Event and Committee Chairs

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

Fundraising Events

Direct Donation – Chelsea Goldenberg

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).  directdonation@matesmcn.net

Fun Run – Elena Boland & Catherine Hoefflin

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 on Nov. 9th it’s the run!  Through pledges, a portion (last year 56%) of the pledges goes back to MATES! Email Elena

Restaurant Nights – Becky Leehey

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 – Divo Denove (temp)

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!  Questions? Email Divo

Holiday Photo Day Fundraiser  Divo Denove

Great opportunity to get your professional photos made for holiday cards and offered by MATES parent photographers in our community.  Click HERE to sign up.

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 – Elena Boland

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 & Becky Leehey

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. Email Becky HERE


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 – Rose Lockwood

MATES Outdoor Family Movie Night – Movie on the lawn with family style dinner and entertainment.  Email Rose HERE.

Family Dance –Amanda Jeka

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 – Rose Lockwood and Angela Wolcott

Spend a week pampering our entire staff and making sure they know how much we appreciate all they do for our children. Email Rose HERE.

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 Melanie Herrera and Frankie Pine

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 Run Club – Christina Madrid, Breana Christie, Kristen Marchetti, Wesley Roelke

Running club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:45 until 8:00 in time to get back up 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!

 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 – Deanna Anderson

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.


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