School Contact

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

Wednesday, May 25th

St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi
St. Bede, the Venerable, Doctor of English History (673-735)
St. Gregory VII
Kindergarten program-PH West • 10:00am - 12:00pm
3rd grade lemondade stand • 3:20pm - 3:45pm
Thursday, May 26th

St. Philip Neri
School dismisses for summer at noon • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Friday, May 27th

St. Augustine of Canterbury
Saturday, May 28th

Sunday, May 29th

Last day of school

The last day of school for the 2015-16 school year is Thursday, May 26.  We will dismiss at NOON, and no hot lunch will be served.

Notices went home last week to those who are behind on tuition or lunch fees, haven't turned in volunteer hours, and/or have library books, etc.  If you received one of these notices, please attend to this issues ASAP so grade cards can be released.  Thank you!

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.

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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