Greetings SBPS Parents and Friends!

I pray that your child(ren)’s conference(s) went well on Thursday or Friday. We are a little past the half-way mark of the first trimester already. Progress reports and conferences give us all a chance to see how things are going and allow adults to work together to keep our kids on track to reaching their goals. We are grateful for your partnership with us and look forward the the rest of this trimester.

There is A LOT of new information below, so please take the time to review: fall photo instructions, emergency communications test, student opportunities, open house, Head of School coffee, uniform information and more.

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. Please see more information below. Be sure to RSVP so we can properly plan.

Next Saturday, October 19th, a considerable contingent of St. Ben’s families come together as Team Just Cure It and support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk. This will be the 11th year, this team has joined together to help find a cure for blood cancers. You can read more about Team Just Cure It and their efforts by clicking here. Being a 20 year survivor of Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma myself, I am particularly grateful for this team’s efforts. You can read my story by clicking on this link. Please keep the members of Team Just Cure It, as well as all families who are affected by blood cancers in your prayers.

Finally, we’d like to wish our 2019 Cross Country team well as the compete at State Sectionals 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, last week. 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, this week. Here is information on the final arrangements for John.

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.