Blast Email: March 21, 2017

Congratulations!

We would like to congratulate Devin Beals, our 4th grade teacher, and Danielle Gibson-Johnson, our Extended Day Director. Both had their babies over Spring Break – two boys! Devin named her son Connor Benjamin Beals and Danielle named her son Colton Kash Johnson. Both mothers and baby boys are doing great.

Parish Lenten Activities

Join the Saint Vincent de Paul Parish for a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, March 31st from 5 to 7 PM in the Holy Family Hall prior to the Parish Stations of the Cross. A nominal fee will be charged.

The Parish will also show Lenten movies on Mondays, March 27th (The Power of Forgiveness) and April 3rd (Michaelangelo, The Pivotal Players by Bishop Robert Barron). The movies start at 7 PM in the Holy Family Hall.

Missoula Tryouts on Monday, April 3rd

Missoula Children’s Theatre is a free, one-week after-school program introducing students to the performing arts. Tryouts will be Monday, April 3rd after school. (There are tryouts because Missoula limits the number of participants based on which play they are performing.) Click here for more info.

Report Cards

Student reports cards will be sent home today, Tuesday, March 21st.

Spirit Day

Next Tuesday, March 28th is spirit day. Students may wear their favorite
team sports wear to school, or as always, they may wear St. Vincent’s spirit wear.

Sarah Hart

Sarah Hart, a catholic singer, songwriter and leading figure in contemporary catholic music, will be at St. Vincent School on March 24th. The students will be attending an assembly featuring Sarah. She will also hold a concert that evening at 7:00 PM at Judge Memorial Catholic High School. The concert is free and open to the public. Additionally, Sarah will be offering a musicians’ workshop at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Newman Center on March 25th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost is $15, which includes lunch, and you must register prior by clicking on this St Catherine Workshop Registration link. For more information, click on this recent Intermountain Catholic article link.

School Board Nominations

The St. Vincent de Paul School Board is seeking new members! The School Board serves as an advisory body to the administration and contributes through four committees: Faith Formation, Strategic Planning, Communications, and Health and Safety.

If you would like more information, or would like nominate yourself or another candidate, please contact Mr. Green or any member of the School Board Executive Committee.

Mr. Green, ggreen@stvincents-school.org
Ali Barber – President, ali@jeffneese.com
Stephen Smithson – Vice Present, ssmithson@swlaw.com
Jen Cockle – Secretary, jlcockle@gmail.com

School Board is a three-year commitment. There will be open positions on all 4 committees in 2017-2018.

Nominees must:

  • support the school philosophy and mission
  • be a positive representative for the school
  • willingly contribute their talents and expertise
  • actively participate in the board activities and attend regular board meetings/functions

Your Auction photos are in!

Please pick up your awesome 80s photo(s) from the auction at the front office.

Box Tops

We will be collecting box tops on Monday, March 27th. Please turn in all your box tops to your classroom by Friday, March 24th. Box tops are a great way to help the school. We receive money for the box tops turned in, which we use for items the school needs.

Scott Plays Scott

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of American Composer and King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin, our band and choir teacher Scott Larrabee will perform the first of four recitals on Saturday April 1st, 2017 at 7 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1385 Spring Lane in Holladay. The recital series will include the entire ragtime catalog and songs of Scott Joplin. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be taken up to benefit Sr. Angela’s assistance program for the poor.

School Uniform

Students are now allowed to wear shorts and skorts for the last quarter of school.

Student Tuition and Parent Scrip Contract

All parents should have received their Student Tuition and Parent Scrip 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 all contracts returned to the office by March 24, 2017. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Student Tuition and Parent Scrip Contract 

Parent Education/Movie Night!

On March 28 at 6:30, the school will show “Screenagers,” a multi-award winning documentary about how adults can help young people navigate through the perils of the digital age. (See this link for more information: screenagersmovie.) The middle school students will watch “Screenagers” on March 28 during school. Thanks to Sonya Droguett for helping make this event happen.

Please email me if you plan to attend as the number of people will determine if we show the movie in the gym or in a classroom. (ggreen@stvincents-school.org)

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 Packet 

Rice Bowl Collection

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

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