I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind
Of such I dream, my world!




🏀 Calling all sports fans!!! 🏀 If you love basketball, you won’t want to miss this week’s auction item!

We will be auctioning off 4 court side tickets to VCU’s last men’s home basketball game against Saint Joseph’s on Friday, March 8th!   Not only will the lucky recipient win these amazing seats, they will also receive a front row parking spot right outside of the Siegel Center entrance!  Be sure to purchase your Masquerade Ball tickets by February 15th for a chance to bid on this great sports package! 

February 8, 2019

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


Monday, February 11 – 3rd Grade Field Trip
Wednesday, February 13 – School Mass
Friday, February 15 – Early Release Day 1:30 (Students eat lunch at school)
Friday, February 15 – Middle School “Valentine’s” Dance



NEW – Monarch of the Month:   Open Minded –  These students critically appreciate their culture and personal history, and the perspectives of others.  They show empathy, compassion and respect.  They act to make a positive difference in the lives of those around them and in the world.   Congratulations!

First Grade = Marley T, Maddie M
Second Grade = Raegan M, Reagan C
Third Grade = Julia R, Fiona B
Fourth Grade = Luke L, Emma S
Fifth Grade = Gavin T, Angie R, Alex C
Sixth Grade = Lauren L
Seventh Grade = Maeve B
Eighth Grade = Grace R

NEW – After School Care Coordinator:  We are happy to announce that Mrs. Shonnie Carroll has accepted the position of ASC Coordinator. Shonnie is experienced in delivering school age programs with a focus on offering enrichment while providing best safety practices. She has been training with Jennifer Southworth this week. Please be sure to say hello and welcome Shonnie to SMCS!

NEW – Middle School “Valentine’s Day Dance:  Friday February 15, 2019 from 7:30 to 9:30.  Volunteers are needed (chaperones, food donations, etc.) and our middle school students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to sign up to decorate and clean up.  Please click HERE  to make this event a possibility.  Click HERE for required permission slip (admission includes $5, a jar of peanut butter or napkins).

Prayer and Reflection: There is a group of moms (although dads are also welcome) that has been meeting on Mondays at 8AM in the daily mass chapel to pray the rosary – for all the intentions of our school community. It has been a meaningful start to our week!  This week, we are adding “a bookend” to the other end of the week. Join us Fridays at 1:30PM in the St Mary Room (down among the church offices) to look ahead to the readings for Sunday and reflect, discuss, and continue to help make our Catholic School experience meaningful. We planned it for “just before pickup” in the hope that you can make it work in your day.   For both events, no preparation is required and children are invited.  We look forward to seeing you!

Crayola ColorCycle: Send in your old markers!  We are excited to announce our participation in Crayola ColorCycle program.  “Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. Through this initiative, students grades K-12 in schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and re-purpose used markers.”  Saint Mary’s will be collecting and recycling all brands of plastic markers.  This will include dry erase markers and highlighters.  Let’s keep them out of the landfills! Please send makers in a paper bag marked “Mrs. Trout”.

Masquerade Ball and Casino Night:

Tickets are now on sale for our Masquerade Ball & Casino Night, Saturday March 2!!! We have tax deductible sponsorships available as well. Purchase tickets, sponsorships and TAG week HERE.


PTO General Meeting:

PTO general meeting in the Bishop Sullivan room on Wednesday February 13th at 6:30 p.m.  Father Renninger will update the community on the principal search and our PTO will share upcoming events and news.


NEW – Field Day Help Needed:

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



Church Events:

“Pope Francis After Six Years” Saturday, February 16th, 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Fr. Thomas Reese. Click HERE for more information.

“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 February 21st, 2019 at 7:00p.m. in the evening.


Helpful Links:

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