The Academy of Saint Matthias


Issue #16 2016

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 8 -- Tag Day

Monday, January 18 -- MLK Day -- No School

Tuesday, January 19 -- School Shirt Day

Wednesday, January 20 -- Delayed Opening

Thursday, January 21 -- End of 2nd Quarter

Sunday, January 24 -- Roller Skating Fundraiser

Welcome Back

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! This week, we celebrated our weekly school Mass with a special addition: The Story of the Epiphany by our drama club. Here's a link to the video: Father Jordan also shared about Saint John Neumann.

Tag Day

Pay $5 and dress down on Friday, January 8. Proceeds go towards the Saint Matthias fundraising initiative.

Mid-Year Scantron Testing

Mid-year scantron testing begins next week for K-8th grade. This computer-based, adaptive assessment will measure a snapshot of how students are doing in both math and reading. Results will be shared with the next report card. If at any time you have questions about your student's progress in any class, please set up a conference with that teacher.

Re-enrollment Fee Increases February 1

Early re-enrollment runs from now to the end of January at the rate of $125/student. From February 1st to April 3rd (the last day of spring break), on-time re-enrollment is $150/student. Late re-enrollment starts April 4th at the rate of $200/student. You will get an email directly from TADS to complete the re-enrollment process. As a reminder, there is a $300 tuition deposit that is charged at the time of re-enrollment.

Need help at Last Two Maryland Basketball Games

Great way to earn service hours without being Virtus cleared. Signup below to work the University of Maryland Basketball games. Anyone 14+ may volunteer.

Roller Skating Fundraiser

Join the Saint Matthias family for an afternoon of roller skating at the Skate Zone located in Crofton, Maryland on Sunday, January 24 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Cost of $12 includes skate rental. Please send money in an envelope with your child(ren)'s name and include the number of wrist bands on the forms that will come home this week. Please invite your friends and family to attend!

Altar Server Training

Forms for Altar Serving for St. Matthias went home this week. The next Training Session is scheduled to commence on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Church. Training classes will be held Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. January 30 through February 27, 2016. To sign up, please contact Cynthia Faust 301.464.1799

Requirements: Fourth Grade through Eighth Grade, a Catholic who has received the
Sacraments of Baptism, Penance and Holy Communion.

Fundraising Update

We are working aggressively at increasing our fundraising, as outlined in our meeting this Fall. We have a skate night and another babysitting night in the works. We have raised close to $1700 with the first two basketball concession stands! Your participation and support are greatly appreciated. Tax-deductible donations can be made at any time to the school directly or via Thank you for your support, ideas, and participation!

Home and School Communication

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Prospective Family Open House

Referral Discount
For every family you bring to Saint Matthias that enrolls, you are given a tuition discount of $500.