Thursday, October 12, 2017
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Sun Nov 5
First Reconciliation Parent/Student Retreat, 12:30-3:00pm
REVISED  - Thurs Dec 14
First Reconciliation at Parish Reconciliation Service 7:00pm
Need First Reconciliation, First Communion 
or Confirmations forms? 
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St. Veronica Parish Website.
--> Faith Formation 
--> Sacraments 
All forms are listed at the bottom of the webpage.

Children's Nursery Available
When: Sundays during 9:30 mass
Where: Ms. Burg's preschool classroom
Who: Children ages 0-3
Children play in a nurturing environment  
with a VIRTUS trained adult and student helper while parents attend mass 
Tammy McConnell at for more information


October 22nd 4:00-6:00 PM
November 5th 4:00-6:00 PM
December 5th 4:00-6:00 PM

Questions or Concerns? Contact Frank McConnell 
FROM THE DESK OF MS. BRESLER...                                 
Dear Parents,

     As we enter the fall of the year, I always give thanks to God for so many things, one of which is the change to cooler weather.  Another blessing is the chance to slow down and take a deep breath of the crisp fall air, before the crush of holidays press in on us.  I hope that everyone can take some time, even if it is just one afternoon, to rest in the knowledge that God is in control.
     Below are the "I Will" statements the student will be practicing this month:       
Believe in God, and all He has said.
Trust in God's promises.
Love God in all things.
Choose good in every situation.
Give both God and my neighbors everything they deserve.           
Do my best to resist temptation and conquer fear.
Use things in moderation and for good.
Please join us if you can:
  • Living Rosary (for world peace), Friday, October 13th at 2PM in the church.
  • Parish Mission, Monday through Thursday, October 16 through the 19th at 9:00AM and 7:00PM.  See the parish website for more information. Please note that Monday is geared to have students participate by bringing in Flames for Peace that they did in school.   To make it possible for students to participate, there will be light if any homework on Monday. Also, be aware that on Wednesday there is a child presentation that will run concurrently with the adult program so please take advantage of that if you can.
     Last year we had the Clermont County Prosecutor, Mrs. Dottie Smith, do a presentation on Social Media to our junior high students during the school day and to our parents in the evening. We are glad to announce that we were able to get Clermont County to come back and repeat the presentations.
Social Media Parent Night - We have scheduled the Parent Night information session for the evening of Monday, October 23 (time to be determined).  I very strongly encourage all parents whose children have cell phones or access to social media to attend.  Parents will learn how social media can affect children, how what children do on social media can follow them into adulthood, and how you can help your children manage the temptations that present themselves every day.
     Sometimes I wonder if children, aged 14 and below, have the maturity to deal with the 24/7 pressure of social media. Back in my day (the 1970s) when students experienced altercations at school or with their friends, when they got home they had a safe haven to deal with the feelings the altercations may have stirred up.  Now, with internet phones, students are always connected; they never seem to have a place or time when they can be safe from criticisms, or gossip from well-meaning "friends".
     Students also have that disconnect from seeing another person's face as they may be the one doing the criticizing or spreading the gossip.  Snap Chat users can send a message and after a short amount of time it disappears - giving students the feeling that they can say/write whatever they want because it will be quickly gone.  Not so, with the feelings those messages may create.
     Do yourself, and your children, a favor and spend an hour learning how you can protect your children from the angst that often accompanies cell phone usage by children.

     Here is the next excerpt from The Gift of Failure.  We are still in the introduction of the book as the author is explaining her thoughts about failure and the research she has done on the topic.  CLICK HERE TO READ. 
Come cheer on Coach Cox's
This Sunday
October 15th@1:00pm
Each of the players will be introduced and honored at 12:45 p.m. prior to the start of the game.  Let's try to fill the gym to show support and celebrate the careers of these fine Lady Vikings.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Students that were absent or would like a re-take of their original school picture may get those  taken on Tuesday, October 17th. Students getting pictures taken may come to school out of uniform, but must change into their uniform after pictures. The original pictures must be returned at the time of the re-take.

We are excited to honor veterans of our family members and friends, past and present, who served our country in any branch of the military.  We invite you to celebrate Mass with the parish community on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9 A.M.  A reception will immediately follow the Mass in our school cafeteria for all veterans, family members, (this includes any related St. Veronica School students) and friends.  We will also have our Veteran's Wall of Honor. It will be displayed first at school, and then it will be moved to the Narthex in church for everyone to enjoy at all Masses. We have saved all the pictures that have previously been sent in.  Any new photos sent in will be copied and returned to you. Please put the person's name and branch of the military they served in and please remember to put your name and where to return the photos. The photos may be sent to the parish office or the school office by October 31, 2017.
Thank you.  Jamie Betz



Coach's Corner....
     I found an informative article online with ACE (American Council on Exercise/June 7th 2017), and I wanted to share it with the families of St. Veronica.
Here are the top 10 reasons why helping kids become active once again is worth the disruption to our adult lives:
· Children who are active 60 minutes per day demonstrate lower rates of obesity.  
· Greater rates of activity in children have been associated with higher test scores in reading and math.
· Physical (body) and cognitive (brain) development go hand-in-hand. While this continues for life, this relationship is most critical at a young age. When kids are active, their brain develops, allowing for new types of activity.
· Play-based activity that requires a high degree of sensory input (sight, sound, touch, etc.) helps develop a broad array of skills that make physical activity more enjoyable later in life.
· Frequent physical activity has been associated with improved behavior in the classroom and beyond.
· It appears that active children are more likely to become active adults.
· Aerobic activity has been shown to increase the size of essential brain structures and number of neural connections.
· Frequent activities requiring a high degree of balance and coordination have been associated with improved emotional response.
· Frequent exercise decreases symptoms of depression and anxiety in children.  
· Regular exercise with children promotes self-efficacy with regard to health and self-image.
     Taking away from academic time as a teacher to get kids active is a challenge. Disrupting the peace and quiet offered by an iPad and kid-sized headphones is a hard sell. Taking time out of our already packed lives as adults to allow kids the opportunity to be active can feel like an uphill battle for just about everyone.
     As you can see, however, exercise and frequent activity for kids is critical to their ability to develop into happy, healthy, active adults. Do you accept the challenge?
Lisa Mooney/Physical Education Teacher 
My Dad always thought it important for his children to know the individuals who helped change how we think. I borrowed this quote from one of his favorites.
     "We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do." - Mahatma Gandhi