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We are 'All-In' this Together at Mathews!

WE are ALL-In Together!

Red Ribbon Week and MORE!

A reminder that next week is Red Ribbon Week. Please see below for lots of information about our week of celebrating good choices!


Lots of celebrations to share and opportunities to volunteer.


With cooler temperatures or wet mornings...less students will walk or ride their bikes to school.

Carpool drop off lines do get longer, especially after 7:40!


Encourage your child to pack their backpack the night before. Have clothes laid out and ready to start the day before bedtime. Then...perhaps set that alarm about 5-10 minutes earlier to allow for jackets and the additional cars in the carpool line.


Our building opens for breakfast at 7:00.


Ideally, if you plan for your child to be in the building at 7:30 there is plenty of time to get unpacked and ready for learning and you can avoid a long line!


With daylight savings time ending at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 3 students will begin waking to daylight and ready to get a head start on their day. It is a great time to take advantage of getting to school with a little less stress and a little more time.

Calling Volunteers!

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Volunteers for 5th Grade Colonial Days

Join us November 14th and 15th as we simulate Colonial life in the 1700's! We will need lots of hands on volunteers to help make Colonial Days a huge success and an event to remember for our kids.

Red Ribbon Week is Here!

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Saturday, October 26

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Mathews Students Selected for Honor Choirs

5th Grade students Matilde Rodriguez-Glass and Sahana Venkat were selected by audition to represent Mathews Elementary in the Plano Children's Chorale. The PCC is a 5th grade only honor choir made up of exceptional students from across the district. These students meet and rehearse weekly and perform throughout the school year.

5th graders Pratheek Anne and Samaiya Miller and 3rd grader Diya Nair were selected by audition as members of the Children's Chorus of Collin County. They are a part of the Prelude Chorus composed of exceptional students in grades 3-5. They also meet and rehearse weekly and perform throughout the school year.

We are very proud of all our Musical Mavericks!

Fire Safety Poster Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to our Fire Prevention Poster Contest winners.


In kindergarten the 1st place and grand prizewinner is Ryan Roy.


In the 1st and 2nd grade division we have Porter Thomas 3rd place, Lauren Van Meter 2nd and 1st and grand prizewinner Ashlyn Eslick.


In the 3rd and 4th grade division we have 3rd place Christopher Stumfall, 2nd place Khloe Pettersson, and 1st and grand prizewinner Elim Wong.


Entries from Ryan Roy, Ashlyn Eslick and Elim Wong, will move on to the district level competition.


A special thank you to all who participated.

An Artist in His Own Right!

Appreciating Mr. Lozano as an Artist

Launched in the Fall of 2018, the MCL Grand’s Chalk Art Walls reside above the theater’s Main St & Church St interior entrances & feature original chalk works by local artists. The walls are available for viewing Tues.-Sat. from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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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!

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

Kindness and Caring x 250!

Thanksgiving is a beautiful time to celebrate and embrace all we have in family and friends.


It is also a wonderful time to teach children empathy and how small acts of kindness can make a big difference.


Our can food drive will be the month of November. Coach B has some fun ideas of showing children how small acts of kindness can build something incredible when we work together!


Our goal is to donate 250 cans. This would be the equivalent of one can donation per family. We look forward to a drawing at the end of November to read to classes if we reach our school-wide goal. Just like our peanut butter campaign, this is not a competition between classes, but rather a celebration of our school community working and coming together to make a difference!


Thank you for participating has a family in this meaningful act of kindness. It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to 'be the difference in the world.'


The can food drive will begin November 1 through November 22.

World Wear Donation Box at Mathews

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MATHEWS FEEDBACK

Because We are a Team...

When you visit Mathews, we love to hear from you how your visit was to our campus.

The QR pictured is the same as the one we have available in our office when you sign-out following your visit. You can use your QR Scanner on your phone and share your thoughts with us.


