The Mata Memo

October 5, 2021

Principal's Message

Greetings Mata Families!

This week marks the final week of the first quarter! Can you believe that we are already halfway through the first semester? The week of October 18, we will host parent conferences where you will be able to learn more about the Beginning of Year testing results for your child. We are gearing up for a jam-packed October. Some of the events that are taking place are Fair Day, Professional Development Day, Trunk or Treat, Red Ribbon Week, and our annual parade.

Also, we sent Fair tickets home today, please check your child's backpack!

This will be a fantastic month! Thanks for all that you do!

Tomeka Middleton Williams


Please read the memo carefully for information regarding:

  • Calendar at a Glance
  • Mata Middle School Broadcast
  • National Walk to School Day
  • Chess Club
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month information
  • Class Spelling Bee
  • Middle School Athletics
  • Standard Response Protocol
  • PTA Reflections
  • Join Book Club
  • Student Bus Bulletin
  • FCNS Shortage
  • Parental Needs Assessment
  • Free Home Internet
  • Attendance Awareness Month
  • Tutoring Waiver
  • Campus Visitor Procedures
  • Uniform Assistance
  • How to Access Powerschool
  • Uniform Policy and Reminders
  • Dallas ISD Safety Protocols
  • Mata Positive Staff Referrals
  • and, much much more!

Calendar at A Glance

  • October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Oct. 6th - National Walk and Bike to School Day by PTA
  • Oct. 7th: End of 1st Quarter
  • Oct. 8th: No School! Fair Day!
  • Oct. 15th: No School! Professional Development Day!
  • Oct. 18-21: Parent Conferences
  • Oct. 23rd: PTA Trunk or Treat by PTA
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Chess Club!

Dear Eduardo Mata Montessori Families,

I am excited to invite your child to join the Mata’s Chess Club for the 2021-22 school year. The club is a great opportunity for students to learn and practice a game that extends beyond the board and teaches many important life skills.

The club is open to 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. No experience is required; just the interest in learning the game and developing skills. Practice will take place once each week in room 313 on Wednesdays. At this time,10 students will be selected for grades 4/5 and 10 for grades 6-8.

The first meeting will be held October 13, 2021 (Wednesday) in room 313

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please print out the Registration Form and turn it in. I hope your child will consider joining the Chess Club.

Please call or email if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Mrs. Pettigrew, sponsor

UE-F Guide

Contact #: 972.749.7582; Email:

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Class Spelling Bees!

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Trunk or Treat is Back!

“Trunk or Treat is back!

Join us for a drive-thru version of Trunk or Treat at the school on Saturday, Oct 23, 6-8pm.

This year, everyone will drive through and view the trunk displays and then each participant will receive a goodie bag at the end!

Sign up to be a “treater” here:

Sign up for a “Trunk” space here:

Reach out to Lauren Ortega at for any questions!”

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Middle School Athletics!

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Standard Response Protocol

Our school has adopted the "I Love U Guys" Foundation's Standard Response Protocol (SRP). Students and staff will be training, practicing, and drilling the protocols.

Please see below for details.

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Mata's PTA Reflections Contest

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Join Virtual Book Club!

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Tutoring Ratio Waver - Please complete

Join PTA

We would like to encourage you to join our Mata PTA. Join here!

Check out their webpage at

Sign up for the PTA newsletter: Click Here

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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

Dallas ISD School Safety Protocols

Parents and caregivers, please see Dallas ISD's School Safety Protocol for Parents Handbook 2021-2022 Download and view the handbook here:
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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.

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