Blast Email: April 23, 2019

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • School Survey
  • Grandparent’s Day
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Service Opportunity
  • Used Uniform Sale
  • Lost and Found
  • Spring Concert
  • Basketball Clinic – Canceled
  • St. Vincent Talent Show
  • Dunk Tank the Principal Fundraiser
  • Middle School Reading Auction
  • KidsEat Food Collection
  • Box Tops
  • Auction News
  • Post-Auction Baskets
  • Employment Opportunities

St. Vincent School Survey

Parents and Guardians,

This link is our annual survey. This is a different survey than has been given in past years. Next year will begin the new 5-year strategic planning process for the school. To help best inform this process to benefit the whole school, we have contracted with Apex Research, an outside firm. This will help us to best anonymously collect information that will help us to grow and improve our school community.

The survey was created by the School Board’s Executive and Strategic Planning Committee. The results will be used by the School Board to create a School Improvement Plan. Once the results have been received and reviewed, they will be promulgated. Please complete the survey by Friday, May 3, 2019 to make sure that your voice is heard. At St. Vincent de Paul Parish School it is important that every stakeholder contribute to the Strategic Plan through this survey.

Thank you in advance for your participation.
Gary Green and Sarah Lambert

Sci-Fi ‘n Superhero Grandparents’ Day – Friday, May 3rd

  • 9 a.m. Mass at Saint Vincent Parish. If going to Mass, please arrive by 8:45 a.m. to be seated with your grandchildren.
  • 9:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Holy Family Hall (for grandparents, friends, and parents only)
  • 10:30 a.m. Musical Program in School Gym. Come see the entire school perform great music!

If you and/or your child’s grandparents plan on attending the breakfast, please RSVP by clicking here by April 29th. Please note, we will not be sending postcards home this year so please RSVP with this link.

Volunteers Needed

Mr. Larrabee needs set up help for Grandparents Day this Sunday, April 28th after the 11:30 AM Mass. Volunteers are to meet near the gym around 12:45. He will also need a little help on the morning of Wednesday, May 1st. Please contact Mr. Larrabee at 801-527-2056 or

Service Opportunity

Join us on Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 12pm to clean up the parish church and school grounds. We’ll be raking leaves, pulling weeds, and cleaning up flower beds. Please bring your own rakes and gloves if you have them. Contact JoAnna Pedroza with any questions: 801.556.9285,

Used Uniform Sale

You may start bringing in your gently used uniforms (no holes, no broken buttons or zippers) in a bag labeled with your name to the school office. Those donating will receive FREE DRESS for the last week of school! If you are in 8th grade, you will receive your FREE DRESS starting May 13th. We will be collecting used uniforms until Wednesday, May 15th.

Used uniforms will be sold on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and May 20th before (8:00 – 9:00 AM) and after school (6:00 – 7:30 PM) in the school gym. This is a great way to save money!

HSA will need help the week before the sale to set up, as well as during the sales times, and help with after for clean-up. Remember, volunteers get first pick! 🙂 Please contact Cristy Headey at

Lost and Found

We will display the lost-and-found items during the used uniform sale in the GYM. Please look through those items to see if any of them belong to you. Any items left in the lost-and-found after Friday, May 24th will be donated to a charity.

Spring Concert

St. Vincent School presents our annual Spring Concert on April 30th at 6:00 PM, in the school gym.

Basketball Clinic

The basketball clinic that Coach Tom Hicks has been canceled.

St. Vincent Annual Talent Show

The Annual Talent Show will be Wednesday, May 8th (Kindergarten – 8th grade). You may sign up here. The last day to sign up will be Friday, May 3rd. Due to time constraints, we cannot accept more than 30 acts. Acts need to be 3 minutes or less. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

Dunk Tank the Principal Fundraiser

Announcing our newest fundraising event! Your student(s) will get the chance to show appreciation to Mr. Green and/or Mrs. Lambert during teacher appreciation week by taking chances to Dunk Tank the Principal. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 7th starting at 1:30 p.m. in the Pavilion. Cost is $10 for 2 chances (ball throws). Purchase as many chances for your child(ren) as you want! Payments can be made in the office with cash, check, or credit card (2.5% will be added to your credit card). Click here.

Middle School Reading Auction

Middle School End of Year Reading Party — Friday, May 10 at 10:15am
Prize Donations Requested
We are looking for donations of new or gently used books of interest to middle school students as well as small prizes or gift cards that the kids can use their reading points to purchase. We are hoping for a more low key event this year (no live auction), but would love to have a variety of items of interest to those who logged minutes. Also, if anyone is able to help, a few extra hands that day would be welcome. Please email Anna Zanarini at if you have questions or would like to help. Thanks!

KidsEat Food Collection

Please help with our KidsEat food collection project, an organization that gives weekend backpacks of food for at-risk children in the Salt Lake Valley. Attached are the food items we are asking each class to contribute. Thank you for your support.

Box Tops

Please note that the last day to turn in box tops for this school year will be Friday, April 26th. You may turn them in to the school office or to your classroom. Thank you for your continued support with this program.

Auction News

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year’s auction. We are happy to announce that we made our budgeted goal of $80,000.

We are looking to form next year’s committee. Anyone interested in Chairing or Co-Chairing the auction, and helping to choose the theme, can contact Therese Clay at

Last Call on Post-Auction Baskets

There are just a couple items left over from the auction for sale. Each item has a minimum offer. The best offer made to Therese Clay by 12:30 p.m. this Friday will be the lucky owner. Make your offer by emailing Thank you!

Odette Ballet Birthday Party Gift Basket
1.5 hours of birthday fun for the Birthday Child and up to 10 guests!
Dress-Up (in tutus or princely capes)
Crown Craft (decorate lovely tiaras and crowns)
Brief Ballet Class (led by a real, costumed ballerina)
Performance of a Birthday Story (featuring the Birthday Child)
Cupcake Picnic (yummy frosted cupcakes for each little guest)
Party Favors (a lovely thank-you for guests to take home)
Min. Offer: $50
Value: $325

Family is a Gift that Lasts Forever
Basket Includes Picture Frames and Album
Min. Offer: $20
Value: $100

Employment Opportunities

Spanish and P.E. Teachers Needed
St. Vincent de Paul Parish School is looking for a Spanish teacher and a P.E. teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.These teachers instruct children in grades K-8, twice weekly. This position is equivalent to 2 full days; the exact days are flexible (Monday-Thursday).
St. Vincent School is looking for teachers who are:

  • qualified for the job they seek
  • able to form positive relationships with children in grades K-8
  • work well with others
  • flexible, professional, and who have a growth mindset (open to constant improvement)

Please contact the principal, Gary Green, at 801-527-2042 or for questions or to set up an interview.

Extended Day Teachers Needed
Extended Day provides after-school childcare for grades pre-k through 8th grade. We are currently hiring part-time caregivers/teachers for after school Monday through Friday. Pay is based on experience. Please call or email Danielle Gibson, Director, for more information at (801) 527-2033 or


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