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Students Celebrate Catholic Schools

February 04, 2020
By Heather Brower

The students, staff, and families of St. Matthew Catholic School recently celebrated National Catholic Schools Week (January 26 through February 1). Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Currently in its 46th anniversary year, CSW has traditionally been held the last week in January. The theme for the 2020 CSW was “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

Schools typically observe the week with special Masses, open house events and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members to participate in and enjoy. Schools focus on the incomparable value that Catholic education provides to our youth and its contributions to church, local communities and the country.

The celebration at St. Matthew included a variety of fun events for all grades that were created to honor St. Matthew Catholic School—as well as Catholic schools across the country. Students enjoyed a week of themed spirit days, a staff versus eighth grade volleyball game, a pre-K through eighth grade open house and Special Friends’ Day—a time when students are invited to bring a friend or relative to join them for part of the school day as their special guest.

During Catholic Schools week, the students also participated in a service project, donating various items to send to our troops currently serving overseas. Additionally, seventh grade students spent time with their 1st grade buddies creating beautiful hand-made centerpieces for Specials Friends Day. On that day, our special guests also enjoyed coffee and a light breakfast, a musical performance from fourth grade, a fun activity in their student's classroom and finally, they attended school mass in the church.

We want to say thank you to all our special friends for coming to visit us during Catholic Schools Week, and thanks to everyone who supports St. Matthew Catholic School with their time, talents and treasures. We could not do what we do without you! 

NCEA National Day of Giving: Jan. 28-29

January 10, 2020
By Heather Brower

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!


Students Serve Hillsboro Community with Thanksgiving Baskets

December 06, 2019
By Heather Brower

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!

All Saints Mass

November 21, 2019
By Heather Brower

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!

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No Bus Service
February 3, 2020
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February 10, 2020

Students participate during their PE time.

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February 11, 2020

Students participate during their PE time.

Jump Rope for Heart Week
February 12, 2020

Students participate during their PE time.

Jump Rope for Heart Week
February 13, 2020

Students participate during their PE time.

Valentine's Day
February 14, 2020
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Students participate during their PE time.

Exclusion Day
February 19, 2020

Students who are not up-to-date on their immunizations or do not have records on file will be excluded starting today until proof of immunization is provided.

Knight of Columbus Free Throw Championship
February 23, 2020

11:30am Registration 12:00pm Start Time District 17 Hosted by Council 1634

Noodles & Company Dine-out Fundraiser
February 25, 2020

Join us at Noodles & Company from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring your flyer and Noodles and Company will donate 25% of their sales to St. Matthew!

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