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Friday Flash

October 13, 2017

Important RenWeb information regarding lunch – If you have placed an order online and wish to cancel, you must do so before 8:00 am the day of, either by using RenWeb (change the “1” to a “0” and save) OR email the homeroom teacher to have him/her cancel for you. You MUST do this, even if you student is absent for the day. When a student is not present in the morning but has ordered lunch, we assume the student will be tardy and still needs to eat. We must have our lunch order in early in the morning so that the cafeteria staff can prepare enough food. If you do not cancel your student’s lunch by 8:00 am, you will be charged, regardless of whether the student is present or not. The only time you will not be billed for an ordered lunch is when your student goes home unexpectedly in the morning.

Important RenWeb information regarding Emergency Contacts – Parents will always be the first people called in the event of an emergency. If you cannot be reached, your emergency contacts will be called. It is therefore imperative (and a state law) that you have TWO LOCAL contacts listed. Please follow these guidelines:

Do not list yourselves as Emergency Contacts

List the non-parent emergency contact AND a good phone number.

Do not list the same number twice (for example, your Emergency Contact has no home phone so you type the cell number in both places)

You may combine spouses on one line if they share a number (ex:John or Mary Jones)

Do not also list the Emergency Contact as a pickup person. Emergency Contacts already have pickup privileges.

In most cases, this will give you six emergency contacts (two parents first plus four listed) and ten people allowed to pick up (two parents, four emergency contacts and four pickup people). You can always send in a note if someone else will be picking up your child. If you make changes in RenWeb, please allow three school days for the changes to reach the necessary parties.

ATTENTION ALL SMS BAKERS!

TREASURES OF THE KITCHEN is a wonderful SMS tradition for our Annual Auction! We need you to bake or donate your favorite dessert, pie, cake, cookies, etc! Your baked goods will be included in our silent auction. Please consider helping this year by including your favorite dessert to raise money for our school!

If you are interested in donating a dessert, please contact Kristin Grabill and Lara Gaston ASAP at kristingrabill@yahoo.com.  Thank you!

Coach Needed!  Our third grade girls are in need of a basketball coach.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Johnny Hedinger at smsbaldeagle@gmail.com.

The Business Office will be closed on Thursday, October 19th.

From the Art Room – Students are asked to bring an old t-shirt, preferably oversized, to use as their “smock” for art. They will store their smocks in their classroom, bring their smocks to art class each time, and take their smocks back to their classroom after art. Please put your child’s name in the smock. The smock will not be used every week. We will remind the students to take their smocks home to be laundered. Art smocks are used to protect your child’s clothing from stains which could be caused by acrylic paint, oil pastel, clay, glue, or plaster. Many of these mediums will permanently stain clothing. Therefore, a smock must be brought to art each week and worn when requested. Thank you for your help.

Reminder – Friday, October 20th is Chick-Fil-A Day.  You need to place your order by Wednesday, October 18th at 6:00pm.  Otherwise, your child will need to bring lunch October 20th.  No other lunch will be served.  The only exception is Preschool, who will be served lunch or may order Chick-Fil-A for the same charge of $6.00.

If anyone has a beach house or knows someone with one that could donate a week or weekend to the preschool auction basket, please contact Samantha Phillips at

The SCA Halloween Social will be held on October 20th in the gym

Kindergarden through 2nd grade attends from 3:30-4:30pm.

3rd-5th grade attends from 5:00-6:30pm

Admission is $5.00 and can be pre-paid and submitted along with a permission slip or paid at the door.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided at both socials; music, dancing and lots of fun is all included!

Parents are welcome to stay and help chaperone the event as well.

Ladies night in – Benefit for Auction

Shop from home and help us earn free hostess items to create silent auction baskets for auction!

This year we have three parties!

https://www.tocaraplus.com/jessicaclark

Our party number is 149458

Closing October 18th

Pampered Chef

Host Name:  Amy Chesney for the search tool

Closing date is October 17th

https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/laurarobertson/guest-landing/9098577820827

Our last one is a multi consultant online LuluRoe Facebook party which we will send the link to as soon as it is open…

Happy Shopping! Don't forget to start shopping for Christmas  – it is only 72 days away!!!!

Please contact Amy Chesney with any Ladies Night In questions at achesney@smsvb.net

Thank you, Coke Collectors for August and September! Reese C. (6A), Sean J. (5C), Austin G. (2B), Logan J. (3B), Jacob G. (K2), Liam H. (1B), Liliana M.l (4C), Ryan S. (8B), Brandon S. (7B), & Ethan R. (4B) keep up the GREAT work! Also, thank you to our Coke Code data entry volunteers. We hope to hit $1,000 in Coke Rewards money for the school. Everyone can collect Coke and Coke product caps and turn them into the office, but ONLY Coke and Coke products have the codes we need.

