St. Matthew School and Child Care Ministry Parent Newsletter October 20, 2017
FALL BREAK This Monday, October 23rd is our Fall Break. St. Matthew School and Child Care Ministry will not be in session. We hope you have a relaxing, fun-filled three day weekend!
PRAYERS FOR THE RANDY SIMON FAMILY St. Matthew School lost a beloved friend and supporter this week. Randy Simon passed away from cancer. His funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Visitation is today from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Schneider Funeral Home. Please keep Randy and Nancy in your prayers. God bless you, Randy. We love you.
REPORT CARDS Your child received his/her report card for the 1st grading period today. Please sign and return the report card by next Friday.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 26th. This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. If you are unable to attend at the time assigned to you, please contact the office, and we will schedule an alternate time.
PARENT SURVEY St. Matthew School, along with the other Catholic schools in the Diocese of Evansville, is asking its parents to participate in an online survey this month. This survey is part of our continuous improvement plan and AdvancEd accreditation. The survey will be online from October 13-28. If you do not have internet access at home, you may take the survey here at school. We appreciate your feedback. The letter from Dr. Hagan, Superintendent, containing the survey link was sent home last Friday, but it can also be found on Sycamore.
RED RIBBON WEEK Next week, we celebrate National Red Ribbon Week. The Student Council has chosen several themes with special dress days and activities as part of our weeklong celebration. Tuesday—“Drugs Won’t Ruin Our Dreams”—Pajama Day—Students may wear pajamas, slippers, and robes. Please bring tennis shoes for recess and P.E. Wednesday—Red Shirt Day—Students may wear a red shirt with jeans or dress code bottoms Thursday—“You Won’t See Us Doing Drugs”—Camo Day—Students may wear camouflage shirts and pants or camouflage shirts with jeans. Friday—“We Won’t Let Drugs Ruin Our Future”—Future Day—Students may dress like what they want to be when they grow up.
MATER DEI OPEN HOUSE Mater Dei High School is having its annual Open House on Thursday, October 26th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
HALLOWEEN Halloween is almost here! We want to thank the PTO for planning our K-5 party this year. Because we have such a full schedule for the day, the K-5 students may wear their costumes to school and keep them on all day this year. NOTE: No weapons, full-head rubber masks, or scary/gory costumes are allowed. Also, if your child rides the bus, he/she is not allowed to wear the costume on the bus. The costume parade will begin at noon with games and activities to follow throughout the afternoon.
150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION This year marks the 150th anniversary of St. Matthew School! We will have a special celebration on Sunday, November 12th. We will begin in church with Mass at 10:00 a.m. Then we will have refreshments and an open house in the school until 2:00 p.m. Former students and alumni are invited to send us photographs and memorabilia from their years at St. Matthew School so that we can display them during the celebration. We want to invite our current students to celebrate with us as well. If your child is able to participate in the Mass (read, sing, greet, etc.), please return the form in today’s Friday Folder by Wednesday, October 25th so we can begin practicing with the children. We look forward to celebrating this very special milestone with you!
MISS WANNEMUEHLER WILL BE OUT FOR SURGERY Miss Wannemuehler is having surgery on Thursday, October 26th. Depending on how extensive the surgery, she will not be able to return to school for two to four weeks. During her absence, Mrs. Lowery will serve as our principal designee. Please keep Miss W. in your prayers.
FIELD TRIP TO ST. MEINRAD As part of our religion curriculum and in honor of Vocation Awareness Week, the K-5 students will be visiting St. Meinrad Archabbey on Monday, November 6th. More information about this special field trip can be found in today’s Friday Folder.
ALL SAINTS DAY—LIVING SAINTS PRESENTATION All Saints Day is coming up on Wednesday, November 1st. Following the 8:15 a.m. Mass, the 4th and 5th graders will dress up as their favorite saints and present Living Saint reports. They will also be collecting money to buy food for the Mt. Vernon Food Pantry. Please save your coins for your children to share that day. We hope you can join us!
LUNCH MENU Monday, October 23 No School – Fall Break!
Tuesday, October 24 Chicken Nuggets or Chef Salad with Whole Grain Breadstick, Steamed Broccoli, Peas, Applesauce, and Milk
Wednesday, October 25 Waffles with Sausage Patty or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, Tater Tots, Orange Slices, and Milk
Thursday, October 26 Meatball Marinara or Chef Salad with Whole Grain Breadstick, Green Beans, California Blend, Mixed Fruit, and Milk
Friday, October 27 Cheese Quesadilla with Salsa or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, Cooked Carrots, Baked Apples, and Milk