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Friday Update:  December 6, 2019


Please note the following important dates:

• Monday, December 9 -  Grade 5 and Grade 6 students attend 8:00 am Mass

• Tuesday, December 10 - Communicating Student Learning Progress Reports Go Home

• Wednesday, December 11 - Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 7 attend 8:00 am Mass

• Thursday, December 12 - Christmas Musical Performances 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm

• Friday, December 13 - School Mass 9:00 am (Grade 5)

• Saturday, December 14 - Parish Christmas Concert 7:00 pm (St. Matthew's Intermediate Choir Sings) 

• Sunday, December 15 - Pancake Breakfast after the morning Masses

• Monday, December 16 - Grade 6 Fundraising Pizza Lunch (for those who ordered)


Pancake Breakfast

Don't forget this Sunday St. Matthew's Elementary is hosting a wonderful Pancake Breakfast after all the morning Masses.  Come for food and fellowship!  Thank you for supporting this fundraising endeavour.


Christmas Toy Drive

During this Christmas season, we will be having a toy drive to help those children who are sick in hospital during the holidays. We are looking for any new toys ranging in age from babies up to teenagers. The gifts do not need to be wrapped and can be placed in the bin marked Toy Drive by the Resource Room. All toys that are collected will be donated to the Oncology Unit at BC Children's Hospital and Canuck Place. The drive has begun and will  finish on Thursday, December 19th. Thank you for your generosity and support of this initiative.


PPP Reminders

Just some friendly reminders: 

• if for some reason you are unable to make it for a supervision shift please ensure that you contact the school office and the PPP coordinator to let them know in advance.

• also please note that the deadline to complete the mandatory 2 traffic supervision shifts for the Fall/Winter season is February 28, 2020.  Please make sure you have signed up and completed these 2 shifts before then.  If you have any questions please contact the PPP coordinator Tania Di Liello at   Thank you!


Holy Cross High School Christmas Basketball Shooting Camp

Who: Boys and Girls in Gr. 4-7
When: Dec 30/31- Jan 2/3 Each Day 9am-12pm
Where: St. Matthew’s Elementary Gymnasium, Surrey
How: email Head Coach/Teacher Matthew LeChasseur to confirm a spot in the camp. It is limited space and first come first serve.
Download and fill out a registration form at and bring a cheque and form on the first day of the camp.

Cost: $100.00 includes daily prizes and gatorade.  Cheques made out to Crusader Basketball Club


School Christmas Musical

The Legend of the Christmas King

On Thursday, December 12, 2019 St. Matthew's students will perform the Christmas Musical:  The Legend of the Christmas King!  Students and staff are busily preparing for this production and warmly welcome all parents, family members and parishioners to attend.  There will be a 1:30 pm and a 7:00 pm show.  Admission will be by a donation of a non-perishable item for our St. Matthew's parish St. Vincent de Paul Society.   

Doors will be opened for the afternoon performance at 1:15 pm.

Please note that students are expected to be at the school at 6:30 pm for the evening performance on December 12.  Doors will not be opened before 6:30 pm.  Thank you.


Advent Morning Masses

Our Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 classes are once again asked to attend 8:00 am Morning Masses during the season of Advent.   This is a wonderful way to start the day and allows our students to engage in a deeper appreciation of this season of waiting.  If students are unable to attend their scheduled date because of a conflict, then they are asked to attend another Mass that week.  Please see below for the scheduled dates. Thank you.

December 9: Grades 5, 6
December 11: Grades 3, 4 and 7

December 16: Grade 5, 6
December 18: Grades 3 and 4 
December 19: Grade 7