Blast Email: September 25, 2018

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • Suicide Prevention Presentation
  • Lifetouch Pictures
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Feast Day Mass
  • STAR Reading and Math Results
  • Flu Shots Sign Ups
  • 6th Annual Fun Run Results
  • Faith Formation
  • October Lunch Menu
  • Free Basketball Clinic
  • Blessing of the Animal
  • Oktoberfest
  • Chipotle Fundraiser
  • Recording PIP Hours
  • Children’s Liturgy Program

Suicide Prevention Presentation – September 26th

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 from 6:00-7:00 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.

Lifetouch Pictures

Please note that we are sending home your child’s school pictures today. If you wish to have your child retake their pictures or if you missed picture day, please note retakes are on October 16th. (Please have your child bring in his/her packet to school on October 16 if your child is having retakes.) Please contact the school office with any questions.

Saint Vincent de Paul Feast Day Mass – September 27th

In honor of St. Vincent’s feast day, we will have Mass on Thursday, September 27 at 9:00am in the gym. After Mass, the students will gather in their school families to play “getting to know you” games and to have a treat to celebrate our patron’s special day. (We are serving Rice Krispy Treats. Please let us know if your child cannot have Rice Krispy Treats so we can arrange for an alternate treat. They contain milk and soy, but no nuts.)
There will still be Mass as usual on Friday at 9:00am.

STAR Reading and Math Results

Please click on the link below to see STAR testing results from 2017-2018. We have very intelligent and hard-working students!
Star Reading and Math Results

Flu Shots – October 12th

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.

6th Annual Fun Run Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 6th Annual Fun Run last Friday, and a great big shout out to the School Board, HSA Members, and to the Black’s for their food truck! They all helped make this event a great success. Here are the run results:

5K
1st Place: Bo Donelson
2nd Place: Augusto Reichard
3rd Place: Macey Love
1/2 Mile
1st Place: Dylan Anderson
2nd Place: Malen Semerad
3rd Place: Bo Donelson

Faith Formation

Download the October Family Activities Sheet  from the School Board Faith Formation Committee below.

October Lunch Menu

Below is the October hot lunch menu. Note that Elevation has made a few changes. They are now offering the sandwich of the day and one side for $2.00. As well, they offer a pretzel meal. Please contact the school office with any questions.
Download the October Hot Lunch Menu 

Free Basketball Clinic

Tom Hicks (credentials listed below) has offered to coach free basketball clinics for the 5th through 8th grade girls and boys in the St. Vincent’s gym from 7:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursdays starting September 27 and continuing as long as there is enough interest (possibly until basketball practices start in November). Tom approached me with this idea because he loves basketball and loves to coach. He comes highly recommended; you can see from his experience below that we are fortunate to have this opportunity. Please let me know by 4:00pm today if you are interested. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the clinic.

Tom Hicks

  • 1974 High School All American, St Anthony’s HS
  • 1974-1979 University of Virginia Basketball, Pre-med
  • 1979 Last Guard Cut by NY Knicks
  • 1980 Came to Utah and worked for the Utah Jazz
  • 1980-1985 Played in the Utah Jazz Pro-Am
  • 1998-2006 Coached all 3 daughters at St. Ambrose in both basketball and soccer
  • 1980-2015 Member of the Judge Memorial HS Basketball Staff with Jim Yerkovich, Tom Bettin, Stan Finn, Pete Hristou, Dan DelPorto, Jeff Baird, and Jeremy Chatterton
  • 2015-2018 Women’s Varsity Assistant at Summit Academy

Blessing of the Animals – October 5th

Mark your calendars. The Blessing of the Animals will take place on Friday, October 5th at 11:45 AM in the pavilion.

Oktoberfest –Saturday, October 13, 2018

6:00-11:00 pm in the St. Vincent de Paul Benvegnu Center.
$35 per person (includes food, drink and entertainment) Adults only.
Click here to register online.

Chipotle Fundraiser – October 16th

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 click here to access 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

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