Jaguar Journal - 8/21/19
St. Matthew Elementary Jaguar Journal
August 21, 2019
St. Matthew Elementary
This week's to-do list:
NOTE: there will NOT be the usual Jaguar Journal on Friday this week as I am sending this early to help with all the logistics for Thursday!
Mark your calendar for 515PM on Thursday, August 22nd for a parent Intruder Training presentation by Officer Fields - Please RSVP using the Yes button below
Get your back to school bags packed!
Make sure Thursday, August 22nd is on your calendar for Meet Your Teacher - 11AM-1PM an 3-5PM
Plan to attend the parish festival on Saturday - see you there!
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
Will return on the August 30th issue.
Important Upcoming Events
Thur, Aug 22
- Meet Your Teacher 11AM-1PM & 3-5PM
Thur, Aug 22 -
Intruder Information Training from Officer Fields at 515PM
Sat, August 24
- Parish Festival (8 AM - 6 PM)
Mon, Aug 26
- First Day of School (12:05 Dismissal)
Mon, Aug 26
- Parent Association Boohoo/Woohoo breakfast at 8:30 am at The Early Bird Coffee Shop (333 1st Ave SE)
Wed, Aug 28
- First school mass - planned by Staff
Fri, Aug 30
- Back to School Social for parents at Midtown Station 5-7 PM
Mon, Sept 2
- No School (Labor Day)
Thur, Sept 12
- Open House/Ice Cream Social from 6:00-7:30 PM; parent meeting from 6-630PM
Fri, Sept 20
- No School (Teacher In-Service)
Tues, Sept 24
- Picture Day
Fri, Sept 27
- Grandparent’s Day at 1PM
See You Tomorrow!
Class lists for the 2019-2020 school year are attached here. See you all soon for Meet Your Teacher Day.
Class List 2019-2020
The supply lists are also attached; remember that if you purchased the 1st Day of School materials, they have arrived and will be waiting for you, in your students classroom, on Meet Your Teacher Day!
Meet Your Teacher - Thursday, August 22nd
TOMORROW is Meet Your Teacher day; we are offering two options to help coincide with families needing to attend other meet your teacher days for preschool and middle school. To accommodate this, we will have a 11AM-1PM session that corresponds to preschool times and a 3-5PM session that corresponds to the middle school event. See you tomorrow!
First Day of School - Monday, August 26th
Just a friendly reminder that this is an early dismissal day; school begins at 8:05AM and will end at 12:05PM. Lunch will not be served on early dismissal days. Pick up locations remain the same as on a normal schedule.
IMPORTANT - INTRUDER TRAINING INFORMATION
Officer Fields from the CR Police Department will be here talking to staff regarding intruder training during our in-service time. As we have engaged in conversations with Officer Fields, he has strongly suggested that we also hold a parent session where he can share similar information, as well as answer any questions that you have.
Please mark your calendars for 515PM on Thursday, August 22nd.
This is the same night as Meet Your Teacher and allows you to stay after this event to attend Officer Fields' presentation. The presentation will run 60-90 minutes depending on the number of questions. Would love for all of you to join! Please RSVP below to help us get a count and have the right space!
5:15 PM at St. Matthew Elementary
Are you going?
might be going.
Especially for you Race - St. Matthew Team
Included below is the link for you to join the St. Matthew Especially For You Race team. Come out to support all those in our community in need. While I may be a bit partial, this is an amazing event and day to share with your family and our school family! The price goes up $5 on September 1st - click the link below to register!
EFY Race Sign up Here
Meet Our Newest Jaguars
2019-2020 Teacher LineUp
3 Year Old Preschool
- Rachel Parr
4 Year Old Preschool
- Amy Ball, Tiffany Bates and Kate Van Berkum
- Kathy Moser
- Amy Kane and Katie Driscoll
- Lindsay Sitter
- Terri Ohde and Jacqueline Nepola
- Shelly Adams
- Trudy Smith
- Elizabeth Wareham
- Jessie Miller-Smith
- Erin Bunge
- Brianna Carney
- Kay Staudacher
- Lisa Breitbach and Rachel Parr
- Tiffany Bates
- Kember Nelson, Katy Wycoff, Jackie Barnum, June Kauder
Regis Middle School News
Xavier High School News
Xavier Dance Team Mini's
Anyone interested in dance is welcome to join our Xavier Dance Team Minis performance ensemble. Our Minis (Preschool-5th grade) attend two instructional camps led by Coach Jess Novotny and the Xavier Dance Team and have the opportunity to perform three times during the school year. XDT Minis perform on Xavier Saints Football Field and on Xavier's home basketball court in front of large crowds.
1st Camp: September 21st from 10-11:30 at Xavier High School
1st Performance: September 27 Homecoming Halftime of Freshman Football Game
2nd Performance: November 9 at Xavier Dance Team's Third Annual Xavier DanceJam Competition
2nd Camp: January 17 Location and Time TBD
3rd Performance: January 17 Varsity Basketball Game Halftime at Xavier High School
Annual Fee is $100 and includes Minis t-shirt, 2 pom poms and hair bow
Registration deadline is Friday, September 13, 2019. For more information please feel free to contact me, Jackie Barnum at
Message from the Principal
See note above.
Essentials Team Highlight
Will resume on the August 30th issue.
Next Week's Birthdays
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on Wednesday, August 21 at 3:26PM