WEEKLY NEWS
April 10, 2018
Saint Benedict School in Pictures
It may have been a rocky start to the Spring but our side garden is showing signs of hope and growth! Thank you to MaryJo Brunner for heading up this project and to all of the spring clean up helpers. It's looking beautiful!  
Stations of the Cross presented by our students on Holy Thursday:
Your Teenager's World - A Candid Talk - May 3rd, 7pm
Teenage years can be a difficult time and teens can often seem at a loss with how to respond. From feeling down, to on edge, to not even knowing how they feel, to how to navigate the ever changing social media terrain - today's teens face a world that is at the same time much different from yesteryear yet all too familiar. Dr. William T. McKenna, Psy.D. has experience working with teens AND parents helping them to navigate these challenging years.  Please join us for this very important talk on May 3rd at 7PM at Saint Benedict Catholic School to hear from Dr. McKenna on this urgent topic and learn how you can help your teen thrive
Calling All Alumni!
We have a new Saint Benedict Alumni group on Facebook and we need YOU to spread the word! Friends can invite other alumni to this special group. We're looking forward to the re-connections that will be made and the sharing of memories from the special time spent here at Saint Benedict School. We're also looking forward to your ideas for what's being planned for our school's 100th anniversary next year! Please visit us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SaintBenedictAlumniRVA 

If you are an alumni or have friends who attended JOIN US for our 2nd Annual Alumni Social on Thursday, April 26, from 7-10pm!  This will be a great time to catch up with old friends, visit the school and of course enjoy appetizers and drinks (wine, beer, and soda). Please RSVP by Friday, April 20 and forward, share, and by all means invite your fellow alumni!!!
PTO News
It's here! The Spring Gala is finally here! Join us this Saturday, April 14th. Gala tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $55 person/$90 couple. Beverage wristbands may also be purchased for $20. Bring yourself, your spouse, your neighbors, and friends. We can't wait to see you there! 

We have some especially awesome items available at the live and silent auctions this year. We want you to have a sneak peak at some of the things you will find at our auction so you can plan accordingly!
Check it out . . . AUCTION ITEMS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Gala can't happen without YOUR help! Please sign up at our updated signup to let us know how you can help!
Spirit Wear - Welcome to the SBS School Team Shop
Support the Comets and show your team spirit! The online spirit wear shop is NOW OPEN and will remain open for just TWO weeks, until April 25th! Spirit wear is available in a variety of colors, however please note that standard P.E. uniform rules still apply. Go Comets! ORDER HERE
Comet Campaign Update
Our numbers have been updated! How close is your class to an Ice Cream Social? Check out the chart below. Thermometers are outside every classroom and we need your help to move those needles!  If you have already made your gift - THANK YOU! Remember that no gift is too large or too small and you may make your donation online:   http://www.saintbenedictschool.org/giving/donate-now.cfm  
Saint Gertrude Info
Summer camp registration is now open to rising 5th -9th grade girls. There are two sessions - June 11-15 and June 18-22. Classes include:  Cooking, Theatre Arts, Sewing, Coding, Robotics, Art, STEAM, Irish Dance, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, CPR & First Aid, Knitting & Crocheting.
To see full camp listings or to register, visit:   https://www.saintgertrude.org/summer-camps-2/
Upcoming Dates

April 13, School Mass, 8:30am - Middle School dress uniform
April 13, Honor Roll Assembly, 9:30am
April 13, Early Dismissal, 1:30pm
April 14, Spring Gala, 6-10pm
April 19, PTO Meeting, 6-7pm, CAFE