Thursday, November 12, 2020


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MASS PLUS
COME TO MASS,
STAY FOR MORE!
  • On the 2nd Sunday of each month
  • Between 9:30 & 11:30 Masses
  • Meet in the school cafeteria from 10:35 AM to 11:20 AM
  • Short, informal, 45 minutes
  • Wear a mask, keep distance
DATES: Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan 10, Feb 14, March 14, April 11,  
FROM THE DESK OF MS. BRESLER...                                 
Dear Parents,
 
     It has been an eventful week!  I will continue to update each day if there are more COVID-19 cases in our school family to report.  The only way we can try to stay ahead of this virus is through transparent communication about how it may be moving through our school community.  It is still my hope that we can be back together on November 30th and finish the year 2020 together.  

     In order for this to happen, we must, as a community, stay home, especially over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Attending a big family gathering is just too risky for me personally.  Back in September, my mother and three siblings, who were together at my mom's house, all came down with COVID.  Luckily, none of my family had to be hospitalized, though one of my sisters had a  pretty rough go of it for over three weeks.

     As the Governor said last night, we are in the middle of a big spike with this virus and we should and need to take it seriously.  Please be vigilant and cautious.

VIRTUAL LEARNING:
     By the time you read this newsletter, you will have experienced two days of virtual learning.  I hope you are finding it different from last spring.  While nothing can compare to actually being in the classroom on a day to day basis, I know the teachers have worked and planned to keep the students learning during this brief time apart.   

     Be sure to read over the document Total Online Learning, it has lots of information, including when your student should login for their special classes.  These days will be different from when they were attending school in person so make sure you are aware of the days and times so your student doesn't miss any classes.

     It is important that students keep on top of assignments as they become due. I know the teachers practice how to do this with their students, but working from home, you may experience some glitches. If your student is having trouble turning in assignments, please let your teacher know so you can work together to overcome any difficulty.  Unfortunately, with the students not in the building, teachers must rely on parents to make sure assignments are completed and turned in on time.

     I want to thank those parents who have taken the time to share their positive thoughts and support during this week.   I have forwarded your comments to teachers to let them know you understand and appreciate their efforts during this difficult time.  Know that you and your students are appreciated as well.

VETERANS' DAY:
     Veterans' Day holds a special place in my heart as so many of my relatives have served, across many generations and branches (though mostly army).  I hope that you were able to honor a veteran in some way yesterday: thanking a veteran personally or saying a prayer for those who have and are serving, and for eventual peace around the world.  Our thanks and gratitude can and should  continue year round.

KARATE UPDATE:
     We had hoped to continue Karate classes until Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, this was not possible since we have gone virtual.  I want to thank US Marshal Arts Academy for being such a wonderful community partner with St. Veronica.  I know the students enjoyed learning about karate and the ways they could defend themselves if they needed to.  I attended several sessions and whether is was kindergarten or 7th grade, the students were active and smiling during the classes.  I hope many of our families were able to take advantage of making a visit to the academy.  Here is a link to a flyer for US Marshal Arts,if you are in the market for a "karate home" please consider US Marshal Arts on Beechmont Ave.

ADVENT IS COMING:    
     When we return to the building on November 30th, the Advent season will have started.  It seems like we have all been waiting since March 16, for something to happen - and we have, relating to COVID, but starting November 29th we can begin quietly waiting for the coming of Jesus into our homes and hearts.  I know we are already seeing ads for Christmas and thinking about presents that we hope to purchase for our loved ones.  Some of us may already be watching the new season of Hallmark Christmas movies, but let's not forget to keep Christ in Christmas.   
 
FEED THE HUNGRY:
     St. Veronica's 8th Grade Food Drive is still going on!  They are accepting donations TODAY, November 12th, in the school parking lot, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  Please look at the flyer below for needed items.   
 
SECRET SANTA WORKSHOP:
     Due to virtual leaning our Annual Secret Santa Workshop has been move to December 11, 2020.  Look for more information to come home when we return to school. 
 

 
PARENT / TEACHER  
CONFERENCES
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2020
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2020
 

 


The next PTO information sharing session is tonight, November 12. It will be an online Zoom meeting. The event opens at 6:45 pm and will end by 8:00 pm.





EXTENDED DUE DATE 
New Basketball Spirit Wear  
Order by 11/16
 
We're excited to introduce a variety of new Vikings Basketball Spirit Wear options, including a shooter pack for your player!  Shooter Pack includes: Warm Up Shirt, Shorts, Socks, and Mask.
See the flyer and order form at the links below.
Order forms must be returned to school office
by MONDAY 11/16.  The school office will be open from 9:00 - 12:00.


   
The Fine Arts Boosters would like to thank you for your support of our Butter Braids fundraiser.  The braids will be available for pickup Monday, November 16th, in front of the school.  We will be set up in the semi-circle to offer you a drive-thru contactless delivery from 4:30 - 6:00.  If you have any questions or are unable to pick up your order at this time, please contact Jenny Irvine at btijli@fuse.net or (513)310-4983.


 
Gratitude Around the Campfire
November 22, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm 
 
Come with your children and join Fr. Alex for a campfire at 
Valley View Park located at 790 Garfield Avenue in Milford.
We will have a fire and s'mores for the children.
Each family should bring:
  • A bible verse about gratitude/giving thanks
  • An example of what they are thankful for this year
  • A jar of peanut butter to be donated to IPM
We will have fun and some intentional time reflecting
on God's word relative to Thanks/Praise. Please eat dinner
prior to coming.
 
Take note: 
Due to COVID-19 we will take into consideration the following health precautions. 
  • Families will be spaced out. No getting into contact with other families unless face masks are worn. 
  • Each child or the child's parent will prepare s'mores.





MEGA  
SPLIT THE POT RAFFLE
As a way to help with finances and make-up for our missed festival this year St. Veronica is hosting a Mega Split the Pot Raffle.  All parishioners should be receiving a mailing from the Finance Commission containing information about the raffle and tickets to purchase. Tickets are also available to purchase online by going to the parish website. Please encourage your relatives and friends to participate. The more who participate the greater the winnings!

Drawing November 26, 2020 
Winner not be present to win.
PRIZE 1:  75% of split pot
PRIZE 2:  12.5% of split pot
PRIZE 3:  12.5% of split pot

Early bird drawing
on October 23, 2020 for $100 prize! 
$5 for 1 ticket / $25 for 6 tickets / $50 for 14 tickets / $100 for 30 tickets