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2017

Important Information Regarding St. Matthew Ski Trip

Grade 4 and 5: forms and fees due MONDAY, January 16, 2017 Grade 6-8: forms and fees due FRIDAY, January 13, 2017   Parent meeting regarding all ski trip information will be held at the school, Monday, January 30th at 7:00pm.    Thank you!  

Basketball Practice Cancellation

Junior boys basketball practice has been cancelled for tonight.  Sorry for the inconvenience.   God Bless.  

Parking Zones

 Parking Zones  

Welcome back!

Welcome back to all our St. Matthew Community.  We hope you had the opportunity to create some memories with loved ones. We are excited to hear about your adventures and welcome you all back on Monday, January 9, 2017. 

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten online and in-school registration will start this upcoming Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. Please note that parents/guardians are able to access online registration to start filling out the application for: Pre-Kindergarten…

2016

Pajama Day

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!   Why not be lazy and stay in your jammies today.  It's PAJAMA DAY.  Come be comfortable in your favorite pajamas for the last day of school before Christmas Holidays.  

Elementary Christmas Concert

St. Matthew's students dazzled family and friends at the annual elementary Christmas Concert.  Thank you to all the students, staff and community members involved.   Merry Christmas and God Bless!  

January Newletter

January Newsletter

Girls Basketball

All GIRLS BASKETBALL games will be cancelled TONIGHT December 20th.  Games will resume Thursday, December 22nd.  Please call the office with any questions or concerns. Sorry for the inconvenience.  

St. Matthew Student with a Big Heart

Quinn St. Onge annually takes orders for baking she does on her own so she can donate to World Vision. This is her 4th year baking.  Her goal this year was to raise at least $100 for World Vision to be able to provide a safe shelter and support children…

Christmas Concert

Our Annual Christmas Concert for Elementary students is Wednesday, December 21st.  Evening showtime is at 6:00pm and there is a daytime rehearsal at 1:30pm which parents are welcome to attend.   Please ensure students are here at 5:45pm.  

Ugly Christmas Sweater and Hats for Mental Health Awareness

Put on your most festive, tacky, sparkly, jingly sweater for UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY.  Top it off with a Santa or Elf hat to support mental health awareness. $1 to wear your hat.    

Annual Band Concert

St. Matthew School celebrates with our Christian Community our Annual Band Concert.  Thank you for the beautiful display of musical talent.  God Bless! 

Annual Christmas Band Concert!

Just a friendly reminder to come on out tonight to enjoy some beautiful Christmas music performed by our Middle School Bands.  The concert starts at 7:00 pm, musicians are required to be here by 6:00 pm. God Bless

Reserve Your Spot Today!!

Yoga with Melanie and Painting with Nic is this Wednesday.  Call the school to reserve your spot today.  403-845-2836 3:45pm-6:00pm  Ages 8 and up.  Parents are welcome as well.  

Tinsel Town Extended

Good News!  Thank you to Mrs. Rhonda Odgers for extending Tinsel Town for our students whose bus did not run today!  We will run an extra shopping day on Wednesday December 14th.  So one more day of shopping!

Urgent

Red Deer Catholic busses are cancelled tomorrow but the schools are always open.  Wild Rose transportation will make the decision in the morning so please make sure to listen to the B94 and check the Wild Rose school division for bus status tomorrow.…

Yoga and Painting

Students age 8 and up are welcome to join us for an afternoon of yoga and painting.  Yoga by Melanie and Paint by Nic.  December 14th, 3:45-6:00pm.  $30  Students are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat if available. 

Tinsel Town

Reminder:  Tinsel Town begins tomorrow!  All grades are invited down Thursday and Friday to shop for gifts.  Gifts vary from $0.25-$5.00.    

Learning Commons, Literacy in Action

Students engaged in their learning by applying their literacy, numeracy, planning and problem solving skills.  

Advent Liturgy

Advent is the liturgical season that precedes and prepares for Christmas. It is a season of hope and of longing , of joyful expectation and of peaceful preparation. On December 1, St. Matthew students and staff celebrated the beginning of Advent with…

December Newsletter is now available

Dec Newsletter

Donations

Every year St. Matthew School makes up Christmas Hampers for families in the community.  In previous years the school has donated between 12-15 hampers.  This year our corporate donations are down and we are struggling to make up hampers. We would…

Tickets...GET YOUR TICKETS!

Starting Nov 25th, student council will be selling dance tickets for our Winter Wonderland Middle School Dance, which will be held December 1st at the school.  6-9pm.   Tickets are $5.   Also students have an opportunity to order pictures from the…

Movember

November 24th will be St. Matthew Movember.  Bring a loonie and wear your mustache, proceeds will go towards Prostate Cancer Awareness.  

Kindergarten Boston Pizza Field Trip

Thank you to Boston Pizza for an authentic learning opportunity for our students! God Bless!

Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held in the school Chapel November 22nd from 9-3.  Everyone is welcome.  

Professional Development Day

St. Matthew staff enjoyed a great PD Friday.  

Tinsel Town

Once again it is time for the Tinsel Town Christmas fundraiser.  This event allows children to shop for parents, family members or friends for Christmas.   Gifts are donated, usually second hand and in good condition.  Priced between $.25 and $5.…

REMINDER

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY due to staff professional development day.  Have a GREAT long weekend!    

Urgent

If your child is missing anything please stop by and check the lost and found.  Items will be bagged and donated by the end of the day. Thank you.  

Fire Drill Today

St. Matthew Staff and Students completed a very successful fire drill today.  Way to go St. Matthew!  God Bless!

Remembrance Day

St. Matthew School recognizes the sacrifices our veterans of the past and present have succumbed.  A ceremony was held in our school gymnasium where students, staff, parents and special guests pay respect to our veterans.    @rdcrs

Parent Teacher Interviews

Just a reminder that Parent/Teacher Interviews are being held November 8/9th from 4:30pm till 7:30pm.  If you have any questions please call the office!  God Bless!   Parent Teacher Interview Information Nov 2016

No School November 10th and 11th

Reminder: there is no school November 10th and 11th.  Have a great long weekend!  

