MATES Community Network

Coming Up


Coming up on Oct. 6th!!  Plan ahead, bring a picnic or a meal for purchase from  Jose’s Taco’s.

Chicken or beef taco combo meal for $6.  Quesadillas and drinks a la cart $1.

Bring blankets, chairs, and flashlights!

Please remember no one is allowed to play on the playground at our evening events.  Remind your kids and please keep an eye on them.

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Direct Donation is in full swing!  Please drop off your checks in the office or donate online HERE.  Your student(s) receives a spirit stick and the first classroom to have 100% participation wins an extra recess and fruit popsicle!

Currently we are at 17% Participation – With only 2 weeks left we hope we can raise that to 100%! 

Your donations support our wonderful programs throughout the year like Abilities Awareness Fair, Music Day, STEAM Night, Family Movie Night and more!

Go directly to the Direct Donation Page for weekly updates.

We are looking for volunteers for our new assembly the Abilities Awareness Fair on October 11th – 13th.  Find out more information about this amazing experience for our children and how you can help HERE.  We hope you can carve out some time to come in and assist the students so they have the best experience. Sign up below.
Sign Up Now!

You can find just the right volunteer spot for you on our Current Opportunities page which shares our immediate volunteer needs, but also by clicking the sign up button at the bottom, you can see all the options offered throughout the year.  Take a moment and see what interests you.  The only way we can put on so many events and programs is with parents pulling together to make it happen.  Thank you!Website Header (3)VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Coconut Crab Fundraiser

Join us for our first restaurant night fundraiser of the year at our very own MATES family owned restaurant, Coconut Crab!!   Today through Sunday Sept. 24th!!!  Bring in your flyer and Coconut Crab will donate 20% of your food and beverage bill, before taxes, to MCN!!

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Download Coconut Crab flyer

Fun this week at MATES

Today was a special assembly for the students brought to you by MCN!

Percussive storyteller Cory Hills wowed the students with his musical art of storytelling today! Ask your students what they learned. Read More

Holiday Family Photo Days

This year we are thrilled to offer 3 days to choose from and 2 MATES parent professional photographers!  We hope you enjoy this offering that supports MATES families… Read More


MCN is hosting it’s annual parent welcome social on September 15, 2017.  We hope you will mark your calendars and plan to attend!  Feel free to email Lisa and Claudia if you have any questions:


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MCN General Membership Meeting

Join us for our first General Membership Meeting of the year!  We’ll be reviewing what is in store this year for the students and families!  We look forward to some time to share and some time for the business of the membership.  Go to the “Who We Are” tab to find the agenda or look on campus, it is posted in several locations including the MCN board in the MPR and at the front of the school.

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Boohoo & Yahoo Welcome Coffee

It’s the first day of school on the 23rd!  Is it going to be a Boohoo or a Yahoo kind of morning?  Either way, we hope you join us for coffee and light refreshments in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) right after drop off.  We look forward to kicking off the year coming together seeing good friends and making new ones.

Boohoo & YahooEmail if you have any questions

Contact Us!

We are happy to answer any questions or share information you are personally interested in.  Click the link below to email our communications team Nadia Hefni Foster or Brenda Miller who will be happy to take care of your questions.

MATES Lounge Makeover Underway


The MCN Makeover Team has been hard at work this summer creating an improved and inspiring lounge for our amazing staff and we cannot wait to share the final reveal with all of you. MCN funding has covered the basics with the help of generous donations of services and supplies.  A big THANK YOU to JRP Construction Inc., Done Rite – Juliann Lovegren Gray and John Gray, Precision Painting.  In addition, we wanted to shower the staff with quality, much-needed items to make their retreat perfect. This is where you come in!

If you would like to contribute to making it the best lounge it can be, please click below for the link to the registry. There is absolutely no obligation or expectation. We simply listened to our MATES community who voiced interest in being a part of this once-in-a-blue moon project and put some technology behind it!

Browse the Registry Here

The timing was perfect, the changes were happening
We took advantage and jumped on the band wagon.

Our dreams of improving the working conditions
 For every MATES staff with their own humble wishes.  
Approved by the board and with true dedication
We set out to change what was ‘meh’ into inspiration.  

This is a rendering of some of the changes we are making although it is only a “vision” rendering.  Final changes will be similar, but not exact.  If you have any questions or would like to offer any other assistance, please contact us at

It’s Summertime!

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