St. Viator Parish School

Viator Voice: November 5, 2018

What's Happening!

Monday, November 5, 2018

  • Prayer and Flag honoring our Veterans


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

  • Homeless lunch ~ Grade 5A
  • Campus Ministry ~ Grade 6 Mrs. Hartz has notified us that DONUTS will be available in the cafeteria for 6th grade!
  • VOTE for WINE! Meet us in the loop on Tuesday morning with a bottle. See flyer for details below.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


  • Liturgy: Grades 1-4, Dress Uniform unless you have PE
  • Used Uniform Sale in the Gym from 2 pm to 3 pm


Thursday, November 8, 2018

  • If you brought in a Build A Basket Donation, you may have FREE DRESS today!
  • Choir Practice in the Church. Choir Students: Meet Mrs. Scott at the East Gate at 2:35 pm to walk over to the church. Dismissal at 3:30 pm from the church.

Friday, November 9, 2018

  • Report cards go home today!
  • December lunch due today!
  • Primary Campus Open House from 4 to 5:30 pm
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Used Uniform Sale Wednesday, November 7th

Please drop off your gently used, school approved, Dennis Uniform donations for our upcoming Winter Used Uniform Sale on Wednesday, November 7th from 2 to 3 pm in the gym.
Thank you!

Primary Campus Happenings!


Primary is very busy this week. On Friday we will host Open House from 4-5:30 for Kindergarten and PreK families. Please check out the sign up sheets in your child’s classroom. Pre K has Landon H. as Star Student this week. We will have special prayer and flags this week to honor our Veterans. All family members who have served our country, with students on primary campus, are welcome to hold a flag!
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By Elora Palacio, Editor in Chief


We are called to use our gifts and talents to make a difference in our world. At St. Viator, we do our best to help change the world for the better. During the 2018-2019 year, volunteers from our school, with the assistance of parishioners from the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Daughters of America, Youth Group, and Women’s Guild, will be bagging lunches for Catholic Worker on the second Sunday of each month. Catholic Worker is a charity that serves the poor and homeless. This event has been going on since 2016, and for the past three years we have also bagged lunches for the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, a non-profit organization who provide help to youth who are in need.


This Catholic Worker Lunch Making event is all about the parish uniting as a whole to feed the hungry in Southern Nevada. The actual process of bagging the lunches takes less than 30 minutes when the parish provides their help. The best food products to bag are those that last long, such as the canned Chef Boyardee products.


For the next lunch packing event, individual packs of cookies, granola bars, cheese or peanut butter cracker packs, and small waters are suggested to be donated. Not only is food being packed into bags, but also encouraging notes are written for the homeless to read. It’s important for them to know that they are loved and that someone is always watching over them no matter what.


Mr. Robert Schill is in charge of the Catholic Worker Making Event and is very passionate about his job. He states, “God calls each of us to use our gifts and talents to be the stewards of His people (all people). The St. Viator parish and St. Viator School are doing just that. We are tending to the needs of our neighbors in Southern Nevada. When it comes from the heart in the name of Jesus, the people of St. Viator can and do make a difference. That is a good feeling and this is what the event is all about!”


As you have read, St. Viator is a community where we can do great things, and in this greatness we share our love with one another. Everyone is welcome to help, and you can do this by donating food, bagging the lunches, and/or writing encouraging notes. So, join St. Viator on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00am in the Parish Center to help in what could be the start of creating a better future in the lives of others.

https://youtu.be/_y_Iu-rvWCU



Monday, November 12, 2018 ~ Veteran's Day, Observed ~ No School


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • Give Thanks and Give Back begins today! (See below for details)
  • 1st Reconciliation for 2nd Grade
  • Campus Ministry: 7th Grade


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • Liturgy: Grades 4-8 Honors Award Ceremony


Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • If you missed last week's opportunity or brought in another Build a Basket Donation, you may have FREE DRESS today!
  • Junior High Parent Technology Class, next Thursday, November 15th in Mrs. Miller's room at 2:40 pm. We will be hold a few sessions to walk through the various apps used in the various rooms.

Friday, November 16, 2018

We are GRATEFUL for you!

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break, November 19-23, 2018. School Resumes November 26th

Parents, we need your help!

As flu season is upon us, when a student is absent from school, parents should report an absence immediately to the school by leaving a message on the school's voice mail phone system (732-4477, ext 104) or at the Primary Campus for pre-kindergareten and kindergarten (732-0012). If sending an email to the child's teacher, please cc: tdrewes@stviator.org so we are aware. Thank you!

