St. Matthew School and Child Care Ministry Parent Newsletter September 21, 2018
ST. MATTHEW PARISH PICNIC The annual St. Matthew Parish Picnic is this Sunday, September 23rd at the Brittlebank Shelter House. Mass is at 10:00 a.m. followed by lunch. Fried chicken, hot dogs, and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. Bring lawn chairs if possible. In case of severe weather, Mass will be in the church, and lunch will be in the school gymnasium.
OKTOBERFEST TICKETS Tickets (sold and unsold) and money collected for Oktoberfest should be returned to school on Monday, September 24th. Oktoberfest is Saturday, September 29th. Pray for good weather and a great crowd! Special thanks to Cesar, Amelia, and Kayla for chairing this event!
FALL PICTURE PROOFS Your child should have received his/her fall picture proof from Studio B. Picture proofs are due back to school by Monday, October 1st. All picture proofs must be returned even if you are not ordering pictures at this time. Please circle the picture that you would like included in our school composite photo that is displayed in the hall. Thank you!
SPIRIT SHIRT DAY Friday, September 28th is the last Friday of the month. This is a Spirit Shirt Day. The students may wear any St. Matthew shirt with dress code bottoms or jeans/jean shorts. Please make sure bottoms are fingertip length or longer. Popcorn will also be served.
BOX TOPS St. Matthew School is collecting Box Tops! We want to thank Brooke and Melanie for chairing this fundraiser. They have organized a contest for the students! More information about the contest can be found in today’s Friday Folder.
STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING The Student Council will have their first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 27th at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive on time.
CROSS COUNTRY MEET On Monday, your child should have brought home a flyer about the annual youth cross country meet. The meet will take place on Monday, October 1st at 4:30 p.m.
EXTRA PE SHIRTS If you would like an additional PE shirt for your 4th or 5th grader, there are extra t-shirts available in the office. The cost is $10.
CHARACTER COUNTS WEEK On October 1-4, we will celebrate Character Counts Week. We will focus on a different character trait and its corresponding color each day. The students will be able to wear a shirt that matches the color of the day with dress code bottoms. Monday, October 1—Blue Tuesday, October 2—Green or Yellow Wednesday, October 3—Red Thursday, October 4—Orange or Purple
INDIANA COLLEGE CHOICE 529 PLANS—NOW CAN BE USED FOR K-12 TUITION The Indiana College Choice 529 plans were originally established to help families save for college. Indiana has now made several changes to the tax law to help families use these plans to pay for K-12 tuition (with several restrictions). Beginning in 2018, you may be able to contribute to an Indiana College Choice 529 plan and use the money to pay tuition for K-12 schools located in Indiana. You may be eligible for an Indiana tax credit of up to $1,000 per year on your contributions. Indiana law has specific requirements for setting up 529 plans and additional restrictions on contributions to be used for K-12 tuition. You should consult your investment advisor and tax advisor about the Indiana College Choice 529 plans and whether you may be eligible for a tax credit. A summary of the requirements and restrictions can be found at https://www.collegechoicedirect.com/home/federal-tax-reform-update.html.
LUNCH MENU Monday, September 24 Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, California Blend, Peas, Diced Pears, and Milk
Tuesday, September 25 Chicken Nuggets or Chef Salad with Whole Grain Breadstick, Steamed Broccoli, Baby Carrots with Ranch, Applesauce, and Milk
Wednesday, September 26 Waffles with Sausage Patty or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, Tater Tots, Orange Slices, and Milk
Thursday, September 27 BBQ Meatballs or Chef Salad with Whole Grain Breadstick, Green Beans, Cooked Carrots, Mixed Fruit, and Milk
Friday, September 28 Cheese Quesadilla with Salsa or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, Seasoned Corn, Refried Beans, Baked Apples, and Milk