Planning a trip for 2018? Consider one or all of our 4 Live Auction Trips! – Kentucky Bourbon Trail package that includes Distillery Tours & Tasting at Stitzel-Weller, Maker's Mark, Jim Beam with Lunch, Private Chauffeur, 3 Night Stay, and Airfare into Louisville Included for Two! You have one year from 11/18/17 to book your travel. Start packing! Look for the next trip package in next week's Friday Flash!

More Auction & Gala information is in the attached newsletter!

Congratulations to the 7th annual Eagle Open tournament winners:

1st Flight – 1st Place – Stephen Klasing, Fred Morrow, Robert Eason, Ed Skinn

1st Flight – 2nd Place – Tim Brender, Amy Brender, Kirk Traber, Erich Klein

2nd Flight – 1st Place – Ben Reynolds, Art Akers, Scott Wilhoy, Charles Vanlandingham

2nd Flight – 2nd Place – Lou Goldberg, Ed Monacchio, Ray Cruz, Randy Isaacs

VIP Individual Seating – NEW THIS YEAR! First come, first paid – only 12 seats available. Now you can experience VIP seating and make some new friends! Individual VIP table seating includes: seated dinner service (8 seats to a table), 1 bottle of upgraded wine per person, seated dessert service with VIP dessert, and table wait staff until 10pm. A bonus bottle of wine will be included when all 8 seats are filled. Price is $87.50 per person. Email Liz Allen auction@smsvb.net to reserve your spot and arrange payment. Invitations for regular Reservations and Reserved tables go home on Monday, October 23rd!

Tax Season is Fast Approaching! If you are in the AMT bracket, are a Virginia state taxpayer, and would like to receive a tax credit of 65% or more, please contact Liz Allen (Lallen@smsvb.net) or Mr. Goldberg (Lgoldberg@smsvb.net) to receive information about the Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit (EISTC). This program will benefit you, the school, and a family needing financial assistance in order to provide their child(ren) with a Catholic education.

Boosterthon Fun Run is less than 2 weeks so let’s make this a great Fundraising Event for SMS!  This year’s main fundraiser is the Fun Run! It’s a 9-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on October 16th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on October 25th. With our big goal of raising $30,000 for a chromebook cart, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, CASTLE QUEST! – an English castle theme all about being brave and living with character. On their quest to regain Bravemore Castle, students will learn the “SIX VIRTUES of a TRUE HERO” from a cast of colorful characters.

Donations will go toward the chromebook cart and to the entire 9-day experience. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!

SMS Parent Volunteers – please consider signing up to ensure a smooth event and earn volunteer hours! Sign-up can be done through the sign-up genius at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044faaaa29a57-Boosterthon contacting ptg_pres@smsvb.net or texting 757-375-1767.

PTG’s 2nd Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat will be here before we know it, you don’t want to miss it!

  • October 27th 5:30 to 7:30pm in the SMS Cafeteria and Parking Lot
  • All students/student siblings are invited
  • No cost to the students/siblings but we ask for donations of bags of store-bought candy or non-sweet treats
  • Pizza Dinner will be available for $5 per 2 slices and a soda/water
  • Consider hosting a “Trunk” registration is currently open, don’t forget to add your family friendly (non-scary) theme! Families who host a “Trunk” will need to provide initial round of treats.
  • Contest for Best “Trunk” will receive goody bag prizes to include dress down passes and student lunch with Mr. Goldberg. Each “Trunk” participant will receive one dress down pass per child in the family!
  • Come and hang out with your SMS family and let your kiddos trick or treat in a safe environment
  • Sign-up Genius for “Trunks” http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044faaaa29a57-halloween, or send an email to ptg_pres@smsvb.net or text 757-375-1767.

Great Chill Cook Off is the same day as Trunk or Treat!

No cost to participate in our Chili Cook Off. The chef of the “Best Chili” will receive our new and improved “SMS Golden Spoon”, currently held by John Tecson. You will also receive a goody bag with dress down passes and a student lunch with Mr. Goldberg.

Even if you don’t win, each chili cook off participant will receive a dress down pass for each student in the family.

Please come out to sample and vote for the Best Chili for only $5.

If you intend to enter the Chili Cook Off and take down the reigning champ, there will be a sign up sheet posted on the PTG bulletin board, or email Kjersten.Kipp@gmail.com to sign up or use http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044faaaa29a57-halloween

SMS Book Club Forms are now available!

Commemorate a special event for a student – Birthday, graduation, etc.

$25 adds a book to the Library’s permanent collection!

Select from the Wish List or pick a special book just for your student with a personal message presented to the student during library.  This is a

wonderful way to give a unique and memorable gift that keeps on giving! Information should have been sent home last week. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the PTG.

