The Weekly Buzz
January 30, 2023
January 30
12:30pm Book Fair OPENS
(Parish Hall)
Summer Camp Opens to Public
8:30pm Middle School Boys Basketball

January 31
EYC 5-6:30pm

February 3
Last Day for Book Fair

February 11
9am: EverLaith Flag Football Tournament REGISTER
5-6:15pm: Sweethearts Dance (K& Under)
7-9pm: Sweethearts Ball (1st & Up)

February 17 Early Dismissal
PreK 11am, K-8 12n
February 20 NO CLASSES
Presidents Day Break

February 21
Classes Resume

February 22
Ash Wednesday Chapel Services (see below)

February 24
Spirit Wear Day

11a- Preschool; 12n K-8
Spring Break Begins

March 13
Classes Resume
Register For Summer Camps

If you haven't registered your Stinger for Summer Camp, today is the day! Registration is now open to the public, and spaces will fill up quickly. Register here.

Not sure which camps to choose? Check out our brochure to see the exciting lineup of favorites as well as NEW options available this summer.

Learn more and hear from our new Director of Auxiliary Programs, Dr. Caroline Diaz, here!

This year, St. B's will also offer extended before and after care for families needing extra time to maximize convenience for parents.
2023-2024 Key Dates Posted

Planning ahead? Our 2023-24 School Year Key Dates are now posted.

Click the image to download a copy.

You can also find all these dates (and more!) on our online school calendar.

The top of this newsletter is another great place to find information quickly, with buttons to take you right to this year and next year's Key Dates, and links directly to our website.

We're always open to suggestions about how we can help you stay in the know!

Email us anytime at
Questions? Email Father Otero or Chaplain Porter Cade
Ash Wednesday at STBS
Join us for special Chapel services on Wednesday, February 22:
8:15am - 6th/7th/8th Grades
9:15am - 4th/5th Grades
10:00am - 1st/2nd/3rd Grades

There will be NO chapel on Tuesday and Thursday of that week. Chapel uniforms should be worn on Wednesday (all grades).

Preschool & Kindergarten will receive ashes in their classrooms.
Celebrate Black History Month
The Harlem Renaissance generated an artistic explosion and is often considered the golden age in African American culture. Each week this month, we will focus on a unique component of Black Art that burst on the scene during this time:

Week 1: Poetry and Prose
Week 2: Painting and Sculpture
Week 3: Jazz and Swing
Week 4: Dance and Performance Art

We invite all families to learn along with our students as they dive in and explore this important time in American history. Here are some suggestions
Family Activity: see Duke Ellington's Cat at Center for Puppetry Arts
Resources: History Channel article and photo gallery
Contact us at if you wish to join the planning committee or to learn more.

Stay tuned next week as we premier our latest Acorns to Trees with St. B's video, which features our very own "Mr. Chris", with a message that ties into this special month of celebration!
Continuous Enrollment Deadlines

If you haven't already, please take a moment to review our informative video. Tuition updates have been posted; here are upcoming key dates to keep in mind:

Rising Preschool:
Tuition Deposit Withdrawal - January 31, 2023

Rising K - 8th grade:
Withdrawal Notice - February 1, 2023
Tuition Deposit Withdrawal - February 15, 2023

All notices of withdrawal must be in writing and emailed to Even if your family had previous conversations with employees about withdrawing, all withdrawing families MUST still email their intent in writing to Notices sent to other emails or verbally made to employees will not be accepted.
To view more information and resources for families, visit our Parent Resources page at

If you have any additional questions or concerns please reach out to Kirsten Perdue at, or 678.279.4300 ext 4322.
Book Fair is HERE!

Be sure to visit the book fair this week! Parents come shop with your children in Parish Hall (use the Stinger Squad door) before and after school. Every purchase benefits the school library and you can help teachers build their classroom libraries- just look for your teacher's wish list!
Credit & debit cards only. No Apple Pay.

The fair opens at 12:30pm TODAY, Monday, January 30, and will be open during carpool/Stingers Squad hours this week as follows:

  • 7:45 - 9:30am
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm
  • 2:00 - 6:00pm*

*The fair will close at 3:30pm on Friday

This will be our only book fair of the year so don’t miss out!

We need volunteers! Sign up here to help.
Stingers Squad Surprise!

Stingers Squad students enjoyed a surprise visit from the The Cobb County Public Library Bookmobile last Monday, January 23. Our preschool - 4th grade students were able to experience the joy of books with the visit of the mobile library. As an added bonus, our local librarian, Jenny, read “The Old Wise Cat,” a story about the importance of family and friendship, to the students.
Stinger Places 1st in Chess Tournament

Congratulations to Tyler Ganeriwal for his first place finish in the MLK Weekend Georgia Chess Tournament. Tyler, a first-grader at St. B's, tied for 1st in the K-1section at the tournament, which hosted nearly 300 players.

Tyler has been a member of the St. B's Chess Club since the start of his Kindergarten year, after being introduced to the game at home at an early age.

"It’s challenging to play other people," says Tyler of being a part of Chess Club. "The coaches are fun and nice. I really like getting to play chess with my sister and friends who are in the club."

This was Tyler's third Georgia Chess tournament.
Join Us Tomorrow at 5pm for EYC!
Join the Episcopal Youth Community tomorrow evening, Tuesday, January 31 - for "5th Tuesday Planning".

The youth will plan meetings for the rest of the school year. They will learn to lead as they determine topics they want to know more about, in addition to planning fun outings and community improvement opportunities.

About EYC: this youth group is open to all 6th-12th Graders, and meets on Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm. Learn more here, and please RSVP for any week that your student plans to attend so we know how much pizza to get. Hope to see you there!
Let's Meet "Under The Sea"

Saturday, February 11
All Stingers and a parent/guardian/caregiver are invited to our Annual Sweethearts Dance in the Large Gym at Smyrna Community Center:

5-6:15pm Kindergarten & Below
7-9pm 1st Grade & Up

Purchase Tickets here for just $30 per family.

We need volunteers to make this beloved annual event a success! Please reach out to Josh Pitre if you can help!
Missed Last Week's PA Meeting?
Don't worry, we've got everything you need to review right here! Just click the image to download our file.

Coming Soon: look for a private link to view the live recording from our most recent meeting.

And save-the-date for next month's Virtual PA meeting: February 21 at 9am.
3rd Annual EverLaith Flag Football Tournament

Don't miss The EverLaith Foundation 3rd Annual Flag Football Tournament on Saturday, February 11, from 9am-4pm.

This year's tournament will be held at Campbell High School's McDaniel Stadium. Find everything you need to know and register here.

Important details:
  • Registration is open to all players 5th-12th Grade
  • Tournament format: 7v7 player, no-tackle flag football games
  • Cost per player is $60 (includes t-shirt and wristband)
  • Pizza, Gatorade, water & snacks available for purchase

Hurry! Deadline for registration is February 6, 2023.