MATHEWS e-News

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

What a great week of celebrating kindness, caring and friendship! Thank you to everyone who helped make our Friendship Parties such a great success!


Today was also a great day to celebrate readers!

Our annual Bluebonnet Breakfast celebrated 43 students who read 17 books to vote for the Bluebonnet Award this year for the state of Texas. 9 of the 43 students read all 20 nominees! What commitment and dedication to recognize in these third, fourth and fifth grade students!


A huge shoutout to Mrs. Noble who promotes the Bluebonnet series and to our volunteers who help make this recognition celebration such a special success for our students! Look down below at Mrs. Noble's Smore link for next year's nominees!


A reminder that there are no classes Monday, February 17.


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.



This is where we would say 'Looking forward to Monday...but in this case we are 'Looking forward to TUESDAY!'


Have a great 3 day weekend!

NEED TO KNOW

No School on Monday, February 17

Big picture
Big picture

Buy Your Yearbook Here!

BUY Your Mathews Yearbook Here!

Mathews families, don't delay, order your yearbook today. Click the button to order today!

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

Big picture

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!

Big picture
Big picture
BE A PART of SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY!

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: mathewsculturenight@gmail.com

Kindergarten Registration

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.


PLEASE BRING:

● 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 .

Big picture

Pre-Kindergarten at Mathews!

Big picture
2020-2021: Pre-K 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!

City of Plano Poster Contest

Big picture

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

February 28: Book Character Day!

Big picture

Dates to Remember

2020: Here We Go! Changes and updates will certainly occur. We promise to keep this updated to keep you informed.


SECOND SEMESTER


February 13-February 25

PTA Online Auction


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

Spring Break


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

Student Holiday


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

6:00 p.m.


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:

PTA Carnival


Thursday, May 21

EOY Parties

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

Big picture
Library News from Mrs. Noble

Click the button to Mrs. Noble's library updates and news!

Big picture

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!

Big picture

World Wear Donation Box at Mathews

Big picture

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

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

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

Support the Planoettes Drill Team

Stop by the Preston/Park store the week of February 17th-21st and drop your receipt into the Planoette box on the counter. The Planoettes will receive 30% of all purchases.

Big picture
Big picture

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

(ver en español)


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.


Information Meetings
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

(Política del ISD de Plano sobre Bolsas en el Estadio)

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)

Big picture

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

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

Big picture

2020-2021 PISD Academic Calendar

7:40 a.m. to 2:45 a.m. (Doors open at 7:00)

Next Year's Calendar - We will start 5 minutes earlier!

Bell schedules for all campuses are as follows:


  • Early Childhood Schools: Beaty, Isaacs and Pearson
    7:55 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Head Start
    7:55 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Elementary Schools (grades pk/k–5)
    7:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Middle Schools (grades 6-8)
    8:25 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • High/Senior High Schools (grades 9-12)
    9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Academy High School
    9:20 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Health Sciences Academy and IB World School
    9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Special Programs
    Elementary (grades K–5): 7:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Middle (grades 6–8); 8:25 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Secondary (grades 9–12): 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m

Big picture

MATHEWS FEEDBACK

Because We are a Team...

When you visit Mathews, we love to hear 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!

To Unsubscribe:

** TO UNSUBSCRIBE From ENEWS


To unsubscribe from Mathews eNews or change your email address, please go to: http://elist.pisd.edu/ If you are getting eNews because you use Parent Portal, please go to: https://parentviewer.pisd.edu/ to revise your subscription