Phone: (757) 420-2455

Friday Flash
September 29, 2017

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – October 3, 2017 at 9:00 in the front parking lot.  On Tuesday, October 3rd, we will celebrate something that St. Francis of Assisi started almost 800 years ago: blessing our animals. It was Francis who first introduced the idea that human beings are only one of a myriad of creations of God and all are blessed in God’s “eyes.” The feast day of St. Francis (the day that he died) is celebrated every year on October 4th.

Students are encouraged to bring a picture of their pet or a stuffed animal to represent their pet.  Parents are invited to bring their furry, spiky, slimy, feathery friends; great and small are welcome, just make sure they are on a leash and secured safely!  Students should also bring a towel or small blanket to sit on during the blessing of the animals.

Congratulations to our 2017 Eagle Egg Drop Winners:

Luke P.- 3A

Adam B. – PK4A

Michael S. – 3B

Caitlin C. – 3B

Thank you to our Auction & Gala Entertainment Sponsor – O’Neil Family Realty!

Texas Roadhouse Kick Off the School Year Night Raised $244.28! Thank you to everyone who came out to the event in August. Special thanks to our Education Partners – Texas Roadhouse – Sam’s Circle!

Thank you to our Auction & Gala Balloon and Table Decoration Sponsor – Alencar Family Dentistry!

We greatly appreciate Moody Homes, Alencar Family Dentistry and Dental Assisting Teaching Academy for being Beverage Sponsors! Family or Small Business Beverage Sponsorship is only $200. Your Family Name or Business is listed on the Beverage Sponsor banner displayed at the event and in the Thank You ad in the Auction catalog. Contact Liz Allen at 420-2455 or email auction@smsvb.net to be a Beverage Sponsor.

Thank you to our first Auction Family & Friends Sponsor is The Alencar Family! A Family and Friends sponsorship is only $100. Your Family Name or Business is listed on the Family & Friends Sponsor banner displayed at the event and in the Thank You ad in the Auction catalog. Contact Liz Allen at 420-2455 or email auction@smsvb.net to be a Family & Friends Sponsor.

Beagle Bucks – September 25th to Monday, October 2nd.  The National Junior Honor Society is collecting donations for Beagles to the Rescue Foundation. Beagles to the Rescue is a local Chesapeake organization that rescues lost, homeless, and surrendered beagles. For donations of $1.00 or more, we will place a beagle cut-out on the bulletin board near the office with your name on it. Please help NJHS to raise $500 and donate to save the beagles!

The SCA Social for grades K-5, originally scheduled for October 13th, has been rescheduled for Friday, October 20th.   More information will be forthcoming.

From the Music Corner – The Middle School Choir Bake Sale will be held during all lunches Tuesday, October 3rd through Thursday, October 5th to help raise money for our Choir Trip in the spring. Enjoy some lumpia, red velvet cupcakes, cookies, brownies, donuts and other assorted items starting at $.50 each!  If you would like to donate to our bake sale, please fill out the attached form and bring it to Mrs. Alberto.  Thank you for supporting the Arts in our school!

Room Ambassador Meeting – Our next meeting will be held Wednesday, October 4th at 8:30am in the small cafeteria.  Please let Jennifer Biggs know if you are unable to attend.

*SMS Active Duty Families*

Please consider signing your children up for Military Lunch Group.  Groups meet by grade level during lunch for students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.  Students are encouraged to share news and a sense of belonging and support is fostered.  Groups are informal and fun!  For more information or to sign up, email Ginna Kennedy at gkennedy@smsvb.net.

The Virginia Musical Theatre and St. Matthew's Theatre share a mutual love of theatre and are exploring ways to synergize.  Please see the attached flyer and support our friends in the theatre.

PTG is getting ready for the Boosterthon Fun Run so let’s make this a great Fundraising Event for SMS!

Kick-off Pep Rally:

The Pep Rally will be held in the Gym on October 16th for K-5th grades from 2:30 to 3:00 and for 6th -8th grades from 1:50 to 2:20.  A Pre-K pep rally will be in the classrooms from 10:45 to 11:00.  Pledge books and additional instructions to follow!

Fun Run:

Fun Run & Color Run on October 25th at the SMS Field.

PreK-5th grades run from 10-11am, 6th-8th grades will do their Color Run from 2-3pm.

SMS Parent Volunteers, please consider signing up to ensure a smooth event and earn volunteer hours! Sign-up can be done through the sign-up genius, contacting ptg_pres@smsvb.net or texting 757-375-1767.

SMS Book Club

  • Commemorate special event for a student – Birthday, graduation, etc.
  • $25 adds a book to the Library’s permanent Collection!
  • Select from the Wish List or pick a special book just for your student Book with a personal message presented to the student during library
  • Wonderful way to give a unique and memorable gift that keeps on giving! Information will be sent home so be on the lookout!

