Friday Flash

Friday Flash
May 31, 2019

The Cafeteria is closed June 3rd – 5th.

From the Clinic – Parents: Please be aware that some grade levels require additional immunizations to be compliant with attending school. See below for guidelines:

All rising 6th graders – Tdap
All rising Kindergarteners (even if you attended preschool here) –
2 MMR
2 Varicella
4 Polio
3 Hep B
These new updated records will need to be turned into the office no later than 2 weeks before the start of school. Please make an appointment with your child’s physician if needed.

Medication Pick Up– Please pick up any medications your student may have in the clinic by the last day of school. Any medications not picked up will be discarded. This includes prescription and over the counter medications. Please note that all medications will need new authorization forms for next school year. 

The Music Ministry of St. Matthew Parish warmly invites everyone to our upcoming concert, “For KING and Country!” this Sunday, June 2nd at 3:00pm after the Farewell Reception for Father Stephen, which begins at 1:15pm! Our Choirs, Ensembles, Band and Orchestra will be presenting an eclectic musical presentation of old and new favorites to honor Our LORD, Father Stephen, Our Military and Our Graduates. We hope to see you there! It’s free and open to all and we thank you very much for your support!

Summer camp reminder for Daly Fun Club- Please sign up as soon as possible.  If we do not have enough attendees, camp will not be held.

Kristina Vaquera is stepping down as our PTG President next year and will take over as room parent coordinator. We are looking for interested parents to fulfill roles as room parents and PTG representatives for each grade (New for ’19-’20). We are also looking for parents to take on board positions in the PTG. Please email Kristina at kristina.vaquera@jacksonlewis.com if you are interested in taking on any of these roles for next year. Assignment to one of these roles satisfies your entire volunteer hour commitment.

Don’t forget that the school supply kits are on sale for next school year through June 30th! These kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=110402

Congratulations to our own Sean Jefferies, a 6th grader here at St. Matthew’s, who just finished his first season of middle school baseball by playing on the St. Gregory baseball team.  Sean was the starting left fielder and helped St. Gregory finish their inaugural season with a perfect 6-0 record, including wins over St. Mary’s Star of the Sea (Hampton), Isle of Wight Academy, and St. Patrick’s; as well as giving Cape Henry Collegiate their only loss of the season!  Congratulations to all!

Hawaiian Shaved Ice will be selling shavedice for a $3 flat fee.  Please have your child bring money with them on the day of Field Day.  See attachment.

Don’t forget to sign up for Payton Sinsabaugh’s Always an Eagle basketball camp on June 24-28th! Drop off begins at 7:30am with an open gym from 7:30am-8:30am. Through the day, participants will learn new basketball skills, mastering their previous skills, and participating in scrimmages against their fellow peers. To end the day, we will have open gym from 4pm-5pm and parents are able to pick up their child anytime in that hour. We are looking forward to getting to know your child and helping them improve their basketball skills. See attachment.

Thank you to our May Coke Reward Collectors: Logan Jefferies (4B), Ian Gadshian (2A), Jordan Hardesty (2C), Jackson Rivard (3C), Liesl Pagano (3C), Stella Holbert (K2), Alexander Faber (6A), Evan Anthony (2A), Alan Bloom (1C), & Chloe Lane (3C)! Thank you to all of the 2018-19 Coke Reward Collectors and Data Entry volunteers! Please keep collecting over the summer & bring them with you in August!

6th Grade Boys Basketball Team

As the school year comes to an end, we wanted to send an acknowledgment to the St. Matthew’s 6th grade boys basketball team for their excellent season. We had announced the accomplishment but the individual boy’s names were not included.   They completed an undefeated season with a championship victory at Bishop Sullivan on March 9, 2019. Aidan Chavez, Ethan DeGuia, Ben Dillon, Matthew Encarguez, Justin Hunter, Elijah Roman, Jon Ryan Robinson, Nicholas Russo, Joey Smith, Matthew Tennant, and Mason Wood helped put a few new trophies in the case and lengthened our banner. However, most importantly these young men displayed excellent sportsmanship, hard work, and total team effort to make SMS proud.

In the past you may have attended the VA Beach Police’s Active Threat Citizens Defense workshop. If you shared your positive experience with other people or wanted your family to attend as well, now is their chance. The Community Engagement Unit is holding their 5th annual training on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 10am-2:30pm. It will be hosted by Coastal Community Church 2800 S. Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Attached is the flyer and a link for you to disseminate amongst your friends and family. Feel free to place on any social media tool that you utilize.

 

Phone: (757) 420-2455

 

Friday Flash
May 24, 2019

A huge thank you to all the parents and room parents for a wonderful Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon!   A great time was had by all!

From St. Matthew Parish – Everyone is invited to the Farewell Reception for Father Stephen on Sunday, June 2, 2019 after the noon mass in the Assembly Hall. A concert by St. Matthew Church Choir will follow at 3 pm in the church. Thank you!

Kids Camp at the Cape – Includes tennis and other activities.  See attached flyer for more information.

Would you know how to respond in an emergency situation?  You are invited to participate in the Active Threat Citizen Defense Workshop June 1st from 10-2:30 at Zeiders American Dream Theater, 4509 Commerce St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462.  Many St. Matthew’s teachers have participated and benefited from this training.  See the attached flier for more information and how to register.

Thank you very much! Thanks to all the families who purchased books for their kids’ summer reading at our Dino-Mite Book Fair. Thank you also to the parents who helped children to find their missing overdue library books. St. Matthew’s School Library also thanks Ms. Heather Shih, Diana Hubbard and Mrs. Donna Murphy for their help on the book fair. Coming in December: Arctic Adventure! Peace to all from Mrs. “Z” Ziegenfuss.

