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Weekly Update – June 17th – 21st

Staffing/Parish Updates:

The end of each school year typically also means we need to say goodbye to staff members who are moving on. This year is unique as we will also have a new parish priest and associate next year.  We wanted to wish many people a farewell and best wishes. First, we would like thank both Father Tim and Father David for their spiritual guidance over the last two years. Wish them well as they move on to their new parishes. We would also like thank the following staff members for their many contributions at our school. So sad to see them go, but wish them all the best at their new schools and placements!

Mrs. Gojmerac, Mme. DiSabatino, Mrs. Posavec, Ms. Ganan, Mrs. McKay, Ms. Saluk and Mr. Waring.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon:

We would like to take a special moment to acknowledge our wonderful staff here at St. Matthew Catholic School. They truly are a remarkable group of individuals and professionals and we are privileged to work with them each day. Our staff go above and beyond in what they do each day and we are grateful for them! Thank you parents for donating towards our staff appreciation luncheon and for the many parents assisting tomorrow. Your generosity and support are very much appreciated.

Play Day – Tuesday!:

We will have our Play Day this Tuesday (June 18th) for the students.  This will be a non-uniform day as the students will be engaged in special activities most of the day. Please remember to apply sun-screen and bring water!

Thank you Parents/Catholic School Council:

As we approach the final two weeks of this school year, we wanted to extend a thank you to all of our parent volunteers and members of our Catholic School Council. We thank you for your many hours helping in and around the school for a variety of activities. Your involvement makes a tremendous impact. We appreciate your partnership and support and look forward to our scheduled events for next year!

Class Placements for 2019-2020:

We will be sending information shortly to help direct you in how to find your child’s/children’s class placements for the start of next year. This is typically released the Friday before school starts and can be found through our board’s website. You will need student OEN numbers, which can be found on the report cards. We have been moving through the rigorous process over the past month to place our students. Please remember that these decisions will be final to ensure we do not alter the thorough process that has taken place.

Uniform Swap/Exchange – Non-uniform Week:

A reminder that we will have a uniform swap/exchange just before we return for the 2019-2020 school year. Next week will be a non-uniform week and clothing items can be dropped off at the scheduled times. Please click here to read more about the program and for the dates/times for uniform item drop off.

Bus Courtesy Seat Applications for 2019-2020:

Parents who would like to apply for courtesy bus seating can click below and enter the necessary information. Decisions regarding space on the bus and approval will take place in October.

Students with Medical Conditions/Allergies:

Please be aware that medical packages for the 2019-2020 year were sent home last week.  Please ensure all packages are completed, signed (including pictures) and submitted prior to the start of the school year.  Please remember, students requiring epi-pens must be wearing them to attend the start of school. All epi-pens and inhalers housed at school will be returned on the last day (June 28th).  If your child has additional medications at school, a parent is required to come pick it up from the office.  All medication not picked up by the end of the school year will be disposed of. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Reminder about Lunches/Snacks:

A reminder as we move into the last two weeks, we have several students in our school who live with severe life threatening allergies to peanuts, nuts and other foods (anaphylaxis). Please continue to choose items carefully when sending lunches and snacks (from home and restaurants) to school, keeping in mind specific allergies in your child’s classroom. Please be extra vigilant to avoid sending treats from home for the class. Thank you for your continued cooperation in ensuring the safety of all students.


2018-2019 Yearbook – You can now purchase your yearbook for this school year as it is posted on our cash online system. The cost of the yearbook will continue to be $25.00. Please go onto Cash Online to purchase a yearbook or contact us for more information! Yearbook Flyer: Yearbook 18-19

Sending Photos from this year – instructions:  Sending Yearbook Pictures

ISW Tax Free Event – ISW, our uniform provider will be having their annual tax free event, running the entire month of June. A reminder that students should only be wearing uniform items from ISW. Please click here to read more: ISW Uniforms June 2019 OAK

Summer School Programs – HCDSB summer school programs for Language and Math are available for students who have completed Grade 6, 7 and 8 as of June 2019. Two sessions are available (Tuesday July 2nd – Friday July 12th & Monday July 15th – Friday July 26th). Students may register for one or both sessions for the summer. Interested parents can register online by following the link below and are encouraged to register as soon as possibleSummer School Programs (Gr. 6, 7, 8)

Final Pizza Day – A reminder that this Thursday will be our final Pizza Day for the year. Thank you to our parent volunteers for all your work this year!

Your Partners,

A. Gojmerac and V. Chininea

Upcoming Events:

Staff Appreciation Lunch
Jun 17 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Play Day – Non-uniform Day
Jun 18 all day
Gr. 8 Grad Mass – 9:00 am
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am
Kindergarten (SK) Graduation
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am
RAD Assembly
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm
Non-uniform Week
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all day
Gr. 8 Graduation @ St. Joseph Ukrainian Church Hall
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
Uniform Drop-Off for Swap-Please Updates for Times
Jun 25 all day
Uniform Drop-Off for Swap-Please Updates for Times
Jun 26 all day
Uniform Drop-Off for Swap-Please Updates for Times
Jun 27 all day
Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – June 17th – 21st