St. Viator Parish School

Viator Voice: May 14, 2018

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Tuesday, May 15th, we celebrate the installation of His Excellency, The Most Revered George Leo Thomas

8th Grade is having a wonderful time in Washington D.C.!

What's Happening!


Monday: May 14, 2018


Tuesday: May 15, 2018

Wednesday: May 16, 2018
  • Liturgy, Grades 5-7, Dress Uniform, PE acceptable.

Thursday: May 17, 2018


  • Grade 8 returns from Washington D.C.

Friday: May 18, 2018
  • K Field Day

----------A GLANCE AHEAD----------


Monday, May 21, 2018

  • 2018-19 NJHS Officer Induction at Prayer & Flag
  • 2018-19 Student Government Induction at Prayer & Flag

Thank you Randy Boynton and PTO for a marvelous year!

Mrs. Kulwin and Mr. Layher, our students are so talented!

https://youtu.be/0XuOkYlUWIs

"13 Reasons Why" you should monitor your netflix account in the upcoming weeks...

Last week, social media sites were buzzing with the news of the sequel to 13 Reasons Why. This sequel is due out this Friday, May 18th and you will see cautionary tales from counselors and alike. Given the disturbing topics addressed in season 1, the series was reviewed for young adults 16+ in age.


“Parents need to know that 13 Reasons Why is an intense, dark Netflix drama based on the popular young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and is definitely not a light watch or for younger kids. The disturbing story explores a troubled teen's motivations for committing suicide, opening after the fatal event, with all appearances by deceased Hannah in the reflections of a boy who harbored a secret crush on her. Messages about treating people with respect and not taking others for granted are prominent, but the fact that Hannah blames others for her suicide is problematic and may send the wrong messages to some sensitive teens. The series doesn't shy away from mature issues, as Hannah's suicide is shown in great detail, as is more than one graphic rape scene involving a teenager. There's teen drinking, voyeurism (a boy circulates a picture of a girl in a compromising position after a sexual encounter), and lots of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and "a--holes"). While this challenging story could help parents start conversations with teens about issues like bullying, isolation, and depression, the way the series addresses these issues is complex and may be confusing for impressionable viewers.” https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/13-reasons-why#


Last year, I learned that this series was a topic of discussion amongst some of our students with several in 4th through 8th graders that viewed. We hope that by sharing this recent "buzz" that you have an opportunity to review first. On the commonsensemedia.org review page of the movie, there is a link further down the page highlighting what families can talk about in the event that it comes up in your household discussion.


Thankfully, our children at St. Viator are sheltered in a safe learning environment wherein the Gospel message of Jesus Christ is lived, learned, and shared. HE is an excellent model of how we love and treat one another each day.


Blessings,

Mrs. Tracy Brunelle, Principal

https://youtu.be/EuVHnRWooiE

New Challenge that our students will not tackle...

Tide pods, cinnamon challenges, and now the deodorant challenge? I'm sure you have been watching the news recently. If not, I have linked Fox 5 feature article on this latest challenge. Once again, I truly believe that our students are much smarter than to take on such a silly, harmful challenge.

Schedule Changes Ahead!

When looking at the May calendar, please note the following:

Thursday, May 24th - 12:00 pm dismissal for Graduation
Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th - noon dismissal
Thursday, May 31st - 10:30 am dismissal

Extended Care will be available.

Yearbooks have arrived!

Yearbooks will be distributed Monday, May 21st. If you did not order a yearbook and would still like one, we may have a few extra copies for sale on Tuesday, May 22nd at a cost of $50.

Student Government Officers for 2018-19

Please join me in congratulating the 2018-19 Student Government Officers:


President: Elora P

Vice President: Rylie P

Treasurer: Katie V.

Secretary: Gabe C.

Public Affairs: Lindsey S.

Religious Affairs: Madison P.

Spirit: Milly C.

Athletics: Turi T.

Ecology: Lucia M.


Thank you to all that participated. Your leadership, courage, and dedication to St. Viator is very much appreciated.

Golf Results

We completed our final team tourney last week and we are proud to announce that our St Viator Stallions took 1st place overall at the Durango Hills tournament hosted by SEAS.

Our golfers have also finished 2nd overall out of 15 junior high schools in the spring team competition, which automatically qualifies them for the end of season championship tournament. This is the highest our team has ever placed in the spring season competition!

Emmanuel D – 1st Varsity boys

Taylor T – 2nd Varsity girls

Bobby C – 2nd JV boys

Jace O – 3rd JV boys

Samantha – 2nd JV girls

Jin Y

Thank you Mr. Overturf and all of the coaches for your tremendous time and talent towards this program.

iPad Return

Please make sure that students save anything they need from the device. They will be asked to disable "Find my IPad" and will need to know your AppleID password.

Return dates:
8th Grade: Wednesday, May 23rd
6th & 7th Grade: Tuesday, May 29th

Gentle Reminder

All fees and school financial obligations must be completed in order for your child to receive their final report card and to be registered for the 2018-2019 school year. If you have any questions regarding your account, please contact Renee Alex, 732-4477x105, email ralex@stviator.org

Summer! Summer! Summer!

A Note from the School Nurse…

Your child’s medication(s) from the nurse’s office will need to be picked up before the end of the school year. Those students with emergency medications such as Epipens, asthma supplies, or other medications may choose to wait until the last day of school to pick them up. All unclaimed medications will be disposed of after Thursday, May 31, 2018. Please contact Nurse Palacio with any questions: 702-732-4477 x134 or apalacio@stviator.org

Attention Current 6th Grade Parents/Guardians!

Students entering 7th Grade next school year (2018-2019) must have been vaccinated against Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough with the Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine; and effective July 1, 2017, against Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis) in the form of a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). Students not in compliance with the immunization requirements will be excluded from attending school. A flu vaccine is recommended annually for 6 months and older, and 11-12 year olds are also recommended to receive the HPV vaccine. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Nurse Palacio atapalacio@stviator.org or 702-732-4477 x134.

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