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Thursday Update - February 7, 2019


Please note the following important dates: 

• Friday, February 8 - Student Led Conferences (No Regular School; parents and students come for scheduled time)

• Friday, February 8 - Grade 6 Fundraising Bottle Drive - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

• Sunday, February 10 - Catholic Schools' Week Begins - School Choir sings at the 10:30 am Mass

• Monday, February 11 - Pizza Lunch Fundraiser

• Wednesday, February 13 - Non-Uniform Day (Wear Red, Pink or Purple and bring a loonie or toonie for the Heart & Stroke Foundation)

• Thursday, February 14, Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18 - NO SCHOOL

• Tuesday, February 19 - School Resumes at 8:40 am

• Tuesday, February 19 - Head Checks

• Thursday, February 21 - School Mass 9:00 am

• Thursday, February 21 - Annual General Meeting 6:00 pm School gym



Bottle Drive

 February 8, 2019

The Grade 6 class will be holding another Bottle Drive TOMORROW Friday, February 8, 2019.  Please save your pop cans, tetra paks, spirit and beer bottles and bring them to the front entrance of the school between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. 

All money raised goes towards reducing the cost of their Outdoor Education in the 2019-2020 school year.  Thank you in advance for your support!


Annual General Meeting - February 21, 2019

Please be sure to mark your calendars for this very important date:  Thursday, February 21, 2019 - St. Matthew's Annual General Meeting (AGM).  All St. Matthew's Elementary families are required to attend this meeting at 6:00 pm in the school gymnasium.  Re-registration packages will be available to pick up at this meeting.  Please note that this meeting is for parents (adults); please make alternative arrangements for child care.  Thank you.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office at 604-589-7545 or  



Reminder:  Healthy Food Guidelines

I am re-printing our Healthy Food Guidelines in anticipation of Valentine's Day next week:

     At St. Matthew’s School staff members continually strive to work with parents and guardians to ensure that students are learning about and participating in healthy activities and healthy eating habits. We also want to make sure that we are following the guidelines set by the Ministry regarding food and beverage items in schools. In addition to encouraging healthy eating options we also have several students in our school with serious allergic reactions to certain foods. Therefore, we are asking that for special days such as birthdays and other events like Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Year-End, etc. that no food treats are brought to class. If you wish, instead of food items you are welcomed and encouraged to: (1) Purchase a book or a game for your child’s classroom or, (2) Bring a special pencil or pen for each child in the classroom *Please note this is ENTIRELY OPTIONAL* There may be times that the classrooms have prearranged celebrations and when this occurs, teachers will oversee the types of food items brought in. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. If food items are brought in, teachers will be sending them back home with the child or parent who brought them in.



Ms. Casenas, our Yearbook coordinator is working hard with a number of students to put together the school yearbook.  It will be published at the end of June.  If you did not  pre-order a yearbook, please contact the school office at 604-589-7545 or to secure a yearbook for your family!  Thank you.


Holy Cross Spring Break Basketball Skills Camp

Is your child interested in basketball?  If they are in Grades 4, 5, 6 or 7 and have free time during Spring Break then you might be interested in having them sign up for the annual Holy Cross Spring Break Basketball Skills Camp.  Forms went home to interested students this week but, click here for a link to the information/registration sheet, online.  Thank you.