St.Matthew 2018 Main Event October 27, 2018, 6pm The Noble Center 795 Havens Corners Rd., Gahanna
Mission: The Main Event is a time to celebrate the very special spirit of St. Matthew School. It is the commitment of the teachers, staff, parents and students that allows our children to flourish and meet their unlimited potential in a special and unique atmosphere of learning and love. Our children are blessed with the opportunity to attend this school. Beyond books and tests, their education fosters a sense of respect and honesty, faith and compassion, and right vs. wrong. Coupled with strong academics, the foundation upon which their education is built during their years at St. Matthew will guide them for a lifetime. The Main Event brings together many people who have the same goal: to raise money for our children’s school so that it can continue to nurture the mind and spirit. With recent state funding cuts to private schools, fundraising efforts such as The Main Event become all the more important. This year’s function will enable St. Matthew School to continue to provide technology and capital improvements, as well as tuition assistance grants, which benefit our children. Through the generosity of our families and of businesses that donate to The Main Event, we are able to raise significant funds for St. Matthew School. Please remember their support and return it to them throughout the year.
Deadline extended! Online and phone orders for student projects have extended their free shipping deadline to midnight on November 16. These make great Christmas gifts for grandparents and family!
Plinko is ready for tonight’s fun! Unfortunately, these darling little boys will not be auctioned off!
Sending a big thank you to Megan Polk for all she has done to make this event possible. Also a huge thanks to all of our amazing volunteers whom without your help this event would not be successful! Thanks for all of your time and dedication it is much appreciated.
Getting excited for tomorrow night! The gym looks amazing and there are so many great things to bid on 😊
[10/25/18] Let's show these donors some Mustang love
Things are rolling...
The Main Event is the day after tomorrow!
The 50/50 pot is currently sitting just shy of $3,000. How high can we get it?
Turn your tickets in by end of day Friday and be sure to purchase more if you are attending the event on Saturday.
LAST CALL FOR HELP! GET VOLUNTEER HOURS!
We are beyond thankful for all of the amazing families at St. Matthew who go above and beyond to make this the best school possible!
We have one last request to ensure that Saturday's Main Event and the largest fundraiser of the year goes perfectly! If you have any time to spare, even 30 minutes, we would be so grateful if you could sign up to set up, decorate, transport, help the night of, or help clean up after a successful and fun-filled night. Thank you for all you do!
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8th Grade Class Baskets: Feeling Lucky? Take a Gamble
7th Grade Class Baskets: Its in the Bag, What’s your Golf Emoji, FORE your Favorite Man, Take your Game to the Top, Find your FOREsome
6th Grade Class Baskets: Wasting Away Again in Margartaville, It’s Always a Good Time for Wine, Cool Mules, Beer on the Go
5th Grade Class Baskets: Homework at Hogwarts, Barrel of Family Fun, Movie Mania
4th Grade Class Baskets: Jesus Loves You A Latte, The Coffee Cart is Here!, Cold Brew 4 U, Starbucks Pour-Over, Fighting the Daily Grind, Warm Up with Fall Coffee, Coffee is Always a Good Idea
3rd Grade Class Baskets: Run Like the Wind, Girls with Muscles, Namaste, Engage Fitness, Planet Fitness
2nd Grade Class Baskets: Christmas Cookie Cart; Oh Christmas Tree, OH Christmas Tree
1st Grade Class Baskets: Family Tailgate, Ohio State is the Coolest, Table Top Tailgate, Family Game Night, Ping Pong Table and Accessories
Kindergarten Class Baskets: Little Princess Pack, Bibidi Bobidi Boutique, Travel Like a Princess, No Nonsense Nerf, Adventure Awaits, LEGO table (photo coming soon!)
PreK Class Baskets: BrewDog for Days; Sundays are for Browns Fans! (Bud Light sign); Drink like a Patriot
Class basket previews will be shared this afternoon!
REMOTE MOBILE BIDDING OPTION! For this year and this year ONLY, if you cannot attend the Main Event but would still like to bid remotely, we are offering the opportunity to purchase a bid number to bid from wherever you are Saturday evening.
Bid numbers are $75/each and will require a cell phone number and credit card to be on file. This opportunity is ONLY on sale until 11:59pm Wednesday, October 24th. (That's tomorrow!!!)
Tell your friends. 🎲
Contact Megan Polk at 614-578-9529 or [email protected] with any questions.
This was SO worth the wait!!!
Kindergarten Class Project - Hungry Caterpillar Book and Tableset
With the 50th Anniversary of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" upon us, our Kindergarteners signed a special copy of this amazing book! The students used their fingerprints to decorate a handcrafted children’s table and chair set in the Hungry Caterpillar theme. (Tag your Kindergarten friends and parents so they can see this awesome work!)
You get free tuition! You get free tuition! Everyone gets free tuition!
Well, not quite. But with an in-service day tomorrow (Monday) you have an extra day to sell Golden Tickets! Each $100 ticket is an entry for a chance for one family to win up to $5,000 of tuition for the 2019-2020 St. Matthew School year! (Only applicable for St. Matthew tuition.)
Tickets can be sold through Saturday and at the event. Extra Golden Tickets are available upon request: please contact Azure Miller at [email protected].
Centerpieces are coming together! Less than a week until the Main Event! Do you have your sitter booked? Clothing selected? Get excited for a great night!
8th Grade Class Project - Hope Chest
A wonderful piece to have in any room of your home where you can keep safe all of your 8th graders St. Matthew memories and continue to add to it. Pictures adorn the inside of the lid and each of the students has signed the chest.
(Tag your 8th grade friends and parents so they can see this awesome work!)
