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January 8, 2013

Welcome back!  I hope you had a restful vacation and a blessed Christmas.  Did you make a New Year’s resolution?  I did not.  For most of my life I have made a resolution to make myself better in some way, but the older I became the sooner those promises were broken.  I simply got tired of disappointing myself so I stopped making them!  Instead, I am committed to staying open minded and embracing change.  That sounds very philosophical but it really isn’t.  It just means instead of making a resolution to lose weight for example, I can accept what I look like at this time in my life and eat a jelly donut once in a while without the guilt!

I do have some changes to share with you and I hope that you will keep an open mind and embrace them.  The first change will concern our 5th and 6th grade classes.  Beginning January 11, they will participate in the first Our Lady of Victory marching band!  The band director is newly retired Tom Nettell.  Mr. Nettell has and extensive music education background and he is an accomplished musician.  Flute, oboe, guitar and piano are just a few of the instruments he can play. On Friday, a letter will be sent home to the parents of our 5th and 6th grade classes giving more details about our band program.

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the second change will come in the form of safety procedures.  Although we have safety protocols that we practice, I have been researching and studying other safety programs. The staff and I will be making some improvements to them and as soon as we have made all our changes I will report them to you.  Please remember that the safety of your children is paramount to the Monsignor Moreton and the faculty at our school.Have a blessed week! Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!Deborah J.V. Nettell___________________________________________________________________

Faith Corner 

St. Thomas the Apostle– St. Thomas is famous for doubting the resurrection of Jesus when his fellow apostles told him about it.  However if he is the skeptical apostle, he is also the believing apostle, for having seen and touched a risen man he made the immediate leap of faith and so became the first apostle to call Jesus God.

Thank you toJoe Gracia for shampooing all the classroom carpets over vacation!

Pray For – Comfort and peace to the Dalena family (long time parishioners and school family), the Marquez family and The Gonzales families. Both lost loved ones over the holidays.  Praise and thanks for the safe delivery of Melody Ann Wukits (8 lbs 1 oz) and the well being of her mother,  Mrs. Wukits.

 

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Mark Your Calendars!  

Parent Club Board Meeting – January 8th at 6pm.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest – January 10th @ 3:00pm.

School Mass-January 13. Students should wear their formal uniforms and arrive at 11:30am.

SJM Placement Test- January 14, on OLV campus.  Please make sure your 8th grade student is on time and well rested.

Science Camp Informational Meeting- for all 6th grade parents –  6pm @ OLPH School.

No School – January 21st for Martin Luther King Day.

Second Trimester Progress Report – January 25th

5th Annual OLV Alumni Crab Feed – January 26th 5pm at Holy Spirit Church Hall.  See reservation form in family envelope.  Hurry this event can sell out!

Catholic Schools Week – January 27th through February 3rd. More information will be coming soon.

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