Friday Flash

Friday Flash

April 19, 2024

The Wizard of Oz

Show times for 2024:

Friday, May 3rd at 7pm

Saturday, May 4th at 2pm Saturday, May 4th at 7pm

Ticket Information:

Reserved Tickets and General Admission Tickets are available! Reserved Tickets are assigned (best available at our discretion) in the first three rows on the floor and in the first row of the risers. There are a limited amount of Reserved tickets available, be sure to submit your orders early!  General Admission for all other seats.

***Friday reserved are sold out** Only a few reserved left for Saturday- both shows!  There are plenty of general admission tickets for all shows! Our shows usually sell out! Get your tickets now!

There are two ways to purchase tickets to performances: ordering online by Clicking here before Thursday, May 2nd at 8:30am or at the door, if tickets are still available.

SMS Theatre – Ads & Shout-outs update!

Last Chance!!!!  Final deadline for ordering is NOW Friday, April 19 at Midnight. This is a great advertising opportunity for local businesses, as we usually have over 750 people attend our performances.  Email Samantha Phillips with any questions:   [email protected].

The previous QR code for the Ads/Shout-outs stopped working, so please use this updated code to order Ads & Shout-outs for the Playbill: 

Click Here.

VIRTUS TRAINING – In accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People all diocesan employees, clergy, religious, teachers, staff, and all volunteers who regularly or routinely work with children or youth participate in a Protecting God’s Children for Adults (VIRTUS) training session. This link connects to the VIRTUS website listing of currently scheduled training sessions within the Diocese of Richmond. To register for one of the sessions, click the Start Registration button. You will be prompted to create a user id and password. Follow the prompts to continue the registration process. After entering your personal information, a drop down function will enable you to select a Diocese of Richmond training center location/date/time. Continue to follow instructions as indicated to complete the pre-registration process. Childcare is not available unless noted on the session listing. There is no charge for this training. Sessions are available online and in person. St. Matthew’s School VIRTUS Facilitator Louise Lewis will be hosting online VIRTUS sessions on the following dates and times:

Saturday 4/20/24 @ 9am – 3 spots available
Saturday 5/4/24 @ 9am – 19 spots available
Saturday 5/18/24 @ 9am – 20 spots available

These sessions are available for registration on the VIRTUS website, although it is not required that you take VIRTUS with the SMS Facilitator. Please contact Louise Lewis at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Greetings SMS Military Families!! 

Thank you all so much for coming out to our Purple Up Day Military Appreciation Breakfast! We had a blast getting to celebrate with you and we hope you all had a great time!!
Next week’s Lunch Schedule, we will have the following groups meeting at their designated times:

4/22/24 Mon.– Kindergarten Group 1
4/24/24 Wed.– Kindergarten Group 2
4/26/24 Fri. –First Grade Group 1

St. Matthew’s will be holding our fourth annual ”Call For the Arts” contest! The contest is open to Military children in grades Pre-K-8th of Active Duty, Retired, and/or Veteran 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 four divisions: Pre-K, K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. The theme for this contest is “Show how you thrive with the support of your family, friends, school, or community!”  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 have the option to submit either a drawing or an essay). The essays should be no more than 400 words.

Submissions are open and the deadline is Friday, April 26th, 2024 at midnight. You can submit artwork and/or essays either in person to the School Counselor’s mailbox or via email to [email protected]. Please provide name & class as well as the branch of service on submissions.

Have a fun weekend!

Spirit Shop News:

Regular Hours

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The spirit shop will be closed from April 29th – May 14th
If you would like to place an online order, please click here.

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER CARNIVAL T-SHIRTS! Don’t miss out on getting your “Dog Days of Summer” Carnival T-shirt. The last day to order is Wednesday, April 24th. No extra T-shirts will be available.

Returning as our Wine Carafe sponsor is Gabriel Rapisardi Real Estate Group, LLC! For those who enjoy the fruit of the wine versus the grain, we have wine carafes for you to share with your friends thanks to Mr. Rapisardi.

Thank you to Miabella and Luna for sponsoring our Face Painting Booth! This booth is another long-standing and very busy Carnival booth that children and adults like to visit.

Another long-standing and busy booth is our Color Hair Spray booth being sponsored by CapAtlantic Realty – Karen Johnson, Principal Broker/Realtor!  Thank you to CapAtlantic Realty for being our sponsor this year.

St. Matthew Catholic Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! We thank them for sponsoring our Mobile Charging Stations this year to keep everyone’s phone charged to share all the fun at SMS Carnival 2024!

Thank you to East Coast Psychological Services for sponsoring our new GLOW Booth! Fun glow-in-the-dark items will be for sale to light up the night at Carnival!

NEW THIS YEAR! Digital Marketing stations will be placed throughout the event site to market your business or celebrate a special birthday, anniversary, or graduation in a digital banner. The banners will rotate throughout the event. Get your Digital Banner for only $150 click here Thank you to Catholic Charities and Collective Yoga for purchasing a digital banner.

Welcome back to our 2nd Stage Sponsor Isla Ohana Kenpo! Thank you, Katherine Olivar and Larry Sullivan. They are ready to teach you and/or your child the art of self-defense when you are ready.

For additional information regarding the Carnival, please see our Carnival Newsletter.

St. Matthew Catholic Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! We thank them for sponsoring our Mobile Charging Stations this year to keep everyone’s phone charged to share all the fun at SMS Carnival 2024!

Art Department – Thank You!

The SMS Art Fair was a huge success, thanks to all of our student artists, their parents, and all of the volunteers who helped the art fair shine.  We celebrated over 500 pieces of artwork on display in the school.

There is still an opportunity to bring home your child’s artwork already framed and ready to put on display or gift to a beloved relative.  Please order by April 26th 

Link: Art Fair Frame Sale 2024.

8th grade is still featured in the Art Fair Live Silent Auction, which ends May 6th.

Link provided here: Live Art Fair Silent Auction 2024

However, monetary donations will be accepted through May 6th to support the art room program.

After clicking on the link above, to register, please click on the Sign In on the top right and select one of the three ways to register. Fill out the information requested along with a credit card to bid.

If you only want to Browse, you will register with no credit card, but will not be able to bid until the credit card is registered. You will receive a winning bid notification.

Winning bidders will automatically have their card charged at the end of the event and receive a receipt.

Thank you for supporting the SMS Art program!

Happy fish A cartoon fish.Hooked on Fishing! Here is a great opportunity for something fun to do this summer! Please see attached information and permission slip.