January 12, 2018

SEES Red Notes

Saturday, January 13 – GRSM Christmas Concert 3pm @ Benedictine College Preparatory
Monday, January 15 – NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Tuesday, January 16 – Weekly Mass 8:30am
Tuesday, January 16 – GRSM Music/Piano Lessons 3:10pm and 3:40pm
Wednesday, January 17 – Early Release Day 1:50pm
Thursday, January 18 – Wee Little Arts 3:15-4:15pm
Friday, January 19 – Report card distribution

***No School Monday 1/15, Early Dismissal Wednesday 1/17***

School and Extended Care will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.

Wednesday, January 17 is a 1:50pm dismissal day. Extended Care begins after dismissal. Bus drop-off times will be adjusted to compensate for the early dismissal.

Financial Aid Applications for 2018-2019 School Year

Applications are now being accepted for financial assistance for St. Edward-Epiphany school year 2018-2019. Applications are made online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3R3GD.

Applications must be completed and supporting documentation received by FACTS by March 1, 2018 in order to be considered for the first round of aid. Applicants with income other than W2 (for example, self-employment) have until June 1, 2018 to submit documentation.

If you have questions regarding the financial aid process, please contact Mindy Gerloff at 804-272-2881 ext. 314, or mgerloff@seeschool.com.

February Lunch Ordering Period is Open

The February online school lunch ordering period is open through Thursday, January 25. Please visit www.boonli.com to order lunches.

100 for 100 Campaign Update

With just 21 days left in our Annual Fund campaign, we are currently at 32% participation. In the coming weeks, please take a moment to send in your family’s gift to help us close the gap between tuition and the cost to educate our students. Your proudest gift is what helps us keep our tuition at less than half the average cost for a private/Catholic education in the greater Richmond area. Don’t wait – send in your gift today or make your contribution online. Thank you for your support!

SEES Red Pages Business Directory

Dear SEES families – we are excited to begin rebuilding the SEES Red Pages and we want your business or service to be a part of it! Do you offer a service or own/work for a company that you would like to share with others in our community? Please complete the entry form and we will include you in the directory, which will be available on our website. If you have any questions, please contact development@seeschool.com.

Scholastic Book Fair

Catholic Schools Week
January 29-February 2

Come out and support the Book Fair during Catholic Schools Week! The Fair will be held in the Media Center this year. Our hours are from 8am to 5pm each day. We will also be open on Thursday night during the Family Dinner. If you need volunteer hours, we have some open time slots. All of the hours are listed on the Track It Forward site. Hope to see you there!

SEES Parents’ Basketball Tournament

Moms and Dads: You have 68 days to get in shape for the Parents’ Basketball Tournament. Thursday March 22, 2018. More info to come!

St. Francis Home Outreach

The SEES HSA is looking to start a volunteer community outreach to the St. Francis Home.

The Saint Francis Home, Inc. is a privately supported, Charitable Organization. The Home was founded in 1973 as a Social Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond and is governed by a 25-member volunteer Board of Directors appointed by the Bishop of Richmond, who is the Chairman of the Organization.

Saint Francis Home’s purpose is to serve seniors of limited financial means by offering life-enhancing care and services designed to promote physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being in a home-like environment where independence, dignity, and self-worth are nurtured. Saint Francis Home is open to qualifying seniors over the age of 50, without preference or discrimination based on race, creed, religion, gender, or country of origin. More information is available at www.saintfrancishome.com.

We are looking to gauge interest in this community outreach effort in order to best serve the residents of the Home. There are several different opportunities, including decorating (seasonal decorating; take down/put up monthly), volunteer-led games (Saturday/Sunday afternoon), reading to the residents, and adopt-a-resident program. This is a great opportunity to give back to our community and expand our SEES pride and spirit. If you are interested, please contact Kelly Fibich or Faith Cranston for additional details (kfibich@gmail.com, fcranston@seeschool.com).

Thank you for your time and consideration for this wonderful volunteer opportunity.

Altar Server Training

SEES students Grades 4 and up: Would you like to gain a better understanding of the Mass and serve God and our school community at the same time? Please consider coming to the next training for Altar Servers! The only requirement is that you have already made your First Holy Communion. Mrs. Joan Nelson and Fr. Mark Kowalski will hold two training events:

Saturday, January 27, 2pm
Thursday, February 1 after school

You need only attend one session. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Morley at jmorley@seeschool.com.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship

The St. Edward Knights of Columbus Council #6546 will sponsor a Free Throw Basketball Championship Competition this Saturday, January 13 in the SEES Gym from 1pm to 4pm. The Competition is open to boys and girls ages 9 through 14. Proof of age is required. For more information, please contact Cforsythe88@gmail.com.

St. Edward Parish January Events for Youth and Families

January 13 – Family Movie Night 6pm in the Community Center. R. S. V. P. to Joan Nelson at joan.nelson@stedwardch.org
January 17 – Middle School Youth Group 6:30-8pm in Father Herbert Hall
January 25 – “Going Deeper” Middle School and Parent Bible Study 7-8pm in the Youth Room
January 31 – XLT Adoration 7pm in the Church

“Going Deeper:” Middle School Youth & Parent Bible Study
The St. Edward Parish youth ministry program is hosting a biweekly Bible study for middle school youth and their parents. During these meetings we will read that week’s readings, reflect on their meaning and discuss their relevance to us as contemporary people.

Goals are:
• For the youth to find new meaning in God’s promises and be enlightened by the scripture
• For parents to discover something new about their faith
• To foster church within the home

Please consider coming to our next meeting on Thursday, January 25 at 7pm in the Youth Room, across the parking lot from the Church. For more information, please contact Patrick Stearman at patrick.stearman@stedwardch.org.

Saint Gertrude High School Important Dates

Admission Testing: Saint Gertrude has rescheduled the cancelled December 9 admission test to Saturday, January 20 from 9-11am. The registration link is www.saintgertrude.org/admission-testing. If you were registered for the December 9 test, please re-register for one of our remaining admission test dates: January 20 or February 3.

Our next Lunch & Learn will be held on Tuesday, February 6. Similar to our Open House, Lunch & Learn is a shorter more intimate experience. We begin at 11am and for a little over an hour, guests enjoy a light lunch, participate in an informal Q&A session, and take a tour of the school. Please register online at www.saintgertrude.org/lunchandlearn.

Financial Aid applications to FACTS Grant & Aid have a February 10 deadline for first round awards in March. If you need more information regarding Financial Aid, please contact Marcia Davis, SGHS Finance Manager at mdavis@saintgertrude.org or 804-822-3947.