Class of 2022 Parents
April 28, 2022
Dear Class of 2022 Senior Parents,
In 32 days, our seniors will become high school graduates! Wow, what an amazing four years! As your senior class parent representatives, this is our last senior parent email we will be sending. It is imperative that going forward you read every Sunday email from Father Gibbons! We don’t want you to miss any important updates that he may share. The following information is in chronological order but very important so please read all the way through.
- Lock-In Prize Donation - If you signed up to send in a prize for lock-in and haven’t already sent it in, please send it as soon as possible as our lock-in prize team needs to categorize prizes. We would appreciate receiving all prizes by our deadline of Wednesday, May 4. Label the prize clearly with the words Senior Lock-in on it and have your senior leave it with Mrs. Sexton-Warner/SLUH receptionist.
- Senior Follies - April 30 and May 1, at 7pm in the Schulte Theater at SLUH. Tickets can be purchased online at sluh.org/boxoffice
- Cookie Reception/Graduation Party Supply pick up - May 1 after Senior Follies
- An important note from our Graduation Party Supply Chair:
Hello, Fellow Senior Parents! Unfortunately I have news to share regarding the 7' dessert plates that are part of the Graduation Party Supplies orders. The plates originally promised are backordered and will not be available before Senior Follies to be included with your order. Also, though our vendor has scrambled to find us a suitable blue substitute, there are no reputable vendors (in her opinion) who can promise us a blue plate with the Billiken in a timely manner. Our next best option is a white plastic plate with the Billiken that will look just like the napkins and the latex balloons. It is currently in production and is slated to arrive at SLUH in mid-May. Please stay tuned for updates as to their availability for pick up. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience.
If you cannot pick up your order on Sunday, they will be available with Mrs. Sexton-Warner, SLUH receptionist, for retrieval by yourself or your son on Monday by 3pm. Again, my apologies. If you have any other further questions or concerns, give me a call or text. Thank you! Tracy Lawhorn 314-971-4010
- Car Decorating - May 13
While our seniors are in their 10:30 AM graduation meeting at SLUH, let’s surprise them and decorate their cars! Meet in the Science Center lot at 10:45 am with your decorations (streamers, signs, paint pens). Then we will watch them exit the parking lot and cheer them on!
- Senior Prom - May 13
Prom will be held at the Chase Park Plaza, located at 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Everyone must arrive at the Chase no later than 7:15pm. Dinner is served at 7:30 pm. No one is allowed to leave before 11:00pm. Prom is over at 11:30pm.
Tickets are $55 for one, or $110 for two. Below is the link to purchase tickets by credit card. Payment by cash or check can be made to Mr. Becvar in person. Deadline to purchase is 3:15pm Monday May 2. Seniors will also be asked to give names, emergency contact info, and any special dietary requests for all of the tickets they purchase.
On Tuesday, May 3, seniors that are on the final count list can begin reserving table groups (groups of 10) for the dinner portion of prom.
Baccalaureate Mass and Dinner (graduates and parents/step parents only) - May 28
We need an RSVP from EVERY senior. All RSVP inquiries should be directed to Andrea Brockmann, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP by May 4
Contact email@example.com with dietary concerns. Dinner seating will be alphabetical. Centerpieces will be 7” keepsake crystal vases engraved with the SLUH crest and filled with beautiful white roses. They are $30 and will be available to take home after the dinner. Limited quantity available.
Commencement - May 29 1pm Stifel Theater (formerly the Peabody)
All are welcome; no tickets or reserved seating. Graduates must arrive by 12:00pm.
Lock-in - May 29-30 10pm at The Lodge Des Peres.
