St. Vincent de Paul Parish School
Welcome back! I hope each of you enjoyed some family time. Nothing beats a few days off to re-energize and refocus for an awesome end of the year. Please be sure to keep the academic press at the forefront of your work. Although these 3 weeks can become crafty and 'seasonal', I do expect academic work to be the priority of the days!!
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The Week's Notes
The Week's Notes
GRADES/TEACHER BLOG: Please be sure you are updating your information on a consistent weekly a basis. Please update the date on your teacher blog each week along with the current targets being taught.
WINTER WARM UP: Through December 17th, we are collecting blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and stuffed animals for the needy in our community. Two big boxes will be outside of the gym area for learners and you to drop your things off when coming into Morning Gathering. Please be sure to encourage your learners to participate.
DEC. 8th MASS: Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
STAFF MEETING: Please bring your iPads next Monday, December 7th to our staff meeting. We will begin at 3:15 p.m. Ted Walter from United Way will be coming for a short presentation (10 min) followed by Jeremy Brueck, an iPad expert from the University of Akron, to help determine our challenges and opportunities for effective iPad implementation. Please come with your thoughts and be ready to discuss.
PLC: There will be no PLCs until we return in January.
SVDP VIDEO DOCUMENTARIANS: Please be sure to communicate with John Milam on how best to 'capture' the awesome work going on in your classrooms! Pictures, video, etc., will be put together by the 8th graders to create some awesome footage of the great work going on in the classrooms.
STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD-SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CHALLENGE: December 3rd, we will, once again, be participating in a CHANGE WAR. On December 7th the Salvation Army will be delivering THE BIG RED KETTLE for Morning Gathering. I will need a representative from each grade to deliver the change to the kettle. Here is a wonderful video about how $1.00 works with the Salvation Army. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEYeig5zzh0
ADVENT: Just as last year, we will have a special short prayer service each morning during Advent for Morning Gathering.
POLAR EXPRESS: pajama party and movie in Corrigan Hall,December 13th 4:00 p.m. Bring your families!!!
SECRET SANTA SHOPPE: will take place December 14-16. Also, we are accepting rolls of Christmas wrapping paper to help our young shoppers! A schedule will be emailed shortly with the times for when your students will be visiting the shoppe.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC PROGRAM will take place on Thursday, December 17, at 7 p.m. Details to follow.
CHRISTMAS BREAK begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18 and we will welcome our learners back on Monday, January 4, 2016! (Note: There will be Aftercare on Friday, December 18, until 5:30 p.m.)
SVDP STAFF CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER: Please attend our Christmas Get-Together on December 18th immediately following the school day in the Scullen Room.
The Week Ahead
Monday, November 30
Tuesday, December 1
Wednesday, December 2
Thursday, December 3
Friday, December 4
2nd grade Mass @ 8;15 a.m.