Friday Flash

Friday Flash
September 24, 2021

On Friday, October 1st at 10:00am, we will celebrate something that St. Francis of Assisi started almost 800 years ago:  blessing our animals.  It was St. 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.

God’s Helpers: for our next meeting (September 28th), please bring a change of clothes or smock. We will be painting the raised garden beds by the gym. Please also bring your info and permission forms if you haven’t already. We are also looking for some sponsors for our garden project. If you or anyone you know would like to help by donating some garden soil, fertilizer, or pea gravel, please email Wendy Porter at or Meg Ayers at

The October menu is attached.

Matthew’s Money

“Football Fanatics”

Shop with Scrip/ Raise Right App
What a great kick-off for the program!
Week of 9/13 – 9/19
Class with the most participation – 4B Mrs. Bromley
Families in a tight race for highest overall sales:
The Miller Family, Mrs. Dewberry, Mrs. D. Roberts, The McGinnis Family

Shop at Kroger?  Sign up for Kroger Rewards and become a Community Rewards member to help raise money for SMS.  This past quarter we had 80 families who supported our program generating $406 in free money for our school.  Use code QP735 to join SMS community if you are not already signed up!

Need to earn volunteer hours?  The Eagle Open is looking for snacks for the golfers and volunteers.  Every $20.00 spent earns you one volunteer hour.  Sign up using the link and drop off in the Spirit Shop Monday-Thursday before October 6th.  See Amy Chesney for questions or to make drop-off arrangements at

SCA News and Information

All Officers and SCA Representatives will be sworn in on Tuesday, September 28th, immediately following mass.  It will be live-streamed using the same link as mass.

The Eagle Open is still looking for more golfers!   Please register your team today.

It is not too late for you to purchase a hole sponsor sign for $100 to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, business, just for a fun sign, or anything you would like to support the Eagle Open.  Please email Amy Chesney with any questions at

Annual Eagle Egg Drop!  The ladder firetruck is coming from Providence Rd. Station 10 on October 5th! If you haven’t purchased your Eagle Eggs yet, you still have time! The order form is attached!  The kids love this event hosted by the Eagle Open and Virginia Beach Fire Department held on our campus field.  Questions?  Please contact Amy Chesney at

From the PTG:

Booster-Thon: THANK YOU SMS!!! We appreciate you!! Thanks to our AMAZING school community of family, friends, students, teachers, and staff, we were able to raise over $30,000 to refurbish our gym floors! We received pledges from all 50 states (and a big shout out to the Meeks family for getting us those last few states, you guys rock!) but most importantly, the kids had a blast. If you haven’t already, please head over to the PTG Facebook group to see some photos and videos of our Eagles in action!

PTG Facebook Page- Please join our St. Matthew’s PTG Facebook group. Stay connected about all of the upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, ask questions, give feedback, and get involved! Everyone is welcome! Click here to join.

PTG MEETING: Our first in person PTG meeting of 2021-2022 will be in October, date and time TBA. Please keep an eye on Facebook group and the Friday Flash for the date and time to be announced.

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.

Papa John’s Promo School Code- Can we win the $10,000 Dollars for Dough prize for a THIRD year in a row? You know we can! Please continue to share our school promo code SMSEAGLES with family and friends in the Tidewater region. Every time 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!

TGIF Dismissal- ??Volunteer Opportunity Alert!

What better way for our students to celebrate another great week at SMS and kick off the weekend than with some tunes, lots of bubbles and our favorite mascot, Eddie the Eagle! To make it happen, we need your help!  The time commitment is approximately from 2:50pm to 3:30pm on Friday afternoon*, including setup and takedown. Duties include setting up music, bubble maker, and helping dress the mascot (a student volunteer). Sign up for one week or more…any help is greatly appreciated!!/showSignUp/4090845aead29aafc1-tgif

Please contact Meg and Andrea at with any questions.