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Friday Update - February 22, 2019


Please note the following important dates: 

• Sunday, February 24 - Pancake Breakfast after the morning Masses

• Monday, February 25 - Grade 6 Pizza Fundraising Lunch

• Tuesday, February 26 - PEC Meeting 5:30 pm

• Wednesday, February 27 - Grade 7 Parent, Sponsor and Student Meeting 6:40 pm

• Thursday, February 28 - Ski Trip (Grade 5, 6, 7)

• Friday, March 1 - Re-registration Packages are DUE by 4:00 pm




It has come to our attention that the Criminal Records Check (CRC) form that is a part of your re-registration package, is not valid.  We have now obtained the correct form.

Please come to the school office to pick up the CORRECT form as soon as possible.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.  Thank you.


Crusaders Spring Volleyball Camp

Junior Crusader 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 $100.00   Program runs every Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am from April 6 until May 25, 2019 at Holy Cross Regional High School. If you are interested: email to secure a spot before March 9, 2019.


Spring Break


Looking for a fun and exciting experience for your child(ren) over Spring Break?  Consider having them join a Spring Break STEAM Camp held right here at St. Matthew's Elementary from  March 25-29, 2019 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (with the possibility of extended hours).  It is a fun and interactive camp designed to keep your children's brains engaged while having fun.  Please click here  to access the information sheet or here  to go to the registration page.  Thank you.



Full Scale Evacuation Drill

Friday, March 15, 2019

This year on Friday, March 15, 2019 our entire school population will engage in a Full Scale Emergency Evacuation Drill.  Our school, in accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines, conducts regular Fire, Earthquake and Lockdown drills.  However, during this special drill, staff and students will extend the practice by:

• Grouping our student population into pre-determined “Colour Groups”,

• Taking out our emergency “Comfort Kits” (kits that contain food, a blanket, and other necessities),

• Set up Command and Release Posts

• Send home students from the Release Post

In order to facilitate the smooth operation of this drill, we are asking for parents to start picking up their child(ren) from 2:00 pm onwards on Friday, March 15, 2019 .  Please note that this process will take time as each child will have to be signed out from our “Release Post” (which will be located by the “Blue gate” adjacent to the priests’ rectory).  Patience and understanding will be needed as we engage in this necessary drill for the first time.  If you have any questions/concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at or 604-589-7545.  



Parish Donations Receipt Available

A message from the parish office:

Parents, if you have not already done so, please pick up your charitable donations receipt from the parish office as they are now available. If you have any questions please call the parish office at 604-589-2448.  Thank you!


Pancake Breakfast - Sunday!

On Sunday, February 24 come out and support the school as we host the next Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, after both morning Masses.  Have a complete and delicious breakfast while enjoying some good company with our community.  We look forward to seeing you at the event!


 Hot Lunch Program

Our March/April forms have been distributed for the new hot lunch menu for the months of March and April.  Please have completed form/payment to the school office no later than end of day on Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019.  Thank you in advance.  For a link to the order form please click here.