25 May

Dear Saint Mary’s Families,

The end of the school year is upon us!  After today we have only three full days of school and one half day of school remaining in the 2017-2018 school year.

And after today we have only 9 days total until we turn the building over to the general contractor at which point the construction and renovation officially begin.  Please consider helping us with the move over the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd.  Click on this link to sign up and help. Refreshments and food will be provided.

Looking toward next year, the key dates calendar for the 2018-2019 school year is linked here.  You will see that the revision date is in the lower right-hand corner.  We will make sure the most updated calendar is always available on our website and we will let families know if any changes to the calendar are made.

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

Joyfully,
Jenni Ellis
Principal

 

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK: Please visit the school calendar regularly for the most up-to-date information as times and dates may change.

Friday May 25 – Today – Field Day, Early Dismissal 12:20pm, ASC provided
Monday May 28 – School is closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday May 29 through May 31 – Middle School Exams
Thursday May 31 – Kindergarten Graduation 11am – 11:30am, Kindergarten Reception 11:30am – 1:30pm
Friday June 1 – Last Day Of School, School Mass & Award Ceremony, Early Dismissal 12:20pm, NO ASC provided
Monday June 4 – 8th Grade Graduation Rehearsal & Photos
Tuesday June 5 – 8th Grade Retreat at University of Richmond
Wednesday June 6 – 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony 3pm
Monday August 27 – First Day of 2018 – 2019 School Year

 

NEW – Monarch of the Month:  This month our Monarchs are Knowledgeable – They know a little bit about a lot of things that are important at school, at home, and all over the world!   Congratulations to our Knowledgeable Monarchs of the Month!

First Grade – Raegan McGinnis, Leo West
Second Grade – Matthew Corbitt, George Faraci
Third Grade – Ella School, Trip Core
Fourth Grade – Jaclyn Park, Michael Dan, Hazel Cabugason
Fifth Grade – Isaac Tan, Warwick Lord

Sixth Grade – Jean-Marie Boehling
Seventh Grade – Mady Thompson
Eighth Grade – Brendan Coughlan

NEW – Musical Monarchs:  When a student is spotted by Mrs. Taylor, our music teacher, or another teacher “singing like they mean it” during Mass the student’s name is entered into a drawing to be recognized as a Musical Monarch for the month.  This month we are recognizing:

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade – Lily Meyer
3rd-5th Grade – Matthew Faraci
6th-8th Grade – Anna Christian

NEW – Congratulations to Newly Elected Middle School SCA Officers:
President: Courtney Carter
Vice President: Emily Pinotti
Secretary: Daniel Christian
Chaplain: Cazin School
Treasurer: Maggie O’Leary
Treasurer’s Assistants: Jake Janus and Xavi Lugo
Communications: Sofia Battles
Charity: Oliva Altovilla

The Move, We Need Your Help: 
THE Move!
Saturday, June 2nd
Sunday, June 3rd

We need your help! The teachers are working hard to pack up their rooms in preparation for the renovation this summer. Sadly, those boxes are unable to move themselves. We will be here all weekend moving all of their items and this is where we need your help on June 2nd and/or June 3rd.

Please click on this link to sign up and help. Refreshments and food will be provided. Come and help us, meet new people and have fun while helping us get ready for the renovation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Heather at hheishman@saintmary.org

NEW – Flynn O’Hara: Flynn O’Hara our uniform company is holding a “private uniform shopping event” at their store since our renovation doesn’t allow them to visit this summer. Click here for additional information. Please note on the list of uniform items, the Columbia Blue Wicking T-shirt with School Silkscreen is no longer available.

NEW – News From Our Library:  Notices were sent home with all students that have overdue library books.   All library books were due by today Friday, May 18th.  Please note report cards are held until library books are returned or paid for.

NEW – LOST AND FOUND: All items in our Lost and Found (there is A LOT) not claimed by Thursday May 31, 2018 will be donated.

 

Church Events:

“Are You Interested in Becoming A Catholic?”  
If you have never been baptized, if you were baptized in another Christian denomination and would like to become Catholic, or if you were baptized Catholic, but never received the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation, you are welcome to join our RCIA Inquiry Process.  For more information, call Sr. Pat at 740-4044, ext. 13, or go to our parish web page, and click on “Interest in Becoming Catholic

“Adult Sacramental Preparation”
If you are an adult who was baptized Catholic and has been attending Mass, but never received the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Communion or Confirmation, please give Sr. Pat a call at the Parish Office, or email her at patmccarthysfcc@dstmarysrichmond.org. Adult Preparation Sessions for those interested in receiving these three Sacraments, will be offered started in June.  The day and time of these meetings will be determined by the group at the first meeting on Sunday, June 10, at 12:30pm in the St. Anne Room.

 

Helpful Links:
Volunteer in the Lunch Room
Painless Fundraising
Flynn O’Hara Uniform inform