First of all, THANK YOU to all who supported our Vianney Nights Dinner Auction! Those of you who: donated to your children’s classroom baskets; attended meetings for five months to organize the event; helped students create classroom projects; donated items for the silent or live auction; shopped for, donated to, set-up, and ran numerous raffles; shopped for, organized, and wrapped baskets; spent Thursday and Friday and Saturday setting-up, decorating, and organizing the three rooms used for the event; prepared appetizers and desserts; typed and re-typed spreadsheets of donations, reservations, and a program; attended the event; worked the night of the event; cleaned up Saturday night and Sunday; donated to the Matching Funds; prayed for the success of Vianney Nights to help support our students – you are all so appreciated, and will be blessed for your kindness!
Final numbers are not in yet for the evening, but I can tell you that donations to the $50,000 match (in amounts from $10 to $3000) are approaching $43,000!! Thank you, God, for the generous friends of SJV!
Earlier this month, four SJV students represented us at the Genesee Intermediate School Spelling Bee. They earned that right by winning the Regional Spelling Bee competition between the seven elementary Catholic schools in the GCCS. We very proudly sent Drew Connor, Madison Lince, Hudson Mazurek, and Amari Westbrook to participate at GISD. Congratulations to “speller extraordinaire” Drew Connor, who took second place in his division, competing against the eighth-grade students from all of the public, charter, and private schools in Genesee County! We are SJV proud, Drew!
On Friday, February 23, your child took home information about SchoolStore.net. The directions for using this service were included in the packet and involve registering online. There are over 400 stores and services that are connected to SchoolStore, and if you shop at those stores through the SchoolStore website, they donate back to SJV. It is also possible for you to donate a gift card to your child’s classroom, enabling the teacher to purchase materials to use with the children. By sharing the SchoolStore website with friends and family, you increase the possibility of generating funds for SJV as people shop. (SchoolStore.net, St John Vianney Catholic School, 0000009504). Certain purchases can qualify your children to earn prizes.
If you register on the SchoolStore site, record that information on the envelope sent home to you on Friday, and return the envelope to school on Monday, your child will be given a light-up smiley face ring for your effort.
Our basketball teams have two more weeks of games to play. We are very proud of the boys for representing our school! We are also proud of the cheerleaders who lead the crowd in supporting our players at the games. Thank you to the students and their families for all of the time and talent!
The SJV Knights of Columbus are again sponsoring their Fish Bake on Fridays during Lent. The dinners are served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. each week until Good Friday (March 30), when they will be served from 12:30 p.m. to about 3 p.m. to accommodate those who attend Good Friday services. You can eat in or take out your dinner. Come, enjoy, and support Council 695’s charities, which include our school.
Tuesday, February 27th, is a Spirit Wear Day. During Lent, we do not have jean/casual days. A Spirit Wear shirt may be worn with dress-code pants if your child chooses to participate.
I emailed to each of you information about tuition assistance available for SJV students. If you did not receive that email, please send your correct email address to Lwarner@sjvkids.org, or call the school office at 810-235-5687.
Only four more weeks until spring!
Please, God, take care of all the people in our world…