St. Matthew Catholic Parish News
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- Website – https://www.saintmatthew.ca/
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MASS REGISTRATION & ATTENDANCE
As many of our regular weekly Mass attendees are discovering, reserving space in our church on weekends is becoming increasingly competitive. Walk-in attendees and those who wait until late in the week (Friday or Saturday) are unlikely to find Masses with available space. Preference and privilege are shown to no one in this process; as it just, all available space is allocated through Eventbrite on a first-come-firstserved basis. If you’re concerned about making sure there’s room for you and your family, the best course of action is diligence! Please be reminded that as long as we are required to maintain physical distance between persons of differing households, the need to register for weekend Masses will remain resolutely in place. Thank you for your cooperation with the minor detail.
~ Father Allen Varlaki
A very big thank you to our school community for your generous donations in making our school fundraiser a success! We raised just over $7300 which will be put toward the purchase of program materials such as technology, gym equipment, games, Kindergarten yard upgrades, and more! We loved seeing our staff and students get in the Halloween spirit for this fun day. If you have not had an opportunity to donate, it is not too late to donate. Please visit school cash online to make a donation!
Special thanks to Chiara K, Addie K, Lily G and Vanessa E from Mrs. Steer Thackray’s Grade Eight class who served as our DJs and photographers for the day and to all our families and community businesses who generously donated raffle prizes. Your generosity is so greatly appreciated. Please note that we will be sharing a short video of the day with our parent community next week.
Congratulations to our raffle prize winners:
|$50 EB GAMES – EARLY BIRD DRAW||Andrea D|
|MARBLE SLAB ICE CREAM||Sara B|
|$60 GIFT CARD TREE||Lucas J|
|$60 GIFT CARD TREE||Leah L|
|STARBUCKS GIFT BAG||Hayley Z|
|STARBUCKS GIFT BAG||Olivia T|
|$50 EB GAMES||Michael G|
|LEGO GIFT BASKET||Charlie L|
|ART SUPPLIES||Stella B|
|CANDYS GALORE||Matthew P|
|ALL THINGS SPORTS||Dylan W|
|ALL BAKERS DREAM||Olivia G|
|NIGHT AT THE MOVIES||Tobi N|
|TEDDY BEARS||Emily F, Imogen J , Audrey S – Noah D , Harim O|
|DAY AT THE SPA||Kara B – Mrs. Mercanti|
|$20 GB Games||Elway G|
|Random Basket||Zach D|
|Raptors Tickets||Ava I|
|Individual who raised the most||Ethan D -Mrs. Medeiros’ class will have a pizza party|
|Class that raised the most||Mrs. Pelletier/Miss. Mucci will have a class pizza party|
Thank you to the following local businesses and families:
Paradise Decks and Landscape Design
Marble Slab Creamery-Third Line and Dundas
Starbucks-Third Line and Dundas
Fresh Co -Third Line and Dundas
Sobey’s-Third Line and Dundas
Gino’s Pizza in Glen Abbey
The Barrios Leon Family
Picture Day is Wednesday November 3-SMILE!!!!!
Edge Imaging will be in the school for individual student photos on Wednesday, November 3rd. Photos will take palce in the school gym and classes will be called down by class cohorts for individual photos. Although there will be a class photo it will not be in the traditional format. All classes will receive a class composite with all their classmates and teacher.
As the cold weather begins, please ensure that your child is dressed for all types of weather so that they can comfortably enjoy outdoor recess and physical education classes.
Daily Self Screening for all students is required
All staff and students must continue to self-screen every day before attending school. Any individuals who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as identified in the screening tool, must not attend school and should follow the guidance provided in the screening tool, which may include seeking appropriate medical attention as required, and/or getting tested for COVID-19. Please note that although proof of daily screening is no longer required by parents, we ask for you continued diligence in completing the screening daily.
Promoting Well Being
Easy and Fun Mental Health Activities for Parents and Educators: School Mental Health Ontario has put together a series of 12 mental health activities designed for parents and families to try. They’re connected to six areas of social-emotional learning and are available as a PDF file or graphics. Check out the link copied below for access to these fun activities!