Blast Email: August 7, 2019

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • New Middle School Science Teacher
  • Tuition Withdrawals
  • Extended Day Program is Hiring
  • Calling all Volunteers for HSA
  • Parish Picnic
  • Backpack Bonanza
  • All Star Challenge
  • Student Class Supply Lists
  • Dress Code and New Uniform Supplier Options
  • Follow Us
  • School Calendar

New Middle School Science Teacher!

We are pleased to welcome Ray Cannefax as our new middle school science teacher (and 5th grade science teacher twice weekly)! Mr. Cannefax graduated with Bachelors degrees in Zoology and Psychology, and started his teaching career in Granite School District. After a couple of years teaching, he entered the business world, working in various executive roles such a president, CEO, and chairman for several medical and telecommunication companies. Mr. Cannefax returned to education two years ago by working at West Lake Junior High in a variety of roles. He has his Utah teaching license and science endorsements. Also, Mr. Cannefax’s daughter is an alumna of St. Vincent School. He has a love of teaching and students that is inspiring! We are very fortunate to have Mr. Cannefax teaching our children!

Tuition Withdrawals

If you need to make changes to your tuition withdrawal date, please visit the accountant, Michelle Allred, in the school office. You may just stop by or make an appointment (801-527-2024 or Also, please make sure that you have a current ACH on file with the school office. The current form can be found here.

A voided check is necessary only for new and changed accounts.

Extended Day Program is Hiring

Extended Day provides after school childcare for grades pre-k through 8th grade. We are currently hiring part-time caregivers/teachers for after school. Hours would be 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Monday – Thursday and 12:30 pm to 6 pm on Fridays. Pay is based on experience. Please call or email Danielle Gibson, Director, for more information at 801-527-2033 or

Calling All Volunteers for HSA

Hi Friends! Megan Donohue, your 2019-20 HSA (Home and School Association…our version of PTA!) President here! It’s my honor to lead this fun-loving crew as we plan parties/parades, support our annual auction/room parents, and shower our teachers/staff/parents with gratitude. HSA is the glitter that gives our school events extra sparkle. I invite ANYONE and EVERYONE (Dads I’m talking to you;) to join us! Absolutely no prior HSA experience needed…in fact HSA a perfect way to meet new parents and get to know our school! You decide which events/functions to support. We work around working parent schedules. All is I ask is you like to have fun! To learn more about HSA or get your name on the list email me at OR come to our first meeting August 7th at the Benvegnu Center at 6:00 p.m.
Just remember…Stay Calm and HSA ON!

Parish Picnic

Come join in some water play to help keep you and the family warm on a hot August day! The St. Vincent de Paul Parish School HSA is hosting a variety of wet and wild relays at this year’s picnic. They are also providing a dunk tank and slide to add even more fun to your parish picnic experience. Bring swim clothes, towels and sunscreen! The parish-wide event is Sunday, August 25th from 12:30 to 4:00 P.M.

Backpack Bonanza

Catholic Community Services is holding its annual backpack bonanza. St. Vincent’s K of C is collecting donations at the entrances to the church from July 6th- August 17th. Please check here for needed items and consider making a donation.

All Star Challenge

The All Star Challenge is a great way to strengthen your mind, body and spirit during the summer months and earn exciting prizes. Please take a moment to check your child’s belongings and sit down with them to review the pink, Lit All Star Scorecard and Summer Challenge List. If you are unable to locate your copy, don’t worry, the links above will provide everything you need to get started! Scorecards will be collected the first week of school.

Student Class Supply Lists

It is that time again! Get your coupons clipped and your shopping shoes on. Here are the class supply lists for the coming school year. The lists will also be available soon on our website under the parents/policies page. You can either bring your school supplies on the first day or bring them to your classroom August 12-15th 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Dress Code and New Uniform Supplier Options

Since we have made changes to purchasing options for our school uniforms and questions may arise, we would like you to review the student dress code policy to ensure that you are on the right track. The dress code policy is found in the student handbook and an excerpt is included here.

This coming school year, you will be able to purchase pants, shorts, and skorts from a different supplier other than St. Paul’s Place. All uniform items will still be available through St. Paul’s Place, but in answer to requests for different options, our Uniform Committee (Jen Cockle, Carina Lambert, and Cara Robertson) investigated new supplier options. As a result of this study, the school is working with Land’s End, Old Navy and Gap for our pants, shorts, and skorts. The Committee noted that, if you watch for the sales, you will be able to save money on these items compared to what you have spent in the past. Please visit the following links to view your options:

Land’s End
Old Navy & Gap Uniform Items

St. Paul’s Place is closed for the summer until August 3rd. They will have extended hours through August 11th, but their regular business hours during the school year are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 7:45am-4:00pm; Closed Wednesday.

Please note that HSA will have another Used Uniform Sale in August (Date and Time TBD).

A big THANK YOU to our Uniform Committee!


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