WEEKLY NEWS - May 21, 2019
Com et Parents TO-DO List for This Week!

  • TUESDAY (5/21) - Faculty vs 8th Grade Kickball Game, 1:30pm

  • MONDAY (5/27) - NO SCHOOL! Memorial Day Holiday

  • END OF YEAR REMINDER! If your student is missing something - check Lost and Found. All items remaining will be donated on the last day of school!

From Our Principal - Congratulations Mrs. Menzies!
For the second year, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond asked each school to submit one teacher to receive recognition as our Excellence in Catholic Education Award nominee. This year, our faculty and staff selected Mrs. Monica Menzies, our Kindergarten teacher, as the nominee from St. Benedict. As many of you know, Mrs. Menzies has been dedicated to Catholic education for many years. As our Kindergarten teacher she prepares our students with: organizational skills; practice following classroom procedures; early reading foundations; development in various virtues such as respect and kindness, and; a strong understanding of faith. I want to thank Mrs. Menzies and all of our wonderful teachers for their dedication to Catholic education.
We Want You!
  • Are you looking for a fun way to earn your volunteer hours?
  • Do you like to know what's happening in your child's school?
  • Do you like to help people?
  • Do you want to get to know more parents in our school community?
  • Have you ever wondered how all of the awesome events throughout the year happen?

If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Your SBCS PTO is currently looking for parents to fill some key positions for the 2019-2020 school year:
  • PTO Board Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Class Reps

We are looking for parents with a can-do attitude who are excited about building a vibrant school community! No experience necessary! On the job training is provided. 

Please reach out to Georgia Riccobono for more information

PTO MEETING: WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 - 6pm!
We are hosting our first annual Volunteer Appreciation and Open House!

It's an opportunity for us to say Thank you to all of the parents that make the school what it is. We truly cannot do it without everyone contributing their time and talents. 

There will be refreshments and you will also get an opportunity to take a sneak peek into what the PTO is already planning for next year including the new PTO meeting format. Have an idea for the PTO? Bring it with you, we would love to hear it!


...We all scream for ice cream!

The end of the school year may be fast approaching, but your SBCS PTO has plenty of fun still in store for everybody! Join us at Gelati Celesti on Monday, June 3rd after the 1:40 pm dismissal for our End of the School Year Spirit Day!

This is a great chance for the kids to get together to wish their friends a happy summer and enjoy a delicious scoop of ice cream. 
Bonus for the kids: Yearbooks are also released that day so the kids can snag some signatures
Bonus for the parents- it's right after school so there's no coming back into the city. 
Bonus for the school- all of our purchases earn us 20% back from Gelati Celesti.
It's a Win! Win! Win!

Finish the year by helping our kids enjoy one of their favorite events of the year:

FIELD DAY!

We have several different ways you can contribute to Field Day including running a game station, providing refreshments for the kids and helping with set up in the morning.
See the link below:


GRADUATION PARTY!

This opportunity is open to parents with kids in Pre-K through 6th grade. Help send off our 8th graders by purchasing the different party supplies needed for the graduation dinner. See the link below:


Gala Photos?
Did you get a chance to check out the photos from our photographer at this year's Gala? Check those fantastic pics out here !
Yearbooks Are Here!
Buy your yearbook today! Just $27. Quantities are limited. Distribution Monday, June 3.
We post all kinds of updates on our social media sites, including reminders and pictures of your students, like Mrs. Young's 2nd Grade Class below. They made their First Communion on Sunday. Congratulations!
R UN SBCS RUN!
Congratulations to our wonderful SBCS Track Team for finishing strong with a great season!
I would like to thank everyone for the great success we had this school year with our Box Tops collection. With everyone pitching in by clipping and sending in their Box Tops we were able to raise more than $700.00 for our school.

With your help we can make next year even better so keep clipping an saving those Box Tops over the summer. I hope to see us break the $1,000.00 mark next year. Again thanks for all the help and I hope to see you all next year. - James Phillips
Principal for the Day!
This past Monday, Owen Priest served as our "Principal for the Day," one of our most coveted Gala auction items. Congratulations Owen!
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.
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SBCS Parent Prayer Ministry

Parents,

You're invited to join our weekly Prayer Ministry, to help us pray for our students, our families, our school, and any intentions for the school community. The next meeting is Thursday, May 23, 8:15am in the Mary Garden outside on the N. Sheppard St. entrance to Church. Drop your kids off for school, and join your fellow parents. Please forward questions or prayer intentions to Rhoda Bevc:  rhodabevc@gmail.com .
MASS SCHEDULE FOR MAY

Friday, May 24
Choir: 4th Grade
Servers: William Proctor, Tabitha Pickral, Brennan Shea

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.)

DIOCESE OF RICHMOND:
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP

What is a Diocesan Middle School Day Camp?
The Office for Evangelization offers a week-long day camp experience for middle school youth. The goal of the camp is to bring together middle school youth from area parishes to build community, grow in knowledge of the faith, and encounter Christ through prayer and sacrament. This high-energy camp is filled with fun games, service activities, small group discussions, time for prayer, and a trip to a water park.

Where and when is the Middle School Day Camp? 
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes, 8200 Woodman Road, Henrico, VA 23228
Dates: Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, 2019
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Where do I go for questions or additional support?
Kevin Corcoran, kcorcoran@saintbenedictparish.org
Director of Evangelization and Catechesis
St. Benedict Catholic Church
(O) 804-254-8810 x109

Upcoming Dates
MAY 23 - SBCS PARENT PRAYER MINISTRY 8:15am
MAY 24 - SCHOOL MASS, 8:30am, Church
MAY 27 - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
May 28 - MIDDLE SCHOOL EXAMS BEGIN
May 29 - PTO Meeting 6-7pm, Cafeteria