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Posted 02/04/2019 03:56PM
2019-2020 Registration packets will be available beginning February 6th in the school office between 9am-3pm. You must present one proof of residence in the Tom Matsumoto attendance area to receive the packet.
Posted 02/16/2019 01:55PM
Calendars for 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 academic years were approved at the recent ESD board meeting. Click headline to view.
Posted 02/11/2019 01:55PM
Invite family, friends & neighbors for great deals on books and gift items. Help us add more books and educational videos to the Matsumoto Library. Community adults are welcome anytime during school hours. Click the headline to learn days and times book fair will be open. Volunteers needed. Go here to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ba8a72cab9-scholastic1
Posted 02/10/2019 07:59PM
Do you have new, unused toys or books to donate? Tom Matsumoto Elementary School is working with "See the Rainbow" Team to collect new, unused toys and books for Homeless children for their birthdays at the San Jose Homeless Shelter and Next Door-Solution for Domestic Violence. "See the Rainbow" Team's mission is to help the children in need, so they can be happy, have hopes and see the rainbow again! In conjunction with "See the Rainbow" Team, Tom Matsumoto Elementary School will be collecting new, unused toys/books for our upcoming Family Bingo Night. Please bring your donations to the OFFICE or FORUM by Friday, March 8th.
Posted 02/10/2019 07:52PM
There is no school during President's Holiday Break from Monday, February 18th to Friday, February 22nd. Enjoy the week off! School resumes on Monday, February 25th.
Posted 02/04/2019 10:50AM
Thank you for your support with our fundraisers this school year! Click on the link above to see our results this school year.
Posted 01/24/2019 02:10PM
Join us for the last in our film series, The Gatekeeper, showing at Chaboya Middle School April 2 at 6 p.m. Click headline for synopsis.
Posted 01/17/2019 08:49AM
Please follow all neighborhood driving and pedestrian laws. Make sure you walk with your child when crossing the street at the crosswalk. Teach your child good safety habits. For those parents wishing to drop-off and pick-up their child by car, we ask assistance in maintaining a safe parking lot. The traffic through the parking lot will be limited to the following: On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 1:50-2:00pm, the parking lot is for Kindergarten pick-up traffic only. After 2:00pm, the parking lot is open to Grades 1-6 pick-up traffic. On Thursdays, from 12:20-12:30pm, the parking lot is for Kindergarten pick-up traffic only. After 12:30pm, the parking lot is open to Grades 1-6 pick-up traffic. Please be advised that parking and waiting at the curb will be prohibited as it impedes the flow of traffic. Please click on the link above to find out how you can help us keep a safe parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation.
Posted 01/15/2019 09:56AM
We have partnered with PEER to provide STEAM workshops for all students! In the next few months, students will have the opportunity to participate in STEAM workshops to learn how to code, robotics, Makey-Makey, Stop Motion Animation, and more. The STEAM workshops will take place during the school day. We were able to fund the STEAM Workshops with donations from PTA and Walk-for-Education! Thank you for your support!
Posted 01/06/2019 02:45PM
In order to have better supervision and smoother transitions between lunches/afternoon recesses, we have made a slight bell schedule change starting on January 7th. Please refer to bell schedule on the school website under "Our School - Bell Schedule" tab. Instructional minutes and the start/end times of the school day are not affected. Thank you for your support.
Posted 11/28/2018 10:38AM
This time of year, many families choose to take extended time away from school because of important functions or vacations. While we honor the time you spend with your family and know that children learn so much from travel, please know that teachers are not required to provide homework packets or makeup work while your child is away. Click on the link above to read more about the importance of attendance. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions about vacations and schoolwork. Thank you for your support!
Posted 11/05/2018 05:00PM
Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Please send in box tops to the front office. This school year, our goal is to earn $500.
Posted 10/22/2018 10:47AM
To promote school safety, Matsumoto had added Pedestrian Walking Flags and Holders. The flags are used at school intersections to help keep children safe as they walk to school. When a student holds a Pedestrian Crosswalk Flag as they use a crosswalk, they are making surrounding cars aware of their presence and giving them the confidence to safely walk to school. Please discuss the proper use of the pedestrian walking flags and holders with your children. Thank you!
Posted 10/15/2018 04:39PM
We address common questions around technology, and particularly, Google tools.
Posted 10/07/2018 05:57PM
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School has an official Facebook page. Please "like us" on Facebook at: https://facebook.com/tommatsumotomustangs/
Posted 10/07/2018 05:47PM
Thank you to all the students who participated in both Student Council's Primary Elections and General Elections. Congratulations to our new Student Council Officers for 2018-2019.
Posted 10/02/2018 03:50PM
Every Wednesday is Walk n' Roll to School Day for students. Tom Matsumoto families are encouraged to walk to school each Wednesday to promote daily physical activity, reduce traffic congestion around Tom Matsumoto, and learn critical skills that enhances pedestrian safety. A "Mustang Pass" has been given to each student. Every Wednesday that students walk to school, they will earn a special hole punch on their Mustang Pass given by a parent volunteer or staff member wearing a bright colored vest beginning at 7:45 am at the following three points: 1) Cortona Drive and Littleworth Way (Moved to Cortona Drive and Cortona Court), 2) Mackin Woods Lane and Falerno Way, or 3) Cortona Drive and Altia Avenue. Students can earn special prizes for every 5 hole punches they receive in the OFFICE during first recess. (Students must get their "Mustang Pass" punched at these drop-off/walking points to earn prizes.) If you would like to volunteer for Walk n' Roll Wednesdays, please contact Dr. Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 09/24/2018 01:17PM
February's ABC book: "Nobody Knew What To Do" by Becky Ray McCain tells the story of how one child found the courage to be an UPstander and tell a teacher about a fellow student who was being picked on and bullied by children in school. Goals of lesson: 1) Identify caring adults who provide support and positive communication. 2) Teach students how to tell and make a report. 3) Use positive self-talk to boost personal power in interpersonal relationships. 4) Role model UPstander responses to support each other. 5) Create a caring, safe school environment for all by teaching adults on school campuses how to respond to student reporting. 6) Generate ways to be UPstanders when faced with cyberbullying. Click on the link above to learn more about the goals of the lesson.
Posted 09/24/2018 01:46PM
Please take time to review Matsumoto Student and Parent Handbook.
Posted 09/24/2018 01:44PM
Please take time to review ESD Parent/Guardian Handbook for 2018-2019 school year.
Posted 09/17/2018 03:39PM
Our look back to the 2017-18 school year is now available digitally.
Posted 09/10/2018 12:04PM
O.B. Whaley has planted its flag as a STEAM school
Posted 09/10/2018 09:24AM
To ensure student safety, pets are not allowed in areas where children are likely to be present. Thank you for understand.
Posted 08/30/2018 11:18AM
Please join the Tom Matsumoto PTA.
Posted 08/23/2018 04:18PM
Tonya Bailey is the new principal at Norwood Creek