Blast Email: September 18, 2018

New Items, Reminders, and Upcoming Deadlines

  • Parish Picnic
  • Volunteer Needed
  • Spirit Dress
  • STAR Reading and Math Results
  • Suicide Prevention Presentation
  • Faith Formation
  • Free Basketball Clinic
  • Box Tops
  • Recording PIP Hours
  • Children’s Liturgy Program
  • Flu Shots
  • Blessing of Animals
  • Oktoberfest
  • Bulldog Boogie
  • Auction News

Parish Picnic — September 23rd

The annual St. Vincent de Paul Church Parish Picnic will be Sunday, September 23. Please click on the flyer below for more information.
Download the Parish Picnic 2018 Flyer 

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help with clean-up after the Parish Picnic. Adults and students are welcome. Volunteer time counts for required PIP hours. Students may count hours towards their service hour requirement. Please contact Ildiko (801-272-9216) to volunteer.

Spirit Dress

Spirit Day is Tuesday, September 25th. The theme for spirit day is St. Vincent spirit wear. If you do not have any St. Vincent spirit wear, you can stop by the school office to purchase a t-shirt or you can wear any St. Vincent team jersey or gym shirt. You may wear shorts or jeans with your t-shirt. Shorts need to be mid-thigh or longer and jeans may not have holes or tears.

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

Suicide Prevention Presentation

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.

Faith Formation

The School Board’s Faith Formation Committee will be providing you with monthly ideas for living the liturgical calendar at home with your family. The blast email each month will have a downloadable activity sheet from September Family Activities.
Download the September Activity Sheet 

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 Monday, September 24 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

Box Tops

Be on the lookout for a special note going home with your child this week. Our Home and School Association will start collecting Box Tops on October 19th. You may drop your box tops off in the collection container by the school office.

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.
Download 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.


Ciara Perry: 801-654-3595,

Flu Shots

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 with the number of vaccines your family needs (there is no mist).
Download this year’s Flu Facts 

Blessing of the Animals

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


Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 6:00-11:00 pm
St. Vincent de Paul Benvegnu Center
$35 per person (includes food, drink and entertainment) Adults only.
Click here to register online.

30th Annual Bulldog Boogie — Friday, September 28 “TOTALLY 80’s”

30th Annual Bulldog Boogie 2018: Calling ALL Youth, ages 5 and up! Come participate in this high-energy, fun event and perform the “Bulldog Boogie” during halftime of the Judge Memorial varsity football game. Judge students from the Dance and Cheer programs serve as choreographers and coaches. Clinics will be held September 25, 26, and 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Judge Memorial. Halftime performance will be the evening of Friday, September 28. A registration fee of $30 includes a commemorative Bulldog Boogie T-Shirt.
Click here for details and to register.

Auction News

Come join the St. Vincent Party Planning Team and have fun while earning PIP hours! 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 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.


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