Thursday, June 4, 2020


S T. V ERONICA P ARISH S CHOOL
 

MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday
9:30 AM (with music)
 
Mon/Wed/Thurs
7:00 PM (with music)
 
Tuesday & Friday 7:30 AM
 
Saturday
4:00 PM (with music)

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SUMMER
COUNSELING
BY
WAYBRIDGE
Waybridge counseling in offering free counseling sessions to school families this summer.  Request an application HERE 
FROM THE DESK OF MS. BRESLER...                                 
Dear Parents,
       
     A big thank you to everyone who worked at and attended our three drop-off and pick-up days.  We were blessed with sunny weather (maybe a little too blessed), even when thunderstorms were forecasted.
 
     It was wonderful to see so many our students one last time before we head off to summer!  
 
     If you were unable to come this week, the office will be open all next week from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for you to drop off and pick up any work still in the building.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES:
     Heartfelt congratulations go out to all our 2020 graduates!  The faculty and staff at St. Veronica wish you the best of luck as you pursue your dreams at high school and beyond.  We hope that you will come back and visit, if time and distance allow, and share with us your high school accomplishments!  God Bless and God Speed!
     Congratulations to all our 8th Grade Scholarship Winners:
 
St. Veronica Athletic Boosters Award 
Taylor Ferenc (McNicholas HS)
William Moran (McNicholas HS)
 
Academic Scholarship  
Samantha Bell (Mt. Notre Dame)
Emma Buehner (St. Ursuline Academy)
Isabelle Frigon (St. Ursuline Academy)
Alex Rosengarten (Chaminade Julienne)
                       
PTO Spirit Award  
Luke Dietrich (Moeller HS)
Bailey Giuffre (Mt. Notre Dame)
                       
Kay Hohner Stefanics Award of Pride and Excellence  
Julia Koch (St. Ursula Academy)
 
Sr. Teresa Excellence in English Award
Alex Rosengarten (Chaminade Julienne)
 
Sr. Vincent Marie Ministry/Service Award
Sean McManus (McNicholas HS)
 
Bill Schlater Christian Leadership Award
Annmarie Duffy (McNicholas HS)
 
St. Veronica Fine Arts Booster Scholarship
Samantha Bell (Mt. Notre Dame)
Taylor Ferenc (McNicholas HS)
Julia Koch (St. Ursula Academy)
 
St. Veronica Fine Arts Booster - Visual Art Scholarship  
         Alex Smith (McNicholas HS)        
 
Denny Osborne Scholarship
Audrey Beverly (McNicholas HS)
Carly Heilmann (Mt. Notre Dame)
Lucas Hannah (McNicholas HS)
Justin Moning (Moeller HS)
 
Nick Schoening Scholarship  
Jack Durand (Moeller HS)
 
ART MENGES TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP:
     We had a record number of applicants apply for the Art Menges Technology Scholarship this year and the decision was an extremely difficult one.  This $500 scholarship goes toward the tuition of an incoming 7th or 8th grade student who demonstrates a genuine interest in technology with a Christian character and a willingness to help others at St. Veronica School.  Our sincerest congratulations go to TYLER LORENZEN!

REPORT CARDS:
     Because of the Covid 19 crisis, we adjusted parts of our grading protocol, which in turn, caused some issues with MSP. We have worked with MSP to conquer many of these issues and teachers have spent the last two days finalizing grades.  We are trying to give students the benefit of the doubt as we know that we have all struggles and persevered through these last 12 weeks.
 
     It is our plan that report cards will be printed and mailed out next week.  
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FACULTY AND STAFF:
     St. Veronica earned full accreditation status from the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association (OCSAA)!  As you know we have been working toward this since last fall.  We used parent, student, and teacher survey results, and many different test scores (IOWA, ACRE, Star Math and Reading, Dibels) to come up with our academic and Catholic Identity goals that we will focus on over the next four years.  Below are the two goals for this cycle of accreditation:
 
Catholic Identity Goal - Students will investigate the service-learning process and then, using      Catholic virtues as a foundation, demonstrate their knowledge by collaboratively creating and implementing service-learning projects with/for community partners.
 
