Thursday Updates - 3/14
March 14, 2019 - Happy Pi Day
Important Notes for today and tomorrow:
We DO have school tomorrow, Friday 3/15 -
if you are going to be absent, please call the school at 319-362-3021 or send an email to
Tonight is the last night of conferences, just a reminder to check your schedule if you are scheduled for tonight
(the Usborne book fair is still going on)
Tonight is our JK/K Open House, if you know of anyone interested in either of these programs, please encourage them to attend from 5:30-6:30 PM
See below for the latest ESA alert
- please take action by clicking the link included (it only takes a few minutes)
We have had some great interest in assistance with the Scrip program, please sign up below if you are able to help out this great opportunity
ESA Action Alert
Dear Parent(s), Staff, and School Supporters,
The Senate Education Committee has passed Senate File 547, which would offer Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) in the amount of about $4,000 for parents of children with special needs and some parents who have been denied open enrollment within the public school system. Education Savings Accounts allow parents who choose not to enroll their children in a public school to receive a deposit of public funds into a savings account set up by the state. This money could be used by parents for Catholic school tuition and some other education expenses including tutoring.
Please take a moment to contact your State Senator to express your support of SF 547. You can use this link from the Iowa Catholic Conference to send your communication:
Thank you for your support,
Amy Conlon, Principal
Back By Popular Demand.......SCRIP
We are all aware that costs are increasing for virtually everything we buy. We, at St. Matthew Elementary, feel that it is important to provide opportunities to our families to reduce their costs of education as much as possible. In researching options, one of the best ways for you to earn money to be applied to your families tuition is through the use of SCRIP.
The amazing part about the SCRIP program is not only its ease of use but that it truly does NOT require that you spend any additional money. The money you would have spent at a location would be used to purchase gift cards and then you would use the gift cards to make your purchases. We are going to be using the Great Lakes Scrip program which allows both in-person and online purchases.
This is where we need your help, we are in need of approximately 20 volunteers (for a variety of roles) to make this program run smoothly. Additionally, we are looking for a chairperson (or co-chairs) to help oversee this program. Please complete the form below by Friday, March 15th to indicate your interest in helping with the SCRIP program. With your help we can provide this amazing opportunity.
Please feel free to share this with others (i.e. grandparents, parishioners, etc) as well if they would be interested in helping out, regardless of the capacity!
on Thursday, March 14 at 11:43AM