Blast Email: September 26, 2017

Mass

This is a reminder that we will have Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27th and Friday, September 29th. Full dress is required for Mass.

Monthly Collection

The 8th grade class will be collecting money during the St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day Mass tomorrow. The money collected will go towards relief efforts for the hurricane victims.

Suicide Prevention Presentation

Tonight is the 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 in the school library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please let Kat know if you would like to attend by emailing her at office@stvincents-school.org. Any parent attending will be able to use the time towards their PIP hours.

Class presentations for the middle school students will also be given by Ms. Aiken on another date.

Safety Concerns

Some parents have asked about the children’s safety in light of the parish giving out assistance to homeless people (or those who are struggling financially) during school hours. I would like to describe some of the security measures that the school uses:

  • The teachers and staff are vigilant and communicate to the office and me any suspicious activity. I asked those who supervise on the playground to always have their phones in case something needs to be reported. We report to the Unified Police Department any activity that we see as a potential threat to students’ safety and they respond immediately.
  • The entire campus is locked down with security doors.
  • The school continually consults with Officer Bruno of the Unified Police Department on security issues. Officer Bruno (and his police cruiser) are often a visible presence at the school.
  • We have 32 video cameras monitoring activity on campus. The images are displayed in the main office throughout the school day.
  • Those wishing to enter the school must be buzzed in by the office personnel.
  • Students have been instructed to not open doors for adults wishing to enter the school (unless the adult is known to them).
  • We ask coaches or others volunteering in the school to never prop open outside doors so they can reenter them. Anytime we see a security door open, we close it.

Please contact the main office (801-277-6702) if you see anything suspicious during school hours.

Fr. Norman is aware of the concerns and wanted me to tell you that, while providing charity is an integral part of our parish/school mission that he and his staff take every precaution they can to ensure the safety of everyone on campus.

Gary Green

Blessing of the Animals

Mark your calendars. The Blessing of the Animals will take place on Friday, October 6th at 12:00 PM in the pavilion.

Kindness Week: October 2nd – 6th

Next week we will be doing various activities to celebrate Acts of Kindness Week with the students. Each morning students will be given examples of actions they could take that would fit with the theme of the day. Here are the daily themes:

  • Make a Difference Monday
  • Take a Stand Tuesday
  • World Peace Wednesday
  • Thankful Thursday
  • Faith and Fellowship Friday

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 today, September 26th, by sending an email to joshua.larson@health.utah.edu with the number of vaccines your family needs.
Download the flyer for more information. 

Oktoberfest: October 13th

Friday, October 13, 2017
First beverage served at 7:00 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Benvegnu Center
$35 per person (includes food, drink and entertainment)
Adults only
Click here to register online.

1st Grade Volunteers

Our 1st grade teachers are looking for volunteers to help with their centers in the morning. Please contact Denise Calderbank (dcalderbank@stvincents-school.org) or Mary Williams (mwilliams@stvincents-school.org) for more details.

PIP Hours

The countdown to the Casino Royale has already begun and WE NEED YOU! The development director is looking for 15 volunteers to call our past donors to solicit donations for the live and silent auctions. These are friendly calls to past donors (no telemarketing!) It is an easy way to earn your PIP hours from you home and on your own schedule. Please contact the Therese Clay (tclay@stvincents-school.org or 801-527-2043) if you are able to assist.

Standards-Based Report Cards (K-3)

Students in kindergarten through 3rd grade will receive a standards-based report card for English-Language Arts, Math, and Study Skills. This means that, instead of receiving one overall grade for the subjects of language, reading, spelling, math, and study skills, students will receive a grade for each individual standard that is assessed each quarter within those subjects. The standards that the diocese is using are M (Meets Standard), A (Approaching Standard), and N (Needs Intervention). The logistics of transitioning to this new grading system and to RenWeb (the diocese’s new grade recording system) have been very difficult. Please bear with us as we adjust to two new systems at once. More information will be sent to you as we get closer to the end of the quarter (October 19).

Jude Memorial Catholic High School

Bulldog Nation – Catholic Schools Night! October 13
FREE Spaghetti Dinner & FREE Admission to Judge Memorial Football Game
For: ALL Catholic School Students AND their Families!
Judge Memorial is inviting ALL Catholic School Students and their Families to come cheer on the JMCHS Football team as they take on Carbon High School on Friday, October 13 at 7P. A FREE Spaghetti Dinner in the Judge Memorial Cafeteria will be served prior to the game from 6-7P. (Entrance at the southwest corner of the cafeteria) Judge Memorial Catholic High School is located at 650 South 1100 East, SLC 84102. Half time events to include Catholic School Challenge for the Catholic School with the largest attendance recognized at half time. Bring your friends! Bring your Family! Show your school spirit! Visit us at judgememorial.com.

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