We are 'All-In' this Together at Mathews!
We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving break. It is hard to believe it is already December! Children are back hard at work and celebrating learning with their classmates and teachers. #LoveLearning!
Thank you to our PTA for supporting our staff during this 12 Days of Joy before winter break with an amazing Italian luncheon!
Please be sure with cooler/colder weather ahead that you remind your darlings to check out our Lost and Found so they have their jackets to keep bundled up on chilly mornings both now and over winter break!
Making Memories in 5th Grade!
Our 5th Grade class has one final Winter Party at Mathews and we need your help to make it extra sweet. Please see the sign up for volunteers and donations needed.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Let's help make our 5th grade winter party one to remember. Please click the button to sign-up through Sign-Up Genius. Thank you!
for Current 5th grade Transfers to Mathews
Middle School Transfer Request for 2020-2021
Parents who have a transfer to attend Mathews: If you are interested in your child attending Schimelpfenig for the 20-21 school year, you will need to re-submit for a transfer request. Information should be posted on or after December 2.
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!
World Wear Donation Box at Mathews
'All-In' to Stay Healthy!
Flu is a contagious illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs.
It can be mild to severe and usually comes on suddenly. Flu spreads mainly by tiny droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk.
Common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting.
How to stay healthy:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to prevent germs entering your body
- Wash your hands OFTEN
- Get the flu vaccine
- Stay home when you are sick
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
When students are sick, please follow the Plano ISD guidelines:
Fever - A temperature of 100 or above is a fever. It usually a sign of illness or infection.
Students should stay home for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, etc).
Vomiting and Diarrhea - Students should stay home until symptoms have resolved for 24 hours and he/she is able to eat.
When students come to school sick they could be contagious, therefore putting others at risk for illness.
Because We are a Team...
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
Dates to Remember
Tuesday, December 10:
5th Grade Music Connections 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
Grades 3, 4, & 5 Winter Parties
Friday, December 20:
Early Release for Winter Break
Tuesday, January 7"
Schools back in session!
Monday, January 13
3:00 Site Based Improvement Committee Meeting in Library
Thursday, January 16
Friday, January 17
PTA General Assembly Meeting at 7:45-Cafeteria
Science Fair Assembly in the Gym following PTA meeting
Monday, January 20
Martin Luther King Day: No school.
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
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
Grade 2 Music Program
'Folk Song Friends'
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
Friday, April 17
Texas Day: Grade 4
Immigration Day: Grade 5
Wednesday, April 22
General PTA Meeting
Friday, April 24
Kindergarten: Earth Day Picnic
5th Grade Soccer Tournament
Thursday, May 7
4th grade Music Connection Concert
You are welcome to join your child for breakfast or lunch at Mathews. Please click the button for more information.
Breakfast and Lunch Menus
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.
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.
FAST CLICKS TO HELPFUL LINKS
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Free Parenting Workshops
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!
SOLICITUD FAMILIAR GRATIS Y REDUCIDA - COMIDAS ESCOLARES DE PRECIOS
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.
This will take you straight to our district's Student Parent Policy Guide.