VIRTUS Training
All volunteers are required to be in
compliance with the VIRTUS
training program and NEW
Archdiocesan Child Protection
This applies to homeroom
coordinators, fieldtrip chaperones,
as well as library, classroom,
cafeteria, and play ground
For Questions please contact Terri
Conroy at 433-1051 ext. 137 or click
here to email.
Emergency Notification
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Attention Parents:
Mark your Calendars!
Car Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder
As the weather changes, safety must be our first concern with drop
off and pick up procedures. Please review the procedures including
in your Beginning of the School Year Packet and be especially
mindful NOT to use the drive between the Parish Office and the
Rectory between 8:00-8:30am and 3:00-3:30pm. This drive is used
by buses and by children who walk to and from school. Car traffic in
this area poses a hazard to our students, especially as the weather
turns cold. Please review the maps and help maintain the safety of
our students.
Yearbook Orders: Available Now!!
Attention Families! The Incarnation School 2014-15 Yearbook order
forms have been distributed to the students. Each student received
an order form. Yearbooks are being offered at $25 per book. Orders
can either be turned in to the office with a check made out to
Incarnation PTO for the amount needed, or they can be ordered
online at www.YBPay.lifetouch.com. The Yearbook ID Code
needed for online ordering is 9222315.
Yearbooks were not included in the activity fee that was billed at
the beginning of the school year.
Cosi On Wheels will be
visiting Incarnation
Students in grades 3 & 4
on January 13, 2015.
We are in the early stages
of requesting volunteers.
Please email Ellen Miller
if you are interested in
volunteering for this
program. We will be
needing 40 volunteers.
More information will be
available next week
concerning times for the
Click here to email Mrs.
Click here for the Cosi
Information Sheet
Labels & Boxtops
If you have any questions feel free to contact Mrs. Hoffmann at
Shoe Drive for students in Grahn, Kentucky!
For the past fifteen years, the Incarnation School
community has taken part in a unique mission
project that has donated over 200 pairs of new
shoes and over 100 packages of underwear each
year for children in the community of Grahn,
Kentucky. It has been a beautiful experience for
all of us involved in the project. Sr. Joanne (Mrs. Masline's aunt) and
her friend, Sr. Sara, work with the people of Grahn so that each
child in the community can have a new pair of shoes for Christmas.
Some children cannot attend school because they do not have shoes
that fit.
We ask that each family reflect on this project and decide on what
level they can participate. The shoes do not need to be brand name
items, but need to be new shoes. Parents of school age children in
Grahn select a pair of shoes for their children as a Christmas gift.
Choose a comfortable style for any child ages 4-16. Gym
shoes/tennis shoes are best because of all of the walking the
children do. Any new t-shirts, briefs, socks, or underwear would
also be greatly appreciated. Send your donated items to school
November 3rd through November 25th. The items may be given to
your child's homeroom teacher. Monetary donations are welcomed
too. Checks can be made out to Incarnation School.
Thank you for your generous donations.
The Incarnation Mission Committee
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boxtops and Labels.
Holiday Boxtops
Holiday Labels
Labels For Education Special
Labels for Education®
announces The Grand Stand
for Schools Sweepstakes!
Labels for Education is going
to give $1000 to 1000 schools.
It's easy for Incarnation to enter.
Every participating UPC and
Beverage/Sauce cap
submitted by us by 12/31/14
equals 1 entry for Incarnation
School! Or you can enter for
free at
To see a list of all participating
8th Grade Washington DC Trip Information
The second payment for the
Washington, D.C. trip for the eighth
grade students is due TODAY,
November 21, 1014. Checks must be
and should be placed in an envelope
marked "8th Grade Trip" along with the
student's name. Envelopes should be
placed in the box found in Mrs.
Paprocki's room marked, "8th Grade Trip." The third payment of
$150 will be due January 9th, 2015, and the balance (dependent
upon the number of participants and chaperones) will be required by
February 27, 2015.
Destination Imagination Coaches and Kids Needed!!
Did you miss the Destination Imagination informational meeting this
There are Kindergarten-5th grade teams that have started to
products, go to
Scrip News
Click here for the Scrip Order
St. Nicholas
Volunteer Needed!
St. Nicholas volunteer
needed for the Incarnation
St. Nicholas Prayer
Service 12/5 6:30 pm
-7:30 pm. The costume
will be provided.
Volunteer will present
information about St.
Nicholas (provided) to
church audience, will
greet children, hand out
chocolate coins and
prayer cards. Volunteer
needs to be a gentleman
and will act the part of St.
Nicholas. Contact Jenn
Lammlein for more
information at
[email protected]
schools.org or (937) 8299830.
