St. Matthew School and Child Care Ministry Parent Newsletter August 16, 2019
THANK YOU! We want to thank all of you who attended our Parent Night meeting on Wednesday evening. It was wonderful to see so many of you here. The teachers really appreciated being able to talk with you. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please reach out to us.
If you did not receive an application form for Free & Reduced Lunch, but would like to apply, please contact the office, and we will send one home with your child.
If you need a copy of the parent volunteer paperwork, please contact us as well, and we will send that home to you.
FAMILY HANDBOOK & SIGNATURE PAGE The 2019-2020 Family Handbook will be uploaded onto Sycamore this weekend. We are also going to try to email the handbook to you. Please take time to read the handbook. Then sign and return the signature page that can be found in your child’s Friday Folder.
SYCAMORE If you haven’t logged into Sycamore or downloaded the app for your cell phone, please take a few minutes to do so. You will find lots of helpful information posted on Sycamore. You should have received an email last week with your family’s login information.
PTO MEETING The first PTO meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:00 p.m. All preschool through fifth grade parents are welcome to attend. Childcare will be available for your school age children.
SCHOOL PICTURE DAYS Studio B will be here August 27-29 to take the children’s fall photographs. Individual photos will be taken on August 27 & 28. The class photos will be taken on August 29.
DISCOUNT CARD BASH The PTO kicked off our annual Discount Card fundraiser at Back to School Night. If you were not able to come, we sent your discount cards home last Friday. The cards are $10 each, and we make $8 profit! On Saturday, August 24th, we are having a sales bash from 8:00-12:00 followed by lunch. This is a wonderful opportunity to work together to sell any remaining cards at local grocery stores, businesses, and neighborhoods. All money and unsold cards are due on Friday, August 23rd. If you have any questions, contact the school office or Savannah. Thank you, Savannah, for chairing this important fundraiser for us! DUCK RACE TICKETS NOW ON SALE Mt. Vernon’s River Days will take place September 13-15. The annual St. Matthew Duck Race will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15. Ducks cost $10. The owner of the winning duck will receive a $1,000 prize! Stop by the school or parish office to purchase a duck. LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE BALANCES This week we are sending home paper statements with your lunch and after school care balances. On the first and third Friday of the month, we will send notices to you through your email. You can see your child’s balance for both accounts on Sycamore anytime. When you send Lunch money or After School Care money to school, please write a separate check for each as these are two different accounts. Lunch is $2.75 per day, milk is $0.50, juice is $0.30, and a small water bottle is $0.50. After School Care is $8 per day. It also helps us if you put the money in an envelope with your child’s name on it. Thanks so much for your help!
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS We forgot to include Fr. Dusty on the August birthday list last week! His birthday is August 27th.
LUNCH MENU Monday, August 19 Hot Dog on Whole Grain Bun or Chef Salad with Whole Grain Breadstick, Mixed Vegetables, Potato Wedges, Banana, and Milk
Tuesday, August 20 Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, Cooked Carrots, Seasoned Corn, Diced Peaches, and Milk
Wednesday, August 21 Breaded Pork Chop or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, Baked Beans, Green Beans, Cinnamon Applesauce, and Milk
Thursday, August 22 Chicken Parmesan or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, Whole Grain Breadstick, Salad, Peas, Mandarin Oranges, and Milk
Friday, August 23 Cheese Pizza or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, Cooked Carrots, California Blend, Fruit Cocktail, and Milk