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Friday Update - November 16, 2018


Dates of Note

Please note the following important dates: 

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

• Monday, November 19, 2018 - Grade 6 Pizza Fundraising Lunch

• Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Head Checks

• Thursday, November 22, 2018 - School Mass 9:00 am (Grade 4)

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

• Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - PEC Meeting 5:30 pm

• Thursday, November 29, 2018 - Advent Assembly 9:00 am (Grade 1)


Grade 6 Fundraising Pizza Lunch

The form for the Grade 6 Fundraising Pizza lunch for December went out this week.  You can also access the form by clicking here.  Thank you for your continued support towards our Grade 6 fundraising efforts!


REMINDER:  there will be Pizza lunch this Monday, November 19 for those who ordered!


St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers

This year we are asking families to help our school support the St. Matthew’s Parish, St. Vincent de Paul Society, by contributing certain food items for their annual Christmas hamper campaign.  These food hampers are given to families in our local community who are in need, especially during the Christmas season.  This week your child brought home a information sheet that details what their class is asked to bring in.  Deadline for items:  Wednesday, December 5, 2018.    For more information, please contact your child's classroom teacher.  Thank you.


Advent Morning Masses

Every year we ask students in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 to attend 8:00 am morning Masses with their classroom teacher during the Advent season.  This year the schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, December 5:  Grades 3 and 4

Friday, December 7:  Grades 5, 6 and 7

Monday, December 10:  Grade 3 

Wednesday, December 12:  Grade 4

Thursday, December 13:  Grade 5

Friday, December 14:  Grades 6 and 7

Monday, December 17:  Grades 3 and 4

Wednesday, December 19:  Grades 5, 6 and 7


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!



Monday, December 24th at 5:30 Mass with Youth Choir

It's that time of year again.  Christmas is right around the corner and so is our annual Parish Christmas Eve Pageant.  The parish is looking for approximately 25 actors and actresses from Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and some parent helpers.

An information session and reading will be held on November 28 at 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room.

Proposed rehearsal dates:

Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00 pm (Fireside Room)

Saturday, December 15 9:30 am - 11:00 am (Dress Rehearsal)

Saturday, December 22 9:30 am - 11:00 am (Dress Rehearsal with choir)

Please contact the PREP office at if you have any questions.

Please note that this is the Parish Christmas Concert (separate from the School's Christmas presentation)


Pancake Breakfast

Everyone is invited to join in Sunday's Pancake Breakfast after both morning Masses.  Come out to support our school while enjoying a complete breakfast with family and friends.


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: