To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:  Ecclesiastes 3:1


Dear Saint Mary’s Families,



Friday October 20 – Golf Outing Come and Enjoy, IT’S NOT TO LATE!

Tuesday October 24 – 5th Grade Field Trip

Wednesday October 25 – School Mass

Wednesday October 25 – Early Dismissal ASC provided

Thursday October 26 – Open House Tours & Information 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Friday October 27 – First Grade Field Trip

Friday October 27 – Report Cards

Friday October 27 – “Pink Out Day” see below for more information

Friday October 27 – Knights of Columbus Halloween Middle School Dance

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


Early Dismissal and School Mass:  Wednesday October 25, our school will celebrate Mass, even though it is an early dismissal day.

Jenni Ellis Named Saint Mary’s Catholic School Principal:  We are extremely pleased to announce that Jenni Ellis has been appointed as Principal at Saint Mary’s Catholic School. As you know, we have conducted a nationwide search for a new principal that would uphold the high standards of excellence at Saint. Mary’s. We are blessed that this search has brought Ms. Ellis to Saint Mary’s Catholic School and I ask that you join me in welcoming Ms. Ellis to our community.  Ms. Ellis Bio


Golf Outing Thank You!   Thanks to many generous families who helped to sponsor faculty/staff participation in the Saint Mary’s Catholic School Golf Outing for the Endowment. Together, you contributed nearly $500 so that teachers who wanted to play could be part of the Golf Outing at no cost. Your gifts benefit our school’s Endowment, which helps our school today and sustains it for the future.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for the Outing:  C&C’s Cinnamon Rolls; Diamond Springs Water; Tony DiServio Insurance, Inc.; Glory Days Grill of Gleneagles; J Rocco’s Pizza; Lafayette, Ayers & Whitlock, PLC – Attorneys at Law; McNamara Services, LLC; Richmond International Forest Products; Richmond Moms Blog; Royal Chevrolet – The Mugford Family; TNT Auto Rentals; TNT Limousine; TNT Transportation Services; Teeth by Talton; True North Foliar; Tweed; and Wellesley Animal Hospital.

Many thanks to John Benton for chairing this event, to all the volunteers who came to help make it a success, and also to all of the golfers who played in this year’s Outing.  Jennifer Janus


Early Dismissal After School Care Will Be Provided: We will have ASC for Early Dismissal on October 25.  ASC will also be provided on 11/7, 8AM to 6PM, during school conferences.   Please email Florence Smith at if your student/s will be attending ASC on 11/7, so staffing can be determined.


Painless Fundraising:  Click Here for updated absolutely PAINLESS Fundraising for our Saint Mary’s School Community.


TIME CHANGE! Knights of Columbus Halloween Middle School Dance:  WHEN: Friday 10-27-2017  TIME CHANGE 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m..  Click Here for additional information.  Click Here for the student Permission Form.  Click Here to volunteer to make our Halloween Dance Great!


Our Student Council Association is sponsoring:  A school wide “PINK OUT DAY” to support breast cancer research.  The Pink Out Day will cost $3.00, and all of the money will go to the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.  Make sure your bring in your $3.00 contribution so you can wear your pinkest tag day outfit on October 27.


Middle School Families Conference Information:  A note from our amazing Middle School Teachers.  Unfortunately, the number of conference sessions does not allow for every middle school parent to meet with every middle school teacher.  A rule of thumb is, if you want clarification or if you have concerns, by all means set up a conference.  If you are comfortable with your student’s work and grades, then there’s no need for a conference. The Middle School Teachers understand.


Veterans Day Salute:   Our Veteran’s Day Assembly will be on Friday, November 10th, at 2:00, in the Church. The assembly is for grades 2-8. The speaker this year is Mr. Dana Carroll. Mr. Carroll is the grandfather of Elliott in Mrs. Mickle’s class, a US Air Force veteran, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Director.  Click Here for the Veteran’s Day Salute and Click Here for a letter explaining the salute.  Your Salute must be returned to the office for Mrs. Klein by November 3rd.


Parent Conferences November 6 & 7:  Monday, November 6, parent/teacher conferences will be from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Conferences will scheduled in 10 minute intervals with 5 minutes in between.  Families may schedule conferences through Sign up Genius beginning October 29th until Friday, November 3rd at 12:00 p.m.   Families with 3 or more students have first preference.  A formal conference may not be necessary for all families.


Reading Decathlon:  Our exciting new reading incentive program.  Your student learned about the program in Library the week of October 2nd and many students are on their way to the Purple Level.  Our goal is to create and encourage life-long readers.  Click Here for more information and to see a sample of a student Reading Decathlon Log.


Spirit Shop: CLICK HERE to see all of the NEW, FUN and Exciting items that show your Saint Mary’s Spirit!



Richmond Symphony Orchestra returns to St. Mary Catholic Church:

“Songs of the Angels – A Celebration of the Music of Christmas”

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7 pm

With special appearance by Saint Mary’s School Choir – Tickets:  $20 per person, $30 for reserved seating – Available online  HERE or in the parish office.  Discounted tickets available for Saint Mary’s Catholic School choir families.  See Mrs. Heather Heishman.