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Early Release

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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Registration for the 2016-17 school year is Tuesday, August 9, 7:30a-2:30p.  Please make sure to bring proof of residence with you or a transfer approval, if you have one.  We will be taking kindergarten registrations during regular office hours starting July 25th.  If your child attended the K-3+ summer school, you do NOT need to register, however if there have been changes to your address, phone number, or contact information, please let us know.





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.  

School Hours


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.

Report An Absence:

Please call the Main Office at
291-6837 ext. 2
to inform us of an absence.


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) 

Mission Statement

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
all learning together.

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Today: 7/29/16

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Information for 2016-2017


The following documents are required:

- Proof of residency

- Copy of the child's birth certificate

- Copy of the child's updated shot record

-If Native American, please bring the child's CIB


The registration packet is not complete until all required documents have been provided.  We are unable to accept packets until they are complete.  

*Students should be 5 (five) years of age before September 1st, 2016 to register for Kindergarden.

Families who are Pre-Registering will still need to register in August, the week before school starts.  



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