Friday Flash

Friday Flash
December 2, 2022

 

What an incredible night!!! – the 2022 Auction & Gala presented by Freedom Street Partners was an amazing night filled with good food, laughter, competitive bidding, fun, and fellowship. Thanks to our volunteer coordinators, volunteers, and staff who helped transform the gym into a radiant venue for the evening. Special thanks to our volunteer Auctioneer, Scott Danner, for hitting it out of the park by raising over $102,000 in the Live Auction (which broke a record) and our Auction Leads who put together the fantastic Class packages –  you all are amazing!! Our sponsors make it possible for us to raise even more money and we are blessed to have your support for this event. To our guests, thank you for making this a great evening and a huge success with your generous bidding and spirited energy. We will let you know the final amount raised as soon as it is available. Thank you all!!

65% Virginia Tax Credit? – Yes, it is true. The Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit program provides a 65% tax credit to Virginia taxpayers and a scholarship to attend St. Matthew’s School for a child who would not be able to attend otherwise. Click here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qo7vS19spzpz_vSiRpSJyIDH7KMxINou/view?usp=sharing for more information. If you have questions or would like to receive the forms to participate in the EISTC program, please contact Lou Goldberg at Lgoldberg@smsvb.net or Liz Allen at Lallen@smsvb.netThe deadline to submit the forms (2 forms that take 5 minutes to complete) is December 15th. The deadline to make your contribution for the 2022 tax year is December 31st.

Job Opportunity – The ODU Monarch Physical Therapy office is looking for part-time front desk help. Hours are 9:00 to 3:00, 3-4 days a week (with some flexibility). Strong interpersonal skills and basic computer knowledge are required. Pleasant and rewarding work environment.

Greetings SMS Military Families!! We hope you all are doing well! The Military Luncheons have continued and we are making our way through the second rotation! Please see the calendar for future meeting times. Next Monday (12/5), we have all Fourth Grade meeting; on Wednesday (12/7), we have all Fifth Grade meeting at their designated times. On Friday (12/9), we will have Middle School Group 1 meeting. Teachers will be informed of when their students will meet. Have a wonderful weekend, God Bless!

From the SMS THEATRE DEPARTMENT: Sign-ups are now posted for THE LITTLE MERMAID! Any 5th-8th grade student is invited to audition on January 11-12. Please prepare a 1-minute (or less) monologue and a song from a Broadway musical. Please sign up for a 5-minute time slot on the Drama Board in the main hallway. In addition to your initial audition on Wednesday, January 11, all who audition will be asked to return for a callback after school on Thursday, January 12. Please find more detailed audition information and an audition form attached. For any questions, please contact Hannah Graham at hgraham@smsvb.net.

Amy Folkes Santa Shop – The Amy Folkes Santa Shop will open from Nov 28 to Dec 9. The gifts are available for purchase and range in price from $1.00 to $25.00. We have many items at all price ranges. Santa’s Elves have been working hard all year, shopping for new and unique things. Each of your students will be able to shop on the day their class is scheduled. Please click here for the shopping list and payment. Could you assist our shopping elves by listing each person’s name, age, and spending limits on your child’s list? For example, Grandma, 62, $10.00 limit. Please email LaDonna Sinsabaugh at: lsinsabaugh@smsvb.net for further info or questions.  And…

HO HO HO… The Amy Folkes Santa Shop is in full swing, and we look forward to seeing your students shop with such joy! Open Shop for students and parents is Friday, Dec 9, from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Volunteer Opportunity:

Santa Shop is looking for Elves! Love to shop and wrap presents?  The Santa Shop could use your talents and help.

Click Here to sign up.

Spirit Shop News: Spirit shop is closed from Dec 5 – 9th. Please click here to order new PE uniforms or Fleece.

Eagle Angel Tree – Please help SMS families who may need a little assistance this year in our school community!

Last year SMS generously helped make Christmas bright for eight SMS families. You may purchase Matthew’s Money gift cards, pull a tag from our Angel Trees (located by the front office and in the cafeteria), or donate using this Eagle Angel Tree Donation form. You will earn Matthew’s Money rebates and give children in need a brighter Christmas. It’s a WIN-WIN for ALL.

All proceeds go directly to help families in our school!

“Christmas means giving. The Father gave His Son, and the Son gave His life. Without giving, there is no true sacrifice, no true worship.” – Gordon B. Hinckley.

Coca-Cola GIVE – Please send in your Coca-Cola products’ bottle caps and cardboard carton ends to help SMS earn money towards the PE equipment and school improvement! Tell your friends and family! Go to www.coke.com/give and search “Matthew, 23464” to choose St. Matthew’s School as your charity!

From the Music Corner:

Our First Christmas Band Choir Concert will be on Wednesday, December 7 2022 at  7pm.

Doors to the Gym will open at 6pm.

Students performing should be there by 6:30pm.

Attire:

Choir Shirt (any color) or Uniform Shirt
Uniform shorts, skorts, or pants
Uniform shoes

Our Second Christmas Band Choir Concert/2nd Grade Play will be on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 9am

Attire:

Choir Shirt (any color) or Uniform Shirt
Uniform shorts, skorts, or pants
Uniform shoes