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Friday Update:  December 13, 2019

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Please note the following important dates:

• Saturday, December 14 - Parish Christmas Concert 7:00 pm (St. Matthew's Intermediate Choir Sings - Choir meet in Jubilee Hall for 6:50 pm) 

• Sunday, December 15 - Pancake Breakfast after the morning Masses

• Monday, December 16 - Grade 6 Fundraising Pizza Lunch (for those who ordered)

• Monday, December 16 - Grade 5 and Grade 6 attend 8:00 am Morning Mass

• Tuesday, December 17 - Head Checks

• Wednesday, December 18 - Non-Uniform Day - Dress Up as a Christmas Ornament! (bring a loonie or toonie for Canuck Place)

• Wednesday, December 18 - Grade 3 and Grade 4 attend 8:00 am Morning Mass

• Thursday, December 19 - Grade 7 attends 8:00 am Morning Mass

• Friday, December 20 - School Mass 9:00 am (led by Grade 6)

• Friday, December 20 - SCHOOL ENDS AT 12:15 PM - Christmas Break Begins

• Tuesday, January 7 - School Resumes at 8:45 am

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Thank You!

Yesterday's performances of the The Legend of the Christmas King was wonderful!  Thank you to all family members who came out to support our students' performances.  I would like to send a special THANK YOU to all the dads who helped put away the choral risers.  We were fortunate enough that Holy Cross High School allowed us to borrow their choral risers for our practices and performances but, we needed to get them back to Holy Cross for their choir's Music Night which occurs tonight!  Dads, we truly appreciated your help!

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Important - Change of Date

Annual General Meeting

Mark your calendars!  Parents please note that due to a scheduling conflict the date of our school's Annual General Meeting is now Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm.  At least one parent is expected to attend this meeting.  Thank you!

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Help Needed!

We are in need of a few parents to help wash the costumes used during the Christmas musical.  PPP hours will be credited for those who help out.  Please contact the office at office@stmatthewselementary.ca or 604-589-7545 if you can assist.  Thank you!

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Pancake Breakfast-December 15

Everyone is invited to the Christmas Pancake Breakfast this Sunday after the morning Masses.  Tickets are $5.00 each (under 4yrs is free), and all funds raised will be going towards our library needs.  Join in on a complete and delicious breakfast, while enjoying some festivities -- there will be a kids table with Christmas crafts, and added Christmas treats.  Thank you and we look forward to your attendance!

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SMES RECYCLING PROGRAM

We thank all the families that have generously offered their deposit beverage containers in the past.  If you would like to take advantage of the school's recycling program with Encorp, we ask that all recyclables be in clear plastic bag when dropping off at any Return-It-Express depot, using the SMES account (tel# 604-589-7545).  Kindly take note the instructions we have been given below to follow: 
Bag(s) dropped off must NOT contain unacceptable materials, as nothing other than deposit bearing containers are to be included in bags designated for the Express system.
Unacceptable materials could include:
- Garbage
- Food Waste
- Plastic Waste
- Paper Waste
- Rubber and other textiles waste

Note that further infractions to this condition of use may result in the suspension or even termination of the SMES Express account.  Thank you for all the support, as funds through this program are put towards our Grade 6 and 7 class initiatives.

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Christmas Toy Drive

During this Christmas season, we will be having a toy drive to help those children who are sick in hospital during the holidays. We are looking for any new toys ranging in age from babies up to teenagers. The gifts do not need to be wrapped and can be placed in the bin marked Toy Drive by the Resource Room. All toys that are collected will be donated to the Oncology Unit at BC Children's Hospital and Canuck Place. The drive has begun and will  finish on Thursday, December 19th. Thank you for your generosity and support of this initiative.

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Advent Morning Masses

This is the last week for our Grade 3-7 students to attend 8:00 am Morning Mass.  Please see the schedule below:

December 16: Grade 5, 6
December 18: Grades 3 and 4 
December 19: Grade 7

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