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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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Last Maker Movement for 2016, Apr 19-21: Volunteers Needed

Photo by Jessica Klima https://www.jessicaklimaphotography.com
Photo by Jessica Klima
https://www.jessicaklimaphotography.com

Please join us – volunteer during the final Maker Movement of this school year: Tuesday April 19 to Thursday April 21 (1st grade – May 10, 11, 12).  All sessions will be lead by our technology teacher, Cindy Sanders, and held in the Discovery/Computer Lab.  We are hoping to have 4 parents in each class to support Mrs. Sanders by assisting small groups of children with hands-on-projects.

These sessions will build on the previous Maker Movement projects and will focus on circuits, Makey Makey and possibly some computer programming.  This is a great way to have fun and support your child’s learning experience on campus.  Please find your child’s class in Signup Genius and sign up to come explore science and technology with our inquisitive kids.

Sign up here to volunteer!

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New to Mathews: Made-to-Order Salads!

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Delicious made-to-order salads are available on Mondays and Thursdays.  The type of salad rotates every two weeks by type:Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 11.30.44 AM

  • Chef’s salad
  • Asian  salad
  • Fiesta salad
  • Mediterranean salad

Mrs. Brewster says.I have enjoyed both the Fiesta and the Mediterranean salads and they are yummy and can be made with or without meat.” Principal Approved!!

These salads are the same price as normal school lunch and will only be continued if students and teachers choose them for lunch. Give ’em a try!