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Friday Update - May 25, 2018


Confirmation Reminder

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on our Grade 7 students and Grade 7 PREP and Vietnamese PREP students tomorrow:  Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:00 am.  All students receiving the sacrament should be at the church by 10:00 am.  

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love!




Please take note that the Pancake Breakfasts scheduled for this upcoming Sunday have been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


School Assembly - Friday, June 1

Join us for our next school assembly led by our Grade 2 students on Friday, June 1 at 9:00 am.  This will be our last class led assembly of the year!  We would love many families members to attend.




WIN A BOTTLE RAFFLE - EVERYONE WINS!!!  The Spring Dinner and Dance organizing committee are planning a fun evening with a Win a Bottle table at the Spring Dinner Dance on Saturday, June 9, 2018.  Buy a flower (which has a number attached) and you win a bottle with the corresponding number.

We are asking for help in donating a Bottle (valued at $5.00 or more) to help with this fundraiser.  All donations can be dropped off at the Parish Office during normal operating hours, or after all the Masses at the Welcome Centre.

Here are some suggestions:  

Wine/Spirts/Liqueurs/Craft Beer.  Gourmet Sauces/Oils/Vinegar, Health & Beauty Products/Perfume/Cologne.  Coffee/Tea, and Gift Cards/Mall/Coffee Shops/Bakery.  Jewellery/Scarfs.  Anything that you can put in a bottle or jar .... use your imagination ... make it fun!


Upcoming Dates of Note

• on Friday, June 8, 2018 there will be NO SCHOOL for students 

• on Friday, June 15, 2018 school will end at 12:15 pm (Fun Day)


Bike (or Walk) to School Week

     Monday, May 28 through Friday, June 1 is Bike to School Week.   We are encouraging all of our families to choose one day (or more) to bike (or walk) together as a family to school.  While we know that this is not possible for all of our school families, however some suggestions include:  park a few blocks away from the school and walk or bike in (I know a few St. Matthew's staff members who will be doing this!)  All students who take on this challenge will have their picture taken and displayed in the front entrance!  

Let's bike and walk our way to a healthy and active life!



      Parents and guardians now is the time to take advantage of the BC Training and Education Savings Plan.  Children born in 2006 or later can qualify for a $1,200 grant when they are signed up for a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). No RESP contribution is required. For children born in 2007, 2008 or 2009, the grant must be applied for by August 14, 2018, or the day before their ninth birthday, whichever is later. For children born in 2006, the deadline is August 14, 2019. For more information, please visit the following website.


Staffing Assignments 2018-2019

Below is a listing of the staffing assignments for the upcoming school year (2018-2019):

Principal:                      Miss Deborah Welsh

Office Administrator:  Ms. Patrizia Rossi

Grade 7:                       Mrs. Casey Sisk

Grade 6:                       Ms. Stephanie McGrath

Grade 5:                       Mr. Jesse Kuester

Grade 4:                       Mrs. Rosana Do Carmo

Grade 3:                       Miss Arlene Casenas

Grade 2:                       Miss Michelle Haughian

Grade 1:                       Miss Stepfanie Sarangelo

Kindergarten:              Miss Francesca Baldissera

PE:                               Mr. Damian Durante

Learning Resource:   Mrs. Sharri Testani and Mrs. Paula Bourassa

Music:                         Mrs. Denise Fawcett

Education Assistants:

                                     Mrs. Roshelle Mehra

                                     Mrs. Linda Potter

                                     Mrs. Rachel Potter

                                     Mrs. Sherry Chem

                                     Mrs. Vivian Chow

                                     Mrs. Marilu Dias

                                     Mrs. Dorothy Roy



Summer STEAM Camp

      This summer students have an opportunity to participate in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Camp at St. Matthew's from July 9 - 13, 2018.  Please click here, for more information about this exciting camp and registration information.  


Congratulations to Father Tran

Congratulations to Father Tran who celebrated 25 years of priesthood on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  Father Tran, the whole St. Matthew's school community prays that you continue to serve the Lord for at least another 25 years!