Welcome to Week 3 everyone
Last week I attended mass at SJV instead of my home parish. Fr Michael said something in his sermon that resonated with me –
‘Whilst we may lose signal sometime for our phone or devices, we never lose our Wi-Fi connection with God. God is always there, we just make the call and prayer is the way to do it.’
Something to remember when life hits us with adversity and we are wondering where to turn to.
School Fete – 2 Days to Go
Thank you to everyone who has pitched in one way or another in preparation for our major school fundraiser for 2019. Special thanks of course goes to our wonderful coordinator Jade McGrath and her team of volunteers.
The last and most important thing that we need for the Fete is …………….. YOU! Obviously, we need everyone turning up on Saturday ready to be part of the community.
Mission Mass & Sideshow Alley
What a wonderful job the Year 6 children did in making Side Show Alley a success for our students and raising money for the missions. Just over $500 was raised for charity with an enormous amount of fun generated in the process. A true win-win for all.
School Banking Volunteers Still Needed
After many years looking after the school banking, both our Banking volunteers moving on to different things at the end of the year.
Is there anyone in the school community that would like to take on this role?
It takes about 45 minutes per week, and if the role were shared between 2 or 3 people, this would only be once every 2 or 3 weeks. Banking usually comes into the school on Thursday and is completed by Friday afternoon; however, this could be changed if another day is more suitable. The bank has a coordinator who provides support and a very helpful help desk for ongoing support.
It would be great to hear from anyone who is interested, so we can get you registered and we can spend a bit of time showing you the ropes. Please give us a call if you have any questions – we’ll be happy to have a chat, otherwise, please send a note in with your contact details if you are interested in taking on the role and we’ll be in touch…
Carol and Georgina
Ph. (Carol) 0400 703044
School Banking Notice
School banking – Term 4. The following new rewards are now available for order:
- Water Skimming Bounce Ball
- Polar Pencils & Pencil Toppers
Otherwise the other rewards available are:
- Arctic Owl FluffyKeyringg
- ScentedStackablee Highlighters
- Snowy Origami Set
- IcicleSlapbandd Ruler
- Scratch Art Cards
- Glow Light (previous year reward)
- Heat Reactor Pencils (previous year reward)
- Mighty Boom Handball (previous year reward)
- Sparkle Glitter Pens (previous year reward)
- Twister Power Handball (previous year reward)
- Zoom Flying Disc (previous year reward)
To order a reward, please send your 10 tokens in along with your request (and perhaps a second preference if your first choice is already taken). Please remember that tokens cannot be shared or pooled with siblings or friends.
We are proud to be a Fresh Tastes graduate!
Our school has been involved in Fresh Tastes since 2016 and the results are great! We’ve had a positive shift in our food and drink environment and culture.
We were recognised for our achievements by accepting a certificate and a vertical garden gift from the ACT Government Fresh Tastes team.
We want to thank all students, parents and staff who have been driving forward activities to make healthy foods and drinks a bigger part of every day school life.
Find out more about Fresh Tastes at www.act.gov.aufreshtastess
Catholic Schools Netball
Congratulations to our three teams that representedSJVV at the last Catholic Schools Netball Carnival. Three teams were entered into the competition and two of the teams, Year 5 and Yr. 2/3, were undefeated and will receive medals for their efforts at Monday’s assembly.
School Position – Volunteers needed
We are looking for a Pastoral Care Contact forSJVV for 2020. The responsibilities of this role mainly revolve around being a conduit for our Parent Contact Network as well as keeping the school informed if there is a parent that needs the communities help. This is not an onerous role, but a very important one. If you find it difficult to get to school to help for activities like Working Bees, this could be the position for you.
Have a great week.
On the first of November every year, the Church recalls the example, witness, and prayer of the holy women and men who have been identified by the Church as Saints. These saints are more than just role models; they are family members with whom we continue to share relation, in a bond of prayer, called the Communion of Saints. Every year when celebrating All Saints Day, the Gospel we proclaim recalls for us Jesus' teaching about happiness, the Beatitudes.
The Beatitudes can be understood as a framework for Christian living. Saints are people who lived the spirit of the Beatitudes as Jesus lived. On this day, we too are challenged to model our lives on the spirit and promises of the Beatitudes.
This week as a family, name and tell the story of your favourite saints. Together prepare a list of some of the traits these people have in common (generosity, courage, prayerfulness, and so on) After preparing this list, identify how the attitudes described in the Beatitudes are reflected in the lives of the saints and people you named.
A HUGE congratulations to our school community, who, led by our Year 6 students, raised OVER $500 for Sister Stan and the Narazeth Home for Children in Ghana. This money will help to continue the education of children who have been abandoned due to their differing special needs.
A big congratulations to the following students:
Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT Friday's morning assembly.
We acknowledge Miss Madeline Jacobs and Miss Gabie Brewer for their great efforts with organising the SJV teams for the Boorowa Netball and Touch Competition
Community Champion Nomination Form
with Samantha Heath,
Scholastic Book Club Issue 7 went home recently and this is a last call for any orders. An online copy can be found at:
Orders will close this Friday 1 November at 8pm.
The ELC celebrated a special mass dedicated to Ms Candy who passed away one year ago today. Ms Candy was an educator at our ELC since it opened in 2014 and remains a very special part of the ELC. The tree at the front of the ELC was planted last year to remember Candy and today after mass Fr Michael also blessed the new plaque in her memory. We are very thankful for the time we spent with Mrs Candy. Please continue to keep her family in your prayers.
ELC Tea towels – Misprinted tea towels (with the primary school logo rather than the ELC logo) are available from the ELC for $5 each. These will make a great gift for Christmas!
Walkathon – Thank you to those parents who were able to join us on our Walk-a-thon. Sponsorship money can be sent in cash or paid on Qkr.
ELC Orientation Day – The ELC will be holding Orientation Day for 2020 on Wednesday 13 November. Please note that parents/guardians are responsible for taking and collecting children. ELC children not attending St Jude’s in 2020 should come to the ELC as normal. This will be a uniform free day for all ELC children.
ELC Fees – Fee statements for Weeks 5 and 6 were emailed today. As we are approaching the end of the year, prompt payment of fees would be appreciated.
Karen Leighton - St Jude's Early Learning Centre
WARAMUNCHIES Canteen is open Wednesday & Friday. Orders can be made online via Qkr! A copy of the Menu and Qkr! instructions can be found on the Canteen Waramuchies Webpage.
NEXT WEEKS CANTEEN ROSTER
Wednesday November 6
Canteen Volunteers Needed
Friday November 8
Please remember to bring your WWVP card with you.
Canteen Volunteers Needed
The canteen is in desperate need of some volunteers, in particular on Wednesday's for this term.
If you can only spare a couple of hours, that would be fantastic. If you have little ones, they are very welcome to come along.
Please contact the front office or fill in the canteen volunteer form to let us know you are able to help and when.
Dates for the following week
|Friday 1st November||
St Clare's Orientation Day for 2020
|Saturday 2nd November||SJV Best Fete Ever 10-2pm|
|Sunday 3rd November||Youth Mass at 5pm St Jude's Church|
|Thursday 8th November||CSYMA Primary School Retreat|
|Friday 9th November||Kinder Fairy Tale Dress Up day|