Jaguar Journal: Summer Edition 06/01/2021
St. Matthew Elementary Jaguar Journal: Summer Edition
June 1, 2021
St. Matthew Elementary
This week's to-do list:
Return 2021-2022 tuition contract
If you are missing end of the year report cards, or items from your child's locker, please plan to come in to school this week to pick up. Any items left over will be mailed home next week.
Important Upcoming Dates
Aug 12: 2021-2022 school registration
Aug 23: 1st day of school
Aug 23: Early dismissal at 12:05PM
Each week we like to recognize students who go above and beyond to show positive interactions while at St. Matthew School. Here are this week's PAWSITIVE students...keep up the great work!
-- Lennox Shovein
-- Kaylee Wood
-- Sam Gilliland
-- Henry Lammers
-- Sara Oehler
Congratulations to the following Essentials Students of the Month for March, April, and May! They have each received a t-shirt.
-- Henry Lammers
-- Evan Thuente
-- Madeline Halverson
-- Sara Oehler
-- Maddix Wery
-- Teresa Tyler
-- Ayla Secor
-- Jimmer Larson
-- Eason McMurrin
-- Charlotte Leuck
-- Molly Cheverton
OPEN POSITIONS UPDATE
St. Matthew Preschool and Elementary have openings for the following positions, if you know of anyone interested, please have them reach out to me at
or by calling 319-362-3021.
4th grade teacher (1.0)
3 year old preschool teacher (0.7)
Preschool Director (0.5 time)
WELCOME HOLLY KAUFFMAN
Holly Kauffman has eight years’ experience teaching preK–6th grade instrumental and vocal music in schools throughout Iowa. She is Kodály and Orff certified with specialization in clarinet methods, and teaches private lessons to both beginning and advanced students. Ms. Kauffman gladly embraces leadership roles, as demonstrated by having launched a new 4th-6th grade band program from scratch, as well as by having designed and taught several of her own week-long themed summer music camps. Her other recent positions include as elementary band director and music teacher in the Burlington Community, Sacred Heart, Maquoketa, Keota, and Summit school systems. In addition, Holly has performance experience with various ensembles including the Karl King Band, Southeast Iowa Band, and Southeast Iowa Symphony. Holly graduated from Iowa State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and lives in North Liberty. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, playing with her cats, and cheering on the Cyclones with friends and family.
Keep using Scrip this summer!
Any money earned on orders placed
before July 1st
will be included in this year's earnings and can be used towards tuition credits for next school year. Orders placed
after July 1st
will begin accumulating your earnings for the program next year.
You can still place orders for physical gift cards all summer long! You can choose to ship some cards directly to your home, or you can choose for them to be delivered to St. Matthew- those items will be available for pickup at the ECC. Of course you can keep purchasing and using e-gift cards at any time!
School Supplies Order Here
Summer Reading Program with the Kernels
The Kernels Summer Reading Program is designed to help encourage students in Pre-K – 5th grade stay engaged in reading this summer. Usually Mr. Schucks comes by to tell us all about it. Since he is unable to visit this year, he sent us the link to and electronic program scorecard to your students. Check it out and get reading!
Kernels Summer Reading Program
Especially For You Race
St. Matthew School will once again have a team for the annual Especially For You Race Against Breast Cancer. If you'd like to be part of the team, please follow the link below to sign up. This year's race will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021. We'd love to have our biggest team yet, so please consider joining us!
2021-2022 CR Bulldogs Registration is Now Open!
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2021-2022 CR Bulldogs season
To register go to:
Over the summer there will be communication on rosters, uniforms, schedules and getting everything ready to start in September! Any questions please reach out to Bulldogs President Dale Emerson at
CR SAINTS GIRLS SOFTBALL
CR Saints Softball will be holding tryouts for the 2021 fall through 2022 spring/summer seasons for 8U-12U teams. Join our organization for some FUN and COMPETITIVE softball!!! Online registration begins on June 30, 2021. www.crsaintssoftball.com
Tryout dates: July 26-30
● 8U: born on or after January 1, 2013; birth years 2013 or after
● 10U: born on or after January 1, 2011; birth years 2011-12
● 12U: born on or after January 1, 2009; birth years 2009-10
Visit us on Facebook: Cedar Rapids Saints Softball @crsaintssoftball
Contact us with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
***Make-up dates will be set-up on an as-needed basis, July 19-22. Please email after June 30 to schedule an individual time.
Regis Middle School News
Regis Middle School Coaches Needed
Regis is currently seeking a coach for boys tennis, girls soccer, 7th & 8th football and 8th grade girls volleyball teams. Any potential coach must have their K-12 Iowa Coaching Authorization. Expected practice times are after school Monday-Thursday and may begin the first full week of school. If interested, please contact Kyler Nelson, at
Thank you and have a great summer!!
Xavier Youth Summer Camps
Xavier High School will be hosting a variety of summer camps for elementary and middle school students this summer. Campers will have an opportunity to learn key skills from the coaches and directors of Xavier's championship-caliber activities programs while having fun!
Camps currently offered include Girls Basketball, Girls Basketball Coach Tom Lilly's "Shoot Like a Champion" Clinic, Show Choir, Co-Ed Track, Boys Basketball, and Volleyball. Additional camps are expected to be added soon!
to register today and to learn more! All campers receive a t-shirt and all registration is online - no phone orders. For additional information, contact Pam Barta in the XHS Activities Office at email@example.com or 319-294-6635 ext. 302.
Xavier Summer Camps
May 29 - Jackson Owens
May 29 - Zoey Takes
May 30 - Adrian Tirado-Lopez
May 30 - Arianna Tirado-Lopez
June 2 - Jazmine Gansen
June 4 - Henry Romig
June 7 - Caroline Smith
June 8 - Lily Moses
June 10 - Briella Kittrell
June 16 - Daisy Corio-Garcia
June 16 - Andrew Pewu
June 17 - Emerson Owens
June 19 - Amelia Walsh
June 20 - Harper Mohwinkle
June 22 - Santiago Gilliland
June 27 - Sara Oehler
More Upcoming Birthdays
July 4 - Fiona Hartman
July 4 - Jack Thuente
July 5 - Owen Ireland
July 6 - Madeline Halverson
July 7 - Oliver Pino
July 7 - Violet VeDepo
July 9 - Henry Lammers
July 15 - Kaylee Wood
July 16 - Lila Hughes
July 18 - Evan Thuente
July 28 - Macy McGrath
July 31 - Hayden Dietz
July 31 - Naomi Jengwa
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