St. Matthew School
April 2021 newsletter
The Home Stretch
We can see the end is near! We have a lot to look forward to as we enter into the last month: Music concert, graduations, field day, talent show, and other surprises.
In this upcoming month of May, let's remember our mother, Mary. She is our protector, undoer of knots, and biggest supporter! Don't forget to go to her for all your troubles- she listens just like our mothers do. In May and June we celebrate our mothers and fathers. In these special celebrations we can remember to thank all you mothers and fathers for your jobs in educating your children in the faith. You are the first educators of the faith, and we are here to support you and continue that faith formation. We are so appreciative for all you do for your children.
Let's continue that great teamwork as we finish strong this year and into the future.
God's blessings to you all!
Class spotlight- Mrs. Bohaty- 1st grade
When students complete their assigned work, they read for pleasure! YEAH- we love reading! The Dog Man books are a BIG hit in first grade!
Small Group Math Instruction
Math instruction includes math games with in their groups.
Students use the ipads to complete activities that enrich what they are learning in their core subjects. This student is using See Saw for a language activity.
Student of the Month
Read a Thon
First Annual Read a Thon!
Thanks again for all your support! We were able to raise over $13,000!
Students above are showing off the new Smartboard touch screen display that we were able to purchase. Two of these were installed over Easter break. One resides in Mrs. Holdcroft's science/math room and the other is in Ms. Harper's 4th grade class. We will install the 3rd one in building 3 this summer!
St. Matthew Middle Schoolers, for the first time ever, participated in this year’s Book Battle, hosted by St. Vincent de Paul School. Book Battle gives students an opportunity to read 12 different literary works, while refining comprehension skills and learning the importance of teamwork in an academic and competitive setting. Our 8th grade team (Avery Murtaugh, Eli Mabbitt, Hunter Wynne, Brigid McFall) participated in 5 rounds of competition, and our 7th grade team (Gabe Weber, Lexi Martin, Ethan Mabbitt, Arnie Nash, Erin Cassoutt) was successful through 4 rounds. These teams represented St. Matthew very well. They worked hard, competed well and had great attitudes through the whole process.
Prayer partner egg hunt
Bringing back an annual tradition after a year off- EASTER EGG HUNT!
Students were on a mission to find their eggs and get their treat!
The Easter Bunny even made time for a visit! :)
Middle School Speech contest
Riley Oas, Isaac Bond, Brigid McFall, Sean Larson, Gabe Weber, and Avery Murtaugh.
1st Place- Emmy Toledo- Topic=
2nd Place- Caden Round- Topic=
3rd Place- Eli Mabbitt- Topic=
PE Exercise Videos
Above is the latest video they sent us letting us know how they have been doing since COVID. It is so fun to learn more about them and what our similarities are as Catholics in solidarity!
Internet Safety- Smart Gen Society
Any parent or grandparent interested in learning more can go to their website- https://www.smartgensociety.org/
or you can attend a FREE parent event on digital safety virtually on May 21 from 12-2.
Click here for the details.