PTG’s 2nd Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat will be here before we know it

  • October 27th 5:30 to 7:30pm in SMS Cafeteria and Parking Lot.
  • Please come check this event out, you don’t want to miss out on the fun!
  • All students and student siblings are invited to come Trick or Treat.
  • No cost to the students/siblings but we ask for donations of bags of store-bought candy or non-sweet treats.
  • Pizza Dinner will be available for $5 (includes 2 slices and a soda/water).
  • Consider hosting a “Trunk” as we are taking registration now, don’t forget to add your family friendly (non-scary) theme! Families who host a “Trunk” will need to provide an initial round of treats.
  • Contest for Best “Trunk” with goody bag prizes to include dress down passes and student lunch with Mr. Goldberg. Each “Trunk” participant will receive one dress down pass per kid in the family!
  • Sign-up Genius for “Trunks” to be sent soon, or send email to contact the PTG president at ptg_pres@smsvb.net or text 757-375-1767.

Great Chill Cook Off to be held the same day as Trunk or Treat!

No cost to participate in our Chili Cook Off.  The “Best Chili” cook will receive our new and improved “SMS Golden Spoon” to display and bragging rights, of course, both of which are currently held by John Tecson, last year’s winner, as well as a goody bag with dress down passes and student lunch with Mr. Goldberg.  Even if you don’t win, each chili cook off participant will receive a dress down pass for each student in the family.  You can sample all of the delicious chili and vote for the Best Chili for $5.  If you came last year, you know you will walk away stuffed!!

Come and hang out with your SMS family and let your kiddos trick or treat in a safe environment.

 Don’t Forget SMS & Papa John’s Dollars for Dough!

  • SMS PTG & Papa John’s are partners for the entire year.
  • Share the code for online orders “SMSEAGLES” to all your friends, family members and co-workers.
  • SMS gets 10% of the proceeds from all the purchases!

Student Council Association will start collecting non-perishable food for the St. Matthew Church Food Pantry every Tuesday beginning in October.  Please have your child bring in an item to help support this worthy cause.  Please see the attached list.  Thank you.

Please join us with your families at the Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, October 8th from 2:30 to 5:00pm at Star of the Sea Church in Virginia Beach.  We will have a banner, so you can easily find us.  This is a family event, not a school sponsored event, so parents need to stay with their children. We are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.

We Love Pets As Much As You Do!  Please see attachment for information on pet insurance.

Please Help!  We have lost a soccer bag, gray and black with drawstrings and labeled Joseph Rega.  Inside was a green and white soccer ball, also labeled, a pair of shin guards, soccer socks and a pair of size one Adidas kids Messi soccer cleats that are black, yellow and green.  Also might have a change of clothes.  If you find it, please contact the office.

Football Fanatics runs October 2nd through the 27th.  See attached form for rules and regulations.  Also attached is a Matthew’s Money Form.

Phone: (757) 420-2455

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Friday Flash
September 22, 2017

Please obey the direction of the traffic guards, they are there for your safety. Also, please refrain from talking on your cell phone while driving into the parking lot and slow down.

Seussical the Musical recordings are available in the school office.  We are asking for a $5.00 donation.

Just a reminder to all that our campus is tobacco free.  Thank you.

Beagle Bucks- Next week beginning Monday, September 25th, to Monday, October 2nd, the National Junior Honor Society will be collecting donations for Beagles to the Rescue Foundation. Beagles to the Rescue is a local Chesapeake organization that rescues lost, homeless, and surrendered beagles. For donations of $1.00 or more, we will place a beagle cut-out on the bulletin board near the office with your name on it. Please help NJHS to raise $500 and donate to save the beagles!

Please see attachment for News from God’s Helpers!

Texas Roadhouse SMS Spirit Night Raised $244.28! Thank you, pardners!

Entertainment Sponsor Needed for the Auction & Gala – $1,500 includes two tickets to the event, name or company logo on Sugar Free Mint Cards for each guest at each table (10 per table), 3’x5’ banner displayed by the DJ and remains in the gym through basketball season, listing on the weekly newsletter, listing on the Auction & Gala website page, a quarter page “Thank You” ad in the Auction & Gala catalog, and verbal recognition throughout the night of the event – “Entertainment tonight is sponsored by [your company/name].”  Contact Liz Allen at auction@smsvb.net or (757) 748-3202 for more information.

Thank You 2017-18 Annual Appeal Pledges – We greatly appreciate your generosity. If you have not paid your pledged amount yet, we ask that you send in your payment as soon as possible – you can even split it up. Annual Appeal pledges are calculated into the 2017-18 budget revenue. We do accept credit card payments for the Annual Appeal. To everyone who has already pledged and paid, thank you for being proactive.

