St. Matthew Memo
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
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
BABYSITTING WILL BE AVAILABLE
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We Need Your Help
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.
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.
SAVE THE DATE
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)
Saint Paul High School
Greetings from St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol!
We would like to invite you and your child to visit us at some upcoming events!
--Be a Falcon for a Day - spend the day shadowing a St. Paul student to experience what a day is like at St. Paul. Meet our students, faculty and staff!
Sign up today at spchs.com/visitstpaul
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.