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Science Fair Handbooks Now Available!

An important part of learning science is doing science, and our annual Science Fair gives students a chance to practice investigation and invention … and fall in love with science!

  • Important Dates for 2016 Mathews Science Fair: Check with your teacher to know when projects are due in class.
    • Tuesday, January 19. 2016 – Science Fair Setup in Gym
    • Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – Science Fair Judging & Viewing
  • We are proud of all our students who work hard to develop the many fascinating and extraordinary projects that make up our fair!
  • We extend our sincere thanks to the volunteers who judge the competition. 


Diana McGuire

Mathews Elementary

5th Grade Teacher


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Vertical Team Night @ House Park this Friday.

Hey Mathews!

Join the Austin High community at House Park to experience a Friday night full of
football, band, cheer, & dance!

When: November 6th, 2015  @ 7:30pm (Arrive by 6:30pm at the AHS ticket booth.)

  • Students wearing their school shirt will get in for FREE!
  • First 100 students will receive a FREE t-shirt!
  • Experience what it will be like to be a Maroon at Senior Night Celebration!
  • Be part of the Spirit Tunnel and run out with the Football Team!

Arrive by 6:30pm at the AHS ticket booth. Parents planning to stay and attend the game will need to purchase a game ticket at the ticket booth. ($8 for adults). Students need to have a parent in attendance at all times.

Vertical Team House Park 11.6

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It’s Mathews’ Character Round Up Day, Friday Oct 30th!

Dear Parents/Guardians,


This year we will be celebrating Character Round-Up Day on Friday October 30, 2015!

Students are encouraged to dress up as a book character hero/heroine who exemplifies positive social-emotional characteristics. Students may dress in costume and are encouraged to bring the book that inspired their character.   We encourage making costumes with any available materials you have on hand.  **Dressing in costume is not required.

 Please note that students must follow the AISD dress code:

  • Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. The District prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal’s judgment may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of, or interference with, normal school operations.
  • The District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that:
    • Are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene.
    • Advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited under FNCF(LEGAL).
  • No violent, bloody, or scary costumes. No masks, items that could be used as weapons, or scary make-up.

Potential costumes may come from books such as these:

  • Pete the Cat by James Dean
  • The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf
  • Eggbert The Slightly Cracked Egg by Tom Ross & Rex Barron
  • Percy Jackson by Rick Riordian
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
  • How Full is Your Bucket for Kids by Tom Rath & Mary Reckmeyer
  • Elmer (the Patchwork Elephant) by David McKee

IMG_1463If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Robin English, Counselor, 512-414-7153,

We are excited for this opportunity to celebrate positive character traits and our favorite books. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CHARACTER’S BOOK! Students are welcome to check a book out from the library for this day.

Thank you!

Mathews Social Emotional Learning Committee

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Fall Building & Grounds Project Day / Saturday, Oct. 24, 9:00am – 12pm

Hi all,

mathews02Just FYI – the Fall Building & Grounds Project Day will take place this Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9:00 to noon.  Mathews family members / parents / kids -please consider joining us to help out.

We would love to have you participate & will be doing the following projects – we need about 30 volunteers:

1) removing trash shrubs (digging out) by Ms. Bua’s class and replacing with landscape shrubs (2 mountain laurels)

2) Playground maintenance – 3 playgrounds (leaf raking, mulch redistribution, leveling, sweeping, re-fluffing the GaGa Pit mulch etc.)

3) Mulch distribution around shrub + plant beds 

4) Removal / replacement of 4 inches of gravelly soil over a 200 sq. ft area and replacement with good quality topsoil.

5) Weeding

6) Trimming

7) Shrub removal in back playground 

tacoslongThere’s always coffee, muffins, donuts, water and access to restrooms.

There’s sometimes breakfast tacos. There’s not really ever any steak & eggs – but we sure wish there were. Please email me if you can volunteer or if you need any further/additional information.

Thanks so much!.