Greetings SBPS Parents and Friends!
On Friday, October 18th we celebrate Grandparents, Grand-Friends and VIP day for grades PK-5. This is a special day when we honor the gift of family. We hope that each child has a special VIP guest this day. Thank you to the Home and School Association and parents for their donations of snacks and goodies!
I’m not shy that we were named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School! It took the hard work and dedication from our teachers and students to make this happen. Of course, we would be nothing without God’s grace and gifts in our lives. So before we start the festivities, we need to first give thanks to God for all his blessings. God has blessed our community of faith with an excellent parish school. Our parish school is an integral ministry of our parish passing on our Catholic faith for many generations. And now, we have been recognized for our excellence with the 2019 National Blue Ribbon! I invite all school families to attend the Sunday Family Mass at October 20th at 10:30AM in the church. God has blessed our community of faith with an excellent parish school. Our parish school is an integral ministry of our parish passing on our Catholic faith for many generations. And now, we have been recognized for our excellence with the 2019 National Blue Ribbon! We are inviting all school families to attend this Mass of Thanksgiving. We also invite families to a special celebration in conjunction with the parish welcoming committee after Mass. We will have children's activities, photo/selfie fun and information about our parish school for prospective families. Students should show their Bengal Pride and wear their school uniforms to Mass. We hope to see you there.
Next week we will be administering the Aspire Interim assessments via laptops for grades 3-8. Students will be taking the reading, math and science assessments. Teachers will use the data to see what areas of the curriculum they need to address in the next few months of school in order to prepare students to demonstrate learning target proficiency on their Spring Aspire tests. There is no need to prepare your students in any special way other than making sure they get a good night’s sleep as usual.
Finally, we’d like to wish our 2019 Cross Country BOYS and GIRLS teams well as the compete at State Meet this weekend. Our student athletes have been working hard all season long and know they will represent the Bengal Spirit well on Saturday. Good luck and GO BENGALS!
Thank you for choosing St. Benedict Preparatory School.
Rachel Gemo, Head of Parish School
Ms. Gemo’s Prayer Corner
We’ve had a couple recent losses in our St. Benedict Family…please pray for the following:
Mrs. Christa O’Keefe (admin asst for Rachel Gemo) lost her brother, Karl Himplemann, recently. Please pray for Karl, Christa and their family.
Mrs. Marge Lawlor (preschool assistant and long time SBPS elementary school secretary for 35+ years) lost her son, John, last week.
Father of all, we pray to you for John and Karl and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.