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Friday Update - January 19, 2018


Basketball Referees Needed  

St. Matthew’s Elementary Basketball program is seeking volunteers to help referee basketball games at St. Matthew’s School. Games begin at 3:10 pm and end around 4:10 pm if only one game, and 5:00 pm if two games are played.  We are looking for Senior high school students to adults who understand the game of basketball and who are confident blowing their whistle.  Mr. Durante (Physical Education Teacher at St. Matthew’s) will provide guidance and training.  Please contact St. Matthew’s school at 604-589-7545 or email Mr. Durante at if you can help out. Thank you.


This year Student-Led Conferences will take place on Friday,​ ​January​ ​26,​ ​2018​ ​between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Parents and guardians are expected to sign up for a specific time using our OnVolunteer system.  Please click on this link, to access OnVolunteer.

​ ​We are continuing to work on empowering your children to take responsibility for their learning and thus, Student-Led Conferences will be led by your child. On this day your child is expected to be in complete​ ​uniform.​ Please note that there is NO REGULAR SCHOOL on Friday, January 26, 2018.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office at 604-589-7545 or


Attention Grade 7 Parents and Students:

Holy Cross Open House

January 25, 2018 


Holy Cross Regional Secondary will be hosting an Open House Thursday, January 25th, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. You are invited to join the Holy Cross community and see the school in action. Enjoy Band/Choir performances, Science experiments, participate in a French Café, savour the complimentary sweets and coffee from our Home Economics Department and meet and greet with Holy Cross’ teachers and students. Holy Cross’ administrative staff will be accepting applications for new students applying for the 2018/2019 school year during the evening. Mark this date on your calendar and plan to be a part of this event. Holy Cross Regional Secondary is located at 16193 88th Avenue (right across the parking lot!)


JANUARY 30, 2018

Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives however, dealing with the symptoms of anxiety can sometimes be overwhelming, especially as a child.  Whether your child gets anxious over tests, performing in front of an audience or making friends, all children can benefit from learning tools and strategies to help them cope with anxiety.   Dr. Mandy Chen, a registered psychologist with Southpoint Development Clinic will be offering a workshop for parents, details are below:

 When:  Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Where: St. Matthew’s Elementary School

Time:    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Highlights of the Talk:

• How do we understand anxiety

• How does anxiety present itself in children

• What are some concrete strategies to deal with anxiety in our kids

 Please consider attending this important free workshop.  All parents/guardians interested in attending please RSVP the school office at: no later than Friday, January 19, 2018.


Pancake Breakfast

Everyone is invited to attend the first Pancake Breakfast of 2018...a complete breakfast will be served after both morning Masses on January 21 in the school gym.  It will only cost $5/person or $20/family of 5 to attend the event, and all funds raised will go towards the elementary school's library needs.  We hope to see you there!


Lunch Program - Term 2

Hot Lunch has begun, and we ask that all payments be submitted to the school office promptly.  Please remember that any changes to existing orders or new order submissions need to take place every Wednesday by 11:59pm if you want changes to take into effect the following Wednesday's lunch service.  Also, kindly ensure that registered students in the program bring in their own lunch container and cutlery every Wednesday.  Thank you for your attention.


New School Photos

Please click here to link to our latest photos of school life - Christmas concert and Tacky Tourist photos have been included!