LOTS of News from the Office...

February 2, 2018

PRAYERS PLEASE

Mrs. Sofia Moya, mother to Arcel (5th) and Alyssa (3rd) passed away yesterday morning from cancer. Please keep Sophia and her family in your daily prayers.

CALENDAR CHANGE

NOON DISMISSAL on Friday, February 23, 2018. Teachers will be participating in an unexpected Math Professional Development.

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.

REPORTING:

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!

CHOIR

We are so excited to bring Choir back to VCSA!! There will be no charge to be in the choir. Choir is open to grades 3-8 and they will meet after school on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15pm – 4:15pm. Our instructor is Mrs. Traci Clements and she asks that students please bring a snack as there will be a short break. If you are interested in singing for Mass and special occasions, please call the school office or email Mrs. Clements at….trezzelina@outlook.com

SUCCESS

Thank you to everyone who participated in our OPEN HOUSE last Sunday. This was one of our more successful Open Houses that we have had. Several applications were handed out and we already have one new student for next year!

1ST CONFESSTION

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.

CONFERENCES

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

BOOK FAIR:

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!!!

THANK 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

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAVE $50.00??????

If you pay your Registration and Instructional Materials Fee by March 1, 2018, you will receive a $50 discount!! If you will be returning next year, please be sure to follow the instructions that accompany your child’s student profile.

NEW FAMILY REGISTRATION

Paperwork for NEW students in PK - 8 are now available. If you know of a family that may be interested in registering a new child at our school, please let us know and we will contact them. We would love to give them a tour of our school and mail them an application and recruitment packet. If you plan on registering a sibling, please let us know this as well. Our PK filled up very fast last year and we wouldn’t want you to miss out!!

HELP STILL NEEDED PLEASE:

Our Kitchen Manager, Mrs. Ceci, is looking for help in the kitchen. If you can help any day from 9am – 12:30pm, please call the school office. Thank you!