Picture Retakes

Reminder Lifetouch will be at St. Matthew school tomorrow, November 7th for retakes.  Send your picture form if you haven't done so already.  Don't forget your smile!!

Pilgrimage to the Holy Door!

What a great  faith filled opportunity for staff, parents and students!  Thank you Mrs Hughes and Mrs Kaniusis for organizing! 

No School

No School Friday, October 28th!   St. Matthew staff professional development day. 

Middle School Halloween Dance

St. Matthew student council will be hosting the first 2016-2017 school dance.  With Halloween right around the corner, middle school students are encouraged to dress up for the Halloween Dance.   Dance from 6pm-9pm with snacks, drinks and hotdogs for…

Grade One Project Based Learning!

Thank you to Sheila Mizera for joining our Grade one class and sharing her gifts with us. We really enjoyed learning about everything she does for our community. God Bless!

Important Reminders!

HAPPY MONDAY!   We have a few important reminders for this week. MOMS PANTRY orders are due by Thursday, October 27th.   Also PICTURES are due back Thursday, if you are ordering:  send your order slip along with payment OR return picture package.…

Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and this year St. Matt's is trying something different.  In the past students have changed into their costumes after lunch recess.  This year, on a trial basis, we would like all students who choose to dress up to…

Scholastic Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who came to our Scholastic Book Fair.  Everyone who attended had a chance to enter into the Scholastic Book Fairs Family Event door prize.  $25 in Books for yourself and $25 for your classroom.   This years winner is....................................................................Kacie…

Hats for Mental Health

Reminder: Tomorrow is Hats on for Mental Health!! We are proud to continue to support Hats on for Mental Health! Please bring your Loonie to show support!

Grade 6 Science Trees and Forests Fun!

Super Hero Day!

We all had fun during our Spirit day: We had super hero students and staff everywhere

Parent Information Letter for PAT exams

  Parent Letter for PAT exams

Grade 4 Bible Celebration

We had a wonderful celebration in Red Deer for our Bible Celebration with all the Grade fours in our division!

Kindergarten Stone Soup Celebration

We had a wonderful celebration with our families for Stone soup!  Thank you!

Food Bank Donations!

Thank you to our St. Matthew Community for their donations to the Lord's Food bank.  Together we raised over 1000kgs for families in need.  God Bless!

Thanksgiving Blessings!

We are wishing our St. Matthew community a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Gr 6 Science Fun

We are enjoying our science unit!

At St. Matt's Every Child Matters!

On September 30, 2016 we wore Orange to honor all children, what a great day!

Summer Reading Feedback

Please feel free if you were involved in our summer reading program to provide feedback using this survey.  The information is valuable to our improving our service.  Thank you https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZDSL9CN

Our Grade 8 Outdoor Ed Trip

We had a great trip and learned so much from our beautiful backyard!

Band Clinics for our student musicians

Thank you to our older students who took the time to share their time and talents with our St. Matthew students!  We enjoyed the day! God Bless

St. Matthew Terry Fox Run!

Annually St. Matthew School has supported Terry Fox and raised almost $200 thousand for the cause.  Our whole school community enjoyed the beautiful weather and supported the cause again this year.

St. Matthew Welcome Back Mass!

We had a wonderful Mass with Father Leon!  Thank you for all who attended and celebrated our St. Matthew Feast Day!

Successful Drill today!

Thank you for a very successful fire drill and evacuation practice!  All students are returned to school and accounted for!  God Bless!

Practice Safety Drill Today: Fire Drill and Emergency Evacuation

St. Matthew School is practicing some safety drills today,  we are running a fire drill and emergency evacuation to continue with our safe and caring schools mandate.  We will have both drills completed by 12:00pm.  God Bless

Regular Classes on September 23, 2016

Just a reminder that we have regular scheduled classes tomorrow at St. Matthew School.  God Bless!

Reminder Grade 6 Parent Meeting

Just a reminder there is a Gr 6 Parent meeting for any parents who have questions or concerns, now for their child in Grade 6. We will be going over schedules, exploratory, supports and our policy and procedures.  We will begin at 6:00 pm in the Band…

Dawe Run Is a Go!

Just a quick note to let all families know the Dawe Run in Red Deer is still a go.  The bus will be leaving at 9:15am.  Please remember to dress in layers for the weather.  God Bless!

Schools in on Monday, September 19, 2016

Just a reminder to our St.Matthew Community that we do have school on Monday. We also want to give you a heads up that some of the bus routes for the days which we attend and our Wild Rose Schools do not will be slightly modified. You should have received…

Practice Safety Drills

St. Matthew School has just completed one of their many safety drills.  We have just had a successful Lockdown and Hold and Secure practice.  Way to go St. Matthew staff and students!

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First Day of School Fun!

School Awards/Meet the Staff

Just a friendly reminder that we have our awards ceremony this Wednesday evening beginning at 5:30pm in our gymnasium as well as Meet the Staff followed by a family BBQ.

School Start Up!

Just a reminder to our school community, our teachers will start back at the school Monday, August 29-31st with various Professional Development activities and our students first day back will be Thursday, September 1st.  We can't wait to see all of…

School Supplies have Arrived!

Hello to the St. Matthew Community! We would like to let you know that our preordered school supplies have arrived.  Please stop by the school between the hours of 9:00am and 3:30pm to pick up your order.  God Bless!

