Dear Parents,

Welcome it's for real.

Busy week here in the evenings, Back to School for K-5 Tuesday, Home and School (HSA) and School Advisory Board (SAB) meetings on Wednesday night and Back to School for 6-8 Thursday night. It all makes me very grateful for the adults who care so much about this school community. The adults who come up to be a part of their child's education by visiting the classrooms. The adults who volunteer to man the table at Back to School Nights. The adults who sign up for the Week of the Arts or the Bulldog 5K or the Mission Fair or to be Room Parents. The adults who have already given four figure donations to the Annual Fund. The adults who volunteer to serve on the HSA or the SAB. So many people...helping in so many ways. I know that every school community feels they are special...but we really are.

Thank you to everyone who has already stepped up to help out this year. New families, if you came to Back to School Night, you saw the raft of options for volunteering and getting involved. If you didn't find something that hit your sweet spot...I guarantee you Grace McNicholas, our HSA president, would be happy to help you find a niche. If you get involved, you are likely to get more involved and you will have a great time doing it.

Attention golfers and hackers: Be sure to save the date for the Monsignor Smyth Golf Tournament- October15th! 

Chris Kelly

September 17 - 20 is an A week
for lunch duty.   
Hot lunch is $18.00 for the week.  
Click here to sign up for lunch duty.
Click here to download the lunch menu.
Click here to order lunch online.
The HSA is looking for 4 parents to  head up our Spirit Wear initiative this year. 
If interested, please email Grace McNicholas at

Pizza Sale
Friday, September 21

Immediately following 12:30pm dismissal in the auditorium 
Pizza supplied by Potomac Pizza

Enjoy a slice of pizza, a drink (soda or water), and a dessert all for only $5.00!!

All are welcome, including siblings, parents, and caregivers.
Pick up by 1pm from the auditorium.

*Sponsored by the 8th grade*

All school volunteers must complete a volunteer application, an electronic background check, and a Virtus session.

Registration for all currently scheduled training sessions is available at Please select New Registrant to view a list of sessions. Search Washington, DC (archdiocese) from the drop down.

There will be a Virtus training session held at BSS on September 27 at 6:30pm.

To complete a background check, please email Colleen Molloy at .
Join the Band!!
Open to all 4th - 8th graders!

30 minute group lessons once a week during the school day, on a rotating schedule.
Students with a minimum of one year experience will also have after school band rehearsal every Tuesday until 4:15pm.

Band begins on Tuesday, September 25.

Register online now at
Sodality is for all women! 

Please come explore what Sodality is all about at "Wine on the Porch" which is Sodality's  new members recruiting event.  Many school moms are already members, doing a little work for the parish, charity work for organizations in the DC area, supporting each other and of course, having fun!  It's a great way to connect with other school moms and parish women! 

When:   Thursday, September 20
Time:   7pm-9pm
Where:  address upon rsvp

Every fall parents in each grade gather for a Class  Social . These fun parties are a great   BSS   tradition which allows parents to mingle, catch up with old friends, and meet new ones. A family in each grade hosts the  social  for the entire class at their home. Details and invitation will be forthcoming.
CLIP Box Tops from your groceries. 
DROP Box Tops at the front office. 
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