Blast Email: February 13, 2018

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Diocese Science Fair
  • Homework Lab
  • No School
  • Religious Retreat
  • Spelling Bee Contest
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Book Fair
  • Art Show
  • Auction Wrap Up
  • Lost and Found
  • Girls on the Run
  • Discipline Procedure

Ash Wednesday

Families are invited to join us tomorrow, Wednesday, February 14th at 9:00AM for ASH WEDNESDAY MASS. All are also welcome to join us at 8:45 AM at the school entrance to bury the Alleluia. Please note, the school office will be closed from 9 AM to 10 AM during the Ash Wednesday Service.

Diocese Science Fair

Congratulations to the following students who won in the Catholic Diocesan Science Fair.

Biology and Biochemistry
1st Place – Trevor McMillan – 7th Grade

Engineering
2nd Place – Teo Kjolseth – 7th Grade

Physics
1st Place – Jess Chisholm – 7th Grade

Energy: Chemical and Physical Science
1st Place – Kate Borgmeier – 8th Grade
2nd Place – Westley Curtiss – 8th Grade

Physics
2nd Place – Zoe Murphy – 8th Grade

Chemistry
1st Place – Indya Fiessinger – 8th Grade
3rd Place – Ava Linke – 8th Grade

The following students have been selected to present at the University of Utah Salt Lake Valley Fair:

Kate Borgmeier
Teo Kjolseth
Piper Chenoweth
Trevor McMillan
Jess Chisholm
Zoe Murphy
Sadie DuBois
Kate Yarrish
Indya Fiessinger

Thanks to Mrs. Musci for her guidance and hard work, and congratulations to her on the great showing! 11 of 15 students that attended the Diocesan Science Fair earned an award or a place at the Salt Lake Valley Fair.

Homework Lab

Please note that we have canceled homework lab this Thursday, February 15th. Our teachers are participating in a religious retreat.

No School

This is a quick reminder that there is no school, including Extended Day, on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Religious Retreat

Families are invited to join Ben Wagoner, Catholic retreat leader, this Thursday, February 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 in Holy Family Hall. Mr. Wagoner will help families make this the “Best Lent Ever!” Mr. Wagoner will lead retreats for the students during the day on February 15 and for the staff after school.

Spelling Bee Contest

Our annual spelling bee will be this Friday at 10:15 in the school gym. All are welcome to attend.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, February 22nd and Friday, February 23rd. We use Volunteer Spot to sign up for the conferences. Please click on the link below to view your child’s grade and sign up. If you would like to meet with any of the specialized teachers (Spanish, music, advanced math, computer, P.E., library), please email the office at office@stvincents-school.org. We will have the specified teacher contact you with available times.

Pre K 4 Parent Teacher Sign Ups
Kindergarten Parent Teacher Sign Ups
1st Grade Parent Teacher Sign Ups
2nd Grade Parent Teacher Sign Ups
3rd Grade Parent Teacher Sign Ups
4th Grade Parent Teacher Sign Ups
5th Grade Parent Teacher Sign Ups
6th Grade Parent Teacher Sign Ups
7th Grade Parent Teacher Sign Ups
8th Grade Parent Teacher Sign Ups

Book Fair

Displaying The Scholastic Spring Book Fair will be held during parent/teacher conferences on February 22nd & 23rd from 8:30 AM -8:30 PM
in the school library. There will also be a pre-sale 3:15-4:30 PM on Wednesday February 21st.
For more details, go to Scholastic Book Fair.

Volunteers are needed for helping kids write Wish Lists on Wednesday February 21st, as well as to ring up sales on Thursday February 22nd & Friday 23rd and pack up the Book Fair on Monday February 26th. Click here to sign up.

Art Show

Please stop by the school gym during Parent/ Teacher Conferences, February 22nd and 23rd. Art created by our students will be on display for all to enjoy.

Auction Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who attended the Auction on Saturday night! We hope you had a fun time. We are busily working on reconciling all the numbers and will have a report on what we raised soon!

Auction Drawing Winners
Congratulations to the following persons whose names were drawn for the opportunity drawings:

Opportunity Drawing Winners:
1st Place for $1,000 – Sally Rich
2nd Place for $500 – Rachel and Gil Schorlemmer
3rd Place for $250 – Carrie Drown

Tuition Drawing Winners:
1st Place for $2,000 off Tuition – Justin and Valerie Archibald
2nd Place for $200 – Rob Lambert
3rd Place for $100 – Brody Candilora

Live Auction Drawing Winner:
Adam Acosta, who chose the Disneyland Package.

Thank you everyone for your support of our school!

Lost and Found

Please take time to look through our school Lost and Found. Our collection of items is growing rapidly. You may stop by the office to view. We will as well have these items displayed during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Girls on the Run

Registration is still open for GIRLS ON THE RUN programs. Girls on the Run is a transformational, physical activity based, positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. The program will run from March 12th until June 2nd. Practices will be held at St. Vincent on Mondays from 3:30-5:15. Please visit girlsontherunutah.org for more information and to register.

Also, we are looking for volunteers to help with practice. Please contact Alli Gardner if you are interested at allimgardner@gmail.com.

Discipline Procedures

Please see the link below for answers to frequently asked questions about discipline at St. Vincent School.

Parents/guardians are asked to notify the teacher or administration immediately if they suspect a student is being bullied or harassed, or is bullying or harassing others. Parents/guardians can do this via email, phone, or by using this Problem Solving Form:

Bullying Harassment Form

St. Vincent School practices the discipline model of Restorative Justice. (For more information on Restorative Justice see this article and examples here) Restorative Justice does not omit consequences for an offender, but makes the consequences natural to the situation and ensures that the student processes the full impact of their actions. Punishment is not the focus because simply punishing students is not as effective for long-term behavior change. Restorative Justice is more difficult to implement, but is ultimately more effective at changing behavior. It also focuses on repairing relationships that have been damaged because of an incident.

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