MATHEWS e-News

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

There is a Texas meme out there asking why winter and summer are fighting for custody of Texas! What a crazy winter season we have been having this year! Fortunately, warmer days are not too far away and our rain will certainly contribute to a beautiful spring!


Beginning Monday, we are celebrating "Pack Healthy" week. Nutritious foods, water, sleep and moderate exercise truly are the first line of defense in staying healthy! Each day next week is assigned a specific color. We invite students to bring a fruit or vegetable of that color to enjoy as a snack or a part of their lunch.


We are looking forward to our Mathews Multicultural Family Night this Thursday, February 27. As we celebrate our different cultures we invite families to enjoy celebrating being a citizen of our great country or honoring the fact that Texas was once itself a nation by wearing red, white, and blue. Our school, our state, our country are richly diverse and we all can celebrate.

The evening is from 6:00-7:30 and we hope you will join us for this special evening. More information below.


Friday, February 28 is Character Dress-Up day at Mathews. We invite our Mavs to dress up as a favorite character from a favorite book. This is our 'jump-start' to Read Across America Day on Monday, March 2.


Looking forward to Monday!

NEED TO KNOW

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Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives!

'Pack Healthy' February 24-28!

The last week of February we are encouraging students to explore healthy fruits and vegetables as they learn to 'pack healthy' snacks and meals!


Monday, February 24th is PACK RED DAY

Consider strawberries, apples, cherries, cherry tomatoes, dried cranberries, red bell pepper strips.


Tuesday, February 25th is PACK YELLOW DAY

Consider bananas, peaches, pineapple, yellow bell pepper strips.


Wednesday, February 26th is PACK GREEN DAY

Consider broccoli florets, green grapes, celery sticks, green apples, green bell pepper strips.


Thursday, February 27th is PACK PURPLE DAY

Consider purple grapes, raisins, plums, blueberries, grape juice.


Friday, February 28th is PACK ORANGE DAY

Consider oranges, baby carrots, dried apricots, mango segments, tangerines.


Thank you for helping us to celebrate this fun and educational program, and encouraging your children to eat more fruits and vegetables, while promoting good eating habits and a healthy lifestyle.

PTA SILENT AUCTION!

PTA Silent Auction is LIVE through Feb. 25

Click the button to check out our PTA Silent Auction. Whether you are looking for gift certificates, toy baskets, books, arts and crafts or those ever popular teacher/staff donated items, we know this year's selection will not disappoint!

Around the World in One Night

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Sign-Up for Mathews Multi-Cultural Family Night!

Travel the World in 90 Minutes THIS THURSDAY!

Around the world in one night. One school, many cultures! As Americans we celebrate the rich and diverse cultures that are part of what makes America great.


Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values.


Join us as we celebrate a night of learning and celebration on Thursday, February 27 from 6:00-7:30. Interested in sharing your family's heritage? Sign-Up for a table by Tuesday, February 25.


Families will be able to begin setting up their displays in the gym beginning at 5:00 p.m.


We invite everyone to join in the celebration of this evening in dress up in clothing of their heritage or of course, in red, white, and blue as we celebrate all being citizens of our great nation. And of course, if you celebrate that Texas was once a nation, feel free to celebrate Texas!

BE A PART of SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY!

We are excited to announce Mathews Celebration of Our Cultures. Sign-Up for a booth by Tuesday, February 25. For more information, please email: mathewsculturenight@gmail.com

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Buy Your Yearbook Here!

BUY Your Mathews Yearbook Here!

Mathews families, don't delay, order your yearbook today. Click the button to order today!

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

February 28: Book Character Day!

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District Health Update

As of February 7, 2020


The health and safety of our students, families and staff are a top priority in Plano ISD. We are operating at a heightened awareness regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus. In our continued efforts to assess risks and keep you informed, Plano ISD wants you to know that we are in contact daily with Collin County Health Services and follow the advice and recommendations from relevant local, state and federal health authorities regarding necessary precautions and protocols. Many of the steps we are already taking during flu season are applicable precautions for novel coronavirus, including encouraging proper hand washing techniques and deep cleaning schools and facilities in high touch areas as needed.


Plano ISD encourages parents and students to remain informed by following our official Plano ISD communications at https://www.pisd.edu/healthupdate and by visiting the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Collin County Health Services provided an update this week explaining the following travel guidelines:

· Travelers entering the U.S. from Hubei Province:

o Travelers who are symptomatic will be subject to immediate quarantine and testing.

o Travelers who are not symptomatic will be quarantined and monitored.

o None of these travelers will be sent home before the end of the quarantine period.

· Travelers entering the U.S. from elsewhere in mainland China:

o Travelers who are symptomatic will observe immediate isolation and testing.

o Travelers who are not symptomatic will be sent home with instructions to monitor symptoms and self-quarantine for 14 days.

o The self-quarantine protocol is recommended for travelers only, as their family members are not considered at risk.

o Plano ISD encourages our families who may be observing a self-quarantine to reach out to Collin County Health Services or to contact your school nurse so that you can be connected to appropriate health resources.

We are approaching this situation with an abundance of care and caution, and want to provide you with current information as we receive it. Plano ISD staff will continue to closely monitor this rapidly evolving situation. Children with symptoms of the flu or a flu-like illness should not be sent to school. We will inform our community as we receive updates, information and resources. If you have further questions regarding coronavirus or other communicable illnesses, please contact your school nurse, or the Plano ISD Health Services Department at 469-752-5991.

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


February 13-February 25

PTA Online Auction


Thursday, February 27

PTA Multicultural Night

6-7:30 p.m.


Friday, February 28

Book Character Dress Up Day!


Thursday, March 5

Open House 6:00-7:30


Music Program 6:00-6:30

Grade 3: Space Odyssey


March 7 through March 15

Spring Break


Wednesday, March 18

Grade 4 to Plano Symphony


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

PTA Morning Assembly


March 30 - April 3

Spring Book Fair


Tuesday, March 31

Kindergarten: Outdoor Learning Center


Thursday, April 2

Family Night at the Book Fair

Reading, Math and Coding!

6:00-8:00 Library: Book Fair

6:00-7:00 Gym: Math A Big Deal

7:00-8:00 Cafeteria: iCode



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


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


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!

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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

March 2-6 National Breakfast Week

It’s National School Breakfast Week: March 2-6! Join Food and Nutritional Services as we celebrate with mini chicken and waffle sliders for breakfast on Monday, March 2nd; then on March 4th with fresh strawberry banana smoothies as a breakfast option. If students come to have breakfast everyday during National School Breakfast Week, they will have chance to win a prize.

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

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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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