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

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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Monday, January 20

3 Day Weekend

What a great week of celebrations in learning at Mathews this past week. From Science Fair to Spelling Bees, recognizing Reflection Winners as well as our Bowling team and Hoop Champs...there was something for everyone!


Special shout out to our week long celebration for College and Career week. Thoughtful fun had by all as they plan for tomorrow and beyond. Big thank you to Mrs. Toler, our school counselor, for all she does to arrange this special week each year in January. The perfect way to start a new year off!


If you are interested in signing your Mav up for an after school program, see immediately below. Registration begins at 3:00 today, Friday, January 17.


Be sure to check out information about joining Mathews Culture Night on Thursday, February 27. More information below and on our PTA website.


A reminder that we will have a three day weekend as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20.


We look forward to being back to learning on Tuesday, January 21.

NEED TO KNOW

Registration is Open for After School Programs!

After School Program Registration has Begun!

Registration for After School Programs will be open for sign-ups electronically begins today, Friday, January 17 at 3:00 p.m.


Below is a link to the Homeroom website for Mathews parents to create accounts and sign-up.


Also below is a copy of the letter that was sent home on Wednesday.



Finally, a BIG THANK YOU to our PTA for providing more opportunities than ever before!

Registration is now OPEN for After School Programs

Click the link to create an account and register for after-school programs. Classes do fill up quickly and it is a first come, first serve with registration opening up at 3:00 p.m. today, Friday, January 17.

Around the World in One Night

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One School...Many Nations!

Sign-Up for Cultural Appreciation Night!

Travel the World in 90 Minutes!

Around the world in one night. One school, many cultures!

Come join the Mathews Elementary community as we celebrate our many cultures and diversity in a night of food, music, fun, and family on Thursday, February 27th. We will need many families to volunteer to showcase their country or culture in order to provide a great learning opportunity for the entire Mathews community! What a great opportunity for a beautiful tradition at Mathews!

BE A PART of SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY!

We are excited to announce our first Mathews Celebration of Our Cultures. It will be on Thursday, February 27. Please click the link to volunteer for this evening. For more information, please email: mathewsculturenight@gmail.com

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Dates to Remember

2020: Here We Go! Changes and updates will certainly occur. We promise to keep this updated to keep you informed.


SECOND SEMESTER



Monday, January 20

Martin Luther King Day: No school.


Wednesday, January 22

Spirit Night at Grub Burger Bar

121 and Preston


February 10-14

Friendship Week


Thursday, February 13

First Grade Field Trip to Outdoor Learning Center


February 13-February 25

PTA Online Auction


Friday, February 14

Bluebonnet Reception (by invitation)

Friendship Parties K-2 12:30-1:30

Friendship Parties 3-5 1:30-2:30


Monday, February 17

Presidents Day: Student Holiday


Thursday, February 27

PTA Multicultural Night


Thursday, March 5

Open House 6:15-7:00

Music Program 6:00-6:30

Grade 3: Space Odyssey


March 7 through March 15

Spring Break


Wednesday, March 18

Grade 4 to Plano Symphony


Friday, March 27

PTA Morning Assembly


March 30 - April 3

Spring Book Fair


Thursday, April 2

Family Night at the Book Fair


Tuesday, April 7

5th grade STAAR Math

4th grade STAAR Writing


Wednesday, April 8

5th grade STAAR Reading


Friday, April 10

Tentative School Holiday (Bad Weather Make-Up Day)


Monday, April 13

Student Holiday


Friday, April 17

Texas Day: Grade 4

Immigration Day: Grade 5


Wednesday, April 22

General PTA Meeting


Thursday, April 23

Second Grade Field Trip

PTA Meeting & Grade 2 Music Program

'Folk Song Friends'



Friday, April 24

Kindergarten: Earth Day Picnic

5th Grade Soccer Tournament


Thursday, May 7

4th grade Music Connection Concert

6:00 p.m.


Monday, May 11

SBIC Meeting #3 Library at 3:15

(Committee Members attend.)


Tuesday, May 12

STAAR Math Gr 3, 4


Wednesday, May 13

STAAR Reading Gr 3, 4


Thursday, May 14:

STAAR Science Gr. 5


Friday, May 15:

PTA Carnival


Tuesday, May 19

Kinder Bike Rodeo


Thursday, May 21

EOY Parties

K, 1, 2: 12:30-1:30

3, 4, 5: 1:30-2:30


Friday, May 22 Last Day of School

1/2 Day: Early Dismissal

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Library News from Mrs. Noble

Click the button to Mrs. Noble's library updates and news!

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FLU Season

Managing Flu Season Together

(Controla juntos a la temorada de la gripe)

Managing flu season responsibly is a team effort. See our tips and resources on the Plano ISD website and remember to keep students with flu symptoms home until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours.

News from Nurse Laura

Please click the button for Nurse Laura's newsletter!

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Mathews’ Student Council Trex Recycling Challenge

Starting November 1:

From November 1st – April 15th, Mathews’ Student Council will be hosting a plastics recycling challenge to promote environmental awareness. Please bring in clean, dry, and free of food residue plastics. Thank you for your participation and help!

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World Wear Donation Box at Mathews

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CAFETERIA NEWS

Lunch at Mathews

You are welcome to join your child for breakfast or lunch at Mathews. Please click the button for more information.

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.

MATHEWS INFORMATION

2019 School Report Card for Mathews

The 2018-2019 School Report Cards for Mathews Elementary has now been released, and posted to the Mathews website at: https://www.pisd.edu/mathews_ar

The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

The information contained in the School Report Card is described in the “School Report Card Definitions.” The Federal Report Card is also available at https://tea.texas.gov/FRC.aspx.

If you have any questions concerning the School Report Cards, please let us know.

Thank you for your continued support of Mathews Elementary!

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.

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

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Plano ISD Stadium Bag Policy

Reminder: Plano ISD Stadium Bag Policy

(Política del ISD de Plano sobre Bolsas en el Estadio)

The Plano ISD stadium bag policy remains in effect for the second semester sports season. Spectators coming to track and soccer events are encouraged to review the guidelines at www.pisd.edu/bagpolicy. (en español)

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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!

FAMILY APPLICATION FOR FREE/REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS

SOLICITUD FAMILIAR GRATIS Y REDUCIDA - COMIDAS ESCOLARES DE PRECIOS

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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2020-2021 PISD Academic Calendar

7:40 a.m. to 2:45 a.m. (Doors open at 7:00)

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MATHEWS FEEDBACK

Because We are a Team...

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