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

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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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, robin.english@austinisd.org

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.  cartwrightlaw@yahoo.com

Thanks so much!.

Sandy

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Introducing “Art to the Heart”!

Introducing the Mathews Elementary “Art To The Heart” award! One student from each grade will be honored monthly.

Ms. Jennifer, the Mathews Art Teacher,  is selecting students who exhibit tenacity and talent in the art room.   The art pieces will be celebrated on the Mathew’s website by the end of each month.

Congratulations to the SEPTEMBER 2015 honorees!

Ana Sofia – Kindergarten

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Hannah – 1st Grade

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Nash – 2nd Grade

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Lauren – 3rd Grade

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Lola – 4th Grade

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Jessica – 5th Grade

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JJ – 6th Grade

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BOX TOPS for Mathews!

box-topsOne of the many ways you can support Mathews is by collecting box tops from a lot of the foods you already buy!

HEB/Central Market is having a box top drive from now until the end of September. If you buy 10 or 15 participating products in one trip, you’ll get an instant certificate at checkout. So get busy buying, eating and cutting!

AND if you are a regular HEB, Central Market or Randall’s shopper – do yourself and Mathews a kindness by signing up for our Gift Card program. You can pay online here or fill out a form in the front office.

Thanks!
Mathews PTA