2016-2017 School Bus Registration

Have you registered to attend St. Matthew Catholic School this September? If you will be riding the bus to and from school this fall, please ensure you complete the School Bus Registration Form found on the Wildrose Division website. Click here for…

Register for the 2016-2017 School Year

Register now for the 2016-2017 school year! To see the school boundary map, click here. Click on the links below to download the forms needed to register: Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten Grade 1-8 Once you have completed filling in the forms, please…

Orientation for the 2016-2017 school year

St. Matthew Catholic School welcomes students for the 2016-2017 school year. Please note the following two items occurring in September to help students and parents become orientated with the school: Our Meet the Teacher Night will be held at the school…

Paper Airplanes

Remember when throwing an airplane in class was against the rules? Well, not in grade six science! The grade sixes are learning about flight, and had the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the three movements of flight and the parts of the…

First Communion and Corpus Christi

Today we celebrate a very special time in our students sacramental journey! It was truly beautiful witnessing our St. Matthew community celebrating First communion! Congratulations and a beautiful way to celebrate with our Corpus Christi procession.…

Confluence Campus Lockdown Lifted

UPDATE: The RCMP have lifted the Lockdown at Confluence Campus. Staff, students and parents are allowed to enter the area. School will resume as normal. All students are safe! St. Matthew Catholic School was not placed under a lockdown. Classes will…

School Evacuation Practice

As part of our commitment to safe and caring schools, the staff and students of St. Matthew school practiced a fire drill and evacuation this morning. The practice was performed well and we will learn from it to keep making our students safe! Thank you…

Edwin Parr Award Nominee

Congratulations go out to our very own Miss Jennifer Fetaz, who has been nominated for the Edwin Parr Award.  This award honours excellence in first-year teachers, which is something we feel describes Miss Fetaz well.  Great work, and may God Bless…

Parent-Teacher Interview Reminder

For your information: Parent-Teacher Interviews take place this Wednesday and Thursday evening from 4:30-7:30.  A reminder to parents that middle school students in grade 6 through 8 do not have pre-arranged times.  We look forward to continuing the…

RDCRS READS Summer Reading Program

Our school is excited to participate in the 2016 RDCRS READS Summer Reading Program! This award-winning program is designed to eliminate summer reading loss and foster a love of reading through continued access to books. Grade 2 students will have the…

Easter Mass

Yesterday we gathered as a community at St. Matthew Parish to celebrate the Risen Lord! Thank you to our organizers and participants for making it a success.  

Welcome Back

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all our St. Matthew Community after a well deserved Easter break. We hope you had time to rest and relax spending time with your family and loved ones. We look forward to seeing all your smiling…

Yearbook extension

We have received a 1-month extension on our Yearbook orders! If you are still interested in purchasing a yearbook, you have until April 29 to do it. Please check our previous posts or contact the office for more information. God Bless!

International Students seeking a Homestay Family

Please consider the following information regarding a Homestay Family in Rocky 

Basketball Bronze at CWAJHAA

Congrats to our 1J Girls who took home a bronze medal at the CWAJHAA tournament this past weekend. Great work ladies!

Bantam Basketball Practices Cancelled February 16th

Our Bantam teams basketball practices are cancelled tonight after school.  This is due to our set up for our middle school retreat which runs tomorrow.  God Bless!

Grade 4/5 Ski Trip to Canyon Ski Resort

A reminder to our school community our Grade 4's and 5's will be participating in a ski trip to Canyon Ski Resort. The bus will be leaving at 7:00am and returning around 5:30pm. God Bless!

Shrove Tuesday

 Thank you to our staff who prepared and enjoyed pancakes and sausages for the entire student body today on Shrove Tuesday which was a wonderful beginning for our Lenton journey!

100 Days of School

In recognition of the 100th day of school today, our grade one students have dressed up as if they are 100 year-olds! With this, students have brought in many different crafts that use or show 100 items.

Read for 15 challenge!

St. Matthew is participating in the "Read for 15" challenge in support of national Family Literacy Day. Today every student and teacher will take a break to read for 15 sustained minutes, which is over 460 readers! We challenge you to curl up and enjoy…

New Instruments for Grade 5

Many thanks go out to the grade 9 students from both St. Dominic and West Central who donated some of their time this morning. Our grade 5 students were introduced to their new instruments under the tutelage of these fine musicians! Thanks for sharing…

Jr A Girls Basketball

Congratulations to the Jr. A Girls team who took home 2nd place at the grade 9 tournament in Caroline this weekend! Nice teamwork girls!

Expansion and Contraction of Solids

Check out these grade 7 students getting involved in an exciting science experiment! Students were learning hands-on about the expansion and contraction of solids today. This is one example of what co-teaching looks like at St. Matts.

Inclusive Learning Environments

  The recent release of the Alberta Education document "Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions" has generated some parent questions and concerns,…

Community Support

Andrea Vassallo presents Mrs. J with a cheque for $2000.00 from the town. St. Matthew School applied for a grant from Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) and was awarded the money to assist with buying supplies and materials for our mental health…

Hoopfest 2016

A big thank you goes out to all who supported our successful basketball tournament this past weekend. Hoopfest 2016 for Jr. Basketball was a big success because of your efforts! God Bless!

Immunity Reminder

Please take a moment to read the following Immunity Reminder from AHS regarding Measles. 

Last call for Lost and Found items!

Last call for lost and found items! On Wednesday the 6th, we will be packing up the unclaimed lost and found items in our front foyer, and sending them to a local charity. If your child is missing any clothing please check the tables before they are…

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration

New! Parents/Guardians wishing to register their child for our 2016-2017 Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten program now have the option to do so online or in person. Online registration application can be submitted today! Also, registration can be completed…

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Elementary Christmas Concert

Our Elementary Christmas concert takes place today! Our students have been working hard, and are excited to share their talents and joy in preparation for the birth of Christ! If you are unable to attend this evening's performance, we are running a full…

Positive Mental Health Project

The St. Matthew School community extends their most sincere thanks to FCSS (Family & Community Support Services) for acknowledging and helping fund our positive mental health project. The money will help provide students with opportunities for involvement,…

Christmas Band Conert

Congratulations to Mrs. Boos and all of our 6-8 band students who shared their God given gifts last night! The Christmas concert was a huge success, and highlighted the many talents that our students are willing to share. Great job!

Sophia the Owl visits Grade 3!

Our Grade 3 classes are so thankful for a wonderful learning experience from Medicine River Wildlife Center and our guest Erin Young and her owl friend Sophia. What a great opportunity!

Jr Girls Basketball Tryouts Cancelled

Jr Girls Basketball Tryouts are cancelled tonight. We are cancelled due to the weather and the fact that not all of our buses are running. Next tryouts for the girls will be Wednesday 3:30-5 and for the boys will be Thursday 3:30-5:00. God Bless!

Attention Cancellation of Boys Basketball Tryouts

Please be aware we have cancelled Boys Basketball Tryouts for tonight due to the declining weather and heavy snowfall warning.  

