For any questions about a fundraising event, please contact:
Becky Leehey & Divo Denove: Fundraising@matesmcn.net
For any questions about a program this year, please contact:
Lisa Hillman & Claudia Alter: Programs@matesmcn.net
Direct Donation – Stephanie McLean
Your way to give money that directly benefits the events and programs that make MATES great! Your donation is tax deductible and 100% of the proceeds stay at MATES. Direct donations qualify for most corporate matching programs as well (contact your employer).
Jogathon – Open
Ready, set, go! Get your pledges ready and come join the jogathon! Kids get so excited and a portion of the pledges goes back to MATES!
Restaurant Nights – Open
Each month a restaurant sponsors our school and when you purchase dinner for the family, a portion of your bill will be donated to MATES.
Benefit Dinner and Auction – Open
Attend the MATES Benefit Dinner & Auction and bid on your favorite items which may include gift cards, tickets to local shows, art work, and a drum set! There is a silent auction and a live auction – a fun way to raise money have a night out!
Holiday Photo Day Fundraiser – Miriam Hermansen
Great opportunity to get your professional photos made for holiday cards and offered by a MATES parent photographer in our community.
Book Fair – Stephanie McLean
MATES offers a Scholastic Book Fair in the fall and spring. We raise funds for our library!
Student Silhouette Portraits – Karl Johnson
Have your child’s silhouette custom cut by hand by world-renowned silhouette artist, MATES dad, Karl Johnson. See Cutarts.com for bio and videos of Karl at work.
Marketplace – Elaine Weisberg
Visit the MATES Marketplace and purchase gently used MATES school clothes at a discount.
Box Tops – Stephanie McLean
Collect your box tops off items you regularly purchase, turn them in to your classroom, and a portion goes back to MATES. Please note, classroom contests do occur and kids get so excited!
Scrip – Elizabeth Smith
Scrip is a fundraising program that raises money for MATES when you shop online. Hundred of online retailers work with Scrip, including Macy’s, Barnes & Noble, and Disney Store.
Welcome Social – Lisa Hillman & Claudia Alter
Spend an evening getting to know some new MATES parents over light dinner at a local restaurant. We invite all new parents to come; it’s a fun way to get to know your school community!
Movie Night – Open
MATES Outdoor Family Movie Night – Movie on the lawn with family style dinner and entertainment.
Family Dance –
MATES third annual Family Dance. A community-building event the kids look forward to every year.
STEAM Night – Christine Evangelista
We look forward to STEAM Night this year. With more science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics fun to had by all!
Staff Appreciation Week – Open
Spend a week pampering our entire staff and making sure they know how much we appreciate all they do for our children.
Winter Gallery – Kerri Graver
Our annual gallery night, sharing student artwork from the classrooms for parents and family to view. Enjoy music and refreshments while taking in all the creative works of our students.
Women in History – Open
5th graders work in teams, do research and make presentations to the rest of the school with posters and skits each sharing about a different woman in history.
MATES on the Run Club – Open
Running club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:45 until 8:00 in time to get back up to class. Everyone is welcome and you can sign up when you show up. There is a parent form to fill out. We have state of the art chip timers on our new running track. Great way to start the day!
Art @ Lunch – Karl and Lauren Johnson
Every Tuesday during lunch, students join in the MPR or on the blacktop to experience new art materials and make whimsical fun art. Art @ Lunch shirts can be purchased at BTSB Marketplace and worn on Tuesdays.
Wednesday Folders –
Every Wednesday morning after drop off, volunteers from the classrooms stuff the Wednesday folders with the flyers and forms for the week. These go home with students every Wednesday.
Room Parents – Jen McElvany & Erica Rockabrand
Each classroom has a room parent the helps the teacher plan parties, collects and manages the teacher gift fund and communicates school and MCN news with parents in the classroom.