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Weekly Update – Jan. 27th – 31st

International Holocaust Memorial Day:

Tomorrow, Monday, January 27th, the St. Matthew School Community, together with our HCDSB, will recognize and participate in the International Holocaust Memorial Day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. Through prayer and activities we aim to raise awareness and explore the voice and perspectives of Holocaust survivors.  Grade 8 leaders will also continue this recognition at this week’s RAD assembly.

Bell Let’s Talk Day:

Mental health affects all of us. This Wednesday, January 29th, we invite every member of St. Matthew school community to join the conversation towards improving access to mental health care, supports and services for people in Canada. Let’s continue to work together to end the stigma and promote positive mental health and well-being for all!

Reminder – Term 2 Pizza Day Orders:

Our cash online system is now open for Term 2 pizza orders. Please see below for important timelines. If you have any questions regarding pizza orders, please contact us in the office.

  • Term 2 Pizza Day orders are due: TODAY (January 26th – closes at midnight)
  • Term 1 Pizza Days End: Thursday, February 6th 
  • Term 2 Pizza Days Begin: Thursday, February 13th 

Toronto Marlies Game: 

As we communicated last week, we have an opportunity to attend a Toronto Marlies Game (Maple Leafs AHL affiliate team) on Friday, March 6th, where our school choir members will sing O’Canada! Please see click here to view the flyer, which includes all details. The cash online system has been activated to purchase tickets and will remain open until today, Sunday, January 26th. Please ensure you purchase all tickets under the name of only one of your children. This will help when delivering tickets to families prior to the game.

NEW Kindergarten Registration:

Parents still looking to register their children for the Kindergarten Program are asked to first register ONLINE and complete the Kindergarten Questionnaire. Parents must then bring their documentation, which includes Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate and proof of address, into the school to complete the registration process. Our parent information night will take place on April 21st, at 6:30 pm. Please click here for more information and links to register: Kindergarten Registration Information (September 2020)

Family Skate – Save the Date:

We will be having our annual family skating event on the afternoon of Sunday, February 23rd at Glen Abbey Arena (blue rink). More information to follow…please save the date!

STA March Break Basketball Camp – If you are interested in possibly attending, please click on the attachment to read more: 2020 STA Raiders Basketball Camp

PA Day Friday – A reminder to all that this Friday, January 31st is a PA Day and there will be no school for our students.

Have a great week!

Your Partners,

M. Simon and V. Chininea

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