St. Matthew School

February 2022 newsletter

Celebrating US!

Dear St. Matthew families and supporters,

February was a month of celebration! We started the month off by celebrating Catholic Schools week, and ended the month celebrating Mardi Gras- our school and parish fundraiser. This community was out in full force supporting each other.

Our students enjoyed each other's company in many school celebrations. Our parents enjoyed coming together at our school picnic. Our parishioners and school parents came together for the cause on Mardi Gras for a night of fun!

We are blessed to have been able to get together and enjoy each other's company and celebrate our amazing community!

Thanks to everyone who made our events possible- Catholic Schools week planning committee, PTO, and our Mardi Gras committees.

Angie Palmer


Student of the Month

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Congratulations to Zoey Oas who was chosen as our February student of the month. Zoey is a very hard working and responsible 5th grader. She is kind to others and a great example to her peers. Way to go Zoey!

Classroom Spotlight-2nd grade

Catholic Schools Week

Food Drive

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Our parish and school came together for a canned food drive.

Parish pound total- 862

School pound total- 1064

Total pounds- 1926

We are serving our mission by helping our community in need. The Bellevue Food Bank thanks all of you for your support!

STAR testing- Reading and Math

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Three times a year our students, along with the other Catholic Schools across the diocese, take the STAR test to gauge our progress in reading and math.

The numbers above show the class average growth our students have made from Fall to Winter. We are so proud of our students and teachers for working so hard.

100 Days of School

February 10 marked our 100th day of school! Our kindergarten class celebrated by dressing as their 100 year old self or dressed with 100 items on them. Throughout the day they practiced counting 100 items and doing things with 100's charts and other 100 themed projects.

SMART boards

Thanks to the EANS (Covid relief money for education), we were able to purchase new SMARTboards for all our classrooms in grades K-8. One teacher's words were, "This is game-changing". Another teacher said, "I can do so many things that I've been waiting to do for so long!"

We have been waiting for these since July. The wait is finally over. Our students and teachers will definitely benefit from this technology as it will allow so many more opportunities to display learning tools and allow for more interactive activities.

TWO's Day

Feb. 22 was a historical event. Two- Two Two- Twenty Two AND it fell on a TUESDAY.

Students wore tutus to commemorate the day, some did activities related to "two". Our second graders had an even bigger reason to celebrate, since they are in grade TWO!

At 2:22 we stopped and had a short dance party.

Mardi Gras

What an amazing night that benefitted our school and parish. Mardi Gras 2022 was a HUGE success!

Our chairs- Diann Rausch, Joann Price, Ali Dibelka, and Missy McCool coordinated the event with Angelica McFall, Ashley Wynne, and Shannon Abboud as Vice-Chairs. Behind them were many volunteers including the Barnes family who did all the decorations.

The proceeds of this event will go to: supporting the school budget to alleviate some of the parish subsidy; supporting the school endowment; covering expenses for capital improvements on our aging facility; and helping increase teacher salaries.

We were so blessed to see 340+ people there supporting the cause. Thank you to everyone for supporting the event. The future looks bright for next year's event as Tom and Angelica McFall and Joe and Ashley Wynne co-chair.

See you next February!

Check out our video featuring the STARS of St. Matthew!

St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic School

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