We are 'All-In' this Together at Mathews!
Lots of information in our e-news!
Friendship week begins on Monday wrapping up with our Friendship Parties on Friday, February 14. More information is provided below. A big shout out to Mrs. Toler for coordinating this special week of lessons and memories! This past week was School Counselor Appreciation Week! What perfect timing to celebrate our counselor and everything she does!
A reminder that there are no classes on Monday, February 17. It is a Professional Development Day for our teachers. Happy Presidents Day as well as George Washington's birthday!
We are also gearing up for our Mathews Multicultural Family Night on Thursday, February 27. Please be sure to be a part of something that will no doubt become a beautiful tradition for our Mathews Mavs!
Information regarding Kindergarten as well as Pre-Kindergarten for Mathews is provided below.
Enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful weekend.
As always, looking forward to Monday!
Celebrating Mrs. Toler! Kindness Matters!
FRIENDSHIP WEEK: February 10-14
REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS!
We want to congratulate both of our Grand Prize winners from the Mathews Science Fair who went on to place at the Regional Science Fair!
Winning an award at this competition is a real honor. These students are the best of the best from 7 districts!
Congratulations to Elim in the Third Grade for her 2nd place win.
Congratulations to Keshav in Fifth for his 3rd place win.
Also, a special thank you to Mrs. Dansbee for coordinating our Mathews Science Fair!
NEED TO KNOW
District Health Update
As of February 7, 2020
The health and safety of our students, families and staff are a top priority in Plano ISD. We are operating at a heightened awareness regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus. In our continued efforts to assess risks and keep you informed, Plano ISD wants you to know that we are in contact daily with Collin County Health Services and follow the advice and recommendations from relevant local, state and federal health authorities regarding necessary precautions and protocols. Many of the steps we are already taking during flu season are applicable precautions for novel coronavirus, including encouraging proper hand washing techniques and deep cleaning schools and facilities in high touch areas as needed.
Plano ISD encourages parents and students to remain informed by following our official Plano ISD communications at https://www.pisd.edu/healthupdate and by visiting the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Collin County Health Services provided an update this week explaining the following travel guidelines:
· Travelers entering the U.S. from Hubei Province:
o Travelers who are symptomatic will be subject to immediate quarantine and testing.
o Travelers who are not symptomatic will be quarantined and monitored.
o None of these travelers will be sent home before the end of the quarantine period.
· Travelers entering the U.S. from elsewhere in mainland China:
o Travelers who are symptomatic will observe immediate isolation and testing.
o Travelers who are not symptomatic will be sent home with instructions to monitor symptoms and self-quarantine for 14 days.
o The self-quarantine protocol is recommended for travelers only, as their family members are not considered at risk.
o Plano ISD encourages our families who may be observing a self-quarantine to reach out to Collin County Health Services or to contact your school nurse so that you can be connected to appropriate health resources.
We are approaching this situation with an abundance of care and caution, and want to provide you with current information as we receive it. Plano ISD staff will continue to closely monitor this rapidly evolving situation. Children with symptoms of the flu or a flu-like illness should not be sent to school. We will inform our community as we receive updates, information and resources. If you have further questions regarding coronavirus or other communicable illnesses, please contact your school nurse, or the Plano ISD Health Services Department at 469-752-5991.
Around the World in One Night
Sign-Up for Mathews Multi-Cultural Family Night!
Travel the World in 90 Minutes!
Around the world in one night. One school, many cultures!
Come join the Mathews Elementary community as we celebrate our many cultures and diversity in a night of food, music, fun, and family on Thursday, February 27th. We will need many families to volunteer to showcase their country or culture in order to provide a great learning opportunity for the entire Mathews community! What a great opportunity for a beautiful tradition at Mathews!
We are excited to announce our first Mathews Celebration of Our Cultures. It will be on Thursday, February 27. Please click the link to volunteer for this evening. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2020
Kindergarten Registration will be held for all campuses on Friday, March 20, 2020. The hours will be 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
● Birth Certifícate
● Immunization Records
● Social Security Card
● Proof of Residency in Plano ISD (gas or electric bill)
● Parent’s or Legal Guardian’s Driver’s License
This is the beginning of our registration process for the 2020-2021 school year.
If for any reason you are unable to attend, simply call the school office to make an appointment to register any time after March 20th .
Pre-Kindergarten at Mathews!
We are excited to announce that we will have two Pre-Kindergarten classes joining us at Mathews for the 2020-21 school year. Click the button for more information!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
February 28: Book Character Day!
Dates to Remember
2020: Here We Go! Changes and updates will certainly occur. We promise to keep this updated to keep you informed.
Monday, February 10
Grade 4 Field Trip: Perot
Thursday, February 13
First Grade Field Trip to Outdoor Learning Center
Chick Fil A Spirit Night (Spring Creek and Coit)
February 13-February 25
PTA Online Auction
Friday, February 14
Bluebonnet Reception (by invitation)
Friendship Parties K-2 12:30-1:30
Friendship Parties 3-5 1:30-2:30
Monday, February 17
Presidents Day: Student Holiday
Thursday, February 27
PTA Multicultural Night
Friday, February 28
Book Character Dress Up Day!
Thursday, March 5
Open House 6:15-7:00
Music Program 6:00-6:30
Grade 3: Space Odyssey
March 7 through March 15
Wednesday, March 18
Grade 4 to Plano Symphony
Tuesday, March 24
Grade 4 & 5 History Fair Projects are due.