Bake Sale for the Poor – 3C is sponsoring it’s annual bake/lemonade sale for the poor next Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30.  Most items will be $.50.
Please help us to support those less fortunate than us.  Previous years’ donations have gone to the poor in Calcutta, India as well as local charities such as Samaritan House,  the Judeo-Christian Out-Reach Center, Catholic Charities, etc.  Thank you, 3C and Mrs. Martin

St. Matthew Church is holding a raffle to help with their operating budget. They are asking for our support by buying a raffle ticket(s).  Tickets are $25 each and there are 5 chances to WIN! 1st prize is 25% of the Collected Funds, 2nd Prize is 10% of the Collected Funds, 3rd Prize is 5% of the Collected Funds, and 4th & 5th Prizes are 2.5% of the Collected Funds.  The drawing is Sunday, June 30, 2019, following the 9am Mass. The church parishioners are very supportive of our school raffles and events; please consider purchasing at least one ticket to show our support! Purchase your tickets from the school office. Thank you very much!

Auction Lead Information Meeting will be held in the Cafeteria at 8:30am on Thursday, May 30thIf you have already signed up to be an Auction Lead or are thinking about being an Auction Lead, please attend. There will be plenty of information, copies of important letters and forms, and a great chance to ask questions and start to formulate your plan for your 2019 Class Display Package. We still need Auction Leads for 2nd, 5th, and 6th grade! If you cannot attend the meeting, please email Liz Allen at auction@smsvb.net. Thank you!

PTG wants to thank everyone for their desserts and wine/alcohol donations as well as the coverage during the luncheon for all of our teachers and staff.  All the support made the Teacher Staff Luncheon a great success.

The school supply kits are on sale for next school year through the end of June!  These kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school   https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=110402

Please continue to share our Papa Johns code SMSEAGLES with your friends/family. We are in the last few days of getting those orders in to keep us in the running for one of those prizes!

SMS Book Club – $25 adds a book to the Library’s permanent collection and  is a perfect idea for those last minute graduation gifts! Select from the Wish List or pick a special book just for your student. It’s a great way to give a unique and memorable gift that keeps on giving! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the PTG. See attached form for details.

The PTG is in need of some parent volunteers interested in being involved in the PTG for the ’19-20 school year!  We are busy helping out with amazing events such as Trunk or Treat, Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Spiritwear Sales, Boosterthon, and Easter Egg Hunt.  It’s a great and easy way to earn all your volunteer hours for the entire year and make wonderful friendships with other SMS parents.  The PTG is looking for someone interested in helping lead the PTG, someone willing to be Treasurer, and other folks just interested in helping plan and staff these fun events. Please contact Sondra Smith ma2be@cox.net; or (757) 581-5112, with any questions.

Student Council Officer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.  Students can choose to run for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or Historian.  Applications are available in the main office, from Ms. Chesney, and on the bulletin board in the middle school hallway by the computer lab.  All rising 6th-8th graders are invited to pick up an application if they are interested in running for office.  Speeches will be held on June 4th at 12:40 in the gym.

Talent Show – do you have a talent you want to show to the school?  Singing, dancing, playing an instrument, or dramatic reading, the possibilities are endless!  The sign-ups are in the middle school hallway.  The talent show is hosted by the Student Council and they will be selling concession stand snacks for $1.00 during the show on June 3rd starting at 1:20 pm.

Tuition Money! – The June 2019 TEAM training class will allow you to volunteer at the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre during the concert season.  The date has not been set yet for upcoming classes, but you can get on the list to be notified when the class dates have been released.   Our school has 3 locations that we earn money by working.  You receive money towards your tuition, for Discovery, accrue volunteer hours, or use towards the purchase of Matthew’s Money gift cards.  The class is at the amphitheater from 6:00pm-9:00pm, and no children or guests are allowed.  You may bring food in.  I sign you up to take the class and only 20 people are allowed to take the class at a time.  If you sign up for a spot, it is very important that you let me know ahead of time if you cannot make it.  If you would like to take one of the classes, let me know ASAP; the classes fill up very fast!  Thank you!  Email achesney@smsvb.net to register for the TEAM Alcohol class.

Please see Art attachment for ordering framed art work.   Art Fair Raffle Winners:

Winners for Large Prize

Oluwadunsin Olusesi PK4B
Mila Tavarez PK4B
Ryan Roney K2
Alex Islam 1A
Lilly Wilson 1C
Sebastian Denecke 2A
Ian Gadshian  2A
Jayden Tavarez 2A
Brandon Bouma 2C
Lewis Mattson 3A
Sophia Judd 4B
Joey Smith 6B
Etha De Guia 6B
Mackenzie Marrero
Lucas Marshall 7A
Christina Bengson 7A

Winner for small Prize

Isabelle Castillo PK4
Sophia Castillo K1
Adam Bouma  K1
Claire Cryan-Ayers 2A
Michael Bengson 2A
Maili Peterson 3C
Chloe Lane 3C
Elizabeth Mercado 4B

 

Friday Flash
May 17, 2019

The Business Office will be closed on Friday 5/17 and Monday 5/20.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  With the end of the school year fast approaching, please make sure that all past due and current Incidental accounts are paid in full as soon as possible.  Also, please make sure that all your volunteer hours are recorded in RenWeb.  Any outstanding volunteer hours will be charged to your FACTS account at $15.00 per hour for every hour not completed.    If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office.  Thank You.

