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February 11, 2014

Unfortunately, Mrs. Nettell is still not feeling 100% so she has asked me to write the family letter on her behalf touching on certain bullet points that you need to be aware of going into this week.

First and foremost, she would like me to remind everyone that it is not too late to turn in your family’s “Intent to Return” form.  Thank you to those of you that have turned in your form – it is greatly appreciated.  To those of you that haven’t- please do so by the end of this week.  The intent to return form is very important at this time of year.  It helps the school estimate how many students are currently vested in returning for the following school year, the status on those who may be leaving us, and also families that are “on the fence” and unsure about returning for the 2014-15 school year.  If you are a family that is unsure of your return, know that it is perfectly okay to mark the “Undecided” area on your form and turn it in telling us a little bit about why you might be undecided at this time.  Mrs. Nettell can then reach out to you and discuss your decision.  Another important reason all forms are needed is that it helps guide the budget management for the next school year.  Please get your forms turned in ASAP.

Another important flyer you will find in this week’s family envelope is financial aid information.  If you are in need of financial assistance for next school year, follow the steps listed and submit by the requested deadline in order to be considered.  If you fail to submit by the due date, you may be ineligible for financial assistance for the 2014-15 school year.

Lastly, enclosed is a letter from Bishop Ochoa.  This letter states that Bishop Ochoa has assigned Deacon Kurt Neuhaus as temporary administrator of Our Lady of Victory Parish and all its entities while Monsignor Moreton recooperates.  If you have any questions regarding this letter please contact Mrs. Nettell at the school office or via email and she will be happy to answer any inquiries.

It has been my pleasure helping Mrs. Nettell out with the family letter this week.  I want to wish all OLV families a wonderful and safe week.

God bless,

Amy M. Hirata
OLV Preschool Director




Faith Corner

Our Lady of Lourdes  In 1858 the Immaculate Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, near Lourdes in France, in the cavern called “de Massabielle.” Through St. Bernadette Mary calls on sinners to change their lives.  She inspired in the Church a great love of prayer and good works, especially in the service of the poor and the sick.

Special Thank You – to Ms. Hirata and staff for filling in for Mrs. Nettell during her absence.

Pray For: The end of the drought in our state and the return to good health for Monsignor Moreton.  The Ohanian’s, OLV alumni family, as they grieve the loss to their son Kasey.

Congratulations:  Mr. and Mrs. Gonzales (our Kindergarten teacher) on the birth of their new baby girl, Isabella Grace who was born February 1, 2014.

Prayers of the DayDear Lord, I open my eyes to You, and I give thanks for Your light that warms and brightens my day.


Mark Your Calendars!  

Parent Club Meeting – February 11th @ 6pm

Valentine Gift SaleFebruary 11th through February 14th while supplies last. The student council will be selling colorful stuffed animals to the student body.  Each toy will sell for $2.00 and the proceeds will go toward new math manipulatives and the Science Olympiad Team!

Preschool Field TripFebruary 13th to YoungChefsAcademy

Recorder Class – Link Up Music Concert – February 13th

Valentine PartiesFebruary 14th @ 2:15 pm.

Presidents DayFebruary 17th No School

Kindergarten Orientation– February 20th at 6:00pm, in the kindergarten classroom.

Father-Daughter DanceFebruary 22nd  5:00 pm Hayes Hall

Noon Dismissal – March 3rd

Book Fair – March 3rd – March 7th 

Ash Wednesday Mass – March 5th at 9am – students must wear formal uniform

End of 2nd TrimesterMarch 7th

Third Grade First ReconciliationMarch 8th at 9:00am

OLV School MassMarch 9th @ OLVChurch 9:30am

Parent Club Meeting – March 11th @ 6pm

Peach Blossom – March 13-14 FresnoState

Report Cards Go Home – March 14th

Click here to view this week’s Family Envelope