Friday Flash

Friday Flash

July 1, 2022

Dear SMS Families,

Attached is our summer letter for the 2022-2023 school year.  You will find general information for the beginning of the school year in the letter itself.  Attached please find:

The Summer Letter

The Bus Registration Form

The School Supply List

Development Information regarding the Auction and the Golf Brochure

If you have questions, please contact the office at this email address or by calling 757 420 2455.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

June 24, 2022

SMS Summer Letter – Will be emailed out July 1st.  Please watch for it as it contains important information regarding our Orientation, school start date, etc.

From the Clinic:
*All Kindergarteners need a physical dated after August 22nd, 2021, with updated immunizations. Please turn it in to the office as soon as possible.
*All 7th graders are required to have the following immunizations:-TDAP and Meningococcal.   These MUST be completed before the 1st day of school or your 7th grader will not be able to attend school.  Please turn it in to the office as soon as possible.

Middle School Tennis News from Coach Weber – No clinic this Saturday.
Attached is the flyer for the tennis camp to be held at Catholic High by Tidewater Tennis Center starting Monday, June 27th. This is just for Catholic and some Hickory High students. We need 10 sign ups for it to move forward.
Junior Team tennis is also starting at ODU if you have interest.

Part-Time Worker Needed – to work in our Afterschool program during the school year.  Hours are M-F, 3:30pm until 5:30pm.  For more information, contact

A Saint – A Relic – and the Power of Prayer!  Join us on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary at Ascension Catholic Church as Logan Bromley, along with his parents Lisa and Joe, share their miraculous journey of prayer, healing, and the intercession of St. Junipero Serra.

St. Matthew’s is in need of a Soccer Coordinator and a Basketball Coordinator:

Our Soccer Program teams up with Beach FC for children ages 3 – 10.  Soccer is offered in the Fall and in the Spring. Practices are held after school hours during the week.  Games are played on Saturdays.
Middle school boys and girls form one team for each gender and compete against other schools on weekdays in the ETIS league.  Middle school boys play in the fall and middle school girls play in the spring.

If you feel you may be interested in this position, please reach out to Mike Fencil at

This position requires some time on weekends and a considerable amount of communication with the Athletic Director and the individual coaches.  Practices are from 3:30-9:00 every Monday-Friday beginning the second week of October through the early part of March.  Games are played on Saturdays from 8:00am-6:00pm with an occasional weeknight.

Helping to coordinate the practice schedule, rosters, and gate and concessions schedule are the principal challenges. In addition, we are looking for someone who is capable of or would be willing to learn to run the clock during games. Our athletic director can assist with some training in this area. The new coordinator will also need to attend league-wide meetings throughout the season (usually a weeknight here and there and usually at SMS).

If you feel you may be interested in this position, please reach out to Mike Fencil at

Plans for the 2022 Auction & Gala Presented by Freedom Street Partners is moving right along. However, we are in need of an Auction Lead or Co-Leads for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. If you want to volunteer for this position or are interested in more information, please contact Liz Allen at auction@smsvb.netAll of your volunteer hours are taken care of before December! Thank you

We hope you are having a great summer so far! If you have not already liked our Facebook page @StMattsVB or are following us on Instagram & Twitter #StMattsVB, please do! We post a lot of information and events on social media.

From the PTG:

The deadline to order 1st Day School Supplies is July 1! We are excited to partner with 1st Day School Supplies again for 2023-24. If there were ever a year to order your school supplies early, this is it! No longer is purchasing a back-to-school supply kit a luxury, it is a necessity. With all the supply chain issues, having the peace of mind knowing that your Eagle’s school supplies are guaranteed is priceless.  Over the years, our SMS families have found 1st Day School Supplies to be convenient, easy and hassle-free! Plus, they have guaranteed our school the impossible-to-find and highest quality brands like Ticonderoga, Crayola, Elmers, Fiskars, Purell and Clorox. To order, please visit our 1st Day site and look for your student’s upcoming grade.

Mabel’s Labels  The PTG has partnered with Mabel’s Labels to offer you fun and colorful labels for all your clothes, water bottles, backpacks and more.  Go to and enter St. Matthews PTG (Virginia Beach).  20% of the profits will be returned directly to SMS PTG.  Never lose your kids stuff again!!!

Keep An Eye Out! Be on the lookout this summer for all the PTG info in the school’s summer letter, including volunteer opportunities for next year, a list of events for 2022-2023, Spirit shirt pre-order forms, Orientation night pizza dinner pre-order forms, Mabel’s Labels ordering and so much more!

PTG Facebook Page – Stay in touch over the summer! 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.

Please contact us at  with any questions, concerns, or suggestions…our inbox is always open!