WEEKLY NEWS - July 1, 2019
Returning families, don't forget to return your registration forms. The new deadline is July 15. If you are missing forms, you will have received an email from Dr. Hanson letting you know what's missing. For the 46% of you who turned in your forms already, THANK YOU!


Our Welcome Fair is set for August 19!
New families start at 8am and returning
families join us at 9am.

Please pick up final report cards from the main office. We've still got yours, if you were not at the school on the last day.
If you are planning to stop by school to drop off paperwork or other items, please be sure to CALL FIRST (804-254-8850). The school office hours are typically from 9am-3pm, M-F, but with a small summer staff, we might be in other parts of the building or in a meeting and unable to hear the doorbell. So plan ahead and call first so we can be on the lookout for you! Thank you!

All of you theatre enthusiasts and Lovers of the Saint Benedict Players should take note. This coming school year we will be presenting "The Best Little Christmas Pageant Ever" for our Christmas show and the musical version of "The Wizard of Oz" in the spring. Exact dates have yet to be determined, but audition and show dates will all be sent home once school opens in August. I am excited about these two shows, and I'm looking forward to presenting the fine theatre that has become a tradition of the Saint Benedict Players. If you have any questions please send them to me at: 


The student council would like to thank everyone who participated in the pop top program. It's as simple as taking them off your cans and having your student bring them to school. Not only does the participating student earn points for their house, but the school donates all of the tops to the Ronald McDonald House on Monument Avenue. This year we were able to contribute over nine pounds of tops which will benefit a family who is staying in town while their child is receiving specialized medical treatment. Thank you again and start saving now for the upcoming school year!!

Thank you for participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Because many of you signed up for this program, Saint Benedict Catholic School received a check for $345 this week. If you haven't signed up, please consider joining!

Beginning this fall we'll be partnering with Yay Lunch to offer healthy, locally-sourced school lunches.

Yay Lunch partners with local vendors to craft healthy lunches kids love available for delivery directly to Saint Benedict. This year's vendors will include Baker's Crust, Jason's Deli, Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe, Ellwood Thompson's, & California Pizza Kitchen. Look for more details coming soon!
Safe Environment Requirements

If you are VIRTUS trained thank you! If you haven’t taken VIRTUS yet, summer is a great time to take care of this.  Click HERE! You are responsible for keeping your VIRTUS account up to date. Please read the monthly training by following the link in the monthly email VIRTUS sends you and answer the multiple choice question. 

The Diocese monitors these accounts and if you are defunct in your reading, they will suspend your account. Please be proactive in ensuring that your account is active and that we remain compliant with the Diocesan Safe-Environment Regulations. 
Thank you for your help in protecting our children. 
Nurses Corner: Get Ready for Next Year!
This is a reminder for all parents with children starting KINDERGARTEN in the fall. They will need a recent physical exam and be up-to-date on their immunizations. And, all rising 6TH GRADE students will need a TDAP booster before the start of the fall semester. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Debbie York , school nurse.
Upcoming EDGE and The Rule Events
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The Edge: Summer Schedule
The Edge summer schedule and permission form is now available! Events include a trip to Luray Caverns and our fourth annual kickball classic. All summer events are open to rising 6th through rising 8th graders. Rising 9th graders should attend The Rule events. See permission form and please contact Kevin Corcoran at  kcorcoan@saintbenedictparish.org  for details. 
Luray Caverns Trip
The Edge will be taking a day trip to Luray Caverns on Friday, July 12. Meet at St. Benedict at 7:30am and pick up at 5:30pm. We will travel to Luray Caverns where we will tour the caverns, eat lunch, solve the garden hedge maze, and take a look at the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. Cost is $25 and RSVP is due by Wednesday July 10. Bring money for lunch. Eat breakfast before you come or on the bus.
Vacation Bible School
Entitled "Jesus, More than Miracles", this year's vacation bible school will take place from 9:00am to 12:00pm from Monday, July 29th through Friday, August 2nd at Saint Benedict Catholic School.

Open to all 3.5 year olds (must be potty trained) to rising 4th graders, the registration fee for each participant is $20, $50 total for three or more children.

Rising 5th graders through adults are needed as volunteers and won't be charged. Please see the flyer for details. Registration for both participants and volunteers under 18 years old is online this year at  https://www.saintbenedictparish.org .

Contact Kevin Corcoran at  kcorcoran@saintbenedictparish.org  for questions.
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