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April 1, 2014

Last Friday’s golf tournament was a great success!  Event chairs Julie Mattern and Terry Lane provided an afternoon of fun, relaxation and great food, and God provided the perfect weather!  The winners of this year’s tournament are Scott Nakada, Blake Cuadros, Marc Kempen and Geoff  Hirata.  Mr. Nakada also won the longest drive competition.  Taking last place for the third year in a row are: Elisha Nakada, Betty Kempen, Rebekah Wukits, Libby Anderson, Shannon Cuadros, Noelle Jeschien, Amy Hirata and Debbie Nettell.  This team spent an entire year not preparing for the tournament and our efforts were well rewarded!  Thanks to Julie, Terry and their team of organizers for preparing this excellent fundraiser for us!

Are you ready for some more good news?  I recently met with our Title I Representative Sharon Hart and she shared with me that our Title I monies have been tripled!  As a result, we now have three title I teachers.  Mrs. Slater will continue pulling students out of class for individual and small group tutoring on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Ms. Mills will work with the third and fifth graders Monday through Friday and Ms. Core will work with the fourth and sixth graders Monday through Friday.  All three teachers are focusing on math and reading.  In addition to the increase in Title I staffing, we also are being given an allotment of money for instructional supplies.  We will spend the bulk of these funds for reading materials and math manipulative for our students.  We are truly blessed!

Over Easter vacation Max St. Louis, future eagle scout, will be painting the inside of the outdoor bathrooms.  Painting the bathrooms is Max’s Eagle Scout project and it will not be at any cost to OLV School! He has had all the paint and other supplies donated but needs more adult help with the painting.   Max will begin painting on April 17th through April 21st, and he does not plan to work Easter Sunday.  If you are able to help us out please contact us through the school office and all your time will count towards parent hours!  Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!


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Deborah J. V. Nettell


Faith Corner

Saint Benedict ‘the Black” (1526-1589) St. Benedict began his life as a slave in Sicily.  Because of his reputation for holiness people flocked to him all the time.  Humility, spirit of service, wisdom and powerful intercession were the special gifts bestowed on him.

Special Thanks To: Julie Mattern, Terry Lane, Elisha Nikada, Emmanuel Ledesma, Clemencia & Jeff Cardinale, Alison Trukkie, school staff and the parent club for the team effort they gave towards the golf tournament and to all those who sponsored the golf tournament.

Pray For: Monsignor Moreton’s family to find peace during their time of grief.   For the Balderas family as they grieve the loss of Mrs. Balderas’s Mother.

Volunteers We need coaches for the Science Olympiad team.  Please call the office if you can help!

Prayers of the DayLord Jesus, help me to learn how to be strong and brave, that I may not remain in fear and weakness.




Mark Your Calendars! 

Penny War- April 4th at 12:45.  This is a Student Council fundraiser for Right to Life and Father Dan’s seminarians.

Yearbook Orders Due– MUST PURCHASE ONLINE April 4th  

Spring PicturesApril 10

Third Trimesters Progress Reports– April 11th

Lenten Soup Kitchen– April 11th.  The school is hosting this.  More information is coming.

Living StationsApril 11th at Our Lady of VictoryChurch.  Students should arrive at 6:45pm and the program will begin at 7:00pm.

4th Annual Our Lady of Victory Tea- April 13th. See attached flyer for more information


5th and 7th grade Field Trip to SacramentoApril 16th

NOON DISMISSAL – HOLY THURSDAY – April 17th.   Noon dismissal- extension care closes at 1pm

Easter Vacation – Begins Good Friday April 18th until April 25th

School Resumes – Monday April 28th

Hawaiian Shirt DayApril 30th.  This day has been set aside to honor Monsignor Moreton’s 50th anniversary as a priest! Students may wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans to school.  More information will be provided soon.

Click here for this week’s family envelope.