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May 6, 2015

Words cannot begin to express my gratitude to everyone who made the carnival and cash raffle successful! Sunday was a wonderful testament to our school community past and present.

Marlene Dawson, the carnival committee, and the parent club board spent the better part of six months preparing for the carnival.  With the help of the entire parent community and alumni families our carnival was a huge success! The games and activities, entertainment, and delicious food were excellent and God blessed us with great weather!  Thank you Marlene Dawson, the many volunteers and parents that made it all possible.

The cash raffle was also successful.  Sheri Vetter, who organized this event, and many others have been selling raffle tickets since November.  Many families sold over 20 tickets and Father Dan sold 40!  The winners of the raffle are all part of our school community.  As soon I have the cash raffle profit I will share the news with all of you.  Thank you Mrs. Vetter for once again sharing your time and talents!

Mr. Alex Andrade-Lozano, our extension care lead, will be leaving us soon.  Alex will be graduating from Fresno State with a double major in psychology and political science.  In the fall, he will begin the Masters Program in Counseling at Fresno State.  Alex is an OLV and SJM alumni and as our extension care lead he has used all of his gifts and talents to make our program successful!  I will personally miss Alex a great deal.  Even as a young boy, he was filled with God’s goodness.  His work ethic, compassion, kindness, and love for all will be missed.  We hope to keep seeing him around!

I have interviewed several prospective teachers and I will announce the new fifth grade teacher in next week’s family letter.  On a happy note Mr. Wukits, our 7th grade teacher, has decided to continue teaching at Our Lady of Victory School for the 2015-2016 school year! Thank you Mr. Wukits!

The school advisory board has approved the budget for the 2015-2016 school year and registration forms will be available soon.   Due to an increase in salaries and health benefits, tuition will increase 2% next year.  If you need financial help for next year, make sure you let us know as soon as possible.  Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!


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Deborah J.V. Nettell


Faith Corner

Blessed Edmund Rice (1762-1844) Edmund Rice founded schools, and undertook the training of teachers.  In 1808 he and six companions took religious vows.  They were the nucleus of the Presentation Brothers, who continue to this day.

Pray For– Charlie DeGrange and his family; Arleen Rendon, grandmother of Louie Davila and Pat Quinto, grandmother of Tyler Speir and Neal McCraw, as they recover from illnesses;  the repose of the soul of Consuelo Boschke, great grandmother to the Cardinale children; Bill Durham as he goes through chemo therapy.

Thank you– To all of our parents, friends, and alumni who made the cash raffle and carnival successful!!

Prayer– Dear Lord, I give You my heart that You may lead me to love the Father and all humankind.


Mark Your Calendars!

Rosaries in the Grotto- During the month we will pray a decade of the rosary at morning prayers.  Students are encouraged to bring their rosaries to school.

8th Grade Retreat- May 12th

Mass and Crowning of Mary- May 13th in Mary’s Grotto.

Spring Concert- May 14th at 2:00pm at the Our Lady of Victory Church.  Students in the choir, beginning band, intermediate band and guitar will perform.

First Holy Communion for OLV 3rd Grade Class- May 17th at the 9:30AM Sunday Mass

8th Grade Finals- May 18th-22nd

Book Fair- May 18th-22nd

Take a Friend to Lunch and a Show– May 21st. Students may bring a family member or friend to school and eat lunch together.  At 1:00pm the students and their guest will watch the annual school talent show.             

Memorial Day No School- May 25th 

Preschool Promotion – Wednesday, May 27th at 9:00AM in Mary’s Grotto.

8th Grade Graduation-May 29th at the 9:00AM Mass

Click here for this week’s family envelope!