WEEKLY NEWS - November 27, 2018
Comet Parents TO-DO List for This Week!
Lots of events to pay attention to in December!

  • 11/29 House Day - Students should wear their House T-Shirts to school, along with regular uniform.

  • 11/30 and 12/1 - St. Benedict Players Production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" 7pm-9pm, Library

  • 12/3 - Deadline for submitting all 8th grade recommendation and transcript forms to Mrs. Autry.

  • 12/4 - Mass, 8:30am. (instead of Friday)

  • 12/4 - St. Benedict Basketball Season Opener! Boys 7th/8th Grade Team, Benedictine Gym, 8:30pm. Go Comets!

  • 12/5 - Coffee with Mr. Cruess: JK & K Parents Only. 7:45am - 8:30am. Cafeteria. Register here.

  • Lessons & Carols, Tues. Dec. 11th 6:30-8pm, Church
  • Santa Shop, Tues. Dec 18th, donations due 12/12
  • Early Dismissal, Weds. Dec. 19th at 12:30pm. Christmas Break begins!
From Our Principal
In the Scriptural account of creation, God rested on the seventh day. "So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation." (Genesis 2:3) He didn't rest because he was tired, but rather to give us an example to follow. He knew that we needed a day of rest. It's easy for us to get too busy and that strain is often felt in our families. I encourage everyone to try to limit the activities you have on Sunday. Instead, set aside the Lord's Day as a day of rest, focused on faith and family.
Thanks again to everyone who supported this year's canned food drive for our friends at The Little Sisters of the Poor!
Have You Made Your Donation to the Comet Campaign?
Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to make that end of year gift! Make your tax deductible Comet donation today at:  http://www.saintbenedictschool.org/giving/donate-now.cfm
Are You A Saint Benedict Alumni?
If so, please join us for a reception on Tuesday, December 11 @ 5-6:15 pm in the Saint Benedict Church Parish Center. Then follow us to Church for Lessons and Carols
and hear the beautiful voices of our Saint Benedict students.
P.E. and ART Schedule
Reminder : Here is a copy of the PE/Art schedule through DEC 31.
Attention JK/K Parents!
Next Wed. 12/5, we will host a "Coffee with Mr. Cruess" for current and future (2019-2020 academic year) Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten parents in the Cafeteria from 7:45am - 8:30am. Hear from Mr. Cruess, Mrs. Menzies and Mrs. Horvath about transitioning to the next grade, upcoming assessments for the 2019-2020 school year and contract time...plus, your questions. (This session is for current parents at the school only.) Questions? Contact Gretchen Ridgely at gridgely@saintbenedictschool.org. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE !
Santa Shop Needs Your Help!
Every Comet's favorite shopping day will be here before you know it! Clean out your gently used or new items that are cluttering your house and donate them to our Santa Shop!  The kids will shop on Tuesday, December 18th!   Please bring your gently used and new items to the school (Mr. Herrity's Classroom) by December 12th so our shop will be ready!   Money collected from the sale will go towards scholarships and the 8th grade field trip. Suggested items: candles, Christmas decorations, ties, scarves, new socks, new hats (never worn), books, wrapping paper, picture frames, vases, jewelry, kitchen and dining ware, stationary, tools, board games, stuffed animals, baby items, and other new or gently used gifts. Thank you for your contributions!
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.)

ADVENT Letter from Father Tony HERE
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School Mass Schedule for November
Friday, November 30
Choir: 2nd Grade
Readers: Brigid Downs and Jacob Lang
Servers: Madeleine Lang, Lemma Wheatley, Brennan Shea

Tuesday, December 4
Choir: 6th Grade
Readers: Stella Peters & Liam Wasson
Servers: Hector Cibes-Lee, William Proctor, Jack Bellaver

Wednesday, December 12 (Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
Choir: 7th Grade
Readers: Frank Aguilar & Josh Giron
Servers: Jacob Lang, Tabitha Pickral, Gabriel Bevc
Upcoming Dates
Nov 29 - House Day! Wear House T-Shirt and uniform.
Nov 30 - St. Benedict Players - "Your A Good Man, Charlie Brown!" 7pm, Library
Dec 1 - St. Benedict Players - "Your A Good Man, Charlie Brown!" 7pm, Library
Dec 2 - First Sunday of Advent
Dec 3 - Deadline for submitting all 8th grade recommendation and transcript forms to Mrs. Autry.
Dec 4 - Mass, 8:30am. (instead of Friday)
Dec 4 - Used Uniform Sale! 4-6pm, Cafeteria.