School Contact

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

Tuesday, January 24th

St. Francis de Sales, Doctor of Authors and the Press (1567-1622)
5th-8th mass/5th • 8:00am - 9:00am
Wednesday, January 25th

Conversion of St. Paul
Boys' basketball (B) vs HF (B) @ Topeka Collegiate • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, January 26th

Sts. Timothy & Titus
Friday, January 27th

St. Angela Merici
All school mass/2nd • 8:00am - 9:00am
Saturday, January 28th

St. Thomas Aquinas, Angelic Doctor (1225-1274)
Boys' basketball (A) vs HF (A) @ Topeka Collegiate • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Boys' basketball (B) vs MPH1 (B) @ Topeka Collegiate • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boys' basketball (C) vs HF (C) @ Topeka Collegiate • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chili Bingo • 6:00pm - 9:00pm


 Spring individual/sport pictures have been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 15, 2017. 

Catholic Schools Week schedule

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service


Coin Drive:  Collection jars will be in each classroom all week.  Proceeds will go directly to Andrew Gaffney, SMCS and Hayden graduate who is in his fourth year at Conception Seminary.  The teacher whose class has the highest percentage of funds raised will be “kidnapped” and get an hour off one day the next week.

Saturday, January 28 - 5:00 p.m. Mass, Chili Bingo and Silent Auction

  • SMCS Lions in boys’ basketball action at 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. at Topeka Collegiate.

  • SMCS students responsible for all liturgical ministries at Mass, 5:00 p.m.  Please plan to attend this Mass as a family, wearing your green SMCS shirts! Chili Bingo will immediately follow mass.

  • Silent Auction with Classroom Treasures and Time with Teacher items.  Front pew/row at 8th grade graduation, Advent and spring music concerts, principal’s parking spot, etc., also up for grabs!

Monday, January 30

  • Green Out - everyone wears green logo uniform shirt with khaki pants or skirt.

  • Grades 5-8 - Mass with Archbishop Naumann at HCHS at 9:30 a.m.  No shorts.  Girls who wear skirts should also wear tights.  No bare legs!

  • Dads for Donuts for kindergarteners, 8:00 a.m.


    • SMCS staff & students run their regular Meals on Wheels route and each class will complete acts of service around the parish and community.

Tuesday, January 31  

  • Lower grades have mass.

  • Spelling Bee – grades 4-8, 2:00 p.m. in parish hall.  Anyone interested in participating should tell his/her teacher.  A helpful list for preparation can be found at  Prizes for 1st and 2nd places.

Wednesday, February 1.  101st day of school.  Dress up like your 100-year old self!

  • Staff and students will pray together as a school once per hour.  Regular daily prayers + decade of the Rosary each hour we don’t already pray.

  • SMCS Lions in boys’ basketball action at 6:00 at Topeka Collegiate.

Thursday, February 2

  • Wear jeans (please remember a donation) and a SMCS spirit shirt

  • Bible Buddy activity in afternoon.

Friday, February 3.  Grandparents’ Day and Noon Dismissal/no hot lunch served.  

  • Regular uniform day.  All-school Mass - 8:05 a.m.  (Parents and Grandparents invited).  Blessing of St. Blaise.


  • Reception in parish hall following mass.

  • Student talent show, 10:00.

  • Singalong, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.  Parish hall.

  • Teacher Appreciation luncheon after dismissal.

Kindergarten Roundup - February 13

Kindergarten Roundup for the 2017-18 school year will be Monday, February 13. Current kindergarteners will NOT have school that day.

Call 235.2188 to register or follow this link:

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.

Bully Prevention Hotline

The Kansas State Department of Education, in partnership with Kansas Children’s Service League, is proud to announce the availability of the Bullying Prevention Hotline. This free, anonymous service is available to provide counsel and resources to those who have questions or concerns about bullying situations. The 24-hour hotline can be reached at (new phone number). You can also contact the hotline via text or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Provided through a Safe and Supportive Schools grant, the hotline is staffed by trained professionals and volunteers who listen to each caller’s concerns and seek to provide the caller with resources to assist him or her.

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