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Posted on Feb 4, 2014 | 1 comment

Hot Chocolate Emergency at St. Ignatius

Hot Chocolate Emergency at St. Ignatius

St. Ignatius Loyola School Principal Tim Reilly surprises students by announcing a "Hot Chocolate Emergency."

St. Ignatius Loyola School Principal Tim Reilly surprises students by announcing a “Hot Chocolate Emergency.”

Catholic Schools Week: St. Ignatius Loyola School

What do you do with 1000 students and plunging temperatures during Catholic Schools Week?

Declare a Hot Chocolate Emergency.

Assistant Principal Laura Sieve helps prepare hot chocolate for more than 1000.

Assistant Principal Laura Sieve helps prepare hot chocolate for more than 1000.

Last week on the school’s Student Appreciation Day, St. Ignatius Loyola School  Principal Tim Reilly grabbed a bullhorn last week and went from class to class, announcing that each student would receive an emergency ration of hot chocolate.

Assistant Principal Laura Sieve and other staff members helped prepare and serve enough hot chocolate (and alternatives for children with food allergies) for all 1,024 students at the K-12 consolidated school in Montfort Heights.

Reilly, who has spoken nationally on “Inspiring the Love of Learning,” has been known to declare Popsicle Emergencies during late-spring heat waves. But this was St. I’s first Hot Chocolate Emergency.

“There is nothing more heart-warming than having the privilege of interacting with 1,024 students during Catholic Schools Week,” Reilly says.

Photos courtesy St. Ignatius Loyola School. For more Catholic Schools Week photos, see our Facebook Photo Gallery.

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St. Ignatius students enjoying their surprise hot chocolate treat.

St. Ignatius students enjoying their surprise hot chocolate treat.

1 Comment

  1. Love that school. Our three children attended all eight years, now I am fortunate to have had two grandchildren graduate from St. Ignatius and three grandchildren presently attending. Wonderful education, wonderful atmosphere, wonderful administrators. JUST WONDERFUL.