Viking Voice

January 21, 2021

Car Line

A reminder that you should begin unloading at the statute of St. John LaLande. If your child needs assistance, please pull forward and unload at the corner by Mrs. Wright's car (the black Chevy Trax parked in the first spot). And, please remember to exercise patience and do not pull around vehicles that are unloading. We begin opening school at 7:35 and continue through 7:55 to allow plenty of time for all of our students to arrive and get to class.

My Hot Lunch Box Orders

Orders are going well. There is a hard deadline of noon the day before for all orders. Remember, you must sign up for these lunches through You can pre-order via the calendar on their website. If you have questions, please call Mrs. Mead in the school office.

Catholic Schools Mass

Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The purpose of the week is to highlight the value Catholic education provides to families, the Church, communities and the nation.

Did You Know...

  • The cost to educate each student at SJL is $7,548.
  • Our tuition rate for Catholic families is $5,325.
  • The difference is subsidized through the generosity of SJL parishioners (37% of offertory income comes directly to our school).

To kick-off CSW, we thank our Lord and parish family for the gift of our Catholic school. Every family can get involved! You can:

  1. Celebrate Mass in person by emailing no later than 3pm on Thursday, January 28th. Include your family name, number attending & Mass preference (4:30 Saturday, 8:00 or 10:30 Sunday). COVID protocols will be sent separately.
  2. Join us virtually to offer your prayers during the live stream Mass at 10:30 Sunday morning. The live stream can be found on the St. John LaLande Catholic Church Facebook page.
  3. Briefly share why your family chose Catholic education so we can share our stories with the parish at each of the Masses. Please send your "why we chose Catholic education" statements to Mrs. Wright for inclusion in the bulletin!

Students joining us for Mass are welcome to participate in the entrance procession. We ask that students wear their uniforms to represent our school to the parish. With questions, contact Mrs. Mead in the school office.

Auction RESULTS!

We finally have FINAL numbers from our first ever virtual auction! After a final review, we are thrilled to share that our 2020 auction earned $85,500!

The monies from the auction will be incorporated into our annual 1.5 million dollar budget to help finance salaries, benefits, books, teaching materials, etc. The approximately $28,000 raised in our Fund a Need will renovate bathrooms this summer. Part of the Fund a Need monies are earmarked for our angel fund. We have already received applications for those monies which are for families who have experienced financial loss during the school year and find it difficult to meet their tuition obligation.

A special shout out of THANKS for our co-chairs, Virginia Corbin and Jenny Luttrall!

Look for information soon about the 2021 auction! We are happy to announce that Sharon and Michael Nations have agreed to chair the 2021 event which we anticipate will be LIVE and in Person!

Catholic Schools WEEK!

Catholic School Week January 31 - February 5

Sunday , January 31 Celebrating our Parish

Students will process at Saturday 4pm, Sunday 8am / 10:30 am Mass

Monday , February 1 Celebrating our School

Popping for Catholic Schools ( Bring a pop or juice so you can have at 2:30pm) Sport Team Day with

uniform bottoms

Tuesday, February 2 Celebrating our Community

Wacky Sock Day with uniform!

(Wear your wacky socks!)

Diabetes Awareness Day!!

Bring a homemade card for a newly diagnosed kid and we will collect all cards

and give them to Kids with Courage Foundation. This foundation delivers care boxes for newly

diagnosed diabetic kids.

Wednesday, February 3 Celebrating our Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Day !!

Teacher Luncheon

Hat day with uniform.

Classroom service projects!!!

Thursday, February 4 Celebrating our Families

Students “Dress for Success”

Friday, February 5, Celebrating our Students

Special Treat from H&SA

Student Appreciation Day

“ Spirit Day” with uniform bottoms.

Cafeteria Angel Fund

If you would like to donate to the "angel fund" for families who need some help purchasing the My Hot Lunch Box lunches, please send your cash or check to Mrs. Mead. Also, if you need some help in purchasing a My Hot Lunch Box for your student, let Mrs. Mead know. It's totally confidential!