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Friday Update - February 2, 2018


Catholic Schools Week

February 4-9, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018 begins Catholic Schools Week!  During this week students will celebrate all the positive aspects of attending a Catholic school.  To start things off we will have several of our students do the readings at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, February 4, 2018.  We are asking that all students who attend the 10:30 am Mass on February 4 wear their school uniform to show their school pride.  Students who wear their uniform at that Mass are invited to see Mr. Kuester after the Mass in the Fireside room, there is a possibility of a treat! 

Grade 2 Parent Meeting

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A reminder that the next Grade 2 Parent Meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm in Jubilee Hall.  Thank you.



No School - February 8, 9, 2018

Reminder:  there will be NO SCHOOL for students on Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9, 2018.  St. Matthew's teachers will be joining all other Catholic educators in the province for the annual, Catholic Educators' Conference in downtown Vancouver.  Thank you.


Lenten Morning Masses 

Students in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are asked to attend 8:00 am morning Masses with their classmates on particular dates throughout the season of Lent, as a special Lenten sacrifice. The next email update will have a confirmed list of dates.  Thank you in advance for supporting this special practice.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018  we will have our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch.  All students will be treated to a hearty pancake lunch to mark the day before Lent begins!  Thank you to all the parents who organize and cook for this delicious meal!  If your child has any special dietary conditions or allergies, please contact your child’s teacher to inform them.  Thank you.


Help Requested

Please read the following message from Mr. Chris Blesch (principal of Holy Cross High School), regarding an car accident that occurred on Tuesday, January 24, 2018 near our parking lot exit.

Dear Parents,

one of our parents was involved in an accident yesterday (January 24, 2018) as they left the school parking lot.  The accident happened  as the parent was turning onto 88th Avenue at approximately 3:00 pm.  A black SUV and a white truck were the vehicles involved.  We are asking for witnesses to phone (604-581-3023) or email ( the school office and leave contact information.  Thank you.

Mr. Chris Blesch
Holy Cross Regional Secondary


Volleyball Camp Opportunity

Grade 4 and Grade 5 Girls

Junior Crusaders Volleyball program is geared for girls currently in Grade 4 and Grade 5 who want to increase their volleyball skills and love of the game. For some players, this will be their first introduction to the sport so there will be a large focus on fun while learning new skills. This is a great opportunity to have fun, make new friends and learn the game. Cost is $80. Program runs every Saturday 9:30 am -11:00 am April 7-June 9, 2018 at Holy Cross Regional High School. If you are interested: email to secure a spot before March 9.  Thank you.

February 2018 Newsletter

Please click here to link to our February newsletter.