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Friday Update:  February 7, 2020


Please note the following important dates:

• Friday, February 7 - Celebration of Learning Evening (come for your scheduled time; students should come in their full school uniform)

• Sunday, February 9 - School Choir sings at the 10:30 am Mass; Catholic Schools' Week Beings

• Sunday, February 9 - Pancake Breakfast after the 8:30 am and 10:30 am Masses

• Monday, February 10 - Fundraising Lunch (for those who ordered)

• Thursday, February 13NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

• Friday, February 14NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

• Saturday, February 15 - Drop off clothing/monetary donation for Philippines Relief Effort 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

• Monday, February 17NO SCHOOL - Family Day Holiday

• Tuesday, February 18 - AGM 6:00 PM

• Tuesday, February 18 - Head Checks


Pancake Breakfast - February 9, 2020

To show their love for our community, the school will be hosting their Valentine's Pancake Breakfast on Sunday February 9, 2020 after both morning Masses.  Please come out and support our elementary school in raising funds for our library needs.  Tickets are $5.00 each, which will give you a complete all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.  Hope to see you all there!


Sunday Donation and

Walkathon 2019 Tax Receipts 

Tax receipts for Sunday Donations (2019) and Walkathon (2019) are now ready for pick up at the Parish Office during regular business hours.  Please note the following about the Walkathon tax receipts: receipts were issued only for eligible walkathon pledges from last year's Walkathon event.  Thank you.


Basketball Skills Camp

Kids:  you have a GREAT opportunity to participate in an awesome 4 week basketball skills camp held at St. Matthew's gym!  The camp will be held for kids in Kindergarten through Grade 7 once a week in the evenings on Mondays, starting Monday, March 23 (during Spring Break) and ending on Monday, April 20, 2020.  The camp will be hosted by DD Nation and partial proceeds from this camp will go to St. Matthew's School.    There are limited spaces available for this popular camp so make sure you sign up right away!  Click HERE for a link to the information/registration form.  Please go to for more information or follow on Instagram:  @ddnation_basketball   Thank you!


Donation Appeal

Most families will have heard about the recent volcanic eruptions in the Philippines and the effects on the people of this region.  A relief effort has been organized by St. Matthew's Sports Group and they are accepting lightly used clothing and shoes (no winter clothes please) or monetary donations to aid those affected.  Donations will be accepted on Saturday, February 15 in the school gym between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  Shipments will be sent the following week.  Thank you in advance for considering this request.  


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; the tuition fee for 2020-2021 will be explained

• this meeting will also feature an hour 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.


Lenten Morning Masses

Believe it or not Lent is around the corner!  Students in Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are encouraged to attend 8:00 am Morning Mass with their classmates and teacher on the following dates below.  Those who cannot attend a scheduled Mass can attend Mass on another day:

February 27:  Grades 3, 4, 5

February 28:  Grades 2, 6, 7

March 4:  Grades 3, 4, 5

March 5:  Grades 2, 6, 7

March 11:  Grades 3, 4, 5

March 12:  Grades 2, 6, 7

April 1:  Grades 3, 4, 5

April 2:  Grades 2, 6, 7

April 8:  Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7



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!


Crazy Hair Day

Please click here to see photos of students during this past Wednesday's Crazy Hair Day!