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

Friday, October 21st

Teacher School of Faith - NO SCHOOL • 8:00am - 9:00am
Saturday, October 22nd

St. Matthew Fall Festival • 8:00am - 9:00am
Fall Festival • 9:00am - 10:00am
SMCS Soccer vs HF @ Hayden • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday, October 23rd

St. John of Capistrano
Fall Festival • 9:00am - 10:00am
St. Matthew Fall Festival • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Monday, October 24th

St. Anthony Mary Claret
Tuesday, October 25th

K-4th mass/1st • 8:00am - 9:00am
Girls basketball practice • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

No school Thursday or Friday

Just a reminder to all families that SMCS will NOT be in session on Thursday, October 20 or Friday, October 21.  Parent-teacher conferences will be held Thursday from noon - 8:00 p.m.  

We hope to see everyone at the parish Fall Festival this weekend!

Halloween parade and parties

We will start at 2:30 on Monday, October 31 in the back parking lot of school. In case of inclement weather, we'll be in the gym.  Parents will be allowed to help their younger children dress for the parade starting no earlier than 2:15.  Please note that costumes that have gory, scary or otherwise inappropriate props (including toy weapons) or themes should not be worn because those who do choose those costumes will not be allowed to participate in the parade in them.  If you’re not sure if your child’s costume is school-appropriate, please call the school well in advance to discuss.  We’ve not had any serious problems in the past, so let’s work together to keep this tradition safe and fun for all!

 Classroom parties will follow the parade and dismissal will be at the normal time. Thank you!

St. Matthew 5K run/walk

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 at Great Life Golf & Fitness, 913 SE 29th Street. Come join us for the St. Matthew Skeleton Scramble 5K Run/Walk & Free Kid's Funny Bone 1K Run. This year makes the 11th Anniversary of the Fall Festival Celebration 5K Run/Walk. This fun filled 5K Run/Walk benefits the many ministries of St. Matthew Catholic Church.
5K Registration & Fees
$25.00 - On or before October 10th, $30 - All registrations after October 10th, including day of race
**Register early to be guaranteed a race t-shirt***
You may register by filing out a registration form (see left side of this page) and sending it to St. Matthew Church or you may register online at, select event "St. Matthew Catholic Church 5K Run/Walk"
Funny Bones Registration
Kids (12 & under) - FREE (t-shirt no included), register on race day only. You may also go online to to purchase a kid's t-shirt. COSTUMES WELCOME!
Race Day Schedule
7:15am Late Registration &* packet pickup
8:15am Kid's 1K Run start
8:30am 5K Run/Walk start

Kindergarten Information Night

Please spread the word that we're hosting a kindergarten information night for families who will have a kindergartener in 2017 or 2018 on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. at SMCS.  We'll answer questions about faith formation, academic curriculum, financial aid, special-needs programming, and any other questions one might have.  Free child care by SMCS faculty and Hayden Catholic High School students will be available.

Celebrate your loved ones with books!

SMCS would like to invite you to celebrate your child or remember a loved one with a gift to the school library in the form of a new book in their honor or memory.  We currently have several books that have been donated in memory of loved ones and on the inside cover, those books are identified as a special gift in memory of someone and include the donor’s name. 

The idea came to us to also celebrate birthdays this way as well.  If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with a special book that can be shared by their friends in the library, we encourage you to select a book they would enjoy and send it to the school office for Mrs. Otting to prepare for circulation in the school library.  Please do not worry about duplicates because chances are if it is a new book we may not have it and if it is a classic, we likely could use a new copy! 

On a separate sheet of paper, please write the name, dates, donor, etc. and include it with the book to assist us in accurately documenting the gift.  Feel free to write your own personal note inside the book cover if you would like.

Thank you for your consideration of this special book project.

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