We are "All-In" Together!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Dates to Remember

Monday-Friday, October 21-October 25:

Red Ribbon Week


Monday through Wednesday, November 4 through 6:

Fifth Grade Adventure Camp!


Friday, November 1:

Grade 2 Field Trip: Dallas World Aquarium with lunch at Klyde Warren Park


Tuesday, November 5:

Non-Camp 5th grade HSLC Field Trip (Outdoor Learning Center)


Monday, November 11:

Veterans' Day Assembly


Tuesday, November 12:

Picture Retake Day


Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15:

5th Grade Colonial Days


Friday, November 22:

Kindergarten: Harvest Day


November 25-29:

Thanksgiving Break


Tuesday, December 10:

5th Grade Music Connections Choir Concert

6:00-7:00 (Performers will arrive earlier)


Wednesday, December 11:

Cafeteria Cops visit at lunch


Thursday, December 19:

Grades K, 1, 2 Winter Parties

12:30-1:30


Grades 3, 4, & 5 Winter Parties

1:30-2:30


Friday, December 20:

Early Release for Winter Break

Noon


SECOND SEMESTER


Tuesday, January 7"

Schools back in session!


Monday, January 13

3:00 Site Based Improvement Committee Meeting in Library


Thursday, January 16

Science Fair


Friday, January 17

PTA General Assembly Meeting at 7:45-Cafeteria

Science Fair Assembly in the Gym following PTA meeting


Monday, January 20

Martin Luther King Day: No school.


February 10-14

Friendship Week


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


Thursday, March 5

Open House 6:15-7:00

Music Program 6:00-6:30

Grade 3: Space Odyssey


March 7 through March 15

Spring Break


Wednesday, March 18

Grade 4 to Plano Symphony


Friday, March 27

PTA Morning Assembly


March 30 - April 3

Spring Book Fair


Thursday, April 2

Family Night at the Book Fair

Grade 2 Music Program

'Folk Song Friends'


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

Student Holiday


Friday, April 17

Texas Day: Grade 4

Immigration Day: Grade 5


Wednesday, April 22

General PTA Meeting


Friday, April 24

Kindergarten: Earth Day Picnic

5th Grade Soccer Tournament


Thursday, May 7

4th grade Music Connection Concert

6:00 p.m.

Library News from Mrs. Noble

Click the button to 'Read All About' the Bluebonnet List for this year!

From Nurse Laura: Healthy News and 5th Grade Camp!

Please click on this button for lots of important and helpful information from our school nurse, Laura Miller for September. Information regarding 5th Grade Adventure Camp and medications is also in this newsletter to help you plan.

CAFETERIA NEWS

Lunch 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

Breakfast Menu

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.

Lunch Menu

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.

MATHEWS INFORMATION

FAST CLICKS TO HELPFUL LINKS

KNOW WHO TO CALL

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.

Volunteer Background Checks for 2019-2020

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.

Mathews PTA Membership Toolkit

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 After School Care

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.

PayPAMS

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.

DISTRICT NEWS

District Events

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Application to Participate in PSHS Homecoming Parade

Click to download the application for your organization to participate in the PSHS Homecoming Parade. See more details on the form.

Free Parenting Workshops

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Meeting Locations:

Please note that classes held during the day are at 1517 Ave. H, Plano, 75074

Evening classes are held at the Bird Center, Building B, 1300 19th Street, Plano, 75074

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!

FAMILY APPLICATION FOR FREE/REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS

SOLICITUD FAMILIAR GRATIS Y REDUCIDA - COMIDAS ESCOLARES DE PRECIOS

NEW PISD Stadium Bag Policy

Click the button for more information from PISD... Key Details: Begins Friday, September 13 Applies to all stadiums (Not just Clark and Kimbrough) Applies to all levels of play (Middle School, High School, and Senior High games)

Attendance Laws Regarding Absences and Tardies

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.

2019-20 Plano ISD Student Parent Policy Guide

This will take you straight to our district's Student Parent Policy Guide.

DISTRICT CALENDAR

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