Matsumoto Newsroom

Posted 08/13/2019 06:45PM
On Monday, August 19, all school offices and district offices will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The offices will be closed in the morning due to an all district staff welcome event.
Posted 06/28/2019 01:58PM
Tom Matsumoto PTA, in conjunction with Principal's Welcome Back Coffee, welcomes parents to come by the Forum on Wednesday, August 21st at 8:15 AM for breakfast/coffee to kick off the new school year! Come and meet our principal, the PTA Board, and chat with other parents. Find out more about what the PTA has in store for the upcoming school year.
Posted 06/27/2019 01:51PM
This year, we will continue to use the Parent Portal system ( to collect emergency contact information and communication preferences. Please take a few minutes to review and update your emergency information prior to the start of school. If you have not already created an account, your personalized login and password information will be mailed to you by the first week in August. On Monday, August 19th at 5:00pm, your child's classroom assignment will be posted in the Parent Portal under "My Schedule" icon in the left hand navigation box. Due to enrollment changes, there may be class adjustments during the first ten days of school.
Posted 06/27/2019 01:44PM
Come and meet our Transitional Kindergarten teacher on Tuesday, August 20th at 9:00am-10:00am in the TK classroom (Room 2). The Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Parent Orientation and Unit 1 Parent Workshop is on Thursday, September 5th from 8:15am-9:15am in Room 2. Hope to see you there!
Posted 06/27/2019 01:46PM
Come and meet our Kindergarten teachers on Tuesday, August 20th at 2:00pm-3:00pm in the Kindergarten classrooms. The Kindergarten Parent Orientation is on Thursday, September 5th from 8:00am-9:00am in the Forum. Hope to see you there!
Posted 06/27/2019 01:48PM
Join us in the Forum on Wednesday, August 21st for a "Welcome Back Coffee" at 8:15am. Refreshments will be available. At this time, we will share upcoming events planned for the 2019-2020 school year and how we can work together to embrace the opportunities of this new and exciting year. Hope to see you there!
Posted 06/27/2019 01:34PM
Click on the link above for the Welcome Back Letter and Beginning of the School Year Reminders for 2019-2020.
Posted 06/11/2019 11:56AM
Winning entries will be awarded in the school and further sent to judgement at the next level. All grades are welcome to participate.
Posted 06/10/2019 04:02PM
Attention All Grade 3-8 Parents! Student CAASPP Score Reports will now be accessed electronically through the Parent Portal on our student information system. For complete details, please visit ● To access reports, sign in at . If parents have not yet created an account, a unique access ID and password will be sent with the child's report card. ● Student Score Reports are being made accessible to families as soon as student exams have been scored by the State. This means that some students may already have access to their 2019 test results in their Parent Portal while others may not. Tests are scored and released in batches and the process will be finalized over several weeks. The State does not notify us of each release. ● Parents should contact the Karen Wevers in the Instruction Department ( or 408-270-6827) if they are unable to access their child's report by the end of July, have any additional questions or need technology assistance.
Posted 06/10/2019 03:55PM
Please click on the link above to see summer office hours. All report cards and materials from absent students can be picked up during this time.
Posted 06/09/2019 01:42PM
Have a wonderful summer break! School will resume for 2019-2020 on Wednesday, August 21st.
Posted 02/16/2019 01:55PM
Calendars for 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 academic years are now available.
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 02/04/2019 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 01/17/2019 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 01/06/2019 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 11/05/2018 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 10/07/2018 05:57PM
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School has an official Facebook page. Please "like us" on Facebook at:
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
Posted 09/24/2018 01:17PM
May's ABC Book: In "Recess Queen", by Alexis O'Neill, Mean Jean, the "recess queen", rules the playground with an iron fist. No one dares cross her path for fear of being hit, punched, or kicked. One day, a new girl shows up on the playground and catches Mean Jean completely off guard. Katie Sue is not the least bit intimidated by Mean Jean. Katie Sue actually invites Jean to join in a jump rope game! In no time, Jean and Katie Sue become friends. As a caring adult, here are steps you can use to help youth in emotionally charged conflicts: 1) Empower students to use their skills as UPstanders to create a safe and caring climate on the school playground. 2) Practice using conflict resolution skills. 3) Use the ABC student toolbox of techniques practiced all year in our ABC Lessons. 4) Demonstrate a connection between student's online and face to face community.
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.

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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