Links to Learning
We are 'All-In' this Together!
A MESSAGE FROM MR. STEELE & MRS. POWELL
Below you will find this week's links to learning.
We are excited to announce that you and your children can enjoy 'Story Time' with our librarian, Mrs. Noble! Just click Mrs. Noble's Library button below! Also, be sure to check out all the additional links Mrs Noble has just waiting for you. Pretty AMAZING!
ALSO...where there is a will, there is a way! Our Mathews Spring PTA Book Fair begins today.
See the 'button' below for information about how you can participate from the comfort (and safety) of your own home.
We have also included the link to the Plano Symphony Orchestra. Each Saturday evening at 8:00 they will 'live stream' performances. So picnic in the backyard and enjoy some amazing music... or maybe in the front yard with your neighbors in their front yards and have a night at the symphony 'together'!
A reminder that as we work together during this time teachers may reach out to visit with you. As they are calling from their personal lines, when you receive a call it will show the number is blocked, much like when your doctor returns a call. Thank you for accepting these calls.
We thank you for your feedback and patience as we work through this time together.
With grace and trust we are 'All-In' this together.
PLEASE know, we know many of you are working from home, or someone else is helping care for your family. The learning opportunities below are user friendly. Our teachers are available to respond to your emails Monday through Friday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. and again from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
HELPFUL HINT: We love that some of our students are studying 'together' via 'ZOOM' on their own. This is a wonderful opportunity for social interaction and student engagement. Just be sure that as they add this time to their day that they make sure they have time to complete their lessons to their teachers.
Take care of you and yours and in so doing, we take care of each other.
ONLINE SPRING BOOK FAIR!
Fall in Love with Reading with a Good Book!
Click the button below to go online and pick out some great books!
Click the button to go to the Scholastic book fair for Mathews Elementary. Free delivery for orders over $25.00 Stock up on some great books for spring and summer reading!
Storytime and More with Mrs. Noble!
From Our Counselor, Mrs. Toler
From Our Grade Levels
From Our Specials and Specialist
Click the button to find the link to Mrs. Kraman's lessons for each grade level.
Lessons for PE activities. There are two tabs at the bottom; this will open to Week 2 for March 30-April 3.
GREAT RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT!
Saturday night at 8pm the Plano Symphony Orchestra broadcast a concert featuring Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue & American in Paris. The concert will be streamed Sat night & available afterwards. They will feature a new concert each Saturday night.
You can instantly stream stories, across six different languages, for free that will help your child fall in love with reading. You might enjoy it too! All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Please click this button to go to our district website with additional learning resources for you and your family while we learn from home.
COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
Click this blue button to find your teacher's email address. Please note: Mrs. Chesser's substitute is Mrs. Bradberry at firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Specht's substitute is Mrs. Kuykendall at email@example.com
Chromebook Distribution and Support:
If you have a broken Chromebook or if you missed the timeframe for picking up a device at your campus, the Plano ISD help desk is available to assist you in obtaining a working Chromebook. Contact the help desk Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (469) 752-8767, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The help desk will work with your campus to coordinate the repair, pickup or delivery of your device.
Family Time: Fall In Love With Reading!
PISD DISTRICT UPDATES:
As we receive information on available support and services, we will post those details on our website at www.pisd.edu/Page/22423.
PASAR Tuition Questions:
Since the school district has extended the closure into April, billing for April will not be calculated and reflected in the PASAR Parent Portal until the reopening date is known.
At this time, please do not make a payment for April PASAR tuition. For more information, visit www.pisd.edu/pasar.
Christy Hamilton RN, BSN
Special Assignment Nurse
North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank is encouraging families to fully utilize their Partner Agency network. Their online map at https://ntfb.org/our-programs/get-food-assistance/find-a-food-pantry is updated daily to reflect current available resources. Families can locate food pantries closest to them by entering their zip code.
We want to make sure that all students have access to meals during the district’s closure. To get the week started, Plano ISD is providing free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at SEVEN locations across the district beginning Monday, March 23.
Adjustments to this schedule may be made as needed, so please watch for updated communications and regularly check the Plano ISD website for new information.
Grab-and-go meals will be available for curbside pickup at the following times:
Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch program is from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
During this pick-up time, families will be able to get lunch, along with breakfast for the following day. This cuts down on the number of times our families will need to leave home to pick up meals each day.
This program serves students attending any Plano ISD school, grades pre-k through 12. Families can pick up meals curbside in the carpool lanes at the campuses listed below. Access to enter the buildings will not be available.
- Armstrong Middle School *
(pickup at this location is the bus lane at the rear of the building)
3805 Timberline Drive, Plano, TX 75074
·Barron Elementary School
3300 P Avenue, Plano, TX 75074
Meal Services begin at this location on Monday, March 23
- Daffron Elementary School
3900 Preston Meadow Drive, Plano, TX 75093
· IB World School at Huffman Elementary
5510 Channel Isle Drive, Plano, TX 75093
· Meadows Elementary School
2800 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074
- Rose Haggar Elementary School
17820 Campbell Road, Dallas, TX 75252
· Sigler Elementary School
1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075
· Thomas Elementary School
1800 Montana Trail, Plano, TX 75023