St. Vincent de Paul Parish School
I hope you are all well and warm. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful, well deserved three day weekend. I look forward to seeing you at Family night for some important updates. Teacher presence at events like this is always appreciated. Your dedication to SVDP is remarkable and I truly thank you for giving your best to kids.
Kids at heart in Catholic education,
THE WEEK'S NOTES
Reverse Raffle: Please see the email regarding the Reverse Raffle creatures. There are tables reserved for teachers and spouses and your presence is requested. With the adjustments in the Teacher Corner- your presence would help the 'field trip movement' to happen and happen well. Please let me know if you are unable to attend the Reverse Raffle on April 25th.
DRESS CODE: Please make sure learners are not wearing spirit wear during the school day. SVS sweatshirts are the only sweatshirts learners are permitted to wear throughout the school day.
LadiesAuxiliary Group and Confessions: Please note the schedules that you have.
TEACHER IN-SERVICE DAY: Last PD day on Tuesday, 3/24 from 2:45 p.m. -3:45 p.m. in Ann Fallucco's room. ALL TEACHING STAFF IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. 6 hours will be given on 3/24 for full participants.
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: NO PLC 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 April 20.
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!
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: K-8 will be participating in the church on Friday afternoons at 1:55 pm. We will dismiss school from the Church. Please make sure your learners are prepared. Leaving the Church, all learners should cross in front the school and either get on their bus or proceed down the car-line side walk.
WALKING THE WAY OF THE CROSS: As a school we will be “walking the way to the Cross” using paper stones to track our progress in the Corrigan Hall. Learners, staff, and parents are invited to visit Corrigan Hall and add a stone as we travel through Lent to get closer to Jesus. You will pick up these stones in the office on Monday of the week your class reads for Morning Gathering. During the week have your learners write how they are living Lent and giving themselves to others in prayer, almsgiving, and sacrifice. You can be creative with how they express their walk of Lent. Once all of your learners have finished, please return the cut-out stones to the office. The stones will be hung in the cafeteria and will travel a journey to the cross that hangs in there.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday March 23th (6 Grade Representative for Daily Prayer)
Tuesday, March 24
Bickelman PD 2:45-3:45
Wednesday, March 25
Meeker out at Navigate meeting 9-12
Thursday, March 26
Meeker out at Accreditation meeting 9-12
Friday, March 27
Confirmation 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 21- SVDP Family Night (mass, dinner, logistics talk for next school year, and Father O'Connor as our feature speaker!) ALL STAFF IS REQUESTED TO ATTEND.
Sunday, March 20- Confirmation practice 12:00 p.m.