Blast Email: March 20, 2018

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • Giselle Airriess
  • Tuition Contracts
  • Final Rice Bowl Collection
  • Spirit Day
  • Basketball
  • Easter Break Schedule
  • St. Patrick’s Parade – Thank you!
  • Track Club
  • Parish Lenten Activities
  • LEGO Engineering
  • Karate
  • Tuition Scale
  • Discipline
  • Judge Memorial Open House
  • Juan Diego Open House
  • Auction Pictures
  • St. Vincent Night Out at Zupas
  • Referral Program
  • Summer Camp Registrations

Mrs. Giselle Airriess

Mrs. Airriess, our school librarian, is retiring at the end of this school year. She has been a part of our community for 19 years! St. Vincent School is very thankful to Mrs. Airriess for her years of hard work in running the library, leading classes, tutoring students, and for instilling in the students a love of books. We wish her the best of luck with her retirement and will miss her.

Tuition Contracts

All parents should have received their Tuition Payment Contracts during Parent/Teacher Conferences. If you did not receive this information, please click below to find a copy of the contract. We would like to have all contracts returned to the office by this Friday, March 23, 2018. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Download the 2018-2019 Student Tuition Contract

Final Rice Bowl Collection

This is a reminder that the last day for students to bring in their Rice Bowl collections will be this Friday, March 23rd. The money goes to Catholic Relief Services.

Spirit Day

Next Tuesday, March 27th is spirit day. Students may wear clothing that is predominantly red, navy blue, white or St. Vincent spirit wear.

Basketball

Congratulations to all of our St. Vincent teams who attended the Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament in Pocatello this past weekend.

  • 4th Grade girls took 2nd Place in the Championship Bracket of the Junior Girls Division.
  • 6th Grade girls took 3rd Place in the Championship Bracket of the Senior Girls Division.
  • 5th/6th Grade boys took 1st Place in the Consolation Bracket of the Senior Boys Division.

Our 5th Grade girls and boys competed and represented well in the Senior Girls and Boys Divisions.

Easter Break Schedule

Please note that dismissal on Wednesday, March 28th is at 12:30pm. Extended Day will be open until the regular closing time, 6:00pm.

The School and Extended Day will be closed for the Easter Break beginning Thursday, March 29th through Friday, April 6th. Classes will resume Monday, April 9th.
Have a blessed and safe break!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Media Coverage
A big thank you to everyone who came to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade last Saturday! Despite the weather, a good time was had by all. Our float was a hit with the local media. Click on the links below to watch the news coverage:
Channel 2
Channel 4
Salt Lake Tribune Photo Gallery, Photo #28

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.

Parish Lenten Activities

Click here to download the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church Easter Schedule 

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 play-well.org.
Download the LEGO Engineering flyer 

Karate

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.

Note about the New Tuition Scale

At the School Board meeting last week, we spoke about one point that is confusing about the new tuition scale: People understand that the tuition and salary scales are established by the diocese, but there was a question as to whether or not any portion of the additional funds that will come in go to the diocese for use at other schools. The answer is no. All money that you pay and will pay in tuition is used by St. Vincent de Paul Parish School.

The confusion may have stemmed from people misunderstanding the diocesan assessment. This assessment is based on the amount of money a parish receives from its collections and is paid directly to the diocese. The assessment money is allotted to Catholic schools in our diocese based on need.

Please let me know if you have any questions (801-527-2042; ggreen@stvincents-school.org).

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, ggreen@stvincents-school.org or 801-527-2042; Sarah Lambert, slambert@stvincents-school.org or 801-527-2069).

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

Judge Memorial Tours & Open House

Tuesday Tours & Open House at Judge Memorial Catholic High School: Join us on the last Tuesday of every month from 9:00-11:00AM for an informal Open House and to take a tour of our campus. All are welcome and no appointment is necessary. Drop by and see all that Judge has to offer!

Next Tuesday Tour is: Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Click here for more information.

Juan Diego Catholic High School Open House

Open House this Tuesday, March 27 from 5 – 7 p.m. Come tour our campus, meet faculty, and interact with our clubs and athletics during our open house. We are excited to show you how Juan Diego offers a complete education – inclusive to all! Click here to RSVP.

Auction Pictures

LAST CALL! If you have not yet picked up your auction pictures, please do so by tomorrow, March 21st. If they are not picked up on March 21st, we will send them home with your child.

St. Vincent School Night at ZUPAS

SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, April 17 from from 5 – 9 p.m. Join us for the first annual St. Vincent School night at ZUPAS Cafe Ft. Union, located at 1400 East Fort Union Blvd. Our school can receive up to 25% of the proceeds that night from 5 to 9 p.m. The more families who come, the more opportunity to reach our full earning potential. Watch for more details soon!

Referral Program

Our biggest marketing tool is YOU! You can earn $500 by referring a new family to attend our school.
Click here for more information.

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:
Download the Summer Camp Registration Form 
Download the Summer Camp Flyer 

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