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September 16, 2014

Our Lady of Victory School community was again working hard for the school last week!

Last week was the beginning of the silent auction class competition.  Students brought in sports equipment, kitchen items, candy, gift cards and cash!  All of these items will be grouped into packages and will be bid on at the fall auction.  Second grade was the winning class this week!  Each student received a gift bag containing candy and a homework pass.  Also on Thursday September 18th, the second graders will have free dress and a special lunch time celebration.  Congratulations second grade families!  This week the theme is gardening, items for Barbeque, gift cards and cash.  Thank you in advance for all your efforts!

The book fair was once again a huge success!   Many thanks to our Librarian, Mrs. Martin, Ms. Schumacher our Scholastic representative, and the team of volunteers!  I do not know how much money we earned for our library, but I do know that many books were donated to the classrooms.  Thank you for your generosity and support to our library!

Our eighth grade families were also working this weekend.  They hosted hospitality at the church last weekend.  They offered a pancake breakfast with eggs and sausage and earned over $500.00.  These funds will be used for the eight grade end of the year activities.  Thank you eighth grade families and all who supported this event!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the fundraisers for Charlie DeGrange! This Thursday Charlie will receive the Eucharist for the first time! There will be a reception held in his honor on Thursday September 18th  at 6pm in Hayes Hall and everyone is welcome to attend. Please continue to keep Charlie and his family in your prayers.

Despite everyone’s busy schedules the community continues to meet our challenges!  Your positive attitudes and efforts, aides in our growth and keeps our school flourishing!  Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!

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Deborah J.V. Nettell


Faith Corner

Saint Robert Bellarmine (1542- 1621)  St. Robert taught theology in Rome, and he was known for his charity and moderation.  He was a moderate influence in the Galileo affair and gave Galileo much friendly advice.  He is chiefly known for his writings.  He wrote two catechisms and commentaries o the Psalms and on the Seven Last Words.

Special Thanks To: 8th grade parents for sponsoring hospitality at the church; Terry Collins and the parent club board for hosting hospitality at Back to School Night; Mrs. Martin, Ms. Schumacher and the many volunteers who made our book fair a huge success!

Pray For: Mrs. Simas as she recovers from an appendectomy; The Lee family as they grieve the passing of their nephew; Charlie DeGrange as he prepares for his First Holy Communion; Mr. Miller as he recovers from a serious asthma attack.

Prayers of the Day – Father, lead me to walk in the light right now.   


Mark Your Calendars!

Auction Committee Meeting- Every Thursday at 6:00 pm.  Meetings are in the 6th grade classroom. 

Calendar Change- Booster Free Dress has been moved from September 17th to October 29th.

Sock-It-To-The-Test- September 18th in celebration of the end of ITBS testing, your student may create and wear crazy socks to school.

Special Guests– On Friday September 19, Superintendent Mona Faulkner will visit our campus for the first time. She will meet our faculty and students, and tour the campus.  On Monday the 22nd of September, Assistant Superetenant Sister Jean Williams will spend the day with us.  She also will visit the classrooms and observes class instruction.  At the end of the day she will meet with our teaching staff and help us begin the writing process for our WASC accreditation visit.

Hospitality at the Church- September 21st hosted by preschool.

Boy Scouts– September 29th Mr. Albert Yurgal will have an informational meeting about the local Boy Scouts Troop.  The meeting will be held at 8:30am and all of our boys will attend.

Safe Environment Training- October 2nd.  The training will be held in the 6th grade classroom at 6:00pm.

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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