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Friday Update - March 8, 2019

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Please note the following important dates: 

• Saturday, March 9 - Grade 2 First Reconciliation 1:00 pm

• Monday, March 11 - Pizza Lunch; Grade 7s attend 8:00 am Mass

• Tuesday, March 12 - Scholastic Book Fair Begins (11:00 am - 12:45 pm and 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm )

• Tuesday, March 12 - Head Checks

• Wednesday, March 13 - Non-Uniform Day (Wear Green and bring a non-perishable food item)

• Wednesday, March 13 - Grades 4, 5, 6 attend 8:00 am Mass; Scholastic Book Fair Open (11:00 am - 12:45 pm and 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm)

• Thursday, March 14 - Scholastic Bookfair Ends (11:00 am - 12:45 pm and 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm)

• Thursday, March 14 - Grade 3 attends 8:00 am Mass; School Assembly (Grade 5) @ 9:00 am

• Friday, March 15 - Full Scale Evacuation Drill (pick up begins @ 2:00 pm)

• Friday, March 15 - Last day of school before Spring Break

• Monday, April 1 - School Reopens 8:40 am - 2:50 pm

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Parent Evening - April 30, 2019

Parents of students in Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 are asked to attend a parenting evening focused on helping your children navigate changes as they mature and grow.   The parenting evening:  CISVA Sexuality and Your Child Evening will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm .  More information will follow in the upcoming weeks - stay tuned!

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REMINDER:  Lenten Morning Masses

Our annual tradition is to have our classes in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 attend 8:00 am morning Mass on certain days throughout Lent.  This gesture is one way to demonstrate a loving, Lenten sacrifice.  The schedule is below for your reference. Your child's teacher will also remind students when it is their scheduled day. We truly appreciate the efforts families make to ensure that their children attend these Masses.

March 11:   Grade 7

March 13:  Grades 4, 5 ,6

March 14:  Grade 3

April 3:  Grades 6 and 7

April 5:  Grades 3, 4, and 5
April 8:  Grade 7 

April 10:  Grades 4, 5, 6

April 12:  Grade 3
April 15:  Grades 5 and 7

April 17:  Grades 3, 4 6

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Altar Servers' Robes:

Help Needed

The parish needs help in the washing of the altar servers' robes.  Volunteers are asked to take the robes home after a Mass and return it to the parish before the end of the day.  If you are able to assist please contact Teodora Suzuki at:  Teodora.suzuki@gmail.com  

Thank you!

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Full Scale Evacuation Drill

Friday, March 15, 2019

This Friday, March 15, 2019 our entire school population will engage in a Full Scale Emergency Evacuation Drill.  Our school, in accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines, conducts regular Fire, Earthquake and Lockdown drills.  However, during this special drill, staff and students will extend the practice by:

• Grouping our student population into pre-determined “Colour Groups”,

• Taking out our emergency “Comfort Kits” (kits that contain food, a blanket, and other necessities),

• Set up Command and Release Posts

• Send home students from the Release Post

In order to facilitate the smooth operation of this drill, we are asking for parents to start picking up their child(ren) from 2:00 pm onwards on Friday, March 15, 2019 .  

Please note that this process will take a significant amount of time as each child will have to be signed out from our “Release Post” (which will be located by the “Blue gate” adjacent to the priests’ rectory).  If you arrive at 2:00 pm you will not necessarily receive your child(ren) right away.  Patience and understanding will be needed as we engage in this necessary drill.  

IMPORTANT!  Please ensure that if you are not picking up your child and another adult (an alternate) is, that their name matches the name on your child's emergency tag (this is a tag that was filled out at the beginning of the school year).  We will be checking to make sure that the person(s) listed on the emergency tag matches who comes to pick up your child.  

If you have any questions/concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at welsh@stmatthewslementary.ca or 604-589-7545.  

 

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Spring Ahead

Reminder:  at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 10, 2019 please remember to turn your clocks forward 1 hour (spring ahead) for Daylight Savings Time.  Thank you.