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Friday Update:  September 13, 2019


Please note the following important dates:

• Monday, September 16 - Individual School Photos (students should come dressed in FULL school uniform)

• Tuesday, September 17 - Head Checks

• Wednesday, September 18 - Friday, September 20 - Grade 7s at Outdoor Education (Stillwood Camp)

• Friday, September 20 - School Assembly 9:00 am (Led by Grade 5)

• Saturday, September 21 - Grade 2 Theme Mass 5:30 pm

• Saturday, September 21 - St. Matthew's Feast Day

• Sunday, September 22 - Parish International Brunch


Letter from the Ministry of Education

Please click here to read a letter to all B.C. parents from the Minister of Education, Mr. Rob Fleming.


Parking Lot/Traffic Flow

I would like to sincerely thank all families who have helped direct the flow of traffic during both the morning and afternoon rushes.  It is not an easy job and we do appreciate you doing your part to keep things as safe as possible.

A reminder to parents of students in Cross Country.  The parking spots on the east side of the Holy Cross Lot (all spots closest to the track) are reserved for the staff of Holy Cross.  If driving please remember to just drop off your child and the coaches will ensure that your children are safe.  Thank you for understanding.



Lifetouch Photo Day

Picture Day is coming on Monday, September 16!  After Picture Day, order your pictures on using your Portrait ID and Access Code which will be found on your Picture Day order form.  Thank you.


Terry Fox School Run Day - October 3

St. Matthew’s Terry Fox School Run is just around the corner on Thursday October 3, 2019!  We are honoured that our school will be joining the efforts of over 3 million students across Canada in carrying on Terry’s legacy by raising funds for cancer research. This year we are asking that each student contribute to the Terry Fox Foundation by “Bringing a Toonie for Terry!” Another option to contribute to our schools efforts is by donating today at:  Many thanks for your support and more details of this day will be forthcoming!


St. Matthew's International Brunch

Hopefully you have marked Sunday September 22, 2019 on your calendar for St. Matthew's International Brunch.  Visit the Elementary School's table and enjoy some delicious chicken strips with buttered corn.  We will also be raffling- off two gift baskets at the event.  If your family cannot make the brunch, not too worry, you still have a chance to win.  Raffle basket tickets will be sold next week on Thursday and Friday between 2:30pm to 3:00pm outside the front entrance of the school.  Don't miss out on your chance to take home a gift basket filled with fantastic are just 3/$5.  Thank you for your support!


Junior Crusaders Boys' Basketball Teams Tryouts

The tryouts for the Junior Crusaders Boys' Basketball teams will be held at the Holy Cross gym on Sunday, September 15 between 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm; Monday, September 16 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  If you are a boy in Grades 4-7 and thinking about attending Holy Cross High School in the future, you are eligible to tryout.  The tryout is free for everyone.  Go to for more information on club teams, training and camps.


Adult Basketball Opportunity! 

All St. Matthew's moms and dads are invited to join Tuesday night and/or Wednesday night basketball.  Get together with other parents to have some good-natured fun in the school gym.  Tuesday nights:   8:00 pm - 10:00 pm and Wednesday nights 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm.  For more information please contact Mr. Marlowe Billedo at: or 604-715-5484.