Blast Email: September 4, 2018

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • Lifetouch Pictures
  • Monthly Collections
  • Furry Friday
  • Mad Science After School Program
  • 6th Annual Fun Run
  • Special Milk Program
  • Spirit Gear Sale/Spirit Gear Orders
  • Library News
  • Auction News
  • Free Ways to Support St. Vincent
  • St. Olaf’s

Lifetouch Pictures

Lifetouch will be on campus on Monday, September 10th 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 Monday, September 10th or you can go to Lifetouch Pictures.

Saint Vincent Picture Day ID is UM778003Q0.

Monthly Collection

The 8th Grade is in charge of the school Mass honoring St. Teresa of Calcutta this Friday, September 7 at 9:00 AM. The class has decided that the student collection for this Mass will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, whose mission is “to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment…no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.” Any donation goes directly toward ending childhood cancer.

If you are unable to contribute to this collection, consider saying a prayer for children in our community suffering from cancer, their families, and the people at St. Jude Hospital who treat them.

Look for collection envelopes to come home this week.

“Furry Friday” September 7

Britain Bennett from our 4th grade, will be selling drinks and donuts for $1.00 each to raise money for the Utah Humane Society. Join us this Friday, September 7 under the pavilion to help us raise money for our furry friends at the Utah Humane Society.
Click here to download the flyer. 

Mad Science After-School Program

Mad Science is an hour hands-on science program with fun experiments each week. Classes will be held on September 10,17, and 24, and end on October 1st.
Click here for more information. 
The cost is $50. Click here to register.

6th Annual Fun Run: Friday, September 21, 2018

5:30 p.m. Check in at the Pavilion
6:00 p.m. Run starts
School social immediately afterwards

Bring the whole family for a fun run (or walk) around campus and enjoy the school social in the pavillon afterwards. Black’s Sliders Food Truck and Dippin’ Dots will have tasty food available for purchase.

Fun Run Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family; a T-shirt is included (must register by Sept. 14 to guarantee a shirt).
Click here to register online.

Sponsorship opportunities are available now, starting at only $100. Please contact Sarah Anderson for more information: sarahsemerad@gmail.com.

Special Milk Program

St. Vincent School is offering free 1% white milk to any students wanting milk during lunch. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Spirit Gear Sale/Spirit Gear Orders

Spirit Dress Days are coming soon! HSA will be selling in stock student Spirit Gear t-shirts Tuesday, September 11 from 8-9 am in the Pavilion for $10 each by cash, check, or card. (You may want to buy a shirt if your child does not own any spirit wear or their old spirit wear is too small. Students are able to wear St. Vincent’s shirts for Spirit Days. The first is on Tuesday, September 25.)

HSA is taking orders for the St. Vincent Spirit Wear. Please click on the order form below for pictures and prices. Order your Spirit Wear today! Orders must be to the school office by this Friday, September 7, 2018.
Click here to download the Spirit Gear Order Form 

Library News

Check It Out: News from the Library
Library classes have started and it’s been so great to meet all the students! You should have received a yellow paper with information about library guidelines and a form that should be returned that acknowledges you and your student understand them. The library’s mission is to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and skilled researchers. This aligns with the mission of the school as we strive to cultivate both minds and hearts by encouraging reading for information and for pleasure. Library information can always be found on the school website under the student tab.

Introducing Beanstack – a new reading incentive program
The biggest change to library this year is that we are trying a new reading incentive program. No more AR testing for points. We will be asking students and families to keep track of reading minutes on our school’s Beanstack site. You can set up your account and access the site at stvincentschool.beanstack.org. All family members are invited to join and participate in the reading challenges. Students will earn prizes for every 1000 minutes they read and those reading 5000 minutes this year will be invited to a special celebration. And we will try to collectively read 1 million minutes as a school community.

Library Website Correction
If you want to view your child’s library account information, please go to saintvincent.goalexandria.com, click on Researcher and log in with your child’s library card number and his or her initials in lower case as the password. The link included in the library information sheet will get you to the library catalog, but doesn’t allow you to log into any accounts. Thanks!

Library Volunteers Needed
We are in need of additional volunteers for a few of our classes – 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Please email me if you’d have some time to give. It’s a very fun way to get your PIP hours.

For questions about the library or to volunteer, please email me at azanarini@stvincents-school.org. Thank you!

Auction News

2019 AUCTION CHAIR POSITIONS TO BE FILLED
Come join the St. Vincent Party Planning Team! 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.

Free Ways to Support St. Vincent School

Help support our school by the supporting the following for free:

Click here to see the different ways you can support St. Vincent. Please remember that you may have already signed up to help through the various retailers; some do require that you sign up every year.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

St. Olaf’s Parish Youth Group 5K Fun Run

Saturday, September 22nd at 8:00 AM. If you are interested in participating in Saint Olaf’s Fun Run click here for more details.

 

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