Friday Flash

Friday Flash
June 1, 2018

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St. Matthew’s has two Valedictorian’s in the class of 2018. In addition to Elise Fisher being named Valedictorian from Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, Sean Benish has been named Valedictorian from Indian River High School.

From the Business Office – May statements for Before School, After School (5/1 – 5/31) and Cafeteria (5/16 – 6/1) will be sent out on Friday, June 1st. Statements for unfulfilled volunteer hours were sent out on Wednesday, 5/30. Please make sure that you make PAYMENT IN FULL in FACTS, via Parents Web, no later than Monday morning. Report cards will be held for all balances due for either Incidentals or Tuition.
If you do not receive your statement via email from FACTS, please call the Business Office and we can check it for you. You can also log into your FACTS account, via Parents Web, after business hours on Friday to see what, if any, balance you may have.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. We want to ensure a smooth end of year process.

Field Day is this coming Monday, June 4th from 8:30-12:00. This year’s theme is American Ninja Warrior and the 8th grade is hard at work creating challenges for all of the SMS students.
This year we have added a new event. There will be a “Dunk Tank” sponsored by Sera-Brynn. Your favorite SMS Teachers and Staff will be available for dunking. 2 throws for $1 or $10 for a guaranteed dunk. Dunkees will include Mr. Fencil and Mr. Goldberg. Come on out and join the fun.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

The School Supply Sale is back and available for everyone to pre-order their child’s school supplies for a limited period of time! http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/. It’s a one stop shop for all the necessary supplies and once ordered, they will be waiting for your child on their first day. It’s never too early to start preparing for the upcoming school year as well as support the PTG. Through the proceeds of these fundraisers it allows us to purchase items such as the new chrome cart!

When having those family gatherings this summer dont forget to use the Papa John’s code SMSEAGLES! SMS continues to earn 10% of all orders. This code can be used in addition to those specials!

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.

Auction & Gala 2018 – Please mark your calendar to join us at the Auction & Gala on Saturday, November 17th at 5pm. Our theme this year is “Joy” in celebrating the school’s 55th anniversary! We are excited to announce that the Dillon Law Group & Christie Dillon, Realtor are our Co-Presenting Sponsors!! This event is an SMS tradition and record breaking fundraiser ($101,818) that has been held for 28 years. The reason it is so successful is that our parent volunteers and the Auction Committee work tirelessly to make this a great adult social event with fabulous items to bid on! We are pleased to announce the following grade level Auction Leads and some of the themes for their 2018 Live Auction Class Packages:

PREK – Lisa Brady (new SMS parent) – TBD

K – Julie Cavallario – “Ante Up”

1st – Auction Lead Needed – Contact Liz Allen Lallen@smsvb.net to volunteer.

2nd – Kristin Reynolds & Leigh Smith – “Extreme Makeover”

3rd – Cecily Buehler & Brenda Traber – “Ski Winter”

4th – Gina Amick – “Oprah’s Favorite Things”

5th – Sunday Hill – TBD

6th – Mary Chavez – “Home Gamer”

7th – Jennifer O’Leary (new SMS parent) – “Stock the Bar”

8th – Vicki Miller with Ronnie Sisco – “Money Tree”

Our new SMS parents are looking for help and guidance since they are new to our community. When you receive the Auction Lead’s letter asking for donations, please generously support them in their efforts to create a magnificent class package. Last year, the Class Packages raised $18,100 for SMS. Thank You!

8th annual Eagle Open – Another great SMS event Fore…Catholic Education! Please mark your calendar to play in the Eagle Open being held on Friday, September 28th at Honey Bee Golf Club starting at 9am. Players enjoy breakfast, golf cart, free range balls, all drinks, swag bag, and awards lunch. If you can swing a club, you can play in the Eagle Open because it is Florida Best Ball. So get a foursome together and register today to play on September 28thContact Amy Chesney achesney@smsvb.net for more information.  

Clinic News – All rising 6th graders need to have a TDAP before entering the 6th grade. Those who do not turn in documentation before the start of next year will be unable to attend the first day of school. Please send in ASAP to the clinic or office. Thank you.

Congratulations to Jude Lawrence for his selection on Beach FC’s 04 (top) Red Travel Team :))

Tutoring sessions available for the summer – M-Th, 1 hour sessions. All subjects grades K-5. Individual ($30.00 or small group $25.00)
Contact adecker@smsvb.net.

Coke Reward Collectors for May – Our collectors for May are: Lea Y. – 1C, Maelyn Y. – 2C, Mrs. M. – 3C, Liliana M. – 4C, Sean J. – 5C, Zach Y. – 5B, Camryn P.– 4A, Jackson R. – 2C, Thomas S. – 7A, Ian G. – 1B, and Kristin S. – 6B! We sincerely thank all of the 2017-18 Coke bottle cap and carton end collectors! As well as, the parent volunteers who did the data entry so we could receive the funds from Coke. We will be participating in the Coke Rewards program again in the 2018-19 school year. Please continue to collect caps and carton ends over the summer so we can raise even more money for SMS Athletics and PE. Thank you and have a great summer!!

SMS Boys Middle School Soccer: For those Middle School boys interested in Fall SMS soccer, please email Coach Avis (Robert.avis@merck.com). In preparation for the upcoming Fall season we are looking to organize interested players now, in hopes of gathering for optional summer workouts, etc. Since the season starts as soon as we return for the 2018-19 school year, it is important that we establish our potential roster before the summer break.

The team is open to all rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys who would like to play on our school team. Players already playing on other club teams are encouraged, welcomed and schedules will be accommodated. For those unfamiliar with the format, we practice and play weekdays against other area private schools and compete in the TCIS conference. The league is competitive and provides an excellent opportunity for skill development for every level. We have some exciting changes in store for the program this season and look forward to sharing more details soon.

Virginia Beach Sports Card, Collectibles and Comic Book Show – See attached flyer.