Parking lot safety

We would like to remind parents as the snow begins to collect on the ground to use extra caution in our parking lots. In particular during pick-up and drop off times, a danger can be present if cars are double-parking when children are trying to access…

Brian Trainor Presents as a kick off to Bully Awareness Week

We are excited to announce St. Matthew Grade 5-8 students attended a presentation on Cyber bullying to kick off Bully Awareness Week.  Sgt. Brian Trainor, who is retired from the Saskatoon Police Service was here to speak to the students in regards…

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Tomorrow at 10:30 in our school gym, we will be honouring the lives and work of those who have gone before us. This commemoration will involve our entire school, and we invite parents, relatives and community members to attend. God Bless.

Altar Server Practice Today

A quick reminder to Altar servers: There is an Altar server practice at the Church after school today. God Bless!

Adoration Celebration

Today we held a school-wide day of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament! Following a ceremony with Father Christian to bless our newly-arrived monstrance, each class in the school spent some time with the Eucharist, in the divine presence of Christ. Many…

Thank You

A big thank you goes out to our staff and our local Fire and Rescue team for their quick response to an incident involving a student who hurt their finger in our yard at lunch recess. Thanks to the timely intervention of all parties, we are pleased to…

Cat. Chat!

We were pleased to host Cat. Chat this morning for our pre-K to grade 5 students!  We were taught important gospel values in an engaging and entertaining way.  Thanks to our School Council for their financial support!

School Council Fundraiser

A reminder that our School Council fundraiser is due no later than Wed, Oct 28th. Please get those orders in to help our School council out since they are a big support to our school community. God Bless!

Cat. Chat in Concert!

We are excited to present Cat. Chat in concert to our K-5 students on Monday Nov. 2.  This presentation has been generously provided through a School Council donation.  Please check out the attached poster for more information!

A special thanks!

A special thank-you goes out to Dora Cote for donating bottles to our School Council on a regular basis! As well, we would like to thank Tanya Pelley who has volunteered to pick these up regularly. 

Hats for Mental Health

Hats on for Mental Health tomorrow!  For a 1$ donation, students are encouraged to wear a hat of their choice.

Joint Parent Council Meeting

FYI: Due to a lack of interest, the joint school council meeting scheduled for October 21 has been postponed. Our apologies for any inconvenience

Gull Lake

Attention parents of grade 5 students: Due to a complication with our busing, our students will be returning from their trip to Gull Lake a little bit earlier than originally expected. This means they will be back on time to catch their regular bus home.

Opening Mass

We celebrated our opening mass today, keeping the recent feast of St. Matthew the Apostle in our prayers.  As usual, it was great to have the support of our community members, including previous staff members, in attendance.  We also had an opportunity…

Terry Fox Run is coming up!

This is just a quick reminder that our Terry Fox run date is next Thursday, September 24th at 1:30 pm. A quick reminder goes out to students to get your pledge forms in, and help us to support this worthy cause.

Whooping Cough information from AHS

Alberta Health Services has asked that Red Deer Catholic Schools share the following information about whooping cough with parents in order to help provide accurate information. The letter is linked here

Meet the Staff - Great turnout!

Thanks to our wonderful St. Matt's community for coming out to meet the staff last night! It was a great evening, and we broke bread with nearly 300 people. We are truly blessed! Also, a big thanks to those of you who were able to stay and participate…

Grade 6 band

Attention to grade 6 parents of students who are enrolled in our band program.  Please pay attention to an important notice which will be sent home with your child today.  We are asking that you complete the form and send it back to the school tomorrow…

Bus registration

If you have been experiencing difficulty in getting your children registered for busing, and have not yet heard back from a bus driver, you may need to fill out the online rural busing registration form found here: https://docs.google.com/…/1vVj_N5pMHLUpkysAEMzx1d…/viewform……

Welcome Fr. Christian!

Welcome Fr. Christian! Many of our students were happy to greet and pray with a surprise visitor this morning.

First Day of School for 2015-2016

Today is the first day of school. We are excited about the coming school year that promises new opportunities for learning and growing in our literacy, inclusion, technology, and faith. We wish to welcome our staff, our parents and students to our school…

Meet the Staff

Welcome back! It was great to see so many familiar faces, and meet a few new ones! We are looking forward to an awesome year together. A quick reminder: our "Meet the Staff" evening BBQ is this Thursday, Sept. 3 at 5:30, and is followed at 7pm by a school…

School Supplies are in

School supplies have arrived!  If you have pre-ordered school supplies online, they are now available for pick-up.  If supplies are not picked up, they will be placed in your child's classroom. God Bless

Office Open

Get ready for another fun-filled and Christ-centered year of learning at St. Matthew school! We are excited to explore this year's division theme, which is, "Through God, all things are possible." The office is open and we are accepting new student registrations…

Registration

New student registration starts August 24 at St. Matthew Catholic School. See links below for registration information and to download forms needed to register: Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Grades 1 - 8 Classes start on September 1.

Awards Ceremony

Here are a few pictures from our Awards Ceremonies held last Friday. A big congratulations goes out to all of the recipients in recognition of their hard work and perseverance! On that note, we wish all of you a blessed and restful summer with your families…

Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten graduation!

A big congratulations goes out to all of our Kindergarten and pre-K classes who recently celebrated their graduation ceremonies! We are so proud of you and all of your hard work! May God's Love and Mercy be with you and your families and friends throughout…

Elementary Track Meet

Congratulations to our elementary students who enjoyed a whole bunch of fun-filled activities at our track meet today! Lots of great participation and hard work our there! A special thanks goes out to Co-op for donating popsicles!

Wetlands Presentation

Our grade 2 classes were treated to a presentation about the animals and insects that live in our wetlands today.  They learned about the importance of respecting the land and preserving our wetlands as part of the Red Deer Water Alliance Watershed…

Spirit Rally

On June 16, 2015, students got into their assigned team (Saints, Redeemers, Crusaders and Angels) to participate in various activities around the school for points. It was a fun and enjoyable afternoon filled with school spirit!

