Friday Flash

Friday Flash
September 13, 2019

Congratulations to our SCA Officers and Representatives who were sworn in on Tuesday, September 10th after Mass.  Please congratulate the following students on this accomplishment:

Officers- Nate K. (President), Angelina M. (Vice President), Mason M. (Treasurer), Axelle A. (Secretary), and Rylan W. (Historian)
Representatives: Breanna R., Connor S., Landry D., Evan A., Emma R., Michael B., Mae Y., Frankie D., Carson F., Max L., Shirlene G., Daniel C., Nora S., Peter D., Elisa C., Logan J., Rosie B., Luke P., Ella S., Ainsley D., Kaylee C., Lailah D., Rylie M., Cole R., Melissa P., Xander V., Isabelle S., Christian G., Ariel S., and Gavin C.

Cheerleading and Basketball sign ups begin! Deadline 9/27/19.  Forms are attached.
Johnny Hedinger – Basketball Director – smsBaldEagle@gmail.com
Mike Fencil – Athletic Director – mfencil@smsvb.net
Ali Thomas- Cheerleading Director- athomas@smsvb.net

Papa Johns- Please continue to share our Papa John’s code SMSEAGLES with your friends and family. We earned $2500 last school year by using our code. Let’s go for the BIG WIN this year! If you order a $25 Papa John’s gift card through Matthew’s Money you will also receive one Dress Down Pass! When you think about ordering pizza, think Papa Johns.

SMS Book Club – $25 adds a book to the Library’s permanent collection and is a perfect gift idea any time of the year! Select from the Wish List or pick a special book just for your student or a staff member. 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.

SMS Swag- Hurry and get your SMS Swag before it’s too late!  Show your support for our kids and our school! Be ready to sport your school spirit at all of the awesome events SMS has in store this year with a new T-shirt or hoodie. Please use the attached order form to get your #EAGLEPRIDE gear.

PTG Meeting-  Are you ready for some family fun? Join us on Wednesday, September 25th at 5:30pm in the small cafeteria to hear about the amazing events the PTG has planned this school year.  We will share our fundraising efforts and projects. Also, you can earn one (1) volunteer hour and one (1) dress down pass per student for attending. Come out and get involved with the PTG! We look forward to seeing you there!

Boosterthon-  Get your running shoes on and come out and enjoy the Boosterthon Fun Run/ Color Run! Kickoff is Wednesday, Sept. 11th and the run will be on Friday, Sept. 20th. Our goal is $30,000 to replace our bathroom floors. A flyer went home with the oldest or only child on Tuesday. Please use this link
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448AEA828A46-boosterton to create your child’s donation page and share with family and friends near and far! Attached is a document with information pertaining to the incredible incentives. For questions, please reach out to Sondra Smith at PTG_PRES@ smsvb.net

PTG Facebook Page- Please join our St. Matthew’s PTG Facebook page. Stay connected about all of the upcoming events and get involved!

The PTG is in search of anybody who can supply extension cords and/or leaf blowers for the Boosterthon Color Run. The time will be from 2:00 PM until 3:15 PM on Friday, September 20th. You will earn volunteer hours if you are able to assist. If you are able to help, please contact Sondra Smith at PTG_Pres@smsvb.net.

Request from SMS Library: To prepare for our December book fair, please save the cardboard package from Klondike ice cream bars, if you purchase them. Our fair’s theme is Arctic Adventure, so we like polar bears!

DIGITAL CAMERAS NEEDED

Do you have any older digital cameras that you are not using any more and would be willing to donate them to the Photography Class?  We will put them to good use. Please send to the office.  Thank you ahead of time.

Now that Box Tops is going digital, get to know the new mobile app so you can keep earning at your school. It scans your store receipt, automatically finds participating products and instantly adds Box Tops to your school’s earnings online. No clipping required!
Visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/ for any questions.  We are still collecting clipped Box Tops during the conversion to Digital.

