Blast Email: March 13, 2018

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • St. Patrick’s Parade
  • Missoula Children Theatre Tryouts
  • Report Cards
  • Information You Want to Know about Discipline
  • Viking Track Club (After School Program)
  • LEGO Engineering (After School Program)
  • Karate (After School Program)
  • Auction Pictures
  • Parish Lenten Activities
  • Judge Basketball Spring League (Grades 5-8)
  • Summer Camp Registrations
  • Rice Bowl Collections

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place this Saturday, March 17th. St. Vincent is the defending champ in the education category, and we are looking to make a great showing again this year. Please get your green on and come out to join us!

We would like to have an idea of how many will be attending so we can plan appropriately. Please RSVP with your family count to by Friday, March 16th at 10:00AM.

Participants will need to be at the line-up area on 500 East 200 South by 9:30 a.m. on March 17th. Those interested in car-pooling or caravaning to the staging area should meet at the St. Vincent pavilion at 7:45 a.m. (The parade organizers said that our float needs to be in its spot by 8:30 a.m., but your children do not.) There is also ample parking near the parade route if you choose to meet us there – just click on the parking finder link to find available lots.

The Parade will proceed along 200 South and concludes at State Street near the Gallivan Center. Everyone is invited to celebrate at the post-parade Siasma for Irish music, food, and dancing. The Siasma will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Gallivan Center.

Click the following to access the Parade Routes: Parade Route 1Parade Route 2

Missoula Children’s Theatre Tryouts March 19th

Announcing this year’s Missoula Children’s Theatre production: “The Wiz of the West.” Missoula Children’s Theatre is a free, one-week after-school program introducing students to the performing arts. This year they will be at the school March 19th – 24th.

Tryouts will be next Monday, March 19th in the gym after school for grades Kindergarten through 8th. There are tryouts because Missoula limits the number of participants based on which play they are performing. This year 50 to 60 will be cast in the play.
Download the Disappointment Letter  to learn more about handling disappointment if a child is not cast.

No acting experience is needed to tryout. Rehearsals are every day that week from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (The 6:00-8:00 rehearsal time is for those who are chosen for one of the main roles.) If selected, students must attend all rehearsals required for their role. The play will be performed in the school gym on Saturday, March 24th at 12:30 and 3 p.m. A nominal fee will be charged to attend the play.

Report Cards

We will be emailing the 3rd quarter report cards today, March 13th. From now on, we will go paperless with the report cards. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at

Information You Want to Know about Discipline

This is the last of 3 installments Mrs. Lambert and I have prepared on discipline. We have included these in the blast emails because discipline is the top area in which we receive questions from parents. I highly encourage you to read everything we have included, in particular, if you have ever felt that the school is too easy or too hard on students who break the rules. Please contact us if you have any questions that are not answered here (Gary Green, or 801-527-2042; Sarah Lambert, or 801-527-2069).

Click for Frequently Asked Questions about discipline at St. Vincent School 
Click here for information about bullying/harassment 

Viking Track Club

Mr. McCloud will begin the Viking Track Club for 5th through 8th graders on April 11 and continue for 5 weeks, every Wednesday and Saturday through May 9. The culminating event is the Judge Memorial Track Meet on Saturday, May 12 (for elementary and middle school students). More information will be sent in the following weeks.

LEGO Engineering

St. Vincent will have LEGO Engineering classes for grades K-1 and 2-5. Classes are Mondays from 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. from April 9 through May 7th. The cost is $80 for 5 sessions. You may register your child at
Download the Lego Engineering flyer 


Saint Vincent School will host 4 karate sessions on Wednesdays – April 11, April 18, April 25, and May 2 – from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. The classes are open to students in grades 1 through 8. The cost is $50; please bring a check to the office to save your spot. Click here to learn more about our instructor, Marius Gilca.

Auction Pictures and Party Boards – Your Auction Pictures Are Here!

Please pick up your auction photo(s) in the school office.

If you are interested in helping with next year’s auction, on a committee or as a co-chair, please contact Ali ( or Therese ( We will be meeting soon to determine date and theme. Chairs help pick the theme!

Don’t forget to check out all the great Party BoardsClick here for more information and to sign up. Duct Tape Principal Green is coming next month – April 25th. Cost is $10 per student for two pieces of duct tape. Purchase as many as you like! In addition, students will have the opportunity to guess how many pieces of duct tape it will take to stick Mr. Green to the wall. A prize will be given for the closest estimate.

Parish Lenten Activities

Download the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church Easter Schedule 

Judge Memorial Spring Basketball League Tryouts

Judge Memorial is inviting all current 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade boys who are interested in playing basketball on a Judge Bulldog Spring League to attend tryouts tomorrow Wednesday, March 14! Teams will play in a competitive local basketball league on Saturdays, March 24 – June 2. (Practice times TBD.) Tryouts will be held at Judge Memorial tomorrow Wednesday, March 14, 2018 beginning at 5-6:30p.m. for current 5th /6th grade students and 7-8:30p.m. for current 7th/8th grade students. For those that make the team, the cost will be $150.00 per player and includes jersey. Please direct any questions to Judge Boys Varsity Head Coach, Tim Gardner: More information can be found at

Now Taking Summer Camp Registrations

We are now taking Summer Camp registrations for grades K-5th. Please click on the following link for more details:

Summer Camp Registration 2018 
Summer Camp 2018 Flyer 

Rice Bowl Collection

Students can bring their Rice Bowl collections to Mass on Fridays. The money goes to Catholic Relief Services.


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