The Academy of Saint Matthias


Issue #6 2015

Pope Francis

On Thursday, September 24, 2015 a group of 8th grade students from our school were in attendance as Pope Francis entered Nunciature in Washington, DC. The students were selected from the Catholic students in the 8th grade. The Catholic School students were also joined by Confirmation class students from the Faith Formation program at Saint Matthias Parish. The process to be a part of this event included many levels of security and clearance, as students were granted up-close and personal time with the Holy Father.

Cross Country Team

There is Cross Country practice tomorrow, October 1st. Practice will be 3:00 until 4:30. Parents may pick up around back by Friendship Hall.

Race this week will be Sunday, October 4 at Mary of Nazareth, 14131 Seneca Rd., Darnestown, MD. Race time is 12:00 noon.

It's Not Too Late

If you have not signed up to volunteer, you still have time. This year's Fall Festival is fast approaching. The Festival will be held this Saturday, October 3 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It's a day of fun activities for everyone. Wrist bands are available for $25. You may pickup in the office. Bands will increase to $30 the day of the event. The decision of weather related cancellation will be made by 12 noon on Friday, October 2nd.


Just a reminder that Friday, Oct. 2 is a half day. Dismissal is at noon with no aftercare. A late fee of $1 per minute per child is applied when children are not picked up on time. Please be prompt.

Family Dinner Night Tonight

September's Family Dinner will be held tonight at Anthony's N.Y. Pizza & Pasta House. Located at 15480 Annapolis Rd., Bowie, MD.

Please join us in Welcoming Anthony's as one of our NEW Family Dinner Night hosts!. Come out and support our school and tell everyone you know! Dine In or Carry Out either way Saint Matthias earns money! See attached flyer.

School Wish List

If you could help the school with the following items, it would be greatly appreciated. First class stamps and letter size envelopes. You may drop the items off at the front office.

Virtus Reminder

All volunteers who have contact with children and/or volunteer during school hours (8:00 am-3:00 pm) must complete a one-time Child Protection class and have an
E-Background check performed in accordance with Archdiocesan policy. Stop by the office to pick up the necessary forms and go online to to register for an upcoming class.