Issue #22 2016

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 19th -- Middle School to Toby’s

Friday, February 19th --100th Day of School

Sunday, February 21st -- Skate Zone Day -- 1-6pm

Wednesday, February 24 -- Family Dinner Night
Potbelly's @ Bowie Town Center (4:30-7:30 pm)

Friday, March 4 -- Fish Fry (Sponsored by the 8th Grade) See Attached Flyer

Calendar Changes

In both reaction to our recent snow days, and in anticipation of the next few weeks of winter, the following changes have been made to our calendar to add in instructional time with our students. If you had scheduled plans during this time and are unable to attend school, these absences will be excused. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Greer.

February 26 (was a half day) Will now be a whole day of school, with ESP

April 29 full day of school, with ESP

June 3 (was half day) whole day of school with ESP, graduation is now at 6pm

June 10th (was half day) now whole day, with ESP

June 13th (was summer) now whole day, with ESP

June 14th (was summer) now whole day, with ESP

June 15th (was summer) now half day, Kindergarten graduation, Mass

Service In Action

Thanks for a SOUPer Jersey Day! We collected over 120 canned goods for the parish food pantry.

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Mrs. Hawkins Moving On

After three years at Saint Matthias, Mrs. Hawkins and her family are being relocated. Mrs Hawkins' husband, Jonathan Hawkins, is being transferred to Chicago. We are so thankful for the joy the Hakwins family has brought to our school. She will end her time with us in February. Mrs. Greer is hiring a substitute for Mrs. Hawkins and looks forward to sharing those plans with you in the days to come.

Family Dinner Night

Join us this month for family dinner night at Potbelly's on Wednesday, February 24 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. No coupon needed or mention of St. Matthias. Just show up and order. The school will receive 25% of all sales in those 3 hours.

Potbelly's at Bowie Town Center

3900 Town Center Blvd.

Bowie, MD 20716

Save the Date

Third Annual Saint Matthias Silent Auction & Dinner. March 19, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Flyer Attached.

Sweet Treats Dinner Dance

The HSA Board cordially invites you to a Sweet Treats Dinner Dance on February 27. The price of the ticket will include a pasta dinner, bread, salad and a drink. A flower and small box of candy will also be included. Click on the link below to signup to help out.

Girl Scouting at Saint Matthias

If you have girls interested in scouting. Contact:

Troop leaders:

Michelle Hayling -

Kimberly Smith -

Troops will typically meet the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month

Daisy (K-1st) 6:30 - 7:45 pm

Cadettes (6th) 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Laura Kalshoven's troop of Cadette's meet directly after school at 3pm on Friday.

Family Science Days

Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists! Family Science Days is FREE and open to all, and feature hands-on demos, shows, talks by scientists, and other activities appropriate for K–12 children and their families. This free community science showcase is brought to you by AAAS. The event also features a broad range of educators and scientists engaging the public in current science topics. See more at:

ACE Marathon

Over 40 teachers and supporters from across the US will be coming to DC in March to run the Rock and Roll Marathon in support of Saint Matthias. This awesome opportunity is thanks to 4th grade teacher, Ms. Surat, who is a part of the Alliance for Catholic Education program. To learn more about ACE go to and to check out our fundraising (or to donate!) go to Runners are welcome to join us in running the 5K, half and full marathon! Contact Ms. Surat if you need more information

Raffle Winners

February 15

Kimm Richards (Winner & Seller)