Matsumoto Newsroom

Posted 11/11/2019 07:10AM
Location: ESD Board Room, 3188 Quimby Rd. San Jose - Regular Open Session: 6:30 p.m.
Posted 11/11/2019 08:38PM
The season of Reflection, Gratitude and Thanksgiving is here. Let us give thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff of Matsumoto! The Matsumoto Fall Teacher Appreciation event is on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 7am-3pm. The school year is in full swing and the PTA would like to invite you to show your appreciation for the teachers and staff during our bi-annual Teacher/Staff appreciation event. Sign up here:
Posted 11/09/2019 02:00PM
Parent Education Night "Developing Resilient Children" with Cynthia Howard, Evergreen School District's Social Worker, at Tom Matsumoto Elementary School on Monday, November 18th at 6pm. Join us for a discussion about ways to support resiliency in your child.
Posted 11/09/2019 01:39PM
The Matsumoto's GeoBee, sponsored by PTA, is for students in Grades 4-6. It is on Thursday, January 16th at 6pm. Please register by Friday, January 10th. Click on the link above for access the GeoBee Study Toolkit and additional resources. Register at:
Posted 11/09/2019 01:09PM
The Matsumoto's Spelling Bee, sponsored by PTA, is here! It is open to all students in Grades 1-6. Primary students in Grades 1-3 will have the opportunity to participate in the Written Spelling Bee only. Upper Grade students in Grades 4-6 will have the opportunity to participate in the Written Spelling Bee and advance to the Oral Spelling Bee. All participating students will take the Written Spelling Bee during the school day on Thursday, December 12th. Top finalists from the Written Spelling Bee will advance to the Oral Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 5th at 6pm. Permission slips will be sent home with qualifying students. Please REGISTER by Monday, December 9th at:
Posted 11/09/2019 12:55PM
Matsumoto Spirit Wear now available to order through Friday, November 22nd! You must pay for your items online. They will be shipped to the school and given to your child's teacher to send home. Please remember to put your CHILD'S NAME & RM # (or TEACHER) on the order form in the "private note" section of the order form during the end of your checkout. Order your Matsumoto Spirit Wear online at: 1) and 2)
Posted 11/07/2019 07:25PM
We are seeking thoughtful and committed community members who will work collaboratively and proactively to review the district's demography, school enrollment, and make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees around the school consolidation and timeline. We expect this committee to begin meeting on November 20, 2019, and complete its work by April, 29, 2020, for a total of eight meetings. If you are interested in serving on this committee to examine this important issue, click the headline for more information and a link to apply. Applications are due by November 12.
Posted 11/03/2019 03:51PM
November's Book: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson provides opportunities for conversations around tolerance and acceptance of others. It also makes us aware about the importance of creating a caring school climate where everyone feels they belong. The goal was to help the students embrace and nurture each individual for who they are and to practice inclusive behaviors to create a caring school climate. Click the above link to learn more.
Posted 11/03/2019 04:22PM
Join us for Principal's Coffee on Wednesday, November 13th at 8:15am in the Forum. Refreshments will be available. Come and learn about upcoming events, school safety plan, CAASPP test results, school programs, and parent resources. Hope to see you there!
Posted 11/03/2019 03:58PM
No school on Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. School resumes on Tuesday, November 12th.
Posted 10/29/2019 11:30AM
Evergreen School District understands that the school consolidation process is met with many questions and concerns by our community. Click the headline to learn more about how our new School Consolidation webpages can keep you up to date on all the latest news and announcements, a timeline, FAQs and other important background.
Posted 10/27/2019 08:06PM
Tom Matsumoto is implementing a wonderful program for our students called Saturday Academy! Saturday Academy provides enrichment opportunities for all students while allowing our students to make-up missed days of attendance. Missed days of school also result in lost revenue to our schools. Saturday Academy allows us to recover lost learning as well as lost funding! Please click the link above for more information.