Friday, May 24th is a NOON DISMISSAL.  There will be aftercare available.  There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 27th.

The SMS Eagles captured their 7th TCGL Golf Championship this month of May. This valiant effort was led by the Goboys (Xander and Alexis) with a very strong supporting cast. The Hunters helped pull out the win by posting 2 great rounds that attributed to the 7th win in a row.
While we have a few players moving on to high school and other schools next year, we still have a full list of underclassmen that can step up next year.  These students had to play in windy and sometimes rainy conditions.  They held up very well!  Members of the golf team included:

Xander Goboy, Alexis Goboy, Lexa Hunter, Justin Hunter, Ryder King, John Amick, Logan Bromley, Sara Rodriguez, Kathryn Durand, Alexis Durand, Tyler Zalas, Christopher Lewis, and Alexander Lewis.

We are thrilled to announce that the SMS boys track team won the 2019 Catholic Middle School Championship and our girls team finished an impressive 3rd place.  We are so proud of each and every athlete as this was a true team effort combined with a few amazing individual performances. Thank you for the chance to work with these inspiring athletes!   Here were the SMS 1st place finishes:

Girls events:
4×800 Relay, 4×100 Relay, 4×400 Relay (We swept all of the relays.), Long Jump, Triple Jump
Boys 1st in 10/16 events:
4×800 Relay, 100m Hurdles, 100m, 1600m, 800m, 200m, 4×400 Relay, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump
I can’t say enough of how proud I am of this team.  It was an amazing night and so happy to celebrate this achievement with the kids.
All the best and Go Eagles!   Robert Avis and Jimmy Overton

From Bishop Sullivan…We will be offering a tennis camp at the high school for girls (June 10-13) and boys (June 17-20). Please see the attached flyers for further information.

Our SpringMusicale,SMS Flashback,” will be performed in the Chapel at Regent University on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7pm.  All students from 3rd-8th grades are expected to perform.A map to Regent University’s Chapel is attached! Please park in the designated areas on the map (Lots L and K)
The Chapel is the white building with the steeple/cross (Building 6).
A map of the seating assignments is also attached.  Attire for all 3rd-8th grade students: class field day/uniform shirts, uniform shorts/skorts/jean shorts, sneakers.
Doors will open at 6pm. Show will start at 7pm.   If your student is not able to participate, please email Mr. Goldberg.

St. Matthew Catholic Church is having their annual Cash Raffle. Tickets have been mailed to all registered parishioners and have been sent home with school families who do not attend our parish.  We will have an early bird drawing June 9th sponsored by Kevin Moran of the Abbate Insurance Agency. One lucky winner will receive $500 and will still be eligible to win in our June 30th drawing. Please help us raise at least $20,000 to assist with our operating deficit for the year. Contact the parish office, 420-6310, for additional information.

Auction Leads Needed for 2nd grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade. Get all of your volunteer hours in before December! Our “Coastal Christmas” Auction & Gala will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at the school. Be creative and have fun putting together the grade level package that will be auctioned off at the gala! For more information, contact Liz Allen at auction@smsvb.net or 420-2455 x522.

Congratulations to Angeles Entimano who won the $1,700 pot from the SMS Carnival 50/50 Raffle! We want to thank all of the St. Matthew Church parishioners and school families who bought or sold tickets.Your continued support helps us make SMS a great place to go to school!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Carnival! We especially want to thank our volunteers because we cannot do this without you. Please take a look at the Info Station for pictures from Carnival and “Like” the school Facebook page (StMattsVB) to see the many posts from Carnival with clips of performances by the bands. We will let you know how much was raised as soon as the final figures are available. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s SMS Carnival!

Would you know how to respond in an emergency situation?  You are invited to participate in the Active Threat Citizen Defense Workshop June 1st from 10-2:30 at Zeiders American Dream Theater, 4509 Commerce St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462.  Many St. Matthew’s teachers have participated and benefited from this training.

The school supply kits are on sale for next school year through the end of June!  These kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school   https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=110402

For those who ordered Butter Braids and have not picked them up, please contact Lara Gaston to arrange for a time to pick them up at her house as soon as possible LMENIA@msn.com.

SMS Book Club – $25 adds a book to the Library’s permanent collection and a is perfect idea for those last minute graduation gifts! Select from the Wish List or pick a special book just for your student. It’s a great way to give a unique and memorable gift that keeps on giving! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the PTG. See attached form for details.

Summer Fun Camps – spots are filling up fast…. email sjdaly8@gmail.com to reserve your spot before they are gone.

SMS Athletic Teams & Parents of Athletes – Our Snap Raise Athletics Fundraiser has only two weeks left. The student with the highest number of donors for May 18-24 will receive a voucher for a Free SMS Sweatshirt! All students who raise $1,000 or more receive One Free Sports Registration!! It’s not too late to send your 20 emails, send reminders, and post the link to your child’s account on social media to help us raise money for new athletic equipment.

 

Phone: (757) 420-2455

 

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Friday Flash
May 10, 2019

Carnival – Tonight from 5pm – 10pm and Saturday from 11am to 10pm…come have a great time with your friends and classmates…rides galore!

Field Hockey Camp:  Please see attached form for field hockey camp on July 29th – Aug 1st at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School.

Chick-Fil-A Day – Thursday, May 16th.  You must preorder by Tuesday, may 14th at 10:00am.  Last one of the year!

