Friday Flash

Friday Flash
April 9, 2021

We hope you are having a wonderful, peaceful Easter break.

Golf News – First match of the year on 3/22/21 – SMSGOLF placed second to St. Gregory with a total of 193 strokes which was led by Alexis Goboy at even par (33).

Second match on 3/26/21 – SMSGOLF came back with a vengeance to take first place at 168 strokes. There was a 25 stroke difference which was led by Alexis Goboy at -1 under par (32) and helped by 2 newcomers (the Reynolds brothers) Davis Reynolds in 2nd grade (42), and Brady Reynolds in 4th grade (46). Matthew Encarquez, in 8th grade, also shot his lowest round at 48 and made his first birdie ever.

Greetings All Military Families! Hope that you all are well. 

This year at St. Matthew’s we will be holding our first ‘Call For the Arts’ contest! The contest is open to Military children in grades K-8th of active duty or retired (with 20+ years of service) members of the Armed Services and National Guard/Reserves.  This contest is similar to other National contests held for Military children where there is an opportunity for Military kids to share and express ways in which they live their lives—with the chance to win prizes! There will be three divisions: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. The theme for this contest is “How has COVID-19 impacted me and my Military Family?” Although this is an art contest, we ask that submissions be drawings and/or for the middle school students an essay (note: middle school students can choose to submit either a drawing or an essay). The essays should be no more than 400 words.  Submissions are open and the deadline will be Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at midnight. You can submit art work and/or essays either in person to the School Counselor’s mailbox or via email to Please provide name & class as well as branch of service on submissions. Winners will be announced in the weeks to follow!   We look forward to your entries and hope to have more opportunities to celebrate Military families in the future! Thank you all for your service!


We prayed, fasted and gave alms—and now we rejoice because Christ is risen! Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl challenges us as we begin the Easter season to share the joy of having a loving God that is alive and accompanies us always. Let’s do the same by being present to our global family by caring for their material and spiritual needs. Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl at St. Matthew’s School by April 19th or you may also donate online at Thank you to our students and their families for supporting this mission during our Lenten Season. In His Love, Mrs. Mercier, Mrs. Navarro and the boys and girls of 1C.

From the Office:

Dear Parents – This is a reminder that this year, the latest time you can pick up children early is 2pm.  Thank you for your cooperation with this policy. Also, please remember to call the office or send a note or email to the teacher when you are picking up children early or when they are absent.

From the PTG: 

Papa Johns Promo School Code- Welcome to Spring Break! After preparing an incredible and unforgettable Easter dinner, take some time out for yourself. Enjoy a meal made for you from Papa Johns. Don’t forget to use our school code, SMSEAGLES, to help us get closer to another $10,000 win!

UPDATE: Easter Egg Hunt-
The Easter Bunny and Eddie the Eagle welcomed our kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders to the SMS field for a splendid egg hunt. The Golden Egg was the one to find in order to win a Papa John’s pizza party compliments of the SMS PTG!

  • 1A- Ms. Thomas – found by Mason E.
  • 1B- Mrs. Perrotta- found by Jordie M.
  • 2B- Mrs. Powell- found by Amya O.
  • 2C- Mrs. Catoire- found by Gregory S.

Congratulations to all of our homeroom winners! You will have a Papa John’s pizza party after Spring Break.

UPDATE- PTG Facebook Egg Contest: Our PTG President, Sondra Smith, was live on Facebook with the Easter Bunny asking for guesses on how many eggs would be strewn across the SMS field. There were so many guesses, but only one winner! Congratulations to the Charbonneau Family (Charlotte in 2C) for making the most accurate guess of 2020. There were 2078 eggs! Your $20 Papa John’s gift card will be sent home after spring break, compliments of the SMS PTG.

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 the attached 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 in our family fun!

PTG Board Members: Please reach out to any of the board members and parent collaborators below if you have any questions throughout the academic year. We are always looking for new ideas.

2020-2021 Parent teacher guild (PTG) Board Members:

President: Sondra Smith,
contact information;
Vice President: Karen Monroe
Secretary: Alicia Wuornos
Treasurer: Amanda Melson,
contact information;

2020-2021 PTG Parent Collaborators:

Crystal Bloom, Anne Brown, Christina Cristaldi, Rossana D’Orazio-Guillen, Theresa Henson, Lauren Keene, Carissa Parrish, Samantha Phillips, and Ximena Tenorio-Castillo