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Friday Update - October 12, 2018


Dates of Note

Please note the following important dates:

• Saturday, October 13 at 5:30 pm - Grade 2 Theme Mass

• Saturday, October 13 at Traditional Learning Academy - RC Challenge

• Sunday, October 14 at 10:30 am - St. Matthew's Choir sings at Mass

• Tuesday, October 16 - Head Checks for all students

• Friday, October 19 - NO SCHOOL for students (ProD Day)

• Saturday, October 20 at 5:30 pm - Grade 7 Investiture Mass

• Monday, October 22 - Last day to sign up for 3 Way Conferences


Lifetouch, our school photographers, will be back the morning of  Monday, October 22, 2018 to retake individual photos of students.


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 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.

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:


Terry Fox Run

This is a reminder that all pledge forms and monies collected are to be submitted on Monday Oct. 15th.  Please ensure that pledge forms have the family name on it before handing in.  Any cheques submitted are to be made payable to St. Matthew's Parish should a tax receipt be required.  Thank you for supporting and uniting for this good cause! 


Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, October 21, 2018

It's here...the school's first event will be held after the morning Masses on Sunday, October 21, 2018.   Everyone is invited to enjoy a complete breakfast for only $5/each or $20/family of 5.  This is a great time for fellowship and showing your support in raising funds for our library.  Thank you in advance.


Altar Robes Help Needed!

The parish is looking for more help with the washing of altar serving robes as the robes are being used more regularly now as some of our school children help serve at Mass during the week. So if anybody is wanting to help, please contact Teodora Suzuki at  Thank you!


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! 



Bottle Drive - Part 2

Please note that if you and your family regularly recycle your beverage containers and you wish to support our school even more, then at any of the EXPRESS locations below you can type in 6045897545 to print tags which will label all the contents of your bag(s) and credit it to the St. Matthew's account.  This can occur on an on-going basis throughout the year.  Thank you!

• Surrey-Newton Bottle Depot #110 - 13245 72 Avenue

• Surrey-Panorama Village Return-It Unit 112-15157 Highway 10 

• Surrey-Semiahmoo Bottle Depot Unit 29, 15515 - 24th Avenue

• Surrey Central Return-It Centre 13845 - 104th Avenue

• Surrey-White Rock Return-It Depot 3221 140th Street



Riddle for the Weekend


Where does Friday come before Thursday?