The Academy of Saint Matthias
Issue #14 2015
Thursday, December 10 -- Open House 5-7, Christmas Concert 7pm
Tuesday, December 15 -- T-Shirt Tuesday
Wednesday, December 16 -- 1-hour delayed opening
Friday, December 18 -- Breakfast with Santa-SIGN UP FOR THIS WAS EMAILED. Half day-Last Day of School Dismissal at 12 noon
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Texas Roadhouse Night
Thank you to all our families and friends who attended our Family Dinner Night last night. During the evening, we had a drawing for a free dinner. Congrats to Ms. Smith, our winner! See 8th grader Simon pull the winning ticket here:
Math Number Talks
Starting this fall, students at Saint Matthias in PreK-5th grade are working on computation skills. We know students can memorize facts, but a strong understanding of numbers and how they are related is important for higher level math work. Under the guidance of Gail Donoghue, the Director of the Academy of Catholic Educators at Notre Dame of Maryland, all our teachers are participating in small-group professional development this year.
Want to see an example of a number talk? Check this out:
Library Gingerbread Raffle
Raffle tickets are still available for sale- this is a huge fundraiser for our school. If you'd like to purchase more, please contact Mrs. Richards. Drawing begin in January.
Teacher's Wish List
Essay and Drawing Contest Sponsored by the Sodality Union
The Committee of Junior Sodality of the Sodality Union is delighted to again this year present an Essay and Drawing Contest.
Participants are asked to answer the following question:
What can I offer in sacrifice to help the Poor and help save the Earth?
The question relates to the pledge many have taken to "Walk with Pope Francis" in service to our community.
Guidelines are posted on the website: SodalityUnionADW.org
Essays and drawings are due by December 20, 2015.
Contest winners will be recognized on February 6, 2016 at the Sodality Union General Meeting at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church.