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Home of the Eagles.
Out of the Nest
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This Week at Matteson
Matteson School District 162's Annual Spelling Bee
The District Spelling Bee will be held at the new Performing Arts Center at 4601 Sauk Trail in Richton Park on January 16 @ 6:30. Our spelling contestants at Matteson have been working hard all year for this Spelling Bee. We are asking that all Spelling Bee participants arrive at 5:45 p.m. the night of the Bee. Please come cheer them and all of District 162 spelling contestants on January 16 at 6:30 pm.
Math Game Night
Our Math game night is coming soon! We invite all Matteson families to come on January 17 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Teachers will be demonstrating math games that are played in the classroom. You will be able to learn several games with your child. At the end of the night you will be able to take home the games and continue the practice at home.
Chuck E. Cheese Fund Raiser January 24th
You don’t need to be an A+ student to know you can’t spell fundraiser without FUN. Come and join Matteson families at Chuck E. Cheese on Thursday, January 24 from 3pm to 9pm. You can play some awesome, arcade games, participate in silly dance-offs, and play games with your Matteson friends. 20% of all proceeds earned on the 24th will go to Matteson Elementary School. Chuck E. Cheese has the best kids menu in town, complete with everything from delicious pizza to savory sandwiches. Also each Matteson student that attends will receive a 10-free-play points sticker which allows 10 FREE GAMES! We look forward to seeing each of our families at the Chuck E. Cheese, located in Matteson at 106 Town Center, Matteson, IL 60443, starting at 3pm. next Thursday!
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
On Monday, January 21, we will be celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.. We will not be in attendance on Monday, January 21 in honor of Dr.King.
Men of Matteson is growing!
We were so happy to see many of our Men of Matteson from last year come back and read to our children. The program initiated by Mr. John Fountain, has grown to over a dozen men joining our team! We are so proud to welcome all of our Men of Matteson, your energy, history and the ablilty to be a role model to our young children is needed and very much appreciated. "Word is out in the city of Matteson," Chief Jones states, "that Matteson School welcomes readers." Mr. Howard was also here to join in on the reading!
Southland Readers come to Matteson!
Matteson welcomed our future Men of Matteson from Southland College Prep High School! Mr. Marvin Tally brought 5 eager Southland students to read to our Kindergarten through Third Grade classes. The students at Matteson were impressed seeing the high schoolers in their SCPHS blazers. The Southland students told our students that they should have a goal to get to Southland College Prep High School and then on to college! Thank you Mr. Tally for bringing such good role models to Matteson Elementary School!
We are beginning our Gold Star Student Program
We're taking out our large box of Gold Stars and awarding one student from each class every Friday that has done above and beyond good work in the classroom. Gold Star students do as they are asked the first time. They help others that need help and they spread joy and happiness in our school. This week we have our very first Golden Star Student Group! We are very proud to have these children show examplary behavior in school!
Matteson School has a Schoolwide Theme of Kindness. Students who are identifed as demostrating positive behavior in the classroom, specials, hallway or outside will receive a Positive Office Referral. Students will receive their Positive Referral to bring to the Office for Mr. Huelsman or Mrs. Ross to acknowledge the student and the behavior.
Jamal Crowder shows Respect and Kindness at Matteson