Dear VCES Community,

Our Halloween festivities began on Oct. 28 with a wonderful Halloween Carnival organized by the VALOR network and a fantastic group of parent volunteers. Our school week began with the traditional Halloween parade by our kindergarten classes on the afternoon of Oct. 31. All of the classes look forward to seeing the kindergarteners in their costumes. It reminds them of their own kindergarten experiences and how kind others were to them. This was a good opportunity for all of us to show that we are growing into the loving, respectful people we are called to be. Enjoy this charming photo album of Halloween at Valley Catholic.

On Nov. 1, we celebrated the Feast of All Saints with a campus-wide Mass. Celebrating the saints is another reminder of the many role models we have to help us grow in faith and spirit. November is a time of remembrance for the loved ones past and present that have impacted our lives in so many positive ways. We have started the month with a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) display for students to remember and honor those that are in heaven.

Faculty and staff are continuing our accreditation work. Committees will spend time gathering and reviewing information to add to our self-study. This time gives us the opportunity to reflect on the information that you shared in last spring’s surveys and to look for new ways to continue meeting the needs of all students.

As we move into the month of November, may the Lord be with you and your family.

In Christ,

Krista Jacobson

The Month Ahead:

We have Mass or Prayer Service each Wednesday at 9:35 a.m. in the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Motherhouse Chapel.

November 8 | 7:55 a.m. | Parent Prayer

November 10 | No School – Veterans Day Holiday

November 13 and 14 | No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 15 | 9:35 a.m. | Jog-a-thon Assembly

November 21 | Picture Retakes

November 21 | 6:45 p.m. | VALOR Meeting

November 22 | 11:30 a.m. Dismissal

November 23 and 24 | No School – Thanksgiving Break

November 27 | 8:00 a.m. | Scrip orders are due to the school office.

November 28 | Free Dress for $1 to benefit the fourth-grade service partner: the Sunshine Pantry

November 30 | 6:00 p.m. | Student Council Movie Night