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We Did It!

October 22, 2020
By Paula Dunn

Last Spring before the COVID-19 pandemic forced shutdowns, school closures and new ways of interacting St. Matthew Church and School had started a Capital Campaign to replace the school roof and add some seismic upgrades to the building.  This was going to be a big undertaking even without a pandemic.  We are happy to report that through the generosity of many donors we were able to meet our fundraising goal even with the challenges of a global pandemic.  During the summer months the roof was replaced and the upgrades were completed, all in time to welcome back students and staff.  We are excited to have made several upgrades to our school building over the last several years.  We have created a preschool space, built a state-of-the-art Science Lab, installed a new heating and cooling system, and replaced the roof and made seismic upgrades.  We are eternally grateful to all the donors and volunteers who have made these project possible.  Our students and staff are blessed to be part of such a caring, compassionate, generous community.  THANK YOU!

Raising the Roof: Protecting our Future

February 25, 2020
By Heather Brower

On January 23rd, the St. Matthew community officially kicked off its capital campaign: Raising the Roof--Protecting our Future. The purpose of this fundraising campaign is to pay for new roof for our school/education center, which is desperately needed to ensure the building's functionality and longevity into the future.

The campaign goal is to raise $1.5 million, which will be used for replacement of the current roof, as well as for critical seismic upgrades in the building. More information, details about the plan and ways to give can be found on the campaign Website at http://www.churchcampaign.org/st_matthew_hillsboro_or.

 

Students Help Raise the Roof!

The St. Matthew Catholic School community is helping to raise the roof with a Lenten service project. The students are undertaking a coin and bottle collection that begins on March 2nd and will continue through April 12th. Each class will collect money, cans and bottles, and the entire school's collection will then be presented at a Sunday Mass. The students' goal is to raise $1,000 to contribute to the capital campaign.

You may help the students by donating coins, bottles and cans. All items can be sent with students to be added to their class donation jar, or contributions can also be delivered to the school office, where school staff members will take items to be returned for deposit. We are encouraging the kids to gather loose change to donate, or do chores around the house to earn coins. Every little bit helps!

Please join the children in their effort to contribute to this vital campaign, and help to better serve one another, our community and Christ.

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!

 

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October 1, 2020 |10:15 AM - 11:15 AM -
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October 8, 2020 |10:15 AM - 11:15 AM -
Jesuit High School Virtual Open House
October 11, 2020 |01:00 PM - 04:00 PM -

 Registration required: https://www.jesuitportland.org/

School Mass
October 15, 2020 |10:15 AM - 11:15 AM -
St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 17, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 18, 2020

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St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 18, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge
October 18, 2020 |12:00 PM - 02:00 PM -

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Central Catholic Virtual Open House
October 18, 2020 |01:00 PM - 04:00 PM -

Registration required: https://www.centralcatholichigh.org/admissions/virtual-open-house.html

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 19, 2020

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St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 19, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Virtual Costume Parade
October 20, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

SCRIP Order Pick-up Window
October 20, 2020

Pick-up times for orders placed by Sunday 5:59pm9:50am-10:00am2:00pm-2:10pmPick up orders at main entrance of the school.  

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 20, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 20, 2020

Add your entry to your gradeLet other see what you have madeSpooky, Creepy, Funny or CuteEnter your pumpkin to win some loot!https://padlet.com/smcshillsboro/hp60n5j0661amtts

St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 20, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Deadline for Thursday SCRIP Order Pick-up
October 20, 2020 |09:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Orders placed after 9:00pm will be available for pick-up the following Tuesday.ShopWithScrip.com

Virtual Costume Parade
October 21, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 21, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 21, 2020

Add your entry to your gradeLet other see what you have madeSpooky, Creepy, Funny or CuteEnter your pumpkin to win some loot!https://padlet.com/smcshillsboro/hp60n5j0661amtts

St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 21, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Virtual Costume Parade
October 22, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 22, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 22, 2020

Add your entry to your gradeLet other see what you have madeSpooky, Creepy, Funny or CuteEnter your pumpkin to win some loot!https://padlet.com/smcshillsboro/hp60n5j0661amtts

SCRIP Order Pick-up Window
October 22, 2020

For orders placed by 9:00pm Tuesday:9:50am-10:00am2:00pm-2:10pmPick up orders at main entrance of the school.

St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 22, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

School Mass
October 22, 2020 |10:15 AM - 11:15 AM -
Virtual Costume Parade
October 23, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 23, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 23, 2020

Add your entry to your gradeLet other see what you have madeSpooky, Creepy, Funny or CuteEnter your pumpkin to win some loot!https://padlet.com/smcshillsboro/hp60n5j0661amtts

St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 23, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Virtual Costume Parade
October 24, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 24, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 24, 2020

Add your entry to your gradeLet other see what you have madeSpooky, Creepy, Funny or CuteEnter your pumpkin to win some loot!https://padlet.com/smcshillsboro/hp60n5j0661amtts

St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 24, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Virtual Costume Parade
October 25, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 25, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 25, 2020

Add your entry to your gradeLet other see what you have madeSpooky, Creepy, Funny or CuteEnter your pumpkin to win some loot!https://padlet.com/smcshillsboro/hp60n5j0661amtts

St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 25, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Deadline for SCRIP Orders for Tuesday Pick-up
October 25, 2020 |05:59 PM - 05:59 PM -

Orders placed after 5:59pm will be available for pick-up the following Thursday.ShopWithScrip.comPick-up dates exclude holidays or school breaks.

