Event and Committee Chairs

For any questions about a fundraising event, please contact:
Chelsea Goldenberg and Gabby Shibel: Fundraising@matesmcn.net
For any questions about a program this year, please contact:
Margie Moreno and Amanda LeLouie: Programs@matesmcn.net

Fundraising Events

Direct Donation
This is 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). For questions: directdonation@matesmcn.net
Fun Run (November 4)
Ready, set, go! Apex is coming to campus again this year to get the kids excited and meet with the Apex leaders for team building and core values lessons. It’s a 2 week program, then at the end, the kids enjoy the run! Through pledges, a portion of the money goes back to MCN!
Restaurant Nights
Each month, a restaurant sponsors our school, and when you purchase lunch or dinner, a portion of your bill will be donated to MATES: fundraising@matesmcn.net
Benefit Dinner and Auction (May 6)
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 and have a night out!
MATES Photo Days Fundraiser (October 24 & 30)
Great opportunity to get your professional photos made for holiday cards by photographers in our community. Click HERE to learn more.
Book Fair (October 18 – 22)
MATES offers a Scholastic Book Fair in the fall and spring. This is how we raise funds for our library!
Marketplace
Visit the MATES Marketplace, and purchase gently used MATES school clothes at a discount.

Programs

Welcome Social (September 30)
Social to kick off the school year by connecting parents and bring our MATES community together
Family Movie Night (October 22) Event Chair: Rose Lockwood
STEAM Night (February 24) Event Chair: Erin Tracey
An incredibly fun event that features both students and the community in exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics
Women in History (March 11) Event Chair: Lisa Hillman
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
International Night (April 7) Event Chair: Claudia Alter
A celebration of culture, music, customs, and so much more. This is your invitation to travel the globe at MATES – looking for volunteers to help support planning and day of event
Staff Appreciation Week (May 2-6) 
Earth Day Community Event (TBD) Event Chair: Alison Rivera
Opportunity for our school to come together and celebrate Earth Day through community action – looking for volunteers to help support planning and day of event

Recurring

Monthly Cultural Highlight Board (TBD) Event Chair-TBD
An opportunity to celebrate individuals of diverse backgrounds who have positively impacted the world for our MATES students and community
Art@Lunch Event Chairs: Wes Roelke & Leeanne Mackey
Every Tuesday during lunch, students join in the MPR or on the blacktop to experience new art materials and make whimsical fun art – looking for volunteers to help support planning and day of event
Run Club (Currently On Hold)
Run Club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:45 until 8:00 in time to get back to class. All ages are 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 running track on the lower field. Great way to start the day! Looking for volunteers to help support planning and weekly event
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