St. Viator Parish School
Viator Voice: January 15, 2023
KA LIVING THEIR BEST LIFE IN KINDERGARTEN
KA students are living their best life in kindergarten. The students love the new reading series ”Super Kids”. Their excitement will lead them to be great readers! During our Christmas Show and Tell we collected coloring books and crayons with KB! We donated over 300 items to UMC Pediatric Unit! We recently filled our “cookie jar!” Wooden cookies for good deeds and kind behavior! We celebrated with a play-doh party and an indoor picnic lunch! We practice counting by 5’s and 10’s everyday. The 100th will be here soon and we are really excited! KA loves learning with their friends! God Bless our school friends! ~Mrs. Cirone & Mrs. Santos
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TO OUR 2023 SPELLING BEE PARTICIPANTS
The Spelling Bee will be held at Bishop Gorman High School on Tuesday, January 24th.
FAREWELL AND WELCOME BACK!
JOIN US! PTO MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2023
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK SCHEDULE
Sunday, January 29th ~ Celebrating our Parish
- Catholic Schools Week Opening Mass 10 AM
- Students please wear your dress uniform to the 10 AM Mass
Monday, January 30th ~ Celebrating our Community
- Dress: Las Vegas Community. i.e., Vegas Golden Knights, Raiders, Vegas Strong, etc. with uniform bottoms and shoes
- Grandparents Open House
Tuesday, January 31st ~ Celebrating our Students
- Free Dress Day (Please refer to the Handbook for Free Dress guidelines.)
- Ice Cream for all students
Wednesday, February 1st ~ Celebrating Unity
- 9:30 AM 8th Grade All Catholic Schools Mass at SAP (Dress Uniform)
- 1:45 PM Prayer Service PK - 8th (Dress Uniform)
Thursday, February 2nd ~ Celebrating Vocations
- Career Day: All grades ~ Dress for your dream career or free dress
- 8th Grade Switch Day
Friday, February 3rd ~ Celebrating our School Spirit
- Dress: Spirit Day ~ Spirit wear, extreme blue and yellow tops and accessories with your jeans or uniform bottoms, must wear school shoes.
- 11:00 AM Staff vs. Students Volleyball Game
- Minimum Day
Saturday, February 4th ~ All Catholic Schools Chess Tournament
- Open to all students in grades K-8th
- Dress: All registered tournament chess players to wear spirit or chess shirt. Report to the school gym at 8:00 AM
REGISTER FOR THE ALL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS CHESS TOURNAMENT
Click the link below to register your student for the All Catholic Schools Chess Tournament.
WRITING ASSESSMENT FOR GRADES 3 - 8
Writing Assessment The writing assessment will be administered to students in Grades 3 through 8 this week. We would ask you to schedule routine doctor/dentist appointments away from Tuesday the 17th through Thursday the 19th. Please be sure to have your children arrive at school on time. In addition, homework assignments will be minimal during test week. Most importantly, don't forget to ask your child(ren) about the testing each day. Thank you!
For questions please contact Mrs. Hanna at email@example.com.
PRE-KINDERGARTEN & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
We are currently taking registrations and setting up testing appointments for new students entering PreKindergarten and Kindergarten. If you are a current PreKindergarten parent, your child will need to be tested for 2023-2024. Registration packets are available in the school office.
Please contact the school office at 702-732-4477 for more information.
DIOCESAN TUITION ASSISTANCE
St. Viator is a strong Catholic community. We are fortunate to have a community willing to help make Catholic education affordable to our Catholic families. If financial assistance is needed for the 23-24 school year you can apply to our in-house FACTS site at St. Viator Parish School - FACTS
SEE, HEARD, AND UNDERSTOOD BY YOU
How do we resolve conflict in the workplace? We try to plan ahead to avoid workplace conflict, we schedule team meetings to discuss calendars and schedules, we set goals together, we assess successes and challenges, and we take time to talk. The same energy can be applied to avoiding family and relationship conflict.
Time to schedule a Family Meeting. Family meetings are amazing opportunities to discuss highs and lows of family life, organize family and home responsibilities, and to discuss family conflicts. Consider organizing it like any other meeting you might have at work.
At first, the idea of family meetings can be intimidating to children, especially teens. But in time, holding family meetings will become an intentional way to help raise kids with internal abilities to help them navigate through life.
Family meetings might include:
1. An icebreaker to lighten the mood and begin on a positive note
2. One person (this includes your children) is responsible for running the family meeting
3. Roundtable concerns, solutions, suggestions, shout-outs, and future plans
4. Ask review and retrospective question suggestions:
What worked well in our family this week?
What went wrong on our family this week?
What will we work on this coming week?
5. End the meeting on a high-note by discussing what you’ve learned and celebrating accomplishments
6. And snacks are always the highlight of meetings if we’re being completely honest!!
7. Lastly, schedule the meeting you all are able to consistently facilitate and attend.
I know it might seem strange to be this structured during our family time, but if we set the stage for a neutral dialogue about sensitive family topics, our children will learn they have a safe place to discuss their needs and concerns as a member of your family. Also, parents will have an opportunity to listen to their children and respond without heightened emotions interrupting the message.
It is truly an opportunity for your children to feel Seen, Heard, and Understood by you. Let me know if you need help. I look forward to hearing about your family meetings.
Monday: January 16, 2023
- NO SCHOOL
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday: January 17, 2023
- Writing Assessment Grades 3 - 8
- January Tuition Due
Wednesday: January 18, 2023
- Writing Assessment Grades 3 - 8
Thursday: January 19, 2023
- Writing Assessment Grades 3 - 8
Friday: January 20, 2023
- 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Grade 3 Shark Reef Field Trip
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. - No School Monday, January 17th
"I Have a Dream" is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the speech was a defining moment of the civil rights movement and among the most iconic speeches in American history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP4iY1TtS3s