St. Viator Parish School
Viator Voice: November 13, 2022
1B STUDENTS ARE LIFELONG LEARNERS WHO LOVE TO LEARN
1B has had another busy week! We are preparing for Advent and have started learning all about the important people that led up to Jesus being born. The class loves when they get to watch God's Story and Brother Francis. They also each chose a Saint to research and present to the class for All Saints Day. This November, they are writing prayers of Thanksgiving each day in their prayer journals. I love how faith-filled my first graders are!
We recently had a heated election between Mega Stuff Oreos and Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chunk cookies. We made campaign posters and debated each cookie. In the end, Mega Stuff Oreo was the winner!
My favorite part of the day is our small groups for Reading and Math. The class is learning so much! Another favorite is Meet Someone New. Each week we learn about someone famous and then they write a mini Biography about them. We have learned about past presidents, engineers, inventors, scientists and more!
1B has had an amazing year so far and I look forward to continuing to teach, encourage, and support them as they learn and grow. ~Mrs. Blank
BISHOP'S CUP RESULTS
St. Viator Team finishes in 3rd Place!
Individually, Nathaniel L. finished third overall, while Maximus N. placed first in the 5th / 6th grade division and Cruz A. finished second in the 7th / 8th division.
St. Viator School Honors our Veterans
St. Viator Students wore their red, white and blue to show their support for the men and women who have served our country!
Thank you Veterans!
Check out “God Bless America by PK, KA and KB 2022” from Mrs. Kiss on Vimeo.
PRO KID, PRO TECH, PROTECT
St. Viator and St. Anne are jointly sponsoring a talk for parents on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30pm at St. Viator Parish Center.
“The Digital Culture of Kids: Building a Framework of Trust" will be presented by Protect Young Eyes (for Parents & Caring Adults 14+).
The presentation will focus on the following topic: “Technology can do so much good
in the world. But if not used well, it can also do much harm. Never before in
human history have young people had the ability to radically change the
trajectory of each other's lives so quickly.”
Please click on the links for more information about Protect Young Eyes.
Protect Young Eyes
Be sure to RSVP, all parents attending will receive free dress Thursday 11/17 and Friday 11/18.
St. Viator Catholic School & St. Anne Catholic School - The Digital Culture of Kids with PYE
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 ... St.
Tuesday, November 15th Campus Ministry for 7th & 8th grade combined
Special guest, Catholic Magician Giancarlo Bernini, will be presenting on identity with amazing illusions.
Catholic magician Giancarlo Bernini has astounded international audiences through incredible magic show entertainment.
Check out Giancarlo
SCIENCE CAMP TRIP DUE!!!
Attention 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students,
As part of our Science program, your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade junior high student is invited to participate in our Science Camp at PALI Mountain Institute in Running Springs, California. We will depart for the camp on Monday, April 24th and return to Las Vegas on Friday, April 28th.
The cost for science camp is $655.00 (less a discount from 2019 of $75), exclusive of fund raising, which brings the cost down. The fee includes transportation, room and board, classes, and any other expenses involved in the trip. To determine how many students will attend the camp, it is necessary for parents/guardians to complete this form and return this form to the office, or your child’s homeroom teacher. Even if the deposit is forthcoming, the school needs an accurate student count for the trip.
Attendance at camp depends upon compliance with Student Activities Eligibility Requirements Policy found in the Parent/Student Handbook. This registration is conditional and will be reviewed in the spring for eligibility to attend camp. *** Even if your child will NOT be attending Science Camp, parents still need to fill out the Science Camp Registration Form attached (checking that they will not attend).
3rd Grade Community Outreach (formerly Homeless Lunch) is coming up on
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 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.
