Elementary Announcements

October 7, 2019

Prayer & Pledge:

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.

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. 

Announcements/News for the Week:

Benedictine Values: How you treat others is a fair indication of whether you are respectful and deserving of respect. If you show others respect and compassion, you have every right to expect it in return. When you are respected you gain the voluntary cooperation of others. When people respect one another there are fewer conflicts. Some ways to show respect and earn respect include: consider others feelings, consider someone’s needs, consider someone’s ideas, consider someone’ wishes, listen to people, always tell the truth, accept others’ individuality.

Throughout the month of September, our 5th grade students are sharing reflections on morning announcements on what PRAYER means to them. 

Boys Golf: The boys’ middle school golf team won their match versus St. Joseph Academy and St. Pius last week 154 - 180 - 204. Congrats to the team!

Fifth Grade Volleyball: Congratulations to the fifth grade girls on an amazing win last week! They still remain undefeated 6-0!

Sixth Grade Volleyball: The girls continue to have a an amazing season. They won in two games against St Jo Cold Spring last week. Keep up the great work.

Elementary Cross Country: At the St Mary’s invitational our K-4 boys team placed 2nd and the K-4 girls team placed 5th . Students earning medals include:  Lila Dropic 5th; Abigail Ford 15th, Kamdyn Javari 2nd, Seth Degenhardt 7th, Zachary Webb 15th, and Cole Fisher 13th.  

 “Birthday Bags”: Thank you! We have been able to decorate and fill over 115 birthday treat bags in the Fab Lab! Students have enjoyed putting our Benedictine values into practice with this fun project! The bags will be distributed as needed by Family Resource Officers in Kenton County schools. Thanks to our caring administration, teachers, parents, and students for helping to make 115 more children feel loved! ~Mrs. Barker

Student Y-Club/KYA: Our Y-Club will meet after school on Tuesday with Mr. Tilley.

Student Council: The Elementary Student Council will meet on Wednesday morning with Mrs. Horn and Mrs. Wuebben.

Fifth Grade Trip: Fifth grade students will be making their annual field trip to the Reds stadium on Wednesday, October 9. 

PTAO Meeting: The PTAO will hold its monthly meeting in the gym conference room at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9. The meeting is open to all who would like to volunteer to help with upcoming events such as the Craft Show and Jingle Bell Shop, and for those who have ideas for events.  We saw several new faces at our last meeting, heard some great new ideas, and are excited to have had such a great start planning activities for the school year!

Servers Training: Servers will meet with Mrs. Wellman after school on October 8 for training.

Academic Team: Elementary Academic Team will meet after school on Thursday for practice with Ms. Young and Ms. Haskamp.

Drama Club: Elementary Drama Club will meet after school on Thursday and Friday with Mrs. Eichmann and Ms. Yuenger.

Mass: We will gather to celebrate Mass on October 11 at 1:00 PM.  Special thanks to our 3rd graders for planning the service.

Enrichment: Students will have enrichment class on Friday.

Craft Show: Come join us for the 22nd Annual PTAO Craft Show on Saturday, October 12 in Villa’s gym.

MAPS Challenge: The October MAPS Challenge has been posted on our school’s website in the eFolder for K-6. Completed forms are due to Mr. Tilley by October 31.

October Birthdays: Students and faculty with October birthdays may be out of uniform on Wednesday, October 30.

Third Grade Trip: Third grade students will be making their annual field trip to the Behringer Crawford Museum on Tuesday, October 15.

Kindergarten Trip: Kindergarten students will be making their annual field trip to Benton Farms on Thursday, October 17

No School on October 18 - Faculty in-Service: Just a reminder that school will not be in session on October 18 as the faculty will meet for our annual fall in-service. 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Grades 4-6 will visit Music Hall on October 22 to hear the CSO perform, Epic Playlist. Students will experience the personal connections behind music selections from Beethoven, Price, Tchaikovsky, Shotakovich, Ponchielli, Ginastera, Stravinsky, Tilzer and more!

Picture Day: Picture day is scheduled for October 23. All students will have their photo taken at school for our annual yearbook. Students in K-6 may come to school out of uniform if they dress nicely for their picture. Picture order forms will be sent home closer to the event and need to be returned by October 23 if you would like to order copies of your child’s photo

Anne Buenger Speaker Series: As part of our Xavier University Professional Learning partnership, the faculty will be attending the Anne Buenger Speaker on October 24 at the Cintas Center at 4:30 p.m. This year’s speaker, Manny Scott, will share his story and how one act of kindness, one word of encouragement, or one gesture of genuine love can change the trajectory of a student’s life. 

Japanese Speaker: The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati will be providing us with a speaker on October 25.

Meeting Teresa of Avila: The Benedictine Sisters invite you to join us for a morning reflection entitled "Meeting Teresa of Avila" on October 26 in the Lower Level of St. Walburg Monastery. The presenter is Sr. Deborah Harmeling. The morning will start at 9 am with registration, coffee and pastries.  The talk will begin at 9:30 and go until 11:45 with a break. We will end the morning with Noonday Prayer. Registration fee is $20.00. If you wish to stay for lunch, add $6.00. We ask that there be no walk-ins. If you wish to register, please contact Sr. Deborah Harmeling at sdhosb@yahoo.com or (859)-331-6771.

