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2018 Hall of Honor

Please join Mathews Elementary and the Mathews Friends for Excellence for the 2018 Hall of Honor to celebrate three extraordinary parent alumni and volunteers for their outstanding contributions to the Mathews community.

2018 Hall of Honor Inductees:

  • Mary Camille Baughman
  • Susan Diane Tyler Bell
  • Marcelino A. “Tony” Estrada

Induction ceremony in the cafeteria with reception following in the library.

All are welcome! We look forward to sharing with you in celebration of these honorees and the
continuing traditions of the Mathews community they’ve helped build.

Click here for more info and to RSVP:
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30 X 30: $30k for Mathews in 30 days!

Mathews 30X30 Annual Fund!!

Designed to be a simple way for families to support Mathews quickly and directly, our Mathews Annual Fund is what helps pay for important things that the school district budget does not cover!

  • Extra supplies for maker projects ranging from iPads to play-doh
  • Emergency support for Mathews families in need
  • Special training sessions for our teachers
  • Technology Teacher Salary

Participation is easy. Simply complete and return the Annual Fund Donation Form below with your cash contribution or check made payable to Mathews Elementary PTA.  Or, you can donate online using the link below.

Donate Online

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

Click here to donate via the Mathews Elementary secure server 

Donate Via Mail

Please drop off at the school office or send payment to:

Mathews Elementary
906 West Lynn Street
Austin, TX 78703

2018 Annual Fund Donation Form (PDF)

 

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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