The Mata Memo

March 28, 2022

Principal's Message

Greetings Mata Family!


We are full swing into spring, and there is so much that is going on here at Mata!


First, I would like to remind you that report cards are coming home today! Please check your child's backpack, and do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher with any questions or concerns.


Join us tonight for the general PTA meeting to discuss the spring Event, "Rainbow, Run, Walk, and Roll!"


I would also like to remind you if you have not completed your child's intent to return. Please do so immediately, this data is used for opening seats in the upcoming year. The link is Here


We are also now allowed to invite Volunteers and Visitors back to campus. We have a limit of 5 per day. Please see the details below.


Read the rest of the memo very carefully! There is great information!


Tomeka Middleton Williams

Principal


P.S. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MontessoriMata


Please read the memo carefully for information regarding:


  • Calendar at a Glance
  • Student Intent to Return
  • General PTA Meeting
  • Spring Testing Dates
  • Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines
  • 5th Grade Science Saturday Camp at the Arboretum
  • Student Registration
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip
  • Class Picture Day
  • 3rd Grade Theater Performance
  • 7th Grade Summer Opportunity
  • Destination Imagination State Competition
  • Robotics Competition
  • PTA's Event - Rainbow Walk, Run and Roll
  • Upcoming Summer Activities
  • Makerspace Club
  • Virtual Book Club
  • Core 4 Shout Outs
  • Yearbook pictures
  • Mata's PTA Walking Group
  • Dallas ISD Safety Protocols
  • Mata Positive Staff Referrals
  • and, much much more!

Calendar at A Glance


  • March 29th - Report Cards Come Home

  • March 29th - General PTA Meeting

  • April 2nd - Autism Awareness Day

  • April 7th - SBDM Meeting

  • April 8th - Class Picture Day

  • April 15 & 18- Holiday/Inclement Weather Days - No School

  • April 22nd - Earth Day

  • April 26th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Children's Theater

  • April 29th - Inclement Weather Day - No School

Student Intent to Return to Mata Montessori

Mata Montessori and the Office of Transformation and Innovation are working together to identify available slots for the 2022-2023 school year. Please let us know if your child will be returning to Mata Montessori next year. Please complete this form ASAP https://forms.gle/EgcpcNaSRHotcGdS8


Please note: This form is not registration for next school year. Registration will open up on April 1, 2022.


Mata Montessori y la Oficina de Transformación e Innovación están trabajando juntos para identificar los asientos disponibles para el año escolar 2022-2023. Por favor, háganos saber si su hijo(a) va a estar regresando a Mata Montessori el próximo año. Por favor complete ASAP .https://forms.gle/EgcpcNaSRHotcGdS8


Por favor note que esta forma no remplaza la registracion. La registracion para el siguiente ano empezara abril 1 del 2022.

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PTA Meeting 3/29

Learn More about the Rainbow Run, Walk and Roll!
Aprende mas como el Rainbow Run, Walk and Roll!

Zoom: 852 2734 8047
PW: MATAPTA

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Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines

We are sharing the campus volunteers' and visitors' updates! The following guidelines have been issued:


  • Volunteers and visitors may come to campus only if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Campuses are limited to five volunteers per day.
  • Volunteers must self-report full vaccination against COVID.
  • In addition, all volunteers must follow all Dallas ISD safety guidelines; must not exhibit any COVID symptoms by performing a COVID-19 health check every day before coming on to district property and must not have had exposure to someone with COVID in the past week. Be sure to adhere to all District COVID-19 protocols and safety measures. Masks are recommended.
  • Volunteers who cannot adhere to the above statements will not be allowed to provide services to the campus. Volunteers must provide updated contact information in the event contact tracing is required.
  • In addition, all volunteers must be cleared for service according to the Dallas ISD VOLY volunteer management system.


You may contact Ms. Han or Ms. Lira in the main office if you need assistance.

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Attention 5th Grade Parents

Our 5th Grade will be taking the Science STAAR this year! In an effort to help prepare them, our campus will be sponsoring our 5th-grade students’ attendance in a Science Camp at the Dallas Arboretum.

They will attend a Closing the Gap Learning Series to help get 5th-grade students STAAR Science ready. It is a 6-week series. Each week covers a different TEKS cluster and includes a hands-on lab, STAAR practice questions, and a time to explore the garden to make garden connections. Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30, starting April 2nd and runs through May 7th. Classes include parking and garden admission for your family.

Here is the link to learn more about the programming. https://www.dallasarboretum.org/education/other-programs/


Please ensure that you have returned your child's permission letter and parent contact form. It was sent home by Mr. Delgado.

2nd Grade Field Trip

2nd-grade students will be attending The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe at Dallas Children’s Theatre on April 26th. Please see the attached flyer and permission slip. Signed Permission Slips are due by Friday, March 25th to Ms. Bailey. A yellow and white flyer was sent home Monday, March 21st.
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Class picture day is Friday, April 8th

Students may wear spirit day attire. Mata T-Shirts, jeans, or uniforms.
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Attention 3rd Grade Families!

