Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

Family School Association (FSA) News
McTeacher Night – January 14th
Join us at the West Ames McDonald’s on Tuesday, January 14th from 5-7 for McTeacher Night! They will donate 15% of all sales (eat in, drive-thru, gift cards, etc.) to FSA. Plus, the class with the most attendees will receive $100 check to their classroom!

FSA Trivia Night – January 17th
FSA will be having trivia night on Friday, January 17th at the Ames Golf and Country Club. It is always a great time while benefiting St. Cecilia School and students.  Please use the following link to sign up your team.  

Gala/School/Other News
Gala Help Needed Please
Silent Auction items are still needed as well.  Please see the link below to sign up:
2020 Silent Auction Item Donations

Tax Tuition Credit 2019
The State of Iowa provides tax credits to parents who send their children to private schools. The following summary from the Iowa Catholic Conference gives the background of the law and explains the Tax Credit Program and how to take advantage of it.
Section 422.12, subsection 2, Code 1997, “A tuition credit equal to twenty-five percent of the first one thousand dollars which the taxpayer has paid to others for each dependent kindergarten through twelve for tuition and textbooks of each dependent in attending an elementary or secondary school situated in
Iowa. Please click on the following to review: Tax Tuition Credit Form 2019

Roller Skating in PE – January 13th-28th
The 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be starting their roller skating skills on Monday January 13th and will skate through January 28th. Mrs. DuBois is in need of some adult helpers for each class to assist with getting skates laced up especially during the first week.  If you are able to come to PE on Monday or Tuesday from January 13th-28th, please get in touch with Mrs. DuBois ASAP.  Thanks!

Project Linus – January 20th
On Monday, January 20 from 1:00-3:00 p.m, St. Cecilia Church will be the host site for a Volunteer Center of Story County service project for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/National Day of Service. Project Linus will be providing materials for volunteers to make fleece blankets. This is a wonderful service project for all ages. Please stop by the North Social Hall in the church anytime between 1:00-3:00 to help out. Please bring fabric scissors if you have some. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you have any questions or would like to donate any additional fleece (anti-pill fleece), contact Jessica Loecke at or 515-451-8126.

Cooking Box Materials Needed Please
We are creating some cooking boxes for our classrooms, so if they want to teach about measurements or create a dish they’ve discussed in class, the main materials are here for them to use. Please review the materials needed below and click on the button to donate. Your donations can be brought to the school office. Thank you!

We are back to our normal schedule, so please have your orders in on Mondays by 9 a.m. Thank you for your support!

Sunday Dive is a weekly podcast on the Mass readings hosted by our Director of Faith Formation, Katie Patrizio.  It uncovers the historical background, archaeological insights, Old Testament allusions and more behind the Scripture texts.  In this week’s episode Katie discusses:

  • Why Jesus was baptized when he didn’t sin
  • John the Baptist’s priestly background and how in baptizing Jesus he plays a priestly role
  • The significance of the location of Jesus’ baptism + much more!

Listen online at or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts!

School Events
Wednesday, January 15: 9AM All School Mass followed by 1st Grade Reception – All are Welcome!
Monday, January 20: No School – Teacher In Service
Wednesday, January 22: 9AM All School Mass
Ames Children’s Choir Auditions
Ames High Winter Cheer Clinic
Our mailing address is:
2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA 50010