Posted 10/27/2019 07:00AM
At the upcoming November 14 meeting, the Board will discuss the school consolidation plan including timeline and decisions regarding the process. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Evergreen School District Board Room, 3188 Quimby Rd. San Jose, CA 95148. Agenda for this meeting will be available 72 hours before the meeting.
Posted 10/26/2019 09:05PM
There is no school on Monday, November 25th through Friday, November 29th for Thanksgiving Break. School resumes on Monday, December 2nd.
Posted 10/26/2019 09:01PM
Conference Day is Wednesday, November 20th. There is no school for students. School resumes on Thursday, November 21st.
Posted 10/26/2019 08:09PM
Come join us at Family Skate Night at Aloha Roller Rink on Thursday, November 14th from 6pm-10pm for PTA Fundraising Event. Please show your FLYER at the front desk for Fundraising admission fare. We appreciate your support. Hope to see you and your family there!
Posted 10/26/2019 08:58PM
Tom Matsumoto PTA and​ ​Starting Arts announce the Matsumoto production of Annie Jr. The Matsumoto PTA has contracted Starting Arts to coordinate the spring 2020 production. This is the 11th year their wonderful staff of directors, choreographers, costume & set designers, sound & lighting technicians will be working with the Matsumoto performers. ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 3rd to 6th ARE WELCOME! Completed form and payment is due by Friday, November 22nd. Click on the link above for more information.
Posted 10/26/2019 08:48PM
Turn in your Pre-Order forms by November 15th! Color Me Mine will be coming to school on Friday, December 6th from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Forum. Families will have the opportunity to be creative and paint an item, which will be glazed and returned to the family. These attractive items will make great gifts! If you and your child would like to participate in Family Paint Night, sponsored by PTA, please fill out the form along with check/cash and return it to the office by November 15th. All proceeds will go to support Matsumoto's extra-curricular activities and school assemblies. For more information, visit:
Posted 10/25/2019 10:16PM
Please join us at our next PTA Association and Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm in the Library. We hope to see you there to learn and discuss school events and funding.
Posted 10/12/2019 04:37PM
Evergreen School District Dual Language Immersion Opportunities! Please take our survey! (Distrito Escolar Evergreen Oportunidades de inmersión en dos idiomas! Por favor complete nuestra encuesta!) (Cơ hội học tập song ngữ! Hãy làm khảo sát của chúng tôi!)
Posted 10/05/2019 11:48AM
We are excited to announce that the Board has approved Matsumoto's Kindergarten Expansion. We will be renovating Rooms 4 and 5 to expand the classrooms to meet school compliance and also to add a new Kindergarten playground, tables, and awning structure. From now until May 15th, our school will be under construction. Since the fence area is tight between Room 7-12, we ask that parents wait at the top of the stairs in the front parking lot for students to exit. Please ask your child to meet you at the top of the stairs in the front parking lot or a different location of the school. If you need to walk down the stairs to find your child, please wait until foot traffic has lessen. Thank you in advance for your patience as we get this project underway.
Posted 09/22/2019 07:45PM
The state and federal government uses census information to decide where money for programs will go. Please be counted so our community gets the funding and services it deserves.
Posted 09/22/2019 12:22PM
Starting October 2nd, our school will be participating in Walk n' Roll. 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 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 have any questions, please contact Dr. Nguyen at To volunteer for Walk n' Roll, sign up at:
Posted 09/15/2019 09:25PM
There are now two easy ways to earn cash for our school with Box Tops: 1) You can send in box tops to the front office from any items you purchased, or 2) Download the Box Top for Education App onto your phone and scan your receipts. This school year, our goal is to earn $1,000.
Posted 09/06/2019 10:16PM
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Tom Matsumoto Elementary School

  • 4121 Mackin Woods Lane
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  • San Jose, CA 95135
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  • Phone: 408-223-4873
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  • Fax: 408-223-4883
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