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October 21, 2014

The parent club, which includes all school parents, raises about $100,000 a year for our school.  This money is used for student scholarships and helps keep the cost of tuition down.  That is why it is so important for all parents to help in some way. One important way to help is through the auction.

The auction is our first major fundraiser of the year.  On this important night we raise between $40,000 and $60,000.  This represents about half the money the parent club needs to raise for the year.  You can help by attending the event, donating silent and live auction items and setting up or cleaning up the day of the event.

Another great way to help is to sell the cash raffle tickets.  Each ticket cost $100. The prize is $10,000 and only 200 tickets are sold.  The winning ticket will be drawn on the night of the auction and you do not have to be present to win.  If you would like to buy a ticket but cannot afford the price, please consider buying a ticket with a group of friends!

If you are coming to the auction you are in for a treat! There are many great silent and live auction items to be bid on.  My favorite live auction item is, “Father Dan and His Disciples”. This is a progressive dinner with Father Dan is for twelve adults. Babysitting and a ride to each house are included! There is also a trip to Mexico, student designed ceramics, four nights in Cayucos and much more!

If you have not yet completed the WASC survey, please do so soon. The link to the survey is: https://survey.insightify.com/60e-8c3-d6b-811Parents can log into their School Speak account and view this information in the Announcement section.  Please share your valuable opinion.

I hope to see all of you at our auction! Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!

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Deborah J.V. Nettell


Faith Corner

St. John Paul II ( 1920-2005) St. John Paul II was born in Poland and was the first auxiliary bishop to Krakow. He served as our pope for 27years!  He is known for are his exceptional apostolic zeal particularly for families, young people and the sick, which led him to numerous visits throughout the world.

Saintly Quotes-  “ The proof of love in the works.  Where love exists, it works great things.  But when it ceases to act , it ceases to exist. – Pope St. Gregory the Great

Pray For– Charlie DeGrange as he and his family; for the auction committee as they prepare for this year’s event.

Prayers of the Day–  Dear Lord, I pray that Your words which I have in my heat be made available when I am faced with any difficult situations.             


Mark Your Calendars!

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!

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. Contact office if you need a copy.

Booster Free Dress- October 29th – $2 per student support OLV Sports

All Saints Day Parties-November 3, 2014 @ 11am

End of First Trimester- November 7

Veterans Day-November 11 – No School

Report cards go home – November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Break- November 24th-November28th

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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