St. Matthew School and Child Care Ministry Parent Newsletter September 22, 2017
GRANDPARENTS DAY We want to thank all of our grandparents and special guests for taking time to be with us yesterday. We were so happy to have you with us at Mass and in the classroom. The following is a poem that the First Graders wrote and shared with us during Mass yesterday.
G is for great because my grandparents always let me eat their snacks. R is for right. My grandparents are always right. A is for awesome because my mamaw plays video games with me. N is for nap. Sometimes I nap with my grandparents. D is for dogs. My grandpa has two dogs, and he likes them. P is for pray. I pray for my grandparents, and I like to pray with them too. A is for attention because my grandma plays with me. R is for really cool because my grandparents can jump really high! E is for eat. I love to eat Nana’s food. N is for nice. My grandparents like to play with me, and they are very nice. T is for tea. My grandma gives me sweet tea. S is for silly. My grandma jokes about swimming to the barge to get to work.
We love our grandparents!!
PARISH PICNIC The annual St. Matthew Parish Picnic is this Sunday, September 24th at Brittlebank Park. All school families are welcome to attend! Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by lunch. Bring a lawn chair and a favorite covered dish to share! We look forward to seeing you there!
PICTURE PROOFS DUE MONDAY You should have received your child’s picture proof earlier this week. Please return the proof to school by Monday, September 25th even if you are not placing an order. We ask that you circle your favorite pose (A, B, or C) because this picture will be included in the school composite photo that hangs in the hallway.
JAR OF SPAGHETTI SAUCE On Wednesday, we celebrate the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. The students are encouraged to bring a jar of spaghetti sauce to Mass on Wednesday which will be donated to the Mt. Vernon Food Pantry. Each month, the food pantry assigns St. Matthew Parish a particular food to collect, and spaghetti sauce is our food for the month of September.
OKTOBERFEST In today’s Friday Folder, you will find a letter from the PTO about Oktoberfest to be held on Saturday, October 7th. You will also find an envelope with raffle tickets. We hope you and your friends will be able to join us for a fun, relaxing evening at our annual Oktoberfest!
CUSTODIAL HELP NEEDED We are looking for someone to help with the custodial duties one or two days each week. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact the school office at (812) 838-3621.
SPIRIT SHIRT DAY Next Friday, September 29th, is the last Friday of the month. The students may wear any St. Matthew Spirit Shirt with jeans or dress code bottoms.
LUNCH MENU Monday, September 25 Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, Edamame, Corn, Pears, and Milk
Tuesday, September 26 Chicken Nuggets or Chef Salad with Whole Grain Breadstick, Broccoli, Peas, Applesauce, and Milk
Wednesday, September 27 Waffles with Sausage Patty or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, Tater Tots, Orange Slices, and Milk
Thursday, September 28 Meatball Marinara or Chef Salad with Whole Grain Breadstick, Green Beans, California Blend, Mixed Fruit, and Milk
Friday, September 29 Cheese Quesadilla with Salsa or Chef Salad with Whole Wheat Pretzels, Cooked Carrots, Baked Apples, and Milk