Cafeteria and
Playground Volunteers
Attention We Need
Volunteers for Cafeteria
and Playground Duty
Please take a moment to
check your schedules! If
you can help out with this
area of need please
contact Ellen Miller at
ext.137 for scheduling
Thanks so much for being
a part of our volunteer
group, We need YOU!!
The cafeteria and
playground safety
form and are in need of participants AND coaches!
WHAT IS DI? Destination Imagination is a nationally affiliated
program that promotes a community-based, school-friendly forum
for children to build skills in creativity, problem-solving, and
teamwork. Children work together, after school, as a team, to solve
pre-determined problems or scenarios in an enjoyable and
meaningful environment. Once formed, each team will choose from
one of the following challenges for 2015: technical, scientific,
structural, fine arts, improvisational, or service learning.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN DI? Guided by two adult coaches (both
must have completed and be current with VIRTUS training), teams of
five to seven children (K thru 8th grade) use their diverse talents to
think creatively and critically as they work to solve a predetermined Team Challenge. This problem-solving competition dares
them to stretch the limits of their imagination. Coaches: your job is
to help guide them, but it is the team's job to do all of the work!
approximately ten weeks and begins in November or December. Our
returning teams are just getting ready to start meeting. Solutions
are presented to a panel of judges on March 7, 2015 at the DI
Regional competition at Sinclair Community College. Coaches
usually meet weekly with their teams (days and teams are
determined by the team) until a few weeks before the competition,
and then (if needed), they may ask children to meet more frequently
to practice.
HOW CAN MY CHILD GET ON A DI TEAM? The only way to guarantee
that your child will be on a team is to volunteer to coach a team!
COACHES FOR EVERY 5 - 7 CHILDREN. If you think you have enough
students to form your own team, please email Maria Snizik,
Incarnation's DI Coordinator, at [email protected] for more
details and to get started. If you are interested in coaching/cocoaching, or have a child interested in participating, please email
Maria with your name, your child's name, and grade level. Teams
must be formed by December 1 in order to be officially registered!
Don't miss out!!! Destination Imagination is a FUN and rewarding
experience for both the students and the coaches!
Scrip News
Gift cards will be available in the Parish Center Lobby
this Sunday 9am-noon in conjunction with the distribution of
Christmas Kindness tags. While helping someone out in need, pick
up your gift cards and help the PTO! Or, you may purchase gift
Online through the Scrip website at www.shopwithscrip.com
using code EA59L5863158.
Complete the attached Scrip order form and submit it to the
school office.
Stop by the School Office during school hours. We have many
cards in stock, ready for purchase.
depend on your
Our first order in December will be placed on Monday, December 8.
Order forms may be dropped off at the school office by December 5
or during at the Christmas Festival December 5 or 6. Any questions,
please email: [email protected] . Thanks for
supporting the PTO!
Cafeteria and Playground
Volunteer Sub List
Cafeteria Volunteers
Playground Volunteers
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The Incarnation PTO Facebook
page is a dedicated
communication for the sharing
of school information. As an
extension of Incarnation School,
all contributors should
prayerfully consider the school's
mission to, ". . . follow in the
footsteps of Jesus" as they
comment or ask questions. This
page is not intended to be a
forum to discuss school policy or
submit complaints. Parents who
would like to discuss school
policies should contact the
school directly. Misguided use of
this page may result in removal
of the user from the page.
Thanks for your cooperation in
keeping the PTO Facebook page
a valuable resource for parents
looking to exchange
Spirit Wear Christmas Sale
Announcing Incarnation School's Spirit Wear Christmas Sale. The sale
includes hoodies and a few new designs. Order forms will be
distributed to the students and emailed home before Thanksgiving.
All orders must be turned in by December 1st for holiday
fulfillment. If you have any questions, please contact Christina
Stava at [email protected]
Incarnation Christmas Festival Announced!
2014 Incarnation School
Christmas Festival & Bazaar
Friday, December 5th 7:00pm -9:00pm
Saturday, December 6th 9:30am - 2:00pm
click here to be directed to the Incarnation
Christmas Festival web page.
New this year - Student cookie/cupcake
decorating contest: judged Friday 12/5 3:00 pm
in Parish Center kitchen. Go to website to register.
The BOOK FAIR is coming soon!
The BOOK FAIR is coming soon!
The Incarnation Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair
December 1st -7th. Get a sneak peek at the book fair and start your
holiday shopping at our Online Book Fair:
Dorothy Lane Market
Information and Contribution
for Incarnation School
Please take a moment to
register your family at DLM.
Incarnation receives a nice
donation each year from your
shopping if your family is a
registered member. The
Incarnation Charity ID number
is 214. This will be needed
when you link to our school
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You can place orders online from November 20th through December
10th. There are no shipping charges when you shop online. The
books will be delivered to the school after the book fair is over.
