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Friday Update - October 5, 2018

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NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Holiday

School will not be in session on Monday, October 8, 2018 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The entire St. Matthew's staff wish you a wonderful day with your family.

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Orange and Black Day

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Students are encouraged to wear orange and/or black clothing for our second non-uniform day of the year.  Students who dress up on this day are asked to donate a non-perishable food item for our local food bank.  Those students who do not dress up are required to come in regular school uniform.  Thank you.

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Reminder:

Terry Fox Fun Run

Friday, October 12, 2018

Forms (one per family) have been distributed to school families regarding this 'new' event.  We ask that everyone participate and get involved in the initiative, as we raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation and the building of the Parish Centre.  Please note that pledge forms/monies from each family are due back on Monday, October 15, 2018.  Everyone is encouraged to join their child(ren) in the actual run/walk on October 12, and the lunch reception afterwards is for all participants.  We thank you in advance for supporting this worthy cause!

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3 Way Conference Sign Up

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 we will have our first student centred conference of the year: 3 Way Conferences.  Parent(s), child and your child's classroom teacher will meet at an appointed time to discuss strengths, challenges and goals for each student.  Parents/guardians are required to sign up for a specific time using the OnVolunteer system.  Parents and guardians will be able to sign up starting on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:00 am.  Please click on the link below to access the system.  Please note that while this is not a regular day of school for students, students are required to come dressed in full uniform on this day.

https://portal.onvolunteers.com/Login.aspx?s=sms.sry&p=1

Any family that has not signed up for a time slot by October 22, 2018 will be assigned a time.  If you have any questions please contact Miss Welsh at:  welsh@stmatthewselementary.ca

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Fundraising Bottle Drive

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Save your bottles (and pop cans, juice boxes, beer, spirits and other refundable containers!)  The Grade 6 class will be holding several Bottle Drives throughout the school year to raise funds for their Outdoor Education Camp in 2019.  On Thursday, November 8 (3 Way Conference Day) bring in your family's empty, clean containers and the Grade 6 students and their parents will gratefully collect and recycle them on your behalf.  Thank you! 

 

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Cross Country Pictures

Please click here for some pictures from our participation at the Boundary Bay Cross Country Tournament and CISVA Championships.  Enjoy!

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