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Tel: 440-842-6818

Email: mkonopka@incarnatewordacademy.org


6620 Pearl Rd

Parma Heights, OH 44130

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Incarnate Word Academy

 Weekly Newsletter

January 23rd


All School Mass
Tuesday, January 28th  10:00 am



Open House
Sunday, January 26th  12:00pm - 2:00 pm
Help us spread the word!  Please pass along the day and time of our Open House to your family and friends that are looking to enroll their students in a school for the 2020-21 school year.
  Learning Today... Leaders Tomorrow

Catholic Schools Week  January 26th - January 31st
Listed below is a sneak peek at the week.  Please click on CSW 2020.docx to view the entire agenda.

Sunday, January 26th  -  Open House 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
For prospective families 

Monday, January 27th - Celebrating School Community
Accessorize Your Style

Tuesday, January 28th - Celebrating the Faith-Based Community
All School Mass

Wednesday, January 29th - Celebrating Catholic School Educators
Faculty Appreciation Luncheon

Thursday, January 30th - Celebrating Catholic School Students
Favorite T-shirt/Jersey Day

Friday, January 31st - Celebrating Catholic School Parents
Faculty & Student Dress down Day
Faculty/Staff vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Game


Catholic Schools Week January 26th - 31st
PTSU is looking for parent volunteers to supervise lunch and recess for a one hour period on Wednesday, January 29th while the teachers enjoy a longer lunch period with each other. In addition to supervising the class, you will be assisting the students as they work to create a small teacher appreciation gift. Materials and directions will be provided. Thank you in advance.
Click here to sign-up

In-school registration has begun.

The tuition for the 2020-21 school year for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 is $4,400.  The annual registration fee will remain at $175, as long as the payment is received prior to January 31, 2020. 
 The registration fee for returning students received after January 31, 2020, will be $225.
  Praxi continues to serve as our main communication tool for registration, data collection, and payments.  We will continue to utilize the Praxi system for our re-enrollment process. Please note that you are REQUIRED to complete the Enrollment Agreement in Praxi under the Online Forms tab to finalize the enrollment process. The completed Enrollment Agreement and payment secure your child(ren)'s placement at IWA for the 2020-21 school year.  Open enrollment will begin on February 1st.
  If your family is not returning, contact Mrs. Konopka, the school secretary.

Information Session Regarding EdChoice
We will be hosting an information session for the EdChoice Scholarship Program on Tuesday, February 4, at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room in St. Joseph’s Hall.  We will cover both the traditional EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion qualifiers, the application process, eligibility for the EdChoice program at the elementary and high school level, and requirements to remain eligible for the program.  Please click here to RSVP for the meeting. 

As noted in an earlier communication, students currently enrolled at a Catholic or private elementary school in grades K-7 are not eligible for the traditional EdChoice program. However, students entering kindergarten or transitioning to high school may qualify if their assigned public school is a designated school.  Families with students currently enrolled in a Catholic or private elementary school may also qualify for EdChoice expansion if their family income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for household income.

If you are interested in learning more about the EdChoice Scholarship Program but are unable to attend the meeting, please call Mr. Wisnor at 440-842-6818 ext. 303 to schedule an individual meeting.  Please click  EdChoice Letter.pdf  to read the original letter from Mr. Wisnor explaining the EdChoice Scholarship Program. 

CYO 2020 Spring Sports
Click here to register
Junior Track -  1st and 2nd Grade
Track & Field - 3rd through 8th Grade
Baseball - Boys 3rd through 8th Grade
Softball - Girls 3rd - 8th Grade
Please note: depending on the number of athletes, grade levels might be merged together to form teams. Spring Coaches are needed. No prior experience is necessary. Just a desire to have a fun and exciting season.

