WEEKLY NEWS - April 2, 2019
Com et Parents TO-DO List for This Week!

  • Gala packets came home yesterday. Please do your part to support our PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year! All families are expected to help make this event a success!

  • Friday (4/5) and Saturday (4/6) - 7pm - The Saint Benedict Players perform "Romeo and Juliet" - Library

  • Saturday (4/6) SPRING CLEAN UP at SBCS! (This is a DATE CHANGE due to schedule conflicts with Monument Ave 10K.) Volunteers NEEDED...another great day to EARN YOUR HOURS! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
From Our Principal
I want to take this opportunity to express gratitude for the members of our School Board who accomplish a lot, generally behind the scenes. The current membership includes: Mark Mikkelson (Chair), James Pickral (Vice-Chair), Alissa Thorell (Secretary), Paul Cooper (Development), Elizabeth Ferguson (Finance), Harold Kelly (Facilities), Nevada Wagner (PTO Rep), Will Thomas, Jack Proctor, Joe Treadwell, and Kevin Purnell. The School Board advises the pastor and principal on matters related to the school, and takes an active role in helping to design and accomplish our strategic plan. As several of our members complete the terms of their board service, I am thankful for their shared dedication to the success of our school. I am also very pleased to welcome new board members to our Board this Spring and welcome their energy and talents to serve our school. I look forward to introducing them to you next month, following their official approval by the Board at our next meeting.
Flag Football is lookin' sharp!
A big THANK YOU to Tom and Linda Houghton for sponsoring fantastic new team jerseys for our players! The Houghton's serve our school in so many ways - we are very grateful for their many gifts of time, talent and treasure!
Saint Benedict Players perform "Romeo and Juliet" THIS WEEKEND!
This coming Friday and Saturday night is your chance to see the St. Benedict Players spring production of "Romeo and Juliet". The shows will start at 7:00 PM each night and seats are always at a premium so make sure you get there early. That's April 5th and 6th at 7:00 PM. See you there!!
Help beautify our school! Due to Monument Ave 10K running on 04/13 the new date is this Saturday 04/06! Please come help beautify our school grounds! Bring your yard implements (rakes, shovels, clippers and blowers)! Don't forget your gloves! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

2-4-6-8 Who Do We Appreciate? Our SBCS Teachers!

Teacher Appreciation Dinners are right around the corner on May 9 and we are still in need of ENTREES as well as a few other items.
Homemade entrees  will earn you a  FULL HOUR  of volunteer time.  

Gala packets went home to all families yesterday. We ask all families to participate in the success of this event in AT LEAST ONE WAY .... be or get a sponsor, recruit or donate an auction item, volunteer to help at the event, and ATTEND the Gala! Please make sure to send your forms back to school in the envelope provided, letting us know how your family intends to support our school's biggest fundraiser of the year! We are counting on EVERY FAMILY to do their part!

Friday, April 5
Choir: 4th Grade
Lector: Leila Staples
Servers: Jacob Lang, Brennan Shea, Tabitha Pickral

Friday, April 12
Choir: 3rd Grade
Lector: Zoe York
Servers: William Proctor, Lemma Wheatley, Noah Mikkelson
Family Lent Calendar from Partners in Faith
From the Parish
Visit our parish online for mass schedules, sacramental preparation and other timely info! Also, here's a link to Ida B's Bits ( our parish administrator's weekly email with events and happenings at Church.)

Father Tony's Lenten Letter (Click here!)

Lent Schedule at Saint Benedict (Click here!)

Religious Education K-5 and Edge 6-8
Edge will resume this week, April 3, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Religious Education will not resume until April 10 due to public school spring break. 

6:00pm – Confession (Church)
7:00pm – Stations of the Cross (Church)

“Honor Our Mothers”   
Lily of the Holy Trinity Women’s Society Mother’s Day 2019 Project
Rose stems for Our Lady’s Altar or your personal use, hanging baskets, and flowers and herbs which have an association with the Virgin Mary, will be sold on a pre-paid basis.  Watch for information on creating a Mary Garden, and the respite found not only in spending peaceful times in the garden, but also the contemplative moments of designing the garden and working with the soil and plants. Sales will start March 30/31.  Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card at sales tables at the church; or by USING THIS ORDER FORM and submitting your order with check payment to Mrs. Autry in the school office. Orders are considered pending until payment is received. Plant pick up is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, May 11. Proceeds from this sale will be used towards an early October 2019 all-parish women’s presentation.  Questions, please contact Elizabeth Chenery,  echenery05@gmail.com  . 
Saint Gertrude High School
Meet Me at the Matinee: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Saturday, April 6
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Open to students, grades 6–8.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our spring play “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” Join us for a pre-show lunch where you’ll meet the talented cast and crew, and even pick up a few theatre tips and tricks. Then, stay for the afternoon performance.
"The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" is a play about a creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop that assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy investor. The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people - all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem that follows when the infamous slasher makes his reappearance and strikes again.

Register at  saintgertrude.org/matinee .
Upcoming Dates
APRIL 3 - VIRGINIA MARCH FOR LIFE - 7th Grade Class Participating
APRIL 5 - Fish Fry @5:30pm
APRIL 6 - PTO Spring Clean Up Day, 9am-12pm
APRIL 7 - LENTEN CONCERT at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 7pm
APRIL 9 - Tag Day-Mustache Day - $2 to participate