Vike Link July 2015
From the Office of the Principal,
I hope you are all having a great summer. Just a few reminders:
Please monitor your son’s use of technology. Facebook, Twitter; etc. are becoming major issues in schools. We will be monitoring these sites closely. Students using these sites inappropriately in the name of St. Laurence may be suspended or expelled. Please speak to your son about this.
Due to the warm weather to begin school each year, students may wear shorts and gym shoes with socks with their STL polo shirt to school to begin the year. Khaki, black, or navy blue shorts may be worn until Friday, October 2. No athletic short or jean shorts may be worn. If you have any questions, please call me.
There will be a parent orientation for all grade levels: Freshmen parents— Sunday, August 16 at 11:00 AM; and sophomore, junior, and senior parents on Monday, August 17 at 7:00 PM. We want to make sure we continue to communicate with parents. These meetings will kick-off the school year. More information will be in future Vike-Links and part of the August mailing.
Some important dates: The entire calendar will be out in August.
August 11-12 Book Sale days
August 17 First day for Freshmen
August 19 Upperclassmen First day
September 7 Labor day—No classes
September 9 Back to School Night
Sept. 14-19 Homecoming Week
October 7 Vike Hike
October 29 Parent/teacher Conferences
Dec.19-Jan. 3 Christmas Break
March 23 Parent/teacher conferences
March 24-April 3 Spring Break
May 22 Baccalaureate Mass
May 23 Graduation
May 27 Last Day of Classes
Each year in my opening speech to the students and the parents I speak about involvement at St. Laurence. I tell the students to get involved in athletics, clubs or the myriad of extracurricular activities that we have at STL. Colleges look at student involvement as the final piece of the puzzle when accepting students. I will continue to stress involvement to our students.
We need parents to get involved in STL as well. The Mothers’ and Fathers’ Club needs your help and expertise. Only a small percentage of STL parents and guardians participate in the parent clubs. The Mothers’ Club and Fathers’ Club members will be in contact with you. They will ask for your help on various events or for your attendance and support of these events.
This is your opportunity to get involved in your son’s education. I know we are all busy and may not have time to attend every meeting or every event, but when you get the school calendar highlight the dates of the Club meetings and events. You will not be disappointed. You will see a whole other side of STL.
Have a great summer! See you in August.
St. Laurence, pray for us. Blessed Edmund, pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.
Mr. James C. Muting