LOTS of News from the Office...
February 2, 2018
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.
PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY
The parents of Jaydon Smythe, grade 4, purchased the Student Principal for the Day at last year’s Auction!! Jaydon’s responsibilities will begin Monday morning, Feb. 5th. He has already declared free dress for grades ¾ on this day and may have other surprises for his classmates!
FUNDRAISING & SERVICE HOUR REPORTS
Please check your youngest students backpack for this report. This report tracks the amount of SCRIP you have purchased as of 1-22-18 and the number of hours you have completed for service as of the same date. Please remember that at the time of signing your contract the cut- off date for reporting and billing is April 16, 2018. You still have time to participate. Families are expected to purchase SCRIP with a net rebate of $150 or choose to buy out at $250. Parents also signed off on making a donation to the school’s Annual Fund. Please remember that with the auction coming up you also have 5 auction hours to complete or be billed at $50 per hour for the 5 hours. Regular service hours not completed will be charged $25 per hour.
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!
Will take place Feb. 6 at 10am in the church. This will be for our Visitation students that will be receiving their 1st Communion in the Spring. Please keep these students and their families in your prayers. Thank you! A parent/guardian is encouraged to attend with their student if possible.
There is no school scheduled for Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9, both those days are set aside for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Each conference will be limited to 15 minutes, and 5 minutes is assigned for preparation and transition. Separate arrangements would need to be made if a longer meeting is needed. There are a couple ways that a parent or guardian can sign up.
1. Anyone may sign up for a Parent-Teacher Conference by visiting the website https://ptcfast.com/schools/Visitation
2. Contact the school office and ask them to find a time that works for you
Our Annual Book Fair will be held in 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!!!
To Mrs. Goldade, our Service Club members, parents and students!!! We received 423 donated pairs of socks to be donated to Community Youth Services of Pierce County. Grades 1 / 2 brought in the most socks and won the ice cream treat. Mrs. Muller, as their teacher, will be presented with the coveted and famous SOCK HAT!!!
PTO IS LOOKING AHEAD
Our school is hosting the Parish Lenten Meatless Supper on Friday, 2/23/18 from 5:30-7pm at the Lower Hall. We will be there at 4:15 to set up. We need volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up afterward. We need food donations delivered to the lower hall by 5p.m. Please call Jennifer Barfield with any questions at 206 351-5405