• Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

Dear Saint Mary’s Families,


Monday  October 9 – School Closed

Tuesday October 10 – Fourth Grade Field Trip To Hollywood Cemetery and Capitol Bldg Tour

Wednesday October 11 – NO School Mass

Thursday October 12 – Vision Screening for  grades 1, 2, 5, 7 and New Students grades 1 – 8

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


Back Carpool PICK UP ONLY Changes:  Dear Saint Mary’s Families,

Thank you so much for your support and patience yesterday during our new carpool procedure.  The last car was out of the parking lot at 2:59 and everything went very smoothly for the first day.  We are hoping for the same outcome today.  Since we don’t have after school activities today, we will have more vehicles lining up.  Your continued patience is greatly appreciated.  Monday at our faculty meeting, we will share the feedback we have received and discuss any changes that should be made.  Until we implement any necessary changes, we will continue to do exactly what we did yesterday.

Thank you again,


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!


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.



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


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.



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.