Teacher Weekly

St. Vincent de Paul Parish School

Greetings, staff!

Thank you to those of you who attended our Reverse Raffle, it was a great night. To another great week..

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MAY; HONORING OUR BLESSED MOTHER: During the month of the May we will be honoring our Blessed Mother. Rosary will be said, and we will simply recite a decade each Friday, followed by Benediction or Adoration. The class that has the mass in the morning will lead the decade. There are specific directions for leading the Rosary that Father will help with. Fridays in May will be the following:

May 1st: 1:45 p.m. May Crowning (details to follow), Rosary, Benediction/Adoration

May 8th: 2:00 p.m. Rosary, Benediction or Adoration

May 15th: 2:00 p.m. Rosary, Benediction or Adoration

May 22nd: 2:10 p.m. Rosary

May 29th: 2:10 p.m. Rosary

WALKTHROUGHS/OBSERVATION: Walkthroughs will continue this week. These may or may not be before your formal observation and these walkthroughs will continue throughout the end of the year. Remember there will be 2 in-formal walkthroughs and 1 formal observation for the remainder of this year. You will be emailed to schedule your formal observation.

PLC: Please plan to meet in your PLC's this week. Bring the vocabulary that you worked on this week.

FIP: Each of your have been given your FIP login and the assignment. Please be sure to have the Module 3 assignment done for our staff meeting on May 11 and bring your 3-2-1 with you on Monday May 11.

Here it the link to the FIP website:


SAFETY: Please make sure you are locking your doors when you leave your classroom, even for just a short time. You were very diligent of this at the very beginning of the year and I need the sense of safety to continue.

MASS PARTICIPATION: Please practice the responses for the mass and expect to hear them during mass. I notice some learners (and even some teachers!!!) not participating at all. Please be sure you are expecting their best!


Monday April 27 (8th grade representative for Morning Gathering)

3rd grade EdChoice

Tuesday, April 28 (8th grade representative for Morning Gathering)

MEEKER out at CLASS meeting

Wednesday, April 29 (8th grade representative for Morning Gathering)

PLC in Project Room

Thursday, April 30 (8th grade representative for Morning Gathering)

April 30th: 2nd round Kindergarten Screening (Ballard only)

Friday, April 31 (8th grade representative for Morning Gathering)

All-School Mass @ 8:15 a.m.

Dress Uniform Ordering Day

May Crowing, Rosary, and Benediction at 1:45 p.m.


May 5th : UofA Woodwind Performance 9 a.m. (PK-5) 10 a.m. (6-8)

PA Meeting (Ballard, Carr)

May 9th: First Communion

May 21st: Staff $5.00 'Jeans for Troops' in honor of Memorial Day

May 28th: Spring Musical

May 29th: Campus Cleanup Day (details to follow)

June 4th: 8:15 am. Mass, Awards Assembly, Picnic, Dismissal (details to follow)

June 5th: Breakfast, Staff Meeting, Parish Staff and Spouse Banquet Dinner (details to follow)

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