St. Viator Parish School
Viator Voice: February 26, 2023
FAB FIRSTIES (1A) WORKING HARD!
In 1A, our core subjects, Reading and Math, are keeping us very busy and our skills are getting stronger and stronger everyday!!! We are reading, reading, reading in 1A everyday! We especially love to read with our new Superkids Reading Series! We read our stories in our readers in small groups, and then Partner Read… knee to knee, shoulder to shoulder with a Reading Buddy! We also love to read our leveled readers which are fiction as well as non-fiction. Our Super Duper Magazines are also so interesting and fun to read with our teachers or with our buddies!
In addition to the Superkids materials, we also get to bring home a Book-Bag filled with books that we pick out from our classroom library with our teacher and get to keep for 2 weeks! We also read books about whatever topic we are learning in science or social studies or holiday themes on our iPads on the Epic app. The Freckle and Starfall Reading apps are so much fun too!! Taking AR quizzes are very important in our weekly station routine, and visiting the AR store is just the icing on the cake!! In Math, we’ve started Addition Facts timed tests and are doing great! Place Value is also at the top of our list of favorite hands-on activities!
We had a blast on Fat Tuesday, better known as Mardi Gras Day! We ate chocolate chip pancakes with syrup and whipped cream! Yummy! But then the next day, Ash Wednesday, we prayerfully received our ashes and made our Lenten wreaths with mini grapevine wreaths for the Crown and toothpicks for the thorns. Every time we are “caught” doing what Jesus would do, we can remove one of the thorns from His crown!
We are also busy collecting canned foods for Catholic Charities for almsgiving, praying through our Lenten calendars, and trying super hard to keep to our Lenten sacrifices of giving up candy, video games and even chips!!!
Well, as you can see… there’s a lot going on right now in First Grade…But we are looking forward to Nevada Reading Week and Dr. Seuss’ birthday too! ~Mrs. Manfredi
CAMPUS MINISTRY 8B AT THREE SQUARE & CRISTO REY ST. VIATOR COLLEGE PREPARATORY
The 8B class continued their field trip to St. Viator Cristo Rey High School. They were treated to an extensive campus tour (led by SVS alums) and a delicious lunch. Thank you for your hospitality!
DIOCESAN SCIENCE FAIR RESULTS
On February 16th, the All Catholic Schools Science Fair Contest returned to St. Francis de Sales School. This is the first year (post pandemic) that students were invited back to present their experiments to the judges live! Ms. Gafner, Mrs. Escobar, and Mrs. Kiss participated in the judging along with representatives from each of the other five schools. We thank Mrs. Cathy Thompson, our Superintendent, for her presence as she led our students through the process and awarded our winners. We also thank Mrs. Carol Wilson for hosting the event! We are so proud of our students for presenting and competing and we look forward to next year!
3rd Place 8th Grade Invention: Simon B., Kyle C., and Brayden C.
3rd Place 8th Grade Life Sciences: Gabriel L.
3rd Place 7th Grade Invention: Payten B.
All Catholic Schools Science Fair SVS Participants:
7th Grade: Alaina S., Payten B., Rhett L., Junebug M.,
Kaydence B., Keiralin M., Madeline A.
8th Grade: Mason T., Larsen C., Simon B., Kyle C., Brayden C.,
Brandon P., Gabriel L., Jaelyn V.
WHAT A WONDERFUL FOUNDATION NIGHT!
Congratulations and thank you to Pat Ellis and her committee for chairing such a huge undertaking. It was a lovely evening. The room was beautiful, the food delicious and the company wonderful! Thank you to everyone who supported St. Viator School by donating their time, talent and treasure. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to our honorees Rene & Laura Alcaraz, Paul & Rosy Hartz, and Todd & Christa Morse!
They are an inspiration to all of us.
GOOD SAMARITANS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2023
NEVADA READING WEEK 2023
D.E.A.R. SVS students,
It's time to Drop Everything And Read! Nevada Reading Week is next week! Please see attached flyer for more information about each day.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!
