WEEKLY NEWS
February 27, 2018
Education Corner
Listen here and learn what Charlotte Mason, classical education proponent and pioneer in the field of education, has to say about the art of human education and forming a human soul.   
Innovations in Catholic Education Award
We are so pleased to share that our school was selected as one of just three finalists from across the country for the Innovations in Catholic Education Awards in the category of Catholic Identity. Congratulations Saint Benedict Catholic School!
Reminders
  • IMPORTANT INFO ON CAR LINE: Cars MUST take a left turn into the alley from Cleveland Avenue and exit the alley by making a right on Belmont. The Richmond Police have also reminded us that even in car line, stop signs must be observed and turn signals should be used.

  • The Round 1 tuition assistance deadline is Thursday, March 1. Please contact Elizabeth Hanson with any questions. 


  • LAST CALL for Saint Benedict's school photos. Online ordering will expire 3/4/2018 at MIDNIGHT. Go to http://reallife.hhimagehost.com/sbcs and enter your email address and student password. Lost passwords are available from Real Life Studios only while they are physically in the studio.  Please call 800-222-4111 with your questions.

  • Guarantee your space for next year by returning your school contract with your $200 family deposit by March 9.  

  • All information about our PTO Annual Gala can be found in your parent communication folder. Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered online on our school website.  
Lenten Events
Information about all of the events and happenings at Saint Benedict parish during Lent including the Baby Bottle Campaign, The Jefferson Barroque Ensemble concert (Sunday, March 18), other Friday Lenten Suppers, as well as the annual Parish Mission (Wednesday 3/7 and Thursday 3/8) is provided here:   Saint Benedict Lent Schedule
Saint Benedict School Facebook Page
Have you "liked" our school Facebook page? If not, please go there now and LIKE and FOLLOW us!  
Spring Season SPORTS
The Spring season is just around the corner and St. Benedict hopes to offer three sports this year. Details are still coming in from the leagues but we would like to gauge interest now and be ready to go! Our spring sports offerings are: 
1st/2nd and 3rd/4th Grade Flag Football. Co-ed. No experience required. Brief practices before Saturday games, a minimum of 2 coaches and 8 players per team needed. This was a huge hit last year and we expect to have another successful season. If your child is interested, please sign up  HERE.
Middle School Girls Soccer: This is a new offering and we would love to see our girls make an impact on the soccer field. A minimum of 2 coaches and 15 girls needed. If your daughter is interested, please sign up  HERE.
Elementary Running Club and Middle School Track: Co-ed. Running club is for grades 1-4 and track is for grades 5-8.  Competitive runners only. Running club meets on Tuesdays; track meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Running Club is capped at 50 students. If your child is interested, please sign up  HERE.

Start dates, fees, and other details will be sent along as they are confirmed.

Please note that all of our teams rely on volunteer coaches. If you are VIRTUS-trained and interested in helping our kids, please sign up  HERE
PTO News
Our Spring Gala is coming up quickly and the PTO has been hard at work with the preparations. The Gala will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018,  at The Hofheimer Building, Richmond, Virginia. This year's theme is a Masquerade Ball. 
All information, including online ticket ordering, can be found on our school website.      
Friday, March 2
Choir: 8th Grade
Readers: Fatima Erazo-Polanco, Josey Drummond
Servers: Madeleine Lang, Jacob Lang, Fanty Erazo-Polanco

Friday, March 9
Choir: 6th Grade
Readers: Hannah Deaton, Brennan Shea
Servers: Hector Cibes-Lee, Tabitha Pickral, Fatima Erazo-Polanco
Saint Gertrude Spring Sports and Summer Camps
We are excited to offer spring middies lacrosse and softball for girls in grades 5th-8th! Here is the live link for registrations for spring sports. 

Registration is already underway for Summer camps! Register today! 
When: June 11-15 and June 18-22
Who: Open to girls, rising 5th -9th grade
What: 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: http://www.saintgertrude.org/summer-camps-2/
Upcoming Dates
March 2 - School Mass, 8:30am - Middle School students wear Dress Uniforms
March 2 - Early Dismissal, 1:30pm
March 5 - No School, Teacher Work Day
March 9 - School Mass, 8:30am - Middle school students wear Dress Uniforms
March 13 - School Board Meeting, 6pm
March 15 - PTO Meeting, 6pm, CAFE