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Educational Foundation

Purpose

To develop, promote and sustain Catholic education at St. Vincent Schools through the acceptance of donations and through fundraising.   The foundation is a 501(c)(3) meaning that, while its primary purpose is to support SV, it is governed privately by its board members.

The SVEF also manages the Centennial Endowment that is in place to sustain a long term commitment to having Catholic Education at the high school level.

Officers/Members

Officers

President: Lori (Schnurbusch) Carroll (1978)
Vice-President: TBD
Secretary: Angie (Brickhaus) Herman (1991)
Treasurer: Chad Wheeler (2006)

Members

Clint Brown (2010), Sarah (Klump) Hennemann (1990), Bailey McKinney (2015), Brad Renner (2003), Kesey (Kutz) Rice (2006), Ben Schremp (2010), Sara (Cissell) Schumer (2000), and Fr. Joe Geders.      

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St. Patrick's Dinner Auction

Thank you for your support and work in selling the St. Pat’s Auction raffle tickets. We are nearing a record high in sales and encourage you to continue to sell tickets. Tuition scholarships will be drawn on March 13 during our Facebook Live sessions.

Each of us has a unique opportunity this year to participate in the St. Pat’s Auction without the bother or expense of a sitter or a ticket. There is no cost for you to have access to the auction website. We encourage you to set up an account and participate virtually. Access the auction site by visiting events.readysetauction.com/stvincenteducationfoundation/stpats

Purchase your drive-thru dinners on our site as well. Sliced beef or grilled chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, and roll are being made available from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2021. Dinner packages that include raffle tickets are available as well.

You are invited to come view all items during our viewing sessions:

- Friday, March 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

- Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

- Saturday, March 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

We will be selling raffle tickets during these viewing sessions for:

- A quarter of beef
- A Thompson Center Compass 308 Caliber gun
- A Tristar 20-gauge semi-automatic shotgun
- A lottery bouquet
- St. Louis Cardinals Bat Bench

You can also purchase these tickets on our website at svthrives.com/2021-st-pats-auction-raffle/ or on our Facebook page.

Anyone who is comfortable with a small gathering is welcome to join us in the gym the evening of the auction. Drinks will be available. Smaller home watch parties are being planned by individuals and families so that groups may gather to enjoy the evening together. The main thing is to enjoy the evening while we raise the needed funds to continue to support St. Vincent.

We will be Live on Facebook the evening of March 13 at the top of each hour to showcase items and to hold our raffle drawings. Join in the fun there!

Online Auction
The 36th Annual St. Patrick's Online auction catalog is now available in the ReadySetAuction system. You can view all of the wonderful items from our generous donors and start making your list of items you want to bid on.

Bidding for Silent Auction items will begin on Saturday, March 6 at 5:00 a.m. Oral Auction item bidding will begin on March 10 at 5:00 a.m. All bidding will take place on the ReadySetAuction site. "Oral Auction" was used to help categorize our larger items that would typically be auctioned live at our traditional auction.

Attached you will find the complete auction schedule. The schedule also notes our group events that are available. Now is a great time to reach out to family and friends and make a plan for purchasing these events. The information on how to set up your account and how to bid using the features of ReadySetAuction is also included. We encourage you to keep this sheet handy throughout the event.

Thank you for your support of St. Vincent Schools! Let the excitement begin!

Students received an envelope at school with raffle tickets in them to help sell for the auction. For each ticket sold, the student will be entered into a drawing at the St. Patrick's Day Auction for a $250.00, $500.00, and $1,000.00 scholarship towards tuition. Any student who sells 5 tickets will get a FREE 6th entry. In addition, for all tickets sold and turned in before January 31, they will do an 'Early Bird' drawing for another $500.00 scholarship.

Early Bird Raffle Winners

Congratulations to Gavin Hotop for winning the $500.00 Tuition Scholarship in the Early Bird Drawing for the St. Pat's Auction Raffle! All entries were entered back in the drawing for chances at the auction.

Please know that you can still turn in tickets through March 9. If you need more tickets, please see the high school or elementary office. 

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SV Schools Show Me Dough Fundraiser

St. Vincent Schools will be participating in the Show Me Dough Fundraiser, which consists of butter braids, pizza, and...Read More

SV Schools Show Me Dough Fundraiser

St. Vincent Schools will be participating in the Show Me Dough Fundraiser, which consists of butter braids, pizza, and cookie dough. The fundraiser begins November 23 and ends December 10. The money raised will be used for SV School Security and Track Team. The delivery date is December 21 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. Just in time for your Christmas celebrations.

We are encouraging each student to sell 10 items. As always thank you for all you do and your support! Questions, email Emily Hager at ehager@svdepaul.org.

Message from Fr. Joe
As superintendent of Saint Vincent Schools, it is my responsibility to ensure the safety of our students and staff and act in the best interest of our...Read More

Message from Fr. Joe

As superintendent of Saint Vincent Schools, it is my responsibility to ensure the safety of our students and staff and act in the best interest of our schools.

I had hoped that we could begin this school year with normalcy rather than with masks and quarantines but it seems that the pandemic has not yet finished with us. It is still my goal to provide as much in-school learning as possible.

As part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and citizens of Perry County, we are obliged to cooperate with the Perry County Health Department and follow the guidelines they provide. The Health Department has threatened to report any noncompliance of our school to various agencies including the Missouri High School Athletic Association which could result in the disqualification of our school from interscholastic sports competition. While I do not care for such threats, it is not in the best interest of our school nor our students to risk that outcome.

In my view, it is not proper for St. Vincent Schools to become an enforcing agent of the health department's quarantine orders. That is a civil matter, not a school matter. However, providing a safe environment for faculty, staff, and students is very much a school matter.

This past week a significant number of our students were ordered to quarantine by the health department. Subsequently, the health department notified us of their quarantine order. A few parents chose to disobey the quarantine order and send their children to school without masks or social distance. Because I do not wish to be the enforcing agent of a quarantine, but wish to protect the rest of our students and staff to whatever degree possible, We asked that these students at least wear a mask and social distance. Some refused even to do this which compromised those around us and created a scene unbecoming of St. Vincent de Paul School.

Later this week the matter will be discussed by the school board. Until I receive their counsel and come to a further decision on the matter, we will follow these protocols.

When the health department notifies us of students who test positive for COVID-19, that student will not be allowed to attend in-school classes at St. Vincent school until they are cleared by the health department to return.

When the health department notifies us of quarantined students who were "close contacts", we encourage parents to follow the direction of the health department.

If a close contact student showing no symptoms comes to school we will:

• Notify the health department of their non-compliance with the health department's order.

• We will require them to wear a mask and social distance from other students/staff.

• If they fail to comply with the mask and social distance requirement, they will be suspended from school for the duration of the quarantine order.

Obviously, if a student is showing symptoms, we will send them home and encourage their parents to take appropriate action.

I pray you can see my effort to find a middle road here. It has been my experience that, as midwesterners, we are a little more rational than some parts of our country. We appreciate your continued support.

Fr. Joe
 
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