MATHEWS e-News

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

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for Open House last night. A big shout out to Mrs. Kraman and our wonderful third grade for an amazing performance!


We wish all our Mathews Mav families a wonderful spring break!


As always, looking forward to seeing everyone back to school on Monday, March 16!

So much more to learn!

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Daylight Savings Time Begins, March 8!

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NEED TO KNOW

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District Health Update

As of March 5, 2020

The health and safety of Plano ISD students and staff remain our number one priority. As we approach next week’s spring break, we want to keep our students, families and the community updated on current guidance and district plans regarding COVID-19.



International Travel


Plano ISD continues to monitor travel advisories and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as our state and county health authorities. The COVID-19 outbreak is a concern for anyone considering traveling at this time. Those with travel plans are strongly encouraged to closely monitor travel advisories and guidance from the CDC, available online at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html.


Collin County Health Services will communicate with Plano ISD regarding any official quarantine/monitoring restrictions for travelers. We realize some of our families have plans to travel over spring break, and we respectfully request that if you or any member of your household is traveling internationally, including cruises, please inform us via this online form.


Cleaning Measures

Plano ISD has cleaning protocols in place for all district facilities, and we are taking some additional measures to deep clean throughout the district.


· On a nightly basis, custodians use a commercial grade, hydrogen peroxide-based multipurpose disinfecting cleaner.


· Surfaces are wiped down and auto-scrubber machines are used nightly to clean and sanitize major hallways and common areas on campuses.


· Campuses will be “deep cleaned” during spring break, which means a hospital grade disinfectant will be used.


· All school buses will be deep cleaned with a hospital grade disinfectant using an e-misting sprayer.


· The district is providing campuses with extra disinfectant wipes, which schools use throughout the day as an additional prevention effort.


Ongoing District Updates

Plano ISD will continue to provide the community with updates based on information that comes directly from health officials. Our district’s approach to planning and preparing is in line with the CDC’s recently issued interim guidance for schools, available online at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-for-schools.html, and we have ongoing measures to help lessen the spread of communicable illnesses. Here is what you can do to help.


· If a student or staff member is sick, do not come to school. Stay home until fever-free for at least 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.


· Cover your mouth with your upper arm or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.


· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.


· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.


· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.


· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


In the event that there is a confirmed COVID-19 case in the community, Plano ISD will coordinate with state and local health officials, city governments and healthcare providers so that timely and accurate information can guide appropriate responses. The district’s goal is to protect all students and staff while minimizing disruption to normal operations for as long as possible. Plano ISD will continue to provide updates when there are changes in the current situation or additional steps are needed.


While schools are closed next week for spring break, Plano ISD administrative offices will continue to operate during normal business hours. We encourage you to check our website regularly for any new updates during the break at www.pisd.edu/healthupdate. Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership as we respond as a community to this health situation.

It is Cool to be at School!

Attendance Laws

Click the link for info regarding attendance laws in Texas and the district policies we follow at Mathews. There is more information than you can hope for! However, we need your help in teaching our children that it is important to be at school.

YEARBOOK SALES!

Capture the memories by purchasing a yearbook for your family. Click the button to order your yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year.

Spring Pictures/Class Pictures March 17

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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 .

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Pre-Kindergarten at Mathews!

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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

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

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


March 7 through March 15

Spring Break


Sunday, March 8

Daylight Savings Time BEGINS...Leap Forward!


Tuesday, March 17:

Class Pictures

Individual Spring Pictures


Wednesday, March 18

Grade 4 to Plano Symphony


Thursday, March 19

PTA Nana Puddin Assembly


Monday, March 23

Spring 5th Grade Parent Night at Schimelpfenig Middle School

SMS cafeteria at 6 p.m.


Tuesday, March 24

Grade 4 & 5 History Fair Projects are due.


Wednesday, March 25

History Fair Judging


Friday, March 27

History Fair Assembly

Grades 3, 4, and 5


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


Monday, April 20

Gr 5 Field Trip to the Perot


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


Wednesday, May 20

5th Grade Graduation at Schimelpfenig Middle School

(Students check in at 6:30 p.m.)


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

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Library News from Mrs. Noble

Click the button to Mrs. Noble's library updates and news! FYI: The 2020-2021 Bluebonnet nominees are out! Get an early start on some great books!

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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!

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World Wear Donation Box at Mathews

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CAFETERIA NEWS

Go Rangers! Celebration for a New Season: March 31

Food and Nutritional Services is celebrating opening day with the Rangers on March 31st. We will have a special ballpark food menu. We will serve lunch: hot dogs or pretzel stick , baked bean, carrot/celery, potato chips, churros, sidekicks
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

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

Parent Workshops

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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)

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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

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2020-2021 PISD Academic Calendar

7:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.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

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MATHEWS FEEDBACK

Because We are a Team...

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