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We Are "All-In" This Together...

Happy Mother's Day to all who provide love, support and guidance to our children.


Once again we have 4 goals as we reach out to you today:


  1. Providing you with the Learning Links for your children for 5/11-5/15.
  2. Reminder: Our General PTA meeting is Thursday evening. Registration is required by Tuesday, May 12. Please review below. The meeting is Virtual and you will receive the Zoom information after you have registered you plan to attend.
  3. Planning for the 2020-21 school year.
  4. INFORMATION regarding how we will be closing up the 2019-2020 school year.


As promised, we will continue to send out our Learning Links on Sunday at 3:00 to provide parents some additional 'review and prep' time for the upcoming week before your own work week begins on Monday morning.


Please know... We will work together with you to help in any way we can. If you have any questions or need to touch base, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here for you and your children. We are here to help all our students be successful.


Take care of you and yours and in so doing, we take care of each other.


With Grace, we are 'All-In' this together.

BRINGING 2019-2020 TO A CLOSE

Planning for 'Curbside Drop Off and Pick Up'' May 20-22

This week under a structured process, teachers will be returning to their classrooms to gather student belongings to return to you. Although you may see a few cars in the parking lot, the school is closed May 11-15. You might gather some grocery bags/trash bags for the upcoming week. (Double bagging is recommended!)


Beginning on Wednesday May 20 we will have scheduled times to come by the school through the carpool line for 'Curbside Drop Off and Pick Up'!


Families with children in multiple grade levels can select which time to come that best works with your family's schedule.


THE SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:


Wednesday, May 20

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Kindergarten and First Grade


Thursday, May 21

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Second and Third Grade


Thursday Evening, May 21

6:00-8:00 p.m

Working parents who can not come during the day.


Friday, May 22

10:00 a.m.--1:00 p.m.

Fourth and Fifth Grade (Grade 5 remember to also return Number the Stars)


Each grade level will send out reminders as to what you may have at home that will need to be returned in the next grade level S'mores.



WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE YOUR 'CURB SIDE DROP OFF AND PICK UP' TIME:


1) Place all text books, library books or items belonging to the school in a plastic bag for each child and place each bag in the trunk of your car. Please have your child's name, grade, and teacher's name inside each bag.


2) When you pull up to the school (Carpool line off of Caravan Way) please have in the front passenger side window a sign with the boldly printed names of your child(ren)'s name, grade(s) and teacher(s). (This will help the line move more quickly.)


3) When you drive up, pop your trunk open. We will remove the materials you are returning to the school and place plastic bag(s) with your child(ren)'s name(s) on it in your trunk.




WHAT ABOUT CHROMEBOOKS?:


You have a choice regarding your child's Chromebook:


Chromebooks may be returned at this time.


  • Please be sure to add a sticky note on the keyboard with your child's name, grade, and teacher's name on it.
  • Place each chromebook you are returning in a separate plastic bag with the power cord.
  • Do not place the chromebook in the same plastic bag with text books, library books, etc. We truly appreciate your help with this.



If you would like for your child to be able to use a chromebook during the summer to work on Dreambox or Pathblazers, or other learning opportunities you are welcome to wait and turn the Chromebook in the week of July 23-29.




MEDICATION:


For those who still have medication in the clinic we will be reaching out to you to coordinate pick-up for the end of the 2019-20 school year. Medications are not left on campus to be carried over to the following school year.

GENERAL PTA MEETING

Virtual PTA Meeting:

A general meeting of the Mathews Elementary PTA will be held May 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm. This will be the last general meeting of the year. Due to the closure of all PISD schools, this meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. In order to attend this meeting, you must register in advance.


Please use this link to register your attendance: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9D68QTR. Registration MUST be completed two days prior to the meeting (May 12th).


We will send out the Zoom link via the email address provided during your registration on May 13, 2020. You MUST be a member of the Mathews Elementary PTA to vote on PTA business although guests are welcome to register to attend. The deadline to join the Mathews Elementary PTA in order to vote during this meeting is five days before the event.

Congratulations to our Upcoming 5th grade Graduates!

Fifth Grade Graduation

We are excited for our Fifth Graders as they make history with our first Virtual Graduation Celebration. It will be on Wednesday evening, May 20! Our Fifth grade teachers will be reaching out directly to the parents regarding further informationn. The link to the virtual graduation will be emailed to 5th grade parents on 5/18.


A reminder that the Flipgrid videos to be included in the graduation celebration must be completed by end of day Monday, 5/11.



PLANNING FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Order School Supplies for Schimelpfenig 2020-21!

For our graduating 5th graders...middle school is just around the corner! Please click the link to see how you can order your 6th grade supplies from Schimelpfenig!

