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Friday Update:  November 1, 2019

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Please note the following important dates:

• Monday, November 4 - Lifetouch Family Photos (by appointment only)

• Monday, November 4 - Grade 6 Fundraising Pizza Lunch (for those who ordered)

• Wednesday, November 6 - Remembrance Day Assembly 10:00 am (please note start time)

• Thursday, November 7 - NO REGULAR SCHOOLParent-Teacher and 3 Way Conferences (please come at your appointed time)

• Thursday, November 7 - Last Day to give in Halloween Chocolates:)

• Friday, November 8 - NO SCHOOL

• Sunday, November 10  - Grade 7 Spirit Day (Chandos Pattison Theater)

• Monday, November 11 - REMEMBRANCE DAY - NO SCHOOL

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Parking Update - November 4-8

Please note the following important information regarding parking access next week:

• The parking lot alongside the church/rectory will not be available on the following dates:  November 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.   Construction crews will be digging up and eventually repaving this area

• Parents will still be able to do morning drop off as usual, however we ask that you exercise caution as you travel through this area since the ground will be rough

• Families can use the parking spaces alongside the Holy Cross parking lot, to park for 10 minutes and drop off their child(ren) in the morning.  Please DO NOT park in front of the bins located in this area.

• There will be a tow truck on site to remove any car that attempts to park in this area

A sincere thank you to all of you as you exercise an extraordinary amount of patience during this on-going construction time!

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Lifetouch Family Photo Night

Thank you to the families that have booked a photo session on Monday Nov. 4th.  Please ensure you check your email for your confirmed sitting time.

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Poppies Available

Poppies will be available for purchase at the school office beginning Monday, November 4.  We ask for a minimum donation of $1.00.  All proceeds go to benefit our local veterans association.  Thank you!

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Christmas Plant Fundraiser

All necessary forms have been distributed to each school family.  Orders are due on on Friday, November 15, 2019 and all plants will be available for pick up after school on Dec. 4th.  Proceeds raised from this initiative will be put towards our school gym and outdoor play equipment.

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Guardians Athletic Wear

Please note that earlier this week two forms went home regarding the purchase of optional athletic wear.  St. Matthew's warm up jerseys and

St. Matthew's hoody jackets are now available for order.  You can also access the order form by clicking here.  Please note that since Nov. 8th is a Pro-D, the order forms for both the warm-up jersey & adult full-zip hoody will be due on Thursday Nov. 7.  Thank you!

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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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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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Saints and Bible Heroes

Click here to see photos from our Saints and Bible Heroes dress up day!  Enjoy!

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