Mattos Family Update

August 28, 2023

Back to School Night- TUESDAY!

Dear Mattos Families,

Tomorrow night we will welcome all parents/guardians to Back to School Night (please have children stay home- it's really a night for the adults). At 6:00 p.m., a welcome followed by PTA meeting will occur. After the PTA meeting, I will provide parents/guardians with an overview of our Mattos Family Handbook. You can take a sneak peek here. There is a lot of important information in the handbook, so I encourage you to take a peek when you have time. Important to note is that birthday "treats" may only be in the form of non-food items. Please discuss this with your child's teacher if you are planning to send something in for a birthday. Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Keller, and Mr. McLeod will then be presenting their information from 6:30-7:00 p.m. I will be available in Room 9 as well for parents/guardians of that classroom. From 7:00-7:30 p.m., kinder, first grade, second grade, and third grade parent/guardians will listen to presentations in their child's classroom (except all kinder will meet in K2). Our prep specialists, Mr. Colitz and Mr. Sandifer, will also be in their rooms if you would like to stop by before (grades 1-3) or after your presentation (grades 4-5).

As you walk around campus at Back to School Night, please notice how clean our facilities have been. I want to thank again our custodians Jovita and Jerry for their ongoing work. We are also seeing many students taking pride in our school by picking up litter that they see (A- Act Responsibly). If you have time to stop by our Book Faire, you can say hi to our wonderful librarian Mrs. Kim. We are also in the beginning stages of creating an outdoor learning space near Room 22. I would encourage you to stop by and see the progress. Out next step is to purchase edging for the tanbark area and have volunteers (any takers) install it. We are looking forward to utilizing this space with our students.

Reminders and Announcements:

  • Tuesday, August 29: Minimum Day
  • Tuesday, August 29: Back to School Night (see flier below)
  • Monday, September 4: Labor Day (No School)
  • Thursday, September 7: Mattos PTA STEM Night (see flier below)
  • Tuesday, September 12: Dairy Council Cow Visits Mattos
  • Tuesday, September 26: SSC/ELAC Meeting
  • Volunteering in 2023-2024? All adults who volunteer on campus or on a field trip at any time during the school year must complete the CiviCore application. If you are returning as a volunteer, please resubmit your information in CiviCore. If you are new, please visit FUSD's website here.

Soaring in education,

Sherea Westra

Mattos Principal

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Thank You Mattos Families for Donating to our Makerspace!

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Chess Club w/ Mr. Sandifer

Mattos Robotics Club w/ Mr. Sandifer

Mattos PTA Important Info

Mattos Spirit Wear- Sale Ends 9/7

Mattos PTA STEM Night

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Mattos Office IMPORTANT Info

-Please pick your child up by 2:55 on regular days/1:40 on minimum days.

-If you have moved, please let the office know.

-If your child forgets something at home, please leave it outside the office on the cart. Label the item with your child's name and room #. If the item(s) are dropped off prior to 9:45 a.m., we will have the item(s) delivered to your child's classroom. After that time your child will need to get the item(s) from the cart during recess or lunch.

-If your child is absent, contact Miss Ginger at OR 510-793-1359.

Homework Help Sponsored by Compassion Network

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Mattos Behavior Matrix- Mattos Eagles S.O.A.R.

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23-24 Schedules

Instructional Calendar- Please do not schedule vacations during the 180 instructional days.

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Mattos Office Staff and Counselor

Sherea Westra, Principal,

Vipa Kapadia, Secretary,

Hsin Hsin Liu, Office Assistant,

Erin Waterhouse, Counselor,