WEEKLY NEWS - July 22, 2019


Reminder emails went out, this week, to families that are still missing items from their forms.

Please get your forms turned in as soon as possible. This helps our staff out tremendously and is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 3:00 PM EST
Saint Benedict School Summer Social
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery - West Creek, Richmond

Roll out your picnic blanket, pack a meal, or hit up a food truck and grab a pint at our next summer meet up.

We're going to Hardywood West Creek and inviting our students and their famlies. We hope to see you there. We've already heard from several families. Don't miss and don't forget to RSVP at the ticket link.

If you haven't picked up your school supplies yet - consider ordering from EduKit. The kit includes supplies approved by our school and they come right to the classroom on August 19. Extended ordering is through July 28 and the supplies.


Ready to get your kids moving again? We're looking to fill several teams at SBCS:

1st & 2nd Grade Soccer and 3rd & 4th Grade Soccer: Co-ed. No experience required. Brief practices before Saturday games at Our Lady of Lourdes. A minimum of 2 coaches and 8 players per team. $25 fee.

5th & 6th Grade and 7th & 8th Grade Flag football: Co-ed. No experience required. Brief practices before Saturday games. Season begins September 7. A minimum of 2 coaches and 8 players. $50 fee.

5th-8th Grade Cross Country: Co-ed. No experience needed. Practices TBD by coaches. 2+ afternoon meets per season. $25 fee.

5th-8th Grade Soccer: Co-ed. No experience needed. Games on Mondays and Fridays at St. Edward's. Practice (if any) TBD by coaches. A minimum of 2 coaches and 15 players. $50 fee.

As always, our ability to field teams depends on student interest and on Virtus-trained volunteer coaches. If your student is interested in playing, and if you're able to volunteer as a coach, please fill out the form HERE .

St. Gertrude's is once again offering its Field Hockey and Volleyball programs for girls in grades 5th through 8th. Registration is now open, and information and sign ups can be found  HERE . Several of our girls have participated SGHS athletics in the past and have found it a wonderful experience!

Hope you're enjoying your summer! God bless,

Jeff Cronheim

Shout out to Vivian Ridgely and Lily and Lucy Luck. They were packing shoes for families at Soles for Souls. They did this as part of the Diocesan Summer Camp community outreach activities and packaged over 700 pairs of shoes.
Way to go ladies!
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.
We need your class pictures from SBCS! We are celebrating 100 years of parochial school in Richmond's Museum District and want to show off all our students including alums!
email what you have to scauley@saintbenedictschool.org

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 smalsummer 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!
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.