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January 9, 2014

Happy New Year!  This is a great time of year for educators and their students.  With the holiday activities over, our teachers will take advantage of this quiet time and re-focus their students on academics!  Here are some tips that will help your student get the most out of this time: Make sure your student gets plenty of sleep and nutritious food. At this

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December 16, 2013

I have some exciting news to share! First, our on-line store is ready!  The web site address is: http://b1selfshops.com/dfcsp_our_lady_of_victory_school/ There are many wonderful items for sale and many of them may be worn to school.  There are items for infants, children, adults and alumni!  To view these items first enter the web address. When the page appears click on either the women’s, men’s, kid’s

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December 10, 2013

This weekend, my husband and I traveled to Santa Cruz to spend time with family.  The big event for the weekend was the Santa Cruz Annual Boat Parade.  We were lucky enough to reserve seating in a local restaurant that looked over the water route for the parade.  So, while feasting on seafood, we watched boats decorated with colored and blinking lights parade by.

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December 3, 2013

Happy Advent and happy New Year!  Advent is the season to prepare for the birth of Jesus in our hearts and the beginning of the Church’s liturgical year.  This time of year can be extremely busy for families but it is also the perfect opportunity to let our lights shine for others. As we go about preparing for the holidays take some time to

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November 19, 2013

Last Thursday, the staff attended a music and math workshop put on by Creative Mathematics.  A portion of this workshop was spent on brain-based learning.  We learned about neurolinguistic programming which helps students transfer information from their short term memory into their long term memory. We also learned that music, rhyme and repetition, will imprint information on a student’s brain 90% faster then traditional

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November 12, 2013

Last week our 6th graders spent four days up at Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center in Three Rivers California.  The reviews from the campers and the adults were very positive! Students went star gazing and learned about astronomy from Father John.  They also went hiking, looked for and identified bugs, created science skits and looked for tarantulas! A big “thank you” to our four

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November 5, 2013

Blessings…the members of our community have many to count! Here are just a few. We are blessed with students who are willing to learn how to serve others. Last Friday the student council organized and performed the first school rally of the year.   The rally was headed by our Spirit Commissioner Giuliana Hernandez.   Giuliana and the student council organized games and introduced the fall

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October 29, 2013

What a great and busy weekend the Our Lady of Victory community had! Here are some highlights from the weekend. Friday afternoon there was a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and smells.  In the all purpose room, participating in a language arts extension, the kindergartens were making s’mores. Yumm… At the same time the first and sixth graders were counting and roasting pumpkin seeds and

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October 23, 2013

The dictionary explains perseverance as… “to go on resolutely in spite of difficulties.”  Parents must persevere through busy schedules, homework, child care and much more.  As a Catholics, we persist in doing what is right, paying attention to social justice issues, raising our children in the faith and fighting temptation.  As a parent of a student in a Catholic school, we add whole new

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March 5, 2013

This week Principal’s letter is written by Jeff Cardinale regarding the 5th Annual Rebel Golf Tournament.  This is a fun filled event so don’t miss out!  Register NOW to ensure your Rebel Golf polo will be ready the day of the event!  See Family Envelope for registration form. Sincerely, Deborah J.V. Nettell   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear OLV Family: Mrs. Nettell is off playing a round

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