Jaguar Journal - 5/16/19
St. Matthew Elementary Jaguar Journal
May 16, 2019 - a day early with Rainbow Olympics TOMORROW
St. Matthew Elementary
This week's to-do list:
Purchase your 1st Day of School Supplies - click the link below!
Plan to join us for Rainbow Day TOMORROW!!
Order Here - 1st Day of School Supplies
This Week's To-Do List:
* Vote for St. Matt's in the UnityPoint "Imaging the Amazing" contest (see below)
* Send in box tops and Hy-Vee receipts
Anna Nguyen Fiona Hartman
Mason Fisher Brooklyn Braid
Tristan Rosteck Neveah Pewee
Keaton Fitzgerald Norah Richmond
Avery Ohde Genna Haan
Annabell Deegan Chase Rust
Evan Thuente Andrew Renner
Sophia Bates Nolan Larson
Cate Charkowski Kamryn Waddell
Keegan Stastny . Garrison Miller
Important Upcoming Events
May 17 - School Assembly at 10:45 AM
May 17 - Rainbow Olympics Day begins at 10:45 AM
May 22 - Mass 8:35 AM (4th grade)
May 25 - Memorial Day - No School
May 30 - Dress down day - move on up and cleaning on up day
May 31 - Mass 8:35 AM (3rd grade)
May 31 - Last Day of School (early dismissal at 10:30 AM)
This Weeks Thank You's....
To all who helped with Rainbow Olympics, thank you in advance for your work, most especially Brianna Carney and our Rainbow Committee to led the charge in this great event!
Amy Williams for an amazing spring concert and to all who helped with the organization and set-up of this amazing event - Brianna Carney, Colette Bates, Trudy Smith, Elizabeth Wareham and Hannah Chute
Annie Schaub for the beautiful planters that welcome all who enter St. Matthew; they always look amazing and have a seasonal flare. We appreciate your donation of the plants and materials, as well as your time and energy to make St. Matthew look so beautiful.
Rainbow Day is TOMORROW...
PLEASE NOTE: Rainbow Day is happening tomorrow, rain or shine!
If the weather is not looking conducive to the afternoon activities, we will be moving them indoors. As for lunch, we are going to grill regardless and hope to serve outside but will hold off on that decision until it is closer to lunch time. You are still welcome to join us!
Students will be in their Rainbow Team colored shirts and comfy bottoms (lots of running and fun activities) for the day. Included below is the agenda.
10:45 a.m.--Assembly in the gym
11:15 a.m. to noon--Lunch is served (required lunch reservation form)
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.--Rainbow Day Activity Rotations
3:00 p.m.--End of day dismissal and prayer
Last Week of School
Just a note for the calendar for the last week of school, see below:
Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day, No School
Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 29th - Normal school days and dress code
Thursday, May 30th - Dress down day, students will be having a move-it-up day, cleaning out lockers, spaces, etc.
Friday, May 31st - Mass at 8:35AM and Awards Ceremony to follow at church. Students will return to the classroom to get their report cards with dismissal to follow at approximately 10:30AM.
Please mark your calendars!!!
Summer Adventure Camp - STEAM On!
Looking for Fun with Friends this summer while learning new skills? Check out the new 2019 Summer Adventure camps by STEAM On! For more Information and to register online visit the link below. Questions? Email info@STEAMOn.net to get started on a great summer exploring Robotics, STEAM, and so much more!
Students entering grades 1-9 in the fall, and interested adult volunteers
STEAM On Summer Adventure Camps
Camps run June 24 - August 2
Emerson Learning Center (MHSAP Building) - Lower Level, 1400 10th Avenue, Marion, Iowa
STEAM On - Community Robotics and STEAM Center
Shelley Kamp, Asst. to the Founder
$160 non-members / $140 STEAM On members per half day for 5 day sessions
2019 STEAM On Summer Adventure Flyer
SUMMER CLASSES WITH TEACHERS
Reminder that several teachers are doing special summer classes. See the attached sheet for more info and to sign up!
Fun in the Sun 2019.pdf
Special Education Services Survey
Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities. The Iowa Department of Education is gathering this data as a census for both students with and without a disability using a four-question survey. We are asking you to please complete this 4 question survey.
2018-2019 Survey Letter to Parents - AEA 7
2019-20 Family Formation Registration is now OPEN!
Families are encouraged to sign up for next year's Family Formation offered through St. Matthew Parish. This is for families with students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Sessions will begin in September. Visit
to learn more and sign up.
