St. Viator Parish School

Viator Voice: January 27, 2020

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Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2020 is January 26 - January 31. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2020 is LEARN, SERVE, LEAD, SUCCEED. Today at prayer and flag, we celebrated some of the many ways that St. Viator exhibits this theme. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.

We are very blessed at St. Viator Parish School by the many people who advance our mission. May our building continue to be a home for those who seek to grow in faith, knowledge, and service of others. May our community always support one another and exhibit hospitality to newcomers. May HE fill our minds with knowledge and wisdom. May our understanding of the world help us to grow in appreciation for it.

May God continue to bless you abundantly for all that you do for HIS children!

Happy Catholic Schools Week!
Mrs. Tracy Brunelle


  • We enjoy a quality Catholic Education and students exceed St. Viator's high academic expectations.
  • We make learning more engaging and relevant to our young students.
  • We were amazed this afternoon by the many SVS Science Fair projects on Friday and look forward to Mrs. Woods announcing the winners on Monday.
  • ...and so much more!

We are 100 days SMARTER!

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  • We have already brought in donations for Fr. Joe, St. Therese Center, and Catholic Charities.
  • We thank the hand bell choir for serving at Mass .
  • We are bringing supplies for the Embracing Project.
  • We prepare lunch for the homeless weekly.
  • We share our time and talent in so many ways: scouting, clubs, sports, etc.
  • We open our doors to our parents, grandparents, and volunteers on Friday with breakfast followed by open house.
  • We will celebrate our Good Sams for January.


  • We are lectors, ushers, altar servers, & gift bearers at Mass weekly with our classmates and again with our families.
  • We pray throughout our day: upon rising, as we start school, before and after meals, at the end of our school day, and as we lay our heads down to rest.
  • We step up and support each other in good times and all times

We represented our Parish School very well at Mass today to kick off Catholic Schools Week!

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  • Our students score well above the national percentile and lead the Diocese in achievement test data.
  • Our students currently in high school often report that they feel exceptionally prepared. Even those who struggled to reach SVS high expectations are out performing peers.
  • Students tested at BGHS have received acceptance letters. 74% of our 8th grade students are getting ready to register for their 9th grade classes.
  • Our Grade Equivalents are perfectly on point, showing 8th grade levels and many students who are exceeding that.
  • Overall averages are consistent with the larger group that tested overall at BGHS.
  • As you can see, many of our students are helping to lead the pack.

We recognize that you have a choice and we are very blessed by YOU!

Mrs. Escobar, her daughter, and Mrs. Rivas represented us well at the School Choice Fair this past weekend!

In case you missed it last week, here are the theme days and activities planned for Catholic Schools week:

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P WEEK WAS phenomenal in PreKindergarten!

PJs, Police, Pillow FIghts and more!

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P is for Pillow Fight!

Altar Serving Training

Boys and girls 4th Grade and older can be an Altar Server. You and a parent must attend an orientation meeting in the church (this will be followed by a testing date).

Tuesday, January 28: 3pm OR Sunday, February 2 – 1:30pm

Devotions: January 28th, 8 am

Please join us in the cafeteria at 8 am on Wednesday, January 28th to pray for our students.

Good Sams for January!

Congratulations to our Good Sams!

1st Isabelle C.

2nd Melissa E.,Kennedy L.

3rd Fiona L. ,Sean Patrick D.

4th Jasmine C.,Vittoria T

5th Jerema (Bella) B., Alex D.

6th Rosalin M., Hadley T.

7th Lucia M., Lauren M.

8th Taylor P., Felicia M.

Staff: Angela Sligar

Why were these special students chosen? Here are a few examples:

This student is a lifelong learner (SLE 2 a, b,d) She has improved her reading and math skills tremendously through her hard work and dedication. She asks thought provoking questions that help her embellish the stories she has read. She finds enjoyment when learning new material

This student is new to St. Viator School this school year. It pleases me to witness how well he has adjusted to our curriculum, and has blossomed with his classmate and other friends on the playground. He is perfect example as what Jesus’ teachings represent in our Catholic faith. He is caring, kind, friendly, and is very well-mannered!

This student is a nice reflection of SLE 5A-Follows the Golden Rule, "Do onto others as you want them to do onto you”, this shows his family values in having this kind of respect and caring attitude for one another.

This student does a great job of modeling 1c by frequently altar serving anytime there is a need for school masses. She continually shows good choices and care for others.

This student continually demonstrates a spirit of service in Student Government, as well as in her daily interactions with classmates and teachers. Her love for learning is evident on a daily basis, and she is a very independent student. She is an excellent communicator who speaks and writes clearly. Respect for herself and others is obvious in her friendships and interactions with teachers and parents.

Parents, please join us Tuesday!

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What could you do with $5,000?

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Fifth grade=Czarina D, Cara A, and Adriana M. alternate;

Sixth grade=Josiah R, Ava Le, and Nicholas M. alternate;

Seventh grade=Ramon N, Anthony Z, and Joseph M alternate;

Eighth grade=Zacchery Z, Isabella M, and Collins Trainor alternate.

These students did a great job representing St. Viator in 2020 Tiberti Spelling at Bishop Gorman High School; Isabella M lasted until the final round! Many representatives lasted well into the second Vocabulary Round, and then some!! Shout out to many of the alternates who also came to nearly all practices!

Thank you to Mrs. Dorough for moderating this great group.

SVS Students Recognize, Appreciate, and Use their God Given Talents...

Registration packets for the 2020-21 academic school year will go home this week. Please check the yellow communication folder.

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Gentle Reminder

All tuition and fees must be brought current prior to re-registration, which will be at the end of this month. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Alex at or Mrs. Brunelle.

In addition to the Catholic School Week celebrations above, this is What's Happening!

Monday: January 27, 2020

  • Girls Basketball Games @ SVS vs OLLV, (V) 3:30, (JV) 4:30 PM

Tuesday: January 28, 2020

  • Foundation Committee meeting, 8 am Foundation Room located in gym
  • Altar Serving Training (see above flyer)

Wednesday: January 29, 2020

  • Devotions, 8 am in the cafeteria
  • Diocesan All Catholic School Mass (Grades 7-8) at SVS, 9:30 am

Thursday: January 30, 2020

  • Girls Basketball Games @ SVS vs St. Anne, (V) 3:30, (JV) 4:30 PM

Friday: January 31, 2020

Saturday: February 1, 2020

  • Father - Daughter Dance, gym 6 to 8 pm
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SCRip orders

Scrip FINAL orders for the 20 -21 school year will be February 26th with pick up February 28th. Parents please check your balance to see if you are near the $200 required as there is still time to place those scrip orders. Invoices for those families who did not meet the $200 requirement will go out by March 5th.