Friday Flash

Friday Flash

November 9, 2018

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, November 12th.  It is a parent/teacher Conference Day.

 Spirit Shop – Will only be open on Tuesday, November 13th, next week from 8am – noon.  The rest of the week the Development Team is busy setting up for the school’s Annual Auction and Gala!

Sportscard, Memorabilia & Comic Book Show – at St. Matthew’s Catholic School – Saturday, November 10th.  See attached flyer for more information.

The Honor Roll List for the 1st Quarter is attached.

 THE AMY FOLKES SANTA SHOP 2018 – The Amy Folkes Santa Shop will begin Monday November 26th and run through Wednesday December 5th. It is an opportunity for your child to purchase gifts for family and friends. The gifts available for purchase range in price from $1.00 to $20.00 and we have many items at all price ranges. Your child will be bringing home his/her shopping list next week (grades PK-5) which specifies his/her shopping day and time. A blank shopping list is attached, along with the master shopping schedule for the school. We will have open shopping for parents, students and staff on Tuesday, December 4th, from 3:30pm-4:30pm and Wednesday, December 5th, from 7:30am-4:30pm. We are located behind the middle school wing, next to the Band Trailer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Lewis at and reference “Santa Shop” in the subject line. Thank you, Santa.

*We are still in need of elves to volunteer! Please consider signing up to fulfill your volunteer service hours and join the festive cheer: or go to and search for ““.

Slots are filling up fast so don’t delay and sign up today!

Boosterthon numbers are in and thanks to all of your support through pledging SMS was able to raise $18,460.25!


The Holiday Dress Down Pass Package is now available for pre-order through the attached form or in person after school on Friday, 11/9. The booklet includes 5 dress down passes, 1 per month from January to May for $25. The limit is 1 package per student with all orders due back to the PTG by December 17th.

Don’t forget to use/share our code SMSEAGLES when ordering from Papa Johns.  The credit earned goes directly to our school.  The code can be used in addition to those other discount codes.

Whale Watching Trip – See attached flyer for details.

God’s Helpers – Please see attached flyer for information about Operation Christmas Child.

 Transportation Help Needed!  Our neighborhood is Colony Point in Virginia Beach.  Help is needed getting one child (6th Grader) to and from school M-F, except Thursday afternoon.  If you can help, please call Rebecca at 751-7118.  Thank you!

Back again for their 5th year as our Dessert & Coffee Table Sponsor, thanks to the Biggs Family! We are very grateful for their continued sponsorship in support of this event to raise money for the students and school!

Auction & Gala RSVPs are due Tuesday, November 13th to purchase at the $40 per person price. Price includes dinner, dessert, wine, beer, soft drinks, dancing, and bid paddle! Starting November 14th, prices go to $50 per person. Purchase online using a credit card at Join us for a fun adults only night!

Tuition/Cash Raffle Ticket stubs and money from sales are due on or before Friday, November 16th! Drawing is during Live Auction on Saturday, November 17th.  Don’t miss your chance to win $4,000 towards 2019-20 Tuition or $3,000 Cash, receive a volunteer hour, and possibly dress downs for each student in your family!

Auction Volunteers Still Needed in these areas – We really need your help to fill these slots. Thank you!

Treasures in the Kitchen – Friday – 2 needed from 8:00am until 10:30am to receive baked goods and take them to the Teacher’s Lounge.

Decorating the cafeteria – Friday

Buffet setup – Friday

Auction clean up – Saturday – Double Hours! One parent volunteers and the other is home with the kids. Great way to get hours!




Friday Flash
November 2, 2018

THE AMY FOLKES SANTA SHOP 2018: Calling all elves! The Amy Folkes Santa Shop 2018 begins Monday, November 26th and runs through Wednesday, December 5th. If you would like to volunteer, please click the link to sign up: or go to and search for ““.
We need elves to shop with the students, wrap their gifts and restock our shelves. Join in the festive cheer and earn your volunteer service hours!
If you have any questions, please email Louise Lewis: and put “Santa Shop” in the subject line. Thanks,Santa.

There will be no Chess Club on November 7th.

No Mass on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th. Regular normal day schedule that day.

Wednesday, November 7th – Fall Picture Make-up Day.  If you would like a  picture retake, you need to have a completed permission slip (attached).

Chick-Fil-A Day is Friday, November 9th.  You must place your order before 10:00am Thursday, November 8th.

The Holiday Dress Down Pass Package is now available for pre-order! The booklet includes 5 dress down passes, 1 per month from January to May for $25. The limit is 1 package per student, with all orders due back to the PTG by December 17th.  See attached flyer.

Tuition/Cash Raffle Tickets – Have you bought your Tuition/Cash Raffle Tickets yet and turned in the stubs for the drawing?! If you haven’t, please do so and send in the stubs with payment before Friday, November 16th! The drawing is held on Saturday, November 17th during Live Auction. You do NOT need to be present to win! We will call you. Remember, there are
dress downs and volunteer hours for doing so.

Congratulations to Maggie O’Quin for winning the Acquisition Drop off Raffle! Maggie won two tickets to the Auction & Gala!

Balloon & Table Decoration Sponsor – Thank you to Shaddeau Roofing and Construction Corporation for sponsoring our Balloon Buy-Out and Table decorations! Your sponsorship allows us to make it a festive atmosphere.

Auction Volunteers Needed – We still need a few more volunteers in these areas. If you already signed up to work in one or more of these areas, please check to make sure you are listed in the Sign Up Genius below. If you are not listed, please add your name and contact info.
If you have any questions, please contact Diana Powell at

Gym Setup

Treasures in the Kitchen

Decorating the cafeteria – Friday

Buffet setup – Friday

Buffet Food Service – Saturday

Auction clean up – Saturday

Thank you everyone for joining us at the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Trunk or Treat event last Friday!  The winner for the best Trunk went to the Traber Family and the winner of the Chili Cook-off was the Tecson Family!

Don’t forget to use/share our code SMSEAGLES when ordering from Papa Johns.  The credit earned goes directly to our school.  The code can be used in addition to those other discount codes.

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 bookplate 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.
Preview attachment PTG Book Club (1).pdf 

FROM THE THEATRE DEPARTMENT: Announcing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory coming to the SMS stage April of 2019! Any 5th-8th grade students are eligible to audition on November 29th. Sign-ups for audition time slots beginning at 3:30pm have now been posted on the new drama board by the teacher workroom on the long hall.  Students will need to memorize a one-minute (or less) monologue, as well as a song from a musical. (Please bring sheet music, as live piano accompaniment will be provided.)  PARENTS SHOULD ACCOMPANY THEIR CHILD in order to fill out the required paperwork. Audition packets with additional audition tips, as well as example monologues are available in the school office. PLEASE NOTE: Callbacks will be held the following day, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th from 3:30-6:30pmALL students who audition will need to attend at least from 3:30-5pm for a dance and music audition. Select students will be asked to stay for the remainder of the time from 5-6:30pm. (A list of the select students for callbacks will be emailed out following auditions.) Please direct any questions to Hannah Graham,

Congratulations to Maddison Keene in 6B for winning the Pioneer Award.  Awards will be held on Saturday, November 10th at 9am at the Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Norfolk.

Correction – Those scouts interested in joining St. Matthew’s Cub Scout Pack 303, please contact Dave Givey at  There will be no meeting tonight as referenced on the flyer that went home due to scheduling conflicts.  The pack normally meets Friday nights from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the SMS cafeteria.