Friday Flash

Friday Flash
January 10, 2020

Friday, January 10th is a NOON DISMISSAL day  There is no Afterschool care available.

Grandparent Brunch – Information on Ordering is attached.   Also, we are asking for pictures of students with their grandparents.  Please do not send precious originals, copies are just fine.   We will try to return those so please put your child’s name and class on the back.  Thank you!

American Heart Association News:  Our Kids Heart Challenge (previously known as Jump in Jeans) date will be February 7th, 2020.  Donation envelopes went home with your child/children this week, please check folders and bottom of book bags.  Our school is listed as St. Matthew’s Catholic School on American Heart Association/Kids Heart Challenge website.

Shoe La-La News:  Back by popular demand in its 7th year, please start thinking about or designing your high heel shoe! Shoes are due in by January 15th at the latest. Students will vote on shoes before school and at lunch. Please see the attachment for rules and ideas. Contact Mrs. Liebold for any questions at or feel free to contact Mrs. Mercado for any design help at

PEP Rally for Pink out!  The pep rally for basketball and cheer will be held in the gym on Friday, January 17th at 2:15 pm.  All coaches are invited to attend and participate!

Support the SMS Athletics! Sign up for Glow in the Dark Zumba on Monday, February 3rd, 2020. Click on the attachment  for the permission slip! Email Ms. Thomas at if you have any questions.

The SCA is hosting Spirit Week during Catholic School’s week from January 27th-31st:

Monday 27th is Career Day (Who do you want to be when you grow up?)

Tuesday 28th- Grandparents Brunch – Uniform only, no dress downs

Wednesday 29th- Sports Day (It is game day!  Dress like your favorite sports team’s biggest fan!)

Thursday 30th- Character Day (Dress up as your favorite character from a book or movie.)

Friday 31st- Pajama Day!!! (Wear your PJ’s to school, decked out in your robe and slippers!)

Friday the 31st is also the Staff vs 8th-grade Volleyball game!

“Soup”er Bowl Soup collection in support of the St. Matthew Church Food Pantry.  Every year during Catholic School’s week we run a little contest for fun leading up to Super Bowl Sunday with a food collection of soup!  From January 27th- 31st, please bring in 1 can of soup to benefit this worthy cause.  The SCA keeps track of cans of soup collected daily!

Don’t forget every Tuesday to bring a non-perishable food donation to your class for the food pantry.  The students may take their donations to the pantry box in the church before Mass.

From the PTG:

WELCOME BACK AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are excited for all of the upcoming events in 2020 to help our students and our school be the best they can be!

Papa John’s- It’s as easy as pie, pizza pie that is, to get a slice of the NFL playoff action at SMS. Order your game day pizzas from Papa John’s now through Super Bowl Sunday, turn in your receipts to the PTG mailbox in the main office, and be entered for a chance to win a variety of prizes!  The more receipts you turn in, the more chances you have to win.  See attachment.

Here’s how it works:

One receipt = 1 entry
Papa John’s gift cards ordered through Matthew’s Money= 2 entries
Receipts dated for Super Bowl Weekend= 5 entries
Prizes are as follows:
1st place- Papa John’s Pizza Party for your child’s class
2nd place- $30 Papa John’s Gift Card
3rd place- $20 Papa John’s Gift Card
Let’s get the BIG WIN this year! Please continue to share our Papa John’s code SMSEAGLES with your friends and family. Remember, 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 John’s.

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 SMS Book Club order form for details.

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