15 Sep

Constitution Day  is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. Observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

 

Dear Saint Mary’s Families,

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Wednesday September 20 – School Mass

Wednesday September 20 – School Pictures

Friday September 22 – Early Dismissal Teacher Professional Development Day

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

PARENTS:

Our New PE/Health Teacher:   We welcome our new PE/Health teacher, Mrs. Kathryn Robinson.  She has been teaching at St. Edwards Epiphany School in Richmond and graduated from Longwood College.  Mrs. Robinson is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Henrico and is married with two children, Kaleb (age 5) and Ainsley (age 3).

 

Interims:  Due to parental preference, our “Interim’s” will be emailed September 22nd.  Please review your email address in your RenWeb account for accuracy.   If you would like a printed copy please contact your students homeroom teacher.

 

School Pictures:  Our school pictures will take place on Wednesday, September 20th. No PE uniforms are to be worn for photos. If they have PE that day, they are welcome to bring them and change after their photos.  Click Here  to find Picture Info and Ordering instructions. Pre-Pay is required and if after the Make-Up photo is taken, a refund will be given if you are unsatisfied. Orders placed after September 20th will be ordered with the Make-Up photos, after October 11th.  If you have any questions, please contact Real Life Studios – their number is on the order forms.

 

School Office: Our school office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 3:30PM, if you need entry into the school after 3:30PM please use the After School Care entrance on the Parish Hall side of the building.

 

Mass Collection: the money collected during School Mass will be donated to “Noah’s Children”.  Noah’s Children is Central Virginia’s first and only home-based pediatric palliative car and hospice program.  About 45,000 children of Central VA’s 300,000 have special health care needs.  About 7 percent (3,000 to 3,500) of these children are living with a life threatening illness or condition and need palliative care.  About 10 percent (300 to 350) of those children die each year and are in need of hospice care.  Click Here to learn more about how Noah’s Children organization impacts the lives of children.

 

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.

 

Boy Scouts of America:  Cub Scouts = camping, pinewood derby, and lots of fun!  Interested in learning more about Cub Scouts?  We have a great year planned for our first – fifth grade boys.  For more information, come to “Join Scouting Night” on Thursday, September 14 at 7 pm at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.   Or contact one of the pack leaders with any questions:  Al Lombardi alanlombardi@comcast.net, Steve Schrier smschrier@gmail.com or Andy Branch abranch72@gmail.com.

 

Go Forth 5K: Kids’ fun run and 5k walk/run. Saturday, September 23 at Deep Run Park. Kids’ run at 8 a.m., 5K at 8:30. Registration link is on the school homepage, or here: Click Here.  We will be looking for volunteers shortly, particularly from among middle school families (service hours available). Please register and join us! Funds raised at the Go Forth events will go toward the next summer’s renovations of elementary wing and library. Contact Jennifer Janus at jjanus@saintmary.org if you’d like to sponsor the event or if you have any questions!

 

Golf Outing for the Endowment: Friday, October 20 at Hunting Hawk Golf Club. This is an early dismissal day for our students. Check-in begins at 12:45 and 1:30 shotgun start. This year we’ll have a parent-child division available to middle school families. We’ll be looking for volunteers to help with the event from among faculty/staff as well as middle school students. Check the school website for registration information coming soon. Contact Jennifer Janus at jjanus@saintmary.org if you’d like to sponsor the event or if you have any questions!

 

 

 

 

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