Friday Update: June 16, 2023

St. Matthew’s Elementary School’s
Friday Update
JUNE 16, 2023 

Dear St. Matthew’s Elementary School Families,

We have arrived to the mid-way point of June; can you believe we are only 2 weeks away from the end of the school year?

Tomorrow marks the arrival of our first ever school carnival; I can tell you the kids are VERY excited.  Let’s pray that this is an event where everyone can come together in a spirit of good cheer and fellowship!

And last, but definitely not least, a very blessed and happy Father’s Day to all St. Matthew’s fathers and father-figures!  May God continue to strengthen and guide you in your most important role!

Sincerely in Christ,

Ms. Welsh


We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

(Psalm 100)

Dates of Note 


Saturday, June 17, 2023:  SCHOOL CARNIVAL!  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM   

Sunday, June 18, 2023:  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Monday, June 19, 2023:  PIZZA LUNCH  (for those who ordered)   

Tuesday, June 20, 2023:  PEC MEETING 5:15 PM  

Wednesday, June 21, 2023:  NON-UNIFORM DAY (NEON OR TYE-DIE COLOURS)   

Wednesday, June 21, 2023:  HOT LUNCH (for those who ordered)

Friday, June 23, 2023:  STEP UP DAY FOR STUDENTS   

Friday, June 23, 2023:   GRADE 7 FAREWELL MASS AND CELEBRATION 5:00 PM   

Wednesday, June 28, 2023:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – SCHOOL ENDS AT 12:15 PM 

Wednesday, June 28, 2023:  SCHOOL MASS 9:00 AM   



All families planning on attending the Carnival please note the following important information:

*  Bring CASH to partake in the food and additional activities (like the bake walk and dunk tank).

*  Feel free to bring a picnic blanket to be able to relax on the grass if the weather is nice!

*  Don’t forget to bring your wristbands from the presale and if you bought your tickets online, they will be available for pick up at the welcome tent.

*  Adults do not need wristbands, they are specifically for the attractions for kids ages 2 to 13. There will be lots of other opportunities for adults to enjoy, including our bake walk, dunk tank, silent auction, lots of great food, and performances on the main stage!

*  There will be a couple of other events going on at the parish on Saturday and parking may be challenging.   If you are finding it hard to grab a spot, the Holy Cross gravel lot is open for our use as is the lot at the Surrey Christian School.


Yesterday the SMES Track Team had the honour of singing O Canada on Day 2 of the CISVA Track Meet because we won the small schools trophy last year.

Here’s a picture taken by Mr. Durante after the successful singing of our national anthem!