WEEKLY NEWS
September 19, 2017
Thank you to everyone who volunteered at Oktoberfest this past weekend! We couldn't hold this wonderful festival without our amazing volunteers.

Remember to record your volunteer hours in ParentsWeb (Family Information - Service Hours - Add Service Hours).
Altar Servers
If your student would like to be an altar server at School Masses, please see the registration form here. Altar servers must be baptized Catholic students in grades 3-8 who have already made their First Communion. They must also serve weekend Masses at St. Benedict or their home parish. The next altar server training at St. Benedict Church will be held November 4 at 10:00am for those still needing to be trained.
Our 5th/6th Flag Football team recorded a win this past weekend!
PTO News
Thank you to all those who attended our PTO meeting this past Thursday. It was a great meeting and we were excited to hear your ideas and suggestions for our upcoming Fall Fest. 

If you missed our meeting please be sure to check your emails as the meeting notes will be sent via your classroom reps. We'd love to see you at next month's meeting on Thursday, October 19th. All are welcome to attend! 

The PTO is still in search of a room rep for 6th grade . If you are interested in being a representative for your child's class please visit www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e45ada623a0f94-sbcs to learn about the responsibilities and to sign up.

Did you know that Saint Benedict Catholic school is registered with the AmazonSmile program? Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Saint Benedict Catholic School! It takes three simple steps!
 
If you have an Amazon account, sign in, and it will allow you to immediately select your charity. Or you can search for AmazonSmile, and it will take you to the designation field.
 
TYPE IN “SAINT BENEDICT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.”
 
CONFIRM YOUR SELECTION. That's it! Thank you for making SAINT BENEDICT CATHOLIC SCHOOL your designated charity!
PICTURE DAY IS COMING! FRIDAY, 9/29
Real Life Photography and Events is pleased to once again be a part of the Saint Benedict’s Catholic School family for our PICTURE DAY.
All students are required to take their photo, if they are in attendance on picture day.  There will be a makeup day so no need to worry.  
PLEASE NOTE:  All photo orders are prepay, either paper form with a check or online ordering. Orders and payments frequently get lost in backpacks so ONLINE ORDERING is preferred. For additional information click here.
   Art Supplies
Our ART Room is in need of some supplies that can be found in YOUR home! Please send in the following items. Direct any questions to our Art Teacher, Mrs. Marie Crow. Thank you for your contributions! 
  • baby food jars with lids
  • Pringles cans
  • art smocks (old t-shirts)
  • plastic recyclable caps from detergent bottles
  • old large beach towels
Help Needed
Saint Benedict Catholic School is looking for Substitute Teachers for grades PreK-8 for the 2017-2018 school year and for volunteers to work the Reception Desk during the school day. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please contact the School Secretary, Pam Autry, at (804) 254-8850 or pautry@saintbenedictschool.org for more information.
Parish News
EDGE: The 3 rd Annual EDGE Kickball Game will be this Friday, Sept. 22 at 5:30pm. This event will take place in the church parking lot. We will be serving dinner to start and of course snow cones after the game. Please RSVP if your middle school student is attending so we can plan for food. Your child is always allowed to bring a friend. Please have your child bring the registration form (if you haven’t turned one in already) when you drop them off. 
 
The quick details
5:30 – Dinner (cheese pizza and salad
6:00 – Kickball
7:00 – Snow Cones
7:30 – Pick up
Cost - $0.00 (This one is free)

Click here to view the EDGE calendar for this school year.

Sacrament Preparation: For more information about signing up for First Penance, First Communion, or Confirmation, please contact Rob Hamrick at  rhamrick@saintbenedictparish.org  , visit the side porch or go to our parish website  www.saintbenedictparish.org  for information and access to the forms on-line.  The deadline to register is September 24.

Youth Lector Training: A training for new  youth lectors will take place on SaturdayOctober 28 at  10:00am in the church. Participants must be baptized, have received their First Holy Communion, attend Mass each Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation, be in at least 6th grade, and be enrolled in a Catholic school or in a religious education program (either in the parish or in the home). Youth lectors, like their adult counterparts, read the announcements, proclaim the biblical readings, and announce the intentions of the Universal Prayer at Mass. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal directs that lectors be “people who are truly suited to carrying out this function and carefully prepared, so that by their hearing the readings from the sacred texts the faithful may conceive in their hearts a sweet and living affection for Sacred Scripture” (no. 101).
Middies Athletics
St. Gertrude will offer a series of fall softball clinics for 5 Saturdays (9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4) 1st-4th grade, 9-10:30 and 5th-9th grade,10:45-12:15. The cost will be $25 a session or $100 for the total 5 sessions. Click here to register.
Upcoming Dates:
Sept. 22 School Mass at 8:30am in the church (middle school wear dress uniform)
Sept. 22 First Quarter Interim
Sept. 29 Picture Day
Oct. 6    Early Dismissal at 1:30pm
Oct. 9    No School - Teacher Work Day