The Mata Memo
April 5, 2022
Greetings Mata Family!
In visiting classrooms this week, it is so confirming to see the excellent instruction in action. Our educators all are taking very seriously the task to ensure that each and every day counts for your children. The excellent work they are doing will reflect in our students meeting their goals. And of course, we could not do it without you! You partner with and support us in order to help us make a difference for students!
Please be reminded that if you have not completed your child's intent to return to please do so immediately, this data is used for opening seats in the upcoming year. The link is Here
Read the rest of the memo very carefully! There is great information!
Tomeka Middleton Williams
P.S. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MontessoriMata
Please read the memo carefully for information regarding:
- Calendar at a Glance
- Student Intent to Return
- Appreciation Days
- Class Picture Day
- A message to 4th/5th Grade Students from Bailey
- Revive the Culture Camp
- Spring Testing Dates
- Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines
- 5th Grade Science Saturday Camp at the Arboretum
- Student Registration
- 2nd Grade Field Trip
- 3rd Grade Theater Performance
- 7th Grade Summer Opportunity
- PTA's Event - Rainbow Walk, Run and Roll
- Upcoming Summer Activities
- Makerspace Club
- Core 4 Shout Outs
- Yearbook pictures
- Mata's PTA Walking Group
- Dallas ISD Safety Protocols
- Mata Positive Staff Referrals
- and, much much more!
Calendar at A Glance
April 5th - School Librarian Day
April 5th-9th - National Assistant Principal's Week
April 6th - Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
April 7th - SBDM Meeting
April 8th - Class Picture Day
April 15 & 18- Holiday/Inclement Weather Days - No School
April 21st - Dyslexia Parent Meeting 5:30
April 22nd - Earth Day
April 26th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Children's Theater
April 29th - Inclement Weather Day - No School
Student Intent to Return to Mata Montessori
Please note: This form is not registration for next school year. Registration will open up on April 1, 2022.
Mata Montessori y la Oficina de Transformación e Innovación están trabajando juntos para identificar los asientos disponibles para el año escolar 2022-2023. Por favor, háganos saber si su hijo(a) va a estar regresando a Mata Montessori el próximo año. Por favor complete ASAP .https://forms.gle/EgcpcNaSRHotcGdS8
Por favor note que esta forma no remplaza la registracion. La registracion para el siguiente ano empezara abril 1 del 2022.
2022-2023 Returning Student Registration
All students must register for next school year. Registration is completely online and can be completed by going to www.choose.dallasisd.org. Please complete registration as soon as you can! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sosa or Mrs. Leija in the front office.
Detailed instructions can be found in the Registration Guides below.
We are grateful for Mrs. Thompson, Dr. Fetter, Mrs. Martinez, and all of our Rock-Star Teacher Assistants!
When you see them, give them a HUGE THANK YOU!
Class picture day is Friday, April 8th
Attention 4th Grade and Some 5th Grade Theatre Students
Please email Ms. Bailey, email@example.com with questions.
6th-8th Grade HBCU Revive the Culture Power Camp!
Revive the Culture Power Camp 2.0 will take place on Saturday, April 30 and the showcase will be Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse 9191 S. Polk St. Dallas, TX 75232.
The camp will consist of a series of instructional workshops designed to impact the opportunity gap in urban marching band and performance. The camp will conclude with a performance showcase designed as a demonstration of learning to highlight the exemplary skill of students in band, dance, color guard, majorette, and cheer.
We invite all students from grades 6th - 12th to participate in this FREE camp by registering at Revive the Culture Application Power Camp 2.0
Registration deadline is April 8, 2022
Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines
We are sharing the campus volunteers' and visitors' updates! The following guidelines have been issued:
- Volunteers and visitors may come to campus only if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Campuses are limited to five volunteers per day.
- Volunteers must self-report full vaccination against COVID.
- In addition, all volunteers must follow all Dallas ISD safety guidelines; must not exhibit any COVID symptoms by performing a COVID-19 health check every day before coming on to district property and must not have had exposure to someone with COVID in the past week. Be sure to adhere to all District COVID-19 protocols and safety measures. Masks are recommended.
- Volunteers who cannot adhere to the above statements will not be allowed to provide services to the campus. Volunteers must provide updated contact information in the event contact tracing is required.
- In addition, all volunteers must be cleared for service according to the Dallas ISD VOLY volunteer management system.
You may contact Ms. Han or Ms. Lira in the main office if you need assistance.
