PARKING LOT PROCEDURES
Student pick up and drop off is in the parking lot, north of the school. Cars enter from the northernmost gate going the direction indicated (west) and either park in the lot (if you plan on getting out of the car and walking on campus to pick up your child) or line up in the drive through lane closest to the curb. No one is allowed to get out of their cars when they are in the pull through lane. A parent volunteer or staff member will direct traffic in the lot. A staff duty will direct the pedestrians in the yellow striped area when to cross the street. Pedestrians should not be crossing the street in front of the pull through lane or the line of cars exiting the parking lot. It is important to listen to those on duty in the parking lot so that everyone stays safe. I appreciate your cooperation with these very important procedures.
There has been an increase in the number of early student checkouts at the end of the school day. When students are checked out early they are missing an important time of the day where teachers are getting together materials to send home and giving instructions and other necessary communication to their students. We need your help to make sure you wait to pick up your child until after school is over unless you have an appointment that requires early checkout. We will not be releasing students for early checkout after 1:40. This causes a disturbance and confusion in the classroom right at the time teachers are getting ready to dismiss. If you have changes in your normal pickup process please send a note to the teacher that morning rather than calling the office right before pickup time. We do understand there are emergencies and will work with you on those. Also, we are reviewing records for students with chronic absences and scheduling conferences with the counselor and principal with those parents of students who have attendance issues. Thanks for your cooperation. Mrs. Harper, Principal
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From Watch D.O.G.S. Command;
Fathers and Father-figures,
Research shows that students perform better academically, have fewer discipline problems, and become more responsible adults when their parents are actively involved in their learning.
Bob Pallesen Jr. (Watch D.O.G.S. Coordinator)
BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL
This year, all MPES students will receive breakfast AFTER the bell. The first bell rings at 7:40am. The tardy bell rings at 7:43am. Students will have breakfast in their classroom before beginning the school day. There will be NO breakfast in the cafeteria. Students should not be dropped off at school before 7:30am unless they are in Parks and Rec.
The tardy bell will ring at 7:43am. If your child arrives after the 7:43 bell they will need to check in at the office and get a tardy pass to be admitted to class.
Children may be on campus no earlier than 7:30am, unless enrolled in Parks and Rec, and must be picked up or in Parks and Rec no later than 2:05.
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At Matheson Park Elementary School, our purpose is to provide an open and affirming learning atmosphere with attention to safety and a nurturing environment. While valuing all people, we will encourage effort and expect achievement with regard to all state standards and national guidelines. Our goal is to show measurable increases in all academic levels and to provide rich opportunities for building life-skills.
Staff, parents, and students