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Fr. Mark T. Watkins, Pastor
Fr. Erwin J. Bertke, Resident Priest
Sr. Helen Julia Hahn, S.C., Pastoral Minister
Fr. Mark T. Watkins, Pastor

Fr. Erwin J. Bertke, Resident Priest
Sr. Helen Julia Hahn, S.C., Pastoral Minister
Mrs. Alma Lee Joesting, Principal
Mr. Jerry Schaedle, Organist


Values for a Lifetime

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Schools office is sponsoring a referral program which will run from November 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, with a drawing set for July 1, 2006.  You can win free tuition to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic elementary or secondary school of your choice for your child or any child you choose.  Visit their website to learn more about the "Ask Anyone Referral Program" Giveaway.



One of the things that you promised to do when you enrolled your child in St. Lawrence was to come to a parent/student/teacher conference.  Studies have shown that when parents and teachers work together, children are more successful in school.  The teachers are looking forward to meeting you next week to discuss your child's progress.  You received your conference time last week, but if you have any questions, please call the school office at 921-4996. 

Next week the students will come to school regular hours on Monday.  On Tuesday we will have a 1:00 dismissal (no breakfast or lunch served) so that conferences can start at 2:00.  Then we are off the rest of the week for Thanksgiving. 


BOOK FAIR: There are books for all ages along with many other activity kits, computer games, posters, and all types of school supplies.  All money raised is put right back into our school library fund to purchase new books, Accelerated Reader quizzes and items for the Accelerated Reader store.  It has been proven that Reading is a major part of a successful school experience and good grades are often a wonderful side effect.  Please visit the school library with your child during conferences and feel free to take a look at all we have to offer.  THE BOOK FAIR WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY AND MONDAY AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 3:30 AND TUESDAY FROM 2:00 UNTIL 9:00.


At this time of Thanksgiving, I am very grateful for the parents of St. Lawrence.  You are very special; you give of your time and talent to make St. Lawrence a better school.  I appreciate your willingness to work in the cafeteria, on the playground, in the classrooms, and at Bingo.  The people who are on our PTO Board and Education Commission do much good for our school.  St. Lawrence just wouldn't be the same without your generosity! 

We are blessed with an understanding faculty and staff.  Our teachers spend countless hours beyond their teaching time for the benefit of the children.  They go to workshops, prepare meaningful activities to help children learn, and monitor before and after school activities - all for no extra pay.  They make St. Lawrence a wonderful place to learn and grow!

May you have a blessed Thanksgiving!




Girls basketball is right around the corner. The season starts the beginning of February, however, we must have our numbers for teams to the league by mid December. It is important that you sign your child up now, if you want to ensure a spot on a team. Late sign-ups will only be accepted if we need players on a team. Sign-ups will take place the following times and places:

Mon, Nov. 20th, 7-8:00 pm in the gym

Fees are $35 per child and a max. of $70 per family. Parents must be a member of the Athletic Association, accomplished by payment of an annual membership dues of $5. Fees are not required at sign-ups, but will be before the child receives a uniform. Questions, please contact John Salter, Girls B-Ball Coordinator @ 347-6624.

COACHES - Anyone interested in coaching, regardless of whether you coached last year or not, should contact me before December 15th.



Floats are to report to the horseshoe by 9 am for judging.  The floats will move up to their positions at 9:30.  After the parade, there will be a petting zoo, pony rides, pictures with Santa, clowns and balloon artist - St. Lawrence Choir will be singing, and of course, there will be hot chocolate and cookies at St. Lawrence!


RECYCLE:  You can recycle newspaper, magazines, shopping catalogs, office and school papers, and mail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at our school.  We earn money for paper dropped off at our green and yellow Abitibi Paper Retriever bin (back of Church, next to the dumpsters).  No plastic, glass, metals, trash, cardboard or wood please!

















  • Miles Christi will be offering MONTHLY DAYS OF RECOLLECTION starting on November 19, 2006.  The Monthly Days of Recollection will be held at Divine Mercy Parish (Sacred Hearth Church), 318 Division St., Bellevue, KY, beginning at 12:45 pm and ending at 4:30 pm.  For questions, please contact Colleen Kunath at (859) 781-8010 or Charlene Schell at (513) 733-4327.






If you wish to place an announcement in the Laurentian and/or the school's Parent Update, please contact Mrs. Catanzaro.   



Every year Hal Manufacturing donates sweatshirts to a local school.  This year they have chosen St. Lawrence!  Next month every child in our school will receive a free red sweatshirt with a St. Lawrence Eagle on it.  The children will be able to wear these to school as a uniform sweatshirt.  Order forms must be returned no later than November 21st.



will begin meeting on November 30th (after Thanksgiving).  Meetings will be held on Thursdays after school until 3:45 pm in Mrs. Franzosa's classroom, Room 102.  This club is for grades 3-6.  Any Junior High student who wishes to participate must contact Mrs. Aufermann or Mrs. Franzosa.



If you are considering a picture "retake" on Wednesday, November 29, you must return the complete picture packet (with the pictures) from your first "sitting."  If you were absent on picture day, you need to fill out a packet and return it with your money on November 29.



St. Lawrence School is in need of a speech therapist two days/week.  If you are interested in this position, please call Alma Lee Joesting at 921-4996.


Items may be picked up in the Cafeteria on November 22nd from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.


Around Town


$10,000 grand prize + cash awards and prizes.  Tickets $100 each (only 1200 sold) - call Pete Buschelman at 821-7125.  Winners drawn by Archbishop Pilarczyk at Cathedral reception on 12/9/06.  Provides tuition aid to low income students attending eight urban Catholic elementary schools.

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