John 11
I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;
whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will never die.

April 5, 2019

Please visit the school calendar for all your up to date information!

UPDATE! Friday May 3 Early Dismissal 12:20pm students do not eat lunch in school.



Monday, April 8 – National Spanish Exam 7th and 8th grades, Vocabulary and Grammar
Monday, April 8 – Middle School Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, April 9 – National Spanish Exam 7th and 8th grades, Listening and Reading
Wednesday, April 10 – School Mass
Thursday, April 11 – PTO Coffee and Donuts
Friday, April 12 – First and Fifth Grade Field Trips
Friday, April 12 – Saint Mary’s Fish Fry
Friday, April 12 – Fourth Grade Shadow Stations of the Cross 7:00pm to 8:00pm at St. Mary Church



NEW –  Richmond Diocesan Safe Environment Victim Assistance:  Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal.  Richmond Diocese provides our community with victim’s assistance coordinators that are available to provide support for victims of child sexual abuse and their families.

Coordinator – Maryjane W. Fuller
Catholic Diocese of Richmond
Office of Human Resources
7800 Carousel Lane
Richmond, VA 23294

NEW – Monarch of the Month:  For the month of March

Communicators, these students clearly express their ideas both orally and in writing.  They speak more than one language and they are good listeners.  Congratulations!

First Grade = Logan S, Harper R
Second Grade = Owen S, Mary Grace G
Third Grade = Milla C, Ellie M
Fourth Grade = Bailey L
Fifth Grade = Michael D, Lexi G, Alden C

Middle School also has Balanced Learner Monarchs for the month of March:
Sixth Grade = Maria G (Communicator), Molly M (Balanced Learner)
Seventh Grade = Lulu A (Communicator), George P (Balanced Learner)
Eighth Grade = Emily P (Communicator), Marshall D (Balanced Learner)

Annual Fund Drive For SMCS: In part because of your participation in our Annual Fund, last year Saint Mary’s received a $50,000 matching grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation that is helping us pay for our school renovation. The renovation is complete, but we’re not done improving our school. Our Annual Fund needs your support each year. Please help us reach our goal for the 2018-19 school year by making a gift to the Annual Fund. Your participation matters! You can give a gift to Saint Mary’s Annual Fund at, or send a check to the office with Annual Fund in the memo line. Should you have any questions, please contact Development Coordinator Jennifer Janus at  or (804) 740.1048 ext. 42. Thank you so very much!

PTO Coffee and Donuts: Catch up with your Saint Mary’s community on April 11th from 7:45 to 8:45am.  In front of the playground.  Come one come all!!


Fish Fry Fridays: at Saint Mary’s Catholic School on April 12!

Come and enjoy a wonderful Lenten meal with your church and school community in the Parish Hall. Delicious food will be provided by Morrissey’s Catering and it will be served by a team of our teachers! Adult beverages will be available for purchase.  Activities will be provided for children including Wii and Bingo.   Following our April 12th Fish Fry you can stay for Stations of the Cross, starting at 7 pm in the church. We can’t wait to see you there! All proceeds will benefit Professional Development for our faculty. April 12th menu HERE

Please click HERE to volunteer for the Fish Fry, we need your help.

NEW – Smoothies For Sale, 8th Grade Community Project: Our names are Sofia B and Brianna E, starting Friday March 29, we will sell fruit smoothies at our school Fish Fry!  Healthy and refreshing fruit smoothies for $3.00 each.  All sales will be donated to CZC, Comfort Zone Camp.  Comfort Zone Camp is a bereavement organization that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. Their programs are free of charge and include confidence building activities and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings.  Please help us raise money for this great camp.  Click HERE for our information flyer.

Board Game Class: Starting April 9th.  Students will have fun playing board games while learning board game strategies and skills, click HERE for exciting information.

Change For Haiti:

During 2019 Lenten season, in solidarity with our twin Parish school in Angouman, Haiti, students of our 1st to 5th grade classes will be asked to take part in “Change for Haiti.”  Next week, each student will be coming home with a donation box to collect change to be donated for purchase of much needed school supplies for the Haitian students.  The donation boxes will be collected in April after Lent.  Thank you for your support.  Questions?  Please contact David Park, Chair of St. Mary Haiti Ministry

Art Show Volunteers:  We are looking for art show shift volunteers for Friday morning, May 3 to assist with frame sales in the Upper  Commons. Please consider signing up for volunteer hours. We can’t do it without your support! Many thanks!

Field Day Volunteers Needed and Volunteer/Parent T-shirt order:

Field day is May 24 this year, please sign up HERE to help with this wonderful event.

Field Day t-shirts for volunteers and parents.  If you plan to volunteer please fill out the form in the link below so you have a volunteer shirt.   The cost of the shirt is $10.00.  If you want a shirt in the same color as your child but not volunteering please fill out the form link below and say “no volunteer”.  Thank you for  volunteering for this wonderful event. Please fill out the form by April 5, 2019. Click HERE

Cardinal Newman Academy Spring Middle School Math Circle: Are you intrigued by math puzzles and brainteasers? Click HERE for all of the information needed for CNA Middle School Math Circle.



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”.

“St. Mary’s Catholic Church Registration” Parish registration takes place monthly on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 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 next registration will take place on April 28, 2019.


Helpful Links:

Volunteer for Carpool Duty
Volunteer in the Lunch Room
Painless Fundraising
Flynn O’Hara Uniform infor