Academic Goal - Students will increase their ability to use, interpret and draw conclusions from a variety of text features (organizational, print and graphics) to impact and strengthen their comprehension across all content areas.
 
NEXT YEAR:
     Earlier this week, Governor DeWine announced that he sees K to 12 schools opening next fall, as long as precautions are taken.  This is the plan we have hoped for all along.  While we will continue to look for guidance and guidelines on what we need to do to keep our students and staff safe during the school day, we are moving forward with plans that are the most feasible for St. Veronica.  There is no doubt things will look different in some respects, and we want to work together with parents to make sure everyone understands our plans and our goals for next year.
 
     As I mentioned last week, you will be receiving a survey, hopefully tomorrow.  We ask that you answer the questions in a timely manner and as honestly as you can so your answers can help us to plan more effectively.  Thank you in advance for your time and effort.
 
PARISH NEWS:
     As of yesterday, people no longer need to call in or sign up online for weekday Masses.  We've had plenty of room, and all has gone well.  We are asking that people continue to sign up for Saturday and Sunday Masses.  As people start coming back in larger numbers we may need to go back to signing in, but not for now.
 
     We will continue to have no on-site meetings throughout the month of June.  Disinfecting areas, and the uncertainty about how the virus is spreading - or not - makes it prudent to remain in a holding pattern for the moment.
 
     The temporary office hours at St. Veronica Parish will continue for the time being:  
Monday/Tuesday/Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Wednesday/Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm   

LATCHKEY AND LUNCH PAYMENTS 
DUE
 
Please pay all outstanding balances for  
Latchkey and Lunch 
If payment is not received report cards and records will be withheld.  
 
 
For Latchkey payment questions contact Penny Bratton. 
For Lunch payment questions contact Patricia Brink. 
 

 
 
     It is more important, now than ever before, that we keep students reading over the summer.  In the past we have partnered with the public library to have students work with them to take Accelerated Reading (AR) tests etc...  While the library is still kicking off their Summer Reading Program on June 1, we do not know when their doors will actually open. Based on that, and the fact that families currently have access to the AR testing at home, we have decided on a St. Veronica Summer Reading Program.
 
     It is quite simple, we are asking each student from incoming first grade to incoming eighth grade to read two chapter books at his/her reading level (or four picture books for grades 1 to 3) and pass an AR test on the books. Kindergarteners can also participate if they would like.  That is it!  Students can choose whatever book they want, as long as it is an AR book, and most books are!  Below are two resource links you will need, a letter that explains the plan in more detail and a letter that gives parents resources they can use to help students decide on a book to read.  I know the question you are all asking is, "Can students read more than two books over the summer?"  The answer is of course, "YES! Students can read as many books as they want and take as many AR test as they want!"  Happy Reading!
 
   

 
S U M M E R
MUSIC NEWS

The Summer Music Class are back!  However, this time they're going to be VIRTUAL!  Summer Music Classes are designed to be a fun way for your creative child to explore and advance in the areas of music and theater while having a GREAT time.  This summer, all classes will take place on Zoom with options for pre-recorded and virtual live performances.  Students will have a great time learning how they can enhance their musical skills over the internet.  All classes will be taught by Mr. Gardner. 
CLICK HERE for more information on each class.
Please email Mr. G if you have any questions   adamdgardner@gmail.com


 
While we don't know every detail yet of how our fall sports seasons will take place, we are planning to move forward with registrations at this time. Fall Sports registrations are open now and extended to June 28th for the following:
 
· Girls Volleyball (Grades 3-8) - $75 Registration fee
· Boys & Girls Golf (Grades 6-8) - $130 Registration fee (includes hat/shirt to keep)
· Boys & Girls Cross Country (Grades 6-8) - $75 Registration fee
 
A $75 Booster fee is also required to be paid once per family per calendar year.
Fall sports practices generally begin in early August with games/matches/meets beginning in late August.
 
Additional information will be provided at a later date regarding volleyball evaluations (3rd-5th) and tryouts (6th-8th) and the fall schedule.