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October 7, 2014

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Victory!  We had a wonderful celebration beginning with free dress and ending with delicious croissants! Andy Ruperto, our parish seminarian, prepared a presentation for our students that included some history of the event along with games and prizes.

Also, today was the installation of our student government officers and representatives. We prayed for spiritual guidance for our leaders as they recited a pledge of commitment to the school community. Their first official act as leaders was to lead us in Morning Prayer.  Thank you Miss Cabral, moderator of student government, for all her work in organizing the installation ceremony!

Our Lady of Victory School receives a WASC accreditation every six years.  In order to earn this we must go through an accreditation process which takes about two years to complete. During the writing process we will evaluate every aspect of our school community and we need your valuable input.

Beginning this week there will be an online survey for all current families to participate in.  This will be your opportunity to express your delights and concerns for the school and the programs offered.  The survey is confidential and if you do not have internet access we have set up additional computers in the office for your use.  There is an informational flyer with the incentives for participation, included in this mailing. The link to the survey is: https://survey.insightify.com/60e-8c3-d6b-811

Parents can log into their School Speak account and view this information in the Announcement section.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Over the next months I will let you know how our WASC self-study is progressing.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you at conferences time! Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!


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Deborah J.V. Nettell


Faith Corner

Feast of Our Lady of Victory, October 7  This celebration is a remembrance of the 16th century naval victory, which secured Europe against Turkish invasion.  Pope St. Pius V attributed the victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was invoked on the day of the battle through a campaign to pray the Rosary throughout Europe.

Special Thanks To: Tina Saldante and her team of parent volunteers for providing an excellent Fun Run event; Allison Trukki who continues to motivate our community!

Pray For: Charlie DeGrange as he and his family travel to Lourdes and Medjugorje.  Pray for a safe trip and Gods blessings! Pray for the auction committee as they prepare for this year’s event!

Prayers of the Day-  Dear Lord, when I am afraid, I put my trust in You.  


Mark Your Calendars!

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

OLV Dinner Auction – Fall is in the air…. is Saturday, October 25th.  Please donate where you can to help make this event a success for the school.  Please see attached information to reserve your dinner at this fabulous event!

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

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.

Fall Picture Re-Takes- October 9th – Students who missed taking photo or would like to re-take their photo must wear formal uniform shirt and tie.

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

Band Begins- October 14.  Students in grades 5th through the 8th grades, who have signed up for band, will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  If you are renting your child’s instrument the first payment is due this week.   Your student will bring home an informational letter describing which instrument they will play and the amount of the fee if you are renting an instrument.

The Opera Comes to OLV-October 15th at 1:30pm

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/.

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