The Mata Memo

May 24, 2022

Principal's Message

Greetings Mata Family!


Wow! We are actually entering the last week of this school year! You should be proud of the work that your child has done. This year has been filled with accelerated learning, and tackling situations on a level that we've never experienced before! I know that everyone gave their absolute best this school year and did everything within their power to fill gaps and improve student achievement. Next year will be even more powerful and historic for our school because of the work that was put in this school year. Please pat yourselves on the back and celebrate a job well done.


We plan to make the last days of school count and enjoy the last week of school! Thank you all for partnering with us and trusting us with your most precious gift!


Please be reminded to send all technology and chargers to the campus by Thursday. All devices will be collected for the summer.


We will inform students of classroom assignments by the 2nd week of August. Meet the Teacher Night will be on August 11th from 3:30-5:30 PM.


Parents and guardians, we would like to remind you to please register your child for the 2022/23 school year and select your choice for bus routes. The information is below.


Also, Prek-5th Grade Report Cards will come home Friday. 6th-8th Grade Report Cards will be mailed next week.


Check out the rest of the Mata Memo for important updates! If you are interested in summer camps and programs, pay special attention to the end of the newsletter. New camps are added every week!


Tomeka Middleton Williams

Principal


P.S. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MontessoriMata

Calendar at A Glance

  • May 24th - TAG Fair, PTA General Meeting, and Talent Show!

  • May 26th - 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony @ 1:30

  • May 26th - 6th Grade Moving Up Skating Party

  • May 27th – Last student day

  • June 1st - 22/23 Middle School Parent Meeting

  • June 6th - Summer Cool Begins!

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Do you Need Bus Transportation for Next Year? See below!


  • Returning students who did not request transportation for the 2021-2022 school year and are requesting transportation for the upcoming school year will need to complete the e-form at: https://forms.gle/Pnowd1S1Pd7eBi45A.
  • New students who did not request transportation at the time of enrollment but now they are wishing to request transportation will need to complete the e-form.
  • Returning students who received transportation but are wishing to change their pick-up and drop-off location will need to complete the e-form.
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A Message from the Office

Please turn in any absence notes to the front office by Friday 5/27/2022. You may check if you student has any unexcused absences for this semester by checking PowerSchool Parent Portal or by calling the front office.


Also, please complete returning student registration for 2022-2023 if you have not done so yet. It is very important to have current contact information on file so we may share important news regarding the beginning of the new school year in August. Plus, any classes with 100% registration completed by Wednesday 5/25/22 will be able to have a popcorn party on the last day of school! Contact the office to check if your student's registration is complete!

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Dallas ISD Summer Meals Program

Dallas Independent School District will be opening schools located in different areas throughout the Dallas ISO community, providing Educational and Enrichment activities during Summer Break. All children 16 years old and under are eligible for a free morning snack and lunch. Also available to students with disabilities without regard to age. Time and dates may vary per location. To lind a location near you, visit http://www.dallasisd.org/fcns

A Message from the Nurse!

Parents, if your student has medication in the clinic, it will need to be picked up by a designated adult on or before Friday, May 27th. Medications cannot be sent home with students. Medications not picked up by last day of school will be disposed of by Dallas ISD Health Services. Please call Nurse Nikki to arrange a time for pick up: 972-749-7519.

Orchestra News

Thank you for allowing your children to participate in string orchestra classes this year. 4th grade parents, please have your child turn in green paper that lets me know whether or not you would like to continue next year.


Information about 4th grade beginning orchestra for the 2022-2023 school year will be available at the start of school in August, but you are also welcome to send a note or email letting me know you are interested. JPowers@dallasisd.org

A Message from the Librarian!

All Library items are due this week!

Please visit https://www.youseemore.com/dallasisd/, log in with your student’s ID/lunch number (and last 4 of ID as PIN) to see what your student has checked out.

LoneStar Challenge Results!

We received results for the Lonestar challenge. Eduardo Mata placed 16th out of 80+ schools.


Participants


4th grade: Anthony Leija, Emma Calhoun


5th Grade: Camila Lizcano, Carly Martinez


6th Grade: Alejandra Mejia, Katherine Barajas


Carly Martinez placed 4th out of 250+ 5th graders in her essay.


Camila Lizcano placed 1st out of 250+ 5th graders in her essay.


Thank you to Mrs. Miner and Mrs. Vazquez for sponsoring Lonestar!!!

Chess Club!

This weekend was the Elementary and Middle School Chess Club Tournament held at Skyline High School!


