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


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Wednesday, September 20th

St. Andrew Kim Taegon
St. Paul Chong Hasang and Companions
Individual (uniform) & class pics • 8:00am - 11:00am
soccer practice • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Volleyball (B) vs HF (B) @ CTK • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Volleyball (A) vs HF (A) @ CTK • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 21st

St. Matthew the Apostle
Jeans Day • 8:00am - 9:00am
Feast of St. Matthew • 8:00am - 9:00am
Topeka Water Festival - 4th grade field trip • 9:30am - 2:00pm
SMCS volleyball practice • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Friday, September 22nd

Hayden Homecoming
Saturday, September 23rd

St. Padre Pio da Pietrelcina
Soccer vs TC1 @ Hayden • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Soccer vs MPH1 @ Hayden • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sunday, September 24th

Blessing of the Pets - October 4


All are invited to bring their beloved pets for a special blessing on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Wednesday, October 4, at 2:45 in the south parking lot near the carport.  Please have all pets on a leash or in a pet carrier to ensure safety for all.

Picture Day Wednesday, September 20

Individual (in uniform) and class pictures will be taken tomorrow, September 20.  Additional order forms can be found in front of the school office.  You may also order pictures online at using order code: 21591NA.

Fall sports team pictures will be taken immediately after school in the gym.  Don't forget to bring your sports uniform! 

September 21 Jeans Day for hurricane relief

Our next Jeans Day is September 21, which also happens to be the feast of St. Matthew, our patron saint.  All money raised on this jeans day will go to appropriate relief services designated by the USCCB.   Please give generously to help those who have been affected by the recent hurricanes.

Monarch waystation and Leaven article

Many of our classrooms are participating in our STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) monarch project.  Just this morning, kindergarten and 2nd grade released the monarch butterflies they raised from eggs in their classrooms.  The Leaven has picked up the story and sent a reporter today to learn more.  She is not sure when the article will run, but keep an eye out for it!  If your child is particularly interested in the monarch butterfly project, please click here to read about other activities related to monarchs in Lawrence and Topeka.  Our rosary garden is now on the list of official monarch waystations because we have the right combination of plants to support them on their journey to Mexico.  Learn more at and see an interactive map of monarch waystations at  Thank you to Mary Alice Scheer, Mary Alford, and Jennifer Dessert for leading the way in these efforts!

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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