Catholic Schools Week schedule 2018

#CSW18 is coming soon!  Look under "School Documents" for a complete schedule.

All School Photo January 26th

Dear Parents,

 

Next Friday, January 26, following our 8:05 a.m. all school mass, we will be taking an all-school photo in church for our yearbook cover.  We would like for all students to please wear their GREEN SMCS logo shirt with any uniform bottoms.  We will pray for healthy students so all may be in attendance that day and included in the photo.



Wild West Book Fair Results

Thank you to all of our families for helping make our Scholastic "Wild West" Book Fair a very successful one!   

 

The week before the book fair we collected loose change in the classrooms for the All For Books Program.  Each teacher was able to purchase books for their classroom with what their class collected.  The total loose change donations was $585.85.  This amount got added to our sales for the book fair which gave us a grand total of $5,798.43!!

 

In addition to the All for Books collection, $25.00 in gift certificates were purchased and 52 books totaling $398.46 were purchased for our teachers from their classroom wishlists.

 

Our school library received $1,335.91 in new books and has earned $1,853.23 in additional Scholastic Dollars to use in the future at Scholastic's Resource catalog or warehouse sale.

 

The 3rd grade class won the Bingo game and earned $20 for Mrs. Lein's classroom.  Jimmy Longstaff was the winner of the guessing game (554 jolly ranchers and he guessed 537) and earned $15.00 in books.

 

A special thank you to the volunteers who helped set-up on Tuesday and pack-up on Sunday.  Thank you to our teachers for your cooperation and participation in various book fair events.  On behalf of the teachers and staff at St. Matthew Catholic School, THANK YOU!!

 

Debbie Otting

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.