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Thursday Update - November 8, 2018


Dates of Note

Please note the following important dates: 

• 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 Day; 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

• Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Head Checks

• Thursday, November 22, 2018 - School Mass 9:00 am

• Saturday, November 24, 2018 - Grade 2 Theme Mass 5:30 pm


2019-2020 School Year 

Current families of St. Matthew's Elementary 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!


Poinsettia Fundraising

Fresh wreaths and poinsettias are now available for ordering; please see the separate forms that went out earlier this week.  Enjoy the Christmas season with beautiful flowers while helping support the school raise funds for gym equipment. Order submission deadline is Friday November 16, 2018, and all orders will be ready for pick up on December 4, 2018. 

Please click here to access the order form.  Deadline for order submission:  November 16.

Thank you for your continued support!


Pancake Breakfast

This month's event will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 after the morning Masses.  Come out for a delicious breakfast along with fellowship with family and friends.  Thank you for your continued support!


Purdys Chocolates Fundraiser

Our Preschool is holding their annual Christmas fundraiser by selling Purdys chocolates -- all in time for gift giving or enjoying them for yourself.  Catalogues and order forms are available at the School Office. Order submission deadline is Monday, November 26, 2018, so place your orders soon to support the Preschool in raising funds for their class materials and supplies.  Many thanks in advance.




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:



November Riddle Answer

Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?

The letter "C"!