MATHEWS e-News

Thursday, July 23, 2020

SPECIAL EDITION

PREPARING FOR A 'Mav'nificent YEAR!

While our school year may have a unique start...start it will! We are truly excited for what the year will hold for us.


In order to start our school year we have information to share with you regarding

1) Our PTA

2) School Supplies

3) Enrollment


We also want to thank you for the supportive emails and calls regarding our preparation for the new school year. Your support and kind words are truly appreciated. Now, more than ever, we want to prepare for the upcoming year with the strongest sense of community for our children and our families. Please consider volunteering your time to support our PTA. We need you. Together we make a difference.


In addition towards the bottom of our e-News we are including our Summer Reading List as well as learning opportunities to help your child enjoy learning inside where it is nice and cool during this Texas summer heat.


INFORMATION REGARDING DISTRIBUTION OF CHROMEBOOKS AND LEARNING MATERIALS WILL BE COMING SOON.


It IS going to be a 'Mavnificent' year!

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We Need You More Than EVER!



Back to School Update


Good Morning Mathews Families!

I hope the summer continues to find you and your families well. I am sure everyone has heard by now that PISD has made the difficult decision to delay the start of in person school until after Labor Day. Our PTA has been working hard all summer preparing for the start of school amidst regularly changing plans and guidelines.

Due to the continuous changes and the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, we are behind on turning up Membership Toolkit (MTK) for completion of enrollment forms, PTA membership, ordering of school supplies and spirit wear, hospitality, fundraising and volunteer interest. Many of the forms are currently on MTK in test mode and we hope to turn those "live" in the very near future. Please note that everything on the MTK Back to School page is important whether your student will continue with online learning or return to face to face instruction when school is back in session.

The Mathews PTA still has several open positions if you are interested in helping out this year. Though all positions are drastically needing to be filled, Website and MTK, Communications and Council/Legislative representative are key right now due to all that is going on with planning for the new school year. If you are interested (or if you know someone who is interested), please sign up on the google doc link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A7l1CcKiFs9DWzL1Ft74wHGhpn0i6kbJ6SB5kgTz-PU/edit?ts=5ed53aeb

We so appreciate your time and your dedication to our PTA, our faculty/staff and, most importantly, our students! Wishing you a great rest of the summer and looking forward to a great start to the 20-21 school year!

Terri Childress

President, Mathews PTA





Mathews Elementary PTA - Plano ISD, TX
7500 Marchman Way
Plano, TX 75025
469.752.2300

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Some families enjoy shopping for school supplies...others...really enjoy ordering through our PTA and taking that off the list of things to do! In the near future you will be able to do just this!


Pre-order school supply packs customized for your student's grade level and Mathews PTA will deliver the school supply packs to your student's classroom by Meet the Teacher. Pre-ordered school supplies are tax-free. Pre-order school supply packs online through August 2 (11:59 PM CST).


In case you wish to purchase on your own the school supply list by grade level is provided below.


You can order online beginning Friday, July 24 for school supplies. More exciting news regarding spirit wear to come!

Order School Supplies through our PTA

Click here to order online school supplies!

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

REGISTRATION

ONLINE REGISTRATION KINDERGARTEN - FIFTH GRADE

Enrollment and Registration

District information on how to enroll your child for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

Pre K REGISTRATION

Online registration for elementary students (Kindergarten-5th grade) new to the district for the 2020-21 school year is now open. Parents can use the secure document portal to upload required documentation. Get more information and the enrollment packet online. Email askpisd@pisd.edu with questions about registration.

Pre-Kindergarten School Information

Please click the button for information regarding Pre-Kindergarten.

CHROMEBOOKS & LEARNING MATERIALS

CURBSIDE PICK-UP SCHEDULE

INFORMATION COMING SOON!

ACCESS to LEARNING

SUMMER TIME READING LIST

From Mrs. Noble, Our Librarian

SUMMER READING LIST IS HERE!

SUMMER MEALS

Electronic Benefits Transfer in case of Pandemic (P-EBT) is a unique benefit for eligible families who lost free or reduced lunch benefits due to school closure. application open in June. hhs.texas.gov/es/pebt


La Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios en caso de Pandemia (P-EBT) es un beneficio único para las familias elegibles que perdieron los beneficios de almuerzo gratis o reducido debido al cierre de la escuela. solicitud abierta en junio. hhs.texas.gov/es/pebt

Summer Grab and Go Meals

In partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services Department will be providing free grab-and-go summer meals to the public beginning, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the following campus sites:


  • Armstrong Middle School
  • Bowman Middle School – New Site
  • Christie Elementary School
  • Daffron Elementary School
  • Mitchell Elementary School
  • Sigler Elementary School


Updated curbside grab-and-go meal serving times for these locations will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



Children 18 years of age and younger will receive a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the following day. Anyone picking up meals for students, without the student present, must bring appropriate documentation in the form of a school issued ID, report card, birth certificate or the verification letters families are currently providing during meal pick up.

CYBER SECURITY

STOP...THINK...CONNECT

A resource to learn how to protect your home and family with Cyber-Security. From the Department of Homeland Security.

ON GUARD ON LINE

From the Federal Trade Commission. tips for staying safe and secure online.

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