Bridges

Issue #32 2016

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 19 -- Academic Expo & Silent Auction (6:00-7:30 pm)


Wednesday, May 25 -- Band Meets


Friday, May 27-- Half Day, No ESP

May Processional

Our May Processional was held last Friday, it was a joyful celebration of our Holy Mother, Mary.

Outdoor Movie Night

The rain held off so that we could enjoy Movie Night. A great time was had with friends and family.

Academic Expo & Silent Auction Tomorrow Night

Come out for the Academic Expo and Band Concert tomorrow night and bring your check book to participate in the silent auction. Bidding will begin at 6:00 pm and close at 7:00 pm. The band concert will begin at 7:00 pm.

Uncle Phil's Diner 2 DVD's

There are DVD's available for the play again this year thanks to Dr. Kalshoven. The cost is $15 with $5 going to the school. If you would like copies of last year's play, Uncle Phil 1 the cost is $10 with $5 going to the school. If you would like copies stop by the office and pickup a form.

Birthday Celebration

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.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0549A5A723A2F58-birthday

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.


Dear Parents,

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.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Greer

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.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549a5a723a2f58-eighth

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.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0549A5A723A2F58-field

Camp WoHeLo

Camp WoHeLo is held here at St. Matthias beginning June 27 - August 5. The camp program is open to Pre-K through 8th grade. If you enroll in the camp no later than June 3 you will receive a 15 percent reduced rate for the camp program. For more information about the program contact Anastasia Wroblewski at Anastasia.Wroblewski@campfire patuxent.org. If you would like to enroll stop by the office or email Mrs. Blackburn to receive registration forms.

Father Hughes Scholarship

The Father Hughes Scholarship is open to any student whose family is a registered, participating member of St. Matthias Parish. The scholarship program is funded by the parishioners of St. Matthias and is awarded to a student that is in need of financial assistance in order to enroll in, maintain, or assist in keeping that student at St. Matthias. To request an application email Mrs. Blackburn at mblackburn@stmatthias.org or stop by the office. Submission deadline is Friday, May 27.

Summer Skills Resources

The Summer Skills™ books are three different series of review books (math, language arts and foreign language) for students from pre-k through high school. They offer a Study Skills Review book for grades 7 - high school. Each grade level book helps students maintain their academic skills over the summer months. For more information or to review samples of the books go to: www.summerskills.com. Order form attached.

Tuition for 2016-2017 School Year

*Monthly rate calculated based upon 10 payments.

*An 11 month or 12 month option may also be available.


Please see the handbook for tuition and payment information. We do not anticipate any changes to the policies as outlined in the handbook.

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.

Raffle Winner

May 16

Mrs. Pearson (Winner)

Stephen Hay (Seller)