Chesapeake Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring an essay contest for grades 5 through 8.  All participants will be awarded a certificate.  Top essays from each grade will be awarded a medal, certificate, and a $20 Amazon gift card.  Top essays will also compete at the State of Virginia District Level.  Please see attached forms.  Topic statement and more information is available by contacting Traycie West Pinkoski (Danica, 4C) at trayciewest@gmail.com.   Essays are due November 13th.  Participation looks great on future high school academy and college admission applications.

The October Menu is attached.

PTG Meeting is 5 days away!

What:    SMS Town Hall Meeting – You’ve got Questions, We’ve got Answers!

Representatives from SMS Leadership, Teachers, Development, Room Parents, and PTG will be on hand to answer your questions and talk about what’s new for the school year.

When: Wednesday, September 27th

Time: Meet & Greet for New Parents 5:30-5:45; Town Hall Meeting 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Where: SMS Cafeteria

How:  Submit questions in advance using the attached form and send it back to the office to PTG’s attention; Email questions to ptg_pres@smsvb.net; Text questions to 757.375.1767; Ask questions at our meeting

**Meeting attendees who become PTG members will receive 1 dress down per student, or can opt to receive 1 volunteer hour**

PTG’s Boosterthon Fun Run is just around the corner

When? Kickoff 10/16; Fun Run 10/25

Where? SMS Field

What? PTG’s primary fundraising event for the school year

Pre-K and Elementary grades will get pledges & run for laps;

Middle School will get entry fees to participate in a color run

Stay tuned for more information!!

SMS Spirit Wear for Sale – The PTG still has its “SMS Eagle Strong” spirit wear for sale!  If you didn’t get your new ’17-18 spirit t-shirts at Orientation, now is your chance before they’re gone!  Students can wear spirit wear t-shirts on Fridays in lieu of their uniform shirt.  Show your SMS pride!!  Dri-fit crew neck t-shirts are $15 for kids, $20 for adults.  St. Matt’s Mom v-neck t-shirts are $20.  Use the attached order form and return completed with payment to the office to PTG’s attention.  Please contact Kristina Vaquera, PTG President, with any questions you may have or to pay using a credit card – 757.375.1767; ptg_pres@smsvb.net

Phone: (757) 420-2455

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Friday Flash
September 15, 2017

DO NOT USE the RenWeb Home App for ordering lunches. It is unreliable and can create multiple orders without any message to you about what has gone through. If you are ordering lunches online, you should use a computer to do so. If you are ordering through the website on a mobile device, you must DELETE the “0” before typing a “1” or you will order 10 lunches for a day. Please check your totals!

Chick-Fil-A Day – Is coming!  Friday, September 22nd.  This is the first time we will not use order forms.  We will only be accepting orders on line.  Go to ParentsWeb as you normally would to order lunch and click the sandwich or nugget meal by Wednesday, September 20th at 6:00pm.  No orders will be accepted after that time.  You will be billed $6.00 for the Chick-Fil-A lunch.

School Portraits – Wednesday, September 20th for M/W/F PK – grade 4.  Thursday, September 21st for T/TH PK & 5th – 8th grades.   These are Dress Up days.  A flyer is attached.

Basketball/Cheerleading season is coming up!  Please see attached flyer for more information.  Registration form is also attached.

Attention soccer players!!!  Currently we are looking to finish filling some openings on our teams at SMS.
U7-U8 girls practices are on Fridays from 3:45-4:30.
U11-U12 coed team practicing on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-5:30.
U9-U10 Girls Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:45-5:00.
We have two under 6 teams one practices on Wednesdays at 4:00pm while the other on Mondays at 4:30-5:30pm.
All games are played through Beach FC on Saturday mornings at Williams Farm Park.
If anyone is interested in playing, please email Amy Chesney at achesney@smsvb.net with your child's date of birth and name.  Thank you

SMS Family has a House for Sale – We are selling our Home at 612 San Pedro Drive in Chesapeake, VA 23322. We have found another home, and  wanted to know if a family at St Matthew’s may be interested in buying it. Alternatively, it can be rented at $2,999. It is a beautiful all brick Colonial Custom built home, great location, 5br 3bath 4700 sq feet on the golf course in the Las Gaviotas Sub Division. We are asking $499,999, all closing costs paid and a Home Warranty with full price offer. It is around the corner from Prince of Peace where the bus picks the children up for school. Click here to view the listing.