Congratulations to Connor Shih (2C) who placed in his District finals for the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby.  Now, after placing in the Council wide finals, he is moving on to NY – Times Square on June 29th (might be on the TV somewhere) for the 2019 World Championship Pinewood Derby. He is super excited, and the first from his pack to ever qualify.
So, he has placed….
Den – 1st place Wolves
Pack – 1st place Overall
District – 1st place Wolves, 3rd place Overall
Council – 3rd place Wolves
NY – Fingers Crossed!

Friday, May 24th is a NOON DISMISSAL.

Thank you to those who responded about being an Auction Lead for 2019! We are in need of Auction Leads for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and 8th grade. Use your creativity and charm to put together a great class package for the Live Auction! If you would like to split the Auction Lead job between you and another parent, that will be great too!Please email Liz Allen at auction@smsvb.net for more information or with any questions about what is entailed by May 17th. We plan to have an auction Lead meeting after Carnival to talk about themes, donations, and general information so you can get an early start on your class packages before school starts. This year’s “Coastal Christmas” Auction & Gala will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at 5pmat the school. Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Drive 4 UR School event on Tuesday, May 7thWe especially want to thank all of the volunteers who helped keep things moving smoothly and Cavalier Ford for being our sponsor! We will let you know when we have the total amount that was raised.

Carnival 50/50 Raffle Tickets – if you haven’t already purchased your raffle tickets, please do so todayTurn in any sold tickets with money or unsold tickets into the office today! The drawing is tomorrow at 6:30pm. Good Luck!!

Don’t forget – if you plan to purchase adult beverages at the Carnival, you must present a valid ID to receive a wristband per ABC regulations. Thank you!  See the Carnival Newsletter for more information.

Parking for Carnival – Satellite parking is available at Holloman Brown Funeral Home and Eastminster church. We have Shuttle Carts sponsored by Bay Integrated Logistics, Inc. to bring you from those lots to Carnival and back to your car. PLEASE do not park on the street – you will be towed.

You can Win-Win at our coming Book Fair! Scholastic offers the e-wallet option. You set a $-limit with your credit card, then your child can shop!  Please visit www.scholastic.com/bf/smsvb to find out more and get set up.  You can also shop online, too, and receive the books in late May. It’s win-win for your child’s reading, too!  Thanks from SMS Library.

The school supply kits are on sale for next school year through the end of June!  These kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school   https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=110402

For those who ordered BBs and have not picked them up please contact Lara Gaston to arrange for a time to pick them up at her house as soon as possible LMENIA@msn.com.

The PTG is currently collecting donations of wine/alcohol that will be raffled off at the annual PTG/Room Parent Teacher & Staff Luncheon.  All donations will need to be dropped off in the office to the attention of the PTG no later than May 16th.  **Please do not send these items in with your student.** Thank you for your continued support!

Papa Johns is running a special for SMS next Thursday May 16th.  If we can use our code SMSEAGLES on 40 orders on May 16th, they will give 40% of sales back to SMS instead of the 10%.  Plus this will help the school stay in the running for part of the prizes of $40,000. So please continue to share/use our code!

Summer Fun Camps – spots are filling up fast…. email sjdaly8@gmail.com to reserve your spot before they are gone.  See attachments.

From the Music Corner:
1. Our Spring Band/Choir Concert will be on Tues, May 14th 7pm in the gym.
Choir Attire is choir/Uniform shirt, uniform shorts/Skorts, Sneakers.
2.Our Spring Musicale,SMS Flashback” will be performed in the Chapel at Regent University on Wed May 22, 2019 at 7pm.
All students from 3rd-8th grades are expected to perform.
A map to Regent University’s Chapel is attached! Please park in the designated areas on the map (Lots L and K)
The Chapel is the white building with the steeple/cross (Building 6).
A map of the seating assignments is also attached.
Attire for all 3rd-8th grade students: class field day/uniform shirts, uniform shorts/skorts/jean shorts, sneakers.
Doors will open at 6pm. Show will start at 7pm.
If your student is not able to participate, please email Mr. Goldberg.

 

Friday Flash
May 3, 2019

Sports Banquet Tonight!  Tickets can still be purchased at the door.  Event runs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  GO EAGLES!!!

Carnival & Shrimp Fest are Open to the Public! Unlimited Ride Wristbands are available now on our website at http://smsvb.net/news-and-events/carnival/ or by texting RIDES to 757-279-2982! Don’t miss out on this great deal for your kids to ride the rides as much as they want!! Shrimp Fest tickets are also available on the website above or by texting SHRIMP to 757-279-2982 from your mobile device.  See the attached Carnival Newsletter!

Coke Rewards Collectors for March were Logan Jefferies (4B), Ian Gadshian (2A), Jordan Hardesty (2C), & Matthew Encarguez (6A). April Coke Reward Collectors were Jackson Rivard (3C), Logan Jefferies (4B), & Ian Gadshian (2A). Keep up the GREAT work! Thank you!

Ford Drive 4 UR School event is on Tuesday, May 7th from 2:30pm-6:30pm. It’s easy! Pre-register for the drive by clicking this link https://d4ur.com/#/l1ED on your mobile device, drive, do the exit survey, receive a dress down pass, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a VIP Parking Space at Carnival!SMS makes $20 per drive!!

Can’t make it to Carnival this yearYou can still support this very important fundraiser by making a donation at http://smsvb.net/news-and-events/carnival/, scroll down just past the food vendors and click on the link. Or, text DONATE to 757-279-2982. Thank you!

