MST Magnet Elementary

Week of March 14th

Welcome Back!

Our theme for the 2015-2016 school year is MST Version 2.0: Uploading Excellence for 20 Years. This year marks our 20th anniversary! MST Magnet Elementary opened in 1995 at the Arapaho building and moved to the present location in 2005 after Richardson Junior High School was closed and repurposed. MST has built a legacy of innovation, creativity, and dedication to student learning that is immeasurable. It is through our partnership with our parents and community towards the devotion to student achievement and our genuine love for MST, that teach year has brought continued success.

Staff Spotlight: Ms. Dean - Librarian

Hi! I'm Lauren Dean and I'm the MST librarian. This is my 5th year to work as a librarian. Before that, I taught 5th grade for 5 years and 3rd grade for 2 years. I have been so grateful to be at MST for all of it! I graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and then went on to get my Master's Degree in Library Sciences. In my spare time I love to read (What kind of librarian would I be if I didn't?), take pictures (You've probably seen me at school events with my camera!), and spend time with friends and family. I love getting kids excited about reading and teaching them to be safe and responsible using the Internet and our library online resources!

Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Andrews - 5th Grade Science

Hello! My name is Kelley Andrews and I have two great daughters, Kate (10) and Anna (3). I have been married to my husband, Shawn for 18 years. This is my 10th year teaching Science at MST. Time flies when you are having fun! I am originally from New York, but Texas has been my home since 1994. I am a graduate of UTD for my Bachelor’s degree, and I received my Master’s degree from UT-Arlington in Science Curriculum and Instruction K-12. In my spare time I love cooking, reading, gardening, hiking, going to science museums, and spending time with my family. I have some interesting pets including an Eclectus parrot, fish, a labrador, and my class pets Spika and Smaug, the bearded dragons.

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Beginning in February, you will not be receiving the blue MST Newsletter in your Tuesday folder. To continue to stay informed about everything going on at MST, please subscribe to our e-newsletter which is updated twice a month. You may get all the MST news here:

STAAR Testing - No Visitors in the Building!

Tuesday, March 29th: 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math

Wednesday, March 30th: 5th Grade Reading

Be sure to get a good night’s rest.

Eat a nutritious breakfast.

Have a great attitude!

No appointments of any kind.

No lunch visitors.

Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017 School Year



We are now taking enrollment applications for siblings of students currently enrolled at MST. If you plan to enroll a new student in Kindergarten or any other grade level for 2016-17, you will need to come by or call the MST office for the necessary application form. You must submit the application, along with a copy of your child’s birth certificate and a current proof of residence, to the MST office by March 18, 2016.

Counselor's Corner

Check out Ms. Daniel's Newsletters:

6th Smore

K-5 Smore

Career Day is Coming!

Careers don't just happen, they develop over time and often with specific experiences and education. At career day, your student will learn about various jobs and the education necessary to pursue those jobs. Through exposure to different professions, your student may discover what does and doesn't interest him/her, add to their experiences, and perhaps even discover something that makes them think a little about their future. In order to pull off a successful Career Day here at MST, we need volunteers to speak with our students about their professions. Parents, relatives, family friends: all are welcome!

To volunteer, click on this link:

Calling all Elementary Students (K-6) - Save the Date

Academy of Creative Exploration

ACE Camp

Hosted at Canyon Creek Elementary

June 13th-17th 9:00-3:00

For students who have completed Kinder-6th grades.

$175.00 per student

Camp Invention

For current REACH students

K through 6th grade

June 6th-10th 9:00 – 3:30

Dobie Primary

Visit to learn more and secure your spot

For questions email


Mark your Calendars!

Student / Staff Holidays:

March 25th

April 29th

May 30th

College Day!

Thursday, March 24th, 8am

MST Magnet

Wear your favorite college shirt!

Student & Staff Holiday

Friday, March 25th, 8am

MST Magnet

Snow Make-Up Day, if necessary

4th Grade Fundraiser Night

Thursday, March 31st, 6pm

603 South Plano Road

Richardson, TX

Join us for dinner at 603 S. Plano Road! A portion of your tab will go to help fund the 4th grade trip to Austin.