First & Only PTG Meeting for 2017 –
What:    SMS Town Hall Meeting – You’ve got Questions, We’ve got Answers!
Representatives from SMS Leadership, Teachers, Development, Room Parents, and PTG will be on hand to answer your questions and talk about what’s new for the school year.
When: Wednesday, September 27th
Time: Meet & Greet for New Parents 5:30-5:45; Town Hall Meeting 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Where: SMS Cafeteria
How:  Submit questions in advance using the form in next week's Friday Flash and send it back to the office to PTG’s attention; Email questions to ptg_pres@smsvb.net; Text questions to 757.375.1767; Ask questions at our meeting
**Meeting attendees who become PTG members will receive 1 dress down per student or can opt to receive 1 volunteer hour**

PTG’s Boosterthon Fun Run
When? Kickoff 10/16; Fun Run 10/25
Where? SMS Field
What? PTG’s primary fundraising event for the school year
Pre-K and Elementary grades will get pledges & run for laps;
Middle School will get entry fees to participate in a color run
Stay tuned for more information!!

SMS, PTG & Papa John’s Partnership for 2017-18
SMS and PTG are partnering with Papa John’s again for the ’17-18 school year in their Dollars for Dough Program.  Super easy to use!  This program runs ALL YEAR LONG!!  All you do is use our school code in the promo code box – SMSEAGLES – every time you, your family or friends, or your companies order pizza online from Papa John’s.  It can be used in conjunction with Papa John’s specials.  SMS gets 10% back from EVERY purchase using our code.

SMS Spirit Wear for Sale
PTG still has its “SMS Eagle Strong” spirit wear for sale!  If you didn’t get your new ’17-18 spirit t-shirts at Orientation, now is your chance before they’re gone!  Students can wear spirit wear t-shirts on Fridays in lieu of their uniform shirt.  Show your SMS pride!!  Dri-fit crew neck t-shirts are $15 for kids, $20 for adults.  St. Matt’s Mom v-neck t-shirts are $20.  Use the attached order form and return completed with payment to the office to PTG’s attention.  Please contact Kristina Vaquera, PTG President, with any questions you may have or to pay using a credit card – 757.375.1767; ptg_pres@smsvb.net

Volleyball Team Portraits will be taken Wednesday, September 20th, after school.

Soccer Team Portraits will be taken Thursday, September 21st after school.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Matthew Catholic Church Conference will be sponsoring our 7th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. The Walk is held right here at St. Matthew Catholic Church and School grounds!  This is a fun family event to help raise awareness and funds for our local community.  100% of all funds raised stay right here in Hampton Roads.  Everyone is welcome!  We will have games for the kids and a Rosary Walk.  For information on how to participate or financially support the SMS students who are participating, please email Meredith Di Liberto at meredithcavallo@yahoo.com.  See attached flyer for more information.”

Eagle Egg Drop is only 11 days away! Send in your Eagle Egg order today. See attached form. The winner gets a prize bag that includes Dress Down passes!!

Don't forget to register your team or as an individual to play in the 7th annual Eagle Open on Friday, September 29th at 9am. If you can swing a club, you can play in this event to help us raise money for the students and school. We'll have coffee, juice, and breakfast waiting for you!

Seeking win-win! Rescue some things from the dumpster…items offloaded by classrooms, but which duplicate Library resources. Can you provide a good home?
Useful for history, animals, arts…
21 volumes: Academic American Encyclopedia, © 1997
15 volumes: Children’s Britannica, © 1978
Great bedtime/rainy day readings:
13 of 15 volumes: Childcraft, ©1987
Listening adventures:
Audiocassettes, “Hank the Cow Dog” series
5 have 2 stories each; 9 are single chapter book versions
All are read by author J. Erickson
Please contact Librarian mziegenfuss@smsvb.net to work out delivery. Thank you!

Phone: (757) 420-2455

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Friday Flash
September 8, 2017

Chick-Fil-A Day – Is coming!  Friday, September 22nd.  This is the first time we will not use order forms.  We will only be accepting orders on line.  Go to ParentsWeb as you normally would to order lunch and click the sandwich or nugget meal by Wednesday, September 20th at 6:00pm.  No orders will be accepted after that time.  You will be billed $6.00 for the Chick-Fil-A lunch.

School Portraits – Wednesday, September 20th for M/W/F PK – grade 4.  Thursday, September 21st for T/TH PK & 5th – 8th grades.   These are Dress Up days.  A flyer is attached.

Auction Acquisition Drop Off Days – Drop off a donation (gift card, item, items that can be re-gifted, etc.) to Auction between now and October 26th and you will receive a raffle ticket every time you donate. The raffle winner receives 2 tickets to the Auction & Gala. Thank You

FORE – what!? – SMS and Catholic education. The 7th annual Eagle Open Charity Golf Outing – Open to the Public will be held on Friday, September 29th at Honey Bee Golf Club. This fun filled event starts at 9am and entry fee includes breakfast, beverages, goody bags for each golfer and awards lunch. Car Hole In One provided by Priority Toyota (Mr. Tony Tran). There will also be trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams and raffle prizes. Sponsorships are available. For information on registering and/or sponsorships, please contact Amy Chesney at (757) 420-2455 or achesney@smsvb.net. Fore the kids!

