Elementary Announcements
September 21, 2020
What's Happening This Week?
Monday, September 21
  • Lunch - Corn Dog, Lima beans, pasta, peaches
  • Joke of the Day - What did the big flower say to the little flower? Hi, bud!

Tuesday, September 22
  • Lunch - Pork Chop, Caulif/Cheese, Spinach Salad, Dinner Roll
  • Cool Fact - An ostrich's eye is bigger than its whole brain.

Wednesday, September 23
  • Lunch - Bagels / Salami, PB, or Cr. Cheese, Gr. Beans, Fresh Fruit
  • Joke of the Day - Why are fish so smart? Because they live in schools.

Thursday, September 24
  • Lunch - Chick. Patty, Cooked Carrots, AuGratin Pot., Pears
  • Cool Fact - Number four is the only one with the same amount of letters.

Friday, September 25
  • Lunch - Quesadilla, Caesar Salad, Peas, Mixed Fruit
  • Elementary Mass
  • Middle of the 1st Trimester
  • Joke of the Day - Why is Cinderella bad at soccer? She is always running away from the ball.
School Prayer
Oh God, creator of the universe, You hold each of us in the palm of Your hand. Extend to each member of the Villa community an awareness of your presence, your healing, and your peace. Help us to love and respect one another, to develop our gifts to the best of our abilities, and to use those gifts in the service of others. Help us work together to grow into mature Christian people. We ask this in the name of Jesus, Your son, and our brother. Amen.

Pledge of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Dear Students,

Cooler weather has arrived as this week brings about the first day of fall. Don't forget to bring a sweatshirt or jacket to wear when you go outside for recess. Be sure to take notice of the many changes that will happen over the next few weeks - the cooler temperature, the shorter amount of daylight, the bountiful harvest of pumpkins and apples, and the vibrant colors as the leaves turn. Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the beauty of God's creation!

Have you ever thrown a boomerang? If you have, you know that it comes right back to you. This is a great analogy of what happens when you are kind and respectful to others...they come right back to you! If you show others kindness and respect, people will do the same for you. So, remember to be kind and respectful to others by considering others feelings, needs, or ideas. Listen to people. And, always tell the truth. When people respect one another, there are fewer conflicts so remember to BE KIND!

This Friday marks the middle of the first trimester. How are you doing now that we are several weeks into the school year? Are you participating in classroom discussions? Are you turning in your classwork and homework? Are you studying and preparing for your classes? If you are doing your best, keep up the great work! If there are areas where you can make improvements, try to do that over the next few weeks.

Mrs. Bosley
Happy Birthday!
Birthdays will be announced each day. Students who celebrate their birthday in September may be out of uniform on 9/30.
9/23 Ms. Yuenger
9/24 Syllus (6th)
9/28 Chloe (6th)
9/30 Austin (1st)
10/1 Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Dickman
10/3 Ainsley (6th), Zachary (5th), and Mrs. Bosley
Class of 2033 and 2028:  Each year we distribute "Class of..." t-shirts to our K and 5th grade students. Shirts were distributed last week. The students were very excited to receive their shirts last week. These shirts can be worn any Friday for spirit day!
Fire Poster Contest:  Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10 and you can enter a fire poster contest. Students may use crayons or colored pencils. Entries should be no larger than 12” X 9” in size. The theme is:  “Serve up fire safety in the kitchen.” www.nfpa.org may have additional information to assist you with your ideas. All entries must be turned into Mrs. Bosley by October 1.  
Sixth grade students are invited to join the Student Y. The Student Y does service work and learns about Kentucky government and international relations. There is an online conference this year and there are opportunities to meet students from around Kentucky who share your interests. If you would like to learn more about Student Y, there is an online introductory meeting on Thursday at 3:30. Please ask your parents to contact Mrs. Holtzman at aholtzman@villamadonna.net to let her know you are interested, and she will send the meeting link.
K-5th grade parents: Please join us on September 29 from 7:00 PM-8:0 0PM for a virtual kick off meeting (via zoom) for the 2020 scouting season. This meeting is for both existing parents of scouts and those interested in joining. Learn about the scout program, commitment, and fun activities your child can be a part of. Pack 775 is open to both boys and girls.  
Meeting ID: 871 3770 9935
Passcode: qKXCf8
Please contact Veronica and Damien Sebald at veronica.sebald@alumni.uc.edu for additional information.
Parent Information
Dismissal: Please remember that cars SHOULD NOT line up around the school building before 2:15 p.m. his rule is also in place so that emergency vehicles, deliveries, and residents of the monastery can access the road as needed. If you arrive on campus before 2:15 p.m., please pull into a parking space in one of the parking lots. Thank you in advance for adhering to this rule.

Progress Reports: Friday, September 25, marks the middle of the first trimester. Grades for students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grade will be updated online by 4:00 PM on Monday, September 28. If you have a question about your child’s progress, please contact his/her teacher.

Letter from Bishop Foys: Please see the letter from Bishop Foys posted in the Messenger last Friday here.

COVID-19 Resources: The Diocese of Covington updated its guidance on the reopening of schools on August 29. The full update may be found here. Updates have been made to these areas in the document: Clarification on an area for Classroom Spacing (p. 6) and Cafeteria (p. 8), High School sports (p. 12), Family Trips (p. 13), Infection Procedures (p. 14-16), and Exposure Guidance (p. 17). Please take the time to read through these changes so that you are familiar with our policies, and please review them with your student(s).

Talking about Covid: If you are in need of information on how to support your child during the pandemic, the articles posted on our counselor's page may be helpful.

Birthday Treats: We love to celebrate birthdays! If you would like to send in a treat to celebrate your child's birthday, be sure to contact your child's teacher via email. Packaged treats or non-edible items are best to protect our students who have allergies and especially important during the COVID pandemic. Thank you!

Virtus: Parents who wish to volunteer at Villa must be Virtus trained. Please contact Julie Dickman, in the main office if you have any questions. To register and sign up for a class, visit www.virtus.org and click on “Registration.” Don’t forget that August is an open month. If you missed a bulletin, be sure to go into your Virtus account and catch up before you are locked out of the system!

Follow us on Social Media: Have you liked our social media pages? You will get a view into what the students are doing at school through photos and videos.
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25 Elementary Mass; Middle of the 1st Trimester
30 September Birthdays may be out of uniform
7 2:15 p.m. dismissal for Faculty Meeting
12  CSO Virtual Field Trip
16  Faculty in-service – No School
19  Faculty in-service – No School
21  Picture Day
30  October birthdays may be out of uniform; End of the 1st Trimester
Villa Madonna Academy, a private, Catholic, K-12 school, educates students in a Christ-centered community rooted in the Benedictine traditions of scholarship, service, and hospitality.