MATHEWS e-News

Links to Learning

On Friday we heard the news that we were hoping not to hear, but understand is necessary to continue to keep our community safe.


Our hearts ache with the thought that we will be closing our school year with Remote Learning. No doubt, we would have hugged each child a little bit more as we wished everyone a good spring break.


This past week we have opened up more 'Live" Circle Time visits which has been truly rewarding not only for our students but for our teachers as well.


(We also hope you and your children will enjoy our video below...)


As we move forward we will continue to work together to help provide a quality learning experience for your child throughout the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.


We are also focusing our work on end of year traditions such as how we celebrate our 5th graders as they move forward. We are also actively working on our preparations for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. More to come.


We also want you to know that if you purchased an item during the Silent Auction it is safe and sound at school. If you purchased an 'experience' with a teacher or staff member-please know we will honor those purchases during the 2020-21 school year.


As promised, we will continue to send out our Learning Links on Sunday at 3:00 to provide parents some additional 'review and prep' time for the upcoming week before your own work week begins on Monday morning.


Below you will also find new links on how to navigate through the lesson plan format as well as how to upload a picture. These are just a quick reference tool for you if needed. Thank you to Mrs. Shelton for preparing these for us to share with our Mathews community.


Please know... We will work together with you to help in any way we can. If you have any questions or need to touch base, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here for you and your children. We are here to help all our students be successful.


REMINDER: As we work together during this time our Mathews staff may reach out to visit with you or your child. As they are calling from their personal lines, when you receive a call it will show the number is blocked or a 'Private Line', much like when your doctor returns a call. Thank you for accepting these calls. Our teachers are available to respond to your emails Monday through Friday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. and again from 1:00-3:00 p.m.


With grace and trust in one another we are 'All-In' this together.

Take care of you and yours and in so doing, we take care of each other.

MISSING YOU...ENJOY!

Part 1 in a 2 Part Series

We hope you enjoy this video wishing all our Mavs well and letting you know you may not be in the school building, but you are in our hearts!


We have so much love to share we needed two songs to celebrate how much our Mavs mean to us! Enjoy our first of two and look forward to Part 2 next Sunday.


Special thank you to Mr. Taylor who created this for our Mathews community.



HOW TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE LESSON PLANS

A Helpful Guide

Big thank you to Mrs. Shelton for creating this video for our parents and students!


Many of our teachers have been visiting with parents via phone to help with these questions. We thought this might be helpful to have available if you have any questions or as a reference.

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HOW TO UPLOAD A PICTURE TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Uploading Pictures

A big thank you again to Mrs. Shelton for providing us step by step instructions on how to upload a picture into Google Classroom.

LEARNING LINKS

HOW TO FIND YOUR TEACHER'S EMAIL ADDRESS

Click this blue button to find your teacher's email address.

MRS. KUYKENDALL AND MRS. SPECHT

Grade 4: A Note of Appreciation and Welcome Back!

We want to take this moment to thank Mrs. Kuykendall for all her support and service as Mrs. Specht's long-term substitute. The students and staff truly appreciate you!


At this same time, we welcome back Mrs. Specht as she returns to rejoin her 4th grade class on this adventure of Remote Learning.

Teacher Availability:

Teachers will be available to check their emails between 9-11 and again from 1-3 Monday through Friday.. We appreciate your patience and grace as we work with you and reply to your questions. A reminder that if your teacher reaches out to you via phone their numbers will be blocked, similar to when a doctor calls from a personal line Please accept these calls.

From Our Grade Levels

From Our Specials and Specialist

Art with Mr. Lozano

Art, Music and PE are essential to a child’s well being and contribute to strong social emotional health, especially in times of stress.

GREAT RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT!

Discovery Education

A wonderful resource for learning!

AMAZON AUDIBLE: FREE WHILE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED!

You can instantly stream stories, across six different languages, for free that will help your child fall in love with reading. You might enjoy it too! All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Additional Learning Resources

Please click this button to go to our district website with additional learning resources for you and your family while we learn from home.

Site Words to Practice

For our younger students as well as ESL students.

PRE K REGISTRATION

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FROM PISD...

From Our Superintendent

In response to Governor Abbott’s April 17 executive order announced Friday afternoon, Plano ISD schools will remain closed and will continue with remote learning through May 22, the last day of the school year, as we support the community, region and nation’s need to slow the spread of COVID-19.


We wish to express gratitude to our entire community of families, staff, volunteers and community partners for your patience and support during these uncertain times as we’ve all begun adapting to this new way of delivering and receiving instruction.


Thank you to our families for all that you are doing to support your children in their learning.


Please continue taking care of yourselves and your families during this time.

COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Chromebook Distribution and Support:

If you have a broken Chromebook or if you missed the timeframe for picking up a device at your campus, the Plano ISD help desk is available to assist you in obtaining a working Chromebook. Contact the help desk Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (469) 752-8767, or email tsos@pisd.edu. The help desk will work with your campus to coordinate the repair, pickup or delivery of your device.


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