50/50 RAFFLE TICKETS – turn in sold ticket stubs and money along with any unsold tickets byFriday, May 10th!The drawing will be held at 6:30pm on Saturday, May 11th

Once again Mike Le is sponsoring the SMS Carnival Photo Contest! Please see attachment for the rules for submission and prize info!  Thank you Mr. Le!

From the Music Corner –

1. All 3rd through 8th grade students will be performing in “SMS Flashback”, our Spring Musicale this year, at Regent University’s Chapel on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm. Doors will open at 6pm.
Attire will be class shirts, jean or uniform shorts/skorts and sneakers. Free parking and admission.
More information about parking and location to the chapel will be posted in RenWeb and in following Friday Flashes.
All students from 3rd through 8th Grade are expected to perform. If you have a conflict, please email Mr. Goldberg.
2. The Elementary and MS Choirs and Bands will have a Spring concert on Tuesday, May 14th, at 7pm in the gym. Attire will be choir or uniform shirts, jean or uniform shorts/skorts and sneakers. Doors open at 6pm.

Dino-Mite Book Fair is coming! Mark your calendar for our pre-summer load-up-on-books Scholastic Book Fair, 17-23 May…yes, the same week as Musicale, but we Begin with the End in Mind! Stomp, Chomp, and Read! Readers/shoppers may buy with cash, checks to “SMS,” credit cards, AND their new “e-wallet” system which allows you to use your credit card in advance while setting a $-limit. Thank you from the SMS Library!

Hooked on Fishing and Not on Drugs – June 7th, 2019. – Information and registration form attached.

From the Clinic:
Parents: Please be aware that some grade levels require additional immunizations to be compliant with attending school. See below for guidelines:

All rising 6th graders – Tdap

All rising Kindergarten (even if you attended preschool here) –

2 MMR
2 Varicella
4 Polio
3 Hep B
These new updated records will need to be turned into the office no later than 2 weeks before the start of school. Please make an appointment with your child’s physician if needed.

The Spirit Shop will be closed Monday-Friday, May 6th-May 10th as Carnival Prep will be in full force.  Thank you for your understanding.

SCA – The Tiny Saints fundraiser was a huge success.  Thank you to everyone who ordered.  I still have one order that did not have a name on it that has yet to be claimed.  If you did not receive your Tiny Saints, please email Achesney@smsvb.net.  Thank you!

The next and final activity the SCA is sponsoring this year is the Talent Show on the afternoon of June 3rd.  Sign-up sheets will be going up soon for those who wish to participate.  The SCA will start to make announcements to let students know when that happens.  All grades and ages are allowed to participate.  The students will have a concession stand during the event as well.

Parent Volunteers to Earn Tuition Money! – May 2nd, May 7th or May 9th the TEAM training class will allow you to volunteer at the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre during the concert season.  Our school has 3 locations where our parents can work to earn money towards tuition, or our Discovery program; can earn volunteer hours, or credit to use towards the purchase of Matthew’s Money gift cards.
The class is at the amphitheater from 6:00-9:00pm, no children or guests allowed.  You may bring food in.
Only 20 people are allowed to take the class at a one time.  If you sign up for a spot, it is very important you that you attend or cancel with me beforehand!  If you would like to take one of the above classes, let me know ASAP.  The classes fill up very fast!
Thank you. Email achesney@smsvb.net to register for the TEAM Alcohol class.

Carnival weekend is quickly approaching!  Here are some of the open spots to fulfill your 2 hour Carnival commitment as a family at SMS for the greatest weekend at school!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040549aba72ea64-bingo
Bingo- Saturday night

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4ca8ac22a57-smscarnival
Hair Spray- Lots of open availability

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4cabaf28a4f85-kindergarten
Cake Walk open on Saturday morning at 11 am

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-field2

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-setup2

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-tent1

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-night1

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-lumpia6

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-lumpia7

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-custodial6

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-custodial7

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-smsspirit

Summer Scholars is an entirely free, week-long, residential program designed for high-performing rising ninth-grade girls with an initial interest in environmental science. Attached is an informational flyer for the event.  Also, you can peruse the website for more information.

https://www.vwu.edu/academics/environmental-institute/

School Supplies – With the end of the current year and plans for summer in full swing, it is never to early to prep for the start of the new school year.  Knock some stuff off your to-do list by pre-ordering your child’s supplies.  The supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=110402

For those people who ordered BBs and did not pick them up when they were delivered April 12th, you will need to arrange a time to pick them up at Lara Gaston’s house no later than this weekend. LMENIA@msn.com

The PTG is currently collecting donations of wine/alcohol that will be raffled off at the annual PTG/Room Parent Teacher & Staff Luncheon.  All donations will need to be dropped off in the office to the attention of the PTG no later than May 16th.  **Please do not send these items in with your student.** Also each grade will need to provide 2 desserts for the luncheon. If you are able to donate please email Kristina Vaquera at vaquerak@jacksonlewis.com.  Desserts will be collected May 17th at the drop off lane or in the cafeteria. Thank you for your support!

Keep sharing and using our Papa Johns code SMSEAGLES for those orders.  SMS earned $223.39 for January through March thanks to your support.  We currently are in the top 5 schools for Dollars for Dough but we need to keep using that code through the month of May.  At last count SMS has 215 orders and needs to get to 250 to receive a Top 40 Prize! Let’s get those last 35 orders!

