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

Well, we have made it!


The 2019-2020 school year comes to a close Friday, May 22.

What we wouldn't have done to have had this spring with your children!


Thank you for support and encouragement. We appreciate you working with us to help your children continue to grow while we work together to keep our community and our families safe and healthy.


5th GRADE GRADUATION:

Congratulations to our graduating 5th grade class. Our Aloha class will always have a special place in our hearts.


Special thank you to Mr. Taylor with creating a beautiful 'Graduation Ceremony' for our students and their families. We could not have done any of this without you.


Our 5th grade team will be sending out the link to our 5th grade parents this week. The link will go 'live' on Wednesday evening, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.


CURBSIDE DROP-OFF & PICK-UP:

Information below explains how we are coordinating with you for Curbside Drop-Off and Pick Up beginning Wednesday, May 20 through Friday, May 22. PISD has specific instructions on how we can do this safely for our parents, our students, and our staff. Please review the information below in preparing for your Curbside Drop-Off and Pick-Up time as outlined below.


FUTURE e-News:

We will continue to keep our community informed and updated with information from Mathews. However, this will be our last 'Sunday Edition' since our students are officially 'off' for summer. Look for our weekly e-News on Friday afternoons moving forward.


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.


Per PISD:

Parent/Student Expectations During Material Exchange

Please share the following expectations for parents and students in advance of your scheduled material exchange day.

· Please wear a face covering when picking up or returning student materials.

· Follow COVID-19 preventative practices as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

· Please stay in your vehicle. Follow the curbside process provided by your campus.

· Please do not come to the campus if you have been ill, if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or if you are currently under isolation/quarantine orders.


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:


All families with medication in the school have been contacted. Medication that did not have to be picked up and signed for by a parent will be in the belongings we return to you this week during Curbside Drop-Off and Pick-Up. Please remember to look for these items to properly store as soon as you get home. Thank you.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIFTH GRADE GRADUATES!

Fifth Grade Graduation

We are excited for our Fifth Graders as they make history with our first recorded Virtual Graduation Celebration. It will be on Wednesday evening, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.!


The link will be sent to our parents by our the Fifth grade team on Monday, May 18.

YEARBOOKS

Our 2019-2020 yearbooks have been postponed in delivery due to Covid-19.

We know they will be amazing and look forward to when they are able to be shipped to us.


We will plan for our 5th graders to receive their yearbooks once they arrive.

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

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

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!

TECHNOLOGY

CYBER SECURITY

STOP...THINK...CONNECT

A resource to learn how to protect your home and family with Cyber-Security. From the Department of Homeland Security.

ON GUARD ON LINE

From the Federal Trade Commission. tips for staying safe and secure online.

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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