In today's newsletter: No school Monday; Test email; Viking Sports; FIRST Robotics; MS Progress Reports; Responsibility Room; Deerfield Academy; Altar Server Training; Boy Scout Popcorn Sales; Box Tops for Education; Mass Thursday; St. Agnes Alumni; Thank You, Families.
Reminder: No school on Monday, October 9. All of the teachers in the Diocese of Lansing will be at an in-service in Jackson.
I sent out a Test Email on Wednesday evening to all of the email addresses that are on file with our Business Office. If you did not receive it, please let me know, and send me the email address at which you would like to be contacted from school. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to all who responded to the Test!
Good luck to our Viking Football team on Sunday at 3:00 at Holy Redeemer field. The Lady Vikings basketball game scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to a Confirmation Retreat. We will let you know when the game will be played.
FIRST Robotics grants have been made available to non-public schools this year. The grant opportunity is available for Middle School grades 6-8 ($2,600 which includes a kit, registration cost, and a coach stipend), and for Elementary school grades 4-5 ($1,750 which includes a kit, registration cost, and a coach stipend.) It states specifically that no one starts with the skills to run a team, but they will train the coach at two full day workshops, one before and one after the season begins. If there is a parent will to take this on, it would be such a great experience for our students!!!
Mrs. Thrash-Sall (the Mom of Zeynabou and Amadou) arranged for some information to be sent to SJV for any parents who might be interested in Deerfield Academy, a boarding high school in Massachusetts. If you are interested in learning more about it, please let me know and I will send the information home to you.
I reviewed Middle School Progress Reports Thursday, and they should have come home with your child then. I know you are used to receiving them on Mondays, but I spoke to the students on Monday this week about them having all of their assignments caught up by Thursday and I wanted to check on their progress. How wonderful to see so many students with ZERO MISSING ASSIGNMENTS – just the way it is supposed to be! Hurray for them!! You parents also deserve to recognized for your efforts in helping your children be successful. Family, School, God – we are a great team!
For those students who have missing assignments, this is the perfect weekend for them to complete them. With extra time off, I will expect that they turn everything in on Tuesday morning. Those who do not have them completed will spend their recess time in Responsibility Room working until they are caught up. Thank you for helping them be responsible!
Altar Server training for students (grades three through eight) who want to serve at weekend Masses at SJV Catholic Church will be held after school on Wednesday, October 18th, at the church. It is required that the students should have already received their First Holy Communion to be an Altar Server. Mrs. McNea, who will be instructing the students, prepares materials for those learning this ministry, so we need to know how many children will be attending. Please call and let Mrs. Deitering know (235-5687) or send her an email (email@example.com). Students will need to be picked up at 4:30 at the church.
The St. John Vianney Boy Scouts will be selling their famous Boy Scout Popcorn after 4pm Mass on Saturday, and after 8am and 11am Masses on Sunday. This is a great time to stock up for those chilly evenings this fall!
Remember that we still collect Box Tops for Education, found on hundreds of products. Each one of them that you send in to us is worth ten cents, and you have contributed several hundred dollars’ worth of them each year. Ask family and friends to save them, also!
Please join us for our All-School Mass on Thursday, Oct. 12, led by our second graders.
Heartfelt thanks to the St. Agnes Alumni for their donation to our school! They hold a Golf Outing each year, and shared with us the monies raised. The children of St. John Vianney Catholic School thank you, good and faithful servants!
And thank you, good and faithful families, for helping us help your children be the best they can be…