Iowa Skipper Jump Rope Camp 2019
The Iowa Skipper Jump Rope Team is conducting a three-day camp for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. It will be held June 12-14th at Taft Middle School. Over 100 different single tricks will be taught, as well as fun jumping long ropes and double dutch, and more. The cost is $45 and includes a jump rope. You can find more information at
and on the flyer below.
Jump Rope Camp.pdf
America Reads Bookmark Contest
Students going into kindergarten through 5th grade next year are invited to create a bookmark to enter into the annual America Reads Bookmark Contest. The bookmark design should address the theme: "My Favorite Book in the Universe is..." Entry forms will be available starting June 1st at all local public libraries. Entries must be turned in to one of the local libraries by July 31st.
ALUMNI: Ride with Us On Our 2nd-Annual Alumni Bike Ride!
The LaSalle-Regis-Xavier Alumni Association Board invites all LaSalle, Regis and Xavier alumni (and family) to join us for our second annual Alumni Bike Ride on June 8th! Alumni Bike Ride
10:30 a.m. Register/Sign-In at Sag Wagon Deli & Brew (827 Shaver Rd NE)
11 a.m. (approximately): Start riding from Sag Wagon
Stop #1: Little Bohemia (1317 3rd St SE) Stop #2: Iowa Brewing Co. (708 3rd St SE)
Stop #3/Finish at 4 p.m. (approximately): Return to Sag Wagon
This year’s route features stops at the Sag Wagon Deli & Brew, Little Bohemia, and Iowa Brewing Co. The route is approximately five miles and fit for a leisurely Saturday ride filled with friends, fun and a few giveaway prizes too!
Everyone is invited to stick around at the Sag Wagon after the finish of the ride to catch up with fellow alumni. ALUMNI - Remember to wear your old school LaSalle, Regis, and Xavier gear for the ride if you have it! This ride is entirely free (there will be a free-will offering to support the Alumni Association). We hope to see you riding with us on June 8th! Family is welcome!
The Xavier Booster Club will once again hold its annual Golf Outing at beautiful Elmcrest Country Club on Monday, June 24th! Sign up now for morning or afternoon shotgun (spots will go fast!).
: Monday, June 24, 2019
: Elmcrest Country Club
: $150 per person Includes lunch, driving range, golf cart, golf, flight prizes dinner & reception
: 4-person Best Shot
Tentative Schedule of Activities:
Morning Shot-Gun – 8:00 AM (Driving Range open at 7:30AM)
Lunch – Noon
Afternoon Shot-Gun – 1:00 PM (Driving Range open at Noon)
Dinner / Prizes – Following afternoon golf (around 6:30PM)
Sign Up Here
Farewell to Mrs. Globokar
While Beth Globokar isn't going very far, she is leaving her position as principal at Regis Middle School. Help us bid her a fond farewell by joining us on Thursday, May 23, 3:30 - 5:30 pm at Regis Middle School, as we recognize and thank Mrs. Globokar for her many years of service in Catholic education!
Own a Piece of Regis History!
With the upcoming replacement of the historic wooden bleachers in the Regis Middle School gymnasium, and in an effort to preserve a part of that history, Regis has enlisted the help of Kory Helgens of Spring Run Designs in Marion, to create some beautiful memorabilia pieces from the wood. He has crafted a cross, spoon, cheese board and canoe paddle. If you attended the Royal T Night fundraiser, you got a sneak preview of them; if not, they are available in the Regis Main Office if you’d like to see them. We are taking pre-orders through May 3rd for anyone interested. You may access the Google Form found
to see pictures, get pricing information and let us know what you'd like to purchase. Please contact Dianne at
or 363-1968 if you have questions. Thank you!
Message from the Principal
Tuition contracts will be coming out shortly, just a reminder to review and return as soon as possible. You can have your student drop them in the main office at any time.
As always, please be sure to let me know of any questions! We are looking forward to a great 2019-2020 school year, we are working on some cool enhancements to our already amazing school!
Essentials Team Highlight
Essentials have had a very busy week with the spring concert and Rainbow Olympics! Thanks for all their hard work on these many activities!
Next Week's Birthdays
May 18 - Lila Thuente
May 19 - Emily Frisby
May 21 - Ruby Maybanks
May 22 - Maylin Tursi
May 24 - Nicholas Larson
May 24 - Charlotte Leuck
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