Jaguar Journal - 10/9/2020
St. Matthew Elementary Jaguar Journal
October 9, 2020
St. Matthew Elementary
This week's to-do list:
Get your SCRIP orders in for next week;
DUE BY 10AM on Monday
Picture retake day has been scheduled for
Thursday, October 15th
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.
Complete your transportation reimbursement form; this applies to all St. Matthew, Regis and Xavier students this year!
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
Picture Retake Day!
Picture retakes will take place on Thursday, October 15th. Please email Jana (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a picture order form; this will be sent home with your student.
Parent Association Meeting on Monday!
Our next Parents Association meeting will be Monday, October 12, 6pm via Zoom.
The agenda and the treasurer report are attached to the email. The Zoom information is below.
Meeting ID: 771 4328 6250
10-12-2020 PA Meeting Agenda.pdf
2020-2021 Treasurer Report - September 2020.pdf
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. This applies to all families this year as we are able to offer busing. So please fill this out.
Cedar Rapids Community School District
College Community School District
Linn Mar Community School District
Marion Community School District
The SCRIP Program
Start Earning Money Towards Tuition Using the SCRIP RaiseRight App
Shop SCRIP Here
Raise Right Flyer.pdf
Quick Steps to Use the App:
1. Join the program
First, download the RaiseRight mobile app from the app store using your smartphone or tablet.
Then, enter the enrollment code to join:
2. Buy gift cards and earn for your organization
Browse bonuses, search for a specific brand, shop categories, and more.
When you’re ready to check out, sign up for secure online payments. You can link a bank account, add a
credit card, or both.
The brand gives back to your organization the moment you buy a gift card—at no extra cost to you.
3. Get and use your gift cards
eGift cards are delivered to the app within minutes—view them in your Wallet.
Physical gift cards are mailed to your coordinator. Many are reloadable so you can keep earning with the
ones you have.
Use both types in-store and online.
As an Iowa taxpayer, you can help families with demonstrated financial need attend any Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Dubuque through a qualifying contribution to the
Our Faith School Tuition Organization
(STO). Each qualifying contribution will receive an Iowa tax credit equal to 65 percent of the donation. The gift may also qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal tax return. Visit
or call the Archdiocese of Dubuque at 800-876-3546 ext. 219 to learn more.
Hy-Vee Receipt Collection
Congrats to Mrs. Smith's and Ms. Worley's classes who earned popsicle parties for bringing in the most Hy-Vee receipts in our competition! Don't forget to send those in all school year!
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
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 9--Myles Kidd
October 10--Lucas Harken
October 12--Mason Fisher
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on Friday, October 9 at 2:44PM