Blast Email: September 11, 2018

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • 6th Annual Fun
  • Annual Parish Picnic
  • Thank you
  • 5th Grade Bible Ceremony
  • Specialty Classes
  • A “Furry” Thank you
  • Faith Formation
  • Middle School Midterms
  • Box Tops
  • Suicide Prevention Presentation
  • Recording PIP Hours
  • Children’s Liturgy Program
  • Flu Shots
  • Spirit Dress
  • Bulldog Boogie
  • Auction News

6th Annual Fun Run/Fall Social – Friday, September 21,2018

Registrations must be in by this Friday, September 14, 2018 to guarantee a t-shirt. Sponsorship opportunities are still available now, starting at only $100. Please contact Sarah Anderson for more information: sarahsemerad@gmail.com.
Click here to register.

Parish Picnic – September 23rd

The annual St. Vincent de Paul Church Parish Picnic will be Sunday, September 23.
Download the flyer below for more information. 

A Big Thank You!

The 8th Graders would like to thank everyone who donated during mass last week. They raised a total of $507.28 that will go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

5th Grade Bible Ceremony – September 14th

Friday, September 14th is the Bible ceremony for our 5th graders that happens during Mass. These students will receive the Bibles that they will use for the rest of their time at St. Vincent School (and hopefully beyond).

Specialty Classes

Please click on the document links below to find out what the students will learn in their specialty classes this month.

Band/Choir 
Computer 
Spanish 
Art 
Physical Education 
Music 

A Big “Furry” Thank You

Britain Bennett would like to thank everyone who supported his donut sale. He raised $252 for our furry friends at the Utah Humane Society.

Faith Formation

The School Board’s Faith Formation Committee will be providing you with monthly ideas for living the liturgical calendar at home with your family. Check the blast email each month for a downloadable activity sheet from reallifeathome.com.

Middle School Midterm Reports

The middle school midterm reports will be sent to parents/guardians via email on Friday, September 14. A paper copy will not be sent as we try to conserve resources whenever possible.

Box Tops

Our Home and School Association will start collecting box tops in October. You may drop your box tops off in the box top collection container by the school office.

Suicide Prevention Presentation

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Catholic Church recognizes the dignity of every human person. As part of our school mission, we recognize that every member of our community is a valued child of God. Thus, it is important to initiate dialogue about suicide prevention. St. Vincent de Paul is happy to welcome Mr. Brandon Heugly back to our campus to lead us in talking about this important topic. Mr. Heughly is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist. On Wednesday, September 26th, he will present a student workshop (Grades 5-8) during the day, and at 6:30 PM he will give a presentation for parents and other members of the community in our school library.

If you are unable to make the presentation at St. Vincent, Judge Memorial is hosting a parent program about suicide prevention on October 3.

Recording PIP Hours

As you know. each family is required to complete PIP hours. This year we have changed how to record your PIP hours. You will record your PIP hours in Parents Web. Below are the steps on how to record your PIP hours.

  1. Login to Parents Web.
  2. Click on Family Information.
  3. Click on Service Hours.
  4. Click on Add Service Hours and complete information.

Please contact the school office with any questions.

You may download the Parent/Student Handbook  for the PIP requirements.

Children’s Liturgy Program

The Children’s Liturgy Program will start again at St. Vincent de Paul Parish on Sunday, Sept. 30th.

Children’s Liturgy takes place during the 11:30 a.m. Mass on most Sundays. The kids are dismissed from services immediately prior to the readings to attend a 20-minute class in the downstairs classroom or Holy Family Hall. The class is led by a parish or parent volunteer and includes an age-appropriate Gospel reading along with a related craft or activity.

This is a good way for the kids to meet other children from the Parish, learn more about their faith, and get their wiggles out in a kid-friendly environment. We encourage your kids to come any time they wish. The program is open to kids ages 3-7.

Finally, we could really use a few more parent volunteers to teach or assist with the program – it’s not hard, we work around your schedule, and it counts toward PIP hours. If you would be interested in helping, please send me an email or text and be sure to visit our table at the Parish picnic.

Thanks!

Ciara Perry
801-654-3595
ciaraleighperry@gmail.com

Flu Shots

Please register for the Flu Shot Clinic no later than Tuesday, October 2nd.

Community Nursing Services (CNS) will be administering flu shots from noon until 2 p.m. in the Holy Family Hall on Friday, October 12th. CNS can bill most insurance companies, or cash payment will be $35 for the Flu Shot (High Dose is $50 for ages 65 and older).

Send an email to joshua.larson@health.utah.edu with the number of vaccines your family needs (there is no mist). Click here for additional details.

Spirit Dress

Spirit Day is Tuesday, September 25th. The theme for spirit day will be St. Vincent spirit wear. If you do not have any St. Vincent spirit wear, you can stop by the school office to purchase a t-shirt or you can wear any St. Vincent team jersey or gym shirt.

30th Annual Bulldog Boogie –  Friday, September 28 “TOTALLY 80’s”

Calling ALL Youth, ages 5 and up! Come participate in this high-energy, fun event and perform the “Bulldog Boogie” during halftime of the Judge Memorial varsity football game. Judge students from the Dance and Cheer programs serve as choreographers and coaches. Clinics will be held September 25, 26, and 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Judge Memorial. Halftime performance will be the evening of Friday, September 28. A registration fee of $30 includes a commemorative Bulldog Boogie T-Shirt.

Auction News

2019 AUCTION CHAIR POSITIONS TO BE FILLED

Come join the St. Vincent Party Planning Team and have fun while earning PIP hours! The following are key committee chair positions needed for this year’s auction to be held Saturday, March 2, 2019. The theme is Sci-Fi -N- Superhero Soiree Casino & Auction night. Please take a look and decide how you could help. Remember, you can team-up and do any of these positions with a friend. Email Therese Clay at tclay@stvincents-school.org or call her at (801) 527-2043.

Opportunity Drawing: Chair does school opportunity drawing assembly (in December) and then runs student contests each week. Gets prizes, runs contests, comes up with the raffle concepts. Need 6-8 volunteers each week to help with the raffle, coordinate winning class parties, update sales meters display, etc.

Silent Auction: This Chair and their volunteers help set up the silent auction tables and package the items, putting in baskets and mount certificates for the silent auction.

Live Auction: Chair helps to secure bigger items for live auction along with solicitation chair. This chair runs the live auction with spotters and runners and recorders and makes sure the auctioneer is running things smoothly. This person takes pictures of items and pulls needed information from internet to create a visual display for the live auction items.

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