Open House:  Our K-12 Open House event is Sunday, October 27, from 1:00-3:00 P.M. Please be sure to invite friends and family to attend! Thank you in advance for your support of our biggest enrollment event of the year!

Suffragettes: Children’s Theater will perform Suffragettes for our students beginning at 9:00 AM in the theater on Thursday, October 31.  ​In 2020, we celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States – the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. During the performance, students will experience the empowering history of the brave women who made triumphant strides through sacrifice and determination. We thank an anonymous donor for providing this special opportunity for our students

Campus Parking: Please remember that cars should NOT line up around the school building before 2:30 p.m. We are having major difficulties in getting needed vehicles around our buildings because of people who are lining up before 2:30 p.m. Please remember to park only in the parking lots. Please do not park in reserved spots, especially those near the gym, in front of the gym, garage, side doors, at the Holy Spirit entrance, or at the Monastery. Please do not park in any fire lanes. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Open House:  Our K-12 Open House event is Sunday, October 27, from 1:00-3:00 P.M. Your help is needed. Please contact Janet Baugh at jbaugh@villamadonna.net to sign up. We are looking for students and families to give tours, register guests, place yard signs, greet, and help with mailings. Students will earn service hours for their assistance. Please be sure to invite friends and family to attend! Thank you in advance for your support of our biggest enrollment event of the year!

Virtus: Parents who wish to volunteer at Villa need to be Virtus trained. Please contact Julie Dickman, our Virtus Coordinator, in the main office if you have any questions. To register and sign up for a class, visit www.virtus.org<http://www.virtus.org/> and click on “Registration.”

Craft Show Volunteers: We are in need of volunteers to help with the Craft Show which will take place on October 12 at Villa from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the gym. Please consider signing up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fa5a82da2fc1-23rd

Craft Show Bake Sale: We are in need of donations for the bake sale at the Craft Show which will take place on October 12. Please consider signing up to donate baked goods: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fa5a82da2fc1-bake

Meeting Teresa of Avila: The Benedictine Sisters invite you to join us for a morning reflection entitled "Meeting Teresa of Avila" on October 26 in the Lower Level of St. Walburg Monastery. The presenter is Sr. Deborah Harmeling. The morning will start at 9 am with registration, coffee and pastries.  The talk will begin at 9:30 and go until 11:45 with a break. We will end the morning with Noonday Prayer. Registration fee is $20.00. If you wish to stay for lunch, add $6.00. We ask that there be no walk-ins. If you wish to register, please contact Sr. Deborah Harmeling at sdhosb@yahoo.com or (859)-331-6771.

Thunder & Lightning Raffle: How would you like 16 chances to win a total of $8,000? You can with this year's Thunder & Lightning Raffle! There will be two $500 drawings each month from October 2019 to May 2020. Each ticket drawn will be returned to the hopper to be eligible for subsequent drawings. Drawings will be held on the first Monday of each month. In total, you have 16 chances to win up to $8,000 total! Tickets are $50 each. To purchase tickets, please do so online at http://villamadonna.org/support/thunder-lightning/ or by contacting Mrs. Jenn Thiemann at 859-331-6333 ext. 132.

VillaRama 2020: Saturday, February 29, at Receptions in Erlanger. You won’t want to miss this unique occasion and celebration as we gather on Leap Day to support Villa Madonna. This year’s event will certainly pack the house as we welcome a special guest band for the evening. Put on your dancing shoes and see the Naked Karate Girls as you support Villa and celebrate with our Villa family. Be sure to save both of these dates on your calendar. Questions for these events may be directed to Kyle Isaack at kisaack@villamadonna.net<mailto:kisaack@villamadonna.net>.

Looking Ahead:

October 

18        Faculty in-service – No School

22        Music Hall – CSO Epic Playlist grades 4, 5, and 6

23        Picture Day

24        Faculty Professional Development Anne Buenger Speaker at Xavier

25        Global Speaker @ 9; ES Mass; ES Enrichment

27        K-12 Open House 1- 3 PM

30        October birthdays may be out of uniform

31        9:00 Suffragettes Performance; End of 1st Trimester                                                     

November

1         All Saints Day – No School

5         FAP Meeting

6         Faculty Meeting – 2:15 PM dismissal

7-9       Kentucky Youth Assembly; HS Play

 8        Xavier PLC; E.S Mass (3rd); ES Enrichment

13        PTAO Meeting 6:30 PM.; Spelling Bee at 1:15 PM; Report Cards sent home

15        E.S Prayer Service (6th); ES Enrichment

21-24   National Council of Teachers of English Professional Development

22        E.S. Mass (4th); ES Enrichment; November birthdays may be out of uniform

25        E.S. Conferences – 3 PM-6PM

26        Noon Dismissal; E.S. Conferences – 12 PM – 3 PM

27 – 29 Thanksgiving Break – No School

           

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.