St. Matthew School

March 2021 newsletter

2/3 done

And just like that, we are at the last 1/3 of the year. This month has been full of awards and recognitions, spiritual Lenten experiences, and growing in our faith.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our Read-a-Thon fundraiser. This was our first year doing this, and it was such a success. Our students logged over 68,500 minutes of reading and raised over $13,500! We are able to purchase two of our new Interactive White Boards that will be installed over Easter break! Thank you so much; we couldn't have done it without you!

Angie Palmer


Class spotlight- Ms. Handzlik--Third Grade

Student of the Month

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Showing his Cardinal Pride, Dorian Seki was chosen as this month's student of the month! Dorian is such a polite young man who works so hard, always gets his work done on time, and is respectful and a good friend to everyone! Congratulations, Dorian!

Stations of the Cross

Read a Thon

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First Annual Read a Thon!

Thanks again for all your support!

Donations accepted through April 7.

We have raised over $13,500 and read over 68,545 minutes. That is an amazing accomplishment in our first time with this fundraiser. What I love the most is how we came together to READ (so important)!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser. Since we raised enough funds, in April, we will be having 2 new Interactive Whiteboards installed. One will be in Mrs. Holdcroft's room, and the other will be in Ms. Harper's room. We will continue to add the new technology in other rooms as we raise more funds, and we get into next school year's budget. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Click here for our thank you video and showcase of our top readers!

Honor Roll

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Middle School Honors-

Yannis Eby

Eric Cassoutt

Brianna Gregg

Sean Larson

Arnie Nash

Lexi Martin

Gabe Weber

Francisco Rodriguez Avalos

Middle School High Honors-

Tory Adams

Charlie Barnes

Avery Murtaugh

Eli Mabbitt

Ethan Mabbitt

Brigid McFall

Emmy Toledo

Hunter Wynne

Serving Our Community

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5th graders took time out of their day to clean up our campus. What a great way to show care for our school and parish. Thank you!

St. Patrick's Day

First Communion

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Congratulations to 6th grader Isaac Bond for receiving his First Communion. We are so happy you were able to receive the body of Christ! Thank you to Deacon White and Isaac's parents for your help in preparing him for this sacrament.

Basketball season

Season highlights!

Even with Covid, we had a successful season. There were a total of eight basketball teams this season.

8th grade boys were undefeated this season in CYO league and in the tournament. They have had four undefeated seasons over their career at St. Matthew and were CYO league champs six times. That is unbelievable!

7th grade boys played in the CYO league.

6th grade girls were runners up in the CYO league.

5th grade boys played in both CYO and PAL leagues.

4th grade girls took 1st place in league and runners up in the CYO tournament.

4th grade boys were runners up in the CYO tournament.

2nd grade boys didn’t place because they don’t keep score at that age. They progressed through out the season. They played in the CYO league.

K/1 do not keep score at that age either. They played in the CYO League and learned a lot this season.

Way to go Cardinals!

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

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District winners

The following students represented St. Matthew at the Regional level Free Throw Contest at Gross high school on March 28.

Angeth Malwal Girls 9

Jake Hynes Boys 10

Brianna Gregg Girls 12

Eli Mabbitt Boys 14

Congratulations to Jake Hynes and Brianna Gregg who won the Regional level and will be going on to the State competition!

Way to go Cardinals!

Knights of Columbus Art Contest

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Culture of Life Contest

Several of our parish school students participated in the Knights of Columbus Art contest. The following students were chosen to go on to the next level! Nice work!

6th graders-

Samantha Hynes

Emmy Toledo

Grace Veik

5th grader-

Ally Martin


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WE DID IT! Thank you all Liferunners for making it to the finish line. We raised enough money to purchase the Padre Pio stained glass window in our church! We are excited to see it installed very soon!

It was a great team effort. Padre Pio- PRAY FOR US.

Alumni Corner

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Annie Sullivan (St. Matthew Class of 2012) came to visit our students. She is an illustrator of children's books. In her visit, she discussed her job and what it took to get there. We are so proud of her accomplishments and for sharing her time with her alma mater.

Seder Meal

Deacon Mark White prepared a traditional Jewish Seder meal for our 6th-8th graders. The students learned the history and sacredness of this meal and how it connects to our faith as Christians. This real-life experience will be one they will remember for a long time!