St. Viator Parish School
Viator Voice: October 9, 2022
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN FABULOUS 4TH GRADE!
The 4th graders are having a fabulous time learning many new things. We love starting our day with our Prayer Circle where we pray and sing together. We have been learning about the Beatitudes and reading in our new Bibles. We really enjoy going to Mass with all of the other classes. We are working hard in Reading, Writing and Math. One of our favorite times of the day is Reading Groups. We are thrilled with the new I-pads where we can practice and learn many new skills. In Social Studies, we are starting our Island Projects. Mystery Science Activities are a favorite in Science where we are studying Ecosystems and Food Chains.We think it is fabulous to be in 4th Grade!!! ~Mrs. Forsythe
We thank our St. Viator Athletic Director, Mr. Jeff Wells and our soccer coaches Mr. Kenny Brady and Mr. Ricardo Baldizan on working with our student athletes. Our SVS team concluded their season with a loss against Our Lady of Las Vegas in the playoff. Although this is not the outcome we wanted, what we learn is that our hard work, competitive spirit, learned skills, and positive attitude are wins! Our athletes and coaches worked hard and we congratulate them on a season filled with fun and effort.
2022 BGHS Homecoming Court
SVS Alumni, Abby Hartz, was nominated to the 2022 Homecoming Court at Bishop Gorman High School. She graduated in 2019 from St. Viator School, a natural student leader and she continues to make us proud as a member of the Associated Student Government at Gorman and as a St. Viator Youth Group Leader. #GOGAELS #GOSTALLIONS
2022 PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
PreKindergarten through 5th grade:
All conferences are in-person meetings in your child's classroom.
- Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Conferences are for parents and teacher only - no children. Conference is in the classroom.
- Grades 1-3: Parents and teacher - your student may attend the conference, but is not required. Conference in the classroom.
- Grades 4-5: Parents, student and teacher - your student is required to attend a scheduled conference. Conference in the classroom.
Sign-ups are still open for grades PreK-5th: CLICK HERE FOR PREK-5TH GRADE SIGN-UP
Please be sure to add your student's name to the comment section. Extended Care is available this week.
Grades 6 - 8:
All conferences are in-person meetings in your child's subject classroom.
It is not mandatory to attend a Middle School (Gr.6-8) parent-teacher conference unless specifically requested by their teacher. Conferences begin at 1:30 PM each day. From 12:50 to 1:10 PM and 1:10 to 1:30 PM appointments are designated for joint-conferences, wherein you can request, or we may require, a conference with all teachers at the same time. If you desire a joint-conference, please email your homeroom teacher to arrange a time.
If a conference is not specifically requested, you still have the opportunity to meet with any teacher to address any questions or concerns that you might have regarding your child's progress. Simply choose a conference day and time. Please be sure to add your student's name to the comment section. Your child needs to attend your scheduled conference.
Sign up now for grades 6-8: CLICK HERE FOR 6TH-8TH GRADE SIGN-UP
Extended Care is available this week.
If you have questions, please email Mrs. Drewes email@example.com
Do any immediate thoughts or feelings present when you hear that word? Well not to worry, you’re not alone. I promise! However, there are ways to make this part of your child’s education more rewarding (and dare I say, fun?)! Let’s start with this, it is NOT your homework. It is your student’s work and our task is to teach them to work more independently and to help them feel as capable as possible. They are eventually going to have to do their homework alone, unless you plan to follow them to college. We’ll leave that topic for another time.
Just in case you need some help or maybe just a quick reminder, I’ll leave these suggestions here for you and your scholars.
- Find a location in the house where homework will be done. The right location will depend on the culture of your family. Some children work best with a little privacy and quiet, while others work best with parents nearby. Discuss this as a family and try setting up a homework corner for your students.
- Once you have identified a location, create a home office / work center large enough for completing assignments. Nothing fancy is necessary here. Just a clean space for amazing thoughts and work to take shape. A calendar might be a good thing to have in this space with important dates identified. Kids LOVE to SEE their progress.
- This isn’t ideal, but children should get into the habit of doing homework at the same time every day. Some children need a quick break after school, but it’s best to get homework done while the momentum of the day is still in motion.
- Try drawing up a homework schedule each afternoon with your students to identify the priorities for the day.
- Build in breaks. These are good for the scholar who cannot make it to the end of homework time uninterrupted (Most Kids!). Discuss the terms of the break ahead of time and stick to it. (Water break, quick stretches, 5-minute sprints…whatever it takes!)
And most importantly, we know you love your child. We know you want the very best for them. We KNOW how much you invest in your kiddos. Remember, to have the most confident students, they have to build confidence through trial and error. Avoid the temptation to do their work for them. That’s the best way to support them and allow them to learn – which is the whole point of education.
Cheers to homework time!
St. Viator Guidance Counselor
5th Grade Community Outreach (formerly Homeless Lunch) is coming up on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
We will be assembling Care Kits for distribution at Catholic Charities
Please help make our Sunshine 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 10:00am at the latest.
Questions? Contact Laura Alcaraz at 702-858-2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday: October 10, 2022
- Noon Dismissal
- 8th Grade Yearbook Profile Due
- Progress Reports for Grades 6-8 only, Pre-K - 5th will be given at Parent/Teacher Conference
Tuesday: October 11, 2022
- Noon Dismissal
- 8:30 - 9:30 AM 5th Grade Community Outreach in Parish Center
Wednesday: October 12, 2022
- Noon Dismissal
- Grades 1-4 Liturgy - Dress Uniform
Thursday: October 13, 2022
- Noon Dismissal
Friday: October 14, 2022
- Noon Dismissal
- Tuition Due