Welcome to Mathewson School
Dear Mathewson Families,
The Mathewson Elementary School website is designed to provide you with information about our school and its events. By using this website you can access staff web pages, as well as our PTA information and Friday Folder link. Please know for the most up to date information, the “Mathewson Weekly” communication blast and Friday Folders (electronic) will help keep you informed. Our PTA also puts out a monthly publication called the “Mathewson Monitor”, which is a wealth of information.
At this point in the year we are deep in our curriculum work. Utilizing the Math Investigations and Writing Workshop programs/formats children are engaged in rigorous collaborative work. This year we have also implemented our Core Units of Study in grades 1 & 2 for reading. These units hone in on differentiation and specific reading skills and strategies that develop well rounded readers. Each of our programs helps to shape our focus on being learner centered in developing our future mathematicians, authors, scientists and philosophers.
We are currently in our second year of our Top Dog School Climate Program, promoting “PAWsitive” thinking through taking care of ourselves, others and our school community. Children are enjoying taking home our “Top Dog” books emphasizing traits of good citizens and participating in our school wide assemblies where students celebrate individual and group accomplishments. Students receive positive “pawprints” when they are viewed as being a positive citizen/learner in our school.
We hope you will get to join us for a celebration of learning through your child’s class this year, and see the many reasons we are so proud to be bulldogs. As always we thank you for your support!
Melissa A. Currier