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Friday Update - November 24, 2017

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Bonus Non-Uniform Day

Future Career Day - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

This year our Grade 7 students are doing a number of different fundraising projects to raise money in different needy countries around the world.   The first project involves a bonus non-uniform day centered around:  What I would like to be when I grow up (or Future Career Day) on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.  Those students who dress up are asked to bring a loonie or a toonie.  Money will be donated to people in need in the following countries:  Indonesia, Philippines, Easter Island and China.  Please note that while we hope that many students will participate, this is OPTIONAL and so, students who do not participate should wear their regular school uniform.  Thank you.

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2018-2019 Application Forms - New Families

Any new family wishing to apply to St. Matthew's Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year will have the opportunity to pick up an application form from the school office beginning, Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  

Completed forms are expected to be returned no later than:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

Current families please note that re-registration forms will be given out at the end of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

 

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KINDERGARTEN​ ​2018/2019

We are asking that current families who have a son or daughter born in 2013 and will be starting Kindergarten in September 2018 inform Ms. Rossi at the school office. Please phone Ms. Rossi (604-589-7545) or e-mail her at: office@stmatthewselementary.ca and provide her with your child’s name and date of birth.

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Advent School Assembly - December 1, 2017

All parents and parishioners are more than welcome to join us at our next school assembly led by our Grade 4 class.  The assembly will begin at 9:00 am in the school gym.  See you  then!

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Upcoming Mass

Grade 2 Parents:  the next Grade 2 "Theme" Mass will take place tomorrow on Saturday, November 25, 2017.  Please have your child meet Ms. Sarangelo in front of Jubilee Hall by 5:15 pm.  If you have any questions please contact Ms. Sarangelo at:  sarangelo@stmatthewselementary.ca 

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Basketball Coach(es) Needed

Our basketball season will be starting in early December and we are in need of additional parent coaches.  If you are interested in helping coach one of our teams please contact our athletic director, Mr. Durante at:  604-589-7545 or durante@stmatthewselementary.ca  Coaching can be used towards Parent Participation Program hours.

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ACTORS STILL NEEDED - St. Matthew's Parish Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 24 - 6:00 pm

The parish is still looking for students in Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 to help fill roles for the December 24 pageant!   Please note that this is separate from the school's Christmas Presentation.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Trish at the PREP office – prep@saintmatthews.ca or call 604-589-2448 ext 233.

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Grade 6 Retreat - Saturday, January 13, 2018

Grade 6 Parents:   Please note that St. Matthew's Youth Ministry is offering a Grade 6 Retreat on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 am - 6:30 pm.  This is an awesome opportunity for your children to grow in their faith through skits, song and small group activities.  A form with details about this day has been sent home with Grade 6 students earlier this week.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Do Carmo at docarmo@stmatthewselementary.ca or Mrs. Trish Van Vliet at prep@saintmatthews.ca  

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Purdy's Chocolate Fundraiser

St. Matthew's Preschool is holding their annual Purdy's campaign.  Please support this worthy cause; catalogues and order forms can be found at the school office.  All orders and payment are due back by November 27th, 2017.

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Advent Masses

 The beautiful liturgical season of Advent will begin on Sunday, December 3, 2017.  During this season we ask students in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 classes to commit to coming to 8:00 am Morning Mass on certain days.  Please see the schedule below.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher:

Wednesday, December 6:

Grades 3, 4 and 5

Thursday, December 7:

Grades 6 and 7

Wednesday, December 13:

Grades 3, 4 and 5

Thursday, December 14:

Grades 6 and 7

Monday, December 18:

Grades 5, 6 and 7

Wednesday, December 20:Grades 3 and 4