FAMILY CONNECTION | August 15, 2019
Students were welcomed on the first day of school by faculty and staff as student council members handed out donuts.
Picture Day
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will have their school pictures taken on Tuesday, August 20. Students should wear shirt and tie. Seniors who have not had their Senior Picture taken will need to wear a shirt, tie, and jacket.

Please download and complete the Picture Day Form and bring it August 20 even if you do not intend to purchase a photo package as the form is used by Tom Paule Photography to create students' photo IDs.
Back to School Night
Parents are invited to meet their son's teachers on Wednesday, August 21, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Parents also interested in learning about the new student information software called Blackbaud can attend parent help sessions from 6-6:30 pm or 7:30-8 pm in Griffins' Cafe and visit the online Blackbaud Reference Guide.
Students in grades 10-12 will be introduced to Blackbaud during their class meetings next week with freshmen having completed their training during orientation.
Parents' Club Meeting
Parents are invited to the first Parents' Club meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 5, at 7 pm in Griffins' Cafe. The topic will be the new student information software called Blackbaud. Parents who attend will be entered into a raffle for free textbooks.
Parent Presentations
Thank you to our freshmen and senior parents who attended this week's parent presentations. Please select the links provided if you want to revisit the presentations .
Please note that the correct email for Marsha Dempsey in our Counseling Department is mdempsey@vianney.com .
Vianney Mixer
All students in grades 9-12 are invited to the Vianney Mixer hosted by our Student Council. The mixer is Saturday, August 24, from 7-10 pm with students able to leave at 9:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $7 in Griffins' Cafe during lunch or for $10 at the door.
Grandparents' Mass & Breakfast
Our 2019 Grandparents' Mass & Breakfast is Sunday, September 8. Please ensure we have current addresses for your grandparents.
YOUR INVESTMENT
Thank you for helping Vianney raise $1.39 million to fuel our students' successes in the 2018-2019 school year. Visit the Giving tab at vianney.com to learn more about supporting the Griffins of today and tomorrow. ink
Lacrosse Meeting
Students interested in playing lacrosse are invited to an informational meeting with their parents on September 3 from 7-7:30 pm in Griffins' Cafe. Learn about fall activities, key dates, and the spring season. This is not a sign-up meeting but just information for new and returning players. Please contact Club President John Celeslie at jpceleslie@gmail.com o r Nate Stein at  nstein@vianney.com if you have any questions.
School Calendar
We encourage families to view and download our Google Calendar for all of our events in the 2019-20 school year.
Griffins' Cafe
Vianney will offer MySchoolBucks as our payment system beginning August 26. Students should bring cash or existing cafe cards until that date. MySchoolBucks allows you to deposit up to $150 at a time to an online student account to securely pay for meals in Griffins' Cafe. Visit MySchoolBucks or download the mobile app to register your student using his formal name and birthdate. There is a $2.49 program fee per deposit. Cash and existing cafe cards will continue to be accepted in Griffins' Cafe.
Cafe Volunteers Needed
How can parents get involved at Vianney? Contact  Chris Amelung at camelung@vianney.com  to learn about helping in Griffins' Cafe.
ACT Prep Course
 Are you taking the ACT this school year? Consider the ACT Prep Course offered at Vianney before taking the national exam.
DID YOU KNOW?
Today's Mass of the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary was celebrated by Fr. Andrew Auer , a member of Vianney's Class of 2012 and Griffin of the Year. We invite you to watch his homily online.
MARIANIST MOMENT
"Our work is great; it is magnificent. If it is universal, it is because we are the missionaries of Mary who says to us: "Do whatever He will tell you!" Yes, we are all missionaries. To each of us the most Blessed Virgin has confided a mandate to work at the salvation of our brothers [and sisters] in the world."

~Bl. William Joseph Chaminade, 1839