ms. rachel waldron, head of lower school

ms. rachel waldron, head of lower school

Our weather is definitely reminding us that its’ Fall! I am very much looking forward to welcoming all of our Grandparents and VIP’s to campus tomorrow, while they spend time with our students. It’s always such a busy day filled with so much love and laughter! I also want to wish a Good Luck to all of our Cross Country runners who will be participating in the State Meet this Saturday! Such an accomplishment!

We are planning our first Blue Ribbon Celebration at Mass on Oct. 20th at 10:30 with fun and refreshments planned after, please be sure to mark your calendars to join us. We also invite students to show their St. Benedict pride by wearing their school uniform to Mass on that day.

Next week on Wednesday I will be spending my day “Out of the Office” and in the 3rd grade! All day I’ll be spending my time in the third grade classrooms, working with the teachers and students, spending no time in my office. The teachers each have some teaching for me to help with, recess duty to do, even giving a Words Their Way assessment! If you have a third student, be sure to ask them about it! There will be an out of office day for each of the grade levels in the Lower School sometime before the end of the school year. Stay tuned for pictures and stories!

Uniform reminders - Warm weather uniform has officially ended! Those shorts can be washed and put away until April 15th! Students should be wearing their pants and/or skirts and jumpers, with the correct school shoes. For students in grades 1st-5th, they are permitted to wear their predominantly white, grey or black gym shoes while they are wearing their gym uniform OR their warm weather uniform. When wearing the ‘regular’ school uniform, black or brown dress shoes should be worn. Also of note, headbands for girls shouldn’t have anything ‘sticking up’ off of them (such as cat ears, etc.). Also, outwear worn during the school day to stay warm in the building should be the school fleece or sweater with the Bell Tower logo, or the gym sweatshirt on gym days. If you have specific questions, please reach out to myself or your child’s classroom teacher.

-Ms. Waldron

Early Childhood

Preschool and Kindergarten


Grades 1-3

Important Dates –

  • Friday, October 18th - Grandparents/VIP Day

    • Preschool - 9:00-10:00 am

    • K-1st - 10:10 - 11:10 am

    • 2nd-5th - 11:20 am - 12:20 pm

  • Wednesday, October 23rd - Java with Gemo - 8:15 am

  • Thursday, October 24th

    • 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Botanic Gardens - see 2nd grade newsletter for uniform info

    • Out of uniform - Red, White and Blue to support the 8th Graders on their Constitution Test Day

  • Thursday, October 31st - Halloween!

  • Friday, November 1st - All Saints Day - Dress uniforms

    • 8:30 - Mass for Kindergarten

    • 1:45 - Mass for Grades 1-8

  • Tuesday, November 5th - Open House - 5:30 -7:30 pm

  • Thursday, November 7th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Children’s Film Festival

  • Friday, November 8th - No School - Professional Development Day