Dear Parents and Guardians and Staff,
Peace be with you. We are feeling victorious after another full week of school! It has been fun celebrating the March is Reading month theme. The students look GREAT in their book character costumes. Next Friday we will have a half day. But we carry on our reading themes. We will be building a book fort and students will be invited to bring a blanket, and stuffed animal for D.E.A.R. time (Drop Everything And Read).
Congratulations to our fourth grader, Rachel Moore, !!!. She won the spelling bee for Genesee County placing first place. She went 21 rounds and won spelling the word “destination.” It is the first time for St John Vianney to have the honor of champion as top fourth grade speller in Genesee county!!!
Regarding our science program for middle school, Mr. Lake is no longer available to serve as the teacher at the school. He discovered certification completions he is required to do. Because of the change, we will continue to interview for the position. Mrs. Janice Macintosh will be the long term substitute for the middle school science. Her email will be up and ready to connect with all on Monday. Stay Tuned.
*We will be sending the registration information for 2019-2020 school year home Monday. There will also be information concerning financial aid. Please review it, complete the registration forms and return them by April 22nd.
*On Tuesday, March 19th, we will hold a open Families And Schools Together meeting for anyone interested. The topic is Building kindness and stopping bullying-What parents and Teachers can do. The speaker will be Nicholas Breckenridge, a Community Worker from Catholic Charities. The meeting will be at 4:15. You will need to register for the session. Students will be allowed to stay in childcare until the end of the meeting at 5:15. Snack will be provided. Look for a flyer to be sent home Monday regarding more details on this event.
*We will host our annual Academic Fair next week. Come and see all the great work on display skills your child/ children have accomplished. The fair will be open for one day only lasting from 3:30 to 5:30.
*Next Friday we have half a day due to staff development. The day will end at 12:00. There will not be afternoon childcare.
May the Lord Jesus,whose arms are ever open for us on the cross, bless and protect each of you.
St. John Vianney Catholic School
St. John Vianney News
Dear Parents and Guardians and Staff,
Today we did a lockdown practice. Students and staff did a great job following the procedure. As required, we keep a regular schedule of practicing the emergency operations procedures for not only lockdown drills but fire drills but also tornado drills. It keeps the students and staff alert to the procedures.
Also, we started our rewarding middle school friendship groups this week. Equally enjoyable was our first of eight Tuesday FAST family fun nights. We look forward to more good times together.
Thank you, everyone, for sending the items and gifts for our auction. There are so many beautiful gifts and items for the auction. It will certainly be a blessed time for everyone.
We are off school Monday, Martin Luther King Day for records day for the teachers. The coming week will be full of assessment as we are testing students in Math, reading and English Language Arts. Please be sure your students get a good breakfast each morning to get their minds ready for the challenge.
This coming Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 we will hold a school meeting in the social hall to discuss the Genesee Country Catholic schools survey results related to our school. At the meeting, St John Vianney school priorities, plans, expectations, and investments will be discussed. Father Tom Firestone, Pastor, Kasey Cronin, GCCS director, myself and our business manager, Tom Pastula will participate in the presentation, Please be sure to set aside time to attend this important meeting. There will be a flyer coming home this week with specifics regarding the evening agenda.
God bless each of you! Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.