The Academy of Saint Matthias
Issue #15 2015
Concession Stand Help Needed
Earn Service Hours!
We are in need of help staffing concession stands for The University of Maryland basketball games. Please sign up to help! This is a NO-VIRTUS CLEARANCE opportunity. Remember you need 24 hours to complete your volunteer hour commitment. Anyone 14+ may volunteer.
Parents' Night Out
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:
Last Call for 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. Drawings 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.