FAMILY CONNECTION | September 24, 2020
DragonDogs International performed on campus this week while students enjoyed Chick-fil-A or Gioia's Deli for lunch.
Parent Giving Challenge
We recently mailed a letter encouraging you to participate in the Parent Giving Challenge. You can send your donation in the return envelope included with your letter or online. Make your donation by December 1 to help your son's class win the challenge!
No School
  • There is NO SCHOOL Friday, September 25-Monday, September 28. Classes resume Tuesday, September 29.
  • There is NO SCHOOL Wednesday, October 14, unless a student is taking the PSAT that day.
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be held virtually Tuesday, October 13, 5-7 pm and Wednesday, October 14, 8-11 am and 12-3 pm. Look for registration information in the weeks ahead.
Student Mobile Numbers
If students wish to receive text reminders from school this year, please complete the brief form by this Monday, September 28.
Text Messages
To ensure parents receive important texts from the school, text “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 from your mobile phone. You will receive a confirmation text if you successfully enrolled. If you do not receive a confirmation, please visit Blackbaud to update your mobile number as needed.
Kickoff with Kyren
We invite Juniors and Seniors Saturday, October 10, for Kickoff with Kyren at 6 pm to watch Kyren Williams '19 and Notre Dame vs Florida State. Look for registration information in the weeks ahead.
We encourage Juniors and Seniors to register for the flu vaccine. It will be administered by the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis this Tuesday, September 29, and on Tuesday, October 20.
You must also complete and present the appropriate consent form to receive the vaccine.

Email Erin Foerstel, RN or Laura Madden, RN at if you have any questions.
Thank you to our Freshman and Sophomore families for your patience with our first Flu Clinic on campus.

REMINDER | Proper mask wearing means the mask goes over the nostrils. If your mask is stretched out, we can provide a replacement. And, don't forget to wear a mask when carpooling with other students!
Weekly Mass
Students are invited to celebrate Mass most Wednesdays at 7:25 am with Fr. Michael Chiuri in our Curé of Ars Chapel.
Service Hours
We know that during these challenging times, the need for service is more important than ever. That is why this school year we will accept service hours performed for family and friends in addition to hours served at charitable organizations and Vianney.

  • Sophomores and Juniors have until December 31, 2020 to complete their service hour requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. All completed service hours must be submitted for verification through Helper Helper.
  • Freshmen will have until the first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year to complete their 20 hours of service with access to Helper Helper given at their Freshmen Retreat.

Please contact Kevin Becvar at if you have any questions.
School Picture Retakes
School pictures can be retaken if needed on Wednesday, September 30, or Thursday, October 1, between 7:45 and 8:10 am during Griffin Assist. Students should arrive in shirt and tie with the option to change after their photo. Please complete the online form if you want to purchase photos from Tom Paule Photography.
Senior Quilt Square
We sent quilt squares to families shortly after Labor Day in their Senior Packet. It included instructions on how to decorate your square. If you did not receive a quilt square, please contact Lisa Hackett at 314-965-4853 ext 147 or to celebrate this senior class tradition.
Griffin Gear Store
Our Griffin Gear Store is open to students and parents on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:15-9:15 am and 2:45-3:15 pm. It is also open on the first Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:30 am. The online store is open 24/7 for your convenience.
If you have ideas for items Griffin Gear should offer, please contact Tim McVey ’76 at as sales support the school.
ACT Prep Course  
If you would like to prepare for the December ACT, Sarah Kheriaty is hosting a Zoom course beginning November 4. It is $350 per student with a $50 discount if a sibling previously took her course.
Please contact Sarah Kheriaty at if you have any questions.
A+ Scholarship Program
The deadline for Seniors to register for the A+ Scholarship Program is Wednesday, September 30. Please see your counselor in the Leadership Center to register after visiting the website for eligibility guidelines.
College reps from the following schools will be available virtually in the Leadership Center at 7:45 am. Please register via Naviance at least 24 hours in advance to attend.

  • October 1 | University of Missouri-Columbia (MIZZOU)
  • October 6 | Truman State University
  • October 8 | Saint Louis University
  • October 8 | Lake Forest College
College Counseling invites you to explore virtual opportunities as our annual college fair in September was cancelled.

Register for a Fall MEGA Visit to learn about K-State, MO State, Alabama, Kentucky, and Mizzou in a 45-minute presentation hosted by all five schools.
There are fairs currently hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling on October 12, October 18, and November 8.
The Missouri Association of College Admission Counseling is offering 180 virtual sessions on college planning, career information, financial aid & scholarships, military options, and more. The 45-minute interactive sessions are open through October 8.
ACC Courses
Saint Louis University is hosting Zoom meetings for high school parents who want to learn more about their 1818 Program. You can attend a meeting tonight, September 24, from 6 to 7 pm.
Meeting ID: 954 6380 1057
Password: 1818
Choosing a College
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis' Student Advising Program offers free, unbiased information when choosing a college. They invite students to attend their online workshops, schedule one-on-one appointments, and review videos on financial aid.
School Counseling
We invite families to read this quarter's School Counseling newsletter for important information about test dates, colleges, mental health, and more.
Our school counselors offer a variety of services for students that promote personal development and well-being.
Voter Registration
Students turning 18 on or before November 3 should register with Dennis Matreci in the Leadership Center by September 30 to vote in the upcoming election. Students should also register with him for Selective Service within 30 days of turning 18 to be eligible for federal financial aid for college. This is not a military draft registration but is required by federal law.
Visit our Athletics page for schedules and updates for each sport.
School Lunch
The Daily Lunch Order Form can be found under the Resources tab in Blackbaud and should be submitted by 8:30 am to order lunch for that day. Griffins' Cafe now offers a hot sandwich every day but Wednesday.
Faculty Alex Borje shares the importance of trying new things like band and wrestling.

Faculty Focus introduces you to members of our faculty to learn what inspires them to teach.
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
“Be really faithful to the Lord, not as a slave through fear, but as a good son through love.”
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.