There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: Ecclesiastes 3:1


Dear Saint Mary’s Families,


Monday October 2 – Middle School Brown Bag Lunch

Wednesday October 4 – School Mass

Thursday October 5 – Saint Mary’s High School Fair

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


Monarch of the Month: “Inquirer” You LOVE to learn! Your natural curiosity leads you to find answers to your questions.  Congratulations to:

First Grade – Cooper Rice and Seren Evans

Second Grade – Biff Koehler and Wyatt Bradshaw

Third Grade – James O’Leary and Ryan Dan

Fourth Grade – Mac Compton, Victor Olesen and Mercy Grapes

Fifth Grade – Addison Goad and Matthew Faraci

Middles School 6th Grade Alex Blaylock, 7th Grade Alice Joss and 8th Grade Sami Schumate

Musical Monarchs K-2 Grade Ryan Grasser, 3-5 Grade Alexander Tinker, and MS Molly Sproull


Constitution Day Collection for Texas Relief Effort:  As coverage of Hurricane Harvey was consuming most TV newscasts, Jackie Moore, a member of our SMCS community, waited for news from her sister-in-law, who lives in Texas.  The Miller’s home in Texas withstood the hurricane, but as we all know many others were affected.  Our collection of $1,303.85 was raised from Constitution Day, a day dedicated to thanking God for liberties and participating in activities which demonstrate patriotism and celebrate our rights and privileges as Americans.  The money raised from our celebration will go directly to the relief efforts in Texas.


Back Carpool PICK UP ONLY Changes, VERY Important:   After extensive research and practice, we have decided to change the afternoon back carpool pick up process for the Middle School and ECDC.  Monday you will be given a map at carpool time with detailed directions on how to proceed.  The first day we will try the new process is Thursday, October 5.  We will also conduct an information session Tuesday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m. to introduce the procedure and answer questions.  The session will take place in the Parish Hall/ gym.  If you would like to help direct traffic either Thursday or Friday, please sign up at Tuesday’s information session.


High School Information Fair:  Middle School students and their parents are invited to meet with representatives from high schools to gather admittance information. Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 7PM to 8:30PM at Saint Mary’s Catholic School, Parish Hall. Click Here for the list of schools attending.

High School Night Volunteers are NEEDED:  Click Here to Volunteer


Be a part of the Saint Mary’s Golf Outing for the Endowment:    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 or John Benton at 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 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


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  or Shana Branch 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.