WEEKLY NEWS - July 15, 2019
Prime Day is right around the corner and so are all of those Amazing deals Amazon is known for. Did you know that Saint Benedicts can receive back .5% of your eligible purchases when you shop on Amazon Smile and select our school to receive the funds? Signing up is simple!

1 Go to  smile.amazon.com  If you have an Amazon account sign in and enter Saint Benedict Elementary School in the designation field to select your charity. 
2. Confirm your selection. That's it!
3. When you shop on Amazon, make sure you are shopping on  Smile.Amazon.com
HELP EARN $ FOR OUR SCHOOL
While we are talking about organizations that donate back, we have a couple of other very easy ways parents can help bring in funds to the school just by shopping for their favorite products and at their favorite stores.


  • Kroger Community Rewards

Saint Benedict School Code is: YA173

  • Publix Partners
Simply follow the instructions to link your Publix Card to the school. 

  • Box Tops for Education
There are so many products that we use in our homes every day that we can earn money back for purchasing them. 
They include:
Hefty storage solutions
Nature Valley Granola Bars and other breakfast items 
Cheerios, Lucky Charms, 
Annie's Organic Products 
Hamburger Helper and even more!

The Box Tops program gives back $0.10 for every label turned in

Below is a link to the comprehensive list of products with a Box Top label. All you have to do is tear the label from the box, keep it somewhere convenient and have your student bring it into school during collection weeks. 



Last year we received over $1,500 in donations back to the school through these programs. 

Can you imagine what we can bring in if every household linked their Amazon account, their grocery accounts, and clipped a few Box Tops? 

Take a few minutes during these slower days of summer to sign up and support Saint Benedict Catholic School!
ALERT: FORMS ARE DUE TODAY, JULY 15
Returning families, don't forget to return your registration forms. We appreciate your help with this.
SAINT BENEDICT SUMMER SOCIAL

For our next casual meet up, pack a picnic for your family, grab a pint, food truck treats, and visit with friends (old and new) while taking in the beautiful outdoor scenery at Hardywood’s West Creek Brewery! RSVP HERE Hope you can make it!!
Did you know that each month our students participate in an act of charity for members of our Richmond community? 

Each grade level(1st-8th) participate in our Food for the Homeless Program. They meet in the cafeteria and bag up various item for lunches. Mr. Cruess and some of the older students then take and deliver the meals to a nearby shelter. 

The PTO is looking for a Parent Coordinator to head up this program.

Duties include:
-Shopping once a month for the lunch items and bringing/storing them in the school kitchen.
-Attending the day of distribution to lay out supplies and help students put the lunches together. 

This is a great way to earn your PTO volunteer hours over the course of the year.   The position will require roughly three hours a month. 

What a great way to give back to our local community and help teach our kids a beautiful virtue. 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Georgia Riccobono at  Georgia.A.Riccobono@gmail.com

We would also like to extend a sincere Thank You to Danielle Kelleher for leading the program last year! 
UPCOMING EDGE AND THE RULE EVENTS
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 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. 
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 29 through Friday, August 2 at St. 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.  

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 .
Tubing Trip - Edge
Edge is going tubing on the James from Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek through Riverside Outfitters on Friday, August 9th! Drop-off time is 9:00am and pick-up time is 2:00pm at St. Benedict’s. Cost is $20 and is due with a Riverside Outfitters Waiver by Wednesday, July 31. Bring a bagged lunch and sunscreen!

Contact Kevin Corcoran at  kcorcoran@saintbenedictparish.org  for questions on any of the above Edge or the Rule camps.
SUMMER HOURS
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!
NURSES CORNER
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.