Ignite Committee & Principals

Grow your school’s Inclusive Education Program by getting involved.

Mark Your Calendars 

  • October 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm – Celebration of Life Mass at St. Athanasius Church in Jesup, Iowa 
    • The Celebration of Life Mass is an annual Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jackels. It is held at various locations across the Archdiocese and recognizes parishes and/or schools that have made efforts to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities.Mass-Celebration-of-Life-10-18v2 (1)
  • November 30 – December 2, 2018 – Day of Prayer for Inclusion
    • We ask that you pray for all children with disabilities & their families… praying they may find welcome in their parish communities & Catholic schools.  Our faith tells us:  All Are Welcome.
    • November 30, 2018 – Schools
    • December 1-2, 2018 – Churches

Join the Ignite Inclusion Committee

  • The committee shares best inclusion practices, brainstorm creative ideas on how to grow inclusion offerings in our schools, network with others that value inclusion,
    shares challenges, share strengths of what is already being done, plus more. Each partner school is required to have an active member on the ignite committee.
    Contact Mindy Hart, the committee chair 

Grant Opportunities

  • FY19-20 school year
  • FY19 FIREball Inclusion Leader
  • FY19 FIREd Up About Inclusion School

Grant Timeline

  • January 28, 2019: Grant Applications Open Online
  • March 5, 2019: Grant Applications Due
  • Week of March 18 & 25, 2019: Grant committee & applicant interviews conducted
  • April 26, 2019: Grant Award Winners Announced

Check Out FIRE Foundation of Northeast Iowas FY18 Annual Report:

FY18 Annual Report

Principal Presentation

Professional Development Opportunities

FIRE NE Iowa encourages you to explore the following documents:

Get FIREd up with FIRE NE Iowa!

Inclusion is important to ALL of us!