February 6 Parent Teacher Conferences

Second trimester conferences are scheduled for Friday, February 6.  This will be a half-day at school, with an 11:30 dismissal.   Lunch and After Care are both being provided.

If you’d like to schedule a conference with a teacher, please contact him/ her via email.  The teachers will be sending notes home to parents with whom they’d like to schedule a conference. These conferences are by request only.

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Catholic Schools Week- Open House

Join us for our Catholic schools week open house on Sunday, January 25, from 11:30am-2:00pm after the 10:30am children’s mass. Visit your child’s classroom, connect with friends, and meet prospective families. Our IB teachers and students will be on hand to talk about what it’s like to be an IB student at St. Matthias. Refreshments will be served. See you there!

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Trivia Night is coming!

Our Trivia Night fundraiser is fast approaching! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, January 31 from 5:00-8:00 pm in the Saint Matthias School Gymnasium. The event costs $40 per person or $210 for a team of 6 which includes beer. All proceeds benefit scholarships for Saint Matthias and Saint Ann students. Click below  to register you or your team.

Assemble your brightest group of six for a fun evening of food, fun, and brain-busting trivia!







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Winter is here!

Please keep in mind the following during these harsh winter days:

  • Students should wear winter boots and bring shoes to wear inside.
  • Students should be dressed appropriately for the weather, including hats, scarves, and mittens or gloves.

In the event that school is cancelled, you will be notified by a School Reach phone call.  Closure information will be posted on the school website and shown with the list of all schools closed on the news. The following link will also bring you to the list of schools closed http://www.emergencyclosingcenter.com/complete.html

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The PreSchool Readiness Program is back!

St Matthias School offers a variety of programs for 2-year-old children and 3-year-old children who are not enrolled in preschool.  Classes are taught by St. Matthias teachers who create fun, developmentally appropriate lessons for children and caregivers to share.  Caregivers must attend classes with their children and engage in all activities.

Class Description

PreK Readiness is a developmentally-appropriate introduction to the basic preschool routine. Children and their caregivers experience a welcome circle time, play time with creative activities, snack and song/story time. The class provides activities that prepare children for preschool, an opportunity to socialize with peers, and a wonderful first experience of group learning. PreK Readiness is available for children who will be turning 3 on or before September 1, 2015. Our maximum class size of 10 children allows for every child to have the best experience possible!

Please use the form below for registration.  The registration form and payment can be brought to the school’s main office between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM.

two year old brochure 2014

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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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Upcoming Tour

TOUR DATE CHANGE: Our next tour will be on Thursday, December 11, at 9:00am instead of Wednesday, December 10. Please contact Carmen at info@stmatthiasschool.org if you were planning to tour on Dec 10 and cannot make the Dec 11 tour. We will do our best to accommodate you on a different date!

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A Big Halloween Thank You…

Thank you to all the parents who made Halloween so much fun for St. Matthias and its students.  Your hard work and good spirits made it such a nice day!!

Thanks to the Davis Theater for the wonderful donation of a popcorn treat!  The kids loved it!!!

Thanks to all the parents who joined us inside for our costume parade.  (Maybe next year the weather will cooperate and we’ll parade outside. ) The students really enjoyed showing you their costumes!

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When It’s Cold Outside….

As the temperatures drop and we are entering another Chicago winter, please be sure students are dressed appropriately.  With colder temperatures, coats are a necessity.  When it is below freezing, hats and gloves or mittens are needed.  For the safety and health of our students, children who aren’t dressed warmly enough may be kept inside from recess.

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Halloween (and Red Ribbon Week) Happenings…

St. Matthias School

Red Ribbon Week and Halloween Update:

Please read the list below to know what is “unique” to each day for this week.

Monday, October 27: Red Ribbon Week begins- Students may wear a red accessory such as hat, socks, belt, or sunglasses.

Tuesday, October 28: Since Halloween is Friday, the school will be celebrating Mass at 8:15 today. Junior High students should come to the main campus.

Wednesday, October 29: Red Ribbon Week- Students may wear funky socks today.

Thursday, October 30: PreK Halloween celebrated today. Watch for details from the PreK teachers.

Friday, October 31: Halloween. Students in Grades K-6 may bring and change into appropriate (non-violent) costumes.  Masks may not be worn, since frequently they get in the way of vision.  All students in K-8 may dress down.  Students in Grades 1-8 will participate in Spooky Sports activities.  Students in grades K-6 will participate in a Costume Parade in the afternoon.

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