Vike-Link March, 2014
From the Office of the Principal,
We will make up the snow days on Monday, April 21. Please make the necessary adjustments.
I want to thank all who attended the Mother/Son Dance in February. It was a wonderful evening. The dance floor was filled, the food was awesome, the photo booth was getting a workout, and sons were dancing with their moms.
I hope all can attend the Mothers’ Club Super Bingo on Sunday, March 2. Doors open at 12:00 PM. Bingo begins at 2:00 PM. Even if you never played bingo before, come on out and enjoy a wonderful afternoon.
We will have a tornado drill on Tuesday, March 4. This is a drill that is conducted nationally each year at this time.
The Junior Prom is Friday, March 7 at the Oak Lawn Hilton.
National Honor Society Induction Mass is Sunday, March 9 at 10:00 AM.
The Fathers’ Club Father/Son Lock-in is Saturday, March 15. Information as handed out to the boys during their lunch periods.
Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, March 20 from 4:00-7:00 PM
Spring Break begins Friday, March 21. Classes resume on Monday, March 31.
There will be some changes to the daily schedule, weekly and yearly calendar, and class periods for next year. The changes and the school calendar will be published in the April Vike-Link.
Congratulations to the STL-Queen of Peace Band. The band finished third in the State of the Art Band Competition in February. Congratulations to John Gahagan, Frank Tomaskovic, Kyle Tetlow, and Brandon Ramos who represented STL at the IHSA wrestling tournament.
Senior Parents: There is a mandatory meeting of seniors and their parents on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 PM. This meeting will give the parent and students much end-of-the-year information concerning seniors. Please mark this date on your calendar
Lord Jesus, at the beginning of our Easter break we thank you for the joy of your resurrection, which our time away from school celebrates. Help us to have a safe, renewing Easter break so we may return to school refreshed and rested. Fill each one of us with the power of new life. We pray in your Holy Spirit and in your holy name. Amen.
Saint Laurence, pray for us. Blessed Edmund, pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.
We will be making up a snow day on Monday, April 21. Please mark your calendar.
We are all looking forward to welcoming SPRING I’m sure!!! Only a few more weeks!
We have a few things coming up in March ~ We are always looking for volunteers for all of our upcoming events so if you can help out by volunteering your time or sending in a dessert or baked good, please contact Gina Novak @ email@example.com
March 2nd: Super Bingo!!! Doors open at noon, games begin at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00/1.00 door cards. We are looking for volunteers for this event. If you can volunteer your time, come any time after 10 am or if you would rather send in a dessert, we would appreciate that as well! For more information, contact the St. Laurence Mothers’ Club @ 708-458-6900 ext. 411.
March 9th: NHS Induction
March 18th: St. Joseph’s Table ~ Combined meeting with Laurenta & Fathers’ Clubs. 7 pm in the Cafeteria. All are welcome~desserts or sides appreciated.
March 31st: Planning Meeting 7 pm in the Cafeteria
We are already looking forward to our 2014/2015 school year and will soon be forming our new board. If you are interested or have any questions regarding the Mothers’ Club,
contact the St. Laurence Mothers’ Club @ 708-458-6900 ext. 411.
The next ACT Test will be held here at St. Laurence on April 12, 2014. The deadline for registration is March 7. Late registration is until March 21. You may register at www.ACT.org
A great big THANK YOU is extended to all of the Laurenta members who volunteered at the Mother/Son dance. Your help was greatly appreciated.
Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Leadership Center. Please note the change of date. Please bring something to share with the members for a snack.
The Edmund Rice Guild’s “Souper Bowl” dinners will be held on Thursday, March 13, from 5:30 – 8:00 PM and on Tuesday, April 1, from 5:30 – 8:00 PM also. This is a special Lenten meal. Please join Laurenta and Br. Smyth to support the Guild.
Please support Mothers’ Club by attending their BINGO on Sunday, March 2.
The doors open at noon, the games start at 2:00 PM.
There will be a COMBINED MEETING of Mothers’ Club, Fathers’ Club and Laurenta on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. This meeting will feature a St. Joseph’s Table. Laurenta members are being asked to bring a dessert.
According to Laurenta by-laws, the Executive Committee shall be chosen for the ensuing two years at the April general meeting, in even numbered years. We will be seeking a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Membership Chairperson.
