Principal's Desk

From the Principal's Desk

August 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Welcome back to a new school year!  I hope and pray that your summer continues to go well.  We look forward to an amazing year ahead!

This year we are going to “Make a Joyful Noise” by truly focusing on works of service and compassion that extend beyond the walls of our school community!  Our theme for this year will bring us all closer together as children of God, and allow us all to see our amazing potential when we work for the good of all those around us.

Fee Days:  On August 15-16-17 we will be open for you to bring in all your paperwork for the 2017-18 school year.  We will be open from 7:30-3:30 each of those days. I encourage you to stop by with all your filled out forms, so that you do not need to worry about them on the night of Meet the Teacher.

Meet the Teacher:  We will be having our annual Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 31 from 5:00-6:30 pm. This is the time when you will bring by all of your child’s materials. This makes getting ready for the first day of school much easier!  Please feel free to come and go during that time, it is an Open House set up, so there is no set time for the evening.

SCRIP:  I encourage you to get going on the SCRIP bandwagon again this year. This is an easy way to raise funds for our Home and School, as well as reduce the cost of your tuition moving forward.  We welcome Eric Eckdhal as our new SCRIP coordinator.  If you have questions about SCRIP, please feel free to contact Eric at Scrip@stvictormonroe.org.

Librarian and 4K Aide:  We welcome Mrs. Sherry Booth as our new school librarian.  Sherry is a certified teacher who has subbed in our building in the past, as well as served as 2nd Grade Catechist for our Faith Formation program in the past.  We welcome Mrs. Booth to our school community!

Generosity Day:  St. Victor School has been asked to be part of Generosity Day on the Square sponsored by Thrivent Insurance on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9:00-1:00pm.  Our school is going to take part in helping create appreciation banners for our Monroe Police, Fire and EMS departments.  We are looking for volunteers to help out in the booth for a shift. This includes helping students and adults do “painted handprints” (and helping them clean up) on banners that will be given to the departments as a sign of appreciation for all they do for our community.  If your family would like to help out that day, please fill out the sign up sheet located in this family envelope, or email me at joepeters@stvictormonroe.org with the time that works best for your family. I look forward to a great day and a wonderful community experience!

Home and School Back to School Kick Off:  Our Home and School will be sponsoring a Kickball and Potluck on Friday, Sept. 8 from 5:30-7:30 at Recreation Park. This is a great way to get back into the swing of things with wonderful food and fun.  More details will be available the evening of Meet the Teacher.

Picture Day:  Will be on Wednesday, September 13 for students in 4K-4th Grade. Our 5th graders will be getting their pictures taken later due to the fact that September 13 is the 5th grade trip to Camp Gray, as we will be leaving early before school begins to make it up to Camp.  There is information about picture day in this family envelope.

Changes in Hot Lunch Program:  The only changes for the upcoming school year is that the snack price for students in K-5th grade has increased to $0.30 per day. This increase will allow us to provide a dairy snack and fresh fruit/vegetable each week.  The cost of an adult lunch has increased to $3.50.  The hot lunch and snack calendar for September will be available the night of Meet Your Teacher, August 31 in your child’s classroom.

I know there is a ton of information in this “back to school” packet, but if you have any questions or need anything clarified, please feel free to call school or email me, joepeters@stvictormonroe.org.

I am so excited for this school year, we are going to do some amazing things together.  May God continue to bless you and keep you safe throughout the remaining days of summer!

God Bless,

Joe Peters

Principal