MATHEWS e-News

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

What an amazing week we enjoyed while learning. Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mathews Multicultural Night, an amazing celebration of diversity and inclusion. It was truly a wonderful evening of celebration.


Our children wrapped up their week celebrating their favorite characters from their most beloved books this morning. What better way to close the week.


It is hard to believe we are one week away from spring break!


Oh but what a week we have next week as we look forward to our Open House next Thursday evening. We hope you will be able to join us.


And at last, it really looks like we will have a hint of spring this weekend. Enjoy the sunshine!


As always, looking forward to Monday as we welcome in the month of March!

Picture Request

Salam, Hola, Ni Hao, Hello Mathews Families,

We hope you enjoyed your evening at the Mathews Multicultural Night. Please send any photos you may have taken to our yearbook team to ensure we capture this terrific memory.

You can email your photos to yearbook@mathewspta.org


Dankie, Terima Kasih, Thank you

Your Yearbook Committee

YEARBOOK SALES!

Capture the memories by purchasing a yearbook for your family. Click the button to order your yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year.

NEED TO KNOW

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OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, March 5

6:00-7:30 pm

Our Open House is this Thursday evening.

Visit classrooms from 6:00-7:30 with the exception of our third grade classes.


Our third graders will begin with a music program in the gym at 6:00 then move on to their classrooms following the program.


We look forward to you joining us for this special evening.

Kindergarten Registration

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2020


Kindergarten Registration will be held for all campuses on Friday, March 20, 2020. The hours will be 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


PLEASE BRING:

● Birth Certifícate

● Immunization Records

● Social Security Card

● Proof of Residency in Plano ISD (gas or electric bill)

● Parent’s or Legal Guardian’s Driver’s License


This is the beginning of our registration process for the 2020-2021 school year.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, simply call the school office to make an appointment to register any time after March 20th .

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Pre-Kindergarten at Mathews!

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2020-2021: Pre-K at Mathews

We are excited to announce that we will have two Pre-Kindergarten classes joining us at Mathews for the 2020-21 school year. Click the button for more information!

City of Plano Poster Contest

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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


Thursday, March 5

Open House 6:00-7:30

Music Program 6:00-6:30

Grade 3: Space Odyssey


March 7 through March 15

Spring Break


Sunday, March 8

Daylight Savings Time BEGINS...Leap Forward!


Wednesday, March 18

Grade 4 to Plano Symphony


Monday, March 23

Spring 5th Grade Parent Night at Schimelpfenig Middle School


SMS cafeteria at 6 p.m.


Tuesday, March 24

Grade 4 & 5 History Fair Projects are due.


Wednesday, March 25

History Fair Judging


Friday, March 27

PTA Morning Assembly


March 30 - April 3

Spring Book Fair


Tuesday, March 31

Kindergarten: Outdoor Learning Center


Thursday, April 2

Family Night at the Book Fair


Friday, April 3

Kindergarten: Sci - Tech Discovery Center


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.


Friday, May 8

Kindergarten: Bike Rodeo


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


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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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

March 2-6 National Breakfast Week

It’s National School Breakfast Week: March 2-6! Join Food and Nutritional Services as we celebrate with mini chicken and waffle sliders for breakfast on Monday, March 2nd; then on March 4th with fresh mango pineapple smoothies as a breakfast option. If students come to have breakfast everyday during National School Breakfast Week, they will have chance to win a prize. (Nutritional information regarding the Mango-Pineapple Smoothie is provided below.

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Go Rangers! Celebration for a New Season: March 31

Food and Nutritional Services is celebrating opening day with the Rangers on March 31st. We will have a special ballpark food menu. We will serve lunch: hot dogs or pretzel stick , baked bean, carrot/celery, potato chips, churros, sidekicks
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

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

Parent Workshops

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District Health Update

As of February 7, 2020


The health and safety of our students, families and staff are a top priority in Plano ISD. We are operating at a heightened awareness regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus. In our continued efforts to assess risks and keep you informed, Plano ISD wants you to know that we are in contact daily with Collin County Health Services and follow the advice and recommendations from relevant local, state and federal health authorities regarding necessary precautions and protocols. Many of the steps we are already taking during flu season are applicable precautions for novel coronavirus, including encouraging proper hand washing techniques and deep cleaning schools and facilities in high touch areas as needed.


Plano ISD encourages parents and students to remain informed by following our official Plano ISD communications at https://www.pisd.edu/healthupdate and by visiting the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Collin County Health Services provided an update this week explaining the following travel guidelines:

· Travelers entering the U.S. from Hubei Province:

o Travelers who are symptomatic will be subject to immediate quarantine and testing.

o Travelers who are not symptomatic will be quarantined and monitored.

o None of these travelers will be sent home before the end of the quarantine period.

· Travelers entering the U.S. from elsewhere in mainland China:

o Travelers who are symptomatic will observe immediate isolation and testing.

o Travelers who are not symptomatic will be sent home with instructions to monitor symptoms and self-quarantine for 14 days.

o The self-quarantine protocol is recommended for travelers only, as their family members are not considered at risk.

o Plano ISD encourages our families who may be observing a self-quarantine to reach out to Collin County Health Services or to contact your school nurse so that you can be connected to appropriate health resources.

We are approaching this situation with an abundance of care and caution, and want to provide you with current information as we receive it. Plano ISD staff will continue to closely monitor this rapidly evolving situation. Children with symptoms of the flu or a flu-like illness should not be sent to school. We will inform our community as we receive updates, information and resources. If you have further questions regarding coronavirus or other communicable illnesses, please contact your school nurse, or the Plano ISD Health Services Department at 469-752-5991.

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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 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00)

Next Year's Calendar - We will start 5 minutes earlier!

Bell schedules for all campuses are as follows:


  • Early Childhood Schools: Beaty, Isaacs and Pearson
    7:55 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Head Start
    7:55 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Elementary Schools (grades pk/k–5)
    7:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Middle Schools (grades 6-8)
    8:25 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • High/Senior High Schools (grades 9-12)
    9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Academy High School
    9:20 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Health Sciences Academy and IB World School
    9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Special Programs
    Elementary (grades K–5): 7:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Middle (grades 6–8); 8:25 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Secondary (grades 9–12): 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m

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MATHEWS FEEDBACK

Because We are a Team...

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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.


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