Grade 7 Field Trip

Our grade 7 class had a blast today while enjoying their day at the Science center in Edmonton. Check out this group photo!

Gr 8 Farewell Mass

Enjoy a few pictures from our Grade 8 farewell mass, held June 4th at St. Matthew Parish.  As a school, we are sad to see you go, but are happy to see you move on and we wish you God's Love in all of your future journeys. God Bless!

Corpus Christi Sunday

Here are a few photos from the Corpus Christi procession that took place this past Sunday at St. Matthew Parish. What a beautiful day to celebrate the body of Christ!

School Supply Lists

School supply lists for next year are now available! A paper copy has been sent home as well. You can pre-order in person at the school by June 12th, or online by July 10th. All school supply kits will be dropped off to the school free of hassle to you…

Congrats to confirmands!

A big congratulations goes out to all of our recent confirmands!  A confirmation ceremony was held this past weekend at St. Matthew parish.  You have chosen to walk in the light of Christ, and bring His message to the people.  May the Lord walk with…

Bill 10

Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division is committed to using the LIFE Framework as a guideline for the creation and operation of student groups that are comprehensive in their approach to inclusion and open to the exploration, in a Catholic context,…

Teacher moving to Red Deer

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the following; although she will be missed by many students and staff here, we wish her all of the best in continuing the work of St. Cecilia in Red Deer. At letter is included below: Dear St. Matthew community,I…

Carnival at Co-op

If you have a chance this weekend, please take your family to the carnival being held at the Co-op in town! A portion of the proceeds of this event will go to helping support our students! It is being held on:Friday from 3 - closing, Saturday from 10…

Grade 5 Transition meeting

Thanks to all of our parents and students who attended our grade 5 transition meeting last night. It was a pleasure to help you and your children prepare for the move to grade 6 next year. If you were unable to attend and still have some questions, please…

Badminton CWAJHAA championships

Congratulations to all those who represented St. Matthew Bobcats at the CWAJHAA championship badminton tournament in Red Deer this weekend.  Great sportsmanship!  A special thanks to the coach Mrs. Kelsey Whitesell!  God Bless!

Bike Winner!

 Congratulations to Ryan Christensen who was the surprise winner of a new bike donated by Secure Energy Services at Wednesday's Safety Day. The bike was delivered on Thursday in front of the grade 2 class. Have fun Ryan!

St. Matts Jump Rope for Heart

We have great news to share! This year's Jump Rope for Heart campaign was a big success. St. Matthew's fundraising activities in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation surpassed our goal of $4000. The final total was an amazing $7,264.85; Congratulations…

Zumba!

Zumba was offered again yesterday at lunch, and a great time was had by all participants. Thank you to Rachel and Michelle for hosting this event!

Badminton Divisional Winners

Here are a few of our recent grade 8 badminton divisional winners. Good job to all of our athletes who worked hard and made us proud! Go Bobcats!

May 14 World Catholic Education Day

Every year, we celebrate a day dedicated to honoring our students 'World Catholic Education Day'. We shine the light on the virtues of love, hope and charity. This year the date is May 14th and we are focusing on 'Solidarity'. The school will host a…

This Week at St. Matthew Catholic School

Reminders for the upcoming week:May 4th: Spring PicturesMay 6th: Gr 6 OLVC Retreat Welcome to Kindergarten 6 pm. May 7th: Gr 8 trip to Seminary Gr 5 Go Girl/ Grow Boy May 8th: Gr 7 OLVC RetreatGr 1-5 Brain Walk Presentation

Mom's Pantry

A quick reminder goes out to parents wishing to place orders through Mom's Pantry in support of our St. Matthew School Council. All orders are due to the office by Friday, May 1 at 9 am please.

Parent Letter - Budget

Please see attached letter that we are sharing with parents in our Division regarding the Alberta Government’s budget for the 2015-2016 school year. The letter can be found here.

Another Hats for Mental Health Day!

Reminder that tomorrow is another Hats for Mental Health day! Wear your hats and donate $1 to the cause! We have raised a total of $588.00 so far. God Bless

Jump Rope for Heart Wrap Up

We would like to remind all students and parents that tomorrow will be the final wrap up for our Jump Rope for Heart campaign. Please have your children(s) bring in their pledges and skip away to a healthier heart! Thank you in advance for your support!…

Parish Mission

Mark your calendars! May 7, 8 & 9th at 7 PM, St. Matthew's Church will be presenting "the Fullness of Purpose" with Ken Yasinski. Join Ken as he challenges us to experience a life of purpose and joy! Interested? Read all about it on the attached poster,…

Parking Notice Update

Dear Parents of St. Matthew,   Please be advised that as of Wednesday, April 22, 2015 access to the North side of the school will be available again.  Goodmen Roofing has completed their work on the roof.  This means that the north entrance is now…

Confirmation!

Congratulations go out to our very own Drew Kaniusis and Garrett Noble, who were both confirmed this weekend at St. Mary's in Red Deer.  Check out their attached picture with Archbishop Richard Smith after the ceremony!  May our prayers be with you…

Superhero Day, Sock-Hop, and Dance!

Thursday April 16th is Superhero day! We will be having an elementary sock-hop from 2 to 3. In the evening from 6 to 9, our middle school students can enjoy a formal dance.

School Council Meeting

A reminder to bring in any and all orders for Mom's Pantry by Thursday April 16th, and as well there is a School Council Meeting Wednesday April 15th at 7:00pm.  We encourage all parents to attend! 

Leading Change with Calgary Stampeders

Calgary Stampeders (wide receiver Anthony Parker and defensive back Keon Raymond) led a Leading Change presentation on April 13 to Grade 8 students. The presentation focused on creating a cultural shift away from violence against women. Special thanks…

School Council Fundraiser - Mom's Pantry

We would like to remind parents to support our School Council and remember to have your Mom's Pantry orders in. All funds support the students in field trips and special presentations. Thank you for your continued support!

Monday April 13, 2015 St. Matthew School CFL day!

