NEWS FROM SCHOOL:
We are off to a great start to the new year! Welcome to our new families and welcome back to our returning families. Next week, I will be conducting a test for our ONE CALL emergency contact system. I am in the process of creating the data sheet. If you have a new phone number or email, please contact the office immediately. It is very important that we be able to reach someone at any time during the school year.
- check your child’s uniform! If you are unsure, please check the handbook.
- Lunch money is due the day lunch is provided. Students may only charge 1 lunch.
- Ever Wednesday (except Holy Days), is SPIRIT WEAR WEDNESDAY. Students may wear spirit wear tops and uniform bottoms.
- Students will be marked tardy after 7:40. All students must be in their ROOM before 7:40. Please make proper arrangements for your child to be to school on time.
NEWS FROM PTA:
Please look through closets and drawers to see if you have any uniforms you can donate to the uniform exchange. We always need adult-sized sweatshirts, skirts, and jumpers.
Uniforms can also be ordered through Schoolbelles. We will be sending out a website to link to approved St. Vivian Uniforms.
PTA Interest Inventory
If you have not already, please fill out the PTA interest inventory (light purple sheets in the packet from Open House). This helps us connect your gifts with areas of need in the school. There was also a directory request. Fill this out to be put in the directory.
Many parents have expressed interest in volunteering at St. Vivian. All volunteers within the Cincinnati Archdiocese in contact with a minor, must have a background check and go through Virtus Training. There are many Virtus classes offered every week. St. Vivian will offer one on Sept. 17. Go to virtusonline.org, Click on First Time Registrant, and choose Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Spots are limited.
Our first Fundraiser of the year is coming up in September. We will be selling the very popular Discovery Coupon Books.
Our first phase of security updates has begun. PTA purchased new classroom door locks this summer. We are very grateful Mr. Rob Brack has offered his time and expertise to install over 20 locks on our classroom doors. Thank you, Mr. Brack!
Please consider helping out as a recess volunteer, once or multiple times a month. This is a huge help to our teachers. Click on the attached Sign Up Genius. Must be Virtus Trained.
RELIGIOUS ED NEWS
At St. Vivian School, all students are exposed to many aspects of the Catholic faith: weekly Mass, prayers to Mary and the Saints, celebrations of various’ saints feast days, preparation days for Christmas and Easter, works of service, and Christian fellowship with other students. Sometimes these Catholic practices are puzzling to the parents, and students may not be able to adequately explain why these things are done. For this reason, we are inviting any parents who have questions to come to an R.C.I.A. session, which are held each week on Sunday morning at 10:30 (after the 9:30 Sunday Mass), beginning September 23rd.
R.C.I.A. stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. This program began in the very early days of Christianity to introduce adults to the Christian faith. The first few weeks of the program focuses on the life of Christ and His message of good news that we are the children of a loving Father, God. During these weeks, you can ask questions and get a better understanding of Catholic practices and beliefs.
The sessions are informative also for those of you who are Catholic and have not have received the Sacrament of Confirmation, or may have forgotten some of the meaning and scriptural connections behind our Catholic faith practices. You may feel that God is calling you into a deeper relationship with Him, and this is a great way to continue to learn more about the Catholic faith.