St. Matthew School

September 2022 newsletter

Happy Fall!

Dear St. Matthew families and supporters,

The fall weather is upon us. We are enjoying our time together every day.

This month we prayed the St. Therese of Lisieux novena in hopes that the Little Flower will answer some of our prayers. She is known for promising to spend her time in heaven doing good on earth.

Next month is Respect Life month and also the month of the rosary. We plan on spending time in prayer for life, holding an all school Liferunner huddle, and doing rosary activities. We will highlight those in our October newsletter.

Until then, may Jesus's love fill all your hearts and keep you safe.

Angie Palmer


Catchphrase of the Month

We Need Each Other

Our theme this month revolved around 2 bible verses.

  • "The Lord God said, 'It is not good for man to be alone." Genesis 2:18
  • "Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up!" 1 Thessalonians 5:11

We did several activities, crafts, and helped bring each other up- not tear each other down.

Student of the Month

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Congratulations to Wyatt Cordes in 1st grade for being our student of the month. Wyatt shows respect and kindness every day. He is helpful on the playground and in the classroom. We are proud of you!

Classroom news- Pre-Kindergarten

Living our Faith

We spent some time with Jesus in adoration on September 12. Learning how to talk with God as our friend is one of our goals. Forming that relationship is key to lifelong faith.

Fun Run

We held our 2nd annual PTO Fun Run. Each student ran at least 30 laps raising over $14,000. Thank you so much for your generous support!

Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge

Some of our 4th-8th graders competed in the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge.

Winners for each age group were:


Ailyn Toledo- 9 year old

Edith Lopez-Lopez- 10 year old

Sofia Hernandez- 11 year old

Izabella Ayala- 12 year old

Brigid McFall- 13 year old

Tory Adams- 14 year old


Nolan Vaughn 10 year old

Harrison McMillan- 11 year old

Ely Weber- 12 year old

Charlie Barnes- 13 year old

Brayden Mauro- 14 year old

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Serving Others

Our parish and school helped collect canned food for our food pantry to serve those in need.

The parish collected 1502 pounds of food.

The parish school collected 1019 pounds of food.

TOTAL- 2,521 pounds total.

Thanks so much for everyone's support!

Grandparents Day

We had a fabulous morning with our Grandparents on Sept 21. It was also the feast of our patron saint, St. Matthew.

It was an extra special day for Jake Hamm, one of our 4th graders, who was baptized on this day.

Field Trips

All our K-8th graders went on field trips this month.

We started with our 6th-8th graders going to Camp Kitaki for outdoor education. They did many activities including ziplining, making skits at the campfire, and canoeing.

Next our K-2nd graders went to Vala's pumpkin patch for some outdoor fall fun.

Finally the 3rd-5th graders went to Ft. Atkinson to learn more about early Nebraska history.


Updates from Sue Mailhot- Volleyball commissioner

The St Matthew volleyball teams have been having a great season. The season is about halfway over and we are having fun! The teams play about once a week and practice a couple of days more. The season wraps up about the middle of October.

Save the Dates

Trivia Night- November 5 6:00

Craft Show- November 12

Mardi Gras February 18, 2023

St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic School

Spreading the Gospel and Forming Disciples through our Community, Outreach, and Educational Excellence.