Blast Email: October 18, 2016

October’s All-School Mass Collection

The All-School Mass for October will be held this Wednesday, October 19th at 9:00 AM on the Feast of Saint Isaac Jogues. The 5th grade will host Mass and a Bible Ceremony. A reception for the 5th grade students and parents will follow in the Benvegnu Center. The collection from the Mass will benefit The National Ability Center in Park City, Utah. The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence, and lifetime skills through sport, recreation, and educational programs.

Make-Up Picture Day

Picture make-up day will be this Thursday, October 20th. If your child missed picture day or you would like re-takes, please have your child(ren) in full dress uniform. (Jumpers or skirts for girls; vests and long pants for boys) If your child has re-takes, s/he must return their picture packet in full. You may pick up a new packet to fill out in the school office.

No School Friday, October 21st

Please note that there is no school this Friday, October 21st for fall break. This includes Extended Day. School will be open for the full day on Thursday, October 20th.

Spirit Day

Spirit Day will be on Tuesday, October 25th. The theme for spirit day will be twin day. As with all spirit days, St. Vincent spirit wear or the school colors (red, white, navy blue) are always fine to wear.

Trivia Night Friday November 4th

We invite all parents to attend our 5th annual Trivia Night, which will be held in the Benvegnu Center on November 4th at 6:30 p.m. (Questions start at 7:00 p.m.) Round up your friends to make a table of 8, or we can seat you with others. This is a no-host event where you bring your own food and drinks to share with your table. Cost is $15 per person. As you eat, drink, and socialize you will discuss as a team and record your answer to the different trivia questions. The top teams will get prizes. This is a fun event, so please click here for the reservation form and turn into the office by November 1st.
Trivia Night Flyer 2016
Trivia Night Registration Form 2016

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Last call! Please sign up for your Parent Teacher Conferences by Thursday, October 20th. Parent Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th. We are using 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, PE) please email the office at office@stvincents-school.org. We will have the specified teacher contact you with available times.
Click here for more information.

Book Fair

St. Vincent’s Fall Book Fair–Get ready for the Holiday Season!

Gift-quality books for everyone on your list. In the school library, Wednesday, October 26th from 3:00 to 4:30 PM, Thursday, October 27th & Friday, October 28th from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM. Questions? Contact Giselle Airriess gairriess@stvincents-school.org or 801-527-2070. To volunteer, go to the Sign – Up

“Wine Drive”

Please bring a bottle of wine or spirits to the parent teacher conferences at the end of October, which will be donated to The Ultimate 80’s Rewind Auction. These donations will be used to make fun spirit baskets for our silent auction. Baskets will be in each classroom to collect your donation.

In addition, sign up sheets will be on each classroom door telling you what the themed basket is for your classroom. Please look at the list, and sign up to bring one item for your child’s classroom basket. Thank you.

80’s Rewind Auction Updates

Parents stay informed about the 80’s auction. Please read the attached letter and October newsletter.
Parent Support Letter 2017 
The October Cube Letter 

Saint Vincent Basketball Sign-Ups

UCAA Basketball season is upon us! UCAA is the Utah Catholic Athletic Association. UCAA offers a recreation league for our parishioners and parish school students. Please click on the link provided to register. Registrations will remain open until Friday, October 21st. Fees for grades 3rd – 8th are set at $100.00; includes 10 games, playoffs, and a new uniform. Fees for 2nd grade and High School are $75.00 and includes 8 games and uniforms, as well as playoffs for the high school teams.
Basketball Registration 2016

Mark Your Calendars – Spaghetti Dinner (before Halloween Carnival)

The Knights of Columbus are having a Spaghetti Dinner on October 29th from 5:30 – 8:00 PM in the Holy Family Hall. Please stop by before or during the Halloween Carnival. ($5 per person; kids 13 years and under free)

Halloween Carnival

The annual Saint Vincent Halloween Carnival will be held in the gym on October 29th from 6:00 – 8:00PM. Admission is $4 per person or $10 per family. Please support the Knights’ spaghetti dinner and then come to the carnival. Show off costumes and enjoy, fun, games and treats.
Click here for more information.

Home and School Association

Halloween Carnival Volunteers Needed! (PIP opportunity)
HSA is looking for volunteers to help with the Halloween Carnival on October 29th. Please click below to sign up. Thank you for your support of this spooky school event!

Spirit Gear Supporters
HSA is also looking for volunteers to help sell Spirit Gear during the Parent Teacher Conferences, October 27th and 28th. Click below to sign up. Thank you for helping our community “gear up”!

Community Partner Programs
St. Vincent School participates in several retail partner programs. See the attached flyer for how to enroll and start using your everyday shopping as a way to support our school. Thank you!

Sign Ups
Community Reward Programs 2016 

National Catholic Education Association Newsletter

Continuing throughout the year, we will send the monthly NCEA (National Catholic Education Association) newsletter. These short newsletters are meant to give parents some national perspective on Catholic schools and the benefits of a Catholic education. Please click below for the newsletter.
NCEA Newsletter 

Faith Formation

Join the Faith Formation Committee at the Carmelite Monastery (5714 Holladay Blvd E.) to rake leaves on Saturday, October 29th starting at 10:00 AM. Please email Kara Haney at karhaney@yahoo.com if you can join us. Bring rakes and work gloves.

Thanksgiving Drive

The students of St. Vincent School will be collecting food for the Saint Vincent Parish Food Pantry.
Click here for more information.

Toy Donations Needed

Almost five years ago, a cousin of St. Vincent graduates Chris and Tess McTeague was born with a heart abnormality. Thanks to a life saving surgery and amazing care provided by the doctors and nurses at Primary Children’s Hospital, today, their cousin is a happy and healthy little girl.The McTeague family contributes a tree every year to the Festival of Trees, which benefits Primary Children’s Hospital.This year, the family is constructing a large Santa sleigh that will be filled with toys. The sleigh and all the toys will be auctioned off during a silent auction on the opening night of the Festival. All proceeds from this donation go to help the children at Primary Children’s Hospital and their families. In addition, gifts from tree displays typically are donated back to children at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Please help Primary Children’s Hospital with this valuable project by donating toys for the sleigh. Unwrapped toys may be placed in collection boxes at either entrance to the school. The last day to leave the toys is November 14. Thank you for your help!

Grandparent Blast Emails

Once a month, the Advancement Office sends out a Grandparents’ blast email letting them know about monthly events and volunteer opportunities. If you have a grandparent that would like to be connected to our school and get these blasts, please email Therese at tclay@stvincents-school.org with their name and email address.

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