St. Matthew School
December 2021 newsletter
For unto us a child is born!
Dear St. Matthew families and supporters,
This season of advent I am feeling beyond blessed for our community and all the wonderful people that make it work. Please know that everyone's time and efforts that go into making this community great does not go unnoticed. As I look around the halls and classrooms every day, I see so much excitement, learning, and love for each other. The things we do here goes beyond academics and faith- it's about community. Below you will see all the things we did this month to show our sense of community through our academic activities, faith activities, and just-because activities. All of these make us who we are!
It is my hope for everyone to take some time this Christmas to remember the simple things, embrace in God's love, and enjoy the company of your loved ones.
You and your loved ones will all be in my prayers this holiday and always.
Student of the Month
Classroom Spotlight- 6th grade
Sixth graders were running tests on different powders to determine what they were.
They have been studying the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia and the many important contributions Sumerians developed. Students were able to write Cuneiform onto their own clay tablets as well as design Ziggurats and take part in a marble run challenge.
In art class sixth grade has been learning about color theory. For this project, students demonstrated their knowledge of color mixing and schemes by creating a personal color scheme painting.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
We love being able to honor Mary in such a special way.
Field Trip to the Orpheum
Wrap a Desk
Student Council held a fundraiser to support a family in need this Christmas. For $1 our students could have their desk "wrapped". There were also bows added to their desk for each extra dollar that was brought in.
Wrap a Desk
On Friday after school, student council went to work wrapping desks so they were ready for students on Monday.
On Monday, students came to their room with beautifully decorated desks just in time for the holiday season!
Wrap a Desk
Wrap a Desk
For $1, students could dress in festive attire the week of Dec. 13. Money raised will support our adopted family.
6th graders wearing their Christmas attire and accessories!
Mrs. Price's 7th graders participated in their own version of Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol. Each student played a role in the story.
Noel, the School Elf
Our Elf wrote special Christmas notes on each of the bananas in our lunches.
Traditional party games and snacks. Couple that with pajama day- sounds about perfect.
Everyone loves some Christmas games! Thanks to our room parents for their help coordinating this special occasion.
All in Christ! For Pro-Life!
Each student had a certain character that they got to be, and they acted out the story with so much animation. You all did a great job!
Spending our Monthly Time with Jesus in Adoration
Not only did we have singing, we had our band play and some of our classes even got to use boom whackers to add to the performance.
A big thank you to Mr. Leeka for all his efforts preparing our students for this evening of music.
Support the School
Year End Gifts
- The adjusted gross income (AGI) for cash contributions was increased for individual donors. For cash contributions made in 2021, you can now elect to deduct up to 100% of your AGI (increased from 60%).
- The AGI limit for cash contributions was also increased for corporate donors. Corporations can now deduct up to 25% of taxable income (increased from 10%)
- The CARES act extended and additional, "above the line" deduction for charitable gifts made in cash of up to $300 for taxpayers filing single/separately, $600 if you are married filing jointly. If you are not itemizing on your 2021 taxes, you can claim this deduction.
We just wanted to mention this in case someone was needing to donate some end of year contributions for their tax purposes.
Link below can be used to pay through Pay Pal. When you pay, please add in the "notes" that it is for the "School Donation."