Friday Flash

Friday Flash
April 20, 2018

Congratulations to our small, but mighty, 2018 Forensics Team! Last Saturday, our five member team (Zoe R., Anna K., Ethan L., Alexander L., and Colleen S.) competed in six categories at the Tidewater Catholic Middle School Forensics tournament held here at St. Matthew’s. The team did a fantastic job!
Zoe R. (7A) 1st Place Poetry
Alexander L. (7B) 3rd Place Humorous Interpretation
Zoe R. (7A) and Anna K. (7A) 3rd Place Multiple-reader

Rice Bowls – Please send in all CRS Rice Bowls by Monday. We are preparing to send our donations to Catholic Relief Services.  Thank you so much for your participation for this very worth while cause. “It is in the giving, that we receive”. Please make any checks out to SMS and put Rice Bowl in the memo line. Thank you!  Mrs. Mercier, Mrs. Navarro and the boys and girls of 1C.

St. Matthew’s School Theatre Production of “Sound of Music”

Help support this year’s theatre production by advertising your business or congratulating your cast member in the playbill.  You can also give a “shout out” to your favorite cast member!
New this year – Shout out + billboard shout out for $25. Your shout out will be included on a scrolling billboard above the stage during pre-show and intermission.
The playbill is distributed at all three performances in May. Please see the attached flyer for details.  Deadline is Tuesday, April 24th.

St. Matthew’s Theatre Group Presents The Sound of Music!

Friday, May 4th at 7pm; Saturday, May 5th at 2pm; Saturday, May 5th at 7pm.
Ticket Information – There are three ways to purchase tickets to performances: on our website (under Activities tab), by returning an order form (attached) to the school office, and at the door, if tickets are still available. Online tickets will only be available for purchase until April 30. Beginning May 1st, you must purchase through the school office or at the door.
Premium (reserved) Tickets and Basic Tickets now available! Premium Tickets are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis (best available at our discretion) in the first three rows of the floor and in the first row of the riser. Basic Tickets are all general admission. If the show you desire is sold out, please email Mrs. Dewberry at

Barnes & Noble – Rebound Tour by Kwame Alexander.  Poetry and Basketball – See attached flyer for more information.

Carnival T-shirt Orders Now Being Taken! – Please use the attached t-shirt order form to order this year’s winning designs by Emma S. (front) and Ella A. (back). Your choice of t-shirt color: black or white. No guarantee there will be t-shirts available after the order is placed. Deadline to order is Monday, April 30th!

Thank you to everyone who has paid their 2017-18 Annual Appeal pledge! If you made an Annual Appeal pledge at the beginning of the school year and have not paid it yet, we would greatly appreciate your payment by June 1st. Remember it is tax deductible!

Friends of Carnival Sponsorships are available for only $100 – Your name/family name is listed on the Friends of Carnival Banner that is on display at Carnival and a thank you in the Carnival newsletter. If you are unable to attend Carnival this year, this is a great way to still support this important fundraiser. Please use the attached form to secure your sponsorship. Thank you!

From the Music Corner:

1. Information on the Choir Trip to Kings Dominion for Friday, April 27th  is attached and will be posted on the Music Classroom door and RenWeb.
2. All 3rd through 8th grade students will be performing in “SMS Got Talent”, our Spring Musicale this year, at Regent University’s Chapel on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm. Doors will open at 6pm. Attire will be class shirts, jean shorts (or uniform) and sneakers. All students from 3rd through 8th Grade are expected to perform. If you have a conflict, please email Mr. Goldberg.

Photography/Selfie Contest…please see the attachment for more information.

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 April 25th.  Please do not send these items in with your student.  Thank you for your support!

Please continue to use and share with your family/friends the SMS code of SMSEAGLES for all those Papa Johns orders!  SMS continues to partner with Papa Johns to receive 10% of all orders. This code can be used in addition to those specials!  

The Honor Roll list for March 2018 is attached.