Friday Flash January 10, 2020

We saw his star at its rising

and have come to do him homage.

Matthew 2:2

IMPORTANT DATES NEXT WEEK:

  • Tuesday January 14 – SMCS Spelling Bee 1:00pm To 2:45pm In Our Parish Hall/Gym
  • Tuesday January 14 – Spirit Night At Red Robin Short Pump 4:00pm To 8:00pm
  • Friday January 17 – 1:30 Dismissal, Lunch In School, Report Cards Distributed
  • Friday January 17 – ASC Offered

NEWS/EVENTS/NEED TO KNOW:

ANNUAL FUND GIVINGTUESDAY UPDATE!

Thanks to the generosity of the Saint Mary’s Community during our GivingTuesday Matching Challenge, you helped raise more than $30,000 toward our $65,000 Annual Fund goal. Together with the gifts we had received prior to GivingTuesday, Saint Mary’s Annual Fund for 2019-20 has reached $45,245 — just $20,000 shy of our goal. If you haven’t made a gift to the Annual Fund yet, any time is a good time to help us get to the finish line. Click here to give today! Thank you for all you do for Saint Mary’s.

RED ROBIN SPIRIT NIGHT SHORT PUMP:

ENJOY YUMMM® AND RAISE FUNDS
Please join us for our Saint Mary’s Spirit Night at Red Robin!
Join us Tuesday, January 14th at the Red Robin at Short Pump Mall.
20% of fundraising sales will go back to our school!.
The more who join us, the more we earn. We hope to see you there!
Simply show this Saint Mary’s fundraiser flyer to your server for your sales to be applied to the total donation. 

8TH GRADE ICE CREAM SUNDAES!

CHILI COOKOFF:

The Annual Chili Cookoff is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 6:30pm, immediately following St. Mary’s Catholic Church 5:30 mass. Chili chefs and chili tasters needed!  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, $30 family maximum, and there will be a cash bar. Register to participate and purchase tickets ! Signup to volunteer at the Cookoff. This event takes a lot of “cooks in the kitchen”,  and we appreciate your help!  The Cookoff is a great way for our SMCS Family to kickoff Catholic Schools Week: delicious chili dinner (with chicken nuggets and mac-and-cheese for non-chili eaters), a friendly competition (with new prizes every year!), a movie for the kids, and a lot of fun!  Questions? Email Matthew Joss at mdjoss75@gmail.com

LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 2nd & 3rd Grade Parents/Families. This is your opportunity, WE NEED YOUR HELP AT LUNCH!

Parents – are you looking to get involved or see your child and help out in a much needed way?  One way to volunteer is during lunch. Each grade level is assigned a month. Please consider helping!

January 2020 – 2nd & 3rd grades

February 2020 – Kindergarten & First grades

Click on the month to sign up!

SMCS GALA SAVE THE DATE!:

BUDO CENTER MARTIAL ARTS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

The Budo Martial Arts Center is going to be offering its program to Saint Mary’s students again starting on Thursday, January 23rd.
Be part of a fast-paced modern martial arts curriculum led by masters from The Budo Center. Learn basic punches, kicks, blocks and combinations that help build coordination, strength and flexibility. Practice self-control and gain confidence while displaying a positive attitude about yourself and others. All while having FUN! 
The Budo Center will meet every Thursday, 3:15-4:00 for grades K-5. January 23rd-March 13th (4 week sessions) Cost: $150; Checks made payable to the Budo Center. Please complete the attached waiver and drop it off along with your check at the front office.  Sign up for this program will end on January 16th.  Any questions can be directed to Michelle O’Donnell After School Care Director at modonnell@saintmary.org

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BASKETBALL FREE THROW CONTEST

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Basketball Free throw contest

A free throw contest for individuals age 9 to 14 based on their age as of 1 January 2020 is being sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.  The event is open to all families.  

The event will be held on Sunday January 19, 2020 in the gym/Parish Hall at Saint Mary’s Catholic School.  Registration will begin at 2:30 in the gym. Please bring a government issued ID, a birth certificate or passport for age verification.  

The contestants will be divided into categories based on age and gender.   9, 10 and 11 year olds will be permitted to shoot from a 10 foot line. 12, 13 and 14 year olds will shoot from the standard 12 foot free throw line.  Each participant will be allowed 3 warm up shots. The contest is free and will consist of 15 free throws.  

Winners will advance to the District contest in February.  District winners will compete in March.

CARDINAL NEWMAN ACADEMY SHADOW DAY:

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH EVENT:

“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”.

“St. Mary’s Catholic Church Registration” Parish registration takes place monthly on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm or some weekdays at 7 pm in the Bishop Sullivan Room.  During this one-hour program, you will meet other parishioners, our Pastor and staff, receive an introduction to St. Mary’s Parish and complete the registration documents.  Childcare and refreshments are provided.

Our registration will take place on January 19, 2020.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Volunteer for Carpool Duty
Painless Fundraising
Flynn O’Hara Uniform information