I have always loved the first days of school. It is a reminder to me that summer is coming to an end and cooler weather is just around the corner. The school is once again filled with the energy the children bring. The students are excited to be back with their friends and they are filled with anticipation and wonder about the new school year. This year’s first days of school were the best I have experienced!
Father Dan spent time with us each day last week. On Wednesday Father attended Morning Prayer and visited all the classrooms. He shared with each class reminders such as, to pray to their guardian angles. He also encouraged the students in the fourth through the eighth grades to become altar servers.
On Friday, Father Dan blessed each section of the school. From traveled to the hallway to the field praying and blessing our space, students and community. Each prayer and blessing was specific to that space. For example in the lunchroom he asked for blessings for the cooks as they prepared nutritious food for our students. In seventh and eighth grade he prayed that our students be leaders in the community.
The blessing was followed by Mass in the Grotto! It was beautiful! Even though it was very hot, our children were attentive and well behaved. The volunteer choir sang beautifully and the musicians were excellent. Father spoke of the Holy Spirit and how we can call on him to enliven us during this school year! Thank you Father Dan!
Have a blessed week! Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!
Deborah J.V. Nettell
Saint Margaret Ward (-1588) St. Margaret was a servant of a family in London. She was arrested after helping a priest to escape from prison. Even under severe torture she refused to reveal his hiding place or to renounce her faith. She was executed on August 30, 1588.
Special Thanks To: Knights of Columbus council 4440. The Knights repaired and painted backstops, outdoor benches and the grotto gate!
Pray For: Mr. Joshua Chipps as he recovers from a car accident; Mr. James DeMera and his family, for their continued spiritual support to our school and for Charlie DeGrange and his family.
Prayers of the Day – Lord, help my life to be well and whole, secure in the midst of danger.
Mark Your Calendars!
STUDY HALL WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR.
SJM Visits 7th and 8th grade– August 27 at 8:30am.
Fall Pictures- August 28th. Students should wear their formal uniform.
No School- September 1st
Eighth Grade Commissioning Mass- September 5th at 9:00am.
Free Dress- September 10th. This is a fundraiser for Charlie DeGrange and his family. If your child would like to participate, the cost is $2. The guidelines for free dress can be found on the school website under the REGISTRATION tab in the PARENT- STUDENT HANDBOOK. www.fresnoolv.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/13-14_studenthandbook-final.pdf
Book Fair- September 8th – 12th. We need volunteers to run this important event! More information is included in this packet.
Back to School Night- September 11th -7:00pm in the grotto. This is your opportunity to hear the leaders of our school speak. At this event you will hear from Father Dan, the school board president Kyra Orgil, development board president Brian Martin and parent club president Michelle Lujan. After our speakers there will be a short presentation from your student’s teacher.
Grandparent Lunch- September 12th. Your student is welcome to invite their grandparents or special friend to lunch. You may bring a cold lunch or order a hot lunch from Mrs. Hernandez. All hot lunch orders must be in no later then September 10th.
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/.