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September 2022 Newsletter

Dates to Remember

Tears & Cheers – 9/8

School Board Meeting – 9/12

MIPTO Meeting - 9/13

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins – 9/15

Welcome Back Bears Event - 9/17

Picture Day - 9/20 For more details visit - Matoska Calendar

Events to Attend Tears & Cheers

Thursday, September 8, 8:15 – 10 am @ Matoska

Kindergarten parents/grandparents/guardians can spend time with others after drop off to celebrate the milestone, help ease the transition and meet other Kindergarten families. We’ll provide coffee & bagels.

Second Annual Welcome Back Bears

Saturday, September 17, 4 - 7 pm @ Matoska

Celebrate the new school year and reconnect with our Matoska community at this fun filled event. Learn more here.

Resource Group

Parents/guardians of kids with extra needs or special services: a resource group is beginning this fall. First gathering is on September 29. For information contact

Synergy and the Annual information Update

Each year the school asks families to update their information. As you know, we have moved to a new information system, ParentVue. You should have received information from our district technology with user information. Please note that this may have gone to your spam folder. The annual update is now open.

Get your gear now.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out the events, businesses and restaurants where you can celebrate and support the Latinx/Hispanic community.

IB Inquirers

Hello, Matoska families! My name is Julie Stonehouse, and I am Matoska's IB Coordinator! Each month I plan to share a few thoughts connected to an IB concept we are working on here at school.

The Primary Years Program (PYP) is built on three pillars of organization: the learner, learning and teaching, and the learning community. Your students are the learners, you are valuable members of our learning community, and our staff has been working diligently to prepare a terrific school year of learning and teaching.

Our first Unit of Inquiry is Who We Are; it’s unique in that all classrooms begin the year with this unit. The central idea that we are exploring together is: “Understanding and valuing ourselves and others leads to positive relationships in an inclusive community.” We’ll be spending much time in these first few weeks of the school year building and renewing relationships and considering our many identities and how we belong in the Matoska community.

Please reach out any time with questions, thoughts, or to introduce yourself and your family!

My email address is:


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