Seniors are reminded that Christian Service is a graduation requirement and they should have the documentation of their service hours in by Monday, April 14. Service hour sheets are always available on the school’s home-page under “Online Forms.”
Ash Wednesday is March 5. We will be offering ashes to students throughout the day including before school and parents are welcome to drop in and participate.
The Campus Ministry Office will be hosting two special family events during Lent in the form of a “Souper Bowl.” On Thursday, March 13, and Tuesday, April 15, a simple bread and soup meal will be available for all members of the STL community. Come with your family and share a simple meal with other STL families. Any family interested in providing a pot of soup for either date is asked to contact Brother Tim Smyth.
The Bishops describe the purpose of Lent in the following: “By the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving and prayer the church keeps Lent from Ash Wednesday until the evening of Holy Thursday. All of the faithful and the catechumens should undertake serious practice of these three traditions. Failure to observe penitential days totally or a substantial number of such days must be considered serious.”
They also describe the Lenten Regulations as: Abstinence from meats is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. The special Paschal Fast and abstinence are prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday
The upcoming, bigger-and-better-than-ever 2014 STL Final Four Extravaganza is just a month away. This year’s event, to be held on April 5th from 4:00 PM to midnight looks to be the most successful yet. We will be featuring a large casino, a big raffle, expanded craft beer tasting, and NCAA basketball-watching on huge video screens. This year’s event will be held in the STL gymnasium. The “Evening of Basket and Bucks” needs a large number of volunteers to be a success, especially blackjack dealers. Don’t worry – we’ll even provide training for novices. Please consider donating your time and talent to this important fundraiser. Kindly contact Mr. Adam Lotus (extension 237) in our Institutional Advancement Office for tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and volunteer information.
Next month, on Saturday, April 26th, the school’s alumni office will hold its annual Deceased Alumni Memorial Liturgy at 4:30 PM in the school’s library. Everyone is invited to join us to remember those Viking men who have passed on to eternal life. Mass will be celebrated by Father Norm Trela, followed by a light reception hosted by our office. For more information, contact Ed Kozak at extension 244.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everybody. May the luck of the Irish always be with you.
Saturday, MARCH 1, 2014
Registration for the Class of 2018
Library……………..8 to 11 AM
Sunday, MARCH 2, 2014
Mothers’ Club……Super Bingo
Games begin………2:00 PM
Monday, MARCH 3, 2014
Meeting Schedule…Dismissal at 1:57 PM
Tuesday, MARCH 4, 2014
Team of Teams…Regular Schedule
Thursday, MARCH 6, 2014
Friday, MARCH 7, 2014 (tentative)
Jr. Prom w/ Queen of Peace
Oak Lawn Hilton.7-10:30 PM
Saturday, MARCH 8, 2014
Solo & Ensemble Band Competitions
North Foyer…..8:00 AM to Noon
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Move clocks forward 1 hour
Sunday, MARCH 9, 2014
NHS Mass & Induction
Reception to follow……..
Monday, MARCH 10, 2014
Meeting Schedule.1:57 PM Dismissal
Tuesday, MARCH 11, 2014
Wednesday, MARCH12, 2014
Laurenta Club….General Meeting
Leadership Center………7:00 PM
Thursday, MARCH 13, 2014
“Souper Bowl” Dinner
Cafeteria………5:30 – 8:30 PM
Friday, MARCH 14, 2014
END OF 3RD QUARTER
Saturday, MARCH 15, 2014
Grade School Band Competition
Fathers’ Club….Father/Son Lock In
Tuesday, MARCH 18, 2014
Mothers’ Club, Fathers’ Club and
Laurenta Club Combined Meeting
St. Joseph’s Table…7PM…Cafeteria
Thursday, MARCH 20, 2014
Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM
Friday, MARCH 21, 2014
No Classes…..Faculty Inservice
Spring Break Begins
Spring Break March 21 – 30, 2014
Wednesday, MARCH 26, 2014
Mothers’ Club….Market Day Pickup
5:30 – 6:00 PM….Cafeteria
Monday, MARCH 31, 2014
School Resumes…Meeting Schedule
Dismissal at 1:57 PM
Mothers’ Club…Planning Meeting
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Final Four Extravaganza
4 – 12 AM…..Gymnasium