St. Matthew School
November 2022 newsletter
Putting Others First
Dear St. Matthew families and supporters,
Our monthly theme was "You First" putting other's needs before our own.
We prayed for our seminarians and for vocations during the first week- Vocations Awareness Week.
We helped one of our own families that suffered a house fire.
We prayed for the intercession of St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Albert the Great, saints to be with us on our journey.
Thinking of others first is a great way to be like Christ.
Catchphrase of the Month
- Matthew 20:16- So the last will be first, and the first will be last.
- Philipians 2:2-5- Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don't be selfish; Don't try to impress others as better than yourselves. Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
We did several activities and crafts, which helped us remember to put others first.
Student of the Month
Classroom news- 3rd grade
We are learning about present and past participle verbs so we can become better writers.
Thank you to the Kiwanis Club that provided each of us with a dictionary. This is a skill we definitely don't use every day, but will come in handy!
We are working our way through our math skills currently learning division!
Living our Faith
Welcome to the Faith
Middle School Honor Roll
High Honors- All A's
Honors- All A's and B's
Behaviors for honors need to have no office referrals or major discipline issues.
6th grade Honors-
7th grade Honors-
8th grade Honors-
6th High Honors-
7th grade High Honors-
8th grade High Honors-
Parents, grandparents, and friends gathered to spend simple time together.
Thanks to our PTO for coordinating and for your help.
Sharing our Journeys
This month's sharing our faith story came from Deacon Tim Koziel. He talked to our students this month about his faith and shared with them his "God box" that is used for prayer intentions. We are thankful for his time and for being a great witness of faith.
Thanksgiving Reader's Theater
The public schools test students in 3-8th grade and use the NCSCA as their summative assessment. We use the STAR test. While the testing is not exactly the same, they are still both connected to performance based off the state standards.
The tests look for proficiency of those standards in the areas of Reading and Math. The results above show the percentage of students that are at or above proficiency.
While this is not completely 100% apples to apples comparison, it does give us a good picture of the great things being done at St. Matthew.
A big thank you to all our parents for their support at home and to our teachers and paras who work tirelessly every day to help our students grow! It surely shows!
Save the Dates
All School Christmas Music Program December 6th at 6:30
Mardi Gras February 18, 2023