Weekly Newsletter: Aug. 11, 2019
Welcome Fair Schedule
  • 8am: New Students and their Ambassador families
  • 9am: Middle School Orientation
  • 10am: All Returning Students

Meet your teachers, drop off supplies, sign up for groups, teams and events and just get back to school ready at the Welcome Fair.

Teachers will also hand out planners for grades that require them and EduKits will be handed out.
Summer Reading
With school fast approaching please make sure your child has completed their summer reading assignment.

Here's the link to revisit. We also hope your middle school student has been working on their typing skills, often a weakness for students.
Healthy Lunches Kids Love
Coming this fall is Yay Lunch. It's a healthy, fresh lunch option with vendors like: Baker's Crust, California Pizza Kitchen, Ellwood Thompson, Jason's Deli, Moe's Southwest Grill and Taziki.

Save the Date
First Day of School
We'll see you back bright and early Tuesday, August 20. Our kindergarten students join us August 21.
We Love Our Volunteers
We can't do what we do without volunteer help and we need more volunteers for our upcoming school year and Centennial activities.

In order to volunteer with us at Saint Benedict's you need to be Virtus trained. It's our way of making sure SBCS is a safe environment for all.

The training is simple and doesn't take very long. Our next session is August 15 at our school in Anslem Hall - 9am-12pm You must pre-register. Follow the link   HERE and join us!
Opening Mass
We begin each school year with Mass at St. Benedict, inviting all school families to join us as we pray for God's blessings on the coming year.

This year's Opening Mass kicks off the year-long celebration of our Centennial and will include members of our foundresses, The Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, members of our Centennial Honorary Board, our alumni, our faculty, our school families and parish families.

Please join us August 25 at 11am at St. Benedict Catholic Church. St. Benedict alumnus Abbot Placid Solari, OSB, '66 of Belmont Abbey College will concelebrate the Mass with our new pastor, Father John David Ramsey. 

A light reception will follow. We are also in need of volunteers to help set up and breakdown. If you can help Sign up here.
From the PTO
The Next Generation of Box Tops is Here!
Instead of clipping all the tabs off products you can now scan the earnings online. And with the new Box Tops app - you can find products in the store and instantly add them to the school's earnings.

Click the link and find out how the new program will work and what to do with your old Box Tops. Link
Fall Clean Up Day
One of the ways we prepare for the new year is by tending to the needs of our building: Both inside and outside.

Join us August 17, from 9am-12pm for PTO Clean Up Day. We will do everything from pulling weeds to helping clean the cafeteria. The more hands the better. Volunteer now.

Volunteer Interest Survey
We understand that volunteering is another commitment in our already very busy lives. Please take five minutes to fill out this brief questionnaire to better help us understand where your interests and talents lie so that we can make being a part of the school an enjoyable experience!

Oktoberfest
Sign Up & Help at the 15th Annual St. Benedict Oktoberfest!
Sell tickets, check IDs, serve food, pour beer - we need your help!

Oktoberfest is Friday Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 . There are 729 volunteer shifts to be filled! Every family is expected to work at least one shift at Oktoberfest! 

These hours count towards your PTO hours and do not require Virtus certification. CLICK  HERE  TO SIGN UP.

Note to parents:  Student volunteers are welcome to participate, but must be age 13 to work in Set up/Pack Up or the Children's Area and age 14 to work in Food Concessions or as Food Runners. *Student help only counts as service hours, not family volunteer hours.
Ministry & Events
Kickball Classic
Edge (middle schoolers) will meet for their 4th annual kickball classic on Friday, September 13th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

We’ll begin with dinner and snowcones before playing some good old kickball in the church parking lot. Cost is free. No permission form necessary.