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Friday Update - March 1, 2019


Please note the following important dates: 

• Tuesday, March 5 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch (kids don't need to pack a lunch!)

• Wednesday, March 6 - Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:00 am

• Saturday, March 9 - Grade 2 First Reconciliation

• Monday, March 11 - Pizza Lunch

• Tuesday, March 12 - Scholastic Book Fair Begins (11:00 am - 12:45 pm and 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm )

• Tuesday, March 12 - Head Checks

• Wednesday, March 13 - Non-Uniform Day (Wear Green and bring a non-perishable food item)

• Wednesday, March 13 - Scholastic Book Fair Open (11:00 am - 12:45 pm and 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm)

• Thursday, March 14 - Scholastic Bookfair Ends (11:00 am - 12:45 pm and 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm)

• Thursday, March 14 - School Assembly (Grade 5) @ 9:00 am

• Friday, March 15 - Full Scale Evacuation Drill (pick up begins @ 2:00 pm)

• Friday, March 15 - Last day of school before Spring Break


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch

On Tuesday, March 5 we will commemorate the last day before Lent begins with a hearty pancake lunch!  All students will receive pancakes, scrambled eggs and pork sausages - so don't pack a lunch for your child this upcoming Tuesday!  Any child who is unable to eat what is served please inform your child's teacher.  Thank you!


Lenten Morning Masses

Our annual tradition is to have our classes in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 attend 8:00 am morning Mass on certain days throughout Lent.  This gesture is one way to demonstrate a loving, Lenten sacrifice.  The schedule is below for your reference. Your child's teacher will also remind students when it is their scheduled day. We truly appreciate the efforts families make to ensure that their children attend these Masses.

March 11:   Grade 7

March 13:  Grades 4, 5 ,6

March 14:  Grade 3

April 3:  Grades 6 and 7

April 5:  Grades 3, 4, and 5
April 8:  Grade 7 

April 10:  Grades 4, 5, 6

April 12:  Grade 3
April 15:  Grades 5 and 7

April 17:  Grades 3, 4 6


Hot Lunch Program Update

Please note that orders have been submitted to Save on Foods for the months of March and April.  Hot lunch day services will be on Wednesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 13; as well as all Wednesdays in April.  Thank you very much to all who registered in this program!


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 Thank You!

Many thanks to all who attended last Sunday's event.  Please note that our next breakfast will be on Sunday, April 28, 2019.