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Friday Update:  January 10, 2020

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Please note the following important dates:

• Saturday, January 11  - Grade 2 Theme Mass 5:30 pm

• Wednesday, January 15 - Non-Uniform Day (Crazy Hair Day) - bring a loonie or toonie for Agape Ministries

• Friday, January 17  - Grade 2 Assembly 9:00 am

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It's a Boy!

Congratulations to Mrs. Cebrero and her husband!  On Sunday, January 5, 2020 Mrs. Cebrero gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Quentin Cebrero.  Both mother and child are doing well.  Please keep the Cebrero family in your prayers!  With Mrs. Cebrero now on maternity leave we have another Education Assistant (EA) joining our staff:  Mrs. Devorah Sescon.  We are pleased that Mrs. Sescon is a member of our team!

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Holy Cross Open House

Attention all parents of students in Grades 5, 6 and 7.   Holy Cross High school will have their annual Open House from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 30, 2020. All parents and students from Grades 5, 6, and 7 are welcome to attend. Families of Grade 7 students should be aware that the Open House is the first opportunity to apply for a spot in the Fall 2020 Grade 8 class. Applications will be available online only after the Open House or in person during office hours from February 3, 2020.  Thank you.

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High School Basketball Tournament and Our Parking Lot

Next week Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Holy Cross high school will be hosting their annual major basketball tournament - The BC Catholic Tournament.  Please note that there will be an increased amount of traffic in the St. Matthew's Parish parking lot on these days.  Please keep this in mind as you drop off and pick up your children next week and, as always, please demonstrate caution and patience as you navigate the parking lot.  Thank you!

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Weather

As of today the weather forecasters are predicting the possibility of snow next week.  Please note that if our school must close due to treacherous conditions an email will be sent out to all St. Matthew's Elementary School families no later than 7:00 am (and earlier if possible).  Also, if your family does not feel comfortable driving in difficult weather conditions you are permitted to keep your child(ren) at home.  If you do not receive an email it means that school is open.   If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at 604-589-7545 or welsh@stmatthewselementary.ca  Thank you!

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