Attention 5th Grade Parents
Our 5th Grade will be taking the Science STAAR this year! In an effort to help prepare them, our campus will be sponsoring our 5th-grade students’ attendance in a Science Camp at the Dallas Arboretum.
They will attend a Closing the Gap Learning Series to help get 5th-grade students STAAR Science ready. It is a 6-week series. Each week covers a different TEKS cluster and includes a hands-on lab, STAAR practice questions, and a time to explore the garden to make garden connections. Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30, starting April 2nd and runs through May 7th. Classes include parking and garden admission for your family.
Here is the link to learn more about the programming. https://www.dallasarboretum.org/education/other-programs/
Please ensure that you have returned your child's permission letter and parent contact form. It was sent home by Mr. Delgado.
2nd Grade Field Trip
Attention 3rd Grade Families!
Families of 3rd grade,
You are invited to join our zoom to view our 3rd-grade performance of “Oh the places I will go when I grow up”. In theatre class this semester, 3rd graders have learned the parts of a script and how to memorize lines. They have also learned about musical theatre and how to learn a musical theatre dance. We are putting these together in a very short showcase of one dance and a short reader's theater script in the courtyard (weather permitting). We are not allowed to have visitors on campus still, so we would like to invite you to join us on zoom! Please see below.
Wednesday, April 20th at 1:30 PM 3B (Stout, O’Dell, Mankse)
Wednesday, April 20th at 2: 30 PM 3B (Ochoa, Cruz, Carbo)
Thursday, April 21st at 1:30 PM 3A (Osborne, Blea, Mankse)
Thursday, April 21st at 2:30 PM 3A (Singleton, Salorio, Gonzalez)
Topic: 3rd Grade Performance
Meeting ID: 844 1733 3815
Third graders have permission to wear their “career day” attire to school on the day of their performance. Please note no weapons or costumes that promote violence are allowed. We encourage them to dress as who they want to be when they grow up.
If you have any questions please feel free to email Ms. Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org . Your homeroom teachers are not directly involved in this event so questions should be directed to the theatre teacher. I love forward to sharing this fun “introduction” to musical theatre with our 3rd grade families!
~Mrs. Bailey, Theatre
C5 Texas Program for 7th Graders
Current 7th graders are invited to apply for the C5 Texas Program, a five-year youth leadership program that engages students from under-resourced communities in five years of intensive leadership experiences, including year-round leadership development programs, signature summer activities, community action, and preparation for continuing education and career development.
If selected, students will participate in a leadership camp in Summer 2022
Interested students must:
• Submit a completed C5 Texas 202i Student Application by April 20, 2022.
• Email report cards/transcripts and letters of recommendation (may be clear photocopies) to email@example.com by May 2, 2022. Students are encouraged to use a gmail address such as first name.last firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rainbow Run, Walk, and Roll
Join us April 30 at Lindsley Park
Rainbow Run, Walk & Roll details are here!
Saturday, April 30, check-in at 8:30 am
Registration is $5. Raise $20 or more and receive a pair of sunglasses and plain white t-shirt to wear at the event.
Register on the fundraising website below and share with friends and family. All proceeds go toward field trips, programs, classroom materials and student enrichment. Every student benefits!
Register here: https://matamontessoripta.membershiptoolkit.com/
Lots more details here: https://matamontessoripta.membershiptoolkit.com/rrfaq
Registration deadline is April 15.
¡Los detalles de Rainbow Run, Walk & Roll están aquí!
Sábado 30 de abril, check-in a las 8:30 am
La inscripción cuesta $5. Recauda $20 o más y recibe un par de anteojos de sol y una camiseta blanca para usar en el evento.
Regístrese en el sitio web de recaudación de fondos a continuación y comparta con amigos y familiares. Todos los ingresos se destinan a excursiones, programas, materiales para el salón de clases y enriquecimiento estudiantil. ¡Todos los estudiantes se benefician!
Registrarse aquí: https://matamontessoripta.membershiptoolkit.com/
Muchos más detalles aquí: https://matamontessoripta.membershiptoolkit.com/rrfaq
Fecha limite de registro es 15 de abril.
Yearbook Candid Pictures Please!
The yearbook staff needs your help! If you have photos of your student on the first day of school, Red Ribbon Week, or pajama day, please email them to email@example.com. These could be published in the 21-22 yearbook.
Mata's PTA Walking Group!
Parents, students, and community members can shout out a teacher, staff member, or Dallas ISD employee by visiting https://www.dallasisd.org/shoutout
Some of the top shoutouts will be spotlighted on social media, the Core 4 webpage, and in a monthly e-newsletter!
Action for Happiness Calendars
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.