Just letting our St. Matthew Community know that Monday will be a CFL day! To celebrate please wear your football jerseys or any jersey that day! We will also hosting the Alberta Women's Shelter and ACWS for another presentation for our Gr 8's on Leading…

Jump Rope for Heart

A reminder that our students are fundraising for Jump Rope for Heart this next couple weeks. Please encourage the students to skip and all pledges are greatly appreciated! God Bless!

Easter Blessings

We want to take this opportunity to wish our St. Matthew School Community a blessed and restful Easter. Enjoy the time with your friends and family! See you on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. God Bless!

Lockdown Practice

Thank you to St. Matthew students and staff who have successfully and efficiently participated in a lockdown practice this afternoon.  By working together, we provide a safe and secure environment for our St. Matts community.

Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Please join us for our Volunteer Appreciation Tea! Details are provided in the poster below. Thank you for all that you do!

Powerschool training for parents!

Any middle school parents needing help with logging into Powerschool tp view your child(s) progress and attendance will have the opportunity to learn how at interviews.  Please visit Mrs. Kara Eggen in the school computer lab during interviews and she…

Lost and Found

Just a reminder to all parents:  We will be sending all lost and found items to Next to New immediately following interviews!  We ask that you look through the large quantity of lost items to claim any items that belong to you..  God Bless!

"All In" with Michael Chiasson

Special guest Michael Chiasson from Access 52 faith ministries gave an energetic presentation to Grade 6, 7 and 8 students on March 16. Mr. Chiasson not only challenged and motivated these students, but also inspired them during this time of Lent.

St. Patrick's Day

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is Jersey Day / Wear Green for St. Patrick!  Please feel free to join us at our monthly spirit rally in the gymnasium at 2:00 pm.  God Bless!

Parking notice

    Friday, March 13, 2015   Dear Parents of St. Matthew,   Please be advised that as of Monday, March 16th, 2015 access to the North side of the school will be unavailable.  We have Goodmen Roofing completing some work on the roof.  This will…

Basketball Divisionals

Congratulations go out to all of our basketball teams who participated in divisionals last week! All of your effort and teamwork have done a great job of representing our St. Matthew spirit! Good luck goes out to our Junior A teams who will soon be…

Dr. Seuss week in grade 1!

The Grade One classes celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday last week! We read many Dr. Seuss books, including The Cat in the Hat, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Horton Hears a Who!, Fox in Socks, The Lorax, Oh the Places You'll Go!, as well as many more. The…

Grade 5 Project Based Learning

Grade 5E is currently working on creating a life budget as an introduction to Project Based Learning. The goal of this project is to increase student awareness and appreciation for their parents or caregivers to provide for them all that they do.  It…

Another Alert

Please Be Advised Shortly after school yesterday, a student from Lochearn Elementary School reported being grabbed from behind by an older person on 57th Avenue. The individual was described as possibly being a male teenager wearing a red hooded jacket.…

Shrove Tuesday

Reminder we are back at school! The staff is providing pancakes and sausages for the students in honor of Shrove Tuesday! We hope everyone had a wonderful Family Day! God Bless!

Alberta Health Services says to "Walk like a Penguin" to avoid injury this winter

This winter, Alberta Health Services is encouraging all Albertans to leave the hibernating to the bears, and to "walk like a penguin" to avoid injury due to slipping on ice. For more information please visit Alberta Health Services at: www.penguinwalk.ca

Grade 5 Speeches

Mrs. Erickson's grade 5 students gave phenomenal speeches today! The photos may be ordinary, but the speeches/ presentations were certainly extraordinary! You would have been proud to hear them! Great job gr. 5!

St. Matthew Catholic School is still accepting Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten registrations

St. Matthew Catholic School is still accepting Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten registrations! Please visit http://stmatthewcatholic.ca/parents-students/pre-kindergarten-and-kindergarten-registration for registration information and forms. Then bring…

Parent Information

Shortly after school yesterday, around 4:20pm one of our students reported to a staff member that they had seen a dirty black truck with a headache rack and two large exhaust pipes, try to call a student over and offer them two bags of candy.  The incident…

We want your input on naming the new K-9 Blackfalds School

We want your input to help us name our new K-9 school in Blackfalds. When naming the school, please review the following guidelines:• The name should be upheld as a role model to students, instead of honouring individuals• Canonized saints are acceptable•…

Ralph Cervi Presentations

Thank you to Ralph Cervi and his presentations to our Gr 8 students! We really enjoyed the presentations today! Thanks to Mr O for organizing this! God Bless

Alberta Opera

On Monday January 26, our School Council provided our students with the opportunity to watch an amazing production.  Alberta Opera presented  ''Rumpelstiltskin," which was enjoyed by students and staff alike.  Thank you to our School Council for their…

Gr 5 Band Clinics Today

Today is an exciting day for the grade 5 students as we welcomed some high school students into our school as clinicians to work with the students this afternoon. We will be devoting an entire afternoon to a “mini grade five band day” where the students…

More Success for Hats for Mental Health Project

St. Matthew as a community was able to raise another $153.00 for Mental Health on Friday!  Great Job everyone, our next Hat Day is Feb 27th be sure to put it on your calendar! 

Incredible Support for Nutrition for Learning

A huge thank you goes out to our parents, our local businesses and all those who found it in their hearts to donate to our Nutrition for Learning!  It is incredible that the St. Matthew community was able to raise approximately $21 000 for such a worthy…

Parents of Grade 4 and 7 Students

In the coming weeks all parents of students in Grade 4 and 7 will be mailed an accountability survey. We are encouraging all parents to please fill out and return the survey to our school or mail it in. The results provide us valuable insights into areas…

An act of kindness!!!

Finding God in all things.... Congratulations to Damon McGuigan for an incredible act of kindness. He asked Santa for some help for people in need and Santa brought him money to choose to help with. Damon who is in grade 3 choose to donate the money…

Speech Support for St. Matthew Families

A reminder that we have a speech club here at St. Matthew.  It is offered as a drop in for parents and students if they have questions or concerns regarding speech.  This helps support a strong partnership for the student.  The dates are: Thursdays…

Awesome Presentation

We want to thank the Mountain Rose Women Shelter and their partner ACWS for an awesome presentation to our Grade 8's on gender based violence.  We look forward to the next presentation and incorporating the theme  "Leading Change"

Register Now!

