May 1-5, 2017
Celebrating 40 years!
A Christian Community Committed to Academic Excellence and Spiritual Growth for Our Children Today

Armadillo Weekly
Curriculum and Technology Fee
Curriculum and Technology fees are due by Friday, May 26, 2017 for the upcoming school year.
Spring Pictures are Ready 
Spring pictures are ready to be picked up!

Please stop by the office to pick up your child(ren)'s pictures. 
To enroll for the twelve-month payment plan for the 2017-2018 tuition withdrawal, you will need to enroll this week. If you have questions, please call the school office at 383-4202.
Teacher Appreciation Week   

Thank you all for the outpouring of love and support for our teachers and staff!   
We are currently accepting registration forms for Pre-K2. Please come by the office and secure your spot. We are limiting enrollment to 16 students for 2017-2018. What a blessing to look forward to welcoming two-year olds to our campus! The registration rate is $200 for March 1- May 31.

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 Registration Fees
March 1- May 31 is $200; June 1-August 31 is $250.
Talent Show  
Our kiddos have talent! Kindergarten -Sixth grade students may sign up for the talent show on the list posted on the office window. Sign-Up will run through May 11 with auditions taking place on Tuesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 18. Talent Show will take place on the last day of school, Friday, May 26 at 9:30. 
Student and Staff Kickball Game  
Tuesday, May 23 at 8:45 a.m. 3rd- 6th grade students will square off with the staff for our annual game. Coach Joens will be pitching for both teams. Please come out and show your support!
Pictures and Yearbook Order  
Pictures for yearbook

Please submit any school pictures (by flashdrive labeled with student's name) that you would like to have considered for publication in the yearbook to the school office by May 17.

Yearbook Orders 
Yearbook order forms have been sent home. You have until May 12, 2017 to place your order. You may use the envelope to enclose your payment and place your order, or you may pay online directly to the yearbook company by credit card. 
Box Tops Challenge

We collected 595 box tops this submission date.  Our top 3 classes were PreK 3 with 193 box tops, PreK 4 with 120 box tops, and 3rd/4th grade with 110 box tops.  PreK 3 will get a special treat of their choosing!! Congratulations to PreK3! We look forward to collecting Box Tops next year!
BBQ Incentives

Pre-K3 brought in the most in ticket sales on average! They will soon be treated to an ice cream party and free-style dress. Pre-K4 and 5th/6th grades tied for bringing in the highest monetary value of sponsorships for our Holy Smoke BBQ. They will soon be treated to a pizza party and free-style dress. 
K-4th Grade Sunday Visit to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church 

May 7th St. Matthew's Episcopal Church will host the Kindergarten -4th grade classes. Students will present a song to share with the congregation. Please arrive by 10:30 for Mass. Following the service, lunch will be provided in the parish hall. 
Graduation Sunday 
Kindergarten, Sixth grade graduates and any high school or college graduating siblings are invited to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church on May 21, 2017 at 10:30 for a special blessing and recognition as they prepare to move forward into the next chapter of their lives. Please join us as we worship and give thanks to God for these very special children and their families.
Book Fair 
Our last book fair of the year will be held in Room 1 of the school building from May 8-12. It is a BOGO event. For every one book purchased, the students will receive an additional book at no cost. Tuesday-Friday: 7:30-9:30; and Monday-Thursday: 3:00-5:00

Serving on the Board
We are thrilled to have had parents express an interest in serving on the school board. If you have shared your interest in serving on the school board, please submit your surveys by the end of this week.
Strategic Planning Committee 

Thank you to the parents and church members who have expressed their interest in serving on this committee. We will soon have a date and time for our first meeting.
Girl Scouts at St. Matthew's 

Registration for rising Kindergarten students through Sixth grade students will be held this Friday, May 5 at 7:15 in the Parish Hall of St. Matthew's. Dues will be due at the time of registration. For more information, please call or text Lorena Flores-Hernandez at 956-460-3211.
Culinary Classes 
  • 1st- 6th grade's next two classes will be May 3 and May 17 from 3:30-4:15.
PK3- Kinder's last class will be May 10, 3:30-4:15.

The classes are free of charge, but it is a privilege for the students to be able to participate. Their behavior, classwork, and homework habits must consistently meet their teachers' high expectations in order to be eligible to attend.
 Bake Sale
 Kindergarten will be hosting bake sale this week. They will be serving ice cream sundaes.  Please send $3 with your child to support their fundraising efforts.   
Choir Practice 

There will NOT be CHOIR Practice this Thursday.