Issue #31 2016

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 13 -- May Crowning @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, May 14 -- Outdoor Movie Night

Tuesday, May 17 -- Wear St. Matthias T-Shirt

Wednesday, May 18 -- 1 Hour Delayed Opening

Wednesday, May 18 -- Rescheduled Kickball at 1:45 pm

Thursday, May 19 -- Academic Expo & Silent Auction

Congratulations to our First Communicants

Congrats to the 2nd graders who made their First Communion on Saturday! A big thank you goes out to Ms. Scanlan and Fr. Jordan.

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Pre-K and K Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Pre-K and Kindergarten made maracas, Mexican flags and salsa. A Mexican treat was had by all.

Outdoor Movie Night

Join us under the stars on Saturday, May 14 @ 7:00 pm for Movie Night (Finding Nemo) $10 per family, $2 for additional guests. Popcorn, Candy and Water for sale. Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet. Flyer coming home today. Order form attached.

Kickball Game Rescheduled

The 8th grade kickball game has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 18 @ 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.

Band News

On Friday, May 13, all band members will practice at 12:00 noon. Band will meet on Tuesday, May 17 with a concert at 1:30 pm. The following week, band will meet on Wednesday, May 25 rather than Friday.

Academic Expo & Silent Auction

The Silent Auction will be held during the Academic Expo and Band Concert scheduled for Thursday, May 19 (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm). Classroom baskets will be auctioned at that time. Baskets to include Breakfast, Movie Night, Game Night, BBQ, Sweet Treats and Sunday Relaxation just to name a few. The silent auction will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm. The band concert will begin at 7:00 pm.

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed on Friday, May 27 to help supervise the various games and work the kitchen on Field Day. Must be Virtus trained. Click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

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 or stop by the office. Submission deadline is Friday, May 27.

Safety Issue

For the safety of all students, when dropping off students for before care or picking up in aftercare, enter the parking lot slowly and outside the coned area. Those dropping off or picking up should make a line outside the coned area so as to leave an area of safe passage for those exiting or entering the building.

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: Order form attached.

Principal's List/Honor Roll

Principal's List

Kai Blackman -- 4th Grade

Kelvin Blake -- 4th Grade

Angel Obidike -- 4th Grade

Isaiah Washington -- 4th Grade

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 9

Rebecca James (Winner & Seller)