St. Viator Parish School

Viator Voice: February 3, 2020

Thank you to our parents, students, and faculty for a wonderful celebration for Catholic Schools Week!

Happy Catholic Schools Week!


You are cordially invited to attend the 32nd Annual Foundation Dinner on February 22, 2020 at the South Point Hotel and Casino. This year, we honor Mary and Dan Miller (in loving memory) and Jacki and John Miller; two couples who both have dedicated so much of their time and talent to our school community.
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Like the foundation of a building, our annual dinner and auction supports our school in tremendous ways.

Throughout the years, the St. Viator School Foundation has funded many capital improvements which directly benefit your student right now, including new library building, new computer lab computers, new iPad 1:1 program in Junior High, lockers, renovations to various classrooms and the office, a media center including 35 wireless laptops, smart boards, and a T.V. station. During the lean years of the recent recession, funds were applied towards “human capital” in the form of tuition assistance to retain our supportive families during times of financial crisis.

Most of the Foundation revenue is generated from the silent and live auction items at the annual gala event. This revenue is further enhanced by program ads, sponsorships, table sales, raffle ticket sales, and interest earnings. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be used to advance our strategic improvement plan, including further technology initiatives.

We are truly looking forward to seeing you at this year's Foundation dinner!

May God continue to bless you abundantly
for what you do for His children,

Mrs. Tracy Brunelle, Principal

32nd Annual St. Viator School Foundation Dinner

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 6pm

9777 South Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas, NV

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We have been busy unpacking those 10,000 Books!

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Black History month

The month of February was established in 1926 as an annual observance and remembrance of key people and events in our history. Classrooms will celebrate these inspirational heroes throughout this month. For more information:

SVS Father Daughter Dance, February 1, 2020

“A father hold his daughter's hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.”

PTO prepares for it's first Father Daughter Dance
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"A father hold his daughter's hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.”
“Dear Daddy, no matter where I go in life, you'll always be my number one man.”

Prayers and love are going out to all those who have lost someone they love recently. It is truly heartbreaking. Thankfully, we are very blessed with a very strong, supportive community.

I loved Father's message at Mass last Sunday. Each day, we are given a gift of 86,400 seconds -- imagine what we could do if only we had in $$?! This week and always, let us *spend* our days in kindness, forgiveness, and love. May we all be grateful for what we have and bring hope and healing to those in need. May we go forth in peace as we never know what day may be our last.

Spend those seconds wisely this week!

Junior High Class Field Trips

For Washington DC trip: Please make sure your balance is paid to World Strides by due date of 2/28/20. If you have fallen behind you may be in jeopardy of being cancelled from the trip. Also, a reminder that all financial obligations must be met for school before your child will be allowed on trip. Any questions please call Mrs. Daly.

A parent and chaperone meeting for Carson City and Washington DC trips has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 30th

Carson City 5:15 pm in 7A and Washington D.C. 6:00 pm in 8A. Mark your calendars, please.

PreKindergarten and Kindergarten: One Point Perspective

Notice for Parents and Guardians

Please do not medicate your child before school to lower his/her fever and then send him to school.

A fever is the body's response to fighting infection, and your child needs time to rest and recuperate. It is important to keep your child home when sick for 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

Flu Season

While the timing of flu season is unpredictable, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and last as late as May. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people get vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. As you know, the flu vaccine can reduce flu illnesses, doctor's visits, missed work and school days, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths in children.

Thank you for leading by example by getting your child and your flu vaccine.

SVS honors Girl Scout Sunday

What's Happening!

Monday: February 3, 2020

  • Prayer and Flag, Kindergarten
  • Bible Bowl Team B won -All B classes plus PK, Kindergarten & 1st ->Jeans and Spirit Shirt day!

Tuesday: February 4, 2020

  • ECRA Testing Begins
  • Girls Basketball SFDS@SVS Varsity 3:30; JV 4:30
  • Homeless Lunch, 3B

Wednesday: February 5, 2020

  • School Mass (Grades 5-8), full dress uniform

Thursday: February 6, 2020
  • Permission slips for Valentine's Day Dance due by 8 am.

Friday: February 7, 2020
  • 1/2 Day, Noon Dismissal - All staff meeting
  • Spring Pictures
  • Free Dress for 7th and 8th grade as well as special musicians for such a great All Catholic Schools Week Mass
  • Valentine's Day Dance @ SEAS, Grades 7-8

Saturday, February 8, 2020

  • All Catholic Schools Chess Tournament

Monday, February 10, 2020

  • Yearbook Pictures - Full Dress Uniform for all students

WCEA Accreditation Update

We are anxiously awaiting the WCEA Team return at the end of the month!

A Visiting Committee of six will visit February 24-26, 2020 to validate who we are as a school community. The faculty and staff have spent many hours evaluating our programs

through data collection and analysis. During this process, we have identified our strengths and areas to focus on for professional development and resources over the next few years. During their visit, the committee will see that our students are quickly becoming life-long learners, active Faith-Filled Catholics, responsible citizens, effective communicators, and globally/culturally aware citizens. St. Viator Parish School provides a quality Catholic education where the gospel message of Jesus Christ is lived, learned and shared in a safe learning environment. The administration, faculty, staff, students, parents, clergy, and parish community collaborate to develop the whole person spiritually, morally, academically and physically.

St Viator Parish School is accredited by Western Catholic Educational Association and North Central Association. Not every school or district can or does complete the accreditation process. In addition to assessing the Catholic identity of the school (specific to the WCEA protocol), the process involves looking at multiple measures: test scores, student satisfaction, parent satisfaction, graduation rates, and acceptance rates at Catholic High Schools (or into honor programs in other high schools). Staff education level, experience, willingness to participate in ongoing professional development, assessment of students and the curriculum, teaching methods and resource management are also part of to the evaluation that determines the next steps for the school and leads to a successful accreditation visit. St. Viator Parish School is a fantastic school with great teachers, students, parents, and support, and we will be proud to show it off.

We look forward to sharing with the team all that we do on a daily basis when they return February 24-26th!

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is due this Friday!

Registration packets for 2020-2021 went home last week. Please check the yellow communication folder.

ReRegistration for your current student is due Friday, February 7th. New Students for PreKindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade need to make appointments for testing. If you have any questions, please email Mary Jane Marlow at

Gentle Reminder

All tuition and fees must be current prior to re-registration. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Alex at or Mrs. Brunelle.

Final Orders for Scrip

Scrip FINAL orders for the 19-20 school year will be Feb 26th with pick up February 28th. Parents please check your balance to see if you are near the $200 required as there is still time to place those scrip orders. Invoices for those families who did not meet the $200 rebate requirement will go out by March 5th.