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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 instruction.   The remaining part of the workshop dealt with activities, teaching strategies and songs that will not only aid children in the comprehension of math concepts, but will also make math fun! Our teachers are very excited to implement these new ideas into their daily math routines.  Please ask your student to share what they have learned so far!

This week the student council is sponsoring a can food drive.  All the food will be donated to Catholic Charities and any non perishable food will be acceptable for the drive. The class that brings in the most food will receive a certificate of accomplishment from the student council and bragging rights as the Food King!

This week, I had the pleasure of teaching the seventh and eighth grade students how to make pies.  The students brought cooking tools, flour, sugar, butter and eager attitudes to the all purpose room.  There we made pie crust from scratch and some student’s made their filling from scratch as well.  These pies will be given to the school board members in appreciation of all the work they do for our school. Pie making with the Jr. High Students has been an Our Lady Victory School tradition for over twenty years!

Have a blessed week and a wonderful Thanksgiving break!  Go in peace and don’t run in the halls.


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Deborah J.V. Nettell


Faith Corner

Saint John the Evangelist
St. John was involved in many of the central events of Jesus’ life, including the Transfiguration, the Crucifixion, and the discovery of the Resurrection.  He is “the disciple whom Jesus loved” and the one to whom he confided the care of his mother Mary.   He wrote a Gospel, three Epistles, and the Apocalypse.

Saintly Quotes“At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity.” ~St. John of the Cross

Pray ForThe Castro family as they wait for the rebuilding of their restaurant kitchen.  For the Bouchard family as they mourn the passing of Joan’s mother.

Special ThanksThe Grandparents club for their fundraising efforts. They sold close to 200 hundred pies!  Many thanks to all who purchased a pie and brought in recyclables.

Volunteer needed-We are in need of a varsity girl’s basketball coach.  If you are interested or know someone who could help us out, please contact the school office.

Prayer of the Day– Make me feel secure in Your love, O God.


Mark Your Calendars!  

First Trimester Report CardsAll report cards should be signed and returned no later then November 22nd.

Student Council Food Drive – November 18th through November 22nd.  See flyer in family envelope.

4th Grade Field TripNovember 22nd to Color Me Mine

Thanksgiving Vacation November 25th through the 28th  

Noon DismissalDecember 2nd                               

Sierra Chamber Opera– Will perform for our school on December 4th.  The first show is at 9:00am and the second show is at 9:50am.

Saint Nicholas Feast DayDecember 6th

Third and Fifth field trip to the Zoo– December 6th

Student Council Christmas Boutique- December 10th – 12th

Click here for this week’s Family Envelope.