The primary goal of the Saint Ignatius Spanish Program is to
introduce the students to basic Spanish and to get the students
ready for Spanish 1 in high school. Students in first
through eighth grade attend Spanish classes for half an hour two
days a week.
First through third grade students will be introduced to the
alphabet, colors, numbers, basic expressions, greetings, days of
the week, months, classroom objects, clothing, food, gender, body
parts, some emotions, some adjectives, animals, and fruits.
In addition, the students will learn the Sign of the Cross, a
prayer to their Guardian Angel and Hail Mary in Spanish.
Fourth grade students will then learn to use all of what was
introduced in first through third grades and have quizzes on
translation, spelling and sentence structure. In addition
to the prayers learned in first through third grade, students
will learn the Our Father.
Fifth through seventh grade students will add on to and review
all of what was introduced in first through fourth grade.
In addition, students will be able to express more
feelings. Gender, forming plurals of nouns, the
definitive article the, possessive adjectives, phrases commonly
used in the Spanish classroom will all be learned. Students
will be also learn the weather, how to tell time, action words,
prepositions, transportation and school subjects.
Eight grade students will continue to review all that was learned
in previous grades and will be able to write a paragraph
describing the members of their families, themselves and
their pets using correct expressions, gender, color, adjectives,
plurals, and possessive adjectives. Eight grade students will
learn to use subject pronouns and will be able to conjugate
regular ~ar verbs, ~er verbs, and ~ir verbs. Students will
also learn and work with the conjugation and use of three
irregular verbs, ser, estar, and tener.
On behalf of our entire staff, we welcome you to St. Ignatius Parish School. At St. Ignatius Parish School, you are part of a close knit community, who live their faith, and see the children thrive under the leadership of our pastor, Father Mike Moynahan.
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 Catholic Mutual
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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.