St. Matthias Launches Crowd Funding for Capital Campaign

For more information on the campaign see the Capital Campaign tab in upper right! NOW- We Build Our Future

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GlobalFest 2015 — Thanks to all that attended!

GlobalFest 2015 – A Week of Arts and Culture

Thanks to all that attended!

We wanted to say one last THANK YOU to everyone that helped to make our 11th

Annual GlobalFest a huge success! Thanks to all of the parish and school families for

attending to help support St. Matthias School and thank you to those that volunteered

their time and talent. Also, thanks to all of our sponsors:

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Big Shoulders Fund, KLC Properties, John Moran Family, Holy Family, Matty K’s, The

Book Cellar, Eye See – Ravenswood, Pigtails & Crewcuts, The Silver Line, Allstate

Insurance – Roger Odiamar, AML Business Corp., City Kids Dental, Confraternity of

Our Lady of Penafrancia, Judy Davis – Klatt Temporary Service. Also thanks to those

that donated items for our silent auction. We appreciate your generosity.

GlobalFest is known for its amazing food. This year the food was better than ever!

Thanks again to all of the restaurants, stores and families that shared their amazing dishes


Aldi, Apart Pizza, Artango, Badion Family, Barba Yianni, Café Selmarie, Catholic

Financial Life, Chef Martin, Costco, Dolce Casa Café, E&J Gallo, FSP, Fortune Fish &

Gourmet, Garcia’s Restaurant, Giordano’s, Himmel’s, Hub’s, I Monelli, Jade Tan, Jetro

Cash & Carry, Jewel-Osco, Jimmy John’s, La Sierra, Lagunitas, Los Nopales, Mariano’s,

Marmalade, Misericordia Bakery, O’Toole’s Produce, RA Sushi Bar, Red Lion, River

Valley Farmers Table, Sam’s Club, Sabor a Café, Solo Cup, Thai Oscar, Tony’s Finer

Foods, Walgreens, Margaret Weyers, Target

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St. Matthias launches first Capital Campaign since 1887

Raise 2015
Press Release: Capital Campaign Crowd Funding

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Target ¨Thanks a Billion¨ Campaign

Target ¨Thanks a Billion¨ Campaign


Go to 
-Thank a teacher &
-TARGET will donate $25 to our school.
Choose St. Matthias Transfiguration School.
It’s that easy!

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Square Roots Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for volunteers for the Square Roots Volunteer Opportunity: July 11,2015 6-10 PM.  As many of you know, the Square Roots Volunteer Opportunity helps St Matthias as well as the community.  If we get the required number of volunteers the school will receive grant money which we hope to use for new sports teams’ uniforms. As you know it is a great time of food, drinks, and a free T Shirt….all while helping our school and meeting great people!
If you would like to volunteer there are a few ways to register:
1) Email your completed form (attached) to me
2) Email your completed form (attached) to
3) Mail the form to  Big Buzz Idea Group
3332 W Foster Ave , #121
Chicago, IL 60625
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.
Tony Lopez
Business @ Apple
iPhone: 312-610-9604
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Summer Camp

Summer is just around the corner and St. Matthias School is offering camp options for PreK through First grade students, as well as an Early Start of School Camp for incoming PreK students in August.

Click on the links below to access camp forms and registration information.

For PreK through First Grade Camp 2015 Summer Camp Prek-1st_v2

For the Early Start of School Camp Let’s Go to School 2015

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St. Matthias School in the news…

St. Matthias School is one of four schools described in a Chicago Tribune article.  Click on the link below and read more about our mission, philosophy and direction.

Cupich to lead Catholic school system diverse in needs, benefits – Chicago Tribune

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Check out the CBS News coverage of St. Matthias and the IB Opening Ceremony.

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We Are a Big Deal!!!!!!

St Matthias School has been mentioned on the Archdiocesan News and Events page!  Being the first IB School in the Archdiocese is definitely worth attention…

Follow this link to the page and enjoy:


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It’s official! St. Matthias is an IB World School!

On May 14th we learned that St. Matthias School has been accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and is authorized to offer the Middle Years Programme in our junior high (6th, 7th, & 8th grades).  This makes St. Matthias the first Catholic elementary school in the state of Illinois to offer an IB Programme and the seventh in the nation!  We surprised our students after Mass today with this great news and a celebration in the garden.

The authorization letter from the IB’s director general in Geneva, Switzerland came four months earlier than we had hoped.  This was the final step in a three year long process of extensive preparation, teacher training and implementation of the IB Middle Years Programme.

The Middle Years Programme has transformed our Junior High.  Our teachers are planning collaboratively across disciplines and challenging our students to think deeply and critically about real issues.  Our students have become more self-aware, understanding themselves as learners, and have developed strong leadership and communication skills.  IB authorization is a monumental accomplishment which will ensure that our educational program continues to strengthen and fully prepares our students for personal, academic, and professional success.

So, now that we are authorized, what’s next?  The IB teachers will continue to collaborate to develop and improve IB instruction in grades six through eight.  We also have the goal of becoming authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in grades preschool through five within the next three years.  Teachers in the lower grades will begin to attend IB trainings as early as this summer to prepare for this (1)


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