Friday Flash

Friday Flash
September 7, 2018

The SMS Fun & Color Run is just around the corner! SMS has a goal to raise $30,000 for School Bathroom Renovations & New Water Fountains.  By partnering with Boosterthon, our students will participate in a two-week, fitness-based fundraiser where they’ll learn essential character traits through this year’s theme: MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB.

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In the past, our school has profited approximately $25,000 to fund a new Chrome Cart for use in our classrooms. Help us reach our goal this year by connecting with sponsors! Pledging Opens – 9/12. Log on to FUNRUN.COM

Pep Rally – 9/12…………………………………………………………Fun & Color Runs – 9/21

SAVE THE DATE! You’re Invited!

PTG Spirit items are on sale now in the Spirit Shop! Swing by and check out the items if you weren’t able during Orientation.  Shirts in stock are $15 ($20 for XXL/Larger); Sweatshirts are $30 ($35 XXL/Larger); clearance t-shirts from last year are $5.  Don’t forget that any item can be customized for an additional $5; it’s a perfect way to make sure that you don’t lose those new items!  If you would like to order a t-shirt in size/color that we don’t have in stock, the cost is $20 ($25 for XXL/Larger).  Order forms will be going home or can be obtained in the Spirit Shop/White House.  The PTG will also be offering custom embroidered items in the next week so look for a flyer to go home.

Our very first “Wine not Whine Wednesday” PTG meeting will be on 9/19/18 from 5:30-6:30pm in the Cafeteria.  We hope to see you there! Also, don’t forget to bring your completed SMS Scavenger Hunt forms (that were handed out at Orientation) to the PTG meeting to earn a dress down.  If you didn’t get a form, email development@smsvb.net for one.

We are partnered with Papa John’s this year in the Dollars for Dough program.  By simply using the SMSEAGLES code we get credit that goes directly to our school.  With your continued support we were so close to being the top Hampton Roads school last year. Let’s try to top it this year!  The code can be used by anyone so tell friends/families/colleagues.  Keep in mind that you can still use any discount code in conjunction with our SMSEAGLES code.

The Birthday Book Club continues this year.  $25 lets you purchase a book for the library’s permanent collection in honor of your student, family, teacher, etc.  A book plate memorializing the occasion will be placed in the book and the book will be presented to your special person before being added to the collection.  Great way to celebrate a birthday, special achievement, etc.

FALL HIP HOP SESSION

Register by Wednesday, Sept. 12th!! | Classes held on-site @ St Matthew’s School.
Students will learn:
• Hip Hop technique including break dancing, popping & locking, isolations & more!

  • Contemporary choreography taught from a Christian perspective-break dance battles & more-high energy class!
  • Build on skills including basic strengthening & conditioning, rhythm & style, teamwork & collaboration, self discipline & personal expression.
  • Students present what they’ve learned for parents at a mini in class showcase in Dec!

Class Held: Fridays 3:30-4:15| Session Dates: Sept. 14th-Dec. 14th|For Boys and Girls Grades PK3-5th.

PK3-PreK & K-5th groups| $49/month OR $195/semester + one time $20 registration fee.

Register by Sept. 12th by visiting www.messageinmotiondance.com.

If you would like to play basketball or participate in cheerleading this year, please register by September 28th and turn all money and registration forms into the main office for Mr. Fencil. Information and Registration Forms are attached.

Are you a Catholic Professional?  Come learn about Catholic Business Leaders of America.  Our next meeting  is September 20th at 7:50 in the Media Center.  We tackle the challenges of balancing faith, family, and business in today’s world.  If you have questions, please e-mail cblahamptonroads@gmail.com.

Thank You, Adam Best, of Farmers Insurance for submitting Dr. Galvez  to Sage Sure Insurance Managers Teacher Contest.  Dr. Galvez received a $50 gift card.  Thank you Adam.

EAGLE OPEN BIRDIE SPONSORSHIP IS AVAILABLE FOR $1,800 AND INCLUDES:

1 FOURSOME, 1 TEE SIGN, COMPANY LINK ON SMS WEBSITE, FACEBOOK POST, LOGO ON GOLF TOWEL FOR EACH GOLFER, LISTING AS “BIRDIE SPONSOR” IN EVENT PROGRAM, & ON THE SCHOOL INFORMATION STATION AND WEBSITE. (DEADLINE 9/12/2018) CONTACT AMY CHESNEY at 420-2455 or achesney@smsvb.net for additional information or if you know of a business that supports Catholic education and might like to be our sponsor.

