I am looking forward to seeing all of you August 20Th. It has been a long summer filled with all the necessary preparations for the first day of school.
Our Grandparents Club has been busy helping out with these preparations. They have painted Mary’s Grotto, office reception area and hall. They also helped out with classroom repairs, shampooed carpets, gardening and trimming a tree or two. They are still planning to purchase new swings for the playground and host a welcome back barbeque! We are blessed with their energy and commitment to our school. If you are interested in joining the Grandparents Club, please contact the school.
In June, third grader Charlie DeGrange was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Currently, Charlie is receiving treatment at UCSF hospital and his family is staying in the Napa area until it is completed. As a community, I feel it is important for us to support Charlie and his family through this difficult time. At this point we are gathering ideas on how we can serve the family. As soon as we have a plan I will let you know how you can help. If you purchased a tee shirt in Charlie’s name, your student may wear it to school on Wednesdays. Please keep the Charlie and his family in your prayers!
On August 22nd, we will celebrate the first Mass of the school year on campus, in the All Purpose Room. Prior to the beginning of Mass, Father Dan will bless each classroom and building of the school! Please join us if you are able!
We are looking forward to having a great year! Here is the list of our 2014-2015 teachers:
Kindergarten- Mrs. Justina Marquez
First Grade- Mrs. Sandra Ramirez
Second Grade- Ms. Elisa Perez
Third Grade- Mrs. Allison Sutton
Fourth Grade- Ms. Cathy Cash
Fifth Grade- Ms. Rebekah Wukits
Sixth Grade- Ms. Debra Cabral
Seventh Grade- Mr. Michael Wukits
Eighth Grade- Mrs. Lynn Mason
Deborah J.V. Nettell
Principal – Our Lady of Victory Catholic School
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821)
St. Elizabeth Seton was the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. She established the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s and founded the first free Catholic school in the United States. This was the start of the Catholic parochial school system in the United States.
Special Thanks To: Amy Hirata for holding down the fort during the summer months and our grandparents club for their commitment to the school.
Pray For: Mr. Joshua Chipps as he recovers from a car accident; Mr. James DeMera and his family, for their continued spirit. For Charlie DeGrange and his family
Prayers of the Day –Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, increase in us our Faith, Hope and Charity.
Mark Your Calendars!
Study hall will not be available for the 2014-2015 school year.
Grandparent Club Meeting– August 17th at 10:30am in the Parish Hall.
Teacher In-Service– August 18th -19th at Our Lady of Victory School.
School Resumes- August 20th
Noon Dismissal– August 20th, 21st and 22nd
First School Mass- August 22nd at 9:00am. This Mass will be celebrated on campus. All are welcome to attend.
SJM Visits 7th and 8th grade– August 27 at 8:30am.
Fall Pictures– August 28th
No School– September 1st
Don’t forget our school’s online store, students may wear any tee shirt or polo on Wednesdays. There are many great items for sale on this site and 20% of all the sales go directly to the school. The link to the store is http://b1selfshops.com/dfcsp_our_lady_of_victory_school/. See you on the 20th! Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!