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Octoberama Todo List

2014 Octoberama LogoRemember Octoberama is coming up on October 18th (a week from Saturday)!
This Family Fun event is also a valuable fundraiser, helping fund the Mathews Technology Program, grants for teachers, library programs and much more.

PLEASE HELP OUT WITH THESE 5 ACTIONS by this coming Wednesday Oct. 15th:

1. Contribute to the Octoberama Family Quilt and win a class pizza party!
Contribute $25 and submit your uniquely decorated paper patch for display on our Octoberama Family Quilt. It’s a great way for your family to help support technology resources at Mathews, and for Mathews to recognize the many families that make up our large and wonderful school community. You can donate online here. 

2. Donate to your class basket BY OCTOBER 15th (WEDNoctoprize_smallESDAY)!
Check with your teacher or Homeroom parent for more details.

3. Bring in your old toys!
Clean out your closets and drop your gently used treasures in the toy bin outside the school office. Your tired toys = recycled prizes for game winners! And, the kids love them!

4. Sign up to bring in a cake or other sweet treat for the cake walk.
Email your homeroom parent for details or just bring a cake to the event!

5. Volunteer for one hour!
To pull off this fun and valuable event, we need each family to volunteer one hour to the cause. Please sign up or email the chairs if you can lend a hand!

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A Taste of Great Gatherings

We already have some great ideas being submitted to Mathews Great Gatherings! Take a look at what your neighbors and friends are doing to help out Mathews and strengthen our community.

Signup at Octoberama on Saturday, October 18 from 11am-3pm.

Feeling inspired? Submit your own Great Gathering idea now!

Great Gathering 2014-2015 Events

tacobook66 Breakfast Tacos 101
Join Authors & Taco Journalists, Jarod Neece& Mando Rayo on a breakfast taco tour of Austin. We’ll hit 2-3 of Austin’s Best Breakfast taco spots and drop some serious taco knowledge on you.
Hosts: Jarod Neece & Mando Rayo
Cost: $15 per person. Adults & Children welcome. Minimum: 4, Maximum: 10

McKinney Falls Family Campout 
Nov 21st-23rd, 2014
Come camp with us at McKinney Falls State Park (Friday night, Saturday night, or both). We will provide meals and snacks, have a pot luck dinner on Saturday, and then have a campfire with s’mores. Contributors get all meals & snacks provided.
Hosts: Mathews Dads
Cost: $20 per family (+ park entry fee $6 per persons 13 years and older) Adults & Children welcome.  Minimum: 0, Maximum: 20

mckinnneysignMcKinney Falls Family Day Trip
Nov 22nd, 2014
Come spend the day with us at McKinney Falls State Park. We will provide lunch and snacks, have a pot luck dinner, and then have a campfire with s’mores. Contributors get all meals & snacks provided, but will need to pay.
Hosts: Mathews Dads
Cost: $10 per family (+ park entry fee $6 per persons 13 years and older) Adults & Children welcome.  Minimum: 10, Maximum: 100

Pedernales Falls Family Campout
Feb 27th-29th, 2015
Come camp with us at Pedernales Falls State Park (Friday night, Saturday night, or both). We will provide meals and snacks, have a pot luck dinner on Saturday, and then have a campfire with s’mores. Contributors get all meals & snacks provided.
Hosts: Mathews Dads
Cost: $10 per family (+ park entry fee $6 per persons 13 years and older) Adults & Children welcome.  Minimum: 10, Maximum: 50

pfallsPedernales Falls Family Day Trip
Feb 28th, 2015
Come spend the day with us at Pedernales Falls State Park. We will provide lunch and snacks, have a pot luck dinner, and then have a campfire with s’mores. Contributors get all meals & snacks provided.
Hosts: Mathews Dads
Cost: $10 per family (+ park entry fee $6 per persons 13 years and older) Adults & Children welcome.  Minimum: 10, Maximum: 100

filmtheaterTrade In Hope Film Premiere
March 29th, 2015
Trade In Hope Film TeamPrivate film premiere for American Love Story, a documentary on modern slavery and community solution. Mathews will have a reserved section so attendees can sit together. Dates still TBD.
Host: Michelle Nehme
Cost: $35 per person. Adults only.  Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10

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We need your old toys for Octoberama!

Feed me TOYS!
Feed me TOYS!

Surrounded by clutter?  Kids closets a mess? Is the plastic jungle in your living room bringing you down? Don’t stress, donate it to Mathews!

Did you know gently used toys and treasures are used for prizes for Octoberama?  Using donated and recycled goods means we don’t have to buy prizes! And that means more money for Mathews!

Send those toys to Mathew and put them in the Octoberama Toy Bin just outside the main office by this Friday, September 26th!!