Dear parents and families:
In the desire to operate out of an abundance of caution in the hope of minimizing the effects of COVID-19, the Governor of Arizona and the Catholic Schools Office have made the difficult decision to close all school buildings, including Catholic school facilities, effective today through the end of the school year. St. Matthew School will continue to provide distance learning to all students for the remainder of our scheduled academic year.
In addition, our school office is closed until it is determined safe to return. If you are needing to get a hold of a member of our faculty, staff or administration but not sure how to do so, please email or call us at:
The AZ Department of Health Services and The Office of the Governor of Arizona continue to advise that the level of community spread of COVID-19 in Arizona is widespread; please remain vigilant in monitoring this rapidly developing situation and observing all mandatory and recommended personal and community precautions.
Detailed information regarding the most up to date policies in Arizona can be found on the Governor of AZ’s website, including more information about the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” policy in effect today, March 31st at 5pm through April 30th.
Let us unite in prayer for all suffering from and working to bring an end to this pandemic. Be healthy, smart and holy.
Estimados padres y familias:
En el deseo de operar con mucha precaución con la esperanza de minimizar los efectos de COVID-19, el Gobernador del estado de Arizona y la Oficina de Escuelas Católicas han hecho la difícil decisión de cerrar todos los edificios escolares, incluyendo todas las escuelas católicas, a partir de hoy hasta al final del ano escolar. La Escuela San Mateo continuará brindando educación a distancia a todos los estudiantes por el resto de nuestro año académico programado.
Además, nuestra oficina escolar está cerrada hasta que se determine que es seguro regresar. Si necesita contactar a un miembro de nuestra facultad, personal o administración pero no está seguro de cómo hacerlo, envíenos un correo electrónico o llanamanos a:
El Departamento de Servicios de Salud de AZ y la Oficina del Gobernador de Arizona continúan informando que el nivel de propagación comunitaria de COVID-19 en Arizona sigue siendo extendida; por favor, manténgase alerta al monitorear esta situación y observar todas las precauciones personales y comunitarias obligatorias y recomendadas.
Informacion detallada sobre las policias mas actualizadas en Arizona pueden ser encontrado en el sitio de web del Gobernador de AZ, incluyendo mas informacion sobre el mandato “Quédese en casa, Manténgase saludable, Manténgase conectado” tomando eficaz hoy 31 marzo a las 5pm hasta la 30 abril.
Unámonos en oración por todos los que sufren y trabajan para poner fin a esta pandemia. Sé saludable, inteligente y santo.
I am Rev. Nelson Libera, the parochial administrator of St. Matthew’s Parish and School, duly appointed by Bishop Thomas J Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix on April 9, 2016. I took charge of St. Matthew’s Parish and School on July 1, 2016. It’s with great joy and gratitude to God that I am assuming the responsibility of parochial administrator at St. Matthew’s.
It’s important to have a clear vision of the parish. The canonical legislation defines the parish as “… a certain community of the Christian faithful stably constituted in a particular church, whose pastoral care is entrusted to a pastor (parochus) as its proper pastor (pastor) under the authority of the diocesan bishop” (Can. 515 §1).
St. Matthew school is heavily dependent on donations. As you will see in our finance portion of
our web site we are dependant on outside help. This help is often given as time, talent and treasure. Below are some ways you can help.
Click here to print the Arizona Private School Tuition Tax Credit Contribution Form
Our children’s parents often cant afford to buy their children school supplies. Thus, we gladly accept everything from back packs to pencils, pens, paper, crayons, note books, rulers, glue sticks, art supplies, etc.Classroom supplies
Our teachers spend their own money on class room items every year. They could use items for their class rooms such as, electric pencil sharpeners, staplers, push pins, dry erase markers, construction paper, art supplies etc.Computer equipment
We gladly accept used computers as long as they can run windows XP or higher. Our network will not run anything below that operating system and although we appreciate you thinking of us we simply can’t use anything less. Printers will be accepted if they are network compatible. This means they should have a network port in them. We can always use mice and keyboards if they are USB compatible.Library and classroom books
Used books are always accepted for age appropriate groups. Preschool through JR. High help build our library and class room libraries. Books should be in good shape and in either English or Spanish.Copy paper
Our teachers and staff use copy paper a great deal.Christmas family adoption
As noted earlier, a lot of our families are at or below the poverty line. Providing a Christmas is often out of the question. So we could use help providing a Christmas to these families. Contact the school office for more information.Cash or donation for a specific need
St. Matthew School will gladly accept a cash donation. Your donation will be used for the above outlined needs.
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