Please Help!  I am looking for someone to bring my 8th grade daughter TO school from September 18th – 22nd. I will be out of the country and have nobody to get her to school in the morning.  We live in the Kempsville area near Princess Anne and Baxter Road. Please call Laura at 617-8382 or email goldberry@cox.net.  Any help will be greatly appreciated as we do not have family close by. Thank you so much!

Chinese Class – Will be offered beginning Wednesday, September 13th from 3:30 – 4:00pm.  Please see the attached flyer to register.

Important Flyers from the PTG are attached.

GOD'S HELPERS 2017-2018 – We will be starting our service meetings on Tuesday, September 12th for the new school year!  Students from K-8 are encouraged to join this AFTER-SCHOOL SERVICE CLUB.  We will meet Tuesdays, immediately after school – from 3:30pm – 4:30pm with pick-up from outside the main office door at 4:40.  Students not picked up at 4:40 will be checked into the Afterschool program at 4:45.  Please send an email to Becca Voltz:  GodsHelpers365@gmail.com with any questions or to request an Activity Information Sheet be sent home to participate! This club focuses on reaching out and serving others in need and we have many service projects scheduled throughout the year!  It is a free activity, but a small donation for the YEAR of $25.00 per family (not per student) is appreciated to help cover costs of supplies for projects throughout the school year. Thank you so much and may God Bless you and your families!

NEW SERVICE PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT/ KICK-OFF IS ATTACHED!! See the attachment for our newest mission project:”OPERATION: SMS ROCKS KINDNESS” and mark your calendars for the FirstFamily Service Day “Rock-Party” kick-off on Saturday,September 16th @4:30 pm under the pavilion!

Each month, God's Helpers aims to highlight and support a different charity, cause, or organization to bring awareness of the many different opportunities there are to reach out and help support those in need.  Jesus calls each of us to go and spread His Good News, to be “missioners” of His message…so each month, God's Helpers sponsors a special “mission” project.  While we may not be able to pack our bags and leave our homes to go to other countries, we can certainly use our everyday words and actions to spread His Love to those we encounter in our lives on a daily basis!
September is “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” and “GOLD” is the support color used to unify the awareness of the children and families who are affected by childhood cancer. This month, God's Helpers is sponsoring “Operation GO-GOLD for Kids with Cancer.”  We will be sponsoring “Maddie's Lemonade & Gigi's Cupcakes-4-a-Cure Stand” at dismissal on Thursday, September 14th!  We will be passing out FREE Lemonade & mini-cupcakes to help bring awareness to the need for more research and to help support families who are in this fight.  We are asking for you to pray and keep these children and their families in your heart. Donations are welcome and will be used to support children who are undergoing treatment locally. Last year, the FREE cupcakes and lemonade provided over $400 to children being treated at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Thank you for keeping the children in your prayers!!
New this year: Monthly Family Service Challenge–we are challenging  all of our SMS families to do their own service projects! Many families already enjoy doing service projects together, but if your family hasn't tried yet or you are looking for new ideas, we will be offering suggestions each month! For September, we challenge you to set up a Lemonade Stand in your own neighborhood! Plan a morning or afternoon to spend together and help spread love and awareness for Childhood Cancer in your own neighborhoods! If you receive donations and don't know where to send them, you could send them to St.Jude Children's Research Hospital, CHKD, or in to school to be included with any donations we receive! Just mark on the Envelope: God's Helpers Family Service Challenge – Lemonade Stand donation.  Please include your family name, children and classes! Take pics of your families serving together and share your story by sending it to:  Godshelpers365@gmail.com.  If you would like us to share them with the school community, we will print them and display them on our bulletin board! It's a great way to “KEEP CALM & SERVE OTHERS”!!  Other suggested family activities:
Participate in a charity walk: Two this month include the St. Jude Walk at Norfolk Botanical Gardens on September 23rd and the Friends of the Poor Walk held here, at St. Matthew's on Saturday, September 23rd, as well!

 

 

 

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Friday Flash
September 1, 2017

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 4th.  Enjoy spending Labor Day with your family!

Parking Lot Reminders – Parents, please remember to stay out of the bus lanes when dropping off your children in the morning.  Also, children in elementary school must be escorted into the building.  And finally, please do not drive in the church office parking lot in the afternoon (possibly blocking in the buses).

The September Lunch Menu is attached.

New at St. Matthew’s!   The SMS Astronomy Club for Grades 2 – 4.  See attached flyers for information and registration.

