St. Matthew School

October 2022 newsletter

Respect Life Month and the Month of the Rosary

Dear St. Matthew families and supporters,

What a great month October is. We get to celebrate the rosary, as well as praying for all to respect life, and even celebrate the feast of St. Pope John Paul II.

We kicked off the month with a whole school Life Runner huddle after the first Wednesday mass, and continued our prayers for life throughout the month.

The second week of the month, we prayed one decade of the rosary a day as a school. Our teachers also used class time in their rooms to learn more about the rosary and some even made their own rosaries. We hope that by learning and reflecting on the life of Jesus through the rosary, that we come to know him more.

The third week we prayed prayers to protect life.

The last week we continued our focus on our monthly theme, "Love At All Times".

We will continue to keep all of you in our daily prayers. God Bless.

Angie Palmer


Catchphrase of the Month

Love One Another

Our theme this month revolved around two bible verses
  • A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17
  • Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions." 1 John 3:18

We did several activities and crafts, which helped us remember to love each other.

Student of the Month

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Congratulations to Brayden Crampton for being our student of the month. Brayden is a respectful, hard-working 7th grader who is friends to everyone. We are proud of you!

Classroom news- 5th grade

Bring Your Bible to School Day

Focus on the Family held its annual "Bring your bible to school day" on Oct 6. The idea was for students all over the world to have the courage and tools to bring their bible with them to school. Fortunately, we don't need to be fearful to bring our bible to school every day if we wanted to.

We participated this year for the first time, as a way to continue learning through the gospels. Some teachers even took it steps further and did bible related activities with their students including kindergarten who memorized John 3:16 (and even had t shirts made).

Living our Faith

We spent some time with Jesus in adoration on October 17. We reflected on Matthew 22:34-40 the Greatest Command, and how much God loves us, and how we share it with others.

The Month of the Rosary

Students prayed the rosary throughout the month and made rosaries with their prayer partners. We focused on the Glorious Mysteries as a school.

Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge

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Two of our students made it through the district level and are going on to the State competition-5th graders Harrison McMillan and Sofia Hernandez!

Way to Go!

Fall Harvest Carnival

After a two year hiatus, the PTO brought back the fall harvest party and carnival.

Students had a blast playing carnival games, dancing the night away with the DJ, and being around friends!

A huge thank you to Cecile Black and all her volunteers to putting this on. We know it took the effort of so many to happen! THANK YOU!

Dia de los Muertos

Students in K-5 art and Spanish learned about the custom of Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos). They completed art projects in correlation and learned more of the traditions in Spanish class. As a culminating activity, they watched The Book of Life.

STAR of the day

Mardi Gras 2022 STAR of the day winner was Brigid McFall. Brigid got spoiled throughout the day starting with a manicure, getting to pick a friend to go to lunch at Chick-fil-A, and other treats and privileges. Don't forget to bid on this item this year at Mardi Gras 2023 for a chance for your child to be STAR of the day!

Red Ribbon Week

Oct 24-27 we celebrated Red Ribbon Week talking to the students about the importance of being drug free. The theme this year is "Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free."

We had different themed days:

Monday- I'm Crazy About Being Drug Free- Crazy hat/crazy sock day

Tuesday- Team Up Against Drugs- Team jersey day

Wednesday- Tune out Drugs- Music party during lunch

Thursday- Scare Drugs Away- Halloween Costumes

Each student signed a pledge to Live Life Drug Free and put into a collage (see middle image).

8th grade Science

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Special guest and parishioner, Dick Lewis, came to share his knowledge of geology with our 8th graders. He is a great source of knowledge and we appreciate him taking the time to come teach our students with a hands on presentation.

Sharing our Journeys

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New this year, we are teaming up with our parishioners to learn about faith journeys. We started with Deacon Mark White. He shared with us three major points in his life where he felt God's presence and how that helped shape his faith to this day.

We look forward to a new parishioner each month sharing their story so we can learn that each of us has a story, each of our paths are different, but still aiming for the same end goal- heaven.


Updates from Sue Mailhot- Volleyball commissioner

Halloween Celebration

The annual Halloween parade kicked off the festivities! Later each classroom had their own party with games and refreshments. Our staff even joined in on the costumes as 101 Dalmatians!

Save the Dates

Trivia Night- November 5 6:00- Register here

Craft Show- November 12

Mardi Gras February 18, 2023

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