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Thursday June 6, 2019

All of us at Saint Mary’s Catholic School want to thank you for a great school year.  Our volunteers are amazing and we couldn’t do all that is accomplished without them.  Our families make our school community a home.  Enjoy, relax, be safe and many blessings for your summer.

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


Friday, June 7 – Saint Mary’s LAST DAY of school!  Early Dismissal 12:20 pm NO ASC, School Mass and Award Ceremony in the church starting at 9 am
Friday, June 7 – Saint Mary’s Catholic School 8th Grade Graduation 3 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Monday, June 10 – Saint Mary’s Report cards will be emailed


2019 2020 School Year calendar: Click HERE

NEW – Monarch of the Month for May:  Reflective!  These students take the time to think about things.  They recognize their limitations and use their strengths, gifts and talents to improve.  Congratulations!

First Grade = Emily G, Leo B
Second Grade = Kiera W, Andy G
Third Grade = Biff K, Cian Y
Fourth Grade = Lizey T, Tracey H
Fifth Grade = Martin O, Kate D, Yasmeen S
Sixth Grade = Nico P
Seventh Grade = Maggie S
Eighth Grade = Courtney C

NEW – From our Clinic: PLEASE pick up your students medication from the clinic.  Click HERE


Drive, Dine, Dream!

You don’t need to be present to win!

Saint Mary’s Catholic School is selling raffle tickets for a stay-cation getaway you won’t want to miss, with proceeds to benefit the 2018-19 Annual Fund. Enter for a chance to hold the keys — for 24 hours — to a 2018 Porsche Panamera 4*. You can drive this fine vehicle to The Jefferson Hotel, which has donated for this raffle a $700 package that includes dinner for two at Lemaire, Grand Premier Accommodations, breakfast for two, valet parking, a floral arrangement, and a welcome gift.  Add to all of that, a trip to the spa at The Jefferson, donated by Nick Abbate and The Abbate Agency.

Tickets for a chance to win all of this are only $50 for one, or $100 for three — imagine what a fine Father’s Day gift this might make!

Tickets are available online HERE, or in the school office.

Questions? Email Development Coordinator Jennifer Janus at

*Must be age 25 or older to win, and must submit proof of auto insurance.
Vehicle for local, Richmond-use only.
Driving record subject to review.

2019 2020 School Year Flynn O’Hara Pop Up Sale:  Every summer Flynn O’Hara offers a “Pop-up Shop” for families to be sized, view samples and order uniforms for the new school year. The date for this year’s Pop-up Shop is June 20 from 9-11.

Earlier in the school year a committee of parents was formed to discuss the current uniforms. A few minor changes were suggested that I think you will like:

  • JK-5 girls — Fall/Spring seasonal option — Navy skort paired with light blue polo
  • Middle School — Brown Sperry/boat shoe option for both boys and girls
  • All school — Navy leggings — no SMCS screen print required

Combining the upgraded HVAC in the renovation and providing the skort/polo addition, we are able to eliminate the PE uniform option on hotter days.

Attached you will find the flyer for the June 20 date as well as a comprehensive description of our uniform options.

Click HERE for the Flynn O’Hara Save the date, pop up sale and uniform list.

Click HERE for our SMCS Uniform information.

Thank you for your support of Saint Mary’s Catholic School! Principal Hess


Our annual “Go Forth 5K” September 21, 2019.  Click HERE for your save the date flyer and additional information.  You can never be to early to register click HERE to register.

NEW – Visit our website for all of your information needs:  Our Parent Tab will have our “Back to School” for 2019 – 2020 information updated in June!

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Events:

“How Can We Keep From Hoping?”  Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P. Saint Mary Catholic Church, Saturday June 15th, 10am. Click HERE for additional information.

“Your Cantor Workshop” 

What: Youth Cantor Workshop

Who: Rising 7th grade through High School singers who are interested in cantor formation

When: Sunday June 16 6-8pm OR Tuesday June 18 2-4pm in the Day Chapel

Purpose: To begin a new formation opportunity for future cantors among our parish youth.

This kickoff session, led by Master teacher Melanie Coddington, will focus on defining the role and responsibility of cantor within the liturgy, vocal instruction (breath, resonance, diction, and projection), and an introduction to the Psalms (context, language, and prayer genre.) We will also share the long range vision of this new venture. Please contact Laura Stapleton with interest and questions.

“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”.

Vacation Bible School is June 24-28, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon each day.  VBS is open to all children, age 4 (by July 1) through 5th grade (Sept. 2019).  The cost is $20 per child and families also have the option to purchase a music CD for $5 each.  
Visit for more information and to register.
Adult and Youth Volunteers are needed to help with our VBS.  To learn more and to sign up, visit our webpage at

“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 June 9, 2019

Helpful Links:

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