Elementary Team: Lucas Paulino, Hector Arias, David Carmona, Wright Kern, Davi Rodovalho, Ramiro Echegary, Katherine Leyva, Santiago Mahan-Hernandez


Middle School Team: Christina Paulino won silver 3 out of 4 points. Elim Paulino won silver 3.4 points out of 4. Julio Leyva, Jayden Oliver, Ruben Carmona, Andres Tovar.


The Elementary Team placed 30 out of 87 schools and the Middle School Team placed 10 out of 40 with us having the same score as the 8th and 9th place schools.


Thank you Ms. Pettigrew and Ms. Singleton for your sponsorship! And thank you Ms. Salorio for chaperoning!

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Parents of 6th-7th Grade Students

We are so excited to welcome your student to middle school for the 2022-2023 school year. There will be so much in store for them on this adolescent journey, and it begins this summer! Students participate in summer work to hone their academic skills, which includes reading a novel and practicing their writing and math. Summer work packets will be sent home this week. You may also download a copy below.


These summer assignments will be used during the first weeks of school to set academic goals for your student’s year. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Z. Williams.


Also, please mark your calendars for a Middle School Parent Meeting Via Zoom on June 1st @ 9:00 AM. The Zoom information is:


https://dallasisd.zoom.us/j/88695780501?pwd=L0NhbVZBakFGQXUycUZka01CL2lsQT09


Meeting ID: 886 9578 0501

Passcode: 663258

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to help with Middle school promotion ceremony decorations and reception on 5/26,

please email our PTA president breen_nadine@yahoo.com

MAY IS ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER MONTH!

In 1990, Congress designated the entire month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander(AAPI) Heritage Month. In collaboration with several departments in Dallas ISD, the Racial Equity Office has curated a variety of events and activities centered around the celebration, empowerment, remembrance, and appreciation of our AAPI students' cultural heritages.
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Mata PTA Meeting 5/24/22

Mata PTA general membership meeting refreshments provided. Come early for the TAG fair, stay after for the Mata talent show immediately following.

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6th Grade Moving Up Skate Party

Mata PTA Invites All Current 6th Graders to an awesome 6th Grade “Moving Up” Skating Party.


All fees are paid for by Mata PTA. Dinner, drinks, and sweets are provided. Please wear school appropriate attire, and don’t forget to wear socks! If your child does not like to skate, we will have plenty of games and fun, so please come celebrate with us.


This is a drop-off party. For Mata 6th graders only. Parents will need to pick them up by 8 pm. A liability waiver is required - Filled out at the event.

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2022-2023 Returning Student Registration

All students must register for next school year. Registration is completely online and can be completed by going to www.choose.dallasisd.org. Please complete registration as soon as you can! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sosa or Mrs. Leija in the front office.


Detailed instructions can be found in the Registration Guides below.

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Summer Activities! - Updated Weekly!

Elementary Cheer Camp

This camp will have a bus that departs and returns to students to Mata. Please reach out to Ms. Singleton at mesinglteton@dallasisd.org for details!
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Dallas ISD Summer Cool - For Remediation and Enrichment

Summer Cool is designed to meet the needs of the whole child. Students will experience a full day of activities ranging from reading and math content support to exposure to various extracurricular and enrichment activities. Transportation, breakfast, lunch, and participation incentives will be provided to students utilizing the face-to-face learning model.


Links:

Summer Cool Guide

Registration (K-8)

Dallas ISD Summer Breeze! and Summer Learning Guide

Please Click the Links below to Access the Summer Learning Guide for parents. It includes detailed descriptions of Dalla's Summer Offerings!

Enjoy!


Click Here for English


Click Here for Spanish

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Career Explorations Camp for Rising 7th and 8th Graders

Dallas ISD's Career Institute East is excited to inform you of two summer camp opportunities for your students. They are hosting a summer exploration camp for students during two different time frames. Students will get an opportunity to get a hands-on experience in:

  • construction
  • interior design
  • cybersecurity
  • health science
  • team building
  • industry partner engagement

Sign Up Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsZBHw2Qwf0D7c7Fp8oUY08s41P7NQXnZy2amljBDZjqMNag/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
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Join PTA

We would like to encourage you to join our Mata PTA. Join here! https://txpta.secure.force.com/JoinPTA/


Check out their webpage at https://matamontessori.com/


Sign up for the PTA newsletter: Click Here

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Action for Happiness Calendars

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Mata Montessori School's Vision and Mission

Vision Statement: To provide an academic foundation which allows our students to be successful life-long learners.

Mission Statement: To provide an authentic Montessori education by focusing on educating the whole child academically, socially, and emotionally for all children.

Mata Montessori School's Key Actions

  • Maintain a climate and culture that fosters academic excellence.
  • Improve quality of instruction and student achievement through an aligned Montessori curriculum.
  • Actively engage parents in education in meaningful and relevant ways.

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