WEEKLY NEWS - May 28, 2019
Com et Parents TO-DO List for This Week (and next!)

  • TUESDAY (5/28) - Middle School Exams*

  • WEDNESDAY (5/29) - Middle School Exams*
  • ATTENTION ALL FAMILIES!! 2019-2020 FAMILY FORMS GO HOME WEDNESDAY WITH YOUR YOUNGEST STUDENT. THEY MUST BE RETURNED FOR ALL RETURNING STUDENTS BY NEXT TUESDAY, JUNE 4TH. Thank you!
  • PTO Meeting: Volunteer Appreciation and Open House, 6PM - CAFETERIA

  • THURSDAY (5/30) - Middle School Exams*

* ASE provided til 3pm for middle school students after exams at no charge each day.

  • FRIDAY (5/31) -
  • Junior Kindergarten Graduation (last day JK)
  • Rising Middle School Orientation (Current 5th Grade takes 8th Grade schedule to visit Middle School classrooms); 8th Grade Field Trip to Washington, DC. NO DRESS UNIFORM for Middle School students

  • MONDAY (6/3) -
  • 8:30AM 7th Grade Moving Up Ceremony (Church). 7th & 8th Grade Parents invited. Middle School students wear dress uniform.
  • Yearbooks Distributed
  • EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:40PM. ASE IS AVAILABLE, reserve your student's spot by emailing ase@saintbenedictschool.org.
  • End of School Year Spirit Day at Gelati Celesti (on the Blvd) All are invited immediately after dismissal!


  • WEDNESDAY (6/5) - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • 8:30 - 9:30am, Honor Roll Assembly, St. Anselm Hall
  • 10am, Closing Mass at Church, ALL ARE INVITED! Middle School students wear dress uniform.
  • 11am, EARLY DISMISSAL FROM CHURCH. No ASE!
  • End of 4th Marking Period.

  • LOST AND FOUND!! 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 - Important Paperwork Coming Home Wednesday!
Paperwork is a necessary part of running a school, and every year we look at how we can make the process as efficient and manageable as possible.  TOMORROW (WED. 5/28) , we are going to be sending home a personalized packet of forms that have been prepared for each family. This should include all the school forms required for the next school year. We ask that you fill out and return this packet to the school office by June 5. With all of the forms completed in advance, Book Day will be less focused on paperwork, and more about celebrating the beginning of the school year with classmates and faculty. In fact, we are renaming Book Day, and inviting you to our "Welcome Fair" on August 19!
FIELD DAY Needs (VIRTUS TRAINED) PARENT VOLUNTEERS!

Field Day is next Tuesday and one of our children's favorite end-of-school year events! We have several different ways you can help...especially with running a game station! CLICK HERE!


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 which will be held next Tuesday evening. CLICK HERE!


The last PTO Meeting of the year is tomorrow!
Volunteer Appreciation & New Family Welcome
Wed. 5/29 - 6pm, Cafeteria

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. This is an exciting time for your Saint Benedict PTO and we would love to celebrate this past year with you!


I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream!
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!

Help Wanted!
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. We need a PTO Board Vice President & a Secretary as well as class reps across a few grades! No experience necessary! On the job training is provided. 

We are looking for parents with a can-do attitude who are excited about building up our wonderful school community! Please reach out to Georgia Riccobono for more information about the available positions.

EduKit (School Supplies made easy!)
We are pleased to announce that EduKit flyers will be coming home this week!  Each kit contains exactly what your child’s teacher needs for next year. Simply go online to  www.edukitinc.com   to order your child's EduKit.
Yearbooks Are Here!
Buy your yearbook today! Just $27. Quantities are limited. Distribution Monday, June 3.
ASE is the Place!
Check out these great photos from The ASE Family Gathering on May 17th. Guests had an awesome time playing games, viewing a slide show of all the photos taken in ASE over the course of the school year and enjoying plenty of cupcakes and ice cream! Also, a couple of little clips from their fun with butterflies and jump ropes last week!
The Race for the House Cup IS ON!

Current Standings:
Ambrose - 75
Jerome - 70
Gregory - 65
Augustine - 63

The final points of the school year will be awarded during Field Day. At the conclusion of Field Day, we will award the House Cup to the House with the most points. The House Cup will be engraved with the name of the winning House and the year won to commemorate their achievement!
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 29, 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 . This week prayers are for the 4th-8th grade students and their families.
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