Come support our amazing SVS parents, teachers and staff acts!
Friday, March 3, 2022 at the Flamingo Clark County Library
Doors open at 5:45 for a 6:30pm show
TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE VENUE
$10 per ticket
Tickets for the talent show can be purchased in the loop at drop-off and pick-up. (cash or check only)
You can also purchase tickets in the school office. (cash, check or card)
Please make checks payable to: St. Viator PTO.
DESSERTS NEEDED FOR PASTA FRIDAYS
We are asking students to bring in dessert for the bake sale on Friday mornings. Please drop off the desserts to the school office. The weeks are listed below.
Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated!
2/24: Pre-K & K
3/3: 1st & 7th
3/10: 2nd & 8th
3/17: Spring Break
3/24: 3rd & 5th
3/31: 4th & 6th
Kindergarten A Community Outreach
Kindergarten A Community Outreach (formerly Homeless Lunch) is coming up on Tuesday, March 7 in the cafeteria.
We will be assembling Care Kits for distribution at Catholic Charities.
Please help make our Care Kits complete by bringing GRANOLA BARS.
These can be dropped in the office and any number of donations are appreciated!
CMG trained & fingerprinted adults are welcome to help. Please meet in the cafeteria for setup. Students arrive by 8:30 and we help them assemble the Kits. We are done by 9:30am at the latest.
Questions? Contact Laura Alcaraz at 702-858-2626 or email@example.com or Catherine Fitzpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRE-KINDERGARTEN & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
We are currently taking registrations and setting up testing appointments for new students entering PreKindergarten and Kindergarten. If you are a current PreKindergarten parent, your child will need to be tested for 2023-2024. Registration packets are available in the school office. Please contact the school office at 702-732-4477 for more information.
GENTLE REMINDER ON TUITION & FEES
All school accounts must be brought current prior to reregistration for the 23-24 school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Alex at email@example.com or Mrs. Kiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUITION REVIEW & RE-REGISTRATION FORMS
All families should have turned in their re-registration paperwork for the 2023-2024 school year. Additionally, all families currently receiving the Viator rate underwent a Viator Mass attendance assessment. Families on the Viator rate need to attend 26 Masses between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.
All Viator rates were reviewed and families were notified of their standing as of November 30, 2022. If your family has questions or concerns about the Viator rate, please call or email Mrs. Alex (the bookkeeper) at the school. Please DO NOT call or email the parish office.
RAISERIGHT SCRIP UPDATE
Scrip for the 2023-2024 school year starts on March 1st.
Invoices for those families who did not meet the 2022-2023 school year $200 rebate requirement will go out by Friday, March 10th.
Please DO NOT contact the Parish Center to check on your scrip balance. Your scrip balance can be found by logging into your RaiseRight account.
DIOCESAN TUITION ASSISTANCE
St. Viator is a strong Catholic community. We are fortunate to have a community willing to help make Catholic education affordable to our Catholic families. If financial assistance is needed for the 23-24 school year you can apply to our in-house FACTS site at St. Viator Parish School - FACTS
Monday: February 27, 2023
- Prayer & Flag - Good Samaritans for January
- Nevada Reading Week: Literary Legends Day - Dress like your favorite storybook character.
Tuesday: February 28, 2023
- Campus Ministry 8A at 3 Square
- Nevada Reading Week: Read In Day - Wear a shirt that has to be read with uniform bottom & shoes.
Wednesday: March 1, 2023
- Liturgy Pre-K - 8th Grade (dress uniform)
- Nevada Reading Week: "Hats On" Day - Wear your favorite hat. (before and after mass only)
Thursday: March 2, 2023
- Nevada Reading Week: Dr. Seuss Celebration Day - Wear Seussical inspired shirt, hat, accessories with uniform bottom & shoes.
Friday: March 3, 2023
- Minimum Day
- Staff Meeting
- Nevada Reading Week: One World, So Many Places You'll Go - Wear a top showing a school or place you'd like to visit with uniform bottom & shoes.
- SVS Talent Show at Clark County Library 6:30 PM (Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.)