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Friday Update - November 2, 2018


Dates of Note

Please note the following important dates: 

• Sunday, November 4, 2018 - Spirit Day for Grade 7 students

• Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - Scholastic Book Fair Opens

• Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Remembrance Day Assembly 9:00 am

• Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 3 Way Conferences (no regular school)

• Friday, November 9, 2018 - No School (Pro-D Day)

• Sunday, November 11, 2018 - Remembrance Day

• Monday, November 12, 2018 - No School (Remembrance Day observed)

• Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - Non-Uniform Day (Heroes Dress Up - Bring a loonie or toonie for Wounded Warriors)

• Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - Grade 2 Parent Meeting 6:40 pm

• Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Grade 6 Retreat 10:00 am - 6:30 pm


Remembrance Day Poppies 

Remembrance Day poppies are now available at the school office.  Students and family members are encouraged to donate a loonie and will receive a poppy.  All proceeds go towards supporting our veterans and local legion.  Thank you.


2019-2020 School Year 

Current families of St. Matthew's School:  do you have a child who was born in 2014 and you wish for them to attend St. Matthew's Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year?  If yes, please email Ms. Rossi at with the following details:

• Your child's FULL name

• Your child's date of birth (Day, Month, Year)

Thank you!




Check out this Fundraising Event for the St. Matthew’s Knights of Columbus:

Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s Charity Shopping Night takes place on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:30pm. This exclusive, ticketed shopping event will allow attendees to enjoy an elevated holiday shopping experience, help local charities, and take advantage of exclusive savings at the same time. The evening will feature thousands of dollars in prizes and giveaways, gift with purchase offer, free refreshments and snacks, live entertainment, store discounts of up to 50% off, and more.

Tickets are $10 per person; no one allowed in without a ticket.

Email Chris Stone for tickets:



Parking Lot Reminder

A friendly reminder to all patrons of our parking lot:  during pick up and drop off the speed limit in 5 km/hour.  Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the safety of all members of the St. Matthew's community.


Scholastic Bookfair!

 You've seen the signs - its coming:  the Scholastic Bookfair!  This is a great opportunity to stock up on popular books that your children will enjoy reading!  Scholastic books and novelty items also make great Christmas gifts, too!  The Bookfair will be open during the following dates/times:

• Tuesday, November 6: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm and 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

• Wednesday, November 7: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm and 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

• Thursday, November 8:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please note that the Bookfair closes at 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Be sure to get your books before then! 


3 Way Conferences

Thursday, November 8, 2018 provides a wonderful opportunity for you and your child(ren) to have a discussion about their learning.

Your child's conference will focus on the following areas of the curriculum:

• Social Responsibility

• Personal Awareness and Responsibility and,

• Positive Personal and Cultural Identity

Information about your child's academic progress will be forthcoming with the first term Progress Report issued on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Please note that this is not a regular day of school for students.  Students are to only come at their scheduled conference time with their parent(s).  Students should come dressed in full uniform.

Also, be aware that there is no school the following day: Friday, November 9, 2018 and no school on Monday, November 12, 2018.  School will resume on Tuesday, November 13 at 8:40 am.


Halloween Chocolate Appeal

Parents - did your children get a wealth of Halloween candies on the 31st?  If your answer is, "Yes", we have an appeal for you:   This year Mrs. Smith, our Grade 6 teacher, is collecting donations for Halloween chocolates to give to the less fortunate.  We are asking in particular for chocolates as this is a preferred item for the less fortunate in our community.

Deadline to donate Halloween chocolates is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.


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! 


Saint Dress Up Day Photos

Please click here to see photos from our Saint Dress Up Day earlier this week.  Enjoy!


November Riddle

Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?

Answer will be revealed next week!