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Friday Update - November 23, 2018


Please note the following important dates: 

• 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)

• Sunday, December 2, 2018 - First Sunday of Advent

• Monday, December 3, 2018 - Grade 6 Fundraising Pizza Lunch

• Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - Progress Reports go home

• Wed., December 5, 2018 - Grade 3 and Grade 4 attend 8:00 am Mass

• Thursday, December 6, 2018 - School Mass 9:00 am

• Friday, December 7, 2018 - Grades 5, 6 and 7 attend 8:00 am Mass


Communicating Student Learning

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Communicating Student Learning Progress Reports will go home.  Please note that this year, as per CISVA guidelines, the following language will be used to assess your child's progress:

Beginning: The student is beginning to demonstrate an initial understanding of the concepts and competencies related to the learning standards.

Developing: The student demonstrates a partial understanding of the concepts and competencies related to the learning standards.

Proficient: The student demonstrates a complete understanding of the concepts and competencies related to the learning standards.

Extending: The student demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the concepts and competencies related to the learning standards.

Please note that Extending refers to students going above and beyond grade level consistently throughout the term.  It is not the expectation that a student achieve Extending as this would mean the student's output exceeds the expectations for the current grade level they are in.

If you have any questions about this please contact Miss Welsh  at: or 604-589-7545.


Thank You

Thank you to all students and their families who donated a loonie or twoonie for last week's Heroes Dress Up Day.   Almost $200 was raised for the charity:   Wounded Warriors.   


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)


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.