The Mata Memo

December 14, 2021

Principal's Message

As we are approaching winter break, I would like to thank our parents, students, and staff for contributing to Mata Montessori School. We are all so proud to be part of our amazing school. We have had an outstanding semester. This week we are administering ACP tests for 3rd-8th grade. Please make sure your child arrives at school on time and ready to have a great day!

December is a month to reflect on friends and family. Hopefully, you can take some time during the Winter break to connect or reconnect with people who are important to you.

From the Mata Montessori family to yours, we wish you a holiday season filled with joy.

Just a reminder, the last day of school before winter break is December 17th and school will resume on Wednesday, January 5th.

We hope you have a great week and a wonderful winter break!

Tomeka Middleton Williams


Please read the memo carefully for information regarding:

  • Calendar at a Glance
  • Mata Middle School Broadcast
  • Silly Sweater
  • Wear Red Day
  • Pajama Day
  • The Dallas Opera Pictures
  • 5th Grade Poetry Slam
  • Oncor Race Pictures
  • Traffic Advisory
  • The Science of Kindness
  • Winter Break Meals
  • Playwriting Contests
  • Joy to the Girl!
  • Samuel Grand Camps
  • Tutoring Waiver
  • Campus Visitor Procedures
  • Dallas ISD Safety Protocols
  • Mata Positive Staff Referrals
  • and, much much more!

Calendar at A Glance

  • Dec 13-16th - 3rd-8th Grade ACPs
  • Dec. 15 - Silly Sweater Day

  • Dec. 17 End of Semester

  • Dec. 17 Pajama Day

  • Dec. 18- Jan 4 Winter Break

  • Jan 5 - Students Return, Cycle 3 begins

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Poetry Slam for 5th Grade Students

If your 5th grader is interested please contact Priscella Ebiai at
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The Oncor Race

The Dallas Oncor Race was a success last Saturday! A special thanks to Coach Cisneros and Coach Ro for coordinating such a wonderful event. Thank you parents and guardians for your support and participation!
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The Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera performed for our upper elementary students! It was a fantastic show!

Traffic Advisory

Please see the traffic advisory below and consider your drive time.

Thank you!

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The Science of Kindess

The Science of Kindness
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Please see the Playwriting Contest shared by Ms. Bailey - Enjoy!

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Winter Break Distribution Sites

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Samuell Grand Rec Center Winter Break Camps

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Tutoring Ratio Waver - Please complete

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Dallas ISD Updates for Campus Visitors

While Dallas County is in Level Red, campus visitors and volunteers will not be allowed. We will use virtual meeting options to limit campus visitors. All visitors who enter the building will be required to wear a face covering and those who proceed beyond the reception area will follow specific guidelines for visitors.

Visitor Screening/PPE Requirements

  • Please self- screen before entering any Dallas ISD facility. If visitors have COVID-19 symptoms, or are lab confirmed with COVID-19, they must notify the campus and remain off campus until they meet the criteria for re-entry.

  • All individuals entering the building will be required to wear face masks.

  • Visitors will stand behind the shield guard installed at reception desks or recommended 6 feet distance.

  • Any individuals permitted to proceed beyond the reception area must follow all safety and campus protocols.

  • Parent curbside pick up of students and materials

Dallas ISD School Safety Protocols

Parents and caregivers, please see Dallas ISD's School Safety Protocol for Parents Handbook 2021-2022 Download and view the handbook here:
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Mata Montessori School's Vision and Mission

Vision Statement: To provide an academic foundation which allows our students to be successful life-long learners.

Mission Statement: To provide an authentic Montessori education by focusing on educating the whole child academically, socially, and emotionally for all children.

Mata Montessori School's Key Actions

  • Maintain a climate and culture that fosters academic excellence.
  • Improve quality of instruction and student achievement through an aligned Montessori curriculum.
  • Actively engage parents in education in meaningful and relevant ways.

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