Graduates are to arrive between 10 and 10:30pm. If a graduate arrives after 10:30pm, his parents will be contacted. The event ends with Mass at 3:00 am; parents are encouraged to volunteer and attend Mass. Graduates leave with their parents by 4:00 am. Students should bring a towel and bathing suit. No other belongings should be brought in, and all belongings are subject to check by the chaperones. The Lodge at Des Peres does not allow bathing suits with zippers, buttons or grommets be worn. T-shirts will be provided in the senior gift package at Baccalaureate and must be worn for entry.
Lock-in Permission Slip - MANDATORY for parents and students to sign. Click HERE for permission slip.
Parents if you would like to volunteer at lock-in, we need lots of volunteers: Sign up HERE.
Senior boys eat a LOT! Please sign up to donate food to help us offset food costs: Sign up HERE.
Lastly, it’s not too late to sign up for CASHBAH’s fun College Care Package and Alumni Moms Party! These parties are a great way to reconnect with 2022 moms!
College Care Package Party - Our 2022 seniors are off to college, so let's send them a care package! Each mom attending brings 25 of one item. We will "shop" the goodies that night and prepare some awesome care packages for our college freshman. Enjoy mocktails, appetizers, and sweet treats while we catch up and pack away! September 19, 2022 7-9 pm at SLUH's Currigan room Donated By: Hosted by: Linda Domeyer, Chris Mittendorf, Carol Swiecicki, Susan Werremeyer, Susan Vanous, Toni Zychinski
Alumni Moms Annual Night Out - Gather with alumni SLUH moms for our traditional Moms Night Out! Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and the company of a great group of women. This fun event will take place September 30, 2022 at 6:30pm at the home of Peggy Luber. Donated By: Hosted by: Dana Booher, Allison Brennan, Angela L'Hommedieu, Sandy Koesterer, Peggy Luber, Chris Mittendorf, Carol Swiecicki, Nancy Parker Tice, Susan Vanous
Class Reunion - May 2023
Exact date and time to be determined. SLUH’s most recent alumni will have a chance to catch up and pick up their yearbooks and enjoy some of STL’s favorite refreshments.
Please email if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and refer to our senior page at www.sluh.org/parents/senior-information for updates. We appreciate all of you who have volunteered your time this year and our many chairs that coordinated our wonderful events. Thanks for making our last school year at our beloved U High such a memorable one.
With our gratitude and appreciation,
Chris Mittendorf, Susan Vanous, and Barb Yemm (Senior Parent Head Representatives)
P.S. If you need Billiken clip art for your graduation decor, here is a link!
I pray that I may let my child live his own life and not the one I wish I had lived. Therefore, guard me against burdening him with doing what I failed to do.
Help me to see his missteps today in perspective against the long road he must travel, and grant me the grace to be patient with his slow pace.
Give me the wisdom to know when to smile at the small mischiefs of his age and when to show firmness against the impulses he fears and cannot handle.
Help me to bear the anguish in his heart through the din of angry words or across the gulf of brooding silence. And having heard, grant me the ability to bridge the gap between us with understanding.
I pray that I may raise my voice more in joy at what he is than vexation at what he is not, so that each day he may grow in sureness of himself.
Help me to regard him with genuine affection so he will feel affection for others. Then give me the strength, O Lord, to free him so he can move strongly on his way.
And today as every day, we pray: We dedicate all our thoughts, words and actions to the greater glory of God. Amen.
Upcoming SENIOR EVENTS
March 1: Deadline to Register for Lock In
March 1: Deadline to order Memory Video ~ Heather Greninger and Joann Rich
March 1: Deadline to order Senior Class Composite ~Linda Domeyer
March 8 and 10 - Stallone's Tuxedo fittings at SLUH OR you can visit a Stallone's prior to March 8
March 27: Mom Prom~ Jennifer LaPresta and Gina Tramelli
April 30 & May 1: Senior Follies
May 13 - Graduation Meeting and Rehearsal
May 13 - Senior Prom at The Chase
May 28: Baccalaureate Mass and Dinner
May 29: Graduation
May 29: Lock-in Party ~ Mia Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Southern, and Jennifer Thomas