Jaguar Journal - 10/2/2020
St. Matthew Elementary Jaguar Journal
October 2, 2020
St. Matthew Elementary
This week's to-do list:
REMINDER: There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 5th. Enjoy the long weekend.
Please take the weekend to stock up on snacks and send it in with your child so they can enjoy a nutritious snack each day at school. As a reminder you can find our snack list here:
Get your SCRIP orders in for next week;
DUE BY 10AM on Monday
Picture retake day has been scheduled for
Thursday, October 15th
(stay tuned for further details)
Just a reminder that if your child is eating breakfast, it is best for them to be at school by 8AM. Prayer begins at 8:05AM.
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!
COVID-19 Information and Updates
Information regarding active, confirmed, positive COVID-19 cases for students and staff are posted on our website and will be updated daily at 4PM.
St. Matthew COVID-19 Site
UPDATED: XCS Flowchart
Please make sure to check the XCS flow chart sent yesterday (also included below) as this is the updated guidance we will use to drive our decisions when sending students home.
XCS COVID Flow Chart
Mardi Gras 2021
Mardi Gras 2021 planning has begun.
Want to join in the planning? Please visit the facebook page or email for more information.
Maggie, Erica, and Nicole
Picture Retake Day!
Picture retakes will take place on Thursday, October 15th. Please email Jana (email@example.com) to request a picture order form; this will be sent home with your student.
Transportation Reimbursement Time!
Transportation Reimbursement Reminder:
First semester non-public transportation reimbursement forms for the area school districts are due on
Click the district in which you live to find the form you need to submit. Remember Cedar Rapids school district forms need to be turned in to the school office.
Cedar Rapids Community School District
College Community School District
Linn Mar Community School District
Marion Community School District
The SCRIP Program
Order SCRIP Today
Shop SCRIP Here
St. Matthew Enrollment Code:
Stay tuned for an upcoming contest for those who purchase SCRIP.
October Lunch Information
October Lunchroom Sign Up
St. Matthew Parish News
Because Faith is best taught and lived out in the family,
the Church calls parents to be the first and foremost
educators of their children.
Family Formation begins October 4. This family based program is for all families with children in grades K-5. It replaces the RE model for public school kids, and also offers a great supplement to the Catholic school curriculum. Second grade sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are received within the program. If you have not registered, but are interested, please see the St Matthew website
or call Julie Testin at the parish office.
St. Matthew YouTube Channel
Check out the St. Matthew YouTube channel, they have been putting out some amazing videos that allow you to stay connected to the parish and our faith, while also providing an opportunity to virtually attend weekend mass.
St. Matthew YouTube Channel
Xavier High School News
Saints Shop Hours
The Saints Shop will be open from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. this Friday, October 2.
Support XDT and Show Your Xavier Spirit with "Saint Paint"!
The Xavier Dance Team will come to your home through October to paint your driveway, basketball court, or patio with the Xavier logo. This paint is durable and will last up to a year. All logos will be painted in navy/silver and centered at the end of your driveway unless specified otherwise. The logo size is approximately 2.5 feet wide by 3 feet tall. There’s no better way to show your school spirit than with some from the Xavier Dance Team, so order yours today!
New Logos: $50
Saint Paint Flyer
October 4--Michael Harken
October 4--Hayes McGrath
October 6--Nash Mealhow
Make sure to follow us on social media:
- Android or Google Play Store
on Friday, October 2 at 3:10PM