The Pillars of a Veritas Education
The purpose of Veritas is to cultivate the hearts and minds of students through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness and Beauty. What this means is described in the Philosophical Pillars of Great Hearts. In this issue, we focus on the second pillar:

 
Students and parents: we invite you to think about these claims and explore what they mean in each subject. Ask your teachers what this means for their classes!  
 
Announcements
Come See Tartuffe!
This week only!

The Veritas Drama Club Players proudly present Molière's outrageous classical comedy Tartuffe!

Performance in the Lund Center: 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
February 22, 23, and 24
7:00 pm

Sunday
February 25
4:00 pm

Tickets cost $5 per person, and can be purchased now online here or at the door, either cash, check, or charge.
Click here for the full calendar of academic and social events.
AzMERIT Sample Testing Continues
  • During the month of February, all 6th-11th-grade lit/comp and Humane Letters classes, and all 6th-10th-grade math classes will complete AzMERIT sample tests and practice testing procedures, in preparation for this spring's standardized testing. This will take place during the regular class periods for these courses.
  • Families are encouraged to use the resources provided on the ADE's website linked here, and to bring any questions to their teachers as they work through this practice session.
  • Our school's schedule for sample testing is posted around campus and linked here.
Book and Supply Lists for 2018-2019 Available: Click Here 
VPA Great Hearts-Great Hands club invites YOU to participate in the 4th Annual...
 
ARCADIA CARES: FOOD FOR KIDZ
PACK-A-THON

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018
8:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

What: 5 Hours of live music, student vendors, food, friends, and fun!
Date: March 24th, 2018
Time: 4:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Veritas Campus - grassy basin

The entire community, ages three and up, is invited to participate in assembly-line packing of meals for hungry children and their families, locally and internationally. Click here to sign up for one or more volunteer shifts!
 
Last year, the Veritas community was the largest group participating in this event, at which 91,662 meals were packed for families in need.  We can make a difference!
 
Can't join us that day? Looking for more ways to help? Each meal costs only 15 cents to pack! (See this link for info on donations and sponsorships.)
The Pack-a-Thon is hosted by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church which is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization so all donations are tax deductible.
2nd Annual Veritas Music Fest, March 24! 
 
EVENT DETAILS

What: 5 Hours of live music, student vendors, food, friends, and fun!
Date: March 24th, 2018
Time: 4:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Veritas Campus - grassy basin

LOOKING FOR TALENT! We are looking for MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL musically inclined students to participate. Are you in a band? Are you a solo student singer-songwriter?

Auditions will be February 9th from 1:00-4:00 pm and February 23rd 3:30 - 5:30 pm in Room 112. Click here to sign up to audition.

Questions about Auditions/Logo Contest or if you would like to Volunteer contact Kim Seeley at seeleyclan@yahoo.com or 602-614-0526.
Angulus Discipulorum:  
Students' Corner
Summer Opportunities
Science Program 

 
TGen's Bioscience Leadership Academy is a two-week bioscience program serving 20 Arizona high school students every summer. The intensive education and leadership program focuses on elevating students' understanding of the biosciences and precision medicine.

Starguard Lifeguard Training Courses

Did you know youth only need to be 15 years old to be a LIFEGUARD? 
Starguard Lifeguard Training class certifies teens in lifeguard rescues, basic first aid and CPR. Certification classes are scheduled in January, February, March; and the last one is in April. Once certified, teens can apply for a lifeguard position with Scottsdale or other places that hire lifeguards. Lifeguards receive extensive training in lifeguarding, customer service, responsibility and other job skills to prepare them for a future career. If you have a teen or know a teen who would be interested, please ask them to visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov and search "Become a Lifeguard" for all the details.    
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We love to recognize the good work our students do in the classroom and beyond. In future issues we will be featuring
  • Student poems
  • Student artwork
  • Short essays
  • Honors and recognitions
Teachers will be referring student poetry and artwork. If you would like to offer a submission, please send us a note here.  
Development
Night at the Auction
March 2, 2018
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
 
Get your table together and purchase your tickets here!
 
 
It is Time to Turn in Your Donations!

The best way to support our auction is by donating items for our silent and live auction. We are looking for:
  • Airline miles
  • Gift Cards to Amazon
  • Vacation Homes and Packages
  • Sports Tickets
  • Experience Opportunities for Students or Adults
Download a Gift Donation Form HERE !
 
Gift Card Drive

The EASIEST way to make a DIFFERENCE, donate a gift card to the auction. You can either drop off your gift card donations in the lock boxes in both school lobbies or purchase through Veritas Prep's scrip program.
  • To donate Amazon scrip click here.
  • To donate Target scrip click here.
  • To donate Nordstrom scrip click here.
  • To donate Hilton scrip click here
 
Tax Credits 
 
There is still time to contribute a Tax Credit for 2017 to Veritas Prep. This is a win-win way to support a great cause...your child's school. Please click HERE to schedule your Tax Credit today!  


Free Money for our School!
 
Did you know that you can double or even triple your Tax Credit or Community Investment donations to Veritas Prep? Many companies will match your donations to our school through their Corporate Gift Matching Programs.
 
Simply reach out to your Human Resources department or click on this link, type the name of your employer in the "Matching Gifts" tab, and hit submit to find out if your company offers a Corporate Matching Gifts Program. If your company does have a Matching Gifts program, please submit the appropriate paperwork to your Human Resources department. Please contact Sarah Marbach at smarbach@veritasprepacademy.org or 602-396-0276 with any questions.
 
Having your gift matched is an easy way to increase the impact of your donations to Veritas Prep without any additional cost to you. And your support will help us provide our students with the education they deserve. Thank you!
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