The Tuscaloosa County School System
Seuss-A-Palooza was a smashing success!
UA Football players Bo Scarbrough and Rashaan Evans visit MES fifth grade students, offering fantastic mentoring.
Congratulations to Matthews Elementary Educators. Pictured, from right to left, Mr. James Smith, winner of Tuscaloosa County Support Employee Award; Ms. Andra Craig, Nominee for Jacksonville State Hall of Fame Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. Laurie Presley, Nominee for Alabama Teaccher of the Year and winer of the Tuscaloosa County School System Representative for Alabama Teacher of the Year; Principal Dr. Tripp Marshall.
Tuscaloosa Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi mentors school 5th grade students on the art of tying a tie. Pictured mentors are Rev. H.P. Thomas, Rev. Greg Morris, Daboris Lanier, and David Hood.
"Libby Listens" program. This is a motivational and learning activity in which 2 very tame and trained rescue dogs, Libby and Levi, come out and let the children read to them. The children were excited to meet the dogs, learn about the Metro Shelter, discover the difference between a tame dog and a wild dog and READ!
Books and Balls program, directed by William Tunnell, presented each student with a book and a ball. A special visit from Santa Claus was quite a treat for all. Our very own Lathum Cheatum played a soulful rendition of Away in A Manger, with Miss Geralyn Conner at CCA emcee.
Students at Matthews Elementary who exemply the 7 Leader In Me Habits were rewarded with a Positive Behavior Talent Show....
Matthews Elementary was honored to have Miss Alabama Baylee Smith and talk to the students, faculty and staff about bullying. B.R.A.V.E. Building Responsibility Acceptance Voice Empowerment, her message was well received by all.
The Tuscaloosa County School System
Friday, May 5, 2017
Your child should arrive to school after 7:30am and before 8:00am. Your child is tardy after 8:00am. You must come inside and check you child in or he/she will be marked tardy unexcused. Please do not park in front of the school. You will need to park in the basement area and come inside. This lane must be free for traffic to flow.
The school opens at 7:30am. Please do not drop students off before this time. There will not be proper supervision before 7:30am.
Afternoon Procedures - Dismissal for Car Riders
Parents/guardians picking up car riders will make a single-file lane at the end of the sidewalk before reaching the basement area. Parents/guardians must have a legible car tag or sign identifying the child's name. It should be placed in clear view within the vehicle for teachers to see. MES will provide car riders with one tag. You may also create your own tag/sign. If your child will be picked up by friends and/or different family members in different cars, they must also have a legible car sign identifying the child's name. Please remember, if the sign is not visible, the parent/person will be asked to park in the lower basement parking lot and go to the office to pick up your child.
Car riders will not be allowed to be picked up by parents/persons walking to the basement area. You may not park and walk to the basement to get your child. This is a safety issue. If you do not want to wait in the car rider line, you should make arrangements for your child to be a walker or a bus rider. You may check your child out if you chose, but this must be done before 2:25pm. There will be no traffic in the front lobby between 2:15pm and 3:05pm. We must keep this area free of traffice as we prepare to dismiss.
No check-outs after 2:15pm. If there is an emergency situation, please notify the school and a member of the office staff will have your child ready to be picked-up in the lobby area. If you come between 2:00-2:15pm, please park in the basement parking lot. We must keep the emergency lane clear.