Student Life - Special Events

Valentine Family Funeral

As of 8:30am on Thursday, October 10, online signups are closed so that we can process school attendance. Parents wishing to permit your son to attend the funeral at this point should call the Dean of Students' office ASAP.

Because praying for the dead and consoling the bereaved are essentials of the Christian life, students are invited to attend the memorial service of Mr. Gary Valentine, father of Chase Valentine '21. (No students are required to attend.) 

The service will be held on Thursday, October 10, at 10:30am, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church (625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, 77079). Students will report to school busses outside Clay Center at 9:30am.

Students are expected to ride the bus both ways to and from the service. If you need to make other arrangements, please make those separately with the Dean's office, according to regular procedures for absence and early dismissal.

Students will miss some class time, and should notify their second, third, and fourth period teachers before signing up. Students will probably be able to attend fourth period.

Students will have time to eat before they return to class. Please bring a lunch from home if possible, because the timing of our return is uncertain and the dining hall may be closing or closed.

Finally, students and families may appreciate knowing that a wake for Mr. Valentine is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, 6pm–8pm, at Dettling Funeral Home.

Parents: please sign up below to provide permission for your son to attend.

Students: please notify and remind your parents to sign up. We can take signups until Thursday morning, 8:30am. Please dress appropriately to the event: coat and tie are necessary, and muted colors are considered customary.

Let us all pray together for Mr. Valentine, for our brother Chase, and for the Valentine family.

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