St. Vincent de Paul Parish School
Welcome back! What a great Morning Gathering for our learners! I love to watch their eyes (especially those 1st graders with innocent hearts) listen as we talk about their gifts from God, and how they use them to better our world. Thank you to all teachers for encouraging and helping our learners to serve those around us. It is wonderful, and I appreciate how well you selflessly teach our learners. We are blessed.
Kids at heart in Catholic education,
The Week's Notes
The Week's Notes
GRADES/TEACHER BLOG: Please be sure you are updating your information on a consistent weekly a basis. Please update the date on your teacher blog each week along with the current targets being taught.
STAFF MEETING: Please bring your iPads today to our staff meeting. We will begin at 3:15 p.m. Ted Walter from United Way will be coming for a short presentation (10 min) followed by Jeremy Brueck, an iPad expert from the University of Akron, to help determine our challenges and opportunities for effective iPad implementation. Please come with your thoughts and be ready to discuss.
SVDP VIDEO DOCUMENTARIANS: Check our what our learners have created! What a great job documenting the awesome work of our teachers and learners!! https://youtu.be/4HNn3DW-prU
WINTER WARM UP: Through December 17th, we are collecting blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and stuffed animals for the needy in our community. Two big boxes will be outside of the gym area for learners and you to drop your things off when coming into Morning Gathering. Please be sure to encourage your learners to participate. WE ARE IN NEED OF BLANKETS, please encourage your learners to bring them in.
DEC. 8th MASS: Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
PLC: There will be no PLCs until we return in January.
POLAR EXPRESS: Pajama party and movie in Corrigan Hall, December 13th 4:00 p.m. Bring your families!!!
CHRISTMAS FOOD COLLECTION Our SVDP Ladies’ Auxiliary is collecting food for Christmas for members of our community. Your generosity at Thanksgiving helped 54 families have food for the holiday! Thank you! A list was sent home on Friday with the requested items.
SECRET SANTA SHOPPE: will take place December 14-16. Also, we are accepting rolls of Christmas wrapping paper to help our young shoppers!
Secret Santa Time:
12/14: 2, 3, 6
12/15: Pre-K (8:15), 1, 4, 7
12/16: K. 5. 8
CHRISTMAS MUSIC PROGRAM will take place on Thursday, December 17, at 7 p.m. All staff should arrive to school by 6:15 p.m and be in classrooms awaiting learners arrival.
A movie or activity should be planned for the learners to complete in the classroom prior to the performance. The back parking lot will be reserved for teacher parking until 6:15 p.m.
PERFORMANCE PRACTICE TIMES:
- 12/15 : AFTERNOON SPECIAL WILL BE MUSIC FOR EVERYONE (GYM)
- 12/16: AFTERNOON SPECIAL WILL BE MUSIC FOR EVERYONE (GYM)
- 12/17: 9:00 A.M. ALL SCHOOL DRESS REHEARSAL (GYM)
SVDP STAFF CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER: Please attend our Christmas Get-Together on December 18th immediately following the school day in the Scullen Room.
CHRISTMAS BREAK begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18 and we will welcome our learners back on Monday, January 4, 2016! (Note: There will be Aftercare on Friday, December 18, until 5:30 p.m.)
2nd QUARTER Awards Assembly: Please mark your calendar for January 14th at 5:30 p.m. Our SVDP CC has requested the Awards Assembly be in conjunction with Report Card Pickup/Family Meeting. Dinner will be provided. The Awards Assembly will begin at 6:00 p.m. Our parents would love to a be a part of the awards their children receive, but are typically unable to take off work to attend. This is a great opportunity for our learners.
The Week Ahead
Monday, December 7
Tuesday, December 8
9:00 A.M. Immaculate Conception Mass
SVDP CC Parent Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9
Thursday, December 10
Middle School learners are the faith-filled award winners and will not need to attend choir practice this week. Way to go! Greg Downey will be in for the middle-school to discuss service hours from the Craft Show.
Friday, December 11
7th grade Mass @ 8;15 a.m.