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration is now open. Please visit http://stmatthewcatholic.ca/parents-students/pre-kindergarten-and-kindergarten-registration for registration information and forms. Then bring all forms to St. Matthew Catholic…

Registration for Family Oriented Programming begins today

Registration for Family Oriented Programming begins for all families in Pre-Kindergarten and those accessing Program Unit Funding in Kindergarten for the 2014/2015 school year. Click to view the program guide and to register online.  Please note…

Happy New Year!

We are hoping all our St. Matthew Community had a blessed and restful break!  We look forward to our first day back Monday January the 5th.  Remember dress warm!  God Bless!

2014

2015/2016 Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration Starts January 5

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration starts January 5 at 8:15 a.m. Our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs offers the following: Pre-Kindergarten  Pre-Kindergarten is a play-based, language-rich learning environment. Your child must…

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten registration packages are now available online!

At St. Matthew Catholic School we want your child to have a strong start. Come learn with us. Our welcoming Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs offer active learning experiences where children blossom. Registration starts at 8:15 on Monday, January…

Alberta Health Services has declared a whooping cough outbreak across Central Alberta

Alberta Health Services has declared a whooping cough outbreak across Central Alberta. For more information, CLICK HERE. 

What A Great Example!

Congratulations to our grade 5 student Quinn St. Onge, who sold 93 dozen baked goods, and raised $123.00! With a matching donation from her dad, she will be sending $246.00 to support World Vision! Your example is an awesome testament of your ability…

Basketball news

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Girls Basketball parent meeting tonight. If you were not able to please be sure to see Mrs. J, Mrs Whitesell or Ms Johnston for your required documents! Also an update that all boys will be practicing tomorrow…

Advent Mass

Come celebrate Advent with us tomorrow, Dec. 3, at St. Matthew Parish. Mass starts at 10:45. "For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him." MATT 2:2

All After School Activities are Cancelled

All after school activities will be cancelled due to the weather conditions!

School Council Meeting is cancelled

School Council Meeting is cancelled and rescheduled to Thursday Dec 4th at 7:00pm.  Hope to see you there!

CWL Spuds and Splits Evening

A reminder to all school community: St Matthew Catholic CWL is hosting their annual Spuds and Splits evening at the Church on Wed Nov 26th.  Tickets are on sale and available at the door.  The evening runs from 5:00pm till 6:30pm.  Hope to see you…

Jr. Boys tryouts

Grade 6-8 Boys Basketball Tryouts will be cancelled this week, but resume next Tuesday, Dec 2 from 3:30 - 5.  

iPhone Bus App Update

A new version of the app will be released on Friday, November 28. The 1.1.0 update must be installed for you to continue to receive notifications about your bus status. Users MUST upgrade to continue receiving notifications about your bus status before…

Picture Retakes Tomorrow

This is a reminder to all students needing picture retakes! Our photographers will be in Monday morning to capture your beautiful smiles!

Mustache Day tomorrow!

Novemver 20th a mustache day for St. Mattthew School community.  Wear your mustache for the day!

Legacy One an incredible presentation supported by our School Council

A huge Thank you to our school council for supporting an absolutely amazing performance by Legacy One on bullying and positive mental health.  What a great and inspiring day!   Stay tuned for some pictures to follow.

We Want to Hear From You

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools wants to hear from you. We want your help planning for the next three years! We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete this short survey by November 30, 2014. Please click on the following link: …

Volunteer Request for Nutrition for Learning

Nutrition for Learning is looking for a volunteer to pick up groceries on Monday, November 24 and Monday, December 1.  Our regular volunteer is unable to.  The volunteer would drive to the Co-op, pick up the order and the receipts, and bring them…

A/B Boys Volleyball Divisionals

Congratulations go out to St. Matthew's A/B Boys who hosted the Volleyball Divisional Tournament yesterday.  Our boys took Pioneer to the final and won in three games.  Great teamwork gentlemen!  

Hats for Mental Health Day

Reminder tomorrow is Hats for Mental Health.... Wear a hat all day for $1 donation.  God Bless!

RDCRS Progress Report for November 2014 is Now Available

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools November 2014 Progress Report is now available. RDCRS continues to strive for excellence, as the Division remains above the provincial average in many categories.  All information was gathered from the 2014 Accountability…

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is an international Christian relief and development organization.  Canadians are able to bless the lives of children living in the developing world by packing gift-filled shoeboxes with a variety of toys, school supplies and…

Picture Retakes Rescheduled

Picture Retakes have been rescheduled for Monday November 24, 2014.  Please remember to bring in your photo orders on Wednesday November 12, 2014 we will send in the order then.  God Bless  We will collect the original pictures today, and send them…

Picture Re-takes Cancelled

Picture re-takes are cancelled today! Unfortunately, our photographer is sick, and unable to come capture your smiling faces. We will re-schedule and let you know as soon as we know more.

Parent Teacher Interviews

We look forward to seeing all of you during Parent-Teacher Interviews on Wednesday, Nov. 5th and Thursday, Nov. 6th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

CPR/AED Awareness Training

All Grade 4 to 9 students received CPR/AED awareness training yesterday.  This is a very important component of our Safe and Caring Schools practices. To learn more about it, please see the letter from our Superintendent of Schools.   

Hats For Mental Health was a Success!!

Way to go St. Matthew's we raised today a grand total of $107 for Mental Health Awareness!  Great Job!

Hats for Mental Health

Tomorrow is Hats for Mental Health day! Students are encouraged to wear a hat and make a donation of 1$ or more to help support a worthy cause. As well, we have a Spirit Rally at 2 PM for the whole school, and students are encouraged to dress in their…

FMNI Visits

St. Matthew School's First Nations and Metis students enjoyed hands-on learning this month.  Staff and students owe a huge thank you to Teddi, Brian, and Tracy for their phenomenal work with our students in targeted cultural learning.  The projects…

2 Reminders for Next Week

1) Our grade 4-8 students will participate in Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training on Oct. 29 as part of making our school a safe and caring environment. 2) There is an Elementary Sock-Hop on Friday, Oct 31st from 2-3 pm at the school. Students…

Middle School Dance!