Wednesday, March 25
History Fair Judging
Friday, March 27
PTA Morning Assembly
March 30 - April 3
Spring Book Fair
Tuesday, March 31
Kindergarten: Outdoor Learning Center
Thursday, April 2
Family Night at the Book Fair
Friday, April 3
Kindergarten: Sci - Tech Discovery Center
Tuesday, April 7
5th grade STAAR Math
4th grade STAAR Writing
Wednesday, April 8
5th grade STAAR Reading
Friday, April 10
Tentative School Holiday (Bad Weather Make-Up Day)
Monday, April 13
Friday, April 17
Texas Day: Grade 4
Immigration Day: Grade 5
Wednesday, April 22
General PTA Meeting
Thursday, April 23
Second Grade Field Trip
PTA Meeting & Grade 2 Music Program
'Folk Song Friends'
Friday, April 24
Kindergarten: Earth Day Picnic
5th Grade Soccer Tournament
Thursday, May 7
4th grade Music Connection Concert
Friday, May 8
Kindergarten: Bike Rodeo
Monday, May 11
SBIC Meeting #3 Library at 3:15
(Committee Members attend.)
Tuesday, May 12
STAAR Math Gr 3, 4
Wednesday, May 13
STAAR Reading Gr 3, 4
Thursday, May 14:
STAAR Science Gr. 5
Friday, May 15:
Thursday, May 21
K, 1, 2: 12:30-1:30
3, 4, 5: 1:30-2:30
Friday, May 22 Last Day of School
1/2 Day: Early Dismissal
Mathews’ Student Council Trex Recycling Challenge
Starting November 1:
From November 1st – April 15th, Mathews’ Student Council will be hosting a plastics recycling challenge to promote environmental awareness. Please bring in clean, dry, and free of food residue plastics. Thank you for your participation and help!
World Wear Donation Box at Mathews
You are welcome to join your child for breakfast or lunch at Mathews. Please click the button for more information.
Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Please click on the button to review the breakfast menu. Parents you are welcome to join your children for breakfast at Mathews! Breakfast is served from 7:00-7:30 each morning.
Mathews Lunch Menu. When you click the link, you can click the 'X' in the top right corner to create a profile. The box will disappear and you can see the menu behind it.
2019 School Report Card for Mathews
The 2018-2019 School Report Cards for Mathews Elementary has now been released, and posted to the Mathews website at: https://www.pisd.edu/mathews_ar
The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.
The information contained in the School Report Card is described in the “School Report Card Definitions.” The Federal Report Card is also available at https://tea.texas.gov/FRC.aspx.
If you have any questions concerning the School Report Cards, please let us know.
Thank you for your continued support of Mathews Elementary!
FAST CLICKS TO HELPFUL LINKS
Click the button to have contact information at your fingertips! This information is also available on our Mathews website too! Reach out whenever we can help.
To volunteer you are required to complete an annual background check. Request for background checks for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on July 1, 2019. Click the button above to complete your request for your 19-20 Volunteer Background Check.
Where to go to find out more about our fabulous Mathews PTA and upcoming events. Check out our PTA website at www.MathewsPTA.MembershipToolkit.com/ (Or click the link above!)
PASAR is Plano ISD's after-school care program for students in grades Pre-K through grade 5, located on all elementary campuses, including Head Start. Click on the button above for more information regarding PASAR.
PISD offers an online payment system for meals, Gr 5 Camp and PASAR. Parents can set up automatic payment plans, view account balances and history, receive automatic notification on balance status & more! Click the button above for PayPAMS.
IB at Huffman for 2020-2021 School Year
IB World School at Huffman Information for 2020-2021
Registration Opens March 2 for the IB World School at Huffman Elementary &
You’re Invited to Learn More at One of these Upcoming Meetings
The International Baccalaureate (IB) World School at Huffman Elementary – Primary Years Programme (PYP) fosters the development of knowledgeable, principled and internationally minded citizens. The IB Primary Years Programme is a transformative experience for students, teachers and whole communities. Registration opens on March 2 and spaces are limited. Download the flyer in English or en español to learn more, and make plans to attend one of these upcoming information meetings. Additional information and a video are available at www.pisd.edu/academies.
All parent information meetings will be hosted at Huffman Elementary School, located at 5510 Channel Isle Drive, Plano, TX 75093.
· Thursday, February 6 at 6:00 PM
· Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 AM (Spanish translation available)
· Tuesday, February 18 at 6:00 PM
Plano ISD Stadium Bag Policy
Reminder: Plano ISD Stadium Bag Policy
The Plano ISD stadium bag policy remains in effect for the second semester sports season. Spectators coming to track and soccer events are encouraged to review the guidelines at www.pisd.edu/bagpolicy. (en español)
Plano ISD AP
Did you know that Plano ISD has an app for smartphones?
On the app you can:
- View student grades and attendance
- Access school and staff info
- View news stories
- Receive important alert
- View calendar info
- Access PISD's tipline
More information can be found at: https://www.pisd.edu/mobileapp
Visit the Google Play or Apple App Store to download it today!
SOLICITUD FAMILIAR GRATIS Y REDUCIDA - COMIDAS ESCOLARES DE PRECIOS
Please click the button to review state laws regarding attendance including excused and unexcused absences as well as tardies. We want to welcome your child to school each morning on time for a great day of learning! Thank you for your support.
This will take you straight to our district's Student Parent Policy Guide.
2020-2021 PISD Academic Calendar
7:40 a.m. to 2:45 a.m. (Doors open at 7:00)
Because We are a Team...
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We are "All-In" Together!