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Thursday Update:  October 17, 2019

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Please note the following important dates:

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

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

• Monday, October 28 - Picture Retake Day

• Tuesday, October 29 - PEC Meeting 5:30 pm - any parents wishing to attend are most welcome!  Please email our Chairperson, Katrina Amurao at least a week in advance to save your spot! katrina.amurao@gmail.com 

• Thursday, October 31 - Non Uniform Day - Dress Up as a Saint or a Favourite Bible Hero! (Bring a can of food for the Food Bank)

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Notices Going Home

Please note that 2 notices are going home with your eldest child today:  

• a November Grade 6 Pizza Lunch Order Form

• a Family Christmas Photo Shoot opportunity

Please check your children's bags for these two forms!

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Agape Halloween Chocolates Appeal

Does your child get a bushel full of candy each Halloween?  Too much Halloween treats at your home?  Well, we have a solution for you.  We are partnering with Agape Street Ministries to give treat bags to the homeless.  We are particularly asking for chocolates as these are the items that are best suited for those to whom the bags of treats will given.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.  We will be accepting extra Halloween treats up until Thursday, November 7, 2019.  

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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.

Signing 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.

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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!

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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 fawcett@stmatthewselementary.ca or 604-589-7545.  Thank you!

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A Day in the Life of Kindergarten

Please click here for some recent photos of our Kindergarten class working hard at Math!

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