Virtual Costume Parade
October 26, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

Scholastic Book Fair
October 26, 2020

"Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world." -Napoleaon Bonaparte St. Matthew's On Campus Book Fair opens Monday, October 26th and ends on October 30th. Studen...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 26, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 26, 2020

Add your entry to your gradeLet other see what you have madeSpooky, Creepy, Funny or CuteEnter your pumpkin to win some loot!https://padlet.com/smcshillsboro/hp60n5j0661amtts

St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 26, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Admissions Process for Jesuit High School (Spanish Zoom Meeting)
October 26, 2020 |06:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

¿Tiene usted a un estudiante en el grado 7 o 8 interesado en asistir a la secundaria Jesuit High School? Atienda a una reunión a través de Zoom para aprender más sobre Jesuit, el pro...

Virtual Costume Parade
October 27, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

SCRIP Order Pick-up Window
October 27, 2020

Pick-up times for orders placed by Sunday 5:59pm9:50am-10:00am2:00pm-2:10pm

Scholastic Book Fair
October 27, 2020

"Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world." -Napoleaon Bonaparte St. Matthew's On Campus Book Fair opens Monday, October 26th and ends on October 30th. Studen...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 27, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 27, 2020

Add your entry to your gradeLet other see what you have madeSpooky, Creepy, Funny or CuteEnter your pumpkin to win some loot!https://padlet.com/smcshillsboro/hp60n5j0661amtts

Halloween Dress (5th)
October 27, 2020

Students can wear Halloween themed clothing (including Halloween colors - Orange, Black and Purple)

St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 27, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Deadline for Thursday SCRIP Order Pick-up
October 27, 2020 |09:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Orders placed after 9:00pm will be available for pick-up the following Tuesday.ShopWithScrip.comPick-up dates exclude holidays or school breaks.

Virtual Costume Parade
October 28, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

Scholastic Book Fair
October 28, 2020

"Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world." -Napoleaon Bonaparte St. Matthew's On Campus Book Fair opens Monday, October 26th and ends on October 30th. Studen...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 28, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 28, 2020

Add your entry to your gradeLet other see what you have madeSpooky, Creepy, Funny or CuteEnter your pumpkin to win some loot!https://padlet.com/smcshillsboro/hp60n5j0661amtts

St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 28, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Virtual Costume Parade
October 29, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

Scholastic Book Fair
October 29, 2020

"Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world." -Napoleaon Bonaparte St. Matthew's On Campus Book Fair opens Monday, October 26th and ends on October 30th. Studen...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 29, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Halloween Dress Day (Kinder, 3rd,4th)
October 29, 2020

Students can wear Halloween themed clothing (including Halloween colors - Orange, Black and Purple)

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 29, 2020

Add your entry to your gradeLet other see what you have madeSpooky, Creepy, Funny or CuteEnter your pumpkin to win some loot!https://padlet.com/smcshillsboro/hp60n5j0661amtts

SCRIP Order Pick-up Window
October 29, 2020

For orders placed by 9:00pm Tuesday:9:50am-10:00am2:00pm-2:10pmPick up orders at main entrance of the school.

St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 29, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

School Mass
October 29, 2020 |10:15 AM - 11:15 AM -

Join Mass on St. Matthew Catholic Church's Facebook page at 10:15amWatch Mass on St. Matthew Catholic School's Facebook page after 10:15am

Virtual Costume Parade
October 30, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

Halloween Dress (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th)
October 30, 2020

Students can wear Halloween themed clothing (including Halloween colors - Orange, Black and Purple)

Scholastic Book Fair
October 30, 2020

"Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world." -Napoleaon Bonaparte St. Matthew's On Campus Book Fair opens Monday, October 26th and ends on October 30th. Studen...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 30, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 30, 2020

Add your entry to your gradeLet other see what you have madeSpooky, Creepy, Funny or CuteEnter your pumpkin to win some loot!https://padlet.com/smcshillsboro/hp60n5j0661amtts

St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 30, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

Virtual Costume Parade
October 31, 2020

Halloween is dress-up timeDo it now while you are in your primePick a costume that is cute or scaryPerhaps a pirate or a faeryWe want to see your creative sideWhatever you choose, wear it with prid...

Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 31, 2020

Shop our Online Scholastic Book Fair until October 31st!   SHOP NOW

Halloween
October 31, 2020
St. Matthew Catholic School Annual Wreath Sale
October 31, 2020

Help support St.Matthew Catholic School by purchasing your Christmas wreath or holiday greenery at our Annual Wreath Sale. These beautiful long lasting wreaths at made locally.  All sales will...

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