7th Grade Class Project - Mustang Cornhole Set
Your entire family can enjoy this Mustang-themed set of cornhole boards, complete with 7th grade students' signatures!
(Tag your 7th grade friends and parents so they can see this awesome work!)
6th Grade Class Project - Adirondack Chairs
Sit back and relax on your front porch or back patio in this set of 2 Adirondack chairs. The students have all put their thumbs on them to add beautiful hyacinth-inspired flowers.
(Tag your 6th grade friends and parents so they can see this awesome work!)
5th Grade Class Project - Mustang Picnic Table
This table for 6 has a Mustang-themed graffiti design with each of the students' signatures on the benches.
(Tag your 5th grade friends and parents so they can see this awesome work!)
4th Grade Class Project - Locker Set
Organize your mudroom or child’s bedroom with this set of metal lockers. You can have your Mustang Pride on display while containing all your sports equipment.
(Tag your 4th grade friends and parents so they can see this awesome work!)
3rd Grade Class Project - "Fall Trees in Fused Glass" Art
The 3rd grade students and teachers came together to create a truly unique showpiece for your home. They used glass frit and glass paints that were then fired in a kiln to make "Fall Trees in Fused Glass."
(Tag your 3rd grade friends and parents so they can see this awesome work!)
EDIT: Additional pics now included in comments!
2nd Grade Class Project - Many Crosses in One
First Communion is an important part of 2nd grade. To celebrate, each student and teacher decorated a small cross that have come together on one large cross to be a special addition to your home.
(Tag your 2nd grade friends and parents so they can see this awesome work!)
1st Grade Class Project - Seuss Bookcase
This Dr. Seuss inspired bookcase is filled with the students' hands traced on book pages and images of the Cat in the Hat. It would be a wonderful place to store your child’s growing collection of books!
(Tag your 1st grade friends and parents so they can see this awesome work!)
Kindergarten Class Project - Hungry Caterpillar Book and Tableset
With the 50th Anniversary of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" upon us, our Kindergarteners signed a special copy of this amazing book! The students used their fingerprints to decorate a handcrafted children’s table and chair set in the Hungry Caterpillar theme. (Tag your Kindergarten friends and parents so they can see this awesome work!...well, once we post the photo. 😉)
PreK Class Project - Giant Jenga
Giant Jenga the whole family can enjoy! The PreK students and teachers put their handprints on each piece. Students were also asked "What was something you could do that is kind or helpful to others." You'll need to win this one to see all the precious answers! (Tag your PreK friends and parents so they can see this awesome work!)
Please show us some Friday love!❤️
Invite your table mates to follow us!👍🏻
Y'all ready for this?!?!?
Keep an eye on our posts tomorrow! We'll be sharing pictures and descriptions of class projects that you can bid on next weekend!
(Fun fact, that song now playing in your head, that we all know and love from Bring It On, Space Jam, and every entry of every sporting team in the last 25+ years is "Get Ready for This" by 2Unlimited. Who knew?!?!)
And to our Maroon Sponsors, thank you for your generosity to our school and community!
Pinnacle Metal Products
The Catholic Foundation
Busch Tax Company
Consumer Support Services, Inc
TNT Equipment Company
Matthew & Shana See
Matt & Maggie Ference
Many thanks to this year's Silver Sponsors, including:
Casey Vincent & Ellen Pizzuti
Stephen & Jana Testa
The Strapp Family
Peter & Molly Dienhart
We appreciate your generosity and commitment to this event and community!
We are also so grateful to the individuals and companies who provide Mustang Sponsorships for the Main Event. Thank you!
Mr. & Mrs. Jason & Jennifer Medina
Hines Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Mr. & Mrs. Matt & Molly Selan
Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy & Katie Ference
Mr. & Mrs. George & Nicole Fackler
Mr. & Mrs. Jake & Jean Showalter
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin & Mindy Kesterson
Mr. & Mrs. Jennifer & Patrick Millenbaugh
Mr. & Mrs. Jason & Elissa Gunsorek
Mr. & Mrs. Pete & Kim Blake
Mr. & Mrs. Chris & Ali Luffler
Mr. & Mrs. Eric & Kari Sanders
Mr. & Mrs. Conor & Mandi Flannagan
Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Maria Warnement
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew & Caroline Niederst
Mr. & Mrs. Brian and Catherine Yates
Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Jenny Bechtel
Dr. Ralph J. Napolitano, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Adam & Jody Hewit
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Lindy Deal
Mr. & Mrs. Travis & Megan Polk
Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Stephanie Gibson
Mr. & Mrs. David & Michelle Brown
Whit's Frozen Custard of Gahanna
Mr. & Mrs. Josh & Hillarie Michaels
Please help us also thank our Gold Sponsors of this year's Main Event, Mr. Electric of Columbus, OH and Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Columbus.
[10/16/18] We are so grateful for our sponsors. Please help us thank our four Presenting Sponsors: White Castle Restaurant, James T. Hutta, DDS - Practice Limited to Orthodontics, Maple Orthodontics - Jenny R. Maple, DDS, MS, and "In Loving Memory of John Brown, III".
Last chance to purchase tickets and sponsorship!
Ticket and sponsorship sales end today! Purchase yours today at www.stmatthewmainevent.com!
Watch backpacks this week for Main Event Mini Project brochures with your child's artwork featured on the front cover! Contact Debbi Epler ([email protected]) with any questions!
Paging Willy Wonka!
Thanks to the generosity of Hutta Orthodontics, we are pleased to offer the chance for one family to win up to $5,000 of tuition for the 2019-2020 St. Matthew School year. Each family will receive one (1) “Golden Ticket” to sell at $100/each. For more tickets or questions, please contact Azure Miller at [email protected].
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