Blast Email: August 21, 2018

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • Back to School Night/Religious Education
  • Fun Run
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Dress Code Change
  • Students with Medical Needs
  • School Calendar
  • Scrip (Gift Cards)
  • Parent and Student Handbook/ Middle School Handbook
  • Homework Lab
  • Band/Choir Schedule
  • Lunch Program
  • Field Use
  • Lego Leaguers
  • Asbestos Notification

Back to School Night (Parents Only) August 23rd

This Thursday, august 23rd at 6:30 pm is Back to School night in the gym. This is for parents only. We ask that at least one parent attend. We will have two different classroom sessions to allow those of you with multiple children to meet all of your teachers.

Also, Mari McCord, religious education director at St. Vincent Parish, will be in Holy Family Hall from 5:30pm to 9:00pm on Back to School Night to help families register for First Communion, Confirmation, and RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Typically, Catholic students in 2nd grade will register for First Communion, but older students who have not had the Sacrament may register as well.

6th Annual Fun Run: Friday, September 21, 2018

5:30 p.m. Check in at the Pavilion
6:00 p.m. Run starts
School social immediately afterwards

Bring the whole family for a fun run (or walk) around campus and enjoy the school social in the pavillon afterwards. Black’s Sliders Food Truck and Dippin’ Dots will have tasty food available for purchase.

Fun Run Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family; a T-shirt is included (must register by Sept. 14 to guarantee a shirt).
Click here to register.

Sponsorship opportunities are available now, starting at only $100. Please contact Sarah Anderson for more information: sarahsemerad@gmail.com.

Tomas’ Lemonade Stand

Nicholas Whitney, who is in 8th grade, is hosting a lemonade sale at the pavilion from 12:30-1:30 pm this Friday, August 24 in memory of his cousin Tomas. Six years ago, Nicholas began hosting the lemonade stand, like Tomas did when he was battling cancer, to support Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child helps children in struggling areas of the world by providing them with a Christmas gift.
Lemonade, donuts, and cookies will be available for $1 each. Please come support this worthy cause!

Dress Code Change

Please note that we have made a change to our dress code policy, please see below:

  1. Girls in grades K-4 may wear their jumper with the peter pan collar and vest at mass and on full dress days. They can also choose to wear shorts, skorts, or pants with the red or white polo and vest for mass and full dress days.
  2. Girls in grade 5 may wear their plaid skirt with the red or white polo and their vest at mass and on full dress days. They can also wear shorts, skorts, or pants with the red or white polo with the vest for mass and full dress days.
  3. Girls in grades 6-8 may wear their plaid skirt with the white or blue oxford and their vest at mass and on full dress days. They can also wear shorts, skorts, or pants with the white or blue oxford with the vest for mass and formal dress days.
  4. Boys in grades K-5 may wear shorts or pants with the red or white polo shirt with the vest at mass and on full dress days.
  5. Boys in grades 6-8 may wear shorts or pants with the white or blue oxford and their vest at mass and on full dress days.

Shorts may be worn all four quarters for boys and girls. Please contact the school office with any questions.

Students with Medical Needs

If your student has any medical needs such as an epi pen, inhaler, or other medicine that the office needs to administer, please bring these into the office with your student’s name and instructions.

School Calendar

Saint Vincent School calendar for the 2018-2019 school year is posted here. Please be sure to check the monthly calendars for events. Events may be subject to change.

Scrip (Gift Card Program)

Join us in raising money for our school simply by using gift cards where you’re already shopping. It’s easy, rewarding, and fits perfectly into your busy life. Please contact the school office at office@stvincents-school.org or 801-277-6702 with any questions.

Parent and Student Handbook & Middle School Handbook

The Parent and Student Handbook, and Middle School Handbook for the 2018-2019 school year are posted on our school website. We will be sending out acknowledgement forms with the oldest child in each family. Please sign and return by Friday, August 31st. You may click on the following link to access the handbook.
Parent and Student Handbook 
Middle School Handbook 2018-2019 

Homework Lab

Homework Lab started this week. The Homework Lab schedule is posted on the website and is subject to change. In order to use Homework Lab, please follow these rules:

  1. Pick up your child from the Spring Lane lot at 3:50 PM. Any children not picked up from the Spring Lane lot at 3:50 PM will be escorted to Extended Day.
  2. Children must have homework in order to attend Homework Lab. The students may read during Homework Lab. Any students not having homework to do or a book to read will be escorted to Extended Day.
  3. Students will not be allowed to change for sporting events during Homework Lab. Any clothing changes will have to take place at Extended Day or with a parent after 3:50 PM.
  4. Students must go straight to Homework Lab after they are dismissed from their classrooms and may not leave before 3:50 PM unless a parent comes to get them.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Band/Choir Schedule

Beginning Band will be starting on Monday, August 30. This band is offered to all fourth grade students and is held during their regular music class period. Those taking band, would do so in place of attending their regular music class with Mr. Radu. The 4th grade music curriculum requirements can be met through band instruction.

Honor Band will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05-4:00 starting Tuesday, August 21st. This band is offered to all students in 5th-8th grades. Even if your child has never been in band before, they may enroll in this exciting class.

Both bands perform at numerous school and outside events throughout the year including assemblies, Masses, the Diocesan Band Festival and the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The Children’s Choir will start on Wednesday, August 22nd and is open for all students in grades 3-5. The choir meets after school each Wednesday from 3:20-4:15 in the band room (downstairs of Holy Family Hall). The choir will provide music for several school Masses, a few weekend parish Masses, and a few concerts throughout the school year.

Middle School Chorus For students in 6th-8th grade. Practices will be on Thursdays from 7:30-8:10 in the band room (downstairs of Holy Family Hall) starting on Monday, September 6th. This chorus will provide music for several school Masses, a few weekend parish Masses, and a few concerts throughout the school year as well as special field trips.

For more information on these ensembles, including how to get a registration form, please visit the school website or contact Mr. Larrabee at 801-527-2056 or slarrabee@stvincents-school.org.

Why Did We Change Lunch Programs?

At the School Board meeting last week, this question came up: Why did we change lunch programs? We changed lunch programs because Granite School District no longer is working with private schools. For five years, we enjoyed the great convenience of not having to order lunch for our children ahead of time and getting discounted lunches. Because of these advantages with Granite School District’s lunch program, the new program is a significant adjustment for many of us.

Our current lunch provider, Elevation Catering, came highly recommended from two other Catholic Schools. The school found Elevation to be the best company in terms of value for the price and parent convenience. Please let me know if you have any questions about our lunch program.

Gary Green, ggreen@stvincents-school.org

Field Use

Please let the office know by this Friday, August 24 if you have a team that would like to rent the lower field for practices or games. After 12:30pm on August 24, the field times will be made available to teams from outside the school/parish community.

Calling all Lego Leaguers!

Hello, Space Cadets! (We mean that in a GOOD way!) The First Lego League is back in force, and this year’s theme is “Into Orbit!” If you are a budding engineer, computer programmer, science fair presenter, or just a great team member, FLL needs you.

We have as many as 10 slots on the team. It’s a serious commitment, weekly meetings (TBD) to prepare for the three judged segments of our competition in January: 1) Building and programming an autonomous robot as a team; 2) A Science-fair type presentation (solving a physical or social problem faced by humans during long-duration space exploration); and 3) Our teamwork itself.

It’s a great experience- a lot of work, and a lot of fun!!

Jump over to goo.gl/PSTwYX to find out about FLL, and you can let us know if you are interested – so we can get started right away!

Asbestos Notification

Please download the Asbestos Notification Letter below if you are interested in the school’s asbestos status:
Asbestos Letter 2018

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