Dear Parents and Guardians,
To maintain and promote an
atmosphere of family, friendship, and unity, the staff of
St. Lawrence School seeks to help our new and returning
students grow to care for and watch out for each other.
To this end, we are beginning the
Student Family Program, designed to build relationships
across age boundaries. This program is special in that
every student participates and gets to know students in
other grade levels. Eighth grade students will take on
the roles of family leaders. Student
families, made up of members from each grade K-8, will
be assigned their own homerooms, engage in scheduled
activities quarterly, and will be seated together at
all-school masses. Each family leader will be
supervised by a teacher who will help facilitate activities
The first two family activities are
scheduled to occur during the month of December. On
Monday, December 4 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm, all students will
join their student families in their designated homerooms.
Family leaders will engage the students in fun, get-to-know
each other games, which will help the students learn about
each other and grow in comfort being together. When
the games are complete, the students will return to their
regular homerooms for dismissal.
On Wednesday, December 20, the
student families will attend the 9:00 am Christmas Mass
together, and be seated with the family's designated
homeroom teacher. We cordially invite you, the parents
and guardians, to attend this event and see the unity as it
grows between the students.
We are very excited about this new
program, as it will further unite us as a St. Lawrence
The Student Family Program Committee
Miss Breitner, Teacher
Mr. Hilvers, Teacher
Miss Huebchen, Teacher
Mrs. Reder, School Counselor
cc: Mrs. Joesting, St.