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Friday Update - April 13, 2018


Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all participants in Wednesday's Spelling Bee!  Catherine in Grade 6 will represent our school at the regional finals at St. Anthony's School in West Vancouver in early May 2018.


Parenting Workshop

CISVA Sexuality and Your Child

 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.  Please note that this night is for parents only.


School Photos

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


Spring Presentation

Don't forget this upcoming Thursday, April 19 is our annual Spring Presentation.  There will be 2 shows:  1:30 pm and 7:00 pm.  Doors will open at 1:15 pm for the afternoon show and 6:30 pm for the evening show. 

Parents please note that students should be dropped off at 6:30 pm for the evening show.



SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

Mark Your Calendar:  After a bit of a break, the school will be hosting the next Pancake Breakfast on April 22, after the morning Masses.  Everyone is invited in the school gym to enjoy a complete breakfast.  Tickets are $5.00 each or $20.00 for a family of 5.  It's an all-you-can-eat event, so please come out and support our students in raising funds for their ongoing library needs.  Thank you in advance and we hope to see you there!



Be a Part of a Great Night - Spring Dinner and Dance Souvenir Program!  Have your family photo of all occasions included in the 2018 event program!  This year, a St. Matthew's team is coordinating this initiative, and are calling all school families to participate. 

Submission deadline is May 4, 2018:

• Black & White: 1/2 page $60

• Full page $120

• Full page coloured: $250

You can also include your company/business advertisement and get some great exposure to our wider community.  Please contact Josephine Copon ( to reserve your spot in the Souvenir Program.  Thank you for supporting your Parish!


P.E. Gym Strip Request

Parents:  our PE teacher Mr. Durante is asking that all families please check the labels of your child(ren)'s gym strip (t-shirt and shorts).  Some students have been missing parts of their gym uniform and another child may have taken another child's t-shirt and/or shorts by accident.  Please take some time this weekend to check your child's PE clothes to see if they have someone else's uniform.  Thank you!


Mandatory Supervision Shifts

Just a reminder:  we are in the third and last term of our school year.  Many of our families have completed their 4 mandatory supervision shifts - thank you, it does make a difference to the safety of our school!  However, there are a number of families who have partially completed or not completed these shifts.  Please go to the OnVolunteer site to sign up for your 4 shifts.  If you have any questions, please contact our PPP coordinator through the OnVolunteer site or by emailing or contact the school office.  Thank you!