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Friday Update - November 10, 2017


Remembrance Day Holiday

Please note there will be no school on Monday, November 13, 2017 as the Remembrance Day holiday will be observed.


Retake Photos

A reminder that Lifetouch will be here on the morning of Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to do retake photos.  If you have any questions please contact the school office at 604-589-7545 or 



Non-Uniform Day - Hero Day

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 is our next non-uniform day:  "Hero Day".   Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite hero; whether it is a superhero from a movie or TV show or a real life Canadian hero like, Terry Fox, Wayne Gretzky, Roberta Bondar (astronaut), or  Mother Teresa - we look forward to seeing many heroes.  We ask that those students who dress up bring a pair warm, adult-sized socks for our sock drive. Thank you!


St. Matthew's Parish Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 24 - 6:00 pm

It is that time of year again! Christmas is right around the corner and so is the annual St. Matthew's Parish Christmas Eve Pageant.  Needed are approximately 20-25 actors and actresses, from Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and some parents to help prepare the students!   Please note that this is separate from the school's Christmas Presentation.

 A Parent/student information session will be held  Wednesday, November 15th at 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  At this meeting there will be a  discussion around commitment, auditions and the practice schedule.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Trish at the PREP office – or call 604-589-2448 ext 233.



Christmas Plant/Flower Fundraiser

It's that time of year again.  The school is partnering with Darvonda nurseries in our continued efforts to raise funds for outdoor play equipment.  An order form has been sent home, and is due back with complete payment on or before Friday, November 17, 207.  Start planning for the holidays with scented fresh wreaths and beautiful poinsettias (in varied colours).  These plants and flowers make thoughtful Christmas gifts, as well as tasteful home décor this Christmas season.  Thank you in advance for your support in this campaign!


Pancake Breakfast

The school will be hosting the next Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 19, 2017 after both morning Masses.  Please join us for a delicious breakfast -- cost is $5.00 per person, or $20.00 per family of 5; children 4 years and under are free.  We hope to see you there!


Christmas Eve Mass Choir - Kids Needed

This year the St. Matthew's Youth Ministry will be leading the choir for the Children's Christmas Eve Mass.  They are looking for students in Grades 6 or 7 to help fill a Youth Choir (Ages 11-20).  If you are interested please email Matthew Furtado (St. Matthew's Youth Ministry Leader) at:   Practice dates/times will be sent out early December.


Advent Masses

 The beautiful liturgical season of Advent will begin on Sunday, December 3, 2017.  During this season we ask students in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 classes to commit to coming to 8:00 am Morning Mass on certain days.  Please see the schedule below.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher:

Wednesday, December 6:

Grades 3, 4 and 5

Thursday, December 7:

Grades 6 and 7

Wednesday, December 13:

Grades 3, 4 and 5

Thursday, December 14:

Grades 6 and 7

Monday, December 18:

Grades 5, 6 and 7

Wednesday, December 20:Grades 3 and 4



St. Matthew's Photo Gallery

Click here, to access the latest photos in our gallery.  "Grade 7 Spirit Day" photos and "November Recess" photos are included!


School Uniform

As the weather turns colder please note that students are reminded to bring a warm jacket to school each day.  Gloves, and a hat are also a good idea. Girls are allowed to wear tall socks or tights but, note that pants are not permitted under girls' tunics or kilts.

Please ensure that all articles of clothing are clearly marked with your child's name.  Thank you for your cooperation!