Verbum Dei Community Newsletter

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Thanksgiving Prayer

Creator God,

In a spirit of gratitude, we celebrate with family and friends.

We give thanks for those who are good to us.

We give thanks for those who were there to comfort

during trying situations.

And we give thanks for those

who remind us of your presence.

On this Thanksgiving Day, as we give thanks

for the light of your love, help us to be mindful

of those who will need us tomorrow.


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In Gratitude.....

Ms. Irene Park joined Verbum Dei has a 1st semester sub for Ms. Luna's Theology classes. Ms. Luna is currently on maternity leave. She will return at the start of the new year. We knew instantly that she would fit in perfectly. She has strong content knowledge, understands student learning, and cares immensely for the students. Ms. Park was great teacher and colleague. In her goodbye email to her students and parents she expressed her gratitude to her students and the Verbum Dei community. She also reminds us to stop and notice our blessings.

We are grateful to Mrs. Park for her commitment to the students and families of Verbum Dei!

Please take a moment to read her email to parents below:

Dear Parents,

I hope you are all having a wonderful week! I’m writing to you today concerning my time at Verbum Dei.

As you may have heard from your students, this will be my last week. I wanted to take the time to personally express my gratitude to you, and to share with you why I have made my decision.

Growing up, I never imagined I would become a high school teacher, and as I began my time at Verbum Dei I felt nervous and excited. I did not know if teaching would be the right career path for me, nor if I would be any good at it. Today, I am filled with certainty about one thing – that my time with you and the students has been a huge blessing.

I have been struggling with my health, and have spent many moments fighting through my symptoms to serve you and your students this semester. As the semester went on, I began to realize that despite the constant pain and fatigue I was experiencing, I was falling in love with teaching. My love for this craft was made possible by the amazing students, and you, their parents.

Thank you for having been such a pivotal presence in my life. I can only hope and pray that I have paid my experience forward to our students. I will be stepping out of my position to put my health first, but I will do all I can to set the students up for success for the remainder of the Fall semester, and I am confident the faculty and staff at Verbum Dei will do the same.


Ms. Park

Faculty VS. Students for Free Dress!!!

Did I get your attention? Next week Faculty and Students will be playing Thanksgiving Bingo! The first group that wins bingo (faculty or students) will earn free dress for Finals Week!

If you have completed any of the actions below, stop by Campus Ministry to sign your name! The first group, faculty or staff, that get Bingo will win!

Good luck!

  1. Write a thank you note/ email to a Faculty/staff

2. Write a thank you note/ email to their CWSP driver

3. Eat lunch with a teacher

4. Write a kind note to a Verb student in another grade

5. Perform a random act of kindness (helpful Honda)

6. Attend Thursday mass after school

7. Read an article from Present Dei and make a comment

8. Attend freshmen Basketball game

9. Attend JV Basketball game

10. Attend Varsity Basketball game

11. Attend JV Soccer game

12. Attend Varsity soccer game

13. No HW JUG for two consecutive weeks

14. No lunch JUG for two consecutive weeks

15. Sign happy birthday to a student whose birthday was announced during morning announcements

16. Tutor after school

17. Support the can drive

18. Show school spirit

19. Wear college sweatshirt

20. Recommend Faculty/Staff for Faculty/Staff of the Month

21. Make teacher laugh

22. Assigned corridor clean for 2 consecutive weeks

23. House selfie

24. Give a teacher a complement

25. Read and “like” Dr. Odom’s newsletters

26. Comment something nice on Verb’s IG

27. Go to church on Sunday (send a selfie to Ms. Chambers or Dr. Odom)

28. Participate in the church service on Sunday (send a selfie to Ms. Chambers or Dr. Odom)

29. Attend Mass after school

30. Recite the Suscipe to Theology teachers by memory

31. Score an “A” on a test

32. Use resource center for minimum of 1-hr

33. Complete extra Christian Service Hours

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Eagles Kick Off the Season with Wins on All Levels

JV and Varsity Soccer vs. Boco Tech TODAY at 1:30pm and 3pm @ Bosco Tech


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Basketball and Soccer Schedules are here!!!!

Fresh off the presses.

See you at the nest!

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Class of 2020 SAT Prep course starts January 7

The SAT Prep course for the Class of 2020 begins on January 7. Below are the dates for the mandatory diagnostic tests. Please save the date. For more information about the SAT Prep course please email Mr. Fluellen at
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Click the link in the title to order yours today!
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Grad at Grad

The Grad at Grad is a list of six characteristics that all Jesuit, Cristo Rey schools hope their graduates will embody. For Verbum Dei, this list represents the overall goals of our academic, athletic, and spiritual programs.

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