MATHEWS e-News

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

Friday the 13th and a FULL MOON!

Indeed! It is Friday the 13th and it is a full moon but it was still a grand day at Mathews as we wrapped up another week of learning.


Please consider sending your Mav with a jar of peanut butter to school next week. We want our students to know ever gesture of kindness makes a difference. Our goal is 250 jars. If we make our goal, all classes will be eligible for a drawing. Winning classes will have Mr. Steele or Mrs. Powell read to their classroom. A big thank you to our Student Council officers for taking on this opportunity the first week/month in office!


On another note, Attendance matters. Please review the information regarding attendance on the two buttons at the bottom of this SMORE. We want and need your child(ren) at school to provide the best learning experience possible. Please plan getaways during school holidays. Attendance not only affects your child's learning but also our school's performance. Did you know that Attendance is part of the state criteria in identifying high performance schools?


We understand the importance of attending 'Once in a Lifetime' family events and want our children home when they are sick and need to be home. We truly want to work with you.


All we ask is that you please work with us regarding your child's attendance at school. Set the example that school is important by making it a point to be at school.


#EveryMavMatters

#SchoolFirst

#BecauseWeCare

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SEPTEMBER IS PEANUT BUTTER MONTH!

'Spread' the Word...

With the support of our Student Council, our teachers, staff and YOU we are 'spreading' the word to donate Peanut Butter to our North Texas Food Banks.


Let's teach our children how even the smallest act of kindness when provided by many makes a BIG difference in our community.


Students are encouraged to bring jars of Peanut Butter to school to donate to the North Texas Food Pantry.


We have donations drop-offs at both of the main doors as students enter the building.


Together we make a difference.

Peanut Butter Campaign Drive

Help STOP the Hunger in North Texas. Be the Difference! Click the button and 'spread' the word!

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WE NEED YOU FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4!

Please Click HERE to Volunteer for Field Day!

Field Day is Friday, October 4. We need volunteers to join us in this annual tradition for it to be a success! Won't you volunteer? #MemoriesAreMadeOfThese #WeLoveFieldDayVolunteers!

FIRE PREVENTION POSTER CONTEST

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Fire Prevention Poster Contest

Click the button to print the application to participate in the Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Entries are due to Mr. Lozano no later than October 9.

CogAT Information from Our Counselor, Mrs. Toler

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We Value You!

Because We are a Team...

When you visit Mathews, we love to hear from you how your visit was to our campus.

The QR pictured is the same as the one we have available in our office when you sign-out following your visit. You can use your QR Scanner on your phone and share your thoughts with us.


We are "All-In" Together!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

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Save the Date...

Below is a list of events planned during the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year.


For many parents it is helpful to have these dates as far in advance as possible in order to be able to schedule time off work, or reschedule a trip or meeting in order to attend.


Any new events are updated in your Smore weekly.


Our theme for the 2019-2020 school year is "All-In". We are looking forward to a great year and hope you will be able to join us for special events.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, September 17:

Mathews Spirit Night at Chipotle

Park & Preston


September 23-27:

Fall Book Fair


Tuesday, September 24:

Picture Day!


Wednesday, September 25:

Grandparents Luncheon Day


Thursday, September 26:

PTA Book Fair Night

5:30-7:30 p.m.


Friday, October 4:

Field Day! (Save the Date to Volunteer!)

(Rain Date, if needed- October 11)


Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15:

School Holiday for Students


Tuesday, October 15:

Parent Conference Day


Wednesday, October 16:

Third Grade: HSLC Field Trip (Outdoor Learning Center)


Monday-Friday, October 21-October 25:

Red Ribbon Week


October 25:

PTA Carnival and Dance


Monday through Wednesday, November 4 through 6:

Fifth Grade Adventure Camp!


Tuesday, November 5:

Non-Camp 5th grade HSLC Field Trip (Outdoor Learning Center)


Monday, November 11:

Veterans' Day Assembly


Tuesday, November 12:

Picture Retake Day


Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15:

5th Grade Colonial Days


Friday, November 22:

Kindergarten: Harvest Day


November 25-29:

Thanksgiving Break


Tuesday, December 10:

5th Grade Music Makers Choir Concert

6:00-7:00 (Performers will arrive earlier)


Wednesday, December 11:

Cafeteria Cops visit at lunch


Thursday, December 19:

Grades K, 1, 2 Winter Parties

12:30-1:30


Grades 3, 4, & 5 Winter Parties

1:30-2:30


Friday, December 20:

Early Release for Winter Break

Noon

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.

Library News from Mrs. Noble

Click the button to 'Read All About' the Bluebonnet List for this year!

From Nurse Laura

Please click on this button for lots of important and helpful information from our school nurse, Laura Miller for September.

Mathews Grade Level Newsletters

Each grade level posts updated newsletters on the 1st and on the 15th of each month. Read up to the minute info on our Mathews website. Just click on this button. This will also take you to archived newsletters from the start of the year. Enjoy!

Lunch at Mathews

Click the button to learn about joining your children for lunch at Mathew. Parents are welcome to start having lunch with their child beginning September 23.

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.

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

District Events

Free Parenting Workshops

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Meeting Locations:

Please note that classes held during the day are at 1517 Ave. H, Plano, 75074

Evening classes are held at the Bird Center, Building B, 1300 19th Street, Plano, 75074

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!

NEW PISD Stadium Bag Policy

Click the button for more information from PISD... Key Details: Begins Friday, September 13 Applies to all stadiums (Not just Clark and Kimbrough) Applies to all levels of play (Middle School, High School, and Senior High games)

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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