Friday Flash October 4, 2019

The word of the Lord remains forever.
This is the word that has been proclaimed to you.

Peter 1:25

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK:

  • Monday, October 7 – School Closed Student, Holiday, Professional Development Day
  • Wednesday, October 9 – School Mass
  • Thursday, October 10 – First Grade Field Trip
  • Friday, October 11 – Girls Innovate Field Trip

NEWS/EVENTS/NEED TO KNOW:

BASKETBALL REGISTRATION FOR 2019 – 2020:

Below are the links for basketball registration for this season.  All registrations must be completed via the Google form by Friday, October 11th at 4 PM.  Registration fee is $100 dollars. Please make checks payable to Saint Mary’s PTO- Basketball. Send all payments to the office C/O Mr. Schaefer or given to Mr. Schaefer directly.  Practice schedules are based on coach availability.  Teams for the elementary ages are divided as evenly as possible. The middle school players will be assessed and placed on the appropriate skill-level team for the league.

3 & 4th Grade Girls Basketball

3 & 4th Grade Boys Basketball

5th Grade Girls Basketball

5th Grade Boys Basketball

Middle School Girls Basketball

6th Grade Boys Basketball

7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball

MASS/SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR OCTOBER:

There are a number of times when classes are missed due to holidays. To compensate, we will adjust a couple of days:


Wednesday, Oct 16 — No Mass — MONDAY Schedule

Wednesday, Oct 30 — No Mass — FRIDAY Schedule

Friday, Nov 1 — All Saints Day Mass — WEDNESDAY schedule

SAVE THE DATE “TRUNK OR TREAT”:

Interested in reserving a spot for Trunk or Treat, Candy Donation ,or Volunteering? , Please sign up to make this a great event for all.

ICE CREAM SUNDAES!:

Don’t forget on our next early dismissal day, November 7th our 8th grade class will be selling ice cream sundaes to our 2nd – 8th grade classes during lunch. The cost is $2 each and students can add their flavor of syrup, sprinkles and whip cream.

Ice cream cups will be provided to our Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st grade students during the same lunch times. No toppings – provided. All proceeds benefit the 8th grade graduation fund, please help support our graduating 8th grade class.

LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, 2nd and 3rd GRADE YOUR MONTH IS OCTOBER!:

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

Click on the month to sign up!

October – 2nd & 3rd grades

November – Kindergarten & First

December – 4th & 5th grades

PAINLESS FUNDRAISING WITH AMAZON SMILE:

The easiest way to help earn money for our school is by making purchases through Amazon Smile. Sign up now with Amazon Smile – Video and Amazon Smile for Android – Video tutorials.

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY BUFFET:

Tuesday November 26, 2019, during student lunches. Families with Boonli lunch order accounts will order/register for this special luncheon when ordering lunch for their student in November. Families that do not have a Boonli lunch order account please look for the form to order/register coming soon!

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH EVENT:

“Middle School Youth Group Nights”  For Grades 6-8…Food, Friends, and Fun!  Gatherings will focus on fellowship and building relationships. Open to ALL Saint Mary’s community middle schoolers and their friends. Participants must be registered for parish faith formation (select Attends Catholic School in the online registration at the parish website) to ensure parental permission. Nights are planned for Nov. 24, Dec. 15, and Jan. 5.

“Diocesan Middle School Rally”  Saturday, October 19, 2019.  A gathering of young Catholics from parishes all over Central VA will be held at Charlottesville Catholic School from 10-5pm.  A day of inflatables, activities, music, sacraments, a guest speakers, and more…await! The event specific registration form is available to print. Turn youth registration forms into Laura in the parish office by 10/2 with $40 payable to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. *Chaperones are free. Youth price increases to $50 after 10/2. **We have chartered a bus for this event, departing 8:30am, returning 6:30pm. Space is limited.

“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 October 13, 2019

HELPFUL LINKS:

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

Please submit the information on this form so that we can share more about the Saint Mary’s experience with you. Thank you.