We welcome back and thank our Eagle Open Lunch Sponsor Floor Trader for their continued support! After a day on the links, this delicious buffet lunch created by Star Spangled Catering hits the spot.

Have you Registered your team to play in the 8th annual Eagle Open on Friday, September 28th? We made it easy to register online at
http://smsvb.net/news-and-events/golf-tournament/. This event is open to the public! We hope to see you on the links for some competitive fellowship that enables us to keep empowering leaders one faith-filled day at a time!

LAST WEEK TO GET A DRESS DOWN PASS for your Auction Class Package Donation! Please fill out the attached form and send it in an envelope marked Auction Class Package Donation by September 14th to receive a Dress Down Pass.

Thank you to our 1st Auction & Gala Beverage Sponsor Dental Assisting Teaching Academy (DATA)! Their sponsorship helps offset the costs of beverages and supplies. Your business or family can be a Beverage sponsor as a…

$500 Beverage Sponsorship includes an individual 2.5’x4’banner that remains up through basketball season plus everything listed in the $250 sponsorship. Or a…

$250 Beverage Sponsorship includes your family or business name on the group Beverage Sponsors banner and on the “Beverage Sponsors” Thank You page in the Auction & Gala catalog.  Contact Liz Allen at 420-2455 x522 or email auction@smsvb.net.

Help!  Lost Lunchbox…orange and aqua colored, zippered bottom, 2 compartment, fabric.  If you know where it is, please return it to the office.  Thank you.

Volleyball Pictures – Team photos will be taken on September 10th during practice.  Please remember to bring your uniform!

Phone: (757) 420-2455

Friday Flash
August 31, 2018

St. Matthew’s is in need of a substitute bus driver for the 2018-2019 school year. Individuals should have a current commercial driver’s license (cdl) with a school bus endorsement. For those interested, but without a license, we can provide training and reimbursement for licensure.
This could develop into a regular position if interested.
If you, or anyone you know may be interested, please contact me at lgoldberg@smsvb.net or 420-2455.

PTG Spirit items are on sale now in the Spirit Shop! Swing by and check out the items if you weren’t able to during Orientation.  Shirts in stock are $15 ($20 for XXL/Larger); Sweatshirts are $30 ($35 XXL/Larger); clearance t-shirts from last year are $5.  Don’t forget that any item can be customized for an additional $5, it’s a perfect way to make sure that you don’t lose those new items!  If you would like to order a t-shirt in size/color that we don’t have in stock, the cost is $20 ($25 for XXL/Larger).  Order forms will be going home or can be obtained in the Spirit Shop/White House.  The PTG will also be offering custom embroidered items in the next week so look for a flyer to go home.

Don’t forget to get your Summer/Fall Semester Dress Down Package.  Four passes for $25 – one each for September, October, November and December.  These will be going away in a week and won’t return until our Winter/Spring Semester sale.  Great way to surprise or recognize achievements of your student.  Teachers/staff can use these too so treat yourself, teachers/staff! Parents, it’s a great thank you for your student’s teacher!  Limited to one package per student/teacher or staff.  Order form is attached.

New families interested in being partnered with an SMS Mentor family should email Leslie with the PTG:  leslie7q@hotmail.com.  Your SMS Mentor Family can help you throughout the school year with any questions you have or if you need more info on something and aren’t sure who to ask or where to start.

Also, the first PTG “Wine not Whine Wednesday” meeting will be on 9/19/18 from 5:30-6:30 in the Cafeteria.  

SMS Fun & Color Runs Coming Soon! SMS has a goal to raise $30,000 for School Bathroom Renovations & New Water Fountains.

By partnering with Boosterthon, our students will participate in a two-week, fitness-based fundraiser where they’ll learn essential character traits through this year’s theme: MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB.  https://vimeo.com/250955350/5e6cb39580 

In the past, our school has earned approximately $25,000 to fund a new Chrome Cart for our classrooms. Help us reach our goal this year by connecting with sponsors! 

