Teacher Weekly

St. Vincent de Paul Parish School

Greetings, staff!

This next week is sure to be a busy one here at SVDP! Please be sure you are still working to incorporate the routine and rigor of our academic program. Every minute of education is so important and the time we have is so valuable. This week should be an appropriate balance of this Christmas season with maintaining strong academic press in the classroom.

I wish each of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Please leave your work on your desks as you leave for break next week - and take these few weeks off to enjoy your family and the freshness of the year. Come back in 2015 with fresh eyes on a new year set be the best version of yourself!


Kids at heart in Catholic education,

Maria

Dress Rehearsals for Christmas Program


It is imperative that all students attend the Dress Rehearsals as scheduled for Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as the in-school performance on Thursday. This is when we finalize standing arrangements, solidify part-singing, incorporate instruments/solos/narration, and practice logistics so the performance runs smoothly and the students are ensured a successful experience. One missing student makes a huge impact on the rest of the group. Please do not schedule pull-outs during their scheduled rehearsal times. Thank you.

Christmas Program Practice Schedule

Please make note of the practice times for your learners. Please see Mrs. Lange for questions.



December Select Ensemble Rehearsal ScheduleA Day Recess (11:20-11:40) "Nutcracker" rehearsal - 6/7/8 Girls
B Day Recess (11:20-11:40) "Silent Monks" rehearsal - 6/7/8 Boys
C Day Recess (11:20-11:40) "Boomwhacker" rehearsal - 6/7/8 All

All-School Dress Rehearsal Schedule
Monday, 12/15 B Day
9:00AM - 9:35AM PK/K/1
9:40AM - 10:15AM 2/3
10:20AM - 10:55AM 6/7/8

Tuesday, 12/16 C Day
9:00AM - 9:35AM PK/K/1
9:40AM - 10:15AM 4/5
10:20AM - 10:55AM 6/7/8

Wednesday, 12/17 A Day

9:00AM - 9:35AM 2/3
9:40AM - 10:15AM 4/5
10:20AM - 10:55AM 6/7/8

Thursday, 12/18 C Day
9:00AM Christmas Program In-School Performance
7:00PM Christmas Program Evening Performance

THE WEEK'S NOTES

SAFETY: Please make sure you are locking your doors when you leave your classroom, even for just a short time. You were very diligent of this at the very beginning of the year and I need the sense of safety to continue.


TEACHER WEEKLY: The next Teacher Weekly will be emailed on January 2nd.


PARISH FOOD PANTRY NEEDS HELP: Our ladies have been working tirelessly to feed families in need. With Christmas coming, they are asking for some specific items. The items needed are as follows: boxed potatoes, boxes of jello or instant pudding, boxed pie crust, and dry cereal. Please donate if you are able.


WINNER AMERICA RECYCLES DAY- RECYCLE BOWL- ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: SVDP wins the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL category for the 2014 America Recycles Day-Recycle Bowl. We are so excited and proud of the fact that we recycled 21.34 pounds of paper per student, or 2.45 tons of paper! AMAZING!


CHRISTMAS DOOR DECORATING CONTEST: ALL teachers have been asked to participate in this contest. Learners will be selecting winners during this week; Student Advisory Board will be around Monday morning to take pictures of the doors. They will then be around on Tuesday morning to help your learners through this voting process. There will be 4 winners: one for each floor and one overall creativity. This will make for a beautiful and fun atmosphere for our Christmas Program as parents drop off their children to your classrooms before the program begins.


CHRISTMAS GET TOGETHER: Our staff Christmas get together is scheduled for December 19th at 3:00 p.m. in the Scullen Room. Enjoy Wine and Cheese with colleagues. Secret Santa exchange will also take place during this time. Please plan to attend.


SPELLING BEE: The school spelling bee will be held on Thursday, January 15th at 10:00. 4th through 8th grade teachers could you please have your classroom winners by Friday January 9th. Mrs. Fruits would like to have the 5 winners from each class receive the invitation for their parents to attend the school spelling bee and watch their children.

CONFESSIONS:

Monday, December 15th: 8:30 a.m. Grade 7, 1:00 p.m. 6th grade

Tuesday, December 16th: 8:30 am 5th grade

Please be sure to bring your books with you to refer to The Act of Contrition.


WARMING HEARTS DRIVE: During this holiday season we are collecting new and/or gently used blankets, hats, scarves, and gloves for the poor and homeless in our community. Donations can be dropped in marked boxes on the way into Morning Gathering. We appreciate your generosity and donations.


STAFF SERVICE OPPORTUNITY! UNITED WAY Our December Staff meeting will open with a message from United Way. ALL employees are asked to attend for a 10 minute presentation. Please mark your calendars.


MASS PARTICIPATION: Please practice the responses for the mass and expect to hear them during mass. I notice some learners (and even some teachers!!!) not participating at all. Please be sure you are expecting their best!


TEACHER CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: Please enjoy a beautiful lunch from our Parents' Association on Tuesday in the Teachers Lounge.

THE WEEK AHEAD

Monday, December 15th B DAY (8th Grade Representative for Daily Prayer)

The Golden Spatula Award will be announced during Morning Gathering.

The A.R.P. recognition will be announced during Morning Gathering.

Advent Prayer Service during Morning Gathering.

CONFESSIONS: Monday, December 15th: 8:30 a.m. Grade 7, 1:00 p.m. 6th grade

Staff Meeting in the Scullen Room @ 2:45 p.m.


Tuesday, December 16th C DAY (8th Grade Representative for Daily Prayer)

Advent Prayer Service during Morning Gathering.

CONFESSIONS: Tuesday, December 16th: 8:30 am 5th grade


Wednesday, December 17th A DAY (2nd Grade Representative for Daily Prayer)

Advent Prayer Service during Morning Gathering.

Kindergarten/1st grade Field Trip to St. Edwards Nursing Home.

8th grade Social Studies Play @ 12:30 in the Scullen Room.

PLC meetings in the project room.


Thursday, December 18th B DAY (2nd Grade Representative for Daily Prayer)

Advent Prayer Service during Morning Gathering.

Christmas Performance @ 7:00 p.m. in gym. Please be ready for learners to be dropped off in your classroom by 6:30 p.m.


Friday, December 19th C DAY (2nd Grade Representative for Daily Prayer)

Keep Akron Beautiful @ Morning Gathering to present Recycling Award.

Staff Christmas Wine and Cheese @ 2:45 in the Scullen Room

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