Junior High - Homework Planners

As we continue to transition into Plus Portals, we have been advised that many parents have purchased student planners to track the homework. We agree that writing in a planner is an important skill and we will be bringing back student planners next Fall. For consistency, Junior High teachers are moving away from the My Homework App and posting to the Plus Portal.


How to find Homework in the Portal: Click the "more" button next to student progress and homework for all classes appears as you scroll past summary. "Newsfeed" at the top separates by class. We will be scheduling a technology class for parents on the various apps used in Junior High next Thursday, November 15th in Mrs. Miller's room at 2:40 pm.

Give Thanks and Give Back!

by Jayden Licanto

The National Junior Honor Society is planning to give toiletries to St. Therese Center of Nevada, which is a Catholic ministry that helps and serves people of all faiths.This project begins November 13th and runs through November 16th.


NJHS is sponsoring Give Thanks and Give Back, an event whose goal is to give toiletries to the clients of St. Therese. All classes will be participating in this, and each grade is assigned a different item to bring in, such as deodorant, shaving cream, razors, and shampoo. The NJHS members would then collect and prepare the items to be taken to St. Therese.


St. Therese have food pantries for men, women, and children who live with HIV/AIDS. Some other programs they have are the Socks and Underwear Program or the Daily Sandwich Program. They also provide emotional support and provide spiritual and physical services for their clients.


The items for the classes are as follows:


Pre-K: Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

Kindergarten: Shampoo

1st Grade: Toilet Paper

2nd Grade: Shampoo

3rd Grade: Hairbrush/comb

4th Grade: Deodorant

5th Grade: Deodorant

6th Grade: Shaving Cream (male/female)

7th Grade: Shaving Cream (male/female)

8th Grade: Razors (male/female)


National Junior Honor Society will be delivering boxes to the classroom tomorrow. Your donations will be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Foundation Raffle ~ Win $5,000!!

It only takes one ticket to win $5,000. You do not have to be present at the event to win.

Tickets are $10 each or 11 tickets for $100.

Student contest ~ every class that has 100% participation in selling tickets wins a free dress day. That means if everyone in your class buys or sells just one ticket, you will earn a free dress day!

6B IN THE LEAD FOR NOW!

At Flag & Prayer today, we pointed out the thermometers on the wall. The winning class thus far is 6B. The class with the most participation wins FREE DRESS and a KICKBALL Party at the field.

St. Viator Foundation Dinner & Auction

Saturday, Dec. 1st, 6pm

9777 South Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas, NV

To purchase tickets: www.svstickets.org

For more information about Foundation: https://youtu.be/iRwhbXu7Thc

For a sneak peek or BUY IT NOW auction items until November 8th: https://stviatorschoolfoundation.org/

Baskets Needed!

The Foundation Silent Auction Committee is in need of baskets. Please drop off any large baskets that you can donate at the school office. Thank you!!
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2018 Hobby Fair

Hannah L. Student News Editor


Hobby, an activity done for someone’s enjoyment. On November 2nd St. Viator 6th graders are sharing their hobbies with us.


St. Viator has been doing hobby fair for many years. Last year I loved creating my “Tap Dancing” Hobby Fair Board. I brought in my first recital costume and my first tap shoes. The sixth graders get to share their talents with the rest of the school. The students get to express what they enjoy creating or doing. They are displayed in the cafeteria and are creative as ever.


St. Viator sixth graders are sharing their talents and favorite hobbies with us. They have taken the time in their English classes to write about their favorite hobbies. They write the history, pros and cons, and tell us how to do their hobby. The sixth graders are also creating a board showing pictures of them doing their hobby. They can also bring in props that can go on display beside their board. The projects will be on display in the cafeteria and the school can look at them on Friday the 2nd. I am very excited to see all the new and different hobbies this year.

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A Gentle Reminder from our Bookkeeper

Dear Parents, this is a reminder that report cards go out on Friday the 9th, however if your account is not current your child’s report card will be held until such time you are caught up.

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR OUR SVS ALUMNI!!

Congratulations to SVS Alumni Andrew Marlow who was married this past weekend in Jamaica! Mother, Mary Jane Marlow (SVS Registrar) is quite proud and asking us to "Don't Worry, Be Happy" while she is away!