Comet Connection | Week of December 10, 2023

Some of our social media posts from the past week! Packing lunches for Friends of the Homeless, a visit from St. Nicholas and beautiful watercolor still life paintings by our middle schoolers!

Let's Plan for a Great Week!

Tuesday, Dec. 12th -

  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 8:30am Mass. Please join us for Mass with a special presentation from our school's Hispanic Community to lead us in honoring Our Lady's Feast Day immediately after.

Wednesday, Dec. 13th - Friday, Dec. 15th

  • Middle School Exams. Grades 6-8 ONLY have a 12:30pm dismissal on these days. (Normal school day for all other grades.)

Friday, Dec. 15th

  • Santa Shop Donations DEADLINE. We will be collecting your item donations in MORNING carline all week!
  • Comet Shop is Open! No bills larger than $5 please.

Planning Ahead:

  • Dec. 19 - Santa Shop & Cookie Day! Woo Hoo!
  • Dec. 20 - Lessons & Carols - All invited to Church - Early Dismissal all students at 12:30pm. NO ASE.
  • Dec. 21 - Christmas Break. Students Return to School on Wed. Jan. 3rd.

For Comet Clubs & Sports Schedule - CLICK HERE FOR OUR CALENDAR!

Principal's Corner

Upcoming in December

I encourage parents to keep a close eye on the school calendar the next couple weeks, since we have a lot of important and exciting events coming up including: Santa Shop, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Middle School Exams, Lessons & Carols, and a variety of individual class activities. We especially hope that all parents will be able to join us for Lessons & Carols on December 20 at 11:30am. This program of Scriptural lessons and Advent carols is a beautiful way to prepare our hearts for the coming of our Lord at Christmas.

Lost & Found

Parents! Please encourage your child to check our Lost and Found closet in the Cafeteria. It is filled with water bottles and uniform fleeces. We will be cleaning out the Lost and Found closet over Christmas break and donating all remaining items to charity.  Thank you!

Your PTO News

The SBCS Santa Shop is right around the corner, so please send in your new and gently used donations for our little shoppers!

Santa shop is a fun way for our elementary students to shop for their families, and your donations both are needed and appreciated!

Items to donate should be gently used or new (clothing must be new).

candles, ornaments, decorations, new ties, new scarves, new socks, new gloves, new hats, books, jewelry, card games, dice games, board games, puzzles, toys, kitchen wares, craft items, craft kits, stationary, picture frames, drawing items (pens, crayons, markers, coloring books, sketch books), play balls, and any item that might make a nice gift for a child or adult. 

Other items to donate would include wrapping paper, tissue paper, gift bags, sticker name tags, ribbon to wrap gifts, and tape.

Donations are being accepted now through THIS FRIDAY, DEC. 15TH. To help, we will be accepting your donations in morning carline (only) all week!

PTO Questions or comments? Please contact Beth & Juliette or call/text 805-564-9032

The Comet Drama Company's

Christmas Performance!

Well done and BRAVO to The Comet Drama Company on their Christmas performance this past week!

Waiting for Christmas...Wait Well.

Sometimes when God tells us to wait he wants us to actively receive his grace for that moment. This is especially true during Advent. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz encourages us to prepare our souls for the arrival of Christ as we wait for Christmas Day.

Nurses Corner

Saint Benedict School will have Vision Screening mainly for Kindergarten, 2nd grade and 7th grade on Jan 23,2024. Conexus Vision Check is a mobile, technology- based vision screening program. Permission slips will go out once we return from the Holiday break and will need to be returned to school no later than Jan 15,2024. There is a web site to learn more

Substitute Teachers Needed at SBCS

Saint Benedict School is looking for substitute teachers for the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants should have their college degree and will have a background check performed as part of the application process. Please contact Sean Cruess or Pam Autry at 804-254-8850 if you are interested. Thank you!

Diocese Resources

The Diocese has asked all schools to share the following resource information:

Protecting God's Children

VIRTUS Training Program

Victims Assistance Outreach

Safe Environment Resources

Helpful Info!

Families - whenever you are in need of basic school information, please check our website! We try to keep everything you need to know easily accessible there. Most information is located under our SCHOOL LIFE tab, but here are some ready links:




Past Issues of Newsletter

Uniform Guidelines

School Handbook

School Supplies List

Summer Reading & Assignments


Faculty & Staff Contacts

Online School Directory (log into ParentsWeb, select Directory)

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