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St. Matthew Catholic School
1000 SE 28th Street
Topeka, KS 66605
(785) 235-2188


Kindergarten and Bible Buddies will Celebrate Thanksgiving

Our class will celebrate Thanksgiving with our Bible buddies on Tuesday, November 24.  We will be having our feast during our regular lunch instead of eating hot lunch or bringing lunch from home.

Each child in both classes has been asked to bring something to contribute.  If your child is bringing a non-perishable item, you can send it in at anytime.  If your child is bringing something that needs to be refrigerated please send it on Tues., Nov. 24th!

Students in both classes are making pilgrim and Native American hats and they will get to choose which they would like to be at the feast!  


Mrs. Jewell's classroom notes

Please see my weekly classroom notes under "Documents" on this page!

Prayer for Catholic Schools

Dear Lord,

Bless those who work and learn in our Catholic schools.

Give our teachers the grace every day to be models of you to all they meet.

Give our students the desire to learn their lessons, and also to grow closer to you through our Mother and our older siblings, the Saints.

Give our administrators the guidance they need, to balance the needs of the school with a life modeled on you and your compassion.

Give our school parents the understanding, to make the most of school based on you for the academic and spiritual lives of their children.


Why Can't I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight? Let's Figure it out mathematically!

Student A reads 20 minutes/five nights/every week.

Student B reads only 4 minutes a night (or not al all).

Step 1:  Multiply minutes per night 5 times each week.

Student A reads 20 X 5 = 100 minutes.

Student B reads 4 X 5=20 minutes.

Step 2:  Multiply minutes per week times 4 weeks per month.

Student A reads 400 minutes/month.

Student B reads 80 minutes/month.

Step 3:  Multiply minutes per month times 9 school months/year.

Student A reads 3600 minutes/school year.

Student B reads 720 minutes/school year.


Student A practices reading the equivalent of 10 whole school days each year.

Student B gets the equivalent of only 2 school days of reading practice.


By the end of  sixth grade, if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits:

Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days.

Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days.

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