Visitation Catholic Church and School Summer Hours

Secretary Summer Office Hours

June 17th until June 28th: 8 am-4 pm

Secretary Office Closed July 1st
until August 5th

August 5th to August 30th: 9 am-4 pm

Bookkeeper Scheduled Hours

Mon., Tues., Wed.: 8 am to 12 noon

 Thank you and have a blessed summer!

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Rummage Sale Drop-off

Our next Rummage Sale Drop-off will be held on Saturday, June 22nd from 9 am to 12 noon behind the Parish Center.

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Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Thank you for a wonderful school year! It has been a pleasure and a joy to teach your children. This summer, please encourage your child to read daily and to practice a little math. This will help your child to move forward instead of experiencing the summertime lag.

Report cards will be available for parents to pick up in the school office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24th, 25th, and 26th. Any report cards not picked up by the end of the day Wednesday will be mailed.

As a reminder for those parents interested, tuition paid in full by July 1st receives a 2.5% discount, and tuition paid in full by August 1st receives a 1.5% discount. If you need more information or to make a payment please contact the school office.

We are still in need of a few more parents to help with the Field Day activities. If you are available to help with the activities on June 14th, please call the school office to have your name added to the helpers’ list. Helpers are needed from 8:25 to 11:00 for the Field Day stations. We will meet at the gym.

August 16th we will be having our annual Golf Tournament. It will be held at Quail Valley Golf Course this year. To register or for more information, please contact our development director, Lisa Meltebeke, at dd.sfa.vcs@gmail.com by August 1st.

This summer, we will be replacing the carpet in the 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. Mrs. Anders and Mrs. McDermott could use several large boxes to pack their books. If you have any large boxes to donate, they would greatly appreciate them.

May God provide you and your family with many blessings this summer!

Carol Funk, Principal

Following are the class teachers for the 2013/2014 school year:

Preschool—Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Robbins, Ms. Kennedy

Kindergarten—Ms. Duyck

Grade 1—Mrs. Solheim

Grade 2—Mrs. McDermott

Grade 3—Mrs. Anders

Grade 4—Ms. Sahlfeld

Grade 5/6—Mr. Meeuwsen, Homeroom, Math, Science, Social Studies

Grade 5/6—Mrs. Fisher, Language Arts

Grade 7/8—Mrs. Fisher, Homeroom, Language Arts, Social Studies

Grade 7/8—Mrs. Funk, Math, Science

Music/PE—Mr. Elison

Spanish—Mrs. Sheaffer

Library/Technology—Mrs. Vanderzanden

 

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Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents,

The year has flown by quickly, and already we are reaching our final days of school! We wish congratulations to our eighth grade graduates as they finish their final year at Visitation. Please keep them in your prayers as they celebrate their graduation ceremony this Sunday at the 9:30 A.M. Mass.

Thank you for the wonderful Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon. The food was delicious! We thank all of our parents for helping with setup, cleanup, watching the classrooms, and making the wide variety of food dishes. We appreciated the special time to eat together.

The student contracts and registration fees should now be turned in to the office. Included with this newsletter is the 2013-2014 Academic Year Calendar and 2013-2014 School Supply List. At the Back-to-School BBQ in August, parents will be given the forms for emergency contacts, directory information, etc.

For the 2013-2014 school year, we are looking to hire a part-time custodial person rather than to contract through a cleaning service. This position would be 4 hours a day on school days and include some summertime hours. The person hired for this position would be expected to provide all custodial services for the school including some outdoor cleaning and light maintenance. If you know someone who may be interested in this position, please encourage them to apply by using the Archdiocesan application form in the school office. We will be accepting applications through July 17, 2013.

As we approach the end of the year we have many exciting activities to look forward to. Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 P.M., the kindergarten through eighth grade will be performing their spring musical production. The program will begin with songs by kindergarten through third grade and then continue with the play “An Island of No Return” by fourth through eighth grade. Students should plan to meet at their assign place in the gym at 6:15 P.M. We hope you can join us for this creative and entertaining musical program.

Next week Wednesday, June 12th, at 12:30 P.M. in the gym will be Visitation’s all school Talent Show. Everyone is invited to this end of the year celebration. Also next week Friday, June 14th, is our last day of school. We will be ending our year with Field Day and a picnic lunch. The students participate in field games from 8:30 until 11:15 A.M. Then a picnic lunch is provided by Parents’ Club for all students. Dismissal time this day will be at 12:00 noon.

If the weather looks like it will be warm, Field Day may involve some water activities. Parents should send a change of clothes if your child will not be going home at the 12:00 dismissal time. Several parents are needed to help supervise the field day activities and to help with lunch. If you are available to help with the activities on June 14th, please call the school office to have your name added to the helpers’ list.

Thank you for a wonderful year, and may God bless you!

Carol Funk, Principal

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS 8TH GRADE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2013

8th Grade Graduation Mass

Visitation Students Graduation Mass will be held on Sunday, June 9th at 9:30 am.

 

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SPRING MUSICAL JUNE 6 AT 6:30 PM IN THE GYM

Come and join us for all All School Spring Musical on Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 pm in the gym.

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HEIFER INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Currently Visitation Catholic School’s service project is to help raise funds for Heifer International. Each class will choose their own goal and raise funds to help meet that goal. Heifer International does so much more than put food in the mouths of hungry people. The Heifer projects help people feed themselves. The goal of every Heifer project is sustainability – project partners achieving self-reliance. And year after year, as Heifer project families “pass on the gift” of knowledge and one or more of their animals’ offspring to others in need, they become links in a network of hope, dignity and self-reliance that helps hundreds of others care for themselves. Fundraising for the Heifer Project began on Tuesday, May 28th  and will end on Friday, June 7th. Checks can be made payable to Visitation Catholic School.

 

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