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Friday Update - December 8, 2017


Help Needed - Backdrop Setup

We are in need of 1 or 2 parents to help set up our lighting backdrop for our Christmas Presentation on Monday, December 18, 2017 either before school starts or during lunch time (12:05 pm - 12:55 pm).  If you are able to help out please email Miss Welsh at:   Thank you!

Non-Uniform Day - Christmas Colours/Tacky Sweater

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 we will have our next non-uniform day!  Students are permitted to wear Christmas colours (red, green, gold, silver, white) or a "tacky" Christmas sweater.  All students who dress up are asked to bring a loonie or toonie for our local food bank.  Those students who do not dress up are required to wear their full, school uniform.  Thank you.


Christmas Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, December 17, 2017

The school is hosting a Christmas Pancake Breakfast on December 17, after both morning Masses.  Get into the Christmas spirit and join us for a complete breakfast, and some yuletide fun before going on Christmas break.  We hope to see you there!

St. Matthew's Elementary Christmas Presentation

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Save the date!  On Wednesday, December 20, 2017 students will perform, "The First Christmas Story” .  There will be 2 shows:  1:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Admission is by donation of a non-perishable food item for our local food bank.   Your child’s teacher will soon be sending home information about the particular clothing/costume they are to wear for the performance and dress rehearsal days.  Thank you.


Wreaths and Poinsettias

Many thanks for your support in our Christmas campaign; please ensure you pick up your order in the Fireside Room.  We hope you enjoy your beautiful wreaths and poinsettias this season!

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.



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: and provide her with your child’s name and date of birth.


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 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