SMS Eagle Open – Friday, October 4th at 9 am Honey Bee Golf ClubOnline Registration is now Open at  http://smsvb.net/news-and-events/golf-tournament/If you can swing a club, you can play in this outing! A registration form is also attached.  Florida Best Ball format. Carts, greens fees, breakfast, awards lunch, raffle, 50/50, chance to win a Car, trophies, fellowship, and fun!

Eagle Egg Drop – Don’t forget the firefighters are coming to drop the golf balls on October 2nd!    The order form is attached if you want a chance to win some neat prizes!

Our 2019 Auction & Gala Balloon and Table Decorations Sponsor is Shaddeau Roofing and Construction Corp! We thank them for their continued support for this and many other events at SMS!

Interested in being an Auction & Gala sponsor? Click Here for the list of available sponsorships. VIP tables are included in the first two sponsorships and a Reserved Table for 10 is included in the third sponsorship. Contact Liz Allen at auction@smsvb.net or 757-748-3202 for questions or additional information.  The Auction Newsletter is also attached.

ATTENTION COKE COLLECTORS!If you have already entered the codes for your caps and sent them back to the school, please mark them as ENTERED so we can give them to Ms. Mercado. We don’t want to send them for code entry. Thank you!!

Come join a 7 week musical theatre class at Catholic High run by Rich Theatre! Starting date:  September 13! All class information, tuition, and dates can be found here:  https://richtheatre.org/2019-sept-oct-classes-1

 

Friday Flash
September 6, 2019

Open House for 5th – 8th Grade Students – has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00pm.

Special thanks to Stephen Merritt, CPA, PC (Alumni Family) for being this year’s Entertainment Sponsor for the Coastal Christmas Auction & Gala! 

Also, a big thank you to SMOC – Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center – Dr. Scott Grabill who is the sponsor of the outside back page of the Auction & Gala Catalog that will go home to all SMS families and be given to attendees the night of Auction. 

Eagle Egg Drop – Who will win the Eagle Egg gift bag(s) this year?! Don’t forget to fill out and send in your Eagle Egg Drop form by Monday, September 30th for your child’s chance to win a gift bag with a dress down, ice cream pass, and other goodies! All purchased eggs will be dropped from a Virginia Beach Hook and Ladder Fire Truck at school on Wednesday, October 2 at 2:30pm (rain date is October 3 at 2:30pm).

Thank you to everyone who attended SMS Spirit Night at the Texas Roadhouse – Sam’s Circle! You helped us raise $198.56. 

2019 Auction & Gala is looking for a Presenting Sponsor– $5,000 includes 1 VIP* table for 8, 4’x6’ banner displayed in the gym through the end of the school year, company name/logo on wine glasses, a full-page ad in the catalog with the title “Presented by” with name or company logo, name/logo on all “Reserved” table signs, donation request letters, invitations, each page of the catalog and addendum, Silent Auction bid sheets, Auction & Gala website page, Facebook post, and verbal recognition the night of the event*VIP Table includes seated dinner service for 8, 7 bottles of upgraded wine, seated dessert service with VIP dessert, and table wait staff until 10 pm.C0-sponsors are welcome! For more information, please contact Liz Allen at auction@smsvb.net or 757-420-2455 x522. 

Auction Acquisition Drop Off Days are here!– Drop off a new or re-giftable item or one from our Wish List (coming soon) and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Auction & Gala on November 23rd! Drawing will be held on November 1st!

Starting to think about your 2019 taxes?? Would you like a 65% Virginia state tax credit?The Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit (EISTC) program can provide up to a 65% tax credit on your Virginia state tax and a deduction for your federal tax. This program provides scholarships to families who want to send their child(ren) to St. Matthew’s Catholic School. Huge Win-Win! You get a tax credit and help a family provide a great education for their child(ren)! For more information, please contact Mr. Goldberg at Lgoldberg@smsvb.net or Liz Allen at Lallen@smsvb.net. The forms only take 5 minutes to complete and send off.

