St. Matthew School

December newsletter

Preparing for Jesus

Dear St. Matthew families and supporters,

In this season of Advent we prepared our hearts for our Savior. Every day we came to school we aimed to be like Christ, and bring His love to all.

May your families find joy in the birth of of Savior and remain open to His graces and blessings.

Merry Christmas!

Angie Palmer


Catchphrase of the Month

This month we reviewed and worked on all the catchphrases we have had so far:

  • We Need Each Other
  • Love at All Times
  • You First

Student of the Month

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Congratulations to Mallorie Larson in 6th grade for being our student of the month. You are a great leader and a hard worker. Thank you for living the Cardinal Way!

Classroom news- Kindergarten

Practicing our Faith

Students spent time with Jesus this month in a special way during adoration. Members of One Heart One Fire ministry came and led adoration adding different elements of prayer.

We worshipped by singing, in silence, using Lectio Divina, and also by using our body with actions to song.

Our time with Jesus is always special, but this day gave us new ways to prayer and adore Him.


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Our second graders received God's forgiving power through the sacrament of reconciliation. Congrats!

Christmas Concert

Mrs. Vann our music teacher along with Mrs. Wray our Art teacher, put together an amazing opportunity for our students to celebrate the season in song and with art.

Following the Gospel of Luke, the songs and stories unfolded telling the story of our Savior's birth. We ended with a manger scene completely decorated by our students (with the help of Mrs. Wray, our K-5 Art Teachers).

The air was bustling for love of the Lord this night, as we sang for joy for His Glory!

"It was the best Christmas concert St. Matthew has ever had!" was heard over and over by many people- parents, grandparents, parishioners, teachers, and more.

Thank you Mrs. Vann for allowing the spirit to guide you and lead us through a concert that will forever last in our memories.

Thank you Mrs. Wray for your efforts on the artwork. It was the perfect piece to bring it all together.

Thank you Mrs. Wendy Weber, our accompanist, for the extra time and effort to play for us the night of and during our rehearsals.

Christmas Spirit

Christmas Carol

The 7th graders participated in a Victorian after party celebrating Scrooge's change of heart after being visited by 3 ghosts. Students played the part of one of the characters from the book. There was lots of good old fashioned food, punch, and party games.

Gesture of Thanks

Representatives from St. Matthew School delivered hot chocolate to the construction workers on 36th street. We are thankful for their work and look forward to the road being completed (hopefully soon!)

Middle School Greek Olympics

6th and 7th graders participated in their annual Greek Olympics as a culminating activity for their Ancient Greece unit.

They competed in the javelin throw, discus throw, hulathon, and ended with a chariot race.

After a fierce "battle" the girls were victorious!

Save the Dates

Mardi Gras February 18, 2023

Catholic Schools Kick Off Mass- January 29, 2023 9:00

60th Anniversary Celebration/Parish Picnic- August 12, 2023

St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic School

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