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  • Parade

    Due to the issued statewide stay at home order that goes into effect Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m, the MES Neighborhood Parade had been canceled.

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  •  Important information from MES Family....

    Important

    • Beginning April 6th, school hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:30-12:00 to answer the phone. No one is allowed in the building at this point.
    • We will have a Home Learning Helpline if you need assistance with your child’s assignments This help line will be available for students in grades K-2 every Monday and Tuesday from 8:30-12:00 and for students in grades 3-5 every Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-12:00. There will be a teacher from each grade available on those days and times. Mrs. Nancy, our translator, will be available to answer calls every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30-12:00
    • Instructional packets will be delivered to neighborhoods by bus every Tuesday afternoon. Buses will come at the same time that your children get off the bus in the afternoon. You will need to go to the stop to get your packet. If you miss the bus delivery, there will be a tub outside of the school with extra packets. You may come pick up a packet from 8:30-12:00 every Wednesday.
    • Report cards will be mailed out this week.
    • Infosnap codes will be mailed out next week. You must register online by May 15. You cannot come to the school to register.
    • We do not have a date for Kindergarten registration. This will be determined by the State Dept.
    • Bostic, our school counselor will be available Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30-12:00
    • Englebert, our social worker will be available as needed. Please call the school and leave a message for her.
    • If you need to withdraw a child or you are a new enrollee, you must answer a questionnaire before being allowed to do so. It is a series of questions about COVID-19. This is not optional, so please prepared to answer questions over the phone or at the school door.
    • If your child has things at school that you would like to pick up, you may pick those up next week. K-2 may come pick up items Monday and Tuesday of next week from 8:30-12:00 and 3-5 may come pick up items Wednesday and Thursday of next week from 8:30-12:00. Please email or Dojo your child’s teacher to let him or her know when you will come. You need to pick up items next week. Teachers will be putting away student desks soon.
    • Starting next week, all library books need to be returned.  Pease drop all library books in a box/bin provided at the front door.  

    Español....

    • Apartir del 06 de Abril, las horas de la escuela será de Lunes a Viernes de 8:30 a 12:00 para contester llamadas. Nadie tiene permitida la entrada en el edificio por ahora.
    • Packetes de aprendizaje serán estregados en la parada regular del camión todos los Martes a la hora que normalmente su hijo regresa a casa de la escuela. Usted tendrá que estar en la parada regular del camión para recoger su paquete. Sí se le pasó el camión con la estrega del paquete, habrá una caja de plastico afuera de la escuela con paquetes extras. Usted podrá venir a recoger su paquete de 8:00-12:00 cada Miercoles.
    • Nosotros tendremos una Linea de Ayuda, Aprendiendo en casa, si usted necesita apoyo con el trabajo de escuela, está linea de Ayuda estará disponible para estudiantes de Kinder a 2do. Grado, lunes y martes de 8:30-12:00 y para estudiantes de 3er. a 5to. Grado, miercoles y Jueves de 8:30-12:00. Habrá una maestra de cada grado disponible en los dias y horas asignadas. La Sra. Nancy, nuestra traductora estará disponible para contester llamadas todos los Martes y Miercoles 8:30-12:00.
    • Las boletas con los grados de sus hijo serán enviadas por córreo casa está semana.
    • Los códigos de Infosnap para inscriber a sus hijos serán enviados por córreo la próxima semana. Usted deberá registrar a sus hijos antes del 15 de Mayo. Usted No podrá venir a la escuela a registar a su hijo.
    • Nosotros no tenemos una fecha determinada para la registración de Kinder. Está será determinada por el Departamento del Estado.
    • La Sra. Bostic, nuestra conseja estará disponible todos los Martes y Miercoles de 8:30-12:00.
    • La Sra. Englebert, nuestra trabajadora social estará disponible cuando sea necesario. Por favor hable a la escuela y deje un mensaje para ella.
    • Si usted necesita sacar a su hijo de la escuela o inscribir a un nuevo estudiante, usted tendrá que contestar un questionario antes de que sele permita cualquiera realizer cualquera de las opciones. Es una serie de preguntas sobre COVID-19.  Este cuestionario es obligatorio, asi que preparece para contertar el questionario ya sea por teléfono o fuera de la escuela.
    • Si su hijo tiene cosas en la escula, que usted quiera recoger, usted tendrá que venir a recogerlos a la escuela la proxima semana. La entrega para estudinates de Kinder a 2do. Grado será Lunes y Martes de la próxima semana de 8:30-12:00 y 3er a 5to. Grado podrá venir a recogerlos Miercoles y Jueves de la próxima semana de 8:30-12:00. Por favor envie un correo  o Dojo a la maestra de su hijo(a) para que les haga saber cuando va a venir a la escuela a recoger las cosas. Usted necesitará recoger las cosas de sus hijos la próxima semana. Las maestras recogerán los escritorios de los estudiantes próximamente.
    • Si sus hijos tiene libros de la libreria de la escuela por favor vaya a entregarlos a la escuela próxima semana de 8:00-12:00 habra una caja de plastico que dira: Library Books.

     

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  • School

     

    Matthews Family,

    We hope you are continuing to encourage academics with your child during the time that school is closed.  Below are some free educational sites for you and your child to visit.  Please be safe and we hope to see everyone on April 6th!

     

    education.com Education.com Free Educational Online Preschool Games

     

    Science for Kids Science for Kids - Fun Experiments, Cool Facts, Online Games, Activities, Projects, Ideas and Technology

    Khan Academy Kids   Khan Academy Kids: free, fun, educational program designed to inspire young children to become learners for life.

     

    coolmath   Cool Math Games: Free math games for all ages. All topics, brainteaser, manipulatives.

     

    Into the Book   Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies 

     

    Highlights   Highlights Kids: Activities, Coloring, Books, Games

     

    Roy the Zebra   Roy the Zebra Reading Games: Making learning to read fun...

     

    OFA    It's learning with a twist. The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids features riddles, puzzles, a question of the day, etc. 

     

    PBS Kids    PBS Kids: Educational Games and Videos

     

    Switcheroo Zoo   Switcheroo Zoo - Watch, listen and pay games to learn all about amazing animals!

     

    Starfall   Starfall Education - Kids games, movies and books K-3

     

    Funbrain   Funbrain - Games, Videos, Books for Kids

     

    Kidz Page The Kidz Page: Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles, Coloring, Games, and Resources

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  • MES Six Core ValuesCore Values

    Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance, Self-Control, Respect, Service

     

     

     

     

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    Understanding Your School's Education Report Card

    AL State Report Card

    Report Card  Matthews   Elementary has a   current   score of 67/D on the Alabama State Report Card. This is a significant increase from last year. Our vision is to create a school of collaboration to increase literacy comprehension and overall student success. We are headed in the right direction and we must have continued support from family and community to help Matthews be successful.  Academic achievement and chronic absenteeism are major components of our school’s score. We must have your support in reinforcing academics at home and your commitment to sending your child to school every day. Your support is greatly valued and appreciated by Matthews Elementary staff.

     

     

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    TCSS U
    TCSS Introducing New Community Engagement Program This Fall
     
    TCSS U is a new way for families and community members to learn more about our school system. Applications are being accepted now through Friday, September 20, 2019, for the program. Learn more here: TCSS Launching New Community Engagement Program, Applications Now Available.
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