Friday Flash

Friday Flash
November 20, 2020

Silent Auction Items are up for bid now until Saturday, November 21st one hour after Live is over! Registration for Auction is FREE – go to and click Sign In in the upper right corner. You will see Live Auction items are in Preview only mode until Saturday, November 21st at 7pm when the Live Auction begins. Items 101 through 915 are open for bidding!

Please click here for important information about bidding and item pick up in this week’s Auction newsletter.

The Live Auction link for your computer or Laptop, Zoom, and YouTube will be sent automatically to everyone who has registered for Auction. Who couldn’t use a change from watching the same old stuff on TV? And who would have thought you could attend the Auction in your PJs? Join us for some fun and invite your family and friends too! Just share the link

Don’t miss out on these great items – Spend Valentine’s Day 2021 in a Massanutten (Item #905) 2 bedroom condo February 13-20, 2021. It’s just waiting for you to hit the slopes! Or maybe the warmer weather of Jamaica (Item #5) is more your style. Visit Sam Adams Brewery in Boston (Item #120) for a behind the scenes tour and tasting with 2 years to get there! Ireland – the Emerald Isle (Item #911) is waiting for you to come and enjoy her cliffs and pubs with 2 years to travel. Something in every price range!

Cash Raffle Tickets are DUE TODAY! Please drop off your sold raffle ticket stubs and money or any unsold tickets at dismissal.  The drawing is Saturday during Live Auction! Thank you!

Virtual Wine Tasting Packages are ready for pick up today until 6pm

Many thanks again to our sponsors – Presenting sponsor – Freedom Street Partners, Virtual Wine Tasting sponsor – Louis with Stephen Merritt, CPA, PC, Cash Raffle Ticket sponsor – Shaddeau Roofing & Construction Corp., Crazy Mixed Up Year Raffle sponsor – Polos Drywall, Auction Catalog Inside Cover sponsor – Gastroenterology Associates of Tidewater, and Auction Catalog Back Cover sponsor – Epitome Medical Aesthetics your sponsorships help offset the many costs involved in making this event a success!

Reminder – There is NO SCHOOL Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Santa Shop: The Amy Folkes Santa Shop will be open from November 30th – December 15th. The gifts are available for purchase range in price from $1.00 to $20.00.  We have many items at all price ranges.  Please assist our shopping elves by listing the names and spending limits for each person on your child’s list.  The list for students Pre K – 5th grade were sent home this week. Middle school will shop in the second week. Attached you will find the master schedule and shopping list if needed. Please email LaDonna Sinsabaugh @ for further info or questions.

Eagle Angel Tree: We will be collecting gift card donations for the SMS Angel Cart until December 17th. The donations collected will stay within our SMS community to help assist families who may need a little help this year to make Christmas dreams come true. Please see attached flyer. An order form is also attached.  For more information or questions please email

Advent – Advent marks the beginning of the Church’s liturgical year. It encompasses four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The season of Advent is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The Advent calendar can help children and families enter into the season with daily activities to better prepare spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ. Attached is a children’s calendar and an explanation about Advent.

From the PTG

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

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.

Papa John’s Promo School Code- Congratulations to SMS for winning the $10,000 Grand Prize from Papa John’s Pizza for the 2019-2020 school year! We could not have done it without your help. Please continue to share our school promo code SMSEAGLES with family and friends in the Tidewater region. Everytime someone orders anything from Papa John’s and uses our promo code at checkout, it will help us get closer to winning big again this year!

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, and Samantha Phillips