Issue #32 2016
Our May Processional was held last Friday, it was a joyful celebration of our Holy Mother, Mary.
Uncle Phil's Diner 2 DVD's
In celebration of Father Jordan's 75th birthday, we are going to make 75 Birthday Bags. These bags are handed out at our Parish Food Pantry to families in need. Our students participated in this service project last year, and all of them understand the joy of celebrating a birthday! Please sign up to donate cake mix, candles, icing, gift bags, and other birthday supplies (such as napkins, paper hats, etc). Donations need to be turned in by June 2nd. Click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.
False Kidnapping Report
Yesterday afternoon you should have received a letter of two accounts of false kidnapping reports in the metropolitan area. In case you missed, see below.
The Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Washington has become aware of a disturbing scam being conducted via telephone recently. An unidentified individual has called parents, claimed to have kidnapped a child of theirs, and demanded ransom. In both cases we are aware of – one involving a parent at an archdiocesan school, and the other a parent at a local private school – the claims have been false, with the children safe and accounted for. In one of the cases, the caller purported to put the kidnapped child on the phone and have her ask for help. If you receive a call like this, please call the police immediately.
As with all matters involving children, we strive to always be diligent to keep our schools safe and secure. As a follow-up to the incident today involving one of our archdiocesan schools, the Office of Child and Youth Protection responded immediately to support the parent and school leadership in completing a police report on the occurrence.
As always, the safety of your children remains our highest priority.
Mrs. Kelly Honored
On Wednesday, May 11th, the Archdiocese of Washington awarded Ms. Julie Kelly the GOLDEN APPLE! This award recognizes amazing teachers from across the almost 100 Archdiocese schools, celebrating 10 winners annually. Check out the video below!
Here is a Catholic Standard Article on Mrs. Kelly: http://www.cathstan.org/Content/News/Schools/Article/St-Matthias-art-teacher-enjoys-sharing-her-Catholic-faith-with-students/2/21/7015
Kickball Game Rescheduled
May's weather is not cooperating. We will try again next Wednesday, May 25 @ 1:45 pm. Parent volunteers are still needed to supervise the classes. Volunteers must be virtus trained. Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.
Field Day Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed on Friday, May 27 to help supervise the various games and work the kitchen on Field Day. We need about 12 more to sign up. Must be Virtus trained. Click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.
Father Hughes Scholarship
Summer Skills Resources
Family Referral Program
Want to save $500? If you refer a family to Saint Matthias and they enroll, you will earn a $500 tuition credit.