News from the Office
February 8, 2018
PLEASE STOP BY THE COLLIER CENTER WITH YOUR STUDENTS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE. Our Annual Book Fair will be held at the Parish Collier Center during the Thursday and Friday conferences. They will also be open Sat., Feb. 10th from 10:30am – 3pm and on Sunday the 11th after both Masses. Vercillo’s Book Store will have some of their merchandise available as well. We will have games, prizes and popcorn. We would love to see you!!!
POLICY OF THE MONTH
To help alleviate any confusion, we would like to clarify free dress rules and regulations.
Free Dress for Uniforms at Church: Students who wear their Visitation Catholic STEM Academy uniform to church (whichever church the family attends) on the first Saturday or Sunday of the month may wear free dress the following Monday. A note from the students’ parent must accompany the student and be given to their teacher in either case.
T-Shirt Tuesday: Every Tuesday, students may wear Viking CYO T-shirts or sweatshirts (Red or Blue) instead of the Visitation uniform sweater. Students are still required to wear the uniform pants or skirt with the t-shirt or sweatshirt. Spirit wear shall include: Visitation Viking T-shirts/sweatshirts, fleeces, pull-overs, embroidered school sweatshirts, monogrammed sweaters and/or fleece vests, etc. Spirit wear can be purchased via Dennis or Ink, Inc. in Tacoma through the school office. Spirit wear may be only worn on Tuesday Spirit Days.
Free Dress First Tuesdays: The first Tuesday of every month is a free dress day if students bring a can of food for the Visitation Parish Food Bank. Please see Free Dress rules above.
We are so excited to bring Choir back to VCSA!! Choir will begin next Monday, Feb., 12th. There will be no charge to be in the choir. Choir is open to grades 3-8 and they will meet after school on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15pm – 4:15pm. Our instructor is Mrs. Traci Clements and she asks that students please bring a snack as there will be a short break. If you are interested in singing for Mass and special occasions, please call the school office or email Mrs. Clements at….firstname.lastname@example.org
AUCTION….SAVE THE DATE
Our 28th Annual Gala Auction will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018. The doors open at 5:30pm and will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Tacoma Downtown. This is our largest fundraiser and we need your attendance, ideas, donations and help to make this a success. More information to follow. For your convenience, there are Donation and Sponsorship forms and letters in the office to help you with your procuring items for the Auction. If we can help, please don’t hesitate to call and ask questions.
We track parent volunteer hours using the “pink” Volunteer Commitment Log that can be found in the office or on the school website www.visitationstemacademy.org. If you have volunteered and not turned in your form, please do so asap. Thank you! J
PTO IS LOOKING AHEAD
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAVE $50.00??????
If you pay your Registration and Instructional Materials Fee by March 1, 2018, you will receive a $50 discount!! There are only 3 weeks left to be able to cash in on the discounted Registration and Instructional Materials Fee. If you will be returning next year, please be sure to follow the instructions that accompany your child’s student profile.