MAGIC IS THE MEMORY WE MAKE TODAY
Magic is the memory we make today. Only a few weeks left before Christmas and the packages are beginning to arrive on our doorsteps in anticipation of the holiday. It always seems like we run out of time and something is left undone. Maybe the homemade cookies weren’t frosted, the present our child really wanted was impossible to find, the house isn’t in perfect condition (but then again, when is it?). All of these thoughts begin to surface and we can be left feeling exhausted and resentful of a time when we should be celebrating. Sound familiar? Yep, I’ve been there too. However, I have learned to ask myself one important question. What do I want my children to remember about this time? More specifically, what do I want my children to remember about this year? As the year begins to wind down, we have a unique opportunity to make it end in a way that perhaps it didn’t begin. If the year wasn’t what you’d hoped for, you are not alone. But the good news is that we can have a great ending to the year by putting the focus on experiences and memories over things.
How many of you predominantly remember what gifts you received over the memories your family created? Yes, maybe a few key gift moments come to mind, but I’m willing to bet the majority of your memories reside in how you felt surrounded by the people who love you. I’m encouraging you to focus on memories this year. Circumstances don’t have to be perfect to create beautiful and meaningful memories. I know as a parent, I don’t remember many of the specific gifts I wrapped for my sons, but I DO remember cooking their favorite holiday meal (even if it was a modest one), I remember the joy on their faces as we drove through neighborhoods to marvel at the Christmas lights, I remember reading books in front of a cozy fire and watching them drift off to sleep, and I remember taking them to mass to express our gratitude and love for our faith. Magic is the memory we make today.
So as the holidays come rushing toward us, create memories and not expectations with your children. This is how we succeed as parents. We help our children to remember the value of time, energy, grace, forgiveness, generosity, love, and family. Family can be as special as just you and your child, or it can include anyone God sends your way to love. Keep an open mind and watch for the magic in the next few weeks.
St. Viator Guidance Counselor
VIATOR PARISH TUITION RATE REMINDER
The most significant criteria to qualify for the Viator Parish rate is regular attendance at Sunday Mass using your envelopes.
In order to qualify for the Viator rate you MUST:
- Attend a minimum of 26 masses (Saturday or Sunday)
- Use the envelopes sent to you from the church
- Forgot your envelope? Remember your parish number and use a blank envelope provided at mass.
- Mail in your envelopes to St. Viator church. These will not be counted.
- Drop off your envelope in the church on a school mass day.
- Forgetting the envelope and telling the church or school you went.
Tuition review will happen end of November and you should have 13 or more masses by this time. All rates will be reviewed and possibly adjusted after the assessment. If your rate is adjusted it will be reflected on the December statement. Please DO NOT call or email the school office or church office to ask if changes are being made until after the receipt of your statement.
Remember, parents are a model of faith for their children and when families join us on a regular basis they are showing their children the priority faith and church has in their lives.
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL PHOTOS ARE HERE!
Please click on the link to enjoy some of the magic that was captured from our recent
A huge thank you to photographer Jan Bellinghausen (grandma to Madeline in 1A). Jan did an amazing job circling through the carnival taking snapshots of all the many attractions!
FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM OUR BOOKKEEPER
Report cards go out on Wednesday, November 16th. Please be sure your financial account (tuition, fees, scrip, morning and extended care, etc.) is current. Report cards will be held until accounts are up to date. Any questions please contact Mrs. Alex 702-732-4477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday: November 14, 2022
- Prayer & Flag by 5th Grade
- 8:15 - 12:00 PM Protect Young Eyes Presentation for All Students
Tuesday: November 15, 2022
- 6:30 - 8:00 PM Protect Young Eyes Presentation for Parents Only in Parish Center
- Campus Ministry 7th & 8th Grade
- November Tuition Due
Wednesday: November 16, 2022
- Liturgy Grades PreK-8 (Dress Uniform)
- Report Cards Go Home
Thursday: November 17, 2022
Friday: November 18, 2022
- Minimum Day - Extended Care Available
Monday, November 21 - Friday, November 25
Classes Resume on November 28th!
Thank you Father for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with use in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness.
Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the whole of our lives.
Thank you for friends, for health and for grace. May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given to us.