Families of 3rd grade,


You are invited to join our zoom to view our 3rd-grade performance of “Oh the places I will go when I grow up”. In theatre class this semester, 3rd graders have learned the parts of a script and how to memorize lines. They have also learned about musical theatre and how to learn a musical theatre dance. We are putting these together in a very short showcase of one dance and a short reader's theater script in the courtyard (weather permitting). We are not allowed to have visitors on campus still, so we would like to invite you to join us on zoom! Please see below.


DATE:

Wednesday, April 20th at 1:30 PM 3B (Stout, O’Dell, Mankse)

Wednesday, April 20th at 2: 30 PM 3B (Ochoa, Cruz, Carbo)

Thursday, April 21st at 1:30 PM 3A (Osborne, Blea, Mankse)

Thursday, April 21st at 2:30 PM 3A (Singleton, Salorio, Gonzalez)


ZOOM:

Topic: 3rd Grade Performance

https://dallasisd.zoom.us/j/84417333815?pwd=TWFJT0JQN0pZekdCNjNEdHZQdlhiUT09


Meeting ID: 844 1733 3815

Passcode: mata


COSTUMES:


Third graders have permission to wear their “career day” attire to school on the day of their performance. Please note no weapons or costumes that promote violence are allowed. We encourage them to dress as who they want to be when they grow up.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Ms. Bailey at mlouis@dallasisd.org . Your homeroom teachers are not directly involved in this event so questions should be directed to the theatre teacher. I love forward to sharing this fun “introduction” to musical theatre with our 3rd grade families!

~Mrs. Bailey, Theatre

mlouis@dallasisd.org


C5 Texas Program for 7th Graders

Current 7th graders are invited to apply for the C5 Texas Program, a five-year youth leadership program that engages students from under-resourced communities in five years of intensive leadership experiences, including year-round leadership development programs, signature summer activities, community action, and preparation for continuing education and career development.

If selected, students will participate in a leadership camp in Summer 2022

Interested students must:

• Submit a completed C5 Texas 202i Student Application by April 20, 2022.

• Email report cards/transcripts and letters of recommendation (may be clear photocopies) to recruitment@c5texas.orq by May 2, 2022. Students are encouraged to use a gmail address such as first name.last name@gmail.com.


Apply HERE

Check out our Mata Students at the DESTINATION IMAGINATION PIN TRADING AND STATE COMPETITION AT UT ARLINGTON!

Mata Destination Imagination Teams are on You Tube!

Destination Imagination 2022

robotics competition, Saturday May 25th!

Congratulations to our Robotics Teams! Thank you Mr. Eguren for your Sponsorship! Check them out!

Rainbow Run, Walk, and Roll

The PTA is working hard planning the Rainbow Run, Walk, & Roll!

Next week they will share a website where you can register your student(s). In the meantime, here’s some important info:


What: Rainbow Run, Walk, & Roll

When: April 30, 8:30am check-in

Registration: $5 per student


Join us at the PTA meeting next Tuesday at 6:00. They will share more details along with the Rainbow Run website and how to register!

Zoom ID: 852 2734 8047

Passcode: MATAPTA

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Makerspace Club

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Virtual Book Club Updates

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Yearbook Candid Pictures Please!

The yearbook staff needs your help! If you have photos of your student on the first day of school, Red Ribbon Week, or pajama day, please email them to anmacias@dallasisd.org. These could be published in the 21-22 yearbook.

Mata's PTA Walking Group!

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Summer Activities!

Dallas ISD Summer Breeze! and Summer Learning Guide

Please Click the Links below to Access the Summer Learning Guide for parents. It includes detailed descriptions of Dalla's Summer Offerings!


Enjoy!


Click Here for English


Click Here for Spanish

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Join PTA

We would like to encourage you to join our Mata PTA. Join here! https://txpta.secure.force.com/JoinPTA/


Check out their webpage at https://matamontessori.com/


Sign up for the PTA newsletter: Click Here

Dallas ISD School Safety Protocols

Parents and caregivers, please see Dallas ISD's School Safety Protocol for Parents Handbook 2021-2022 Download and view the handbook here: bit.ly/3xnGuky
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Core 4

The district wants to hear stories about how our staff members are putting Core 4 in action by being fast, flexible, friendly, and focused!


Parents, students, and community members can shout out a teacher, staff member, or Dallas ISD employee by visiting https://www.dallasisd.org/shoutout


Some of the top shoutouts will be spotlighted on social media, the Core 4 webpage, and in a monthly e-newsletter!

Action for Happiness Calendars

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Mata Montessori School's Vision and Mission

Vision Statement: To provide an academic foundation which allows our students to be successful life-long learners.

Mission Statement: To provide an authentic Montessori education by focusing on educating the whole child academically, socially, and emotionally for all children.

Mata Montessori School's Key Actions

  • Maintain a climate and culture that fosters academic excellence.
  • Improve quality of instruction and student achievement through an aligned Montessori curriculum.
  • Actively engage parents in education in meaningful and relevant ways.

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