SVDP School

October 7, 2021

Hello SVDP Community,


Our week of Parent / Teacher conferences is almost over. Thank you for your partnership in helping our students work towards and fulfill the School-wide Learning Expectations (SLEs) of Saint Vincent de Paul School.


Check out the Cafe Dance Party video at the bottom of the newsletter. We were having a bit of fun during conference week.


And we wish you a safe holiday weekend.

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Many of you have asked about travel. We are still following the CDC guidelines. If you do travel, we hope everyone follows protocols to keep themselves and our school community healthy. While not required, we encourage families that travel to get tested upon return. These results can be shared at administration@svpdsf.com.

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STAR Results

In September, your 2nd - 8th grade students took the STAR Renaissance test. The graphs below show our scores based on the Archdiocesan benchmarks.
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As a community, we should be especially pleased with how we have progressed from our pre-pandemic results to today. Not surprisingly, in September of 2020, our students fell in both math and reading from our 2019 scores. In math, we dipped 2.5% and in reading 6%.


However, our 2021 scores show the we have recovered and exceeded our pre-pandemic scores. In math we have grown by 3.9% and in reading 8.2% from 2020.

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Spirit Shirt Sales

We have reopened the link for spirit shirt sales (click below). The orders will close on October 8th. Shirts can be worn on Spirit Days and non-mass PE Days.

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Renovations and Addition - Planning Commission Hearing

Thank you to everyone that submitted a letter of support to the Planning Commission. Reminder: Our hearing is 1:00PM on October 14th. We don't know where on the agenda we will be slated; these meeting can take several hours. Here is the link to learn more about participating in the hearing.

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STUDENT COUNCIL

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PARENT GUILD NEWS

Community Service

We had a great response to the first responder cards. Cards were given to our local fire and police departments.

Parent Guild Speaker Series

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Back to School Dinner Dance

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Dear Parents and Families,


Last chance! Let’s keep our kids reading and raise much-needed funds for our school by shopping the Virtual Book Fair before it ends on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14.

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/stvincentdepaulschool17


Remember, you give back 25% in rewards on every purchase you make during the Fair. Visit our Virtual Fair now to stock your shelves and take advantage of these amazing perks:


  • Virtual author talks + book previews
  • Over 5,000 new releases, bestsellers, value packs, + more
  • Direct shipping to your home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25


We’ve loved seeing the community gather together to support our school over the past few days.. Thank you for helping us spread the joy of reading to our kids!


In community,


Sue Della Cella

Book Fair Chair

sdellacella@svdpsf.com

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Count Me In Photo Shoot - More Appointments Added

Hopefully, you’ve marked your calendars for March 19, 2022, and plan to join us at August Hall for the return of Blazers & Baubles live and in-person! It will be an evening of fun, food, cocktails, friendship, and fundraising.


To kick-off the Blazers & Baubles spirit, Lindsay Lovier, SVDP mom and professional photographer is offering her own “Count Me In” auction item. Lindsay will photograph your family during a 15- minute photo session and provide you with the digital files for printing and creating your family Christmas card.


Sessions are $350 and your purchase goes directly to SVDP and Blazers & Baubles.

Interested in this opportunity to tackle the Christmas card and support Blazers & Baubles? Use the link below to sign up for one of the locations / time slots. You will be sent an invoice for $350 which can be paid by credit card and goes directly to SVDP.


https://forms.gle/8M2J2BJ6tYfiBqwr5

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Minted Partnership

Minted has renewed their partnership with SVDP. Get creative and design your Christmas card. Using the code below, you can save 20% and Minted will give 15% back to SVDP. Code good for other items as well, not just Christmas cards.
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SVDP FAMILY REFERRAL PROGRAM

The Advisory Board and the Administration know that our amazing families are the best spokespeople for SVDP. To remain competitive in the San Francisco school marketplace, we must attract families that share our educational standards, values, and sense of community. For these reasons, the Advisory Board is pleased to announce a Family Referral Program.

Beginning July 1, 2021, if you recommend a family that accepts enrollment and pays all their fees, incidental charges, and tuition through October for the 2022-2023 school year, the Finance Committee will apply a $500 credit to your FACTS account in October 2022. You will get $500 for each successful referral, with a max of three referral credits. Only one SVDP family may claim a referral. The FACTS credit must be used towards tuition, not incidental charges. When a family applies, they should include the name of the referring family on their application. Online applications have been updated to include this information. The referring family does not need to write a letter of recommendation to receive the credit.

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Cafe Dance Party 2021

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Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2021

Follow the link to read the latest news on our school reopening plan.