Phone: (757) 420-2455

Friday Flash
May 17, 2019

The Business Office will be closed on Friday 5/17 and Monday 5/20.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  With the end of the school year fast approaching, please make sure that all past due and current Incidental accounts are paid in full as soon as possible.  Also, please make sure that all your volunteer hours are recorded in RenWeb.  Any outstanding volunteer hours will be charged to your FACTS account at $15.00 per hour for every hour not completed.    If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office.  Thank You.

Friday, May 24th is a NOON DISMISSAL.  There will be aftercare available.  There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 27th.

The SMS Eagles captured their 7th TCGL Golf Championship this month of May. This valiant effort was led by the Goboys (Xander and Alexis) with a very strong supporting cast. The Hunters helped pull out the win by posting 2 great rounds that attributed to the 7th win in a row.
While we have a few players moving on to high school and other schools next year, we still have a full list of underclassmen that can step up next year.  These students had to play in windy and sometimes rainy conditions.  They held up very well!  Members of the golf team included:

Xander Goboy, Alexis Goboy, Lexa Hunter, Justin Hunter, Ryder King, John Amick, Logan Bromley, Sara Rodriguez, Kathryn Durand, Alexis Durand, Tyler Zalas, Christopher Lewis, and Alexander Lewis.

We are thrilled to announce that the SMS boys track team won the 2019 Catholic Middle School Championship and our girls team finished an impressive 3rd place.  We are so proud of each and every athlete as this was a true team effort combined with a few amazing individual performances. Thank you for the chance to work with these inspiring athletes!   Here were the SMS 1st place finishes:

Girls events:
4×800 Relay, 4×100 Relay, 4×400 Relay (We swept all of the relays.), Long Jump, Triple Jump
Boys 1st in 10/16 events:
4×800 Relay, 100m Hurdles, 100m, 1600m, 800m, 200m, 4×400 Relay, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump
I can’t say enough of how proud I am of this team.  It was an amazing night and so happy to celebrate this achievement with the kids.
All the best and Go Eagles!   Robert Avis and Jimmy Overton

From Bishop Sullivan…We will be offering a tennis camp at the high school for girls (June 10-13) and boys (June 17-20). Please see the attached flyers for further information.

Our SpringMusicale,SMS Flashback,” will be performed in the Chapel at Regent University on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7pm.  All students from 3rd-8th grades are expected to perform.A map to Regent University’s Chapel is attached! Please park in the designated areas on the map (Lots L and K)
The Chapel is the white building with the steeple/cross (Building 6).
A map of the seating assignments is also attached.  Attire for all 3rd-8th grade students: class field day/uniform shirts, uniform shorts/skorts/jean shorts, sneakers.
Doors will open at 6pm. Show will start at 7pm.   If your student is not able to participate, please email Mr. Goldberg.

St. Matthew Catholic Church is having their annual Cash Raffle. Tickets have been mailed to all registered parishioners and have been sent home with school families who do not attend our parish.  We will have an early bird drawing June 9th sponsored by Kevin Moran of the Abbate Insurance Agency. One lucky winner will receive $500 and will still be eligible to win in our June 30th drawing. Please help us raise at least $20,000 to assist with our operating deficit for the year. Contact the parish office, 420-6310, for additional information.

Auction Leads Needed for 2nd grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade. Get all of your volunteer hours in before December! Our “Coastal Christmas” Auction & Gala will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at the school. Be creative and have fun putting together the grade level package that will be auctioned off at the gala! For more information, contact Liz Allen at auction@smsvb.net or 420-2455 x522.

Congratulations to Angeles Entimano who won the $1,700 pot from the SMS Carnival 50/50 Raffle! We want to thank all of the St. Matthew Church parishioners and school families who bought or sold tickets.Your continued support helps us make SMS a great place to go to school!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Carnival! We especially want to thank our volunteers because we cannot do this without you. Please take a look at the Info Station for pictures from Carnival and “Like” the school Facebook page (StMattsVB) to see the many posts from Carnival with clips of performances by the bands. We will let you know how much was raised as soon as the final figures are available. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s SMS Carnival!

Would you know how to respond in an emergency situation?  You are invited to participate in the Active Threat Citizen Defense Workshop June 1st from 10-2:30 at Zeiders American Dream Theater, 4509 Commerce St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462.  Many St. Matthew’s teachers have participated and benefited from this training.

The school supply kits are on sale for next school year through the end of June!  These kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school   https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=110402

For those who ordered Butter Braids and have not picked them up, please contact Lara Gaston to arrange for a time to pick them up at her house as soon as possible LMENIA@msn.com.

SMS Book Club – $25 adds a book to the Library’s permanent collection and a is perfect idea for those last minute graduation gifts! Select from the Wish List or pick a special book just for your student. It’s a great way to give a unique and memorable gift that keeps on giving! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the PTG. See attached form for details.

Summer Fun Camps – spots are filling up fast…. email sjdaly8@gmail.com to reserve your spot before they are gone.

SMS Athletic Teams & Parents of Athletes – Our Snap Raise Athletics Fundraiser has only two weeks left. The student with the highest number of donors for May 18-24 will receive a voucher for a Free SMS Sweatshirt! All students who raise $1,000 or more receive One Free Sports Registration!! It’s not too late to send your 20 emails, send reminders, and post the link to your child’s account on social media to help us raise money for new athletic equipment.

 

Phone: (757) 420-2455

 

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Friday Flash
May 10, 2019

Carnival – Tonight from 5pm – 10pm and Saturday from 11am to 10pm…come have a great time with your friends and classmates…rides galore!

Field Hockey Camp:  Please see attached form for field hockey camp on July 29th – Aug 1st at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School.

