The second week of Advent came quickly! I hope you have notice the crèche that has been placed in the main hall. At this time it looks like a sad and empty place, but in just a few days it will house the King of Kings!
Students in second through eighth grade should have received their IOWA standardize test scores with their report cards last month. Our school is continuing to grow and is making great improvement in several areas of this test, especially in math computation. In January, Our Lady of Victory School will host a Town Hall Meeting to discuss standardize testing, overall test scores and answer any questions you may have. In the mean time, you may contact your student’s teacher if you have immediate questions.
The parent club board members and the staff have been participating in a fundraiser for the school and are having fun doing so. Now it’s your turn to join the fun! The fundraiser is called Shoparoo. Just download the shoparoo app and begin taking snapshots of your grocery and department store receipts. The more of our community that participates, the more money we will raise for our school! If you do not want to download shoparoo, please consider sending your receipts to the school and the staff will take the snapshots on their phones.
Have a great week, go in peace and don’t run in the hall!
Deborah J.V. Nettell
Just because something is impossible
doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.
Our Lady of Guadalupe – On December 9, 1531, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to an Indian convert, Juan Diego, and left with him her image impressed upon his cloak. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the Americas.
Pray For– Charlie DeGrange and his family; Monica Blanco-Etheridge as she recovers from surgery; The Lee Family, The Mercado Family and all those who are grieving the loss of a family member; Adriana Palomares’ great-grandmother who is very ill.
Thank You – Jocelyn Munoz’s grandmother for donating oranges; Tom Nettell for building the crèche.
Scripture– The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfullness, gentleness, self-controll. Against such there is no law. +Galatians 5:22-23
Mark Your Calendars!
6th Grade Christmas Boutique- December 9th through the 11th.
3rd Grade Parent Meeting- December 10th at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in the 8th grade.
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe- December 12. The students will celebrate with hot chocolate and pan dulce. They may wear OLV tops and jeans to school.
School Mass- December 14th at the 9:30am Mass. Choir students should arrive at 9:00am dressed in their formal uniform.
SJM Placement Test- December 15 at 8:30 am. All 8th graders will take the test and there is no charge.
Student Council Christmas Dress– December 17th. Students may wear Christmas hats, socks, sweaters and jeans !
Booster Free Dress- December 18th. The cost is $2.00 and all of the proceedes will benefit our sports programs.
Christmas Perfomances- December 18th at the OLV church. Preschool, kindergarten and first grade students perform at 5:30pm and should dress in Sunday dress. Second through eighth students will perform at 7:00pm and should dress as carolers.
Noon Dismissal / Extension Care closes at 1pm – December 19th
Christmas Vacation – December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015
No School – January 5, 2014 WASC workday
School Resumes – TUESDAY, January 6, 2014
Don’t forget our school’s online store; students may wear any tee shirt or polo from the online store on Wednesdays. A CHRISTMAS SALE IS GOING ON 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/.