First & Only PTG Meeting for 2017
What:    SMS Town Hall Meeting – You’ve got Questions, We’ve got Answers! Representatives from SMS Leadership, Teachers, Development, Room Parents, and PTG will be on hand to answer your questions and talk about what’s new for the school year.
When:  Wednesday, September 27th
Time:     Meet & Greet for New Parents 5:30-5:45; Town Hall Meeting runs from 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Where: SMS Cafeteria
How:  Submit questions in advance using the attached form and send it back to the office to PTG’s attention; Email questions to ptg_pres@smsvb.net; Text questions to 757.375.1767; Ask questions at our meeting
**Meeting attendees who become PTG members will receive 1 dress down per student, or can opt to receive 1 volunteer hour**

SMS, PTG & Papa John’s Partnership for 2017-18
SMS and the PTG are partnering with Papa John’s again for the ’17-18 school year in their Dollars for Dough Program.  Super easy to use!  This program runs ALL YEAR LONG!!  All you do is use our school code in the promo code box – SMSEAGLES – every time you, your family or friends, or your companies order pizza online from Papa John’s.  It can be used in conjunction with Papa John’s specials.  SMS gets 10% back from EVERY purchase using our code.

SMS Spirit Wear for Sale
The PTG still has its “SMS Eagle Strong” spirit wear for sale!  If you didn’t get your new ’17-18 spirit t-shirts at Orientation, now is your chance before they’re gone!  Students can wear spirit wear t-shirts on Fridays in lieu of their uniform shirts.  Show your SMS pride!!  Dri-fit crew neck t-shirts are $15 for children, $20 for adults.  St. Matt’s Mom v-neck t-shirts are $20.  Use the attached order form and return completed with payment to the office to PTG’s attention.  Please contact Kristina Vaquera, PTG President, with any questions you may have or to pay using a credit card – 757.375.1767; ptg_pres@smsvb.net.

GOD’S HELPERS 2017-2018 – We will be starting our service meetings on Tuesday, September 12th for the new school year!  Students from K-8 are encouraged to join this AFTER-SCHOOL SERVICE CLUB.  We will meet Tuesdays, immediately after school – from 3:30pm – 4:30pm with pick-up from outside the main office door at 4:40.  Students not picked up at 4:40 will be checked into the Afterschool program at 4:45.  Please send an email to Becca Voltz:  GodsHelpers365@gmail.com with any questions or to request an Activity Information Sheet be sent home to participate! This club focuses on reaching out and serving others in need and we have many service projects scheduled throughout the year!  It is a free activity, but a small donation for the YEAR of $25.00 per family (not per student) is appreciated to help cover costs of supplies for projects throughout the school year.  Thank you so much and may God Bless you and your families!

NEW SERVICE PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT/ KICK-OFF IS ATTACHED!!  See the attachment for our newest mission project: “OPERATION: SMS ROCKS KINDNESS” and mark your calendars for the First Family Service Day “Rock-Party” kick-off on Saturday, September 16th @4:30 pm under the pavilion!

St. Matthew Feast Day – Feast Day Mass and Picnic on Sunday September 24 at 10 am. Please see flyer for more information.

*SMS Active Duty Families* – Please consider signing your children up for Military Lunch Group.  Groups meet by grade level during lunch for students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.  Students are encouraged to share news and a sense of belonging and support is fostered.  Groups are informal and fun!  For more information or to sign up, email Ginna Kennedy at gkennedy@smsvb.net.

There will be a Room Ambassador Meeting on Wednesday, September 6th at 8:30am in the Cafeteria.

Open House on Wednesday, September 6th for PK through Grade 4 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.  There will be a Car Wash going on as well.

Open House for Grades 5 through 8 will take place on Thursday, September 7th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Volleyball Ice Cream Social – will take place on Thursday, September 7th during lunchtime.  Cost is $1.00.  Proceeds will help to purchase more uniforms and a new volleyball net.  Thank you!

Looking for COKE COLLECTORS for 2017-18! Coke Rewards is back in business and SMS is participating! Please collect caps or carton ends from Coke products which include: Coke, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Powerade, Minute Main, Fanta, Barq’s, Fresca, Pibb, Mello Yellow, Nestea, and Seagrams Ginger Ale and turn them in. SMS volunteers will be entering the cap or carton codes and we receive money for each entry! Last year, we raised almost $900. We would like to raise $1,800 this year.

YEEEHAWW & THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at Texas Roadhouse to “Kick off the School Year” either at the restaurant or by placing a takeout order! We will let you know how much we raised as soon as we receive the total!

Hole Sponsorships for the 7th annual Eagle Open are only $100 – Show your support with a sign on one of the 18 holes at Honey Bee Golf Club. Wish someone a Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, show your family support, alumni support is also greatly appreciated, or advertise your business. All proceeds from this event benefit SMS students. For more information, email achesney@smsvb.net. Thank you!

PTG Events sheet attached.