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 – 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.

Programs Events


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.


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