Jaguar Journal - 5/30/19
St. Matthew Elementary Jaguar Journal
May 30, 2019
St. Matthew Elementary
This week's to-do list:
Purchase your 1st Day of School Supplies - click the link below!
Have a great summer!
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
Important Upcoming Events
May 31 - Mass 8:35 AM (3rd grade)
May 31 - Last Day of School (early dismissal at 10:00/10:30 AM)
Last Day of School - TOMORROW, 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 10:00-10:30AM.
Office hours for the summer are below. Mrs. Conlon will be on site majority of these days, but feel free to call ahead if you would like to ensure that someone will be here.
Monday-Thursday: 830AM - 200PM
Friday: 830AM - 1200PM
Meet Our Newest Jaguars
Kathy Moser - Junior Kindergarten
My husband, Shawn and I are busy with our five children. I love to cheer for my kids at sporting events, read, bike ride and travel. I began my teaching career over 20 years ago at St. Matthew School, I taught in the Cedar Rapids Public School and I’m looking forward to coming back home to St. Matthew School to be working with the Jr. Kindergarteners! Welcome Kathy.
Erin Bunge - Band/Music
Erin will be moving to Cedar Rapids this summer, from Colorado, with her husband and infant son. She is originally from NE Iowa and looking forward to being closer to home. Erin has 10 years of experience between her teaching experiences in Iowa and Colorado. Erin will be teaching music and band at St. Matthew Elementary, additionally her son will be joining us at the ECC this fall. Welcome Erin.
Jacqueline Nepola - 2nd Grade
Jacqueline comes to St. Matthew from the Archdiocese of Chicago where she currently teaches 3rd grade. She is a Catholic school graduate from Iowa City Regina and will be teaching 2nd grade at St. Matthew next year. Jacqueline is looking forward to returning home and we are excited to have her as a Jaguar. Welcome Jacqueline.
Rachel Parr - 3 Yr Old Preschool
Rachel is a recent graduate of Mt. Mercy this spring and will be joining St. Matthew as the 3 year old preschool teacher. Additionally, Rachel holds a special education degree and will spend some of her time in the school. Welcome Rachel.
Next Years Teacher LineUp
3 Year Old Preschool - Rachel Parr
4 Year Old Preschool - Amy Ball, Tiffany Bates and Kate Van Berkum
Junior Kindergarten - Kathy Moser
Kindergarten - Amy Kane and Katie Driscoll
1st Grade - open
2nd Grade - Terri Ohde and Jacqueline Nepola
3rd Grade - Shelly Adams
4th Grade - Trudy Smith
5th Grade - Elizabeth Wareham
Art - Jessie Miller-Smith
Music - Erin Bunge
PE - Brianna Carney
Counselor - Kay Staudacher
Resource - Lisa Breitbach
Library - Tiffany Bates
Cafeteria - Kember Nelson, Katy Wycoff, Jackie Barnum, June Kauder
Notes from the Lunchroom
With only a few days left for breakfast and lunch service this year, please take a moment to check your students account balance. Daily emails are sent with low balance warnings.
All negative balances must be paid in full by May 31st.
Fifth graders with a younger sibling at St. Matts will retain the family balance. For those fifth graders heading to Regis Middle School, any remaining balance will transfer up to Regis. For those fifth graders not attending Regis, a check will be sent to you with any remaining balance. If you have questions, please contact Kember Nelson at Knelson@stmatthewcr.org. Parents and guests, if you have not turned in your Rainbow Day lunch money, please do so. Thank you!
Lost and Found List - Please Stop In and Check Out the Table
Please see below regarding a summer camp opportunity brought to you by an All Saints family.
Athlete Camp Flyer
Mrs. Van Erdewyk still has room for Ukulele Campers
Mrs. Tammy Van Erdewyk will be offering a Summer Ukulele Camp. This camp is for the new ukulele player and is for 'beginners' fun! We will cover: how to hold and strum a ukulele, all the basics of tuning, fun chords to play along with fun sing along songs, and even some ways to play along with other instruments. This fun group will meet for one hour, every Tuesday for 6 weeks. The cost is $100 for 6 sessions and will cover materials, including a ukulele, a “gig” bag, tuner, and an instruction book.
Sessions will meet June 11th, June 18th, and June 25th, July 9th, July 16th, and July 23rd.
If there is interest Mrs. Van Erdewyk would love to open a camping time for players that have played or taken lessons previously. To sign up for show your interest, please contact Mrs. Van Erdewyk at
SUMMER CLASSES WITH TEACHERS
Reminder that several other teachers are doing special summer classes. Mrs. Ohde's LEGO Camp is full. See the attached sheet for more info and to sign up!
Fun in the Sun 2019.pdf
To learn more and register:
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
Message from the Principal
Have a great summer, look forward to seeing you all out and about! Feel free to stop in and say HI if you are in the area!
Essentials Team Highlight
Thanks for a great year; have a fantastic summer!
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on Thursday, May 30 at 9:45PM