FAMILY CONNECTION | January 28, 2021
Our Marianist Award Ceremony today honored students and educators who have distinguished themselves with our faculty and administration.
Black & Gold Day
Students may wear official Vianney logo clothing tomorrow, January 29. Sweatpants and shorts are acceptable.
Full Return to Campus
We are prepared for the entire student body to continue on campus Monday, February 1. Students are expected to follow all the health and safety protocols established in the first semester. We will evaluate the impact of COVID on our community and adjust our school schedule and events as needed. Your commitment to following COVID protocols off campus allows us to more safely gather on campus each day.
Lunch Orders
Students who want to purchase lunch from Griffins' Café must place their order by 8:30 am that day. Seniors are not allowed to leave campus for lunch. For $5, you receive a bottle of water, bag of chips, and two chocolate chip cookies with your sandwich option.

The Daily Lunch Order form is located under the Resources tab in Blackbaud.
Griffin Assist
We will continue to offer Morning Griffin Assist 7:45-8:10 am every school day but Thursday and Afternoon Griffin Assist 2:10-2:40 pm every school day. Please check the school calendar for class meetings and other events scheduled during Griffin Assist.
Father-Son Mass
Father-Son Mass is Tuesday, February 2, for ALL students and their dads. Join us at 7:15 am in the Field House. Health screenings and masks are required while on campus. Students should arrive in dress shirt, tie, dress pants, and belt. Please register by tomorrow, January 29, to ensure we safely accommodate everyone and prepare enough grab-and-go breakfasts.
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be held virtually Thursday, February 25, 5-7 pm and Friday, February 26, 8-11 am and 12-3 pm. Parents will receive links next month to register online with each of your son's teachers. There are no classes for students February 26.
NO SCHOOL
  • There is no school on Friday, February 12, for auction setup
  • There is no school on Monday, February 15, for Presidents Day
  • There are no classes on Friday, February 26, for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Eagle Scout Scholarship
Students who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout are invited to apply for the Nick and John Allen Family Eagle Scout Scholarship. The $1,000, non-renewable scholarship asks applicants to answer the following in a 500-word essay: "In what ways has this pandemic changed the scouting experience and society? Using the scout oath and law, how can these be implemented to combat such unprecedented times? What can you, with the possible help from Vianney, do to adjust and improve both the scouting experience and society moving forward?"
Applications for the 2021-22 school year are due Friday, February 5.
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 this Sunday, January 31, 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.
Golf for 12 at Tapawingo
Bid on a chance for you and 11 friends to enjoy championship golf at Tapawingo National Golf Club with complimentary food, beer, and soft drinks on a mutually agreeable date and time.
Donated by The Boccardi Families
House Sponsorships
You can host an "auction table" and view the program together with one of our house sponsorships. We'll take care of dinner and deliver it to you on auction night!

Gold House Sponsor | $2,500
  • website, social media & cellular bidding site promotion 
  • dinner for 10, champagne, beer, and Vianney swag delivered to your home
Silver House Sponsor | $750
  • website, social media & cellular bidding site promotion 
  • $250 local restaurant gift card and Vianney swag delivered to your home
Volunteer Drivers Needed
We are looking for drivers to help make auction deliveries February 12 and 13. Please contact Kelly Mueller at kmueller@vianney.com or 314-965-4853, ext 145 if you can help.
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.
Straight A Tickets
Students who received a voucher last spring for two baseball tickets for the 2020 season may still redeem them with the Cardinals Box Office. As always, redemption is based on availability and lost vouchers cannot be replaced. Contact the Cardinals at 314-345-9500 if you have any questions. We do not have any information yet on the 2021 Straight A Program.
ACC Registration & Tuition
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 April ACT, Sarah Kheriaty is hosting courses. It is $350 per student with a $50 discount if a sibling previously took her course.
Hockey Playoffs
Congratulations to our defending state champions as they enter the playoffs. The three games will be livestreamed: Friday by Kirkwood, Saturday by Griffins TV, and Monday by De Smet.
Lacrosse Registration
Lacrosse has a mandatory meeting for all players and at least one parent/guardian tonight, 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
“Baptism and faith cause the life of Jesus Christ to begin in us, and it is thus that we are, so to say, conceived of the Holy Spirit; but we must, like the Savior, be born of the Virgin Mary.”
We ask that you keep the following members of our school community in your prayers:
  • Andrew Knirr '21
  • Peter Gilmore '23
  • Karen Gauvain, wife of faculty Dave Gauvain
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.