St. Matthew School
August 2022 newsletter
A new year!
Dear St. Matthew families and supporters,
Welcome back to a new school year! We are pleased to welcome 184 students to our school. That is the highest enrollment in over 10 years. God is good! We are pleased to have so many supportive families
We've started some new initiatives including Friendzy our bible-based Social Emotional Learning program. This supports our framework for PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) by connecting our interactions with each other, friendships, and our own feelings and well-being. Along with this we are working on being relational to each other- building relationships of trust and teamwork.
We will continue to share our monthly accomplishments and news with you and appreciate your support.
Student of the Month
Welcome back to All School Masses
August 31 our Pre-K students joined us for the first time and sat with their prayer partner classes: Mrs. White's class is paired with our 8th graders and Mrs. Songcuan/Bohaty's class is paired with 5th grade. Our 8th graders did a great job of serving mass and reading.
Welcome New Teachers
Mrs. Cindy Vann
Mrs. Vann will be teaching PK-8th grade music.
Mr. Dylan Rosse
Mr. Rosse will be teaching PK-8th grade PE.
Mrs. Crystal Wray
Mrs. Wray will be teaching K-5 Art
Teachers Serving Others
Mrs. Holdcroft then delivered the lunches to The Open Door Mission for them to distribute to the community. It is amazing what you can do when you work together!
Thanks to a grant, we were able to replace the front sidewalk. Pictures before construction.
Photo after construction.
Thanks to all our Mardi Gras supporters. Our Mardi Gras profits were used to update the sidewalk and retaining wall in front of the main entrance.
For years the drainage outside of Building 2 was not working causing large water backup after every rain. Thanks for our maintenance staff and parishioners' volunteer help, we have made a huge improvement on this problem.
Library Learning Lab
Our students are enjoying the updates to the library in its new home in building 1.
Science Lab Renovation
Mardi Gras Fund an Item updated the Science and Library. Thanks also to KC Petersen Construction for their donation of time and materials to complete the renovation.
Library Learning Lab
PK now has Smartboards and are loving it!
Now that PK has Smartboards thanks to the CARES EANS II money, all our classrooms are equipped!
Even our gym/music/stage area now has a Smartboard!
Back to School Pool Party
Save the Dates
Trivia Night- November 5 6:00
Craft Show- November 12
Mardi Gras February 18, 2023
Updates from our first weekend of games
The 6th Grade girls went three sets with St Margaret Mary. We stayed with St MM in the first set, only losing 19-25. We started a comeback with a 5 point serving run by #15, but it wasn’t quite enough. But in the 2nd set, #21 went on an 8 point serving spree, which gave us a 25-21 win. Every player scored at least one point in the 2nd set. We had some awesome passing by players, who do not always believe in themselve. But everyone played awesome!! We needed to serve a little stronger in the third set, but what an exciting match it was.
7th grade Coaches Jen and Jeremiah had this to say about the 7th grade team: ‘Great start to the season! Lots of nerves in the first game, but awesome to see progress. The girls are working hard at staying in system. Proud of them. Go Cardinals!!’ The Cardinals played OLL Panthers, losing in 2 sets. But we know there are plenty of wins out there. Next time is our time!