ST. VERONICA PARISH SCHOOL
Thursday Newsletter 10-7-2021


WALK-A-THON 2021
Walk-A-Thon 2021 will be here next Friday, 10/15/21! We still need your help! If you haven't registered your child/children yet, or shared their donation page, please do so! It's NOT too late! The deadline for donations and to receive prizes (including the Out of Uniform Pass!) is next Thursday, 10/14/21 at 7:00 pm.

We will be posting a Sign-Up Genius for Volunteers for the actual Walk Day soon - so please keep an eye out for that. Thank you to all of the families who have already registered and made a donation! We truly appreciate it! 

HOT OFF THE PRESS
We are so excited to announce that auditions for Disney Frozen Jr. will start on October 20th and is open for all students in grades 2-8! Click HERE for all details regarding the show. Permission Form Deadline is Wednesday, October 13th - Don't Delay!
CALLING ALL STUDENT SCIENTISTS!
It’s time for the fourth annual Clermont County Public Library Science Fair. The fair is open to all K-12 students. Prizes will be awarded for the first through third place winners in each age group; grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12.
 
To get started, choose your topic and register online to submit your project idea for approval. You can learn more about this process by watching the video. The library also has informational brochures you can download to assist with projects.

Important dates to remember:
Parent Information Zoom Session: October 19, 2021, 7:00 PM
Registration deadline: December 1, 2021 by 6:00 PM
Video submission deadline: January 24, 2022 by 5:00 PM
Awards announcement: February 9, 2022, 7:00 PM
 
Visit the library website at clermontlibrary.org/science-fair for complete information. 
HELP SUPPORT THE 8TH GRADE CLASS
The 8th grade class is currently selling LaRosa's Buddy Cards to help support their gift to the school/parish and to help offset costs associated with year-end activities. Email Beth Martin at Bethsmartin@gmail.com to order your cards today! Check (payable to St. Veronica) or Venmo (@Beth-Martin-87, 4-digit phone code 1420) is accepted.
Supporting Those in Need
The Outreach Commission is collecting toiletries and toilet paper for SEM Food Pantry which serves Clermont County and Eastern Hamilton County.

The Outreach Commission is also collecting food for Hope Emergency which is a program that serves Adams, Brown, Clinton and Highland counties.

Needed items:

Baked Beans
Canned Meat
Canned Vegetables
Canned Beef Stew
Canned Sweet Potatoes  
Canned Pasta (Spaghetti-Os)
Jars of Chicken or Turkey Gravy
Stuffing (Stove Top)
Toiletries      
Toilet Paper

*NO canned fruit and NO cans over 15 ounces* 

Place your donations in the collection bins at church by October 10th.
HELP NEEDED
  1. We are in need of a preschool aide for 16.5 hours each week. The times are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:45 am to 9:45 am and Thursday and Friday from 7:45 am to 1 pm.
  2. We are looking for an aide in 4th grade to help a student stay focused on work and to be a general help around the classroom. This position is for 25 hours each week - from 9 am to 2 pm every day.
  3. We are also in need of a cafeteria monitor from 10:45 am to 12:30 every day.
The perfect candidate for our open positions is someone who is calm and patient. Some background in education is a definite plus. If you are interested in either of these positions please contact the school office. You will need to be in SafeParish, and undergo a background and fingerprint check. If you work in the preschool, there may be other classes you will need to take. The parish will reimburse you for these expenses.
ST. VERONICA GRADUATE RECOGNITION
Congratulations to St. Veronica Class of 2019 graduate, Emily Cherry, who recently earned the life-time honor of Eagle Scout.

Emily continued a Cherry family tradition that has spanned 4 generations in Boy Scouts by earning her Eagle Scout award.
The tradition started in the 1930’s when her great grandfather L.B. Cherry earned his Eagle Scout award becoming one of the first scouts to earn the award. Her grandfather followed in scouting. Her father and uncles also all earned the Eagle Scout award.

Much the same as her great grandfather blazed a new trail becoming one of the first Eagle Scout awards, Emily has broken down the barriers becoming one of the first girls to earn the award, blazing the trail and showing other girls the path!!

Congratulations, Emily!
ATTENTION PARENTS OF 8TH GRADERS
Some high schools are now offering fall HSPT test prep sessions on select weekends. Because the high schools are offering these additional sessions beyond just their summer camp offerings, St. Veronica will not host a separate HSPT test prep this year. If you would like to find additional information, or sign your student up for a session, visit any of the sites below.

Diagnostic Test: 10/16: 8am- 11:15
Test Prep Sessions: 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13: 8:30am- 10:30

Test Prep Sessions: 10/30 & 11/6: 12:30- 4:30pm

Test Prep Session: 11/6: 9am- 3pm

It is very beneficial for students to take part in the HSPT test prep classes. You do not have to take the prep class at the high school you would like to attend.

The date for the HSPT is November 20th and you must register by November 3rd. Click HERE to register your student at your preferred location.
THE LIBRARY IS OPEN!
  • The St. Veronica Library is reopening this year on a trial basis (based on volunteer support)
  • We need YOUR help
  • Will be open Tuesdays and Thursday from 9am -2 pm
  • Sign up for 2.5-hour increments
  • Will provide directions on how to check out books
  • Make sure you are SafeParish Trained and SIGN UP today
  • Click HERE to volunteer
 
Contact ME with any questions! Katelyn Grube grubekatelyn@gmail.com or 513-259-1835.
OR send correspondence through school Zoe 7P or Chase 5F.
ATHLETICS NEWS

Basketball Registration: DEADLINE IS THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10th!
St. Veronica’s basketball program is open to boys and girls who are students or REP students in 3rd through 8th grades. Practices generally begin in early November, with games beginning in December and the season ending in mid-late February.
 
  • $75.00 Registration Fee
  • There will be a $50 late registration fee after Oct. 10th and spot on team is not guaranteed.
  • $75.00 Annual Booster Fee if not yet paid in fall for volleyball, cross country, or golf.
  • Information regarding evaluations (3rd - 5th grades) and A/B team tryouts (6th - 8th grades as applicable) will be communicated as dates are finalized.
  • For 6th- 8th grades, if there are enough players to require 3 teams, there will be 1 “A” team and 2 balanced “B” teams.
  • Register Here

Coaching Applications
Anyone interested in coaching this season should complete the Coaching Application and email to:
 
K-2nd Grade Hoopsters Basketball: DEADLINE IS THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10th!
  • Open to St. Veronica students and REP students in grades K-2.
  • $40 Registration Fee
  • All players receive a T-shirt (if registered by Oct 10)
  • 5-Week Program - Session Dates: Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20
  • Sessions are held at the St. Veronica gym
  • 2nd grade 8:00am - 9:00am
  • K-1st grade 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Register Here
CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

also known as CLOW

Held during the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday. Children ages 3 through 10 will be invited to gather in the Chapel after the opening prayer at Mass.

They will hear the readings, psalm and a reflection adapted for their young ears and hearts. Children above Kindergarten will return to their parents at the time the gifts are prepared for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Younger children will remain in the Chapel during the rest of Mass for a pre-school REP of activities based on the theme of the day.

We will have Liturgy of the Word with Children at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass September 19, 26; October 3 & 10 and again in Advent, January and Lent.