Friday Update – February 4, 2022

Dear St. Matthew’s Elementary School Families,

This week our basketball teams competed against teams from a variety of Catholic schools including, St. Bernadette’s, Our Lady of Good Counsel and Cloverdale Catholic.  Though current restrictions means that spectators are not allowed at games, we are still grateful that children who love the comraderie and skill involved in basketball get an opportunity to compete!
Sincerely in Christ,
Miss Welsh
BIBLICAL WORDS OF WISDOM:

Come after me
and I will make you fishers of men.
Alleluia, alleluia.

(Matthew 4:19)

Dates of Note

Monday, February 7, 2022:

GRADE 2 AND 3 CHOIR PRACTICE @ 7:55 AM – NEW PARISH CENTRE

Monday, February 7, 2022:  PIZZA LUNCH (for those who ordered)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022:  HOT LUNCH (for those who ordered)  

Thursday, February 10, 2022:  SMES ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (VIRTUAL) @ 6:00 PM 

Friday, February 11, 2022:  SCHOOL MASS (Grade 3) @ 9:00 am 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022:  HEAD CHECKS 

Thursday, February 17, 2022:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – CATHOLIC EDUCATORS’ CONFERENCE

Friday, February 18, 2022:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – CATHOLIC EDUCATORS’ CONFERENCE

NEWS FOR THIS WEEK

VALENTINE’S COOKIE MAKING KITS PICK UP INFO

Thank you to all those who ordered a Valentine’s Cooking Making Kit.  Your support is greatly appreciated!  Your cookie making kits will be ready for pickup outside of the church on Thursday, February 10 between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.  All kits that are not picked up on Thursday will be sent to the office for distribution on Friday, February 11.


KINDNESS DAY – FEBRUARY 23, 2022
On Wednesday, February 23, 2022 we will celebrate “Kindness Day”.  All students are encouraged to wear pink and bring a loonie or toonie for the ALS Society of BC.

ST. MATTHEW’S 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY VIDEO SERIES

Next up in our year-long video series is our beloved office manager:  Ms. Patrizia Rossi; one of the original (or “Classic”) members of St. Matthew’s Elementary School.  Click HERE or on the image to listen to Ms. Rossi’s memories of the founding of our school.  Enjoy!


ST. MATTHEW’S 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY VIDEO SERIES

BONUS:  we get to enjoy a second video this week.  Please click HERE to view another original SMES staff member, Mrs. Angelique Rasmussen, talking about her experience at SMES!


CRUSADERS SPRING BREAK BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP

Please click HERE or on the image to get more information about a basketball skills camp opportunity for students in Grades 3, 4, 5 6 and 7.  Thank you!


RIDDLE OF THE WEEK

ANSWER FROM LAST WEEK’S RIDDLE:  Dozens!