Teacher Weekly

St. Vincent de Paul Parish School

Greetings, staff!

We've made it! The last week of the 2014-2015 school year. I must say- I am exhausted, and I am sure that is the same with each of you. This will be the last Teacher Weekly for this school year. I will email and snail mail over the summer to keep you on top of current implements as well as information that you need to know! There are a few dates I need you to mark your calendars with, your presence is needed at each of them, but mandatory for Family Night.

August 6th- Mandatory Family Night 6:30 p.m. in Corrigan Hall

August 16th- Staff Mass and Breakfast 11:00 a.m. Mass (details to follow)

Kids at heart in Catholic education,



END OF YEAR PARISH STAFF BANQUET: The night is this Friday. You, and your spouse, are invited to attend a beautiful dinner, catered by Totally Cooked, and drinks to celebrate accomplishments and celebrations throughout an exhausting and rewarding year. The night is set for June 5th. Please see the memo LB put in your mailboxes for what we need from you to make the night extraordinary. See you there!

OFFICIAL OPEN POSITIONS FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR: Please submit a letter of interest if you are interested in the open positions for next school year. Self-Contained Grade 5, Middle School Math 6th grade HR, Middle School Math/Science 7th HR. Job postings are attached to this email.

CAMPUS CLEAN-UP DAY: What a great day! Get those minds going on activities for next years Campus cleanup day! Thank you for all of your hard work!

AGENDA FOR LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR LEARNERS: Morning Gathering, 8:15 a.m. mass (7th grade) followed by awards assembly in the gym, school picnic, and dismissal at 12:00 noon. All teachers are dismissed immediately after ALL learners have been released.

4TH QUARTER GRADES/AWARDS: Grades close the last day of school, June 4th. Your grades are to be completed before leaving for the day on June 5th. Awards will run as they did for 3rd quarter- please have them in my mailbox by Monday, June1st. PM teachers are asked to attend the mass, awards assembly and picnic.

SVDP Spring Musical 2015: Thank you for all of your hard work and commitment to this event. A special thanks to Marissa Lange for her hard work and commitment !

STEM PBL TRAINING: Thank you for those of you who committed to attend STEM training this summer. IT is ON and you are registered to attend. Please mark your calendar for the dates below. We will meet at SVDP in the morning and head up to The Great Lakes Science Center together. (Roberts, Ballard, Nagy, Carr, Waller, Giffels, Fallucco)

June 9 – 10 • 9 am – 3 pm

June 15 – 18 • 9 am – 3 pm

August 4 – 7 • 9 am – 3 pm

MAY; HONORING OUR BLESSED MOTHER: What a beautiful May! Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this month very special!

PLC: NO PLC this week. Please let me know if you did not receive your participation certificate for this PD.

FIP: Each of your have been given your FIP login and the assignment. Please be sure to have the Module 5 assignment done for our staff meeting on June 5th and bring your 3's with you on Friday, June 5th. 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, June 1st

Tuesday, June 2nd

Wednesday, June 3rd

8th grade graduation Mass 6:00 p.m. - all staff is requested to attend

Graduation Dinner

8th grade last day

Thursday, June 4th

Morning Gathering

8:15 a.m. mass (7th grade)

Awards assembly in Cafeteria,

School picnic,

Dismissal at 12:00 noon.

Friday, June 5th

Breakfast- 8:30 a.m. Scullen Room

Staff Meeting- 9:00 a.m. Scullen Room

All staff dismissed once check-off sheet has been completed- 12:00

Parish Staff and Spouse Banquet Dinner 7:00 p.m. (details to follow)


This will be the software used on your classroom set of iPads next year. The week of PD before school will be jammed pack with exciting new things including the use of this software. Check out the video below as well as the link to see the ease of ipad use in the classroom!

JAMF Software- Casper Suite

A better classroom for students, teachers, and IT administrators.

When iPad arrived in the classroom it brought a fun and engaging interactive learning experience to teachers and students. As the use of iPad continues to grow in education, teachers want basic classroom management capabilities for getting students' attention easily, providing a secure testing environment, and quickly transitioning students to specific apps or websites.

Casper Focus empowers teachers by streamlining transitions and saving valuable class time. With just a couple taps of their own iPad or iPhone, teachers can send students customized messages, or guide access to a single app or Safari webpage. And since they are able to perform these tasks themselves without the assistance of IT, they can focus on transforming teaching and learning.

Casper Focus Overview
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