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Mathews Elementary Time Capsule Project

Extremely Limited Photo Opportunity!

Help fund the Mathews Elementary Time Capsule Project

Get a ONE-OF-A-KIND portrait of your business, family, friends or employees shot by professional photographer Jessica Klima for inclusion into the Mathews Time Capsule.  You’ll also get a printed copy to keep.  Professional photographer Jessica Klima will take the portrait at your place of business or on your porch at home (anywhere in Austin)!   This is a truly unique and outstanding gift that will never again be seen in your lifetime.  Promise!

Here is the link to book your photoshoot: https://jessicaklima.youcanbook.me/

All photos will be included in the Mathews 100 Year Time Capsule!

Jessica will donate her time and talents to make these photos and all proceeds will go toward the time capsule project.  The shoot and photographs cost $200.   Digital files will be available for an additional $50 from Jessica Klima Photography.

If you want to donate… check out:   bearjames.com

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Mathews is Turning 100!!

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*Parking will be difficult, please plan to walk, bike, carpool or rideshare to this can’t-miss event!

All are welcome to celebrate our Downtown, One of a Kind, Award Winning, Nationally Recognized, International PUBLIC Elementary School.

Please tell your friends & alumni to join us for CAKE! And also a whimsical and fun “History of Mathews” presentation by current Mathews Elementary students. No “stuffy” speeches allowed!

WHEN: Friday, September 23  @ 9am

WHERE: Mathews Elementary School Blacktop

Mathews former teachers and staff will have a reunion on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Threadgill’s South. Contacts for this event are Susan Bell and Amy Kincaid  susan.bell@austinisd.org  akinkade@utexas.edu

Plans for a big celebration on September 23rd are well underway!

Here’s a sneak peek:

Time

Activity

8 – 9 AM

Coffee

9 – 10 AM

Program and Pageant of student performers including a historic plaque presentation

10 AM

Cupcakes for all students, then students return to classrooms

10 – 11 AM

Reception in library for grown-ups with a big birthday cake

11 – 12 PM

Alumni visit classrooms, students interview them

11- 12 PM

School tours

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  •  The program and pageant lasts 45-50 minutes, including the speaking, singing, and dancing. It will be performed on the shaded area behind Mathews. 
  •  Current students and alumni, and current and former staff of Mathews will receive a small keepsake.
  • There will be a photo booth and video booth for recording memories that may be included in a book about the history of Mathews. The book will be ready by Dec. 2016. Alumni are encouraged to contact Mary Baughman before the celebration if they have photos or other items of interest for the book. Photos will be copied and returned to the owner.  mcboffman@sbcglobal.net
  • Mathews students, parents and teachers are preparing a time capsule. The neighborhood community is invited to participate. The time capsule will be sealed at a date to be determined, after the Sept. 23rd 100th birthday celebration. 

For more information about this event, please contact Ted Barnhill: tcbarnhill@gmail.com or Mary Baughman mcboffman@sbcglobal.net

 

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Final Week for the Annual Fund!! Donate Now.

Dear Parents,

This is the last week to donate to the Mathews Annual Fund! The Mathews Annual Fund pays for Mrs. Sander’s salary and we would not have a Computer Lab or Teacher without these donations, so please do what you can and DONATE NOW!

We are aiming for 100% participation and please give $1. $5, $500 or whatever you can afford, we would really appreciate the support.

And – if we do get 100% Participation we can all look forward to Mrs. Brewster looking a little something like this:

NOTE: Please include in the notes: your family’s name, and your child (or children’s) name(s) and classroom(s)

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Help the PTA and Order Your School Supplies Online for 2016-2017!

Order Your School Supplies for Next Year

Dear Mathews community,

We have finalized the school supplies list for 2016-17, and are again able to offer you online purchasing of supplies packs through Educational Products.supplies

How it works: Log on to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks with our school ID MAT050 and you will find your school supply list available per grade. (Please note that this is online ordering only.)

What you get: Hassle-free school supplies shopping in a click or two from home. The individual packs will be delivered at school right before school starts, during Sneak a Peek in August! 

What Mathews gets: Your purchase price includes a $5 donation to Mathews PTA to help support our school. This program is increasingly successful each year!

A few tips: 

  • Remember to order for the grade your child will be attending next school year. 
  • Online ordering is available until June 26th. No late ordering is available. Mark your calendars!
  • No extra packs will be ordered for sale in the Fall. Order now, or forever hold your peace!
  • If you are interested in donating an extra pack (or packs) in specific grade levels, you may also do so online with your order. (Enter “Donate” as the child’s name.)
  • School supplies will be shipped to the school and will be available for pick up at Sneak-a-Peek in August, the week before school starts.

Feel free to email me at manue.bourgue@gmail.com with questions!

Thank you all!

Manue Reynolds – School supplies chair