Leaving Mathews?

Not Returning to Mathews Next Year?

Click the button below and complete the form to let us know if your child(ren) will not be returning for the 2020-21 school year.


Then send the completed form to Mrs. Tipsword.


Forms can be emailed to Mrs. Tipsword at: Cherie.Tipsword@pisd.edu.

NOT RETURNING TO MATHEWS 2020-2021 NOTIFICATION FORM

Please click this button to access the form to notify the school if your child(ren) will not be returning to Mathews for the 2020-21 school year. Please send the form to Cherie.Tipsword@pisd.edu Thank you

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

District information regarding Kindergarten registration can be found at this link:

https://www.pisd.edu/Page/434


Kindergarten registration forms are online this year.


Parents are asked to complete the registration forms using the fillable PDF forms which is available on the website. (See the button below.)



Parents are not required to bring any information to the campuses.

If you have questions you can reach out to Cherie Tipsword.

Cherie.Tipsword@pisd.edu


Families of students who are attending a Plano ISD Pre-K in the 2019-2020 school year do not need to complete this online enrollment process. Families with currently enrolled Plano ISD Pre-K students will be contacted by the elementary campus their student will be attending for the 2020-21 school year.


Students who will be new to Plano ISD need to complete the following steps:

  • Complete the 2020-21 Kindergarten Roundup Enrollment Forms (Button below)
  • Email the completed enrollment forms and documentation listed below to your child’s elementary school campus registration email.
    • Student’s birth certificate
    • Student’s social security card
    • Parent/guardian photo ID
    • Proof of address
      >House - utility bill (gas or electric only) or a home closing statement.
      ->House leases- Original, current lease agreement that is signed by both the resident(s) and the home owner/leasing agent, indicating an executed contract. Cover page and signature page needed
    • Immunization records


Forms should be mailed to mathews.registration@pisd.edu


Campus staff will review enrollment documents and will confirm kindergarten placement for 2020-21 school year.



Kindergarten Age Requirements


  • To enter kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year, your child must be 5 on September 1, 2020.
  • Follow this link for information about kindergarten placement for students turning six on or before September 1: Guidelines and Form
  • Follow this link for information about kindergarten acceleration for students who are interested in testing for placement in first grade: Kindergarten Acceleration
Kindergarten Registration Form

Click the button to access the on-line Kindergarten Registration form for the 2020-21 school year.

Pre K REGISTRATION

Pre-Kindergarten School Information

Please click the button for information regarding Pre-Kindergarten.

LEARNING LINKS FOR THE WEEK

Fall in Love with Reading

Mrs. Powell would love to hear what books you are enjoying now as well as during the summer. Nothing better than a good book when it is just a bit too hot to play outside on those summer afternoons! Reading 15-20 minutes a day makes a world of difference! Take care of yourself by falling in love with reading! It really does make a difference!
Story Time with Mrs. Powell

Here are a few poems and stories to enjoy for Story Time. Wish we could be reading these in your classroom, but we will be together again next year! I hope you also enjoy meeting Augie, Tank and Mac. They are introducing some of the stories!

HOW TO FIND YOUR TEACHER'S EMAIL ADDRESS

Click this blue button to find your teacher's email address.

Teacher Availability:

Teachers will be available to check their emails between 9-11 and again from 1-3 Monday through Friday.. We appreciate your patience and grace as we work with you and reply to your questions. A reminder that if your teacher reaches out to you via phone their numbers will be blocked, similar to when a doctor calls from a personal line Please accept these calls.

From Our Grade Levels

From Our Specials

Art with Mr. Lozano

Art, Music and PE are essential to a child’s well being and contribute to strong social emotional health, especially in times of stress.

Music with Mrs. Kraman

Art, Music and PE are essential to a child’s well being and contribute to strong social emotional health, especially in times of stress.

PE & Fitness with Our Coaches

Art, Music and PE are essential to a child’s well being and contribute to strong social emotional health, especially in times of stress.

From Our Specialist

FROM PISD...

District Information Regarding Progress Reports

This information was originally sent on Monday, April 27 as a Special Edition e-News.

Guia para Padres para Monitorear el Progreso

Guia para Padres para Monitorear el Progreso de Estudiantes en Pinnacle para Grados 3-12

COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Chromebook Distribution and Support:

If you have a broken Chromebook or if you missed the timeframe for picking up a device at your campus, the Plano ISD help desk is available to assist you in obtaining a working Chromebook. Contact the help desk Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (469) 752-8767, or email tsos@pisd.edu. The help desk will work with your campus to coordinate the repair, pickup or delivery of your device.


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