Friday Flash

Friday Flash
January 21, 2022

Once again, The Kuhneman Family Charitable Foundation blessed us with a $4,021 grant that we will use to offset the cost of textbook replacements. We have received a grant from them every year since 2011. Gail Kuhneman was an SMS teacher assistant for many years. She passed away in 2016. This grant continues to support her passion for books and learning in her honor. We are very grateful and give our thanks to the family for their continued support for SMS! 

Catholic Schools Week is January 30 – February 5, 2022 – Please have your child wear his/her uniform to Mass on Saturday, January 29th or Sunday, January 30 in honor of Catholic Schools Week. 

Chick-Fil-A Day is Friday, January 28th.  You must place your child’s order before Thursday, January 27th at 10:00am.

Shoe La-La News:  Voting will run next Wednesday through Friday at 7:30-8:00 am and again at 3:15-3:30pm.  The shoe tables will be located on the wall outside of the library. Voting will cost $.25 per vote or pay $1.00 and get 5 votes.  Good luck to all those that entered the contest. All money raised will go toward the Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Association.

Kids Heart Challenge News: We are in need of 2 corn hole board sets for KHC Day.  If you are able to bring your set to school, please contact Mrs. Liebold at kliebold@smsvb.net.  We would need the boards and beanbags dropped off Tuesday, Feb. 8th or Wednesday, Feb. 9th to the gym and they need to be picked up on Thursday, Feb. 10th.

Keep those donations coming in over the weekend; we still need your help!  As of Wednesday, we were at $1,795.65.  We are trying to reach our goal of $6,500 for this event.  If you donate $5.00 or more, your child will earn an athletic dress down for the KHC Day on February 10, 2022.  Please donate BEFORE the KHC Day, so there is no confusion. The PE department will also earn sports equipment depending on the total amount of donations raised.  This is a Win-Win!  Be Proactive and donate today.

Here’s how to join the team and maximize your KHC experience:

  1. Set up your personal fundraising page:
    1. Click here to access the St. Matthew’s Catholic School KHC page  
    2. Click “Sign Up.”
    3. Create a username and password. Fill out the registration form.

Download the app, so you can also fundraise from your mobile device. Search Kids Heart Challenge in the Apple or Android store.
Contact Mrs. Liebold at kliebold@smsvb.net if you have any questions.
Thanks in advance for your support!  Mrs. Liebold, Mrs. Slade, and Mrs. Lilley

Spring Soccer – The Recreation spring season will be from March 5, 2022 – May 23, 2022.  We offer at SMS recreational soccer for our preschool-5th grade students through Beach FC.  Our students practice at SMS during the week and play games at Williams Farm Park on Saturdays.  There is not a schedule at this time for games or practices until teams are formed and coaches identified.

https://www.beachfc.com/programs-1/recreation

Early Bird registration fee is $95 until January 31st; price does go up on February 1st. The Head Coach receives a $40 refund for coaching.
Please contact Amy Chesney if you have any questions achesney@smsvb.net

Middle School Girls Spring Soccer through SMS – The registration form will go out next week.  If your daughter is in 6th-8th grade and would like to join, we are taking sign ups for this program.  This is not affiliated with Beach FC and is run through Amy Chesney separately.  Unfortunately, there are no options for Spring Soccer for the middle school boys.

If you have any questions please contact Amy at achesney@smsvb.net

SCA Sponsored Catholic Schools week Spirit Days January 31st- February 4th

  1. Pre-K-5th grade
    • Monday- Dress up in any past Decade(the ’70s, 80’s 90’s….everything except 2020 current style unless it is making a comeback!)
    • Tuesday- no dress down; Mass day – No Grandparent’s Brunch or Academic Fair
    • Wednesday- Pajama Day
    • Thursday- Sports Day (represent your favorite sports player or team)
    • Friday- SMS Spirit Day (jeans and an SMS spirit shirt)
  2. Middle School 6th-8th grade School Spirit Days for Catholic Schools week
    • Monday-Character Day (dress as your favorite character from a book, movie or television show)
    • Tuesday – no dress down; It is a Mass day – No Grandparent’s Brunch or Academic Fair
    • Wednesday-Sports Day
    • Thursday- Represent your class decade (6th graders dress from the ’60s, 7th graders from the ’70s, and 8th graders from the ’80s)
    • Friday- 6th & 7th grade Jeans and a spirit shirt,
    • Friday- 8th-grade class shirt, and athletic bottoms with tennis shoes for staff vs 8th-grade volleyball game
  3. Students must be participating in the Spirit Day to be out of uniform during Catholic Schools’ week.

SCA It is that time again for our “Soup”er Bowl soup donation challenge!  Let’s see if we can crush last year’s number of soup cans donated to our local food pantries!   Don’t forget to bring a can of soup every day during Catholic School’s Week to support this fun and rewarding challenge!