SVDP Newsletter

January 26, 2023

Dear SVDP Community,

We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather and will take time to carefully read this week's newsletter.


  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Continuous Enrollment
  • Parent Survey Summary
  • Spelling Bee
  • First Day of School 2023-2024
  • VIP Day
  • Annual Giving
  • Parent Guild News


Catholic Schools Week Activities

Sunday (January 29th): Community Appreciation Day

  • All students are encouraged to wear their full school uniform while attending Liturgy with families at 10:00am. After Mass Ms. Pini will pass out dress passes for February 6th.

Monday (January 30th): Parish Appreciation Day

  • · SVDP Spirit Day
  • · Student family BINGO 12pm

Tuesday (January 31st): Parent Appreciation Day

  • Color Day – wear class color with Spirit dress bottoms
  • K/8-Blue -- 1/7-Red -- 2/6-Green -- 3/5-Orange -- 4-Purple
  • Student family lunch

Wednesday (February 1st): Teacher Appreciation Day

  • Blue/Gold Day – wear blue and/or gold with Spirit dress bottoms
  • Bake Sale after school hosted by Student Council

Thursday (February 2nd): Student Appreciation Day

  • · School Mass 9:15am

Friday (February 3rd): VIP Appreciation Day

  • · Grandparents/VIP Day -- Prayer Service at 11:30am



Please use the link below to see a summary of the parent survey completed in November.


Dear Parents and Students,

Thank you to the following students for participating in the spelling bee this week: third grade – Owen Clauss, Blake Fitzgerald, Molly Foster, Eloise Green, Millie Halladay, Piper Hanson, Krider Heerdink, Connor Infante, Jane Jackson, Grace Jenks, Charley Lam, Annabelle Le Breton, Max Leschin, William McNulty, Cole Pesci, Berkeley Rahn, Trey Roost, Carter Skowronski, Connor Smith, Declan Stewart, James Tumeh, Cruz Wetzel, and Asher Wilkins; fourth grade - Annie Coles, Eden Duarte, Savannah Farrelly, Connor Fitzgerald, Christopher Ford, Emme Gazzano, Lina Gibson, Liam Hollub, Anna Kaiser, Kazim Karandikar, Carter Katz, Cooper Koenig, Matthew Kummer, Charlotte Longyear, Zoie Mangini, Paloma Molina, Henry Reinmann, Teddy Vieira-Ducey, and Jackson Whiskeman; fifth grade – Amandine Baudet, Francesca Bavaro, Gia Campbell-Vismich, Emma Chiu, Caylie Gonzalez, Kathryn Gunning, Hannah Hornik, Ashley Infante, Teddy Jenks, Quinn Kloes, Ellie Larson, Riley Lee, Briley Miller, Sophia Morelli, Grace Myers, Beckett Rahn, Sofia Rosdahl, Sofia Rosenberg, Savvy Scala and Luke Tumeh; sixth grade – Matteo Avila, Dominic Carmignani, Tyler Clauss, Efua Essien, Deceil Fournouzian, Grant Gazzano, Gemma Gibson, Jake Macauley, Indy Molina, Shayla Sauvie, Katherine Van, and Michael Vieira-Ducey; seventh grade – Stella Brilliant, Violet Daters, Shalom Estifanos, Timmy Farrelly, Leo Grimaldi, Claire Gunning, Briana Hollub, Bradley Kaiser, Ava Lindner, Jack Pacula, Bronwyn Rahn, Noah Steiner, Giacomo Stone and Jack Vieira-Ducey; eighth grade – Julio Bavaro, Jason Dummel, Lewis Fannon, Andrew McLaughlin, Niklas Morelli, Luke Porter, Nicholas Rosenberg, Harrison Van and Charlotte Williams. Everyone did a fantastic job!

The third – fifth grade spelling bee was very competitive. It took 11 rounds between third grader, Krider Heerdink and fourth grader, Christopher Ford to finally declare Christopher the winner. The middle school students were equally successful spelling very difficult words. There were 36 participants and, In the end, eighth grader, Jason Dummel, defended his title from last year, and outlasted all participants to take first place. Jason will represent St. Vincent de Paul School in the regional contest next month. Good luck to you, Jason.

Thank you to our excellent judges – Rosanne Mattson and Brenda Barkley. The spelling bee ran smoothly because of you.

Thank you to the teachers who helped the students prepare for the test. Your help was appreciated.

Thank you to the parents and faculty for taking the time to watch the spelling bee. Your support adds to our program.


Sue Della Cella

Spelling Bee Coordinator



First $200 deposit installment will be posted to your FACTS account tomorrow.

Planning for the upcoming school year’s budget and potential tuition increases is a process we take very seriously. It is difficult to plan when we are unsure about existing families’ situations. The process we have followed for several years has failed to provide substantial information regarding returning families, which hinders us in budgeting for the coming year. As explained in the current Community Handbook, we will be using the continuous enrollment model.

The attached document will explain the new enrollment process, timeline, and financial obligations.



The first day of the 2023-2024 school year is August 16!


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RSVPs will close tomorrow afternoon at 4:00PM. Please remember to register your attendees so we may plan food and beverage as well as provide them with information about this special day.


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Pledges count towards your class participation. First class to reach 100% gets an outing to Loving Cup!

Make your tax-deductible donation and continue SVDP's tradition of excellence.


Provide information on a future pledge or a check donation.




Parent Guild is excited to announce the new online Spirit Store is up and great items are available for purchase! Use the link below.


Scroll to the bottom of the home page and complete the form.