Thursday Thoughts from Mrs. Hartman

“No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived,
what God has prepared for those who love him.”

1 Corinthians 2:9-10

Three 5th, 6th and 7th graders were surprised this week following the school mass on Tuesday. The middle school students wrote essays during Catholic Schools Week addressing what their Catholic education at St. Benedict School means to them. Their responses were amazing!!! What they didn’t know is that the essays were used to determine a student from each grade to receive a $500 scholarship from the Endowment Committee to be used toward their 2018-2019 St. Benedict tuition.

We as Catholic educators have long understood the sacrifices that parents and families make to ensure their children receive a Catholic education. The choice you have made for your children to attend St. Benedict Catholic School is never taken lightly or for granted. Likewise our sponsoring parishes also invest in the education of our students through parish and community scholarships as well as funding for financial aid. This year the St. Benedict Catholic School Endowment Committee also wanted to recognize students and families who are committed to supporting education at our school.

Congratulations to the following students whose essays were selected in the scholarship search:
Lauren Schoen Grade 5
A’Nyah Woodard Grade 6
Andrew Metzger Grade 7
Thank you to all of our benefactors and supporters….
Thank YOU for choosing St. Benedict Catholic School!

We cannot stress enough to our current families the importance of registering immediately for next school year! With classes already filling up, we cannot guarantee a place at any grade level. It is imperative that our current families register soon to ensure your child has a place reserved at St. Benedict Catholic School for the 2018-2019 school year. Please return registration information along with the family registration fee as soon as possible.

End of Third Quarter
The third quarter ends today. Friday, March 9 is a free day for students and teachers will have a work day. This is a scheduled day as indicated on the main school calendar. Report cards will go home on Friday, March 16th.


Sunshine Move-In Day
The long awaited day is almost here. Our new neighbors from the Sunshine Community will be moving into their new homes on Olimphia St on Tuesday, March 13th. Our students have been busy making nameplates for doors, welcome messages and even helping get the homes ready. We are very excited to welcome our new neighbors’ home.

Science Fair
District Science Fair will be held Saturday, March 10th at the University of Toledo. We represent district 2, which is the largest district in one of the largest state science programs in the United States. Students representing St. Benedict at the Northwest District Science Day, Saturday, March 10th at the University of Toledo are: from the 8th grade- Chris Rathge; from the 7th grade- Kameron Allegrini, Luke Barnett, Noah Ernst, Lizzy Keel, Brendan McManus, Andrew Metzger, Ian Rattigan, Lindsey Rekart, Natalie Rekart, and Trenton Thieman,

Those students earning a Superior rating will go on to the Ohio State Science Day at the Ohio State University in May. Best wishes to all students and their coach Mrs. Hinkle.

The Price is Right
This year’s Price is Right event will take place this Saturday! At this time, it looks like the event will again be a sell-out. Even though there is no school this Friday, raffle tickets may still be turned into the school office! Each family is asked to sell one complete book of tickets. Please remember that all proceeds from the Spring Event come directly back to the students of St. Benedict School. Thank you for your support.

The deadline for yearbook orders has been extended. Please return order forms or online orders by Monday, March 12, 2018. Yearbooks are $13 each.

Upcoming dates:
Fri. Mar 9 No School – Teacher Work Day
Sat. Mar 10 Spring Event – 4th Annual The Price Is Right
Tues. Mar 13 Sunshine Move-In Day
Thurs. Mar 15 NO HOT LUNCH (due to Fish Fry)
Fri. Mar 16 Report Cards go home
Little Flower Fish Fry 5:00-7:00

FINAL THOUGHT: May the remaining days of Lent be filled with sacrifice, purifying our hearts for the Easter victory.

United in Community, in partnership with families, guided by the message of St. Benedict, God calls us to LIVE, LEARN, and LOVE.

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