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March 6-10

Our Week

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We had a great week last week. It was great being able to meet with parents throughout the week and touch base on students progress as we begin the third trimester. We are excited for the great week ahead!


March 13 - Open School Council Meeting 6:00pm

March 17 - 9:30 Mass - Grade 6 Prepares

March 17 - St. Patrick Dress Down Day

March 20 - Spring Picture Day

March 20 - FACS Scholarship is Due

March 24 - No School - Faculty Faith Formation

March 28 - Living Stations

Bunny Breakfast

We are excited to be hosting our Easter Bunny Breakfast on April 2 from 9:00 - 11:30. Come and join us for fun, food and maybe even an appearance from the Easter Bunny!! Save the date and be on the look out for sign up forms to come home via folders this week.

Hot Lunch Update

The snow day lunch for February 28th will be served on Tuesday, March 14th for those who have previously ordered.

The March 14th meal is cheeseburger or hamburger; macaroni and cheese was listed in error. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Picture Day

Spring Pictures

Lifetouch will be taking individual pictures on March 20 during the school day. This will be a dress down day so students may wear their own clothes for pictures. Parents will have the option to purchase picture packages if they choose.


FACS Scholarship

FACS Scholarship paperwork went home last week. Scholarship paperwork is due March 20 to the office so we can fill out our part of the application.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship

The Bristol Palos Council #35 is offering a $500.00 scholarship to a St. Joseph and St. Matthew applicant. The application and requirements can be found below. Deadline is April 21, 2023

Social Media

Social Media is a world that is forever changing and we are continually learning to navigate. We have decided to pause our posts and activity on Instagram for a short while as we found some activity on our page that goes against our School Core Values and Catholic beliefs. We continue to monitor the activity on our page and report anything we see.

We have taken all the necessary steps in securing our Instagram account while we continue to monitor all activity. While we are confident that the activity did not come from within our school community, it serves as a reminder that students and adults alike, can all benefit from a conversation about being safe on the internet. To that extent we have reached out to Scott Driscoll, a speaker on internet safety.

We are excited to welcome Mr. Driscoll to St. Matthew on April 17. Students in grades 4-8 will hear a presentation during school hours while parents are invited and encouraged to attend that evening (at 6:00pm) to also hear the information shared by Mr. Driscoll. We hope to see many of you there.

Open Budget Meeting

The School Council, formally known as the School Board, would like to invite parents to an open School Council meeting on March 13 at 6:00pm to learn more about our budget process. Our School Council Chair will be presenting information on what makes up our budget and where our expenses lie.


Thank you to our Alumni for agreeing to come so we are able to offer babysitting for our families. With this addition, babysitting will be offered in the library and the School Council meeting will take place in the Gymnasium.

Family Movie Night

St. Paul Catholic High School is sponsoring a Family Movie Night for both St. Joseph and St. Matthew School. We are excited to partake in this fun family activity on April 21. While we don not know the title, we do know it will be a PG movie!



The President directs and leads the HSA in accordance with its established goals and policies. They will oversee the HSA Board and ensures the HSA activities have the resources and tools necessary to run smoothly. They conduct the monthly board meetings and several general meetings throughout the year, as well as hold informal gatherings and opportunities for parents to provide input. The President also meets with school administration on a regular basis to stay in touch with school happenings and needs. They need not be the chairperson of any committee unless another chairperson cannot attend.

Scrip is Back

Our Scrip Coordinator is excited to announce that our first week of Scrip sales brought in $100 for our school! Thank you to everyone for your support!

Here is what you should know:

What is Scrip/RaiseRight?

Scrip is a fundraising program through which families and friends of

students and staff can purchase either physical gift cards or e-gift cards.

Who benefits from the proceeds?

The money raised from gift card sales goes to the school, but this amount

is taken off of your annual fundraising assessment.

How much money comes back to the school?

This varies depending on which gift cards you purchase. Some have

proceeds of 2% while others have proceeds of 15%.

What kind of gift cards are available?

The best way to see which gift cards are available is to look on the

RaiseRight website or even easier, the app! Gift cards include grocery

stores, coffee shops, restaurants, retail stores, movies, and more!

How do I purchase gift cards?

E-gift cards purchased online/through the app are immediately available to

you via email or your RaiseRight Wallet tab. This is perfect for when you’re

waiting in line at Dunkin’ or doing some online shopping. Check your total

and order a card for that amount!

Physical gift cards can be purchased through the app or with the paper

order sent home with your child. We will keep an inventory of certain gift

cards which are listed on the front of the order form. These inventory cards

will be sent home with your child within 48 hours of receipt of the order.

Novelty cards located on the back of the order form or and physical gift

cards ordered online/app will be ordered the last Friday of each month and

sent home later the following week.


Email the Scrip Team at


We Need Your Help

We are very excited to announce that we have a committee who has graciously volunteered to chair our 2023 St. Matthew Auction. The committee is in need of help and we are looking for a support from our St. Matt families. Please let Dr. Plasky, at, know if you are interested in helping in one of these categories.


Do you or a family member own a business that may be willing to donate to our Auction? We are looking for 3 to 4 families to volunteer to secure donations for our silent auction. Every donation contributes to the success of our Auction. These can be anything from gift certificates to items donated from various businesses.

Data Entry

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for Data Entry! We are looking for help with Donations and Advertisement.


Do you know of a company that would want to place an advertisement to be placed in our Auction Book? We are looking for 3-4 people to help secure ads to be placed in our Auction Book.


Planning Ahead

Some dates and times may have changed from the Tentative Calendar that was sent at the beginning of the year. In an effort to plan ahead, here are some highlights of upcoming events at St. Matthew School.

April 2 - Bunny Breakfast

April 17 - Internet Safety Parent Presentation 6:00pm
April 21 - Family Movie Night at St. Paul

April 24 - May 12 - MAP Testing

April 29 - Reconciliation

May 6 - First Communion

May 8 - May Crowning @ 9:30am

May 11 - Spring Concert @ 1:00pm

May 20 - Auction (Volunteers Needed)

Sept. 21 - Golf Tournament (Volunteers Needed)

Highschool News

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We would like to invite you and your child to visit us at some upcoming events!

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St. Matthew School guides students’ hearts, minds, and souls to live as Jesus did. In the tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary we encourage students to be people of faith, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners.