Friday Update: June 10, 2022

Dear St. Matthew’s Elementary School Families,

Today we had our annual Fun Day which went well; next Friday, June 17, 2022 we will have our annual school Talent Show.  All are in invited to come and watch students share their talents in piano, dance, singing and more!  All are welcome!

Sincerely in Christ,
Miss Welsh


O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

(Psalm 8)

Dates of Note

Friday, June 17, 2022:  USED UNIFORM SALE (12:35 – 1:15 pm AND 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm)

Friday, June 17, 2022:  TALENT SHOW 1:30 PM – ALL ARE WELCOME!  DOORS OPEN AT 1:15 PM

Friday, June 24, 2022:  GRADE 7 FAREWELL MASS @ 5:00 PM

Sunday, June 26, 2022:  PANCAKE BREAKFAST AFTER THE 8:30 AM AND 10:30 AM MASSES

Sunday, June 26, 2022:  SMES CHOIR SINGS @ THE 10:30 AM MASS



Come out to play, have fun and support St. Matthew’s Elementary School!

SMES and the Guildford Golf & Country Club have partnered up to offer golfing vouchers to purchase and use at your convenience.  No matter what your golf skill level, vouchers purchased can be used by anyone, so they make perfect gifts for any golfer (beginner to advanced, young and old, couples, groups, etc.)

Please click HERE to access an order form and submit along with payment to the school office by the deadline:  Wednesday, June 15, 2022.  All order will be processed and purchased vouchers will be provided back on Friday, June 17, 2022.

To make things even easier you can also place and pay for your order ONLINE.  Please click HERE 
to link to the online form.

Thank you in advance for your support!


Please note that as of Monday, June 20, 2022 the EAST entrance into the Holy Cross parking lot (closest to the track) will be permanently closed as preparations begin for Phase 1 of Holy Cross High School’s new building.

The only entrances available will be the middle entrance and the west entrance.

You will notice that in the next few days perimeter fencing will start to go up.  Families will still have access to all 3 entrances until June 20, 2022.

All families are encouraged to start to think of alternate places to park or if possible are encouraged to walk.  We appreciate your patience as new start of this on-going construction begins!


St. Matthew’s Elementary is holding an end of year pancake breakfast!  Back by popular demand the breakfast will be served in a “to go” box for families and parishioners to take and enjoy OR stay and visit following the morning Masses on Sunday, June 26, 2022.  All proceeds will come back to the school and be put towards our technology needs.  Click HERE for a link to the form.  Please note that forms WILL go home with your child next week.


Dear Parents:

As you may have heard, we will be having a Eucharistic Procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday June 19 @ 1:30 (after the 12:30 pm Mass). We are offering this solemn, joyful event to:

1. Thank God for a merciful end to the restrictions placed over our worship these past two years, and;

2. Pray that the Holy Father’s visit to Canada be a fruitful time of reconciliation and apostolic witness.

We are hoping that our Grade 2 and Grade 7 students will join. Ideally, if our First Communicants would wear white, or our Confirmands wear red (Robes can be available for students who sign up).

For those Grade 7 students who wish to wear the Red Gowns please contact the PREP office.

I will send out instructions for those families who are coming to participate.


Trish Van Vliet
PREP Coordinator
St. Matthew’s R.C. Parish
604-589-2448 ext. 233


Please see below for an update of our SMES for September 2022:

Grade 7:  Mr. J. Kuester
Grade 6:  Ms. J. Kawasaki

Grade 5:  Mrs. N. Robles

Grade 4:  Mr. N. Wey

Grade 3:  Ms. A. Kools

Grade 2:  Ms. J. Casas

Grade 1:  Mrs. S. Dignan/Mrs. T. Tokar

Kinder/Vice-Principal:    Mrs. C. Sisk

Learning Support Teachers:  Mrs. G. Mouro and Mrs. S. Testani

Physical Education:  Mr. D. Durante

French:  Ms. C. Potusek

Education Assistants:  Mrs. D. Dias, Mrs. L. Potter, Ms. L. Gatlabayan, Mrs. R. Tran, Mrs. A. Correia, Mrs. S. Vicente, Mrs. L. Davies, Mrs. K. Sunjic, Mrs. R. Mehra, Mrs. D. Roy, Mrs. J. Verhoeven, Mrs. L. Maynard, Mrs. M. Telan

We bid a fond farewell to Mrs. Denise Fawcett, our Music Teacher, who is retiring at the end of this school year and to Mr. Paul Regush who will be teaching at St. Francis de Sales in September and to Ms. Arlene Casenas who will be pursuing other teaching opportunities.  Welcome Mrs. Robles, Ms. Casas, Mrs. Telan and Mrs. Tokar to our SMES community!


Click HERE to view some more photos from Day 2 of the Track and Field Championships.

Click HERE to watch a short video announcing SMES winning the Small Schools Championships!


We have to come the last video in our 10th year anniversary series!  A BIG THANK YOU to Mr. Patrick de Vera who filmed and produced all these videos and to Mrs. Tania Di Liello who interviewed all the participants. Father Tien Tran rounds out the interviews with his reflections on St. Matthew’s Elementary School.  Enjoy by clicking HERE!