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Information for the week of March 11

Remember to "Spring" ahead this weekend.  Don't "Fall" back!


Ash Wednesday service starts the Lenten season.  Father John Mary sprinkles holy water over the ashes just prior to distributing them to the Benedictine school community.  In his homily, Father stressed that Lent is a good time for the Cadets to understand sacrifice as well as love for humanity.

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 11 Dining Highlights:

Monday        Breakfast:  Biscuits & Gravy

                      Lunch:  Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Fruit

Tuesday       Make-Your-Own Sandwich

Wednesday  Beef Sliders, Green Beans, Fruit

Thursday      Corn Dogs, Veggies, Fruit

Friday            Fish Sticks, Potatoes, Fruit


     Nigel Williams is a BCP graduate of the class of 2012. He attended Virginia Tech and was a four-year letter winner as a student-athlete football player. After graduation, he played football for the Buffalo Bills. Currently, Nigel works in wealth management in Richmond and plays for the Arizona Cardinals. He also coaches football for the Cadets and volunteers as a guest artist with former Benedictine art teacher Elizabeth Scolaro at Bon Air Juvenile Corrections Center.

     He and his father have graciously agreed to be our speakers at the Father-Son get-together.  It will be an event Not To Be Missed!

     Get your tickets at:  https://www.benedictinecollegeprep.org/fathersonmassdinner


From School Administration


Tuesday March 12

     National Latin Exam/National Spanish Exam at 9:29 am


Wednesday March 13

     Winter Sports Awards Assembly at 9:29 am in the auditorium.  All parents and guests are invited to attend!


Friday March 15

     Flag Lowering Ceremony & Corp Mass (Special schedule)


Saturday March 16

     Father & Son Mass and Dinner at 5:00 pm




Wheel of Fortune



    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!


     Please ensure that passports are current. 

     Also, please note that the final payment for the big trip must be made by the end of March.


 Headed for the Louvre?  


Cadet Evan DeLoria shows off his work in progress during art class.  The sophomore sketcher is working on an imaginative rendering of Mr. Fogarty, though it'll be tough to improve on the original.




Just how lucky are they?  Cadet Isaac Ward looks over the popular Lucky Baseball Caps are now for sale at the Cadet Shop.  While there is no guarantee they will help with such ailments as arm injuries, they are sure to bring good fortune in other areas of life.  The snazzy sombreros come in both green and gray.


Guidance News and Information


Juniors and Junior Parents – March Meeting on College Planning

     Thank you to all juniors and junior parents who attended this week's college planning meeting.  In case you missed the meeting, here is a link to the power point that was reviewed. (Click here for the powerpoint presentation). Please note that as a follow up to that meeting, Mrs. Metcalfe will be meeting with all juniors in the classroom this month to discuss scheduling and the college search process. 



It's not "Beowulf," but we'll get there.  Connor Handy shares some Seussical literature during Mrs. Esparza's Spanish class visits to parochial schools last Friday.  The Cadets shared Dr. Seuss readings in Spanish as well as a few laughs

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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