Pledging Opens – 9/12

        Log on to FUNRUN.COM

        Pep Rally – 9/12

        Fun & Color Runs – 9/21 

        SAVE THE DATE! You’re Invited!

Don’t forget to bring your completed SMS Scavenger Hunt forms that were handed out at Orientation to the PTG meeting to earn a dress down.  If you didn’t get a form, email development@smsvb.net for one.

Boosterthon kicks off 9/12/18 and the Fun and Color Runs will be held on 9/21/18. Watch for more details to come home.

We are partnered with Papa John’s this year in the Dollars for Dough program.  Just use the SMSEAGLES code every time you order and we get credit.  We were so close last year to being the top Hampton Roads school.  Let’s make it happen this year.  Anyone can use the code so tell friends/families/work.  You can still use any discount code in conjunction with our SMSEAGLES code.

The Birthday Book Club continues this year.  $25 lets you purchase a book for the library’s permanent collection in honor of your student, family, teacher, etc.  A book plate memorializing the occasion will be placed in the book and the book will be presented to your special person before being added to the collection.  Great way to celebrate a birthday, special achievement, etc.  See attached flyer.

Room Parent Ambassadors and Auction Leads –  Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 5th at 8:30am in the Small Cafeteria.  Please let Jennifer Biggs know if you will be unable to attend.

PTG Calendar dates are attached.

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 SMS WEBSITE , FACEBOOK POST, & ON THE SCHOOL INFORMATION STATION.   BANNER IN GYM FOR REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. (DEADLINE 9/7/2018) *Depending on the shirt selected. Contact Amy Chesney at (757) 420-2455 or email at achesney@smsvb.net for more information.

Don’t forget to send in your Eagle Egg Drop forms by Friday, September 21st! You don’t want to miss the chance to win a prize bag if your Eagle Egg lands in the golf hole. Only $1 per egg and there is no limit to the number of eggs you can purchase! Attached is a copy of the form that you can print out and send in. Thank you for helping us kick off the 8th annual Eagle Open, which will be held on Friday, September 28th at 9am!

SAVE THE DATE! – Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 5pm – we will hold the 28th annual SMS Holiday Auction & Gala Presented by The Dillon Law Group & Christie Dillon, Realtor – Creed Realty! The theme this year is “Joy” in celebration of our school’s 55th anniversary. This adults-only social and fundraising event of the year is not to be missed. More information to come!

Our Auction & Gala Magic Mirror Sponsor – Alencar Family Dentistry! The magic mirror photo booth captures the fun you, your spouse, significant other, and friends are having the night of the event. Thank you so much Dr. Jayme Alencar and family for being an Auction & Gala sponsor again this year!

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their Auction Class Package Donations! Remember to send yours in by Friday, September 14th in order to receive a dress down pass for each class donation (form is attached). 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 17th!

Driven to Give Reserved Parking Space Winner is The Pogorzelski Family!! Thank you to everyone who drove at Orientation. We will announce how much we raised in the Friday Flash as soon as we know.

Are you a Catholic Professional?  Come learn about Catholic Business Leaders of America.  Our next meeting is September 6th at 7:50 in the Media Center.  We tackle the challenges of balancing faith, family, and business in today’s world.  If you have questions, please e-mail cblahamptonroads@gmail.com

Thank You, Adam Best, of Farmers Insurance for submitting Dr. Galvez to Sage Sure Insurance Managers Teacher Contest.  Dr. Galvez received a $50 gift card.  Thank you, Adam.  

Soccer Registration is ongoing and we are looking to fill some open spots on some teams.   If your child was born during one of the following years and they want to play soccer, they are in luck! Currently we are looking for one soccer coach for the u6 division, birth year 2013.

2007-2008  girl’s or boy’s birth year  

2009-2010  girl’s or boy’s birth year  

2009-2010 birth year girls’ only team

2011 birth year co-ed girls’ or boys’

2013 birth year co-ed girls’ or boys’ also need a coach!

http://www.beachfc.com/recreation/recreation-registration

Registration is done through Beach FC and all practices are here at SMS.  Please email Amy Chesney with any questions at achesney@smsvb.net.  

The September Lunch Menu is attached.