Blast Email: January 29, 2019

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • Auction E-Blasts
  • Parent Teacher Conferences Sign-Ups
  • Book Fair
  • St. Vincent’s Night at the Utah Grizzlies
  • Art Show
  • Science Fair/National History Day Results
  • St. Vincent Lego League Team Wins Regional Competition
  • Spelling Bee
  • Lost and Found
  • Mass Collection
  • Girls on The Run

Auction E-Blasts

Starting tomorrow, we will begin weekly Auction E-Blasts leading up to the auction, which is 4 weeks from this Saturday. Please watch for them and read for the latest news about our primary fundraising event.

If you haven’t gotten your reservations in, please do so this week. The price goes up from $90 to $100 in just 10 days, and there are only 4 Patron Tables left for sale!
Click here to register online.

Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-Ups

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, February 7th and Friday, February 8th. We are using Volunteer Spot to sign up for the conferences. Please click your child’s classroom link below to sign up. If you would like to meet with any of the specialized teachers (Middle School Math, Spanish, Music, Computer, P.E.), please email them directly to set up a time. For any questions, please contact the school office at office@stvincents-school.org.

PreK 4
Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

St. Vincent Book Fair!

It’s time again! Awesome new books for everyone from the Story Cupboard! All proceeds benefit the school library and you get the benefit of fantastic, quality books. The Book Fair will be in the school library on Wednesday, February 6 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, February 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., & on Friday, February 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Questions?

We need help setting up, staffing and taking down the Book Fair. Volunteers will receive a 20% discount on one item for helping. It’s a fun way to get PIP hours ad you can have lots of time to explore all the books. Click here to volunteer at the Book Fair.

Contact Anna Zanarini at azanarini@stvincents-school.org or 801-527-2070.

St. Vincent’s Night at the Utah Grizzlies

The St. Vincent’s Children Choir will be performing “God Bless America”, Wednesday, February 6th at the Utah Grizzlies Game at 7:00PM. Come out and support the choir and enjoy a hockey game. Discounted tickets are available for St. Vincent families ($10 for a $28 ticket). Please call 801-988-8007 or email Jared at jcortum@utahgrizz.com to purchase tickets. (Choir members are free.)
Download the Grizzlies Flyer

Art Show

Please stop by the school gym during Parent/ Teacher Conferences, February 7th and 8th. Art created by our students will be on display for all to enjoy.

This year during Parent/Teacher Conferences, you will be able to order cards (that you can use for invitations, thank you’s, etc.) that have been designed by your child(ren). Brooke Gaztambide, our art teacher, worked on this project with the students. The teachers will show parents this art work during conferences, and will also provide you with an order form. Order forms are due to the office by Friday, February 8.

Science Fair/National History Day

Congratulations to the following students that will be advancing in Science Fair and National History Day!

Science Fair 2019

Overall Winners of the Science Fair
Sam Gustafson: “The Effect of Age on Color Perception”
2nd Place – Michael Shaffer: “Do Non-Native or Native Seeds Germinate at a Higher Rate?”
3rd Place – Trevor McMillan: “Soap’s Disappointment, Spit’s Shine?

Plant Science
1st Place – Michael Shaffer: “Do Non-Native or Native Seeds Germinate at a Higher Rate?”
2nd Place – Natalie Bowers: “Hydroponics versus Soil”

Behavioral Science
1st Place – Corinne Simao: “How Does Self-Control of Technology Usage Affect Male versus Female Teenagers?”

Biological Science
1st Place – Sam Gustafson: “The Effect of Age on Color Perception”
2nd Place – Trevor McMillan: “Soap’s Disappointment, Spit’s Shine?
3rd Place – Jeremy Miller: “Can Different Activities Affect Blinking?”

Biochemistry
1st Place – Rachee Hatch: “Neutralizing- The Ability of Over the Counter Antacids”

Environmental Science
1st Place – Ella Schorlemmer: “Heart Rate of Daphnia and pH”
Tied
2nd Place – Daija Hutchins: “Dissolved Oxygen Levels versus Water”
2nd Place – Emily Jenson: “SODIS versus Filter”

National History Day
The following projects advance to the regional competition:

  1. Shoeless Joe Jackson and The Black Sox Scandal (Rylan Arico and Kohl Donelson)
  2. How Air Travel Changed After the Attacks of September 11, 2001 (Clara Love)
  3. The Immaculate Reception (Camden Candilora)
  4. The Mexican American War: Before, After and During (Ethan Haney)
  5. The Lindberg Kidnapping: Conviction, Death, Truth (Oliver Cockle)
  6. The Battle of Hastings: The Story of an Illegitimate Illiterate Who Changed the English Language (Carter Barber)
  7. The Underground Railroad: The Abolitionist Movement (Esther Analjok, Lucinda Larrabee and Adriana Sanchez)
  8. How Adolf Hitler Affected People of Germany During World War Two (Madeleine Travis)
  9. The Trail of Tears Tragedy (Abbey Bowers)
  10. The Triumph of the National Parks (Ella Patterson)

St. Vincent Lego League Team Wins Regional Competition!

The “Llamas in Space” are quite proud to represent St. Vincent School at the First Lego League (FLL) State Finals this Saturday at Weber State University! The all-day event will be similar to last Saturday’s regional qualifier, in which the Llamas were crowned “Champions” – meaning they performed highest across all three FLL categories. The three FLL categories present a huge challenge for these young teams:

  • Teamwork (Core Values)
  • Innovation (A full science-fair project/presentation)
  • Robot Challenge (timed trials with a custom-built Mindstorms robot which you may have seen at our Open House).

Many people mistake the robot challenge as the entire program (as it’s so visible); yet all 3 areas are equally weighted in the judging – so even all that work with the robot is still only 33% of the team’s overall success. Middle school students are truly challenged to balance their time and focus to perform equally well in all three areas.

Some teams went home with awards for specific areas (the robot, the project, or the teamwork itself) but our Llamas covered all three with high scores. They went through three separate judged interviews (one for each of the 3 sections) as well as running the robot in three 2:30 timed trials, trying to score as many points as possible.

Judges had really good things to say about our team! We’re so proud of this huge accomplishment – our first time in the State finals!

Hats off to our team (in alphabetical order): Rylan Arico (6th), Jazmin Asmar (7th), Valery Carnes (4th), Dominic Fedor (6th), Zach Johnson (6th), Lucinda Larrabee (7th), Max Ripko (5th).

Wish them luck, as they go up against 48 teams, champions from other venues, this Saturday!

Spelling Bee

Our annual spelling bee will be Friday, February 8th at 10:15 in the school gym. All are welcome to attend.

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 also have these items displayed during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Mass Collection

3rd Grade would like to thank everyone who donated at Mass last Friday. We collected $517.41 for Catholic Community Services.

Girls on The Run

Registration is now open for Girls on the Run!!! 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 11th until June 1st. Practices will be held at St Vincent on Tuesdays 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 at allimgardner@gmail.com if you are interested.

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