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September 30, 2014

My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer disease about four years ago.  She has retained many of her long term memories, but the disease has robbed her of her short term memories.  As I watch my mother live through this I am struck by the how powerful the mind that God has given us is.   I will never take my ability to remember even the simplest of things for granted ever again.

This past weekend I participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer.  It was a well run and very meaningful event.  I was very pleased and excited to see members of the Our Lady of Victory School community there!  Some were participating and others were volunteering their time to this worthy cause.  Way to go Rebels!

At times we all forget. Below is a list of important things to remember:

  • The driveway in the front of the school is a fire lane and not meant for parked cars.  There have been several times when our students were almost hit by cars parked in this area. Please remember the safety of our children and do not park there!
  • From 7:45am to 8:00am the area in front of the Grotto gate is for drop off only. If you want to walk your child to class or stay for Morning Prayer, please remember to park across the street from the school.
  • Now that the cooler weather is here, make sure that your student’s sweatshirts and sweaters are labeled with his or her name. Remember they all look the same.
  • During the month of October, one decade of the rosary will be recited at Morning Prayer. Students are encouraged to bring their rosaries during this month.  While praying, we will remember the needs of our community and pray for Mother Mary’s help in all that we do.

On a final note, remember the auction is just around the corner!  The auction dinner tickets and raffle tickets are now available for purchase. Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!


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Deborah J.V. Nettell

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Faith Corner

Saint Robert Bellarmine (1542- 1621) St. Robert taught theology in Rome, and he was known for his charity and moderation.  He was a moderate influence in the Galileo affair and gave Galileo much friendly advice.  He is chiefly known for his writings.  He wrote two catechisms and commentaries o the Psalms and on the Seven Last Words.

Special Thanks To: 6th grade and preschool parents for sponsoring hospitality at the church.

Congratulations: To the Heredia Family for the birth of their newest family member Connor. He weighed in at 8 pounds and 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long; To Nathan Kempen, Zachary Dawson, Brenna Crabtree, Aidan Crabtree and Nadiyah Diaz  for moving  to the next level in the Knights of Columbus soccer competition.

Pray For: Charlie DeGrange as he and his family travel to Lourdes and Medjugorje.  Pray for a safe trip and Gods blessings!


Mark Your Calendars! 

Auction Committee Meeting- Every Thursday at 6:00 pm.  Meetings are in the 6th grade classroom. 

Safe Environment Training- October 2nd.  The training will be held in the 6th grade classroom at 6:00pm.

First Trimester Progress Reports-Go home Friday October 3 and are due back to teachers by October 9th.

Noon Dismissals ALL WEEK – October 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th !

Fun Run- October 6th–  Students may come to school dressed ready to run. Athletic shorts sweat pants and t-shirts are okay to wear.  Students may not wear tank tops.

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences and Noon Dismissal- October 7th, 8th and 9th.   Information to schedule your student’s conference is attached or you can find it on School Speak.

The Feast of Our Lady of Victory– October 7th.  We will celebrate this special day with free dress, an all school assembly, special treats and no homework!

Fall Picture Re-Takes- October 9th

No School- October 10th.  Teachers will be participating in a Deanry inservice with the other Fresno area Catholic Schools.

Don’t forget our school’s online store; students may wear any tee shirt or polo from the online store 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/.

Click here for this week’s Family Envelope.