Papa Johns- Please continue to share our Papa John’s code SMSEAGLES with your friends/family. We earned $2500 last school year by using our code. Let’s go for the BIG WIN this year! When you think about ordering pizza, think Papa Johns.

SMS Book Club – $25 adds a book to the Library’s permanent collection and  is a perfect gift idea any time of the year! Select from the Wish List or pick a special book just for your student or a staff member. 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.

SMS Swag- Hurry and get your SMS Swag before it’s too late!  Show your support for our kids and our school! Be ready to sport your school spirit at all of the awesome events SMS has in store this year with a new T-shirt or hoodie. Please use the attached order form to get your #EAGLEPRIDE gear.

PTG Meeting-  Are you ready for some family fun?! Join us on Wednesday, September 25th at 5:30pm in the small cafeteria to hear about the amazing events the PTG has planned this school year. We will share our fundraising efforts and projects. Also, you can earn one (1) volunteer hour and one (1) dress down pass per student for attending. Come out and get involved with the PTG! We look forward to seeing you there!

Boosterthon –  Get your running shoes on and come out and enjoy the Boosterthon Fun Run/ Color Run! Kick off is Wednesday, Sept. 11th and the run will be on Friday, Sept. 20th. Our goal is $30,000 to replace our bathroom floors. A flyer went home with the oldest or only child on Tuesday. Please use the link provided on the flyer to create your child’s donation page and share with family and friends near and far! Be on the lookout for some incredible incentives. For questions, please reach out to Sondra Smith at PTG_PRES@smsvb.net.

PTG Facebook Page- Please join our St. Matthew’s PTG Facebook page. Stay connected about all of the upcoming events and get involved!

St. Matthew’s Church will be celebrating the Feast of St. Matthew on Sunday, September 22nd.   Our celebration will begin with the 12 Noon Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Bishop Barry Knestout. Immediately after mass, the parish picnic, catered by Pig-Nic BBQ  will be held in the  cafeteria. SMS staff will provide games and entertainment for the children. Tickets can be purchased in advance after all weekend masses or at the parish office for $5, children 6 and under are free. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $8. Please join us for a day of faith, fun and fellowship!

Matthew’s Money – Football Fanatics is underway! Please see details on the attached flyers.

 

Friday Flash
August 30, 2019

Before School Care – Beginning Tuesday, September 3rd, Before School Care will begin as early as 6:00am.  Please contact Ms. Taylor in the cafeteria or at ctaylor@smsvb.net if you plan to come earlier than 6:30am.   Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunity – Our Lego-League coordinator from last year has stepped down. We are looking for a parent or two who would like to chair or co-chair this very popular club.  Usually open to Kindergarten through 3rd grade students.

Reminder – Open House for Pk-4th grade is Wednesday, September 4th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.  Open House for 5th – 8th grade is Thursday, September 5th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

From Mrs. Kennedy – It is my pleasure to be the School Counselor at SMS for the 2019-2020 school year.  I will be at the school on Mondays and Thursdays and have an open door policy.  I enjoy helping students and their families get the most out of their time at SMS and spend my time meeting with students individually or in small groups, doing whole classroom activities, and collaborating with staff and families.  Attention Active Duty Military Families!  Please sign your students up for Military Lunch Group.  This is a popular activity that fosters a sense of belonging and community for our military students.  Kids from active duty families in Kindergarten through 8th grade are invited.  For more information or to sign up, please email Ginna Kennedy at gkennedy@smsvb.net.
I look forward to sharing the school year with your children!   Attached are additional documents regarding my program.

Reminder – September 2nd is Labor Day.   There is NO SCHOOL that day.

Mrs. Doyle will again teach our after school Chinese class.  Attached is the flyer.  This class will begin on Tuesday, September 17th.

French Club Opportunity – Please see the attached flyer for more information.  This is open to 1st through 6th grade students.  There is a fee for this program, so we are trying to gauge interest before moving forward.

