St. Viator Parish School

Viator Voice: February 18, 2020

Happy Presidents Day!

WCEA Visitation

We are anxiously awaiting the WCEA Team return next week!

A Visiting Committee of six will visit February 24-26, 2020 to validate who we are as a school community. The faculty and staff have spent many hours evaluating our programs

through data collection and analysis. During this process, we have identified our strengths and areas to focus on for professional development and resources over the next few years. During their visit, the committee will see that our students are quickly becoming life-long learners, active Faith-Filled Catholics, responsible citizens, effective communicators, and globally/culturally aware citizens. St. Viator Parish School provides a quality Catholic education where the gospel message of Jesus Christ is lived, learned and shared in a safe learning environment. The administration, faculty, staff, students, parents, clergy, and parish community collaborate to develop the whole person spiritually, morally, academically and physically.

St Viator Parish School is accredited by Western Catholic Educational Association and North Central Association. Not every school or district can or does complete the accreditation process. In addition to assessing the Catholic identity of the school (specific to the WCEA protocol), the process involves looking at multiple measures: test scores, student satisfaction, parent satisfaction, graduation rates, and acceptance rates at Catholic High Schools (or into honor programs in other high schools). Staff education level, experience, willingness to participate in ongoing professional development, assessment of students and the curriculum, teaching methods and resource management are also part of to the evaluation that determines the next steps for the school and leads to a successful accreditation visit. St. Viator Parish School is a fantastic school with great teachers, students, parents, and support, and we will be proud to show it off.

Happy Valentines Day from PreK!

Yearbook Orders!

Final yearbook orders are due on or before February 28th. Yearbooks are $55. Please check your monthly financial statement to see if you purchased a yearbook. If you have purchased a yearbook, it will be listed on the statement (YB).

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Peace Pals celebrate Valentine's Day!

The 32nd Foundation Dinner and Auction

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Join us for an evening out!

You are cordially invited to attend the 32nd Annual Foundation Dinner on February 22, 2020 at the South Point Hotel and Casino. This year, we honor Mary and Dan Miller (in loving memory) and Jacki and John Miller; two couples who both have dedicated so much of their time and talent to our school community.

Foundation Dinner and Auction

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 6pm

9777 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Thank you all for the Wine donations!

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It's almost Fish Fry Time!

The first one is on Friday, February 28th, and we would love to get your help. If you are able to volunteer, please use the sign up genius below.


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Recent Changes...

We are pleased to inform you that effective Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Mrs. Wood will be moving back to 1st grade to continue the curriculum instruction for those students following the recent resignation of Ms. Garcia. As you may know, Mrs. Wood joined St. Viator in first grade in August 2016 as a licensed teacher and recently moved to Junior High Science. She has over 14 years of teaching experience and holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

In the interim...

As we continue interviewing potential candidates....Ms. Garner will be providing Science instruction for 7th and 8th Grade Junior High School students. Mrs. Garner has a wealth of experience working with your Junior High student. She started at St. Viator in August 2006 as the Technology teacher. She holds Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Bachelors Degree from California State University Northridge. Mr. Smyth will be teaching 6th grade Science and several Technology classes. He taught Science for an area Charter School prior to coming to St.Viator this year. He is currently working on his Masters in Education in Instruction and Curriculum. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Management. As you may recall, Mr. Smyth worked for JBE System as a network engineer on our infrastructure upgrade and iPad 1:1 roll out.

We thank you for your support and cooperation as we continue to advance our
programs, emphasizing Catholic identity and academic excellence. Should you have any
questions, please call the School Office directly.

Congratulations to Izzy and Conner who were chosen for Nevada State Middle School Orchastra!

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What's Happening!

Monday: February 17, 2020

Happy President's Day! No School today!

Tuesday: February 18, 2020
  • Homeless lunch, Grade 1
  • Campus Ministry, 7th Grade
  • Varsity Volleyball tryouts, 3:00-4:30 pm

Wednesday: February 19, 2020

  • School Mass (Grades 1-4)
  • Girls Basketball St. Christopher @ SVS

Thursday: February 20, 2020
  • Diocesan Science Fair at SFDS

Friday: February 21, 2020

  • End of Second Trimester
  • Foundation projects on display in the gymnasium today - until 3pm! Come see!
  • Varsity Volleyball tryouts, 3:00-4:30 pm

Saturday: February 22, 2020

  • Foundation Dinner and Auction at 5:30 South Point

A Look Ahead...

Monday, February 24th through 26th: WCEA Team Visitation

Wednesday, February 26th: Ash Wedsnesdy

The school office will be closed from 8:15 am to 9:15 am so that office staff may attend Mass.

Church Attendance

In Father’s August letter to our families, he wrote, “The most significant criteria to qualify for the parish rate is regular attendance at Sunday mass. The only way we know who is with us on Sunday is through the envelopes. In order to qualify for the Parishioner rate a minimum of 26 Saturday or Sunday Mass attendance is required. Please use your envelopes. Ignorance of this expectation or forgetting the envelopes is not an accepted excuse. Of course we would appreciate your financial support, but this is not the main concern right now. Our main concern is parents teaching their children about their faith. When families join us on a regular basis for Mass on weekends, parents are showing their children the priority faith and church has in their lives. In this way parents are models of faith to their children. Whenever there are special circumstances we will always work with our families—just let us know.”

Please understand that multiple envelopes received in one weekend are counted as attendance on that particular weekend, not multiple days.

St. Viator Cheer Camp was HUGE Success!

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Who rocks the house?
The Stallions rock the house

And when the Stallions rock the house they rock it all the way down.

Please join our littlest and newest inaugurated cheerleaders at this Wednesday's home game!

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2019-2020 SVS JV Volleyball Roster

Congratulations to the following JV Players:

Miarose B

Mia D

Adam O

Jhett O

Carliz R

Hadley T

Alexander V

Larsen C

Bianca G

Lorenzo M

Preston S

Silvia T

We thank all those that tried out for the time and talents displayed during the JV Volleyball tryouts.

Coach Burke

Coach Tompkins

Junior High Trips

Washington DC trip ~ Please make sure your balance is paid to World Strides.

Carson City and Science Camp trip ~ Balance is due on February 28, 2020

SLE 4E: St. Viator Students recognize, appreciate, and use their God-given Talent!


We encourage all medications to be given at home by the parent(s) and/or guardian(s) of our students. If your child needs medication at school, whether it is a prescription medication, such as an Epipen or a rescue inhaler, or an over-the-counter medication, such as Tylenol or ibuprofen, the following guidelines must be followed:

Each medication must have a current written prescription identifying the student, the medication, and must give the dosing instructions for your child signed by your child's primary health care provider. The following must be done each school year.

  • The parent must sign a Parent Request for Administration of Medication Form

  • The medication must be provided in the original packaging to the school health office.

  • The prescription label on prescription medications serves as a written prescription and

    does not require an additional prescription.

  • Students are not permitted to carry medications in their backpacks or on their person,

    with the exception of Epipens or rescue inhalers under certain conditions.

  • The health care provider must write a prescription that the child has the ability to self-

    medicate and the parent must sign a permission form in the health office. The child must also keep the prescription box or label and the parent permission slip with them and be able to produce these documents if asked.

  • All medications will be stored in a locked cabinet in the school health office.

  • There will be no exceptions to this rule.

A Sneak Peek into Nevada Reading Week! March 2nd - 7th

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