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Weekly update June 15th – 19th

Graduation – Class of 2020!
Congratulations to our Graduation Class of 2020! We look forward to our graduation events taking place this Friday, June 19th. This graduating class has contributed in many ways over the past several years to the life of St. Matthew School. We wish all our graduates continued success as they embrace their goals and aspirations – God Bless.
Parent Access to Student Belongings:
We have now confirmed that we will have our pick-up of student belongings event on Wednesday, June 24th. Due to public health and board protocols to prevent social gatherings, we are looking at a “curbside” pick-up model, where you will have an opportunity to gather your children’s belongings. Our pick-up event will be planned by family last name, and therefore you will only need to drive to the school once. We will be sending additional information home tomorrow or Tuesday, allowing you to select a specific time to pick up your child(ren)’s materials. Please ensure you review and follow the HCDSB Parent Protocol.
Re-opening of Churches in the Diocese of Hamilton:
In a recent announcement by the Premier of Ontario, it was decided that places of worship may reopen starting this week. Please see a Letter from His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, providing details about the re-opening of churches. Please continue to visit the St. Matthew Parish website for additional updates as the parish prepares to reopen.
HDSA’s Annual Walk for Down Syndrome!
HDSA’s Annual Halton Walk for Down Syndrome is going virtual on Saturday, June 20th, 2020! We encourage families, friends and community partners to walk with your immediate family members around your home, neighbourhood or yard to help raise money and awareness for Down syndrome. If you are interested in donating/participating, please click here.
2019-2020 Yearbooks – Open for Ordering!:
If you would still like to order a yearbook, you can now do so on our cash online system!

Math Challenge:
We thank all students who participated in our weekly math challenges for each division! Last week was our final week of challenges.
Congratulations to our final challenge winners!
Primary – Claire L. (Gr. 2); Junior – Neela M. (Gr. 6); Intermediate –


ISW June Uniform Sale:
Please see the notice from ISW to read more about their June sale:
ISW Uniforms_June Sale 2020
Summer School Programs (Grades 6, 7 & 8):
Summer school programs are being offered through a Distance Learning (e-learning) format for students who have just completed Grade 6, 7, and 8 as of June 2020.  The board will be offering Grade 6, 7 and 8 Literacy and Numeracy Programs. The programs will be offered in two sessions (two weeks/session – July 6-17 & July 20-31). All classes are now full. Please click HERE if you would like to be added to the wait list.
Photos from Edge Imaging:
The company has informed us that we have parents who still have photograph orders at their lab. If you have not yet received your order(s), please ensure you contact customer care at You will be given delivery options available to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email.

Moving? If you will be moving next year and your children will be attending another school, please let us know as soon as possible. (Please email Mrs. Trudell: Thank you.

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers,

Mr. Simon and Mr. Chininea

Elementary PrincipalWeekly update June 15th – 19th