Hello Mathews Families! On April 17th, the PTA will hold its last general-membership meeting of the school year. Everyone is welcome to attend, and members of the PTA will vote to approve a budget and a slate of officers for next year.
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the nuts and bolts of parent leadership at Mathews, now’s a good time to find out! Come and ask questions, offer input, cast a vote, and make your voice heard. Your participation is what makes the PTA a powerful community for supporting Mathews children!
PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 17, AT 7:45 AM
Mathews students helped bring attention to safe walking and biking habits as part of AISD’s Back-to-School Bash at the Austin Convention Center on August 24.
The district held a press conference at the event to stress the importance of safe routes to and from schools, and city dignitaries were on hand to encourage drivers to be alert, observe school zone speed limits, and forgo texting when behind the wheel. AISD Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen spoke about the need for parents, children, and drivers to be watchful and cautious as schools open their doors this fall.
AISD invited Mathews students to help demonstrate school route safety by making use of a staged crosswalk at the press conference. Sixth grader Ben Baskin donned an orange vest and allowed the “pedestrians” (Judge Baskin, Julia Klima, Ben Appel, and Sarah Appel) to cross in safety. The children also participated in a feltboard exercise illustrating safe biking and walking practices.
Austin City Council member Laura Morrison, AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez, and AISD Board Trustee Amber Elenz were also in attendance.
TWO CAPTIONED PHOTOS BY JESSICA KLIMA (MATHEWS PARENT).
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