“Be The Reason Someone Smiles”

Saint Mary’s Families
October 19, 2018

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


Monday October 22nd –  First Grade Field Trip
Tuesday October 23rd – JK and Kindergarten Open House 9am – 10:30am and 6pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday October 24th – School Mass
Wednesday October 24th – SCA Induction
Thursday October 25th – Fifth Grade Field Trip
Thursday October 25th – Pink Out Tag Day
Friday October 26th – Kindergarten Fall Festival
Friday October 26th – Middle School Halloween Dance



NEW – JK and Kindergarten Open House: Click HERE for a flyer to share with family, friends and neighbors.

NEW – Pink Out Tag Day:  Saint Mary’s Catholic School is having our annual Pink Out Tag Day on Thursday, October 25th.  Show your support for all of those impacted by breast cancer by wearing pink. The cost to participate is $3, and 100% of the money will go to The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.

NEW – Emergency Student Lunch: Please know any student that forgets their lunch will receive our emergency lunch.  The cost is $3.00 and it will include; Ritz Crackers N Cheesy Dip, Welch’s Fruit Snacks, Mott’s Organic Apple Sauce, Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels, Polly O Mozzarella String Cheese, and a bottle of water.  Emergency lunch will be billed through Boonli.  If you do not have a Boonli account your will receive a bill which needs to be returned to your students homeroom teacher with payment. Billing will begin starting November 2018.

Sweet Treats for Middle School:  The 8th grade will be selling sweet treats during middle school lunch on Friday, 10/12, 10/19, & 10/26. Prices will be $2 for ice cream and $1 for everything else.  Please support the 8th grade and buy a sweet treat!”

Trunk Or TreatCostumes, Fun, Candy, Games & Movies!!! Click HERE for the full details. Click HERE to sign up for a spot and decorate your trunk, or to help with supplies and other needs.

NEW – Middle School Knights of Columbus Halloween Dance:  October 26th in our school gym.   Please help make this dance special by volunteering, click HERE to help.  Every student will need this PERMISSION SLIP  to attend the dance.

NEW – Boonli Is Open For Ordering Lunches:  Families can order lunches for November from October 17 through October 29, 2018.  Join us for our THANKSGIVING BUFFET on November 20, 2018.  Place your Thanksgiving Buffet order for the total number of family members attending on your students lunch order. Families with more than one student, please add total number attending to one student order.   For families that do not order school lunch, click HERE for the Thanksgiving Buffet form.  Please note the deadline to order is 10/29/2018.

Thanksgiving Buffet Lunch Schedule:

10:50-11:15am                     3rd & 4th Grades
11:15- 11:40am                     1st & 2nd Grades
11:40-12:05pm                    K & 5th Grades
12:05-12:30pm                   Middle School classes

NEW – Help Us Celebrate Our Veteran’s:  Our Veteran’s Day Assembly will be on Monday, November 12th, at 2:00, in the Church. The assembly is for grades 2-8. The speaker this year is Mr. Richard Gasperini. Mr. Gasperini is the grandfather of Matthew, Thomas, James, Mary Grace, and Genevieve Gasperini, and is a US Army veteran.  Please click HERE for the Veteran’s Day Salute and a letter explaining the salute, the salutes are due my November 5th and will be displayed at school.

NEW – Can You Help?:   The P.E. classes are in need of clean and fresh smelling pinnies to wear during class. Washing the pinnies is something that is needed from time to time throughout the school year.  Washing the pinnies will not only help the students of SMCS it will earn you one parent involvement hour per washing. If you are able to help or need more information about pick up and drop off of pinnies, please email Mrs. Robinson at krobinson@saintmary.org.



Monday Prayer Group “Come start your week with prayer! Join your SMCS community every Monday in the side Chapel after drop off for a time of communal prayer. Let us come together to strengthen our community by inviting God into our midst. All you need to bring is a Rosary and a smile. We hope to see you!”


Church Events:

“The Monsignor Charles Kelly Faith Formation Forum”  A ministry of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Cardinal Blase Cupich, Saturday November 17th, 10am. Click HERE for information.

“The King’s Singers – GOLD” A Christmas Concert Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. St. Mary Catholic Church  Tickets:  $40 per person Acclaimed for their life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, two time Grammy and Emmy award winning The King’s Singers are in global demand. Come celebrate 50 years of amazing musical heritage with their special anniversary performance: GOLD.

For concert info and tickets, visit stmarysrichmond.org or call the Parish Office at 804-740-4044.  We expect a sellout, so get your tickets now!

“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 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.  Child care and refreshments are provided.

Our next registration will take place on November 4th, 2018.


Thank you!


Helpful Links:

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