Chick-Fil-A Day – Thursday, May 16th.  You must preorder by Tuesday, may 14th at 10:00am.  Last one of the year!

Congratulations to Connor Shih (2C) who placed in his District finals for the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby.  Now, after placing in the Council wide finals, he is moving on to NY – Times Square on June 29th (might be on the TV somewhere) for the 2019 World Championship Pinewood Derby. He is super excited, and the first from his pack to ever qualify.
So, he has placed….
Den – 1st place Wolves
Pack – 1st place Overall
District – 1st place Wolves, 3rd place Overall
Council – 3rd place Wolves
NY – Fingers Crossed!

Friday, May 24th is a NOON DISMISSAL.

Thank you to those who responded about being an Auction Lead for 2019! We are in need of Auction Leads for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and 8th grade. Use your creativity and charm to put together a great class package for the Live Auction! If you would like to split the Auction Lead job between you and another parent, that will be great too!Please email Liz Allen at auction@smsvb.net for more information or with any questions about what is entailed by May 17th. We plan to have an auction Lead meeting after Carnival to talk about themes, donations, and general information so you can get an early start on your class packages before school starts. This year’s “Coastal Christmas” Auction & Gala will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at 5pmat the school. Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Drive 4 UR School event on Tuesday, May 7thWe especially want to thank all of the volunteers who helped keep things moving smoothly and Cavalier Ford for being our sponsor! We will let you know when we have the total amount that was raised.

Carnival 50/50 Raffle Tickets – if you haven’t already purchased your raffle tickets, please do so todayTurn in any sold tickets with money or unsold tickets into the office today! The drawing is tomorrow at 6:30pm. Good Luck!!

Don’t forget – if you plan to purchase adult beverages at the Carnival, you must present a valid ID to receive a wristband per ABC regulations. Thank you!  See the Carnival Newsletter for more information.

Parking for Carnival – Satellite parking is available at Holloman Brown Funeral Home and Eastminster church. We have Shuttle Carts sponsored by Bay Integrated Logistics, Inc. to bring you from those lots to Carnival and back to your car. PLEASE do not park on the street – you will be towed.

You can Win-Win at our coming Book Fair! Scholastic offers the e-wallet option. You set a $-limit with your credit card, then your child can shop!  Please visit www.scholastic.com/bf/smsvb to find out more and get set up.  You can also shop online, too, and receive the books in late May. It’s win-win for your child’s reading, too!  Thanks from SMS Library.

The school supply kits are on sale for next school year through the end of June!  These kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school   https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=110402

For those who ordered BBs and have not picked them up please contact Lara Gaston to arrange for a time to pick them up at her house as soon as possible LMENIA@msn.com.

The PTG is currently collecting donations of wine/alcohol that will be raffled off at the annual PTG/Room Parent Teacher & Staff Luncheon.  All donations will need to be dropped off in the office to the attention of the PTG no later than May 16th.  **Please do not send these items in with your student.** Thank you for your continued support!

Papa Johns is running a special for SMS next Thursday May 16th.  If we can use our code SMSEAGLES on 40 orders on May 16th, they will give 40% of sales back to SMS instead of the 10%.  Plus this will help the school stay in the running for part of the prizes of $40,000. So please continue to share/use our code!

Summer Fun Camps – spots are filling up fast…. email sjdaly8@gmail.com to reserve your spot before they are gone.  See attachments.

From the Music Corner:
1. Our Spring Band/Choir Concert will be on Tues, May 14th 7pm in the gym.
Choir Attire is choir/Uniform shirt, uniform shorts/Skorts, Sneakers.
2.Our Spring Musicale,SMS Flashback” will be performed in the Chapel at Regent University on Wed May 22, 2019 at 7pm.
All students from 3rd-8th grades are expected to perform.
A map to Regent University’s Chapel is attached! Please park in the designated areas on the map (Lots L and K)
The Chapel is the white building with the steeple/cross (Building 6).
A map of the seating assignments is also attached.
Attire for all 3rd-8th grade students: class field day/uniform shirts, uniform shorts/skorts/jean shorts, sneakers.
Doors will open at 6pm. Show will start at 7pm.
If your student is not able to participate, please email Mr. Goldberg.

 

Friday Flash
May 3, 2019

Sports Banquet Tonight!  Tickets can still be purchased at the door.  Event runs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  GO EAGLES!!!

Carnival & Shrimp Fest are Open to the Public! Unlimited Ride Wristbands are available now on our website at http://smsvb.net/news-and-events/carnival/ or by texting RIDES to 757-279-2982! Don’t miss out on this great deal for your kids to ride the rides as much as they want!! Shrimp Fest tickets are also available on the website above or by texting SHRIMP to 757-279-2982 from your mobile device.  See the attached Carnival Newsletter!

Coke Rewards Collectors for March were Logan Jefferies (4B), Ian Gadshian (2A), Jordan Hardesty (2C), & Matthew Encarguez (6A). April Coke Reward Collectors were Jackson Rivard (3C), Logan Jefferies (4B), & Ian Gadshian (2A). Keep up the GREAT work! Thank you!

Ford Drive 4 UR School event is on Tuesday, May 7th from 2:30pm-6:30pm. It’s easy! Pre-register for the drive by clicking this link https://d4ur.com/#/l1ED on your mobile device, drive, do the exit survey, receive a dress down pass, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a VIP Parking Space at Carnival!SMS makes $20 per drive!!

Can’t make it to Carnival this yearYou can still support this very important fundraiser by making a donation at http://smsvb.net/news-and-events/carnival/, scroll down just past the food vendors and click on the link. Or, text DONATE to 757-279-2982. Thank you!

