MATHEWS e-News

We Are 'All-In' this Together!

We hope our e-News finds you and your family well.


This is not the "Learning Link" e-News for next week's lessons.


We have information to share both from Mathews and from our district that we want you to have readily available.


Since we have a lot to share with you, we are sending you an e-News today regarding campus and district announcements.


On Sunday at 3:00 we will send our Academic "Learning Links" to you. Our goal is help our families navigate the "Learning Links" more easily without additional information within the newsletter.


Please know... We will work together with you to help our students, your children continue to grow in their studies and in their social emotional well-being. If you have any questions or need to visit, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are all here for you!


With grace and trust in one another we are 'All-In' this together.

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

A MESSAGE FROM MR. STEELE

Looking to Our School's Future... We Need You!

PTA Officers for 2020-2021

Let's look forward together to welcoming our children and making the 2020-21 school year a community of love and learning at Mathews. You can make a difference! Please consider volunteering. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.


From our amazing PTA:


The Mathews PTA nominating committee is looking for your help to slate the PTA Board for the 2020-2021 school year. There are several positions that will need to be filled.


Please contact the PTA nominating committee at VP_Programs@mathewspta.org if you are interested. Please include your name, phone number and the position of interest.


The executive board positions are President, VP - Programs, VP - Ways & Means, VP -Membership, VP - Volunteers, VP - Communications, Treasurer & Secretary.

ONLINE SPRING BOOK FAIR!

Fall in Love with Reading with a Good Book!

Scholastic is working with our amazing PTA to provide our spring book fair online!

Click the button below to go online and pick out some great books!

MATHEWS SPRING BOOK FAIR JUST A CLICK AWAY!

Click the button to go to the Scholastic book fair for Mathews Elementary. Free delivery for orders over $25.00 Stock up on some great books for spring and summer reading!

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UPDATES REGARDING AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

We know that many families have questions about the programs they registered their children for this spring.


Some programs such as Chess, Young Rembrandts, and Power Kids have begun to move toward online instruction.


Other programs are currently reviewing their ability for online instruction such as Bricks 4 Kidz.


Some programs will be looking at ways to either provide credits or refund money.


As we learn more information, we will send it out.


Sincerely,


Your PTA

GREAT RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT!

SATURDAY NIGHT 'AT' THE SYMPHONY

Saturday night at 8pm the Plano Symphony Orchestra broadcast a concert featuring Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue & American in Paris. The concert will be streamed Sat night & available afterwards. They will feature a new concert each Saturday night.

AMAZON AUDIBLE: FREE WHILE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED!

You can instantly stream stories, across six different languages, for free that will help your child fall in love with reading. You might enjoy it too! All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

PISD DISTRICT UPDATES:

School Calendar Update

Plano ISD will follow the current adopted academic calendar.


The designated bad weather makeup days, April 10 and April 13, are student holidays and will not be used as instructional days this spring.


Additionally, regardless of whether campuses re-open to students this school year, the last day of instruction will be May 22.

MEALS

District Updates Regarding 'Grab and Go' Meal Program

Effective April 6 there are changes to the Meal Program. Please check the district website for requirements and locations. Please note there will be no meal services on Friday, April 10 or Monday, April 13.

North Texas Food Bank

The North Texas Food Bank is encouraging families to fully utilize their Partner Agency network. Their online map at https://ntfb.org/our-programs/get-food-assistance/find-a-food-pantry is updated daily to reflect current available resources. Families can locate food pantries closest to them by entering their zip code.

Minnie's Food Pantry:

How You Can Help

Click this button to see how you can help support our community programs that support our neighbors and friends.

PRE-K ROUND-UP

Pre-K Round-Up:

Due to school closure, pre-k registration has been postponed. Watch for updated information online at www.pisd.edu/Page/441.



PASAR

PASAR Tuition Questions:

Customers will be credited for tuition fees for the weeks that Plano ISD is closed or PASAR is not operational. This will be calculated on a monthly pro-rata basis.


Since the school district has extended the closure into April, billing for April will not be calculated and reflected in the PASAR Parent Portal until the reopening date is known.


At this time, please do not make a payment for April PASAR tuition. For more information, visit www.pisd.edu/pasar.

MEDICATION

At School...

Medication is locked up safe and sound at school. However, if you need medication for your child that is at school please contact the contact below. She is a school nurse and can arrange a time to do a curbside pick up of medications.


Christy Hamilton RN, BSN

Special Assignment Nurse


E-Mail:

christy.hamilton@pisd.edu

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