St. Matthew School and Child Care Ministry Parent Newsletter October 18, 2019
REPORT CARDS Report cards for the 1st Grading Period were sent home today. Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and achievement during the first nine weeks of school! We are so proud of you! Special congratulations to all those students receiving the Blue & White Effort Award (all 4s and 5s in the attribute section of their report card) and to all 4th and 5th graders receiving Honor Roll and High Honor Roll! Keep up the great work!
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES Parent-Teacher conferences will be held this Thursday, October 24th. You can schedule your conference time through Sycamore. Simply go to our Sycamore site on your computer or use the browser on your phone. You cannot schedule your conference time using the Sycamore app. If you have questions or need help, please contact the school office at 812-838-3621.
ACCREDITATION SURVEY As part of the ongoing improvement process for the schools in the Diocese of Evansville, all parents are asked to participate in an online survey. A letter from our superintendent, Dr. Daryl Hagan, contains more information about the survey as well as the link to the survey. The deadline to complete the survey is October 31st. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Wannemuehler.
CHARACTER COUNTS WEEK This coming week, October 21-25, we will celebrate National Character Counts Week. There are six character traits or pillars that we focus on, and each trait has a corresponding color. The students may wear a specific color shirt with dress code bottoms to match the “trait of the day.”
Monday, October 21—Respect (Yellow) Tuesday, October 22—Responsibility (Green) Wednesday, October 23—Fairness (Orange) or Citizenship (Purple) Thursday, October 24—Caring (Red) Friday, October 25—Trustworthiness (Blue with jeans for Spirit Day)
PTO RUMMAGE SALE The fall PTO Rummage Sale is next Saturday, October 26th. We still need volunteers to help with set up on Friday, October 25th and the sale on Saturday, October 26th. Thank you to those who have already signed up to help! If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Blackburn.
HALLOWEEN CUSTUME PARADE AND PARTY On Thursday, October 31, we will celebrate Halloween. The students may bring a costume to change into after lunch. (No scary or gory costumes and no weapons.) The costume parade will begin at 12:30 in the gym. The students will then trick-or-treat through the halls and play games. Contact your child’s teacher or room mother for more information.
ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL YEARBOOK St. Matthew School is excited to announce that we will be selling school yearbooks this year! In today’s Friday Folder, you will find a yearbook order form which includes instructions on how you can order your book online (all sales will be done online, please do not send money to school). The yearbooks cost $15 each with 10% off if you order this month! In addition to upgrading your book to a hardcover if you choose, you will also be able to customize pages to include more photos of your child! If you have any questions please feel free to contact Courtney York for more information.
SHOP WITH SCRIP Remember to purchase Scrip cards in advance or use the ScripWallet online to pay for your purchases when you are shopping, going out to eat, or filling up at the gas station. St. Matthew School receives a percentage of the value of the card. This is a super-easy way to raise a lot of money for our school! See the flyer in today’s Friday Folder for more information.
PE SHIRTS The 4th and 5th grade students change clothes for PE. If you would like to purchase a St. Matthew PE t-shirt, please see the order form that was sent home in today’s Friday Folder. Orders are due by Monday, October 28.
RED RIBBON WEEK We will celebrate National Red Ribbon Week October 28-November 1. The Student Council has chosen special themes and dress for each day. Students who do not want to participate may wear their regular dress code clothes.
Monday, October 28—Sleep Tight, Don’t Let the Drugs Bite (Pajama Day) Tuesday, October 29—Be a Hero—Say “NO” to Drugs (Superhero Day) Wednesday, October 30—Don’t Let Drugs Mess with Your Future (Career Day) Thursday, October 31—Team Up Against Drugs (Team/Sport Day) Friday, November 1—Go Red for Red Ribbon Week (Red Polo for Mass)
DRESS CODE CHANGES With the start of the 2nd grading period, there is a seasonal change in the dress code. The students may not wear shorts or Capris pants during the 2nd and 3rd grading periods.
Monday, October 21 Hot Dog on WG Bun OR Chef Salad with Breadstick, Potato Wedges, Baby Carrots with Ranch, Diced Pears and Milk
Tuesday, October 22 Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla OR Chef Salad with Pretzels, BBQ Baked Beans, Peas, Bananas and Milk
Wednesday, October 23 BBQ Meatballs with Breadstick OR Chef Salad with Breadstick, Steamed Broccoli, California Blend, Raisins and Milk
Thursday, October 24 Chili with 1/2 Grilled Cheese OR Chef Salad with Breadstick, Baby Carrots with Ranch, Corn, Diced Peaches and Milk
Friday, October 25 Rummage Sale Setup (Students will eat in Classroom) Bosco Sticks OR Chef Salad with Pretzels, Cherry Tomatoes, Celery, Fresh Grapes and Milk