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Thursday Update - March 29, 2018


April 2018 Newsletter

Please click here to access our newsletter for April.


Term 3

Healthy Lunch Program

The first lunch service will begin on Wednesday April 4, 2018.  Thank you.


Communicating Student Learning (CSL) Progress Reports 

On April 3, 2018 CSL Progress Reports (formerly known as report cards) will go home.  Please note that the CSL covers are to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to your child's teacher as soon as possible.


Grade 1 Parent Meeting

(First Reconciliation &      Communion Information)

Parents and guardians of students in Grade 1 please note that on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm there is a mandatory meeting regarding the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion held in Jubilee Hall.  Expectations regarding these Sacraments will be explained.  At least one parent/guardian needs to attend this meeting.  Thank you.


Grade 2 Parent Meeting

Parents and guardians of students in Grade 2, there will be a meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm in Jubilee Hall.  A discussion on the importance of the Mass and the procedures for First Holy Communion will be reviewed.  Thank you.


Grade 6 Parent Meeting

(Confirmation Preparation)

Parents and guardians of students in Grade 6 please be reminded that on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm there is a mandatory meeting regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation, to be held in Jubilee Hall.  Expectations regarding the Confirmation program will be explained.  Please note that at least one parent/guardian needs to attend this meeting.  Thank you!


Fundraising Bottle Drive

April 7, 2018 - 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Save your bottles! The Grade 6 class will be fundraising once again for their Outdoor Education in September.  We would appreciate you saving any recyclable juice box containers, water bottles, beer and pop cans, and spirit and liquour bottles.  Bring your reyclables to the front entrance of St. Matthew’s Elementary School between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  Thank you in advance for your support!



Parenting Workshop

CISVA Sexuality and Your Child

Save the date!  On Monday, April 16, 2018 parents in Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6 and Grade 7 have a wonderful opportunity to gain skills on how to talk to your children about sensitive topics such as, growth and maturity, media influences and parent-child relationships.  Professional speakers from Signal Hill have been booked to given an individualized workshop for each grade.  The workshop will begin at 7:00 pm and end at approximately 8:15 pm.  Light refreshments will be provided.



Spring Presentation

Save the date!  All students will participate in our annual Spring Presentation on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  There will be 2 shows:  1:30 pm and 7:00 pm.  Admission is by donation of a non-perishable food item for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Thank you!


School Photos

Lifetouch will be here to take our class and whole school (panorama) photos on Monday, April 16, 2018.  As always, please ensure your child is dressed in full school uniform (including the school sweater).  Thank you.


Gymnastics at St. Matthew's

Please click, here to access the latest photos of your children.  This past week all students had gymnastics lessons under the direction of Hailey from GymSense!


Easter Joy!

The staff at St. Matthew's would like to wish everyone a very happy Easter.  We hope that you are able to celebrate the joy of our Lord's Resurrection with your family and friends.  There will be no school on Monday, April 2, 2018  (Easter Monday) - school will resume on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 8:40 am.


Holy Week Mass Schedule

Holy Thursday - March, 29, 2018

5:00 pm     Mass of the Lord's Supper - Vietnamese

7:30 pm     Mass of the Lord's Supper - English, followed by Solemn Exposition and Adoration

Good Friday - March 30, 2018

9:00 am - 11:00 am      Confessions

10:00 am                      Stations of the Cross - English

11:00 am                      Stations of the Cross - Vietnamese

12:00 pm Noon            Solemn Liturgy - English

3:00 pm                        Solemn Liturgy - English

6:00 pm                        Solemn Liturgy - Vietnamese

Holy Saturday - March 31, 2018

9:00 pm                        Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday - April 1, 2018

8:30 am                       Mass - English

10:30 am                     Mass - English

12:30 pm                     Mass - English

5:00 pm                       Mass - Vietnamese

7:30 pm                       Mass - English