WEEKLY NEWS - March 5, 2019
Com et Parents TO-DO List for This Week!

  • Tuesday (3/5) - ALUMNI Shrove Tuesday Social (calling all SBCS Alumni!!) 7-9pm. St. Anselm.

  • Wednesday (3/6) - COFFEE WITH MR. CRUESS - Rising Middle School (Parents of students currently in grades 5,6,7) 7:45am-8:30am. Cafeteria RSVP Here.

  • Wednesday (3/6) - ASH WEDNESDAY, Day of Fast and Abstinence. School Mass at 1:30pm. Please join us.

  • Friday (3/8) - HOUSE DAY - Students wear your House T-Shirt!

  • Monday (3/11) - Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL!
From Our Principal
Lots of preparations are going on for our Spring Gala. Parents and teachers are working on art projects, auction items, sponsorships, and preparations for the venue. This is our largest school fundraiser, and we truly need everyone's support. Please find a way to be involved. If you are part of a business, a sponsorship is a great marketing opportunity. If there is a local restaurant, store, or activity that you frequent, they may be interested in donating an item for our auction. We hope that all families will attend the Gala on Saturday, May 4 at Les Crepes in Carytown. There is always great food, drinks, music, and fun, so invite some friends. Tickets will be on sale soon. See you there!
Kindergarten Goes to the Symphony! Richmond Symphony performs Babar!
Help Make 2019's Gala a Grand Success!

CALLING ALL PARENTS!! You eat out, you visit shops, salons, and sports parks...You have friends or family who own local businesses...YOU CAN HELP!

Gala planning is well underway and we need you to help make our AUCTION a great success! Think of the restaurants and bars you frequent, the beauty salons and other shops you patronize and please ask them for a donation to our school auction.
So, here's our AUCTION DONATION FORM to use....SIMPLY:
1)Fill out the form;
2) Have the donor SIGN the document;
3) Take a picture of the entire form with your phone.
4) Leave the form with the donor for their tax records.
5) Email the picture of the form to CGRIDGELY@gmail.com.
DON'T FORGET! YOU EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR CANVASSING DONATIONS TO THE AUCTION! Want to know who's already been solicited for auction gifts? EMAIL GRETCHEN AT CGRIDGELY@GMAIL.COM!

We are also looking for Sponsors for the event. Event sponsorship packages range in price point and perks. If you are able to contribute in any of these ways, please reach out to Georgia Riccobono at  Georgia.a.Riccobono@gmail.com  or at 757-812-4509.

ATTENTION! ANOTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!! We are also looking for a few volunteers to sell this year's Gala tickets after Mass the weekend of April 6th and 7th. Please see the link below to sign up. Available Mass times include:  April 6th Saturday Vigil Mass 5:30 pm and April 7th After the 8:30 am and 11:00 am Masses CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AND EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS!!

MARCH 6th is COFFEE WITH MR. CRUESS for RISING MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS! (Grades 5, 6, 7)
PARENTS! Please join Mr. Cruess and teachers from our Middle School next WEDNESDAY MARCH 6TH from 7:45am - 8:30am in the cafeteria to discuss timely issues related to the interests of our RISING middle school students (currently parents whose students are in grades 5, 6 and 7). From tips on preparing students for entering middle school in the fall to upcoming research papers, this is a GREAT opportunity to hear from teachers and communicate with them about helping your learner to prepare for success! Bagels and coffee will be provided! Students can access Morning Care (on us!) so that parents can join us for the event. RSVP Here!
Spring Middle School Dance - March 15th
Student Council will be sponsoring their spring dance on Friday, March 15th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in St. Anselm Hall. The cost of the dance is only $5.00 for your chance to spend time dancing and having fun with your friends and DJJD. As part of the admission we ask that every 8th grader attending bring a bag of individually wrapped candy, 7th graders should bring a two liter bottle of drink, and sixth graders should bring individual bags of snacks.  
MASS SCHEDULE FOR MARCH
Wednesday, March 6 (Ash Wednesday)
Choir: 6th Grade
Servers: Scout Kennon, Griffin Lang, Seamus Cruess

Friday, March 15
Choir: 2nd Grade
Servers: Madeleine Lang, Max Brunner, Gabriel Bevc

Friday, March 22
Choir: 1st Grade
Servers: Liam Cruess, Jack Donner, Michael Williamson

Friday, March 29
Choir: 5th Grade
Servers: Hector Cibes-Lee, Liam O'Herron, Jude O'Herron
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Family Lent Calendar from Partners in Faith
From the Parish
Visit our parish online for mass schedules, sacramental preparation and other timely info! Also, here's a link to Ida B's Bits ( our parish administrator's weekly email with events and happenings at Church.)

Father Tony's Lenten Letter (Click here!)

Lent Schedule at Saint Benedict (Click here!)

Religious Education K-5 and Edge 6-8
There will be no Religious Education for grades K-5, or Edge this week, March 6, due to Ash Wednesday. Both will resume next week. 

Friday, March 8 - Please Join us at St. Benedict!
             5:30pm – Fish Fry (St. Anselm)
            6:00pm – Confession (Church)
            7:00pm – Stations of the Cross (Church)
Upcoming Dates
MARCH 5 - Alumni Social 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MARCH 6 - Coffee with Mr. Cruess - Rising Middle School (Grades 5, 6, 7) 7:45AM
MARCH 6 - Ash Wednesday Mass 1:30pm-2:30pm (Day of Fast & Abstinence)
MARCH 9 - 3rd/4th Grade Flag Football (11AM-12PM)
MARCH 9 - 1st/2nd Grade Flag Football (11AM-12PM)
MARCH 11 - NO SCHOOL!!! - Teacher's Professional Development