IWA Photography Club -  Deadline Friday, January 27th
Students in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades are invited to participate in a new afterschool arts program at Incarnate Word Academy. A series of four photography classes will be offered and taught by Mrs. Julie Brannigan and Ms. Nikki Follen of Brannigan Follen Photo Haus. In addition to teaching students through their non-profit organization, Mrs. Brannigan is a fine arts teacher at Holy Name High School and Ms. Follen is an instructor at Baldwin Wallace University. Students will be provided with film and a Diana Instant Square camera to use during each session. Each session will have a unique theme or focus.
Cost : $10.00 per session/class
Sessions:  February 12th, March 11th, April 8th, May 13th
Each session is limited to 20 students.
Click here to register
photo club.pdf

Father & Daughter Butterfly Ball
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Holy Spirit Party Center
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $60.00 per couple (Dad & Daughter)
$25.00 for each additional daughter or adult

 Any girl in PK-8 and their dad/significant male figure are invited to attend this fun event. Dinner includes chicken, pasta, salad, roll, and dessert. There will be dancing, a photo booth (unlimited prints), make and take crafts, sideboards, raffle baskets and more!   Please email a picture of your daughter with her dad/significant male figure to be included in the the slideshow at the dance. 
Email all pictures to amberbrochetti@yahoo.com  in a jpg. format. 
The deadline to make reservations and payment is Friday, January 24th.  
Click here to RSVP
Interested in helping at the dance?
Click here to volunteer


Families with students in grades 2, 3, and 4 are invited to a STEM Family Science Night at IWA in St. Joseph Hall.
Come join us and discover the fun of science through hands-on experiments!
Who:  Grades 2, 3, 4 & family
When: Thursday, February 27th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Complete the following RSVP.  Deadline to register is February 6th
Space is limited. A reservation is a must. Sign up today. 

IWA Spring Fling
Saturday, April 26, 2020

The IWA Spring Fling is just over 90 days away and promises to be a great night for the school community to come together to celebrate the past, present, and future of The Academy.  There will be a number of outstanding auction items, including a five-day family getaway to a remote cabin on Piedmont Lake in Southeastern Ohio that includes access to a pontoon boat, paddleboards, and kayaks. 

We are asking all IWA parents to support the event by attending, serving as a sponsor, placing an ad in the event program, or donating a unique auction item valued at $1,000 or more (i.e. a loge package to a sporting event or concert, use of a vacation home, jewelry, etc.).  Please contact Joann Anderson at janderson@incarnatewordacademy.org for more information or to make a donation to the event.  Tickets will go on sale on Monday, February 17th.     

BW Tech Camp - Developing Games

Do you know a middle school or high school student that is interested in computing? If so, we will be holding a Tech Camp at Baldwin Wallace on January 29th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Tickets are available now! In this camp, students will learn how to create a game using a very popular programming language, C#! Students will learn about components in game development such as movement and hit detection. At the end of the camp, students will have a working game that they can show their friends and continue to build upon using software that is freely available. There are only 24 spots available and they are on a first come first serve basis. More information can be found below:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bw-tech-camp-developing-games-in-c-tickets-90370916845


Summer Enrichment Program
SEP (Summer Enrichment Program) has served Greater Cleveland for 50 years. This program provides academic, social, and athletic enrichment opportunities to young men in the summer between 7th and 8th grade. Program graduates are typically better prepared for success in eighth grade as well as high school - and it's fun too! The 2020 Summer Enrichment Program will be held from June 8 - June 26, 2020. 
Early Bird Registration until March 1st: $300.00
Registration after March 1st: $375.00
For more information click here

Next Week in a Glance

Thursday, January 23rd
Spelling Club Gr. 4 & 5 - 7:00 am
7th Grade Classroom of Champions
Student Council Meeting  - 2:30 pm
Chess Club - 2:30 pm

Friday, January 24th
Student Savers
Spelling Club Gr. 6, 7, 8 - 7:00 am
Grade 4 Bowling Field Trip - Yorktown Lanes
MathCounts - 2:30 pm

Monday, January 27th
Catholic Schools Week
Report Cards distribution
2nd Year Latin - 7:00 am
STEM Room 105 - 2:30 pm
Spelling Bee 5:30 pm

Tuesday, January 28th
Catholic Schools Week
All School Mass 10:00 am
First Year Latin - 7:00 am
Preparatory Hot Lunch - Jett's Pizza
Ski Club -2:30 pm  Brandywine/Boston Mills
Entrepreneur Club - 2:30 pm

Wednesday, January 29th
Catholic Schools Week -
Third/Fourth Year Latin - 7:00 am
8th Grade Classroom of Champions - 2:30 pm
Java Coding Club - 2:30 pm
Detentions - 2:30 pm

Thursday, January 30th
Catholic Schools Week
Chess Club - 2:30 pm
7th Grade Classroom of Champions - 2:30 pm

Friday, January 31st
Catholic Schools Week
Student Savers
MathCounts - 2:30 pm