Blast Email: December 12, 2017

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • Auction Kick-Off Assembly
  • Christmas Program
  • Parking Lot (Spring Lane)
  • Air Quality
  • Scrip – Gift Card Program
  • Homework Lab
  • Strategy Game Club
  • # Social Media Campaign
  • Christmas Program
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Christmas Food Drive
  • Helping Hands
  • Sandwich Program
  • Liturgy Schedule
  • Annual Auction

Auction Opportunity Drawing Kick-Off Assembly

This Thursday, December 14th your student(s) will receive their auction opportunity drawing tickets at the Casino Royale Opportunity Drawing Kick-Off Assembly (formerly known as the Raffle Assembly). The money raised benefits our school and helps to enhance our school programs, so we hope you will participate in this fundraiser opportunity!

St. Vincent Christmas Program

Next Tuesday, December 19th will be our annual Saint Vincent Christmas Program. This celebration will take place at the Saint Vincent Church at 6:30 PM. Students are asked to be at the school at 6:00 PM.

Parking Lot Change (Spring Lane)

Beginning on Wednesday, January 3 , we are changing the parking lot routine in the Spring Lane lot. (We are delaying the start day in order to allow time for the word to get to everyone in our community.) The change is that the right side of the main entrance will be open. Before, only the exit was open. Those who enter through the main entrance will go to the left and park. Cars from the drop-off lane will be coming toward the exit, so it is important that those coming through the main entrance not cross the line of cars that will be exiting. (A map illustrating this change will be sent in next week’s blast.)

If you only need to go through the drop-off lane, continue to enter through the east entrance by Nano Nagle. We have consulted with the Unified Police Department about this change. We also plan to speak with a traffic consultant, so this new routine may be revised some. If you have any questions, please contact the front office at

Air Quality

The school closely monitors the air quality each day using 3 sources. If the air quality is rated yellow or orange, we will have recess outdoors, but if the air quality is red, we will stay indoors. Please let us know if you would like your child to stay indoors when the air quality is yellow or orange.

Scrip – Gift Card Program

Don’t forget to purchase all your gift card needs through our scrip program. You may purchase the gift cards (scrip) anytime from now until December 20th at the school office or at the scrip table in the school gym. You may also email us your order at the school office at and we will get it ready for you. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Snarr at the school office at 801-277-6702, Ext. 0.

Homework Lab

Please note that there will be no homework lab next week, December 18th – 20th.

Strategy Game Club

This Friday, Aimee Toner will host the Strategy Game Club in the Art/Music Room, from 12:30 – 1:30PM.

# Social Media Campaign

We are starting up a # campaign for our school on social media. These will be used for school posts on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. We invite you to use the #s when sharing your school memories on social media.

The campaign will consist of a total of five #s with the first being #learningmakesmehappy (we have been using this # on posts since the beginning of the school year). The middle school voted and chose the remaining four. The winners are:

Thank you for helping spread good news about our school!

Volunteers Needed

Mr. Larrabee is looking for help with some of the stage equipment on the following dates:

Wednesday, December 13th from 8:15 – 9:00
Thursday, December 14th from 9:30 – 10:00
Friday, December 15th from 10-10;30
Sunday evening, December 17th from 6-7 PM
Monday, December 18th from 9:30-10 AM then again at 2:30
Tuesday, December 19th from 9:30-12:30

If you can help him move items during any of those times, please leave a message at 801-527-2056 or email him at

Christmas Food Drive

We are doing a Christmas food drive until December 20th, so please have your student bring in their class’ assigned food. Donations will go to the Saint Vincent Food Pantry. Click here for a complete list of assigned foods.

Helping Hands Credit Opportunity

On Saturday, December 16th, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, located at 3401 S. Highland Dr., needs volunteers from 8 to 10 a.m. to place luminary bags throughout the park. These will be used in the Holiday Luminary Night that evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Students who participate will receive credit for Helping Hands, and families are encouraged to wear school spirit clothing to show representation of our school.

If interested, please contact Robbie Ann Johnson at Wasatch Lawn (801) 466-8687, or by cell (385) 315-0381.

Saint Vincent Parish Sandwich Program

Please note that the sandwich making days that were scheduled for the month of December have been canceled. They will start up again in the new year. If you have any questions, please contact Mari McCord at 801-527-2037.

Christmas & New Year’s Day Liturgy Schedule

The Saint Vincent de Paul Parish Christmas and New Year’s Day liturgy schedule is now available.
Click here to download the St. Vincent de Paul Church Liturgy Schedule 

Auction Tickets and Donations

Tickets are now on sale for An Evening at Casino Royale! Please click on the link below to register online for tickets or for a High Roller Patron Table. Sign up early as they are limited in availability and are going fast!

Click here to register online.

Want to be a sponsor? Click here for Underwriting Sponsorships.

Auction Donations: Please consider making a year-end donation for the Auction. Items and gift cards are needed for the silent and live auction. Auction donations purchased from our script program will count towards your Parent Scrip Program requirements.


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