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Weekly Update – May 6th – 10th

Catholic Education Week ~ 2019

Our Catholic schools help to form joyful disciples as hearts and minds are opened to the transforming love of God and to the flame of faith in action. On a daily basis, Catholic schools demonstrate the joy of believing and witness the Good News to the communities that they serve.” ~ Renewing the Promise

We are excited to celebrate Catholic Education Week this week. This year’s theme is Living as Joyful Disciples. In case you missed it, please click here to see what is happening in your child/ren’s classrooms. We look forward to seeing you as we celebrate the great things happening at our school!

Walk with Jesus – Some of our Student Ambassadors and students will be attending the HCDSB Walk with Jesus event on Thursday, May 9th.  Parents are invited to follow the Board’s twitter feed @HCDSB # HCWWJ and can live tweet beam the event at

ABA for All Bonanza:

St. Matthew will be hosting an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for All Bonanza on Thursday, May 23rd.  This event has been planned by our school board’s ABA for All Working Group and is designed to bring awareness of what Educational ABA is and to demonstrate how the various disciplines within education come together to utilize ABA methodology. The goal is to highlight and celebrate all of the amazing work being done across the system by educators using ABA methodology for any and all students who benefit from it.  Parents are welcome to attend the event, from 2:20-3:00 in the library, to learn more about how ABA is being utilized in our school and board. You can also read more by viewing our homepage announcement.

Family Games Night – This Wednesday, May 8th!

A reminder that we will have our family games night this Wednesday! The fun gets started at 6:30, if you wold like to hear from our board’s math consultant about the power of playing games to enhance numeracy. At 7:00, we will begin our family fun time. If you have not had an opportunity to do so, please see the flyer below and RSVP link. We hope to see you there!

Flyer: Games Night 2019 Flyer    Please Confirm: Games Night R.S.V.P.

Grandparents Day:

Grandparents Day is coming! This is a gentle reminder that the forms, which were sent home with students (youngest/only) are due on Monday, May 6th. Please have your forms filled out and handed in to the office/teachers tomorrow. Our event will take place on Monday, May 13th. In case you have misplaced the form, please the see the attachment: Grandparents Day 2019.

If you would like to volunteer and have a criminal reference check at the office, please contact

Class Placements for 2019-2020:

Please click here for an important message, which was sent home a couple weeks ago. Any information is due by end of day, tomorrow, May 6th. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. Thank you.

Celebrating our Students:

Grade 8 student, Alina Prijono was recognized this past week for her role in a CBC television show, Joy in Detention Adventure. Please click here to read the article. The show is not only fun and educational, but also touches on subjects that tweens face in school and in their lives. Its a good laugh for parents too.  All 10, 11 minute episodes of the show are now streaming on Congratulations Alina!

Uniform Swap – For September 2019:

We will have a uniform swap just before we return for the 2019-2020 school year. The week of June 24th will be a non-uniform week and clothing items can be dropped off at that time. Please click here to read more about the program and important dates/times!

Save the Date! We will be having our school community BBQ on Thursday, June 6th. Please save the date…more information coming soon!

Your Partners,

A. Gojmerac and V. Chininea

Upcoming Events:

Catholic Education Week – Living as Joyful Disciples
May 6 – May 10 all day
Family Games Night!
May 8 all day
Easter Mass
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Grandparents/Special Seniors Day
May 13 @ 8:45 am – 10:30 am
Gr. 2 Retreat @ St. Matthew Parish (Parents welcome)
May 14 @ 9:00 am
Intermediate Play – 10:30 am & 7:00 pm
May 16 all day
Gr. 2 Sacrament of First Communion
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Victoria Day
May 20 all day

All HCDSB schools and related offices are closed.

Gr. 1 Liturgy (Time TBD)
May 22 all day
Communion Luncheon (Gr. 2s)
May 22 @ 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
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