Incarnation Students Recognized in Library Writing
Several junior high students took a writing challenge and entered
their 500-word response in the annual Good Life Award Writing
Contest which is sponsored by the Dottie Yeck Good Life Endowment
and the Centerville-Washington Township Public Library. Three
students (out of 376) placed in the Top 25 and received Honorable
Mention for their unique philosophies of what a good life comprises.
Kroger Plus Members
Register Incarnation as your
preferred school and raise
money for our school.
Incarnation Families please note:
Congratulations to these notable
writers: Ben Conroy (8th grade),
Mary Rose Schertler (7th grade), and
Christian Weisman (7th grade).
Incarnation's Identification
number is now #80229.
Please take a moment to
register your Kroger Plus Card
and link your card to Incarnation
Holiday Community
Dayton Philharmonic
Youth Strings (DPYS) Fall
Date: Sunday, November
16, 2014
Where: Kettering's 7th Day
Adventist Church
Time: 3pm
Participants range from
6th grade to seniors in
High School, and come
from all over the Miami
Valley. Incarnation is
represented by Grace
Bradley and Lawrence
Kettering Children's
Choir (KCC) Community
Holiday Concert
Date: Sunday, December
14, 2014
Where: Kettering's 7th Day
Adventist Church
Time: 2pm and 4 pm
There will be bins for nonperishable donations for
the Dayton Food Pantry.
Singers range from 1st
grade to seniors in High
School, and come from all
over the Miami Valley.
Incarnation is represented
by several current
students and alumni.
Girls on the Run 5K Success!!
Girls on the Run is So
Much Fun!
Congratulations to the
3rd, 4th, and 5th, grade
girls who completed the
Girls on the Run Fall
Incarnation had a total
of 46 girls who met
after school for 10 weeks. GOTR inspires girls to be joyful, healthy,
and confident using a fun experienced based curriculum which
integrates running. At the end of the program the girls run a 5K with
other GOTR teams in the Dayton community.
The 5K was held last Saturday, Nov. 15th at Welcome Stadium. The
air was chilly to say the least...19 degrees! This didn't stop our
wonderful girls from running a fantastic 5K!
We are so proud of all our Incarnation GOTR Teams!! Way to Go
Girls, and keep that star shining!
Coach Anderson, Coach Andrulonis, Coach Eckenrode, Coach Greek,
Coach Hoge, Coach Norman, and Coach Vollmar
Special thanks to the Incarnation Community!
Thank you to all those who contributed to the plastic bag
Collection.We exceeded our goal of 500 bags!! We were able to
give the Catholic Social Services Food Pantry over 5000 plastic
We thank you for your help with our community project.
Veterans Day Celebration!
Grace Bradley with Centerville Mayor,
Mark Kingseed, and Colonel Dr. Kathy
Platoni, keynote speaker at the Veterans
Day Celebration for Centerville. Grace
represented Incarnation School at the
Incarnation Students Create Nativity Scene for The
University of Dayton
High School
8th Grade Student High
School Information
Perspective Centerville
High School Students:
February 4, 2015 - Private
School Parent Meeting
February 11, 2014- Private
School Student
Registration 3:30-5:00pm
Alter Knight Time
Chess Club Schedule
Click here for schedule
"At the Manger" Nativity Exhibit
The University of Dayton Roesch Library
is hosting "At the Manger: World Nativity
Traditions" from November 29 - January
24. This year, the university opened the
exhibit to area students in a community competition. The
Incarnation Muse Machine Muse Club artists have been working for
the past six weeks to create their ceramic Nativity figures and
beautifully painted backdrop. The Grand Open House will be
celebrated on Saturday, November 29, from 1 - 5 PM. This fun, free
and family-oriented afternoon includes children's activities, live
music, light refreshments, and a football viewing lounge for all the
fans in the family! Awards will be presented to the participating
school students at 4 PM.
The following Muse Club artists worked on the Incarnation entry: Lu
Kurucz and Caroline Rand (grade 8), Liz Abouzeid, Amanda Arnold,
Katie Jauch, Charlotte Kunesh, Sara LiBrandi, Emma Louthain,
Catherine Tollefson, Michelle Woeste, and Robyn Zelinski (grade 7),
and Emma Hitch, Marie Lunne, Brigid McKenna, and Mary Paulson
(grade 6). Their work is a beautiful reminder of the birth of our
Savior and we wish them the best of luck in the competition!
click here for the flyer
8th Grade Visitors
Quick Links...
