Blast Email: September 12, 2017

Middle School Midterm Reports

The middle school midterm reports will be sent to parents/guardians via email tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13. A paper copy will not be sent as we try to conserve resources whenever possible.

5th Annual Fun Run/Fall Social: Friday, September 15th

The 5th Annual Fun Run/Fall Social will be this Friday, September 15, 2017. Please click on flyer below for more details. Online registration is now closed, but you can print out the flyer and turn it into the office by Friday morning at drop off.
Download the 5th Annual Fun Run Flyer 

Homework Lab

Please remember that students in homework lab must have work or a silent reading book, or they will be sent to the Extended Day Program. We are finding that some students come without anything to do and then make it more difficult for the other students who are trying to work.

Picture Day: Monday, September 25th

Lifetouch will be on campus on Monday, September 25th for student picture day. All students are required to wear full dress which includes their vest. We have sent home with your child the picture order form. Please make sure you send your order form back with your money by Wednesday, September 20th or you can go to Lifetouch Pictures. Saint Vincent Picture Day ID is UM777051Q0.

We are also looking for 3 parent volunteers to help Lifetouch from 8:15AM – 12:30PM. Parents will assist with getting the kids from the classrooms, gathering the picture order forms and any other needs that they may have. Please contact the front office at Saint Vincent if you are able to help (you will be able to get free pictures if you volunteer).

Annual Auction Theme Reveal!

Announcing the Saint Vincent de Paul Parish School Annual Auction:

An Evening at Casino Royale
Saturday, February 10, 2018
5:30 p.m. – Midnight

We are going to shake, not stir, things up at this year’s Auction–a thrilling evening in Northern France with 007 Agent Bond, James Bond, at the Casino Royale! Come dressed as your favorite Bond Actor, Girl, Villain, or simply dressed to kill for an evening out. Raise the stakes at the gaming tables and enjoy appetizers while bidding on the silent auction items. Sneak over to dinner and the high-stakes live auction in the 007 Secret Agent Hall. Following the live auction, enjoy dancing in the Hall or try your luck again in the Casino until closing.

Tickets on Sale November 14, 2017.

Cost: $70 per person (Includes appetizers, dinner, and 2 drink tickets. Cash bar available.)

More exciting details coming soon. If you want to be a part of this great event and help out, contact Therese Clay at or (801) 527-2043.

29th Annual Bulldog Boogie: Friday, September 22

“Blast From the Past”
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 19, 20, and 21 from 5-6:30P at Judge Memorial. Halftime performance will be the evening of, Friday, September 22. A registration fee of $30 includes a commemorative Bulldog Boogie T-Shirt. Click below or details and to register or visit at Bulldog Boogie.

Suicide Prevention Presentation

Taryn Aiken, Co-Chair for the Utah Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will give a presentation to parents at St. Vincent School on Tuesday, September 26 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The location will be determined based on how many people rsvp. Please let Kat know if you would like to attend by emailing her at Class presentations for the middle school students will also be given by Ms. Aiken on another date.

Smiles Change Lives

Smiles Change Lives is a national non-profit that partners with orthodontists in all 50 states. Smiles provides braces for children whose families are unable to afford the entire cost. There are current openings for kids in our St. Vincent community.
Download the Smiles Change Lives flyer 

Monthly Collection

The 8th grade class will be collecting money during the St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day Mass on Wednesday, September 27th at 9:00 AM. The money collected will go towards relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey.

Smith’s Grocery Store Community Rewards

We would like to remind everyone who shops at Smiths Grocery Store of a great opportunity. Families are able to link their Smiths rewards number with our St. Vincent School, a community rewards program. This allows for rewards points to provide direct benefit for our school community through distribution of a quarterly check to St. Vincent.

Development Assistant Job Posting

10 hours per week (more during Auction months Jan/Feb)
School Year Hours (August through May)


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Publisher and File Maker Pro knowledge a plus
  • Knowledge of Multimedia facets (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Auction Knowledge (Greater Giving program knowledge a plus)
  • Public relations (good personal skills/communication with parents/constituents/donors)
  • Can work independently on projects
  • Can work with deadlines
  • Attention to detail

This position is in the development office and assists the Development Director in advancing the mission of Saint Vincent de Paul Parish School. Primary tasks include alumni database management, help recruit and work with parents on committees for the auction, database management of auction donations, supporters, and reporting functions, help with other fundraisers and events as needed. In addition, this person helps set up the auction website for the purchase of tickets, party boards, or other items.

If interested email your resume to Gary Green at

Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

The Family Foundations of Faith Project (for parents of adolescent children)
W. Justin Dyer is a professor at BYU, and he is conducting a long-term study (10 years) of how family impacts faith and religious development during adolescence into young adulthood. Toward this end, he is forming a questionnaire in English and Spanish with both a general set of questions applying to various religious groups. These groups include Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and Mormons. There will be no proselytizing. There may be home visits to families should e-mail and telephone calls fail. The attachment contains more details.

I met Dr. Dyer Monday, June 19, to talk about his study. He is consulting with Notre Dame professor Dr. Christian Smith who was a principal investigator with the 2015 U.S. National Study on Youth and Religion. Dr. Dyer’s study would be more detailed than the 2015 study, looking more closely at just how parental modeling of faith, family climate, and family structure influence religiosity of adolescence and young adulthood. I found Dr. Dyer to be earnest and forthcoming. He simply wants to know more about how religion is passed down and he does not have ulterior motives.

Should you have families in your school that would be interested in this study, please contact Dr. Dyer at: 1-801-422-5287 or at


Fr. Dave Bittmenn
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Orem, Utah

For more information, download The Family Foundations of Faith Project flyer 

Scott Joplin – 100th Anniversary

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of African-American composer and pianist Scott Joplin, local composer and Jazz Pianist Scott Larrabee will be performing part three of his four part recital series “Scott Plays Scott” showcasing the entire Scott Joplin Catalogue.

With narration by Baritone Michael Allen Gray, this Storytelling Recital transports us back to the birth of Ragtime and how it changed American Music forever. Performance starts at 7:00 PM, September 23rd in the church, and there will be a freewill offering to benefit “Sr. Angela’s Assistance Program for the Poor”.
Download the Joplin Part 3 flyer for more details 

Flu Shot Clinic – Friday, October 6th

Community Nursing Services (CNS) will be administering flu shots from noon until 3PM in the Benvegnu Center on October 6th. Please note, this year there will be NO FLU MIST vaccine available. CNS can bill most insurance companies, or cash payment will be $35 for the Flu Shot. Please register by sending an email to with the number of vaccines your family needs.
Download the Flu Facts Sheet 

Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace: September 16th

The Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace is coming to St. Vincent de Paul Parish on Saturday, September 16th.
Download the flyer for more details 

Catholic Business Network Charity Golf Classic: September 24th

The Catholic Business Network would like to invite you to this year’s charity golf event. It is September 24th at the Ridge in West Valley. Please visit for more details.


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