God’s Helpers – Will hold their first meeting on September 3rd.  Please see attached registration form.

The SMS Night on Broadway, scheduled for October 12th, has been postponed.  The new date will be announced soon.

From the Art Department – Every student is asked to bring an old t-shirt, preferably oversized, to use as their “smock” for art.   They will store their smock in their classroom, bring it to art each class time, and take it back to the classroom after art. Please put your child’s name in the smock. They will not use their smock every week.  If they do use it, we will remind the students to take them home to be laundered.   Art smocks are used to protect your child’s clothing from stains which could be caused by acrylic paint, oil pastel, clay, glue, or plaster. Many of these mediums will permanently stain clothing. Therefore, a smock must be brought to art each week and worn when requested.  Thank you for your help, Mrs. Mercado.

Catholic High School Lacrosse coaches will be conducting a boys elementary and middle school Crusader Lacrosse skills camp. There are two separate sessions on 7 September and 19 October, 2019. This clinic is open to boys in grades 3-8 who attend a Catholic School. Clinic information and registration can be found at the following site: https://fs30.formsite.com/bishopsullivanchs/form21/index.html?1564754727448.  POC is Assistant Coach John Kimener.

Auction Leads are needed for 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades – If you are interested in finding out more about what being an Auction Lead is all about, please come to the meeting on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:30am to meet the other class Auction Leads, along with our Room Parent Ambassadors, learn more about the position, and ask questions. Auction Leads get all of their volunteer hours in before December!! 

Rescheduled Lincoln Driven to Give event – Please mark your calendar for the Driven to Give event on Friday, October 25th from 3-7pm! Cavalier Auto group will be onsite for you to drive a new Lincoln and Lincoln will pay us $20 for each drive!  We don’t say this often, but we don’t want your moneyfor this fundraiserwe do need 4 minutes of your time to help us reach our goal of raising $8,000!  This is also the PTG Trunk or Treat and Chili Cook-Off date!

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their Auction Class Package Donations! Remember to send yours in by Friday, September 13th in order to receive a dress down pass for each class donation .  Order forms are in the office. These donations will allow your grade level Auction Lead to put together a spectacular package that will be auctioned off during the Live Auction on November 23rd!

Eagle Open PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE– $5,500 & Up—*3 Tiers Available! – 2 foursomes,  2 tee signs, signs with company logo at registration, at awards lunch, on golf carts and beverage carts; company logo on golf shirts* for each golfer, front cover & throughout the event program as “presenting sponsor”, company link on the SMS website, Facebook post, & on the school information station.   Banner in gym for remainder of the school year. (deadline 9/6/2019) *Depending on the shirt selected. Contact Amy Chesney at (757) 420-2455 or email at achesney@smsvb.net for more information.  

Coke Rewards – Need volunteer hours that you can do from home? Email Liz Allen at Lallen@smsvb.net for information on how you can enter Coke Reward points and receive volunteer hours.

SMS Annual Appeal 2019-20 If you have already pledged to the 2019-20 Annual Appeal during registration, we thank you very much for your commitment to the students and school. Having a low private school tuition rate does not cover the actual cost of tuition. This appeal, plus all of our fundraising events throughout the year, allows us to provide a $2,000 silent scholarship to each student who attends SMS. So if you have not made your pledge to the Annual Appeal, please go on to your FACTS account and make your pledge today. A $300 pledge is only $30 a month over 10 months, but please pledge what you can and prayers are always welcome! Thank you!

 

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Won’t you let us take you on a sea cruise?!More information to come, but can you say Caribbean?!

 

If you are on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram, please “Like” or “Follow” StmattsVb to see our latest posts and happenings!

Letter from the Principal Regarding Student Accident Insurance Program – see attached.

Accent Ancient Order of Hibernians – 9th Annual Car Show.  See attached flyer for more information.

The menu for September is attached.
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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