Vike-Link September 2014
From the Office of the Principal,
Welcome Back!! I want to thank all the parents who attended the class orientations in August. Your presence speaks volumes of your commitment to STL and your son’s education. I hope the meetings were informative.
We had over 450 parents, students and family members at the freshmen orientation, mass and BBQ. Special thanks to the Fathers’ Club, who did a great job with the BBQ.
As I mention in every Vike-Link, GET INVOLVED in your son’s education. GET INVOLVED with the Mothers’ and Fathers’ Clubs. GET INVOLVED in school sponsored events. Be a presence at STL. Students whose parents are involved do much better in school academically, spiritually and emotionally.
Make sure your son is GETTING INVOLVED. The four years of high school go by quickly. Do not let him be an 8:00-2:33 student. STL has so much to offer him outside the school day. Make sure he is a well-rounded student who GETS INVOLVED!
“Back to School Night” is Thursday, September 4, 2014, beginning at 7:00 PM in the gym. This is another opportunity to GET INVOLVED in your son’s education. This is the opportunity to get to meet your son’s teachers and go through his class schedule. Your son will be giving you a copy of his schedule on the 4th for you to follow. If you have any questions, contact STL.
Freshmen Moms: The Mothers’ Club Freshmen Mom’s Tea is Sunday, September 7 at 12:00 PM in the library. If you are a freshmen mom, grandmother, aunt, sister or female guardian, you should attend this tea. You will get to know others sharing the same experiences as you. GET INVOLVED! For more information, contact Mrs. Kathy Hynes at ext 215.
Father-Son Communion Breakfast: The Father-Son Communion Breakfast is Sunday, September 28 at 9:30 AM at STL. The cost is $10 a person. Mass is at 9:30. Breakfast is at 10:30. Father, grandfather, brother, uncle or male guardian and son are welcome. What better way to be with your son and meet his friends than at a mass followed by an awesome breakfast. GET INVOLVED! If you have questions, call me at ext 212.
The last week of September is homecoming week. The homecoming dance is October 4. We need parents to pour pop and fill snack bowls at the dance. Let me know if you are available. GET INVOLVED!
We started our Team of Teams program on Wednesday, August 27. Ask your son what he thinks about the program.
Vike-Hike is coming on October 1. Information will be sent home. Please make sure you get involved in this school event. This year we will be walking on the track with various Team of Teams activities going on. For further information, contact Mr. Shaw at ext. 232.
The Fathers’ Club annual Car Show is Sunday, September 14 from 9:00-3:00 at STL. For further information, contact Mr. Muting at ext 212.
There will be a Mothers’ Club bake sale on September 4 during the lunch periods. There will be a Fathers’ Club meeting at 7:00 PM on September 9. Mothers’ Club, Fathers’ Club, and Laurenta Club are hosting their annual Chili Cook-off on Thursday, October 16. For more information, check the website.
Laurenta Club Updates:
School calendar at a glance—Important dates—check the full calendar on website.
Monday, August 12-13 Book Sales
Friday, August 15 New teacher meeting
Monday, August 18 Faculty In-service
Tuesday, August 19 Freshmen First Day
Wednesday, August 20 Upperclass first day
Monday, September 1 Labor Day—No classes
Thursday, September 4 Back to School Night/athletic meeting
Sunday, September 7 New Moms’ Tea
Thursday, September 18 Mothers’ Club Vendor Night
Monday, Sept. 29-Sat. Oct. 4 Homecoming Week
Wednesday, October 1 Vike-Hike
Thursday, October 16 Chili Cook-Off
Wednesday, October 15 Testing day
Thursday, October 30 PT conferences—Noon dismissal
Friday, October 31 No classes
Thursday, November 6 Open House
Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 26-28 Thanksgiving Break
Sunday, December 7 Open House
Wednesday-Friday–Dec. 17-19 Semester Finals
Friday, December 19 Christmas break begins after last test
Monday-Sunday, Dec.22-Jan 4 Christmas Break
Monday, January 5 In –service—no classes
Monday, January 19 No classes
Monday, January 26-30 Leadership Week
Monday, February 2 No classes
Tuesday, February 3-6 Vocation Week
Monday, February 16 No classes
Thursday, March 19 PT conferences—4:00-7:00
Friday March 20 No classes-In-service
Friday, April 3-Sunday April 12 Easter Break—No classes
Monday, May 11-13 Senior Finals
Sunday, May 17 Baccaluareate Mass
Monday, May 18 Graduation
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day—No classes
May 28-June1 Final Exams
Tuesday, June 2 Faculty—In-service
Wednesday, June 3 Faculty Day
June 2-5 will be used for emergency closing days