Teacher Weekly

St. Vincent de Paul Parish School

Greetings Staff!

Thank you so much for an incredible week last week. We certainly have so much to be excited about here at SVDP! Each day last week was memorable and FUN! Thank you for taking time to make it a great week. And next year.... we've got to win that volleyball game-Get ready team...practices will start soon!

Kids at heart in Catholic education,


The Week's Notes

The Week's Notes

MARDI GRAS DRESS DOWN DAY SVDP is sponsoring a $1 dress down day on Tuesday, February 9. All proceeds for this day will benefit the One of a Kind Pets Shelter!


INTERIMS: Interims will go home with learners on Thursday.

FRIDAY PD DAY: I will send out an agenda for our PD day. This is a FULL- WORK day with a working lunch. We will begin at 7:30 am and conclude at 3:00 p.m.

ACCREDITATION: Please mark your calendars for March 10th and 11th. OCSAA will be coming out for these 2 days to look over our plan for improvement for the next few years. OCSAA will speak with each of you individually in March. We will have a breakfast on March 10th at 7:15 a.m. with the Accreditation team. Plan to attend and introduce yourself.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Each Friday during Lent, our school will be going over to confessions @ 2:30 p.m. We will dismiss from Church.

AIR TESTING: Per Diocese recommendation and for Accreditation purposes, ALL learners will be OHIO AIR testing this Spring. Here is the testing schedule. More details to come in future emails:

  • English language arts tests – April 4 to 22, paper tests;
  • Mathematics, science and social studies – April 4 to May 6, paper tests;
  • GRADE 7: ELA, and MATH

OBSERVATIONS/WALK-THROUGH: I will begin emailing you to set up your formal observation for the school year. I will be performing walk-throughs beginning next week. A copy of both the walk-through and observation can be found on the S drive. Please see me for questions.

FATHER MCNEIL: Father McNeil will be coming over on Wednesday afternoons at 2:20 p.m. to talk with our learners about saints or another topic (please let me know if you would like him to talk about something specific.) Here are the upcoming grades. Please be in the cafeteria by 2:20 to meet with him.

2/17: 6-8

2/24: K-2

3/2: 3-5

3/9: 6-8

3/16: K-2

3/23: 3-5

4/13: 6-8

4/20: K-2

4/27: 3-5

5/4: 6-8

5/11: K-2

5/18: 3-5

5/25: 6-8

Father McNeil will also be joining us on Monday mornings at 7:45 a.m. to greet learners and teachers. He will stay for Morning Gathering and help to facilitate the Knights of Columbus Mass Incentive Program. The Knights have generously donated $25.00 each week for the next few weeks to help encourage our learners to participate in Sunday mass. Father McNeil will 'draw' from the children's envelopes on Monday during Gathering.

The Week Ahead

Week Seven

Monday, February 8

Tuesday, February 9

Mardi Gras/St.Francis Dress Down Day $1.00

PTA meeting 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 10

Ash Wednesday

Stewardship Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 11

Friday, February 12

No School for learners- PD DAY (agenda to be emailed)

Enjoy a 3 day FULL-OF-VALENTINES-DAY-LOVE weekend!

Upcoming Events for January:

Monday, January 15- No School

Wednesday, February 17th: Registration Day 2016-2017

Thursday, February 18th: Parish Council

March 10th/March 11th: OCSAA Accreditation

March 11: End of Quarter 3

March 12: Confirmation @ 5:00 p.m. Mass

SVDP Engineering Lab

As you know, the big push this year is to equip our STEM education, and Mr. Milam, with a state-of-the-art Engineering Lab. Our SVDP Community Council is helping to raise some of the funds primarily through sponsoring the School Carnival- to be held in May. The rest of the funding will come from grants and donations (both personal and partners). As we continue to work as a team and your wheels begin to spin over this incredible space and opportunity for our learners- we need your help.

What can YOU do:

1.) Spread the word- Write about the prospective lab in your blogs and on your newsletters. There is some detailed information listed below for you to communicate effectively.

2.) Encourage your learners to sell their Thrive and Drive tickets and sell extra tickets! The learner with the most tickets sold will earn a $200.00 gift card.

3.) Think about your own connections and reach out to see if there is interest in supporting our new Engineering Lab.

4.) Share your ideas- what other avenues are there to help seek funding for this space? How can we use our own time, talent, and treasure (and connections!) to make the SVDP Engineering Lab possible for our learners?

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