School Contact

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

Wednesday, July 27th

Thursday, July 28th

New Parent Orientation Night • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, July 29th

St. Martha
Saturday, July 30th

St. Peter Chrysologus, Doctor of Homilies (400-450)
Sunday, July 31st

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Family orientation and all-school potluck


Just a reminder that our New Family Orientation meeting will be held this Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 in the parish hall followed by a potluck dinner at 7:00. SMCS PTO will provide the pizza and we ask that you please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Current families are also welcome to join! RSVP to Debbie Otting at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Get your enrollment packets at church soon

SMCS enrollment packets will be available at the back of church the weekend of July 30-31 and August 6-7.  Enrollment goes much more smoothly if all paperwork is filled out ahead of time. If you are not going to be at mass those weekends, please contact the school office at 235.2188 for alternate arrangements.

Summer packets available

To help our students avoid "summer slide," the teachers have provided free printable summer packets or have listed helpful websites on their individual webpages.  Go to "staff" in the green bar above, and scroll down to your child's teacher.

TSCPL summer reading program

In backpacks this week you will find the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Summerfest Reading Program flyer with the Reading Tracker located on the back.  All SMCS students are encouraged to sign up online and participate in this program during the summer. 

In library class Mrs. Otting explained how the TSCPL rewards readers with a prize after every two hours of reading.  Upon reading a total of 12 hours, the TSCPL enters readers in their Grand Prize Drawing for a Kindle Fire HD and issues a completion certificate.  As an added incentive, all SMCS students who bring their summer certificate to me when school starts in August will earn a special pizza lunch in the library! 

St. Matthew has earned awards in the past for being Reading Champions and we want to do this again.  The Summerfest theme is “Winners Read!” so don’t forget to jog your mind this summer and put in a little time each day to keep your brain buff!  On your mark, get set….Read!!      



Find Summer Meals in Your Community

Nutritious free meals are available through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations nationwide throughout the summer while school is out of session.  The following link takes you to more information: 

New sites will be added as the school year ends and throughout the summer.  Please check back often for updated information.

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