SVDP Newsletter

October 13, 2022

Dear SVDP Community,

Fall is in the air! Thank you to the parents that were able to attend our CoffeeTALK this week and thanks to the Parent Guild and 4th grade for hosting. If you missed it, the slides are available in your ThinkWise Tuesday email or click this link:

We enjoyed meeting some prospective parents at our Open Houses this week. Our 8th grade students did a wonderful job in leading school tours and shining a light on our community. Thanks to our parent volunteers for their assistance.


  • STAR Benchmark Assessment
  • de Paul Youth Club Fall Fest
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Book Fair
  • Community Service Project


STAR Benchmark Scores

In Reading, 68% of students meet or exceed the district benchmark set at the 65th percentile and 86% of students are above the national average.

In Math, 78% of students meet or exceed the district benchmark at the 65th percentile and 90% of students are above the national average.

These scores are used by the school to set academic goals for the year and to inform instruction.

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Fall Fest

Friday, October 21, 6:00 - 10:00 PM

The de Paul Youth Club is excited to bring back Fall Fest!

All SVDP students, families, and friends are invited to attend Fall Fest, a spectacular evening of bounce! The SVDP gym will feature a double 20-foot slide, Super Star Slam Dunk, Wipeout Ball Run, Pirates of the Caribbean 5-in-1 house, and a Castle!

The snack bar will feature hot dogs, nachos, chips, desserts, and drinks.

Wristbands will be sold prior to the event and wristbands and snack bar tickets will be sold in the gym on Friday night.

Those of you 21 and over are invited to join us in the Viking lounge for a libation or two. The ever-popular Spin and Win game will also be played in the lounge.

As you depart Fall Fest, please be sure to stop by the gym office for your treat bag!

We hope to see everyone at Fall Fest.

Check below to see how to purchase wristbands, raffle tickets, and / or earn service hours.


Red Ribbon Week

October 31 - November 4

SVDP will celebrate Red Ribbon Week from October 31 - November 4. Be prepared for these special activities:

Monday, October 31st - Trick or Treat - A Healthy Life is Super Sweet

Wear costumes or orange and black. To wear a costume the parent and child must complete and return a signed Halloween costume guideline form (see below).

Costume Parade @ 12:15

Tuesday, November 1st - Be a SAINT! Be the Best Version of Yourself!

Full uniform required.

All Saints Day School Mass @ 9:15

Wednesday, November 2nd - Team Up Against Drugs

Wear your favorite sports jersey or tee with jeans or khakis.

Thursday, November 3rd - Lei Off Drugs - Aloha...hand in hand let's take a healthy stand

Wear a Hawaiian shirt with jeans or khakis.

Friday, November 4th - Proud to be Drug Free & Healthy in our School Community

Wear a red shirt with jeans or khakis.

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Book Fair Gratitude

Dear Parents,

Congratulations!! Through your support and participation our Book Fair was an overwhelming success! As a result, 145 books were purchased for the teachers from their "Wish Lists." Through incentives and book profit we received $460 worth of books for the library and classrooms. Our cash profit was $1800. Also, due to your kindness in our All for Books Program, we raised $220 and were able to purchase 33 books for St. Peter Elementary School in San Francisco. In addition, Scholastic Books will donate $220 worth of books to their charities.

To those parents who sent money with their children so they could purchase books, to those parents who set up an eWallet account for their children, to those parents who came to our Book Fair (some daily) to help their children select books, and to those parents who so generously bought "Wish List" books for their children's classrooms and donated to the All For Books Program ---- WE SAY THANK YOU!

To the participants of the “Guess the Candy” contest and to the winners – Ruby Gorman, 2nd grade, Ashley Infante, 5th grade and Brooke Gorman, 6th grade ---WE SAY THANK YOU!

To Ms. Pini, for once again letting me hold the book fair in the school lobby – WE SAY THANK YOU!

To Brenda Barkley, for helping me move furniture and set up the book fair – WE SAY THANK YOU!

Finally, to those parents, Krista Amendola, Ashley Brittain, Cara Fitzgerald, Leigh Hornik, Judy Kummer, Lindsay McNulty, Caroline Pedersen, Sarah Poulios, Jennifer Rosko, Jenny Sennott, Katie Townsend and Monica Wilkins, who volunteered their time to help make this such a successful book fair ---- WE SAY THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!


Sue Della Cella


Community Service Project

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This week our 5th grade class made 250 sandwiches for the MSC shelter. Thanks to the volunteers and students for their participation!


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