Beginning of Year Packet
Incarnation School
Incarnation Parish
FACTS Online Account
FACTS Enrollment Link
Donation form for school
beautification project
Centerville Temporary
Transportation Form
Parent volunteers visited the
8th grade students in social studies
class this month and shared the
details of their careers, especially
the areas that highlighted civic
involvement. Mr. Taylor (pictured)
(father of David Lipnitz) discussed
his various government positions at
the federal, state, and local levels
and Mr. Wildermuth (father of Rosie Wildermuth) enlightened the
students with information regarding his job as an attorney.
Special Guest for National Accounting Day!
On Tuesday, November 18th, fifth grade students celebrated
National Accounting Day by participating in the Ohio CPA
Foundation's FETCH program (Financial Education Teaches Children
Healthy Habits). Twelve accountants from the area came to school
to talk to the students and to lead them in a game that taught
money management and
making responsible financial
decisions. The activity
concluded with a pizza lunch
funded by Voss Automotive. A
special thanks to Harold Brown
and Mike Krug, two
Incarnation parents, that were
part of the program! The fifth
grade students enjoyed the
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UBS Financial Services,
110 N. Main Street Suite 1600
Dayton, OH 45402
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Incarnation Catholic
CYO Volleyball Registration Now OPEN!!!
Signups are open for on-line registrations
at www.incarnationcyo.org.
Deadline is November 30th. Please
contact Mike Hayslip if you have any
[email protected]
Attention Girls in 2nd & 3rd Grade! Intramural
Basketball needs YOU!!
The Intramural Basketball program has one week
left for registrations. If you are a girl in 2nd or
3rd grade we need your involvement to help
complete teams. Please consider participating in
this fabulous program! Click the link below for
more information and how to register.
2014 Intramural Basketball
Attention: All 3rd & 4th Grade Families
Please mark your calendars! Our annual 3rd and 4th grade musical
will be held on Thursday, December 11th at 1:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
in the Parish Center Gym. This year's musical, "Christmas in
Reverse," is an interesting and heartfelt story about why Jesus came
to earth. All 3rd and 4th grade students are required to attend this
program. We will look forward to a great show!
Incarnation Students and Alumni Make History
with the Alter Marching Band
Incarnation 8th graders Ben Hale,
Caroline Rand and Sophie Shockey and
Incarnation Alumni Will Braun,
Catherine Bryan, Maddie Hale, Allie
Gearhart, Sam Gearhart, Kate
Grilliot, Melanie Grilliot, Maggey
Mangold, Maria Portman, Sarah
Portman and Claire Shockey made
history with the Alter Marching Band
this season. The band won its third MSBA State Championship and
placed nationally at the Bands of America Grand Nationals
Competition. The students performed their show "Assembly Required"
in preliminary competition where they achieved Semi-Finalist status.
Their semi-finals performance earned them the title of Third Place
in the Nation in Class A Bands!
The Alter Band collaborated with the Alter Lancerette Dance Team
who performed as "Assembly Required" dancing robots. The
Lancerettes were also made up of several talented Incarnation
Alumni, including Emily Beam, Nathalie Bidwell, Nikki Bidwell,
Sami Frey, Allie Kendo, Jennifer Malashevitz, Caroline Miller, Sarah
Tanner, and Mariel Thimme. Congratulations on your success and
thank you for representing Incarnation School. We are so proud of
Alters Got Talent-- Talent Search!
Students in grades 6th-12th are invited to participate in Alter's Got
Talent at Alter High School. ALL talents, not just singing are
included. Auditions will be held at Alter High School on
Saturday, December 20th from 12:00-4:00. (Seton Hall room
404) Students will need to prepare a 2 minute audition piece
(singing, dancing, playing instruments, magic, comedy, etc). It can
be a solo, duo, trio, or group. If they are planning on singing, they
need to bring sheet music in the correct key. There will be an
accompanist at auditions. There will be a $5 audition fee per person
to participate. The top acts will be chosen after the audition
process is complete and will compete on
Saturday, January 17th for the grand prize of $500! There will
also be prize money for the top five acts!
Any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Sears
[email protected]
Click here for the flyer
Catholic Youth Summer Camp
Catholic Youth Summer Camp
Live the Adventure
See what the adventure and excitement is all about at cysc.com!
Catholic Youth Summer Camp is a week-long residential camp for
students entering grades 6-12 for the 2015-16 school year. It is
located outside of Columbus.
According to their website, "CYSC is the premier High Adventure
camp experience. Live the Adventure!. Activities typically include:
jet skis, water tubing, paintball, blobbing, go-carts, archery, zip
line, rock climbing, ropes courses, mountain boarding, and more!
Our faith is founded in the Sacramental life of the Catholic Church,
but our mission and work is anything but boring. At CYSC you may
come for the jet skis and climbing walls, but you'll leave with a new
Freedom only found in Jesus."
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