St. Viator Parish School
Viator Voice: October 30, 2022
WE'VE GOT SPIRIT! YES WE DO!
Student Government sponsored the first Spirit Rally in years! What a fun way to celebrate our school spirit and Halloween. Thank you to our many student volunteers!
THE HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL WAS SPOOKTACULAR!!!
Shout Out to the HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL COMMITTEE and the COUNTLESS VOLUNTEERS who made our Halloween Carnival a magical night for all our families to enjoy!!!
SVS CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE!
Congratulations the our St. Viator Cross Country team members for running great races in their respective grade heats! Madison Whipple was first for Fifth Grade Girls and finishing in the top six (6) as a team. Madison shares, ”My hard work and practice paid off! Cross country is a distance run not a race and you must pace yourself the whole way until you’re at the end. I was happy to see all my friends cheer for everyone that was running for St. Viator School. We all supported each other.”
CALLING ALL 6TH, 7TH, & 8TH GRADE GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASKETBALL
Girls Basketball Open Gym on Sunday, November 6th at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
WOMEN'S GUILD CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
PRO KID, PRO TECH, PROTECT
Together with the Diocese, St. Viator is sponsoring a Catholic internet safety presentation for students and parents. We have partnered with a company called: Protect Young Eyes. Website: https://protectyoungeyes.com/
Students will gather in the gym on Monday, November 14th. Our students will be grouped for an age appropriate Catholic presentations (PK, K) (1-2) (3-4) (5-6) &(7-8). The title of the presentation is: The Digital Culture of Kids: Building a Framework of Trust. On Tuesday, November 15th, parents from St. Viator and St. Anne’s are invited to the presentation from 6:30-8:00pm This is a presentation for adults only and there is no childcare provided. The title of the presentation is: The Digital Culture of Kids: Building a Framework of Trust (Parents and Caring Adults,14+).
Technology can do so much good in the world. But if not used well, it can also do so much harm. Never before in human history have young people had the ability to so radically change the trajectory of each other’s lives so quickly.
After 7+ years, over 1,500 presentations, testifying in front of Congress, and countless conversations with parents, students, educators, and officers, PYE has discovered that parental controls alone don't work and instead, there are 5 traits that often determine digital success in many families. We call these 5 traits the Digital Trust Framework.
What is Digital Trust? Do you have it? How does it apply to conversations about social media? Pornography? YouTube? TikTok? Our fast-paced talk will use stories, simple examples, and quick tips that will give your family immediate actions.
Our desired outcomes include:
- Knowing the benefits of creating digital trust.
- Greater confidence leading your family in the digital age.
- Awareness of the hardware and software tools that support your digital goals.
Please click on the links for more information about Protect Young Eyes.
Protect Young Eyes
TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE
Our children and teens are always watching what we do. They see how we handle stress, they see how we celebrate success, they see how we practice our life skills and faith. They soak in all the information like sponges and store the data for use later on in life. Even when we think they are not paying attention, they are. I promise. This can feel daunting to a parent or guardian, but here’s the beautiful part – you don’t have to be perfect. I promise that too.
Here are some easy ways to provide your budding scholars with great modeling without having to expend extra mental and emotional energy.
Follow your own rules. It can be difficult to model the best behavior all the time, and no one is expecting you to be perfect, but we should strive to model the rules and behaviors we want our kids to follow. Show your littles the household rules by modeling them every chance you get. Explain how the rules will help them later in life and make it fun to follow them.
Model life skills. Think about what you want your kids to learn from you and try to model that in your life. If you want them to value nutritious foods, then eat healthy foods with them. If you want them to learn the value of reading, then read with them. If you want them to move more, then prioritize movement with them. There will always be times when we make mistakes, but that’s ok. As long as we are intentional, the messaging will transfer.
Your primary job is to help your kids to become kind, respectful, and honest people and the easiest way to do that is to be those things with our children. So, if you find your child is struggling in some areas of life, take a look at their major influences and adjust accordingly. Showing rather than telling is the best way for little humans to learn a variety of new skills.
Monica Diaz Padilla
St. Viator Guidance Counselor
ST. VIATOR PARISH SCHOOL BOARD COMMISSION APPLICATION
Mrs. Kiss, in collaboration with Fr. Rinn, are currently recruiting for volunteer positions to serve in an advisory capacity to the Principal and Pastor on the Parish School Advisory Board. Please consider submitting an application. If you are interested, please complete the Board Application and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 6th for consideration.
Monday: October 31, 2022
- Prayer & Flag by 6B
- Good Samaritans
- Happy Halloween
- Orange and Black Accessory Day, Halloween theme shirt, plain black or orange shirt, hair accessories and Halloween socks with uniform bottom and uniform shoes.
Tuesday: November 1, 2022
- All Saints Day
- 8:15 AM Liturgy for Grades 5th - 8th (Dress Uniform)
- 12:15 PM Liturgy for Grades PK - 4th (Dress Uniform)
Wednesday: November 2, 2022
- No Mass
Thursday: November 3, 2022
- 3:45 PM Basketball Game in Gym
Friday: November 4, 2022
- Minimum Day
- Staff Meeting
- December Lunch Order Due
- End of First Trimester
- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Christmas Bazaar in Parish Center
Sunday: November 6, 2022
- 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Girls Basketball Open Gym