Service is a key element of Jesuit Charism. At St. Ignatius School students, parents, and staff participate in many service activities that are tied to our Schoolwide Learning Expectations and the Jesuit philosophy of serving the poor and the needy. Voluntary school-wide and classroom service projects help our students to be young men and women for others.
Family Promise is a program hosted by religious congregations in Sacramento for families experiencing crisis homelessness. A host church or congregation agrees to provide housing and meals for up to four families at their church for a week. The Family Promise organization then provides transportation to schools and work or training for work. It also provides other services to assist the family. A family stays in the program moving from church to church for enough time to get back on their feet and save enough money to enable it to move back into housing. St.
Students collected pledges for each book read. Money collected will purchase games, cards, coloring books and small gifts for patients admitted to Shriner’s Hospital. Close to $1,000 was raised in one afternoon of reading! WAY TO GO FIRST GRADERS!!! Your spirits are shining bright!!
St. Ignatius Parish provides a monthly meal for the needy. St. Ignatius School students support the dinners by setting up tables and chairs, making holiday decorations, collecting, sorting, and bagging personal care items. Older students can also help serve the meals.
During Advent several classes will adopt needy families from the community. The students pray for these families through out the season. We request wish lists from the families and our students bring in wrapped Christmas gifts for each member of the family.
When there is a local, national, or global crisis our students want to help. They remember all those affected in daily prayer and in their actions. Students have organized various school-wide collections. They have collected cash donations for victims of natural disasters. And, they have also collected important personal items such as shoes, coats, and pajamas. Also, small groups of students or individuals perform acts of service on their own time to respond to the needs of others.
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time at school, on a field trip, or any activity that involves our students, MUST complete an on line course provided by LawRoom and our Safe Environment for Children Program.
THIS TRAINING IS MANDATED AND A PROOF OF CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAY VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SCHOOL EVENTS/FUNCTIONS WHERE CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. This training must be renewed EVERY 3 years.