Blast Email: October 23, 2018

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • A Message from Mr. Green/Report Cards
  • Fall Parent Teacher Conferences/Early Dismissal
  • Book Fair
  • Student Support Center
  • Lost and Found
  • Halloween Carnival/Costumes
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Scare Away Hunger Food Drive
  • Basketball Fees
  • Mass
  • Service Opportunity
  • Jason Evert, Youth Speaker
  • A Big Thank You
  • 7th Annual Trivia Night

A Message from Mr. Green: Thank You for a Great 1st Quarter!

Dear St. Vincent Families,

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I thank you for a wonderful 1st quarter. I thank the teachers and staff for working so hard to implement the HEART Program and for creating a positive, loving environment. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and we will do our best to address them.

Please note that only grades 4-8 will receive report cards today. (These will be sent via email.) As we were preparing to send the kindergarten-3rd grade report cards yesterday, we discovered that RenWeb has not yet updated our standards based report cards. RenWeb is working on fixing this problem. Once complete, we will email the report cards for grades K-3.

Please feel free to contact me (801-527-2042; ggreen@stvincents-school.org) or one of the following people with questions:

Sarah Lambert, Vice Principal (801-527-2069; slambert@stvincents-school.org)
Kat Mitchell, Office Manager (801-277-6702; office@stvincents-school.org)
Jen Cockle, School Board President (jlcockle@gmail.com)
Kristin Becker, HSA President (kmz480@gmail.com)

Blessings,
Gary Green

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences/Early Dismissal

Parent Teacher Conferences will be this Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th. Please make sure you arrive at least five minutes prior to your conference. If you would like to meet with any of the specialized teachers (Spanish, music, advanced math, computer, P.E., art, library), please let the office know no later than Wednesday, October 24th.

Please note: Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. this Thursday and Friday for conferences. If your child will be attending Extended Day, please make sure you order them hot lunch or send them with a cold lunch. Only students that attend Extended Day will eat lunch.

Saint Vincent Fall Book Fair

The Book Fair will be in the school library on Wednesday, October 24th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., & on Friday, October 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Questions? Contact Anna Zanarini at azanarini@stvincents-school.org or 801-527-2070.
Click here to volunteer for the Book Fair Sign Ups.

Saint Vincent Student Support Center Open House

Student Support has moved into the Hands-On Science Room. During parent-teacher conferences, stop by for a treat and check out how Student Support is expanding. Book sets and singles are being added to the Saint Vincent leveled library, we’ve doubled our Lit (literacy) Team Time in kindergarten, first and second grade and our new room allows for multiple groups to be working at the same time. We are grateful and energized to be working on behalf of all students and faculty at Saint Vincent.

Kerry Hankins & Lisa Romero, Student Support Co-directors

Lost and Found

We will have the lost-and-found items by the front office during Parent/Teacher Conferences. (Please write your children’s names in their clothing as we promptly return any items that have a name.)

Halloween Carnival/Costumes: October 27

Mark your calendars for our annual Halloween Carnival, October 27th starting at 5:30 PM. This is a fun event for children (and adults) to show off their costumes and play games for treats and prizes. Cost is $3 per child or $10 per family. The Knights of Columbus will also be hosting a dinner that includes a grilled hot dog, bag of assorted chips, and lemonade/water. All children in costumes are invited to eat for free, and the cost is $2 for everyone else, including parents. Family and friends are invited. (Please do not bring alcohol.)

Mrs. Lambert and I want our carnival to be lots of fun for the kids! (Anybody who knows me well knows that I absolutely love Halloween!) However, this is a family event and we do not want the younger children to be scared by our decorations or by costumes that other children wear. So, no weapons (real or fake) are allowed at the carnival. Children may wear masks and makeup, but they may not be too scary, be inappropriate for a Catholic event, or have blood (a small amount may be acceptable if cleared through us).

What is too scary or inappropriate? Clearly, that is an opinion question, and the final determination of whether or not a costume/makeup is appropriate rests with Mrs. Lambert and me. There is no possible way for us to delineate every acceptable costume or type of makeup. So, if you are not sure if your child’s costume follows these rules, please call us and/or send us a picture.

Thank you for your help in keeping the carnival fun for everyone!

Gary Green

Volunteers Needed

HSA is looking for volunteers to help with the Halloween Carnival. Please click on the link below to sign up. This is a great way to get you required PIP hours.
Sign Up Now

Scare Away Hunger Food Drive

Saint Vincent Families: Join us at our annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 27 at 5:30 pm and bring your non-perishable food items to donate to the Utah Food Bank. Look for the large black and orange trailer by Holy Family Hall. Help us “Scare Away Hunger!”
Click here for more information.

Basketball Fees

Basketball fees are due by Wednesday, October 31st. Please bring the fees to the school office. Make checks payable to St. Vincent. Fees for grades 3rd – 8th are $100.00; Fees for 2nd grade and High School are $75.00.

Mass

We will celebrate All Saints Day Mass on Thursday, November 1st at 9:00 AM. The 1st and 8th graders will be helping with Mass. Please have your student(s) wear full dress uniform. (We will also have Mass on Friday, November 2nd.)

Service Opportunity: Carmelite Monastery Cleanup

Join us on Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Carmelite Monastery (5714 S Holladay Boulevard, SLC). We will be serving our community by raking leaves and helping with other grounds cleanup. Please bring rakes, leaf blowers, and leaf bags if you have them. Many hands make light work! The Carmelites are very grateful for your service. Please email JoAnna (joanna.pedroza@gmail.com) with any questions and to let us know if you are planning to attend.

Jason Evert, Youth Speaker

Below is an announcement for a youth speak on dating, relationships, and chastity that is happening at Blessed Sacrament Church on Wednesday, October 24.
Click here to download the flyer. 

A Big Thank You!

The Student Council would like to thank everyone who donated at Mass last week. We collected a total of $433.54. This money will go to Art with Heart, a benefit for Shriners Hospital.

7th Annual Trivia Night

The 7th Annual Trivia Night will be held in the Benvegnu Center on Friday, November 16th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Get your table together and test your trivia knowledge. Tickets are $15 per person (Adults Only). You and your group bring appetizers and drinks to share and socialize at your table. As trivia questions are read, you discuss among your table and jot down your team’s answer. Doors open at 6:30 pm. and question rounds begin at 7:00 p.m., so don’t be late! There will be seven rounds, and prizes will be awarded to top teams.
Click here to download the flyer. 
They are also available in the school office.

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