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Information for the week of March 4

March forth during the week of March Fourth!


Not your typical Cat in the Hat.  We hadn't known that Dr. Seuss's well-known character was also capable of cleaning the clocks of opposing linemen.  But, once we saw it was Jack Hall donning the striped sombrero, it all made sense.  Jack and his classmates visited parochial schools to read under the guidance of Mrs. Esparza and Mr. Walker.


Talent?  Oh, yeah!  Saint Gertrude's Maggie Scott and Benedictine's Oliver Sibal shared the top prize in Thursday night's talent show.  Earning second place were members of our drum corps:  Sean McGranahan, Alex Aboulhoson, Spencer Baird, Jared Crews and Nick Turner.  Third place honors were shared by Eric Berger, who tickled the ivories, and the trio of Ryan Boone, Dillon Tennyson and Alex Coleman, who tickled our funny bones.  Masters of ceremony Savion Washington and Bradford Dudley brought it all together.



The Week's Uniform Schedule 

     Allow us to direct you to THE authoritative spot for finding out about the week's uniforms: School calendar


     TWAB shall no longer carry uniform info for the upcoming week.  The upside is that the school website calendar details the daily uniform through the month of March!


     Here is a link to information on the components of each uniform: uniforms

 The Week of March 4 Dining Highlights:

Monday        Dining Facility closed

Tuesday       Breakfast:  Egg McMuffin

                      Lunch:  Chick-fil-A

Wednesday  Fish, Potatoes, Green Beans

Thursday      Breakfast:  Biscuits and Gravy

                      Lunch:  Hamburger "Fry"-day

Friday           Breakfast:  French Toast with Apples

                      Lunch:  Fish Nuggets


Last "meaty" Friday for a while.  Junior Josiah Worley moves through the line with some of Chef Alan's chicken parmesan during Friday lunch.  With Lent right around the corner, Friday's dining options will soon have less of a carnivorous feel to them.

From School Administration


Monday March 4

     School Closed – Retreat Day for Faculty & Staff

Tuesday March 5

     Junior class college informational meeting for parents and students at 8:00 a.m. and  5:00 p.m. in the Library

Wednesday March 6

     Ash Wednesday (Day of Fast & Abstinence)



Dieters need not apply



    Do you want to win over $400 in gift cards? Buy a Junior Class Raffle Ticket! 

    The junior class is selling a "gift card wreath" valued at over 400 dollars; the gift cards include such delectable treats as: Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, Cheesecake Factory, Five Guys, Chipotle, Outback and many more! Tickets are $5 for one ticket and $20 for five tickets! What a deal! 

     Students, parents, faculty, and friends of Benedictine are all welcome to buy tickets! Please come to the front office or email Miss Lowry for details (alowry@benedictinecollegeprep.org). Tickets sold through March 15!"



Attention Normandy participants--Check your passports!


     For parents who are traveling to Normandy this June or who have sons that are doing so (or both!), now is the time to check passports.  If passports are lacking or if they have expired (or are near expiration), the process should be started immediately, as it may take up to eight weeks to get one issued.

     A plane ticket for international travel is worthless without a passport!



Father-Son Mass & Dinner


The Father-Son Mass and Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 16th @ 5 p.m. / Tickets: $20 per person
It's rounding March again, and it's time for the annual Father-Son Mass & Dinner for 2019! Tickets for the dinner and program are $20 per person. You can sign up using the form below or send a check made payable to Benedictine College Prep to the front office. Please note father/son dinner in the memo.


Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m., followed by a delicious dinner in the dining hall. Come and enjoy a worry-free evening with your son, other Cadets and their fathers.


Register here:  https://www.benedictinecollegeprep.org/fathersonmassdinner


This is a tradition that should not be missed!


