March 27, 2018
Education Corner
Great idea for an Easter break activity. Go to the movies as a family and see Paul, Apostle of Christ! Check out the trailer and then check out the movie schedules near you.  This will be a history lesson the whole family can enjoy. 
  • Reminder that there is a 12:30pm dismissal on Holy Thursday and there will be no Lunch or After Care provided. 

  • Third quarter report cards will be sent home on Thursday.

Enjoy your Easter break!  
Calling All Alumni!
We have established a Saint Benedict Alumni group on Facebook and now we need YOU to spread the word! Anyone can invite alum to join. We're hoping people will post memories of their time at Saint Benedict School, invite their friends and share other ideas. This will also give us another location to post upcoming alumni and school activities. Questions??? Contact Pat Maehr at development@saintbenedictschool.org

PTO News
SPRING GALA: Beat  the price bump on Spring Gala tickets and get your orders in BEFORE the kids come home for Spring Break! Prices this week are $50/person or $85/couple. The prices go up Friday, March 29 to $55/person or $90/couple. The success of our Spring Gala is what allows us to avoid selling wrapping paper/cookie dough/raffle tickets/candles/etc. It's a fun night with great food, music, and socializing with your fellow SBCS parents (and did we mention no wrapping paper to sell?). Pay by cash, check, or FACTS with the attached  ticket order form by March 29 or purchase online by visiting our school  website through April 6. 

We are still accepting last-minute items for the Gala’s Live and Silent Auctions as well as items to be included in the Class Baskets until Friday, March 30. Please drop donations in the school office.  Any questions, please email Annie Cooper at  adcooper21@hotmail.com .
The Sacred Paschal Tridiuum at Saint Benedict Church
Holy Thursday (March 29): Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00pm [no confessions]
   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00pm
Good Friday (March 30): Confessions at 9:00am
   Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at 3:00pm
   Fasting and abstinence are required on this day
Holy Saturday (March 31): Fasting and abstinence are encouraged on this day
   Easter Vigil in the Holy Night at 8:00pm
   (Please note that there will be no 5:30pm Mass)
Easter Sunday (April 1): Mass at 8:30 and 11:00am
Saint Benedict School in Pictures
The Saint Benedict Players enjoyed another smashing success under the direction of Mr. John Cichocki!  Congratulations to all who participated. The performance, set, and costumes of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" were all superb!  
Partners in Faith Newsletter

The Partners in Faith newsletter is a faith-based publication aimed at helping American Catholics live and love their faith. The March and April issues are available now.  

Highlights include: 

  • Giving children chores helps them to contribute to the family and become good stewards over what God gives us. Guidance and ideas for implementing chores are included.
  • Teaching children to make good decisions will go a long way toward helping them avoid sinful choices.
  • Divine Mercy Sunday is an important feast in the Church. See the column:  "Why do Catholics Do That?"

Saint Gertrude Info
Summer camp registration is now open to rising 5th -9th grade girls. There are two sessions - June 11-15 and June 18-22. Classes include:  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:   https://www.saintgertrude.org/summer-camps-2/
Upcoming Dates
March 29 - Holy Thursday 11:30am - Living Stations
March 29 - Early Dismissal 12:30pm
March 30 - Good Friday, SCHOOL CLOSED
April 2-6 - Easter Break, SCHOOL CLOSED
April 9 - Classes Resume