FAMILY CONNECTION | January 14, 2021
NO SCHOOL
  • There is no school on Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day with no Morning Griffin Assist on Tuesday, January 19
  • There is no school on Friday, February 12, for auction setup
  • There is no school on Monday, February 15, for Presidents Day
Father-Son Masses
Father-Son Mass is Tuesday, February 2, for Junior and Senior dads and Wednesday, February 3, for Freshman and Sophomore dads. Fathers with multiple sons at Vianney can choose to attend one or both 7:15 am Masses in the Field House. Health screening and masks are required while on campus. Students attending Mass should arrive in dress shirt, tie, dress pants, and belt.
Please register by Friday, January 29, to ensure we safely accommodate everyone and prepare enough grab-and-go breakfasts.
Marianist Heritage Masses
We will be live streaming our Marianist Heritage Masses at 9:30 am on Thursday, January 21, for Juniors and Seniors and Friday, January 22, for Freshmen and Sophomores. It is a Dress Up Day for students. Families are welcome to attend virtually via Griffins TV.
Full Return to Campus Survey
We invite students and their parents to take a few minutes to complete this survey. Your feedback will help us determine, if and when, the entire student body returns to campus. Please submit your response by noon tomorrow, January 15.
Scholarship Applications Due
Vianney is blessed to offer 20 named scholarships, all with varying criteria. Families must submit an application by tomorrow, January 15, to be considered for scholarships and financial aid grants in the 2021-2022 school year. You must reapply each year for financial aid grants. Families receiving a renewable scholarship, who continue to meet all criteria, do not need to reapply.
Academic Support
If a student requires additional academic support, we offer the following resources:
  • Homework Hotel | Monday-Thursday from 2:50-3:50 pm in the Media Center
  • Math Tutoring | Tuesday and Wednesday until 4 pm in Room 208
  • Griffin Assist | 7:45-8:10 am when a student is on campus and 2:10-2:40 pm when a student is online or on campus
Student Counseling Group
We are partnering with Saint Louis Counseling to host a free counseling group for our students. Topics will include coping with stress, anxiety, grief, loss, and any additional concerns students share. The 30-minute weekly sessions begin Monday, January 25, during Afternoon Griffin Assist. We can make accommodations for students who are off campus on Mondays with a few spots still left. Please contact Katie Holman at kholman@vianney.com if your student is interested in participating.
Service Hours
This school year, we will accept service hours performed for family and friends in addition to hours served at charitable organizations and Vianney. Opportunities include sending cards/letters to the homebound, collecting/delivering donations for food pantries, and yardwork for neighbors. All completed service hours must be submitted for verification through Helper Helper.

  • Sophomores and Juniors have until January 31, 2021 to complete their service hour requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. 
  • Freshmen have until the first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year to complete their 20 hours of service.

Please contact Kevin Becvar at kbecvar@vianney.com if you have any questions.
Be a Griffin for a Day
Our Admissions Team invites boys in grades 5 and 6 to Be a Griffin for a Day this Presidents' Day, February 15, from 8 am to 12:30 pm. This free event includes lunch and t-shirt.
Join us for a virtual Trivia Night this Saturday, January 16, at 7 pm. The cost is $15 per player with the event open to ALL, including students! Registration is due tomorrow, January 15.
Even if you cannot attend, consider purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets for $20 each. The winner will be announced Monday, January 18.
VIRTUAL Night of the Griffin
There are a number of ways you can support our virtual auction on Saturday, February 13, including donations via Amazon and Target.
Griffin Guys and Gals Raffles
Enter the Griffin Guys Raffle for a chance to win a Traeger Pro 780 or the Griffin Gals Raffle for a chance to win a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Bag. Tickets are available online; one for $50 or three for $100.
The Traeger Pro 780 pellet grill is valued at $1,070.
The 12.6 x 11.4 x 6.7 inch Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Bag is valued at $1,500.
Want two FREE raffle tickets?
  • Purchase an item on one of our registries by tomorrow, January 15
  • Donate a gift card worth $25 or more and deliver it to our front desk by tomorrow, January 15
We are following the quarantine guidelines of St. Louis County. If a student experiences COVID symptoms or is exposed to COVID, please notify our school nurse at nurse@vianney.com. She will help develop a timeline for the student to safely return to campus. Tracking COVID-19 cases among our students allows us to make informed decisions for the entire community.
ACC Registration & Tuition
During January, Juniors and Seniors enrolled in Advanced College Credit (ACC) courses may register with select universities (SLU, UMSL, Drury, MO State) to earn college credit. Our faculty will provide the instructions, but the universities insist that each student register himself. There have been several cases of parents inadvertently registering themselves instead of their student. A student may need parents to provide information like his Social Security number. Tuition bills not collected as part of registration will likely be sent to the student by mail or email. Look for the bill, usually due in April.  

If you have questions, please contact Dennis Matreci at 314-965-4853 ext 116 or dmatreci@vianney.com.
ACT Prep Course  
If you would like to prepare for the February or March ACT, Sarah Kheriaty is hosting courses beginning this month. It is $350 per student with a $50 discount if a sibling previously took her course.
Lacrosse Registration
Lacrosse has a mandatory meeting for all players and at least one parent/guardian Thursday, January 28, at 7 pm in the Field House. Contact Coach Nate Stein at nstein@vianney.com or Pat Breheny at patbreheny@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Always visit our Athletics Calendar for the latest information as dates and times are subject to change.
MARIANIST MOMENT
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
“It is in prayer that you will find peace for your soul, the strength, enthusiasm, and the means that allow us to multiply our efforts when we are overburdened.”
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.