New and Noteworthy
New and Noteworthy
Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools!
Twenty years ago, Saint Pope John Paul II said to an audience of Catholic educators in New Orleans: "Yours is a great gift to the Church, a great gift to your nation." Countless people in our country have been blessed by the many gifts of Catholic schools. However, many adults have lost touch with their local Catholic school community. It is time for those people who have been impacted by our school to reconnect with the community that gave them so much, and give back.
With this recognition in mind, NCEA (National Catholic Educational Association) is pleased to present the online giving campaign: Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools. Please consider making a gift to St. Matthew Catholic School, and invest in the future of Catholic education. All gifts will be matched, thanks to the generosity of the Weston Foundation.
Check our Website and Facebook pages for details about how and when to make a gift during this special event. Thank you for continuing to support St. Matthew Catholic School!
Every year during the month of November, together with our Religious Education program, each grade at St. Matthew School collects canned goods and other non-perishable food items and assembles them in baskets, enabling 40 families in need to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal to share with their loved ones.
On Nov. 20th, families gathered for the Soup and Bread Dinner in the school basement, after which food baskets were delivered to area friends and neighbors.
We want to thank those who donated to this important cause--both food and cash donations--and also those who buzzed around Hillsboro bringing groceries and happiness to those in need this year. God bless you!
The St. Matthew First grade class hosted the Annual All Saints' Day Mass on Friday, November 1st in the church. The first graders dressed as the saint of their choice, and recited a short speech about their saint.
Students and their families worked hard to prepare costumes and readings for this special event, and the church was packed full with St. Matthew families, friends, parishioners and community members. Thank you to those who attended and supported our students on this solemnity honoring all saints!
Each year, the children in Mrs. Kemp's 7th grade science class complete individual projects honoring those who have passed away, but have left behind important legacies in the field of science. The well-loved event has been dubbed the Dead Scientists Society.
As part of the project, each student researched a scientist, wrote a paper, created a tombstone, and dressed in costume to resemble their scientist; all work was displayed on Halloween. In addition to deceased scientists walking about the "graveyard," there were some donuts and other Halloween treats--it was quite the celebration.
Kids from other grades were invited to visit the Dead Scientists down in the science lab, where they learned about the scientists' contributions and achievements, as well as interesting facts. For example, did you know that Marie Curie's notebooks are STILL radioactive? True story.
We hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy Halloween!
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January 17, 2020
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