Posted on September 27, 2018 · Posted in Uncategorized

Online Spirit Shop Open
Our online spirit shop is open! Gear up with some sharp new apparel, with men’s, women’s and youth sizes available. The shop deadline has been extended to this Friday, September 28. Ordering is simple – just visit and enter the code “VikingSTL” to see everything we have to offer and make your purchase. Orders will ship straight to you and typically take around 3-4 weeks to reach the home after the shop closes. Please contact the Athletic Office with any questions.

Shadow Days for Prospective Students
If you have a 6th, 7th or 8th grader at home, please make sure they shadow at St. Laurence! This is a great way to see what a day at St. Laurence is like. Two great opportunities are coming up on Friday, October 5 or Monday, October 8 for the Columbus Day holiday. There will be free sports clinics on both days. To sign up, please visit

CTA Ventra Cards
CTA Ventra cards are now available. Please see Mrs. Castro-Lagunas to purchase one. All Ventra cards bought last year need to be renewed in order to be eligible for the student fare.

Grandparents’ Day Pictures
Pictures from today’s Grandparents’ Day are available in our Facebook album.

Vike Hike
If you have not done so yet, please remember to hand in the funds you raised for Vike Hike! Vike Hike is next Wednesday, October 3.

Parents’ Club Update
Thanks for joining us at the September meeting where we learned about recognizing, handling anxiety and stress! Also, thank you to the many families who have submitted annual membership dues. If you haven’t done so, please submit to the main office as soon as possible.
Next event….Super Bingo! Volunteers are needed for Sunday Super Bingo Oct 7th @ 2pm. Please sign up to volunteer at: Website:

When you sign up, you will be contacted within the next week for more details. Please have in mind which area you’d like to volunteer in. The suggested shifts include
(1) set up 10 am – noon
(2) selling raffle tickets/pull tabs etc… noon – 2 pm
(3) servicing patrons during Bingo games..2 pm – 5 pm
(4) Baked good donations needed & can be dropped off @STL…10 am -noon

Truly a fun event, if you can’t volunteer…..please come out and play and bring a friend!
Hope to see you Sunday October 7th!

Shedd The Straw
St. Laurence and Country House are proud to partner with the Shedd Aquarium for the “SHEDD THE STRAW” initiative. The goal of SHEDD THE STRAW is to inspire people to remove single-use plastic straws from their everyday life in order to reduce the amount of plastic pollution that enters our oceans, lakes and rivers. Americans use an estimated 500 million straws a day—the same weight as 1,000 cars, which is close to 3 million pounds. Straws do not biodegrade naturally in the environment. Because they are also nearly impossible to recycle, and most straw-users trash their plastic straws when done, every straw ever used most likely still exists on this planet, even if as smaller pieces of plastic.

Picture Day Make Up
If a student needs a make up or retake for their school pictures, they will take place on Tuesday, October 9. On November 7, there will be a yearbook-only picture day for seniors who did not take their senior picture over the summer. If you want to take a full session of senior pictures with different poses you can call to book an appointment at the studio in Mokena by calling (630) 910-6800. The deadline is November 6.