The Mata Memo
October 19, 2021
Greetings Mata Families!
Fall is upon us and there is much going on at Mata Montessori School! This week we are hosting virtual parent conferences. Please be sure to sign up with your child's teacher for a time to learn more about your child's progress in class. Also, our PTA's Trunk or Treat event returns this year! YAY! Join us for a drive-through event on Saturday, Oct. 23rd from 6-8 PM.
Mark your calendars for next week as well. It will be Red Ribbon Week! The details are below. We will culminate the week on Friday with our Vocabulary Parade. Students will dress as a fun vocabulary word! Details on the parade will be coming soon!
Thanks for partnering with us to make Eduardo Mata Montessori School the best!
Tomeka Middleton Williams
Please read the memo carefully for information regarding:
- Calendar at a Glance
- Mata Middle School Broadcast
- Parent Conferences
- Dress Pass Friday
- Red Ribbon Week
- Character Counts
- Vocabulary Parade and Pumpkin Showcase
- District 9 Meeting
- Mata's Food Drive
- Dallas ISD's SEL Newsletter
- Mindful Mondays
- Free Internet!
- FAM JAM Event
- Mata's Dyslexia Parent Meeting
- Dyslexia Awareness Month information
- Class Spelling Bee
- PTA Reflections
- Tutoring Waiver
- Campus Visitor Procedures
- How to Access Powerschool
- Dallas ISD Safety Protocols
- Mata Positive Staff Referrals
- and, much much more!
Calendar at A Glance
- Oct. 18-21: Parent Conferences and Report Cards Issued
Oct. 19 PSAT (8th Grade)
Oct 22 Free Dress Pass
Oct. 23rd: PTA Trunk or Treat by PTA
Oct. 25-29: Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 25th - 3rd- 8th Grade Tutoring Begins
Oct. 26th: PTA General Meeting 6:00 PM
Oct. 29 Character / Vocabulary Parade
Nov. 4th: Mata's Dyslexia Parent Meeting 5:30 PM
Nov. 5th: Individual Picture Day
Parent/Teacher Conferences - Oct. 18-22nd
October Dress Pass!
Friday the 26th. - It's time to sign up and sponsor a class for this month's Dress Pass. Let’s work together to make sure that no class/student gets left out!
Dress Pass Rules
No open toe shoes, flip-flops, or heels
All shirts, dresses, and shorts must be at least fingertip length
No spaghetti straps, spandex, PJ's, or jeans with holes or rips.
You May Sign up to sponsor a class Dress Pass Here:
Mata PTA General Meeting 10/26/2021
District 9 Virtual Community Meeting - Redistricting
Trustee Henry is hosting a virtual District 9 Redistricting Meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20th.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 892 5109 5162
The middle school students are hosting a food drive from October 18 until November 17th and we need your help! Our goal is to collect 2,000 pounds of canned goods to donate to the North Texas Food Bank. The most needed items are cans of peanut butter, tuna fish, canned fruit, shelf-stable milk, canned chicken, and canned vegetables. So please donate what you can! Donation boxes will be located by the cafeteria, library, office, and middle school.
Free Home Internet! See below!
Mindful Mondays for Parents & Caregivers (2021-22) - Drawing on 10/31!
Dallas ISD’s SEL department is hosting a series of mindfulness sessions in English and Spanish for district parents and caregivers starting in November.
- Sessions will be 30 minutes in length, virtual, and led by a Certified Mindfulness Trainer.
- All sessions are free and no experience is necessary.
- We are seeking feedback to help us better facilitate and develop these virtual gatherings. Please share the following feedback form with your families for a chance to win an SEL Goodie Bag! English/Spanish
Mata's Dyslexia Parent Meeting
See below for details!
Class Spelling Bees!
Mata's PTA Reflections Contest
Dallas ISD Updates for Campus Visitors
While Dallas County is in Level Red, campus visitors and volunteers will not be allowed. We will use virtual meeting options to limit campus visitors. All visitors who enter the building will be required to wear a face covering and those who proceed beyond the reception area will follow specific guidelines for visitors.
Visitor Screening/PPE Requirements
Please self- screen before entering any Dallas ISD facility. If visitors have COVID-19 symptoms, or are lab confirmed with COVID-19, they must notify the campus and remain off campus until they meet the criteria for re-entry.
All individuals entering the building will be required to wear face masks.
Visitors will stand behind the shield guard installed at reception desks or recommended 6 feet distance.
Any individuals permitted to proceed beyond the reception area must follow all safety and campus protocols.
Parent curbside pick up of students and materials
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.