50/50 RAFFLE TICKETS – turn in sold ticket stubs and money along with any unsold tickets byFriday, May 10th!The drawing will be held at 6:30pm on Saturday, May 11th

Once again Mike Le is sponsoring the SMS Carnival Photo Contest! Please see attachment for the rules for submission and prize info!  Thank you Mr. Le!

From the Music Corner –

1. All 3rd through 8th grade students will be performing in “SMS Flashback”, our Spring Musicale this year, at Regent University’s Chapel on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm. Doors will open at 6pm.
Attire will be class shirts, jean or uniform shorts/skorts and sneakers. Free parking and admission.
More information about parking and location to the chapel will be posted in RenWeb and in following Friday Flashes.
All students from 3rd through 8th Grade are expected to perform. If you have a conflict, please email Mr. Goldberg.
2. The Elementary and MS Choirs and Bands will have a Spring concert on Tuesday, May 14th, at 7pm in the gym. Attire will be choir or uniform shirts, jean or uniform shorts/skorts and sneakers. Doors open at 6pm.

Dino-Mite Book Fair is coming! Mark your calendar for our pre-summer load-up-on-books Scholastic Book Fair, 17-23 May…yes, the same week as Musicale, but we Begin with the End in Mind! Stomp, Chomp, and Read! Readers/shoppers may buy with cash, checks to “SMS,” credit cards, AND their new “e-wallet” system which allows you to use your credit card in advance while setting a $-limit. Thank you from the SMS Library!

Hooked on Fishing and Not on Drugs – June 7th, 2019. – Information and registration form attached.

From the Clinic:
Parents: Please be aware that some grade levels require additional immunizations to be compliant with attending school. See below for guidelines:

All rising 6th graders – Tdap

All rising Kindergarten (even if you attended preschool here) –

2 MMR
2 Varicella
4 Polio
3 Hep B
These new updated records will need to be turned into the office no later than 2 weeks before the start of school. Please make an appointment with your child’s physician if needed.

The Spirit Shop will be closed Monday-Friday, May 6th-May 10th as Carnival Prep will be in full force.  Thank you for your understanding.

SCA – The Tiny Saints fundraiser was a huge success.  Thank you to everyone who ordered.  I still have one order that did not have a name on it that has yet to be claimed.  If you did not receive your Tiny Saints, please email Achesney@smsvb.net.  Thank you!

The next and final activity the SCA is sponsoring this year is the Talent Show on the afternoon of June 3rd.  Sign-up sheets will be going up soon for those who wish to participate.  The SCA will start to make announcements to let students know when that happens.  All grades and ages are allowed to participate.  The students will have a concession stand during the event as well.

Parent Volunteers to Earn Tuition Money! – May 2nd, May 7th or May 9th the TEAM training class will allow you to volunteer at the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre during the concert season.  Our school has 3 locations where our parents can work to earn money towards tuition, or our Discovery program; can earn volunteer hours, or credit to use towards the purchase of Matthew’s Money gift cards.
The class is at the amphitheater from 6:00-9:00pm, no children or guests allowed.  You may bring food in.
Only 20 people are allowed to take the class at a one time.  If you sign up for a spot, it is very important you that you attend or cancel with me beforehand!  If you would like to take one of the above classes, let me know ASAP.  The classes fill up very fast!
Thank you. Email achesney@smsvb.net to register for the TEAM Alcohol class.

Carnival weekend is quickly approaching!  Here are some of the open spots to fulfill your 2 hour Carnival commitment as a family at SMS for the greatest weekend at school!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040549aba72ea64-bingo
Bingo- Saturday night

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4ca8ac22a57-smscarnival
Hair Spray- Lots of open availability

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4cabaf28a4f85-kindergarten
Cake Walk open on Saturday morning at 11 am

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-field2

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-setup2

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-tent1

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-night1

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-lumpia6

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-lumpia7

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-custodial6

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-custodial7

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4a822ab9-smsspirit

Summer Scholars is an entirely free, week-long, residential program designed for high-performing rising ninth-grade girls with an initial interest in environmental science. Attached is an informational flyer for the event.  Also, you can peruse the website for more information.

https://www.vwu.edu/academics/environmental-institute/

School Supplies – With the end of the current year and plans for summer in full swing, it is never to early to prep for the start of the new school year.  Knock some stuff off your to-do list by pre-ordering your child’s supplies.  The supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=110402

For those people who ordered BBs and did not pick them up when they were delivered April 12th, you will need to arrange a time to pick them up at Lara Gaston’s house no later than this weekend. LMENIA@msn.com

The PTG is currently collecting donations of wine/alcohol that will be raffled off at the annual PTG/Room Parent Teacher & Staff Luncheon.  All donations will need to be dropped off in the office to the attention of the PTG no later than May 16th.  **Please do not send these items in with your student.** Also each grade will need to provide 2 desserts for the luncheon. If you are able to donate please email Kristina Vaquera at vaquerak@jacksonlewis.com.  Desserts will be collected May 17th at the drop off lane or in the cafeteria. Thank you for your support!

Keep sharing and using our Papa Johns code SMSEAGLES for those orders.  SMS earned $223.39 for January through March thanks to your support.  We currently are in the top 5 schools for Dollars for Dough but we need to keep using that code through the month of May.  At last count SMS has 215 orders and needs to get to 250 to receive a Top 40 Prize! Let’s get those last 35 orders!

Phone: (757) 420-2455