Hebrews 13:8 NIV:  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.


Dear Saint Mary’s Families,


Tuesday October 17 – School Pictures Make-Up Day

Friday October 20 – Early Dismissal (ASC Provided) End of First Quarter

Friday October 20 – Golf Outing Come and Enjoy a Great Time!

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


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


Be a part of the Saint Mary’s GOLF OUTING for the Endowment:   A FUN time for all, register NOW!

When?  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20. Check-in at 12:45, shotgun start at 1:30

Where?  Hunting Hawk Golf Club

Why?  -The Outing raises money for Saint Mary’s Catholic School’s Endowment Fund. The endowment helps secure the future of Saint Mary’s Catholic School.    -It’s FUN!    -Prizes available for good golf, bad golf, crazy pants or maybe just because you showed up!    -If your favorite student is a golfer, you can team up with him or her and play together in our new parent/child division!

What else?   -You could bring clients and prospective clients! Make it a write-off that supports a good cause!     -Your friends or family can join you for dinner after you play – guests are $10.     -If you don’t golf or absolutely can’t attend, consider sponsoring a hole, donating a door prize or paying for a member of Saint Mary’s faculty to play.     -Every student whose family member or friend registers gets a chance for his/her class to win a cinnamon roll party from C&C’s Cinnamon Rolls. YUM.

SIGN UP HERE,TODAY!   Email Jennifer Janus at jjanus@saintmary.org or John Benton at johndbenton@gmail.com with questions.

We’ll be looking for volunteers to help with the event from among faculty/staff as well as middle school students.  Contact Jennifer Janus at jjanus@saintmary.org if you’d like to sponsor the event or if you have any questions!


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


Calling All Middle School Students “T-Shirt Contest”:   Calling all middle school student artists – it’s time for new IBMA t-shirt designs! 
Please submit artwork to: Artwork Link by October 20th.
The winning school receives 25 free t-shirts!  Consider this a “no rules” contest for student risk-takers!  Student creativity is the major ingredient in the winning design!
Here are some ideas to consider:
• IBMA or IB-Mid-Atlantic, or the IBMA logo in the design
• Include CAS, learner profile attributes or ATL skills
• Incorporate service learning or international mindedness
• Include the 4 IB Programmes


Early Dismissal After School Care Will Be Provided: We will have ASC for Early Dismissal on October 20 and October 25.  ASC will also be provided on 11/7, 8AM to 6PM, during school conferences.   Please email Florence Smith at fsmith@saintmary.org if your student/s will be attending ASC on 11/7, so staffing can be determined.


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


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.


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.


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


Easy Volunteer Hour:   From our new P.E. teacher Mrs. Robinson.  During P.E. class we use pinnies when we play all the fun games in class.  Right now the pinnies need to be refreshed.  If you are willing to wash the pinnies for a volunteer hour. Please email Mrs. Robinson at krobinson@saintmary.org.  Thank you so much.


Lunch Volunteers Needed:  If each family signed up 4 times to help with lunch, we would be covered for the entire school year?  Please volunteer!  Thank you in advance for your help and support!! Volunteer Here


Morning Carpool Team:    We have filled all morning carpool spots for ECDC and out Front, Thank you to all our volunteers.  We are now in dire need of volunteers at the Middle School.  We need a total of 5 volunteers – 1 volunteer for each day!  Please contact Andy Branch at abranch72@gmail.com  or Shana Branch branchrva@gmail.com for openings Click Here.


Saint Gertrude Open House:   Annual Open House on Sunday, October 15 from 1:00-3:00 PM.

We welcome you to meet our Head of School Renata Rafferty, take a private tour of our campus, learn about our stellar academics, athletics, and arts programs, and enjoy refreshments with key faculty members.  Saint Gertrude High School is a Catholic, all-girls, independent, college preparatory high school located in the Museum District of Richmond.  Come discover the unique opportunities awaiting your daughter at Saint Gertrude as she takes the next step to her future.  Come learn about our signature four year Discover Leadership program, our over 90 years of academic excellence, our learning beyond the classroom throughout Richmond and the world. and our outreach program promoting Jesus’ Gospel of caring for others.   Please register to attend  at www.saintgertrude.org.  For more information, check out our website www.saintgertrude.org or contact Meredith McNamara, Director of Admission at 804-822-3955 or admission@saintgertrude.org.



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.