Matthews Elementary School

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  • M.A.T.S. 2017

    M.A.T.S. Summer Program 2017

    June 5-30, 2017. 8:00am-12:00pm

    Bus Transportation, Breakfast & Lunch provided.  

    Fieldtrips, Enrichment Activities, Math/Reading Reinforcement, S.T.E.A.M. Activites

    $10 per week $5 for each additional sibling.


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    Summer Feeding Program Menu

    Summer Feeding Program Sites and Information

    June 5 - June 30, 2017

    7:30am-8:30am Breakfast and 11:00am-12:30pm Lunch

    Any child who is 18 years or younger may eat at any of the 11 locations at no charge.  Hot breakfast and lunch will be served.


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  • The Tuscaloosa County School System

    Online Registration (InfoSnap)
    ** SnapCodes will be distributed via Email and printed letters within the next few days **  

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  • Seuss-A-Palooza was a smashing success!

    Seussapalooza    Seussapalooza    Seussapalooza   Seussapalooza

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  • UA Football players Bo Scarbrough and Rashaan Evans visit MES fifth grade students, offering fantastic mentoring.

      UA Football Players    UA Football Players


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  •     Award           Award 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. 



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  • 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.

    Ties Ties Ties Ties Ties Ties

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  • Libby Listens   Libby Listens  

    "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. Libby Listens 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! Libby Listens


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  •  Books and Balls    Books and Balls      Books and Balls    Books and Balls    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.

    Books and Balls   Books and Balls    Books and Balls   Books and Balls    Books and Balls   Books and Balls   Books and Balls    Books and Balls   Books and Balls  Books and Balls   Books and Balls


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  •     Students at Matthews Elementary who exemply the 7 Leader In Me Habits were rewarded with a Positive Behavior Talent Show....

    Talent Show  

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 Leader In Me

Matthews Elementary is proud to be a Leader In Me school More info to come.....

 ESSA logo The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law and affords states greater flexibility in customizing educational plans.  The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Community Engagement Tour will highlight the benefits to Alabama public schools, students and professionals, as well as detail how ESSA will complement Alabama's Plan 2020.  Click here for an ESSA Tour Map.



Parent Support Information 2016-2017

  • Parent Support Information 2016-2017


    Morning Procedures

    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. 


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