Choir Kudos


From: Lynne Liggan
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
To: William Doran
Subject: FW: Virginia Vespers 2019 with gratitude


Dear Mr. Doran and Members of the Benedictine College Prep Schola,


On behalf of Jeff and our entire VCC staff, we want to thank you very much again for your joining us and singing such a prayerful and beautiful hymn at Virginia Vespers. We greatly appreciate the time you so generously gave to coordinate the students' schedules, practice and attend on a weekday. We are also grateful to the students, recognizing they have busy schedules and yet they took the time to be part of the service. The Schola's participation helped to make vespers more beautiful and prayerful as did the 5 altar servers who assisted at the liturgy. Thank you for generously sharing your musical gifts and amazing talent with us.


We have received many positive comments and feedback from those who attended. You can find pictures of the event on our website: https://vacatholic.org/news-events/virginia-vespers/ and I have attached some individual pictures from the evening.


Thank you for your assistance and support. We really enjoyed working and coordinating this event with you.


Many thanks again, and best wishes for a prayerful and fruitful Lent!


God bless you,



Lynne-Marie Liggan


Virginia Catholic Conference

919 East Main Street, Suite 1140   

Richmond, VA  23219



Heisman, anyone?  Sophomores (two of three, anyway) strike their versions of the famous pose prior to heading out on their retreat.  If a trophy was presented for outstanding retreat attendance, these guys would have won it.

Help Benedictine by Stocking:  Teacher Lounge/Kitchen Help Sought


          In an effort to keep the morale of our sons' teachers high, we replenish the teachers' lounge/kitchen.  This replenishment, which takes place on the first Monday of each month, consists of staples (such as coffee) and goodies (such as bagels and spreads).


          The feedback that we have received from the faculty has been absolutely positive.


          This program, however, can only be provided through your generous efforts. 

         Please consider helping out by using the signup genius link that is provided here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a45a5a62dabfe3-teachers


           Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the program coordinator, Tracey Dudley, at 3dudleys@embarqmail.com


          And, on behalf of our faculty and staff, thanks to everyone who has generously contributed to this program!





Breaking news:  Local man not to quit day job


Mr.Gill enjoys one of his own jokes during his comedy jam, which was part of Thursday evening's talent show.  The crowd was "treated" to Gill's ruminations from his youth.   


Guidance News and Information


Looking Ahead Juniors and Junior Parents – March Meeting on College Planning

     There will be a meeting with all interested parents/students this Tuesday, March 5, at 8:00 a.m. in the school library to answer questions about college planning, standardized testing, summer programs, course selections, scholarships, the NCAA, and college visits. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THIS CHANGE:   This meeting will be repeated LIVE (not as a webinar) at 5:00 p.m. that day for those unable to attend the morning meeting.  This session will also be in the school library.



Local scholarships

     Please find a link to some local scholarships with this document: Scholarship Listing




Edible science.  The AP Chemistry crew did some molecular modeling activity this week using gummy bears as their atoms.  Miss Verlander really had them going through the paces, including model-building with balloons and some molecular-shape yoga. 

Gator Gourmet Heading Your Way


     Savor the flavor on Stuart Avenue! On March 27, Saint Gertrude High School will hold its Ninth Annual Gator Gourmet, a delicious event that showcases 25 – 30 of the best restaurants in Richmond. Each restaurant serves its signature dish, from exquisite entrees to mouth-watering desserts.

     Prizes are awarded for best dish, best dessert, and best booth. Advance tickets are $25 or four for $90. Tickets will be available at the door for $35. Cash bar. Must be 21+ to attend. All money raised supports Saint Gertrude High. For tickets, visit



Spanish and French students need host families in July

     Share your heart and home this summer! Host a student from Spain or France (ages 13-17) in your home for 3-4 weeks. Learn about their culture while he or she learns about living in an American family just being a part of what you regularly do.

     We have a variety of programs to suit your family's work or non-working schedule. Families receive stipends to help out with expenses. We can help work out transportation or vacation concerns.

     This will be a treasured memory for your family! Contact Debbie Hardy 909-3190 or debbiehardy2003@yahoo.com




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