Friday Flash

Friday Flash
May 28, 2021

FROM THE BUSINESS OFFICE – PARENTS – Please pay any past due balance(s) for Incidentals as soon as possible.  The last charges for Before School Care, After School Care, Cafeteria, and Annual Appeal (if applicable) will be charged to your FACTS
account by June 7th.  All charges at that point, new and past due, must be paid by June 14th.  Thank you for your cooperation; if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Burt at mburt@smsvb.net. Thank you.

From the SMS Theatre Department – This year’s virtual Disney Night on Broadway musical will be released TODAY Friday, May 28th at 7:30pm! Watch your email for the video link, and be sure to tune in for this special cabaret of 8 different songs from Disney’s Aladdin JR., Frozen JR., Moana JR., and The Lion King JR.!

From the clinic: Rising seventh-graders are required by the state of Virginia to have a TDAp and Meningococcal vaccine for the upcoming school year. Please turn the document into the office when this is completed.
Spirit Shop – Beginning June 14th, summer hours will be 9 am – 2 pm Monday – Thursday. If you are bringing items to the Spirit Shop, they must be recently washed, and in good condition to meet uniform handbook requirements and have the current logo.

SCA Talent Show – Students will be watching the pre-recorded talent show on Tuesday, June 1st in their classrooms.  The SCA will be coming around with snacks & drinks for purchase ranging from .50 -$1.00, so make sure your student has cash for this.

During Field Day, one of the stops is Hawaiian Shaved Ice, which will be available for purchase for $3.00.   Please have your student bring in exact change, if possible, in a sandwich bag marked with the child’s name, class and “shaved ice money!”

SCA and Student-Led Lighthouse Team Officers for the 2021-2022 School Year are:

President – Kianna L.
Vice-President – Andrew H.
Secretary – Rosie B.
Treasurer – Ethan R.
Historian – Taylor T.

Please help me in congratulating these students when you see them!  Elections for SCA class representatives will be held the first week of school in 3rd-8th grade homerooms.

Otter Ball UPDATE – Because we were one of the top donors to the Virginia Living Museum Otter Ball, there will be a plaque in our honor located at the Eagle exhibit! Thank you again for raising so much to help the museum continue its education and animal program. Also, if you are looking for something to do over the summer, check out the museum and their Jurassic dinosaur exhibit! While you are there, stop by the Eagle exhibit and take a picture with our plaque, and post it on our school Facebook page at stmattsVB or email lallen@smsvb.net and she will post it on our page.

The Chipotle 8th-grade fundraiser raised $336, but because of the issues we had, they upped the amount to $396 and apologized profusely. Thank you all for supporting the 8th-grade class!

2021-22 SAVE THE DATES 

Eagle Open Golf Outing – Friday, October 8, 2021 – 9am

Holiday Auction & Gala – Saturday, November 20, 2021 – 5pm

Spring Carnival – Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2022 – 5-10pm & 11am-10pm

From the PTG:

THANK YOU! – The PTG would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our families for all of the support we received over this past school year. Without your dedication to the Parent Teacher Guild, we would not be able to do all of the things we bring to our children at SMS. We are grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you!

Papa Johns School Promo Code – This is it! Monday, May 31st is the last day for the Papa Johns “Dough for Dollars’’ contest this school year. Please use our special promo code SMSEAGLES over the holiday weekend and help us get closer to winning the $10,000 for the second year in a row! Please know how appreciative we are for your dedication to this worthy cause. Let’s keep our fingers crossed until the final numbers come out!

CANNONBALL!!!!! – Who is ready for some fun in the sun? Get ready because the SMS PTG has teamed up with Ocean Breeze Waterpark! When you purchase Day Tickets use promo code SMSEagles and our school will earn a rebate for every ticket purchased. Please see this attachment for more information. Thank you in advance for supporting SMS and the PTG.

It’s Strawberry Pickin’ season- Who doesn’t love to pick your own strawberriesThe PTG has teamed up with Hickory Ridge Farm for the entire strawberry picking season. The SMS PTG will receive 20% of your strawberry purchase! There are still plenty of strawberries to be picked! Please see this attachment for more information. As always, thank you for your generosity and commitment to the SMS PTG.

1st Day of School Supplies- The lists are official! We have sent home the information for the 1st Day of School Supplies fundraiser. It is always nice to avoid the crowds when school shopping and to have everything placed in your child’s homeroom.  Please consider purchasing a box for your student(s) for the upcoming school year. Place your order at www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com. Enter the school’s zip code (23464), choose St. Matthew’s School, and be sure to choose your student(s) grade level beginning in August 2021. The PTG will be sure it is delivered to their homeroom. Thank you for your support.

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.

The PTG needs you! Are you looking for a fun way to stay more connected with what is going on at SMS? Why not join the PTG for the 2021-2022 school year? We have a lot of fun planning different events for students and teachers alike such as the Booster-Thon, The Pumpkin Patch, The Easter Egg Hunt, and the Color Run to name a few. If you have questions or are interested in joining, please reach out to Sondra Smith, PTG President, at PTG_Pres@smsvb.net for more information.

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

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; PTG_Pres@smsvb.net
Vice President: Karen Monroe
Secretary: Alicia Wuornos
Treasurer: Amanda Melson,
Contact Information; ptg_treas@smsvb.net

2020-2021 PTG Parent Collaborators:

Crystal Bloom, Anne Brown, Christina Cristaldi, Rossana D’Orazio-Guillen, Theresa Henson, Lauren Keene, Carissa Parrish, Samantha Phillips, and Ximena Tenorio-Castillo

Have a Great Summer!