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Friday Update:  January 24, 2020


Please note the following important dates:

• Friday, January 24 - Sign Up through OnVolunteer for Celebration of Learning Evening

• Monday, January 27 - Grade 6 Fundraising Pizza Lunch (for those who ordered)

• Tuesday, January 28 - PEC Meeting 5:30 pm

• Thursday, January 30 - Holy Cross Open House 6:30 pm

• Friday, January 31 - Last Day to Sign Up for Celebration of Learning  Evening

• Friday, February 7 - Celebration of Learning Evening 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Celebration of Learning

Friday, February 7, 2020

This year on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm we will hold a Celebration of Learning evening.  Here are the particulars:

• Families will sign up for a 20 minute time slot using the OnVolunteer system

• During this 20 minutes your child will take you to their classroom where a display of their learning will be evident.  Students will also show what they have been learning in PHE (gym class) and Music

• After your session with your child you and your child are asked to visit all other classrooms!  Once your family has visited a classroom your family will receive a "stamp" in your very own Celebration of Learning Passport!

• Get stamps from every classroom and receive a special treat before heading home that evening

• Signing up for a time slot on OnVolunteer will be made available on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm.  Families have until Friday, January 31, 2020 to sign up. If you do not sign up for a time slot then one will be assigned for you.


Look under the "People Needed" Section and find "Celebration of Learning Grade .... Sign Up" and sign up for a time slot for your child's grade.

Please note that we still have a regular day of school from 8:45 am - 2:55 pm.

If you have any questions please contact Miss Welsh at:  604-589-7545 or 


Annual General Meeting 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

St. Matthew's Elementary's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the school gym.  Please note that at this meeting:

• a brief summary of the school year thus far will be reviewed

• this meeting will also feature a video on the topic:  screen time and your children

• re-registration packages will be handed out

Light refreshments and coffee will be available and the evening will finish at approximately 7:30 pm.

As per school policy, this is a meeting that at least  one parent must  attend.  Those families who do not attend the meeting will have to call the office to set up a time to meet with Miss Welsh before receiving their re-registration package.

Please note that this is a meeting for parents and we respectfully ask that alternate arrangements are made for childcare.


Holy Cross Open House

Attention all parents of students in Grades 5, 6 and 7.   Holy Cross High school will have their annual Open House from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 30, 2020. All parents and students from Grades 5, 6, and 7 are welcome to attend. Families of Grade 7 students should be aware that the Open House is the first opportunity to apply for a spot in the Fall 2020 Grade 8 class. Applications will be available online only after the Open House or in person during office hours from February 3, 2020.  Thank you.


Save Your Empty Beverage Containers

Save Your Empty Beverage Containers and donate to the Grade 6 Class!
The Grade 6 class are continuing to raise funds for their future Grade 7 Outdoor Education Camp in September 2020.  You can support them by donating your empty beverage container deposits.  Doing so is fast and convenient; it only takes a couple of minutes and you will be contributing towards a truly memorable experience for our future Grade 7s.  Take your empty containers to any bottle depot that offers the Return-it Express service and return them under the school’s account.  The account is registered under the phone number 604-589-7545.  For more information on the Return-it Express program including locations and instructions, please visit

Thank you!


February Fundraising Pizza Lunches

Students will be bringing home a Fundraising Pizza Lunch form today.  Scheduled lunches are Monday, February 10 and Monday, February 24, 2020.  You can also click here to access the form.  Thank you for your support.


Staff Update

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances our Education Assistant (EA) Ms. Sescon will no longer be joining our staff.  We are pleased that Ms. Shannon Corbeil, who has worked at St. Matthew's in the past, will be with us for the remainder of the school year in the role of EA.  Welcome Ms. Corbeil!


Happy Lunar New Year

Well wishes to all celebrating Lunar New Year this weekend. It is the Year of the Rat!