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Principal's Message

RDCRS Division Theme Poster


Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,


September is such an exciting time for us, welcome to a new school year and a new beginning. Although this September brings with it uncertainty and some questions, we want to express to everyone that we are committed to doing our very best to ensure a welcoming, safe, and caring school for your children.  Life has thrown us a curveball or plot twist, it will not be easy, there will be challenges and you may get frustrated but we promise we will do our best to rise to the occasion, to help one another, treat others with grace and above all trust in God with all our hearts.  It is our goal to be the light for our children and each other during this school year’s journey.   


St. Matthew Catholic School is a Pre K to 8 community of lifelong learners with Catholic education as our purpose.  Our school and staff are committed to developing the full potential of every child.  The staff here at St. Matthew looks forward to providing a positive, safe, and caring environment, where all are welcome, and respected.  We are also excited about the coming school year that promises new opportunities for learning and growing in our Faith.


Our division theme this year is Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” 

I wish to welcome our staff, our parents and students to our school community as we continue on our journey, and I would like to welcome all our new families to St. Matthew School. It is an honor and privilege to be able to serve the community of St. Matthew School and I look forward to another great year!


God Bless,

Teresa Johnson

Prayer for the Beginning of the New School Year 

Dear Lord, as we begin this new school year, we gather 

once again as your community of believers. 

We thank you for the energy and the spirit that you renewed 

in us through the summer months. 

We thank you for the time to enjoy our family and 

friends and to reflect on what is important in our lives. 

Let this year be marked by enthusiasm and love so that, 

with the inspiration of your Spirit, we may continue 

to grow in our faith. 

Help us to fulfill Your hope for us with honest intentions 

and works of faith. 

Let us be gentle with ourselves and bring laughter, joy 

and love for others. 

We ask this in your name. Amen.