St. Matthias School is still accepting applications for 2013-2014 at most grade levels! Call 773-784-0999 or fill out the Prospective Parent Inquiry form here.
Thank you to all of the parents, teachers, volunteers, friends, families, and students who put so much effort into creating a wonderful celebration of our school!
Our Kindergarten students love learning on their Chromebooks!
Today, work crews from the Chicago Department of Transportation began re-striping the crosswalks on Western Avenue. This is part of the plan organized by CDOT to address the safety issues involved in crossing students during the morning drop off and afternoon pick up time periods. Additional signage will be coming soon. Thank you to the office of Alderman Patrick O’Connor and Alderman Ameya Pawar for their help in improving this intersection!
A group of St. Matthias students participated in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy program sponsored by the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce. This program taught the students how to turn an idea for a business into a reality, as they learned how to write a business plan, evaluate competition, create a marketing strategy, and generate financial information. The students presented their completed plans to a panel of potential investors at an event held at Queen of Angels parish this past Wednesday. All of the presentations were excellent, and as a result, the investors committed some level of funding to support each of the business plans!
Congratulations to the following St. Matthias students for their outstanding projects (titles in parentheses): Carlos Ochoa (Shoe City USA); Clark Kohberger (History in Bricks); Elisabeth McGovern (Kid Poets Together); Ally Hancock (Bully Block); Alanis Gonzalez and Chloe Hasmonek (Crossed Vines); Lucille Hajek (Political Vomit); Sammie Henriksen and Alanna Mc Kenna (Hoopsitters).
Read more about YEA in this article from DNAinfo.com Chicago and in this article on the Lincoln Square Patch.
Registration for the St. Matthias Summer Program has begun! We will be offering a program for students entering PK-4 through 8th grade for both current St. Matthias families and those from outside of our school. The program will begin on June 10 and continue through July 19, from 8am until 2pm. Before and After Care options are available. Please click on the links below to view the program descriptions and to complete your registration.
There will be no increase to the cost of the Summer Program this year. We want to be your choice for Summer Activities this year. By providing a Summer Program with fully certified St. Matthias teachers, fun activities, and increased hours compared to last year, the newly revamped program is a great option. The Reading and Math instruction provided is not a rote “Summer School” program. Rather, it is high-interest instruction designed to keep students engaged for the Summer. Please contact Sheila Klich at email@example.com, if you have any questions or want more information.
Program for students entering PK-3
Pre-K and Kindergarten Program
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Program
4th through 8th Grade Program
St. Matthias School is pleased to announce a new partnership with Sprout Gifted. Sprout will provide after school enrichment programs for gifted children from April 8-May 22. Classes will run from 3:15-5:15 on Mondays and Wednesdays and will take place in the St. Matthias Convent, across the street from the school (4927 N. Claremont). There is no need to be a student at St. Matthias — this program is available to all gifted elementary school children ages 5 and up! Testing information is helpful, but not mandatory. For more information about Sprout, visit www.sproutgifted.com.
On behalf of the teachers and staff who attended Saturday’s gala, thank you for sponsoring our ticket. We appreciate all the hard work and preparation that went into the fundraiser. Your efforts made it a great success! The event was fantastic and all of us had a wonderful time.
Renee, Lee, Brianna, Alison, Anne, Betsy, Marie, Carmen, Sandria, Sheila, Mary, and Adam
Thank you to everyone who supported the Stitch In Time Gala! The event brought together more than 200 parents, alumni, parishioners, teachers and staff, and other school supporters for a beautiful evening at the Dank Haus.
Specifically we would like to recognize our event sponsors who provided financial and in-kind support to help make this event a reality:
• Flood Brothers
• Bridgeview Bank
• Big Shoulders Foundation
• Holy Family Parish
• AML Business Corp
• Molly’s Cookies
• Anne’s Cookie Kitchen
We also want to thank our committee members and other volunteers who spent many hours preparing for and working at the event. Your time and talent truly are a blessing for our school community.
Take a look at this terrific article about St. Matthias School and our 125th Anniversary! The family history of Mary Spina and Nancy Ortiz at our school is highlighted, and the story features some great historical photos. It is one of today’s top stories on the Lincoln Square Patch website: St. Matthias on Lincoln Square Patch. Thanks to Sarah Flagg for her reporting.
St. Matthias 1948 5th grade (click through for article)