A special thanks goes out to our student council for hosting an awesome middle school dance this past Thursday!  We had nearly 100 students in attendance, and lots of fun!  Thank you as well to Loy Jasman who volunteered to take photos of our students…

Oct 24th PD Day

Just a friendly reminder to all our school communities that Friday October 24th is a professional development day for our teachers!

Old Yearbook Sale

We are selling our 2012-2013 Yearbooks for $10 and our last year 2013-2014 for $15 per yearbook but we only have 20 left.  If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook please come see us at the front office!  God Bless!  

Spaghetti Supper

St. Matthew School Nutrition for Learning is having a spaghetti supper fundraiser on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, starting at 5pm. Parents are asked to bring a dessert, salad, fruit tray, vegetable tray or garlic bread. Please email the coordinator,…

Picture day today!

Here's a quick reminder to those shutterbugs out there - today is picture day! Bring your best smile in with you this morning!

St. Matthew practices Fire drill and Evacuation

As part of our safe and caring schools the staff and students of St. Matthew school practiced a fire drill and evacuation Friday Oct 17.  The practice was performed well and we will learn from it to keep making our students safe! God Bless!

Congratulations to our Cross Country Runners

A huge congratulations goes out to coach Mrs Whitesell and her cross country runners.  37 runners and coaches competed along with 900 other runners from around central Alberta in Lacombe.  Our students acted as great ambassadors for our school and…

Student Council News

The St. Matthew Student Council has met and set out the calender for the year.  We have booked for October and plan to have a Halloween dance for the Middle School which is Grades 6-8 on Oct 23 from 6-9 pm.  The cost is $5 per student.  We also plan…

Meeting Time Changed

Important meeting update: The scheduled School Council meeting on Oct. 23, has been moved to Wednesday, Oct. 22nd. Please update your calendars!

School Council Rep

We are still looking to have one representative per grade on St. Matts School Council, and would appreciate your support!  It would be great to give your child a voice through your participation.  Please contact the office or Laura A. for more information. 

Thanksgiving Blessings

St. Matthew School staff wishes all of our families, friends and parish community members a restful and joyful long weekend.  See you again on Tuesday! God Bless!

Rock Celebration

St. Matthew School Grade five classes hosted their annual Rock Celebration yesterday.  They gathered to celebrate and thank God for the gift of each person within their classroom community.  During the celebration some of the students shared their…

Stuff the Bus

Great work bringing in donations for our food bank, and showing your leadership in the community!  Stuff the Bus has been a great success! Not only are you making Mrs. J wear an Oilers jersey, but you're also feeding a tonne of families.  

Lockdown Practice

Thank you to our students and staff who have successfully and efficiently participated in St. Matthew's first lockdown drill for the year. By working together, we provide a safe and secure environment for our St. Matts community.

A Family Fitness Challenge

Dear Parents/Guardians: We at St. Matthew Catholic School are promoting health and wellness by promoting 30 minutes of physical activity each day outside of the school day! This year, we have created a running shoe competition between classes. On the…

School Fees Reminder

A gentle reminder to all families that our school program fees are due at the office. We will be sending out reminder invoices on Monday! We can accept cash, cheque, debit or credit cards. Thank you!

Band Camp

Wishing luck to our middle school band students who left today for their band camp.  Safe travels to them and the Grade 5 band students who will join them tomorrow for the day.  God Bless!

Thank you to Heather Howe

Today, St. Matthew says goodbye and thank you to a valued friend and computer genius.  Thank you Heather Howe for your many hours of support for the staff and students of St. Matthew School.  We wish you luck at your new school!  

Bible Celebration

A prayer for safe travels goes out to our grade 4 students who are heading in to Red Deer for a bible celebration. Have fun grade 4s! We would like to thank the CWL for their continued support of our students!

Grade 3 SLAs

Our grade 3 students took part for the first time in Alberta's new Student Learner Assessments today, thanks largely to our awesome grade 3 teachers and staff! Keep up the great work grade 3!

Terry Fox

Today we had over 450 students, staff, and volunteers participate in our annual Terry Fox run, organized by Mr. O.  From walkers, joggers, bikers, scooters, and many more, it was a beautiful day to get out and support this amazing foundation as a school…

Welcome Back Mass

Thank you to Father Christian for the beautiful and inspiring mass today for our students, staff and parent community.  What a great way to start the new school year.  Thank you for also blessing our entry way Prayer Centre!

School Bus Drivers Wanted!

Looking for a rewarding experience, one that impacts the lives of the students in our community? Do you love driving and being around students? This work is very popular with mothers who want a work schedule that matches the school calendar. A nice…

Meet the Teacher - What a turnout!

It was very nice to meet and see you all last night at our "Meet the Teacher" evening! St. Matts community had a great turnout despite the cold weather. Unfortunately, we neglected to introduce Mrs. Laura Andreas, our St. Matthew School Council Chair,…

New School Bus App

It's here! A school bus app for your iPhone that lets you know if your child's school bus in on schedule, delayed or cancelled. Just go to the iPhone app store and search rdcrs. You'll love it! Sorry folks, there is no app for non-Iphone users…

Terry Fox Run!

Our annual Terry Fox Event is coming up soon.  The National School Run Day is Wednesday, September 24th at 2:00 PM.  Pledge forms will be given out by homeroom teachers this week.  It is one of our biggest service projects of the year.  Please…

Our September Newsletter is out!

Click on the link here to see it, or look at new or old newsletters under the "news" tab. 

Welcome back!

We are very excited to see and meet all of our new and returning students! Welcome back St. Matts! We have exciting news: we have opened a third kindergarten classroom. Please welcome Mrs. Kohut and Mrs. Kidd when you meet them! Please come join us for…

Welcome Back to School

Welcome to all students new and old!  Our first day back is Tuesday, September 2, 2014! See you soon!

PRAYER FOR A NEW SCHOOL YEAR

  Spirit of God, fill our hearts with a desire to seek truth and rejoice in beauty. Help us to know what is pleasing to you and to understand what is right and good in your sight. Give us the spirit of learning that we may please you by our thoughts…