Dear Saint Mary’s Families,

We have had such a fun day celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!  Our faculty and staff are decked out in green from head to toe and our students are wearing all kinds of fun accessories.  Muggivan Irish School of Dance, including our own Alice and Megan Joss, performed this morning.  There was also a special performance by some of our faculty.  Be sure you ask your children all about it!

I have been analyzing the current year cafeteria data.  Our goal is to offer our students nutritious food at reasonable prices.  Some cafeteria changes will begin immediately and others will begin once we return from Easter break.

The cost of maintaining the salad bar as it has been, is not cost effective.  Starting this Monday, March 19th Morrisey’s Catering will be providing all salads.

When we return from Easter break, we will no longer be offering soup or potato options.  Although it may be listed as an option in Boonli (we are currently working with Boonli to make changes), anyone that has ordered the soup or potato and salad option or the salad bar option will be receiving a full salad prepared by Morrisey’s Catering.

Starting next week salads will be labeled with your child’s name so that we are sure the right students are getting the right meals.

If you have already placed your child(ren)’s order for April and need to make a change based on this new information, please let me know.  If you have not yet placed your child(ren)’s order for April, ordering is open through March 21st.  Click here to order.

Speaking of food, I hope you are looking forward to the Fish Fry tonight!  I hope to see you there!

Jenni Ellis


IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK: Please visit the school calendar regularly for the most up-to-date information as times and dates may change..

Friday, March 16th – Lenten Fish Fry
Wednesday, March 21st – School Mass
Friday, March 23rd – End of Quarter
Friday, March 23rd- Lenten Fish Fry
Friday, March 23rd – Stations of the Cross – Performed by Fourth Grade 7:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Tuition for 2018-2019:  Tuition has been set for the 2018-2019 School Year and is as follows:

One child – $7,895
Two children – $12,910
Three children – $16, 460
Four children – $19,440
Five children – $22,210

We are still on track for re-enrollment to come out the week of March 20th.

NEW – Saint Mary’s Go Forth! Capital CampaignUpdate :  School wide, we are at 75% participation, and four classrooms have earned a pizza party by reaching 100% participation (pizza parties will take place after spring break). Thank you to so many who have contributed! You can help your child’s classroom get to 100% by contributing to the campaign if you haven’t yet – any amount (even $1). Last week, a yellow card and Go Forth! envelope should have come home to you – if it is better for you to support the campaign in prayer, please return that card to school indicating your preference.

We are over $1,070,000  — about 54% of the way toward our $2 million goal. We are blessed by the generosity of many, and appreciate your continued prayers for this campaign, which will make such a huge positive impact on all of our children, and children who attend Saint Mary’s for years to come!

You can give online here: or contact Jennifer Janus at for more options, or for info on making a pledge to the campaign.

Lenten Fish Fry Friday:  PTO is hosting its annual “Lenten Fish Fry Fridays” on March 16 and 23.  Please join Saint Mary’s families for food and fellowship from 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM in the Parish Hall on these dates.  Catering is provided by Morrissey’s Catering.  Stations of the Cross will follow promptly at 7:00 PM.   Print this flyer for a handy reference of dates and times. Menu for March 16th, Menu for March 23rd.

Lenten Fish Fry Volunteers:  It’s Fish Fry time and we need your help to make it it possible! Please consider giving of your time. The signup has it all the information you need – Click HereThank you in advance!

New – Saint Mary’s ASC Enrichment “Bricks 4 Kidz”:  April 9th – May 14th,  Mondays 3:00pm to 4:00pm,  Grades 1st-5th.  Making learning FUN with LEGO Bricks. (flyer)

2018 Monarch Gala: Get your TICKETS to the 2018 Monarch Gala! The Gala will be Saturday, April 21 at the Hilton Richmond Short Pump Hotel and Spa with proceeds going toward the School Renovation. Tickets, tables, sponsorship, and other goodies (including a tag week for your students!) are now available for purchase online.   Gala Tickets

“TRY IT OUT” GRSM Pre-Band Summer Camp:  For beginner students who have an interest in joining the GRSM Beginning Band.  Pre-Band Camp (flyer)  All Band Camps Click Here For Additional Information  (Please Note: The information for the camps at St Bridget’s is at the bottom of the page.)

Saint Gertrude HS Summer Camps: Saint Gertrude High School has just opened its registration for summer camp. (flyer)


Church Events:

“Save the Date!” An invitation for you to celebrate how Jesus saved the world….  The celebrations of Holy Week (flyer)

“Words of Love from Calvary:” A series of Special Presentations for the Season of Lent Thursday evenings at 7:00p.m. and Friday mornings at 10:00a.m. through March 22/23rd. (flyer)

“Dead Man Walking:” The Monsignor Charles Kelly Faith Formation Forum.  The Journey Continues Saturday, April 28 at 10a.m. (flyer)

“Find Your Greatness” Tickets Available Now!  Dynamic Catholic:  “Find Your Greatness”, Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9 am – 1:30 pm, St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Great habits create great lives.  What are your habits?  Are they helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself?   Tickets $25 per person available at or call 859-980-7900 


Helpful Links:
Volunteer in the Lunch Room
Painless Fundraising
Flynn O’Hara Uniform inform