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Friday Update:  October 11, 2019


Please note the following important dates:

• Monday, October 14 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday

• Tuesday, October 15 - School Resumes 8:45 am

• Friday, October 18 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

• Sunday, October 20 - Pancake Breakfast after the morning Masses (8:30 am and 10:30 am)


Parent-Teacher/3 Way Conferences Sign Up

On Thursday, November 7, 2019 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm  we will have Parent-Teacher and 3 Way Conferences.  It will be Parent Teacher conferences (no students, just parents and teachers) for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 and there will be 3 Way Conferences (students attend the conference) for Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.  As in past years, parents will be asked to sign up for a conference time using the OnVolunteer system.   Please note that while this is not a regular day of school for students, students are required to come dressed in full uniform on this day.

Sign up for the conferences will be available starting at 8:00 am on Monday, October 14, 2019.  Sign up will be available until Friday, October 25, 2019.  If you family does not sign up by October 25 a time will be assigned to you.

Please click here to access the OnVolunteer system.  Look under the, "People Needed"  section and look for your child(s) grade.  Click on that grade and then you will be able to choose a time.  Remember access to registration won't be available until Monday, October 14 at 8:00 am.


Pancake Breakfast

Mark your calendars for our school's first Pancake Breakfast event on Sunday October 20, 2019 after both morning Masses.  For only $5 each (children under 4-yrs are free), you can have a complete all-you-can eat breakfast.  We hope to see many school families attend and enjoy fellowship and a delicious breakfast in the school gym with our Parish community, as we raise funds from this initiative for our library.  Thank you for your support!


Lunch Program

With Term 1's hot lunch service underway, a few points to note: 

• There will be no service on October 23, as this date was missed on the registration form. 

• The last Wednesday service in December is on December 18, not December 16th as noted on the registration form.  Thank you for understanding.


Grade 6 Fundraising Pizza Lunch

Once again the Grade 6 parents will be hosting fundraising pizza lunches this  year.  The first pizza lunch will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019.  Forms went home with your children earlier this week.  You can also click here to access a form.  Thank you for your support!



SMES Athletic Wear

For those families that missed out on our last sale of Guardians Athletic Wear, you now have an opportunity to purchase a hoody and/or sweat pant for your child(ren).  On Tuesday/Wednesday next week, from 2:30pm to 3:00pm in the school lobby, sale of limited sizes/quantities will take place.  Prices: Hoody $30 and Sweat pant $20  Set $45.  Please ensure you have exact change if paying by cash, and all cheques can be made payable to St. Matthew's Elementary School.  Don't miss out this time around!


Donate Your Beverage Containers from Thanksgiving!

The Grade 6 class is raising funds for their future Grade 7 Outdoor Education Camp in September 2020.  You can support them by donating your empty beverage container deposits.  Doing so is fast and convenient; it only takes a couple of minutes and you will be contributing towards a truly memorable experience for our future Grade 7s.  Take your empty containers to any bottle depot that offers the Return-it Express service and return them under the school's account.  The account is registered under the phone number 604-589-7113.  For more information on the Return-it Express program including locations and instructions, please visit:  


Picture Re-take Day

If you wish for your child to have their individual photo re-taken, then please note that photo re-take day will be in the morning of Monday, October 28, 2019.  Your child should bring with them the photo proof sheet they received earlier in October.  Thank you.


Piano Accompanist Needed

Calling all musical parents!  With Mrs. Cebrero going on maternity leave as of January 2020 we are in need of a piano accompanist for our school choir and school Masses.  If you are interested in assisting us or would like more information please contact Mrs. Denise Fawcett, our Music teacher at or 604-589-7545.  Thank you!


Witness to Love Program

An exciting opportunity awaits:  St. Matthew's Parish is seeking couples to become mentors to recently engaged couples in the new Witness to Love Program.  This program seeks to connect married couples (married at least 5 years) to act as mentors and guides to newly engaged couples here at St. Matthew's Parish.  Please prayerfully consider this opportunity as a way to serve others but, to also help the larger St. Matthew's community.  If you are interested in this program please click here for more information.  You can also contact the program coordinators, Dave and Doreen McKinnon 
604-582-4323 or   Thank You!