St. Viator Parish School
Viator Voice: September 25, 2022
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
It's hard to believe that it'll be five years on October 1 since the tragic day that shocked our city and nation. This week, we honor those who lost their lives, their families, the survivors, and our beloved community.
We have come together in reflection, discussion, and prayer. We will not forget.
We are #ViatorStrong #VegasStrong.
1ST GRADE FAB FIRSTIES
1A, better known as the Fab Firsties, have been working, praying and playing hard!!! From Super Kids Reading to adding three numbers in a row, the students are using their gifts to learn every day. Visiting the school garden was amazing! Getting ready for Autumn is so much fun as we are "Falling" in Love with Jesus!!! Singing, though, has to be our favorite...soooo we do it all day long!!! ~Mrs. Manfredi
Check out FAB FIRSTIES “BEHOLD I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK” video on Vimeo.
YOU ARE ONE SMART COOKIE!
SVS students are superstars for making it thru Terranova test week!!! Special thanks to our PTO for the cookies and smarties treat!
Students whose parents attend the meeting will have a
FREE DRESS DAY on Thursday, September 29th.
There will be child care provided in the Youth Ministry Room.
FOUNDATION WINE AUCTION
The Wine Auction is back and we need your help to make it the best ever! We will be collecting wine at the PTO meeting this Wednesday, September 28th. Bring in a nice bottle of wine (valued at $20 or more) and earn a Free Dress Pass for your child(ren).
At the Foundation Dinner on February 25th, we will select the winner of the entire wine collection from a limited raffle sale of only 100 tickets. Because of the generosity of our donors (you!) this collection has been valued at over $7000 in the past.
Questions? Contact Laura Alcaraz firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Thank you!
8th Grade Campus Ministry in conjunction with Community Outreach (formerly Homeless Lunch) is coming up on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
We will be assembling Sunshine Kits to be donated to children in need through Club Christ.
Please help make our Sunshine Kits complete by bringing:
8A - JUICE BOXES - 8A
8B - GRANOLA BARS - 8B
These can be dropped in the office and any number of donations are appreciated!
CMG trained & fingerprinted adults are welcome to help. Please meet at the Parish Center at 1:00pm for setup. Students arrive at 1:20pm for the Campus Ministry Program and assembly of Sunshine Kits. We are done by dismissal.
Questions? Contact Laura Alcaraz at 702-858-2626 or email@example.com.
At many points in life, we become a beginner again. For example, learning a new dance move, engaging in a new sport, entering into a new relationship, becoming a parent – these are all points of beginning for us. We have to give ourselves permission to become a beginner throughout life no matter what we happen to be learning. This is true for being a beginner at coparenting as well. Coparenting is when we share the duties of raising a child with a person we are no longer in a relationship with. Sharing a child is stressful enough, but the stress is compounded when the relationship ends. Not only is it difficult for the parents, but it can be difficult for the child as well. This is when we (us parents) have to make the decision to be child-centered in our interactions with one another. This is never an easy task, but with the right mindset, communication, and a willingness to be a beginner at coparenting, we can make the experience a more productive and positive one for everyone. It’s important to begin by having grace and compassion for yourself. No one is an expert at coparenting in the beginning of the journey because it’s probably a road we haven’t been down before. Oftentimes, the transition can be filled with fear, insecurity, and confusion. But like most things that are new in the beginning, we can learn this new skill as well and create a space for our children that includes equity, better communication, empathy, and coparents who are allies.
Beginners Tips for Better Coparenting
Show up in this new world in a way that honors your child.
No matter your relationship dynamic, seek to provide your child with safe and emotionally neutral spaces.
Coparent as allies (as long as this is a healthy way to coparent).
Remember this is beautifully hard work, but well worth the effort.
Beginners typically have teachers and guides so ask for help when you don’t know the way.
Keep lines of communication open for your children.
On that note, if you need help as a beginner coparent or maybe even a seasoned coparent, I’m here to listen and support you on your journey. Please don’t feel you need to have it all figured out. You’re a beginner and you are surrounded by a community that wants to help you and your child. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Philippians 4:13
St. Viator Guidance Counselor
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of all animals, bring your furry, scaled and feathered friends for a special blessing from Fr. Rinn on either:
Friday, September 30 at 2:50 pm in front of the Parish Center, OR
Saturday, October 1, at 9:00 am outside of our church (If you cannot bring your pet, a picture will due.)
Used uniform sale on Tuesday, October 11th!
Please drop off your gently used school approved Dennis uniforms to the office at your earliest convenience.
We have a couple of spots available for this amazing evening with fabulous hosts. If interested please drop a check off to Mrs. Alex in the school office.
Viator Parish Tuition Rate Reminder
The most significant criteria to qualify for the Viator Parish rate is regular attendance at Sunday Mass using your envelopes.
In order to qualify for the Viator rate you MUST:
- Attend a minimum of 26 masses (Saturday or Sunday)
- Use the envelopes sent to you from the church
- Forgot your envelope? Remember your parish number and use a blank envelope provided at mass.
- Mail in your envelopes to St. Viator church. These will not be counted.
- Drop off your envelope in the church on a school mass day.
- Forgetting the envelope and telling the church or school you went.
Tuition review will happen in November and you should have 13 masses by this time. All rates will be reviewed and possibly adjusted after the assessment. If your rate is adjusted it will be reflected on the December statement. Please DO NOT call or email the school office or church office to ask if changes are being made until after the receipt of your statement.
Remember, parents are a model of faith for their children and when families join us on a regular basis they are showing their children the priority faith and church has in their lives.
Monday: September 26, 2022
- NO SCHOOL - Diocesan Retreat
Tuesday: September 27, 2022
- November Hot Lunch Order goes home
- 2:35 - 4 PM Art Club Picasso Grades 6 - 8
Wednesday: September 28, 2022
- 8:00 AM PTO Halloween Carnival Meeting in Parish Center
- Grades 5-8 Prayer Service in the Gym - Casual Uniform
- 3 - 3:30 PM Book Club Grades 6, 7, 8
- 5:30 - 7:30 PM PTO Meeting in Parish Center
Thursday: September 29, 2022
- Free Dress Day for students whose parent(s) attend the PTO Meeting
- 2:35 - 4 PM Art Club Pollock Grade KB
- 3:45 PM Soccer SVS vs. SAS at SFDS Field
Friday: September 30, 2022
- $2 Free Dress Day Fundraiser Hosted by Student Government
- 2:35 - 4 PM Art Club Pollock Grade KA