The PTA Building & Grounds Spring Work day is this Saturday, April 2nd from 9 am- Noon!!
Please consider coming out and helping out for some/all of the time this Saturday morning on some very important Mathews grounds projects, including:
1) Removing & replacing mulch in Ga-Ga pit to make it safer & more fun for the kids;
2) Cleaning out back blacktop North drain so that there won’t be standing water when it rains;
3) Restoration of mulch safety cover on the South back yard playground;
4) Restoration of gravel safety cover for West Lynn playground
5) Cleaning black top for International festival
6) (if we have the people/can get to it) rehabilitation of North front lawn to improve chances of grass growing
For those volunteers who may be food-motivated, we offer: coffee, water, donuts, muffins AND Chipotle Wraps (thank you Diana McMillan!!!)
Thanks so much and email Sandy Cartwright directly @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you can make it. We request that you bring:
Rake/shovel/hoe/pickaxe (if you have it/them)
We also need a pickup truck to haul the dirt in the gaga pit away. Please let me know (email@example.com) if you can bring your pickup truck to assist this aspect of Saturday morning’s activities. Not for the whole 3 hours – just maybe 1.5 hours.
We will also be making stepping stones and painting! Please help us continue to improve our outdoor learning spaces!
The Mathews Friends for Excellence (MFE) committee is dedicated to continuing the tradition of excellence at Mathews Elementary. They are now accepting scholarship applications for 2016 High School Seniors !!
In order to be considered as a candidate for 2016, please complete the application form below and submit all required documents, postmarked no later than March 31st.
If you have old electronics, small appliances, or gadgets that you’ve been meaning to recycle or throw out…we will take it off your hands! We are seeking electronics for our De(con)struction Tables at Octoberama. The Deconstruction table is a place where kids disassemble mechanical or electronic things to see how some parts work, or put parts together in new ways with extra materials we provide.
Ideal items are – things that can be disassembled with simple hand tools, have LEDs, motors, gears that can be powered with a 9V battery. Examples of items you can include: hard drives, case/ cpu fans, remote controls, phones, and relays.
Things we can’t accept and/or dangerous—e.g. nothing that can break, sharp (glass), or is toxic (mercury thermostats).
If you have gadgets to donate, please leave them in the office in the Booth Donations bag (please do not leave them in the toy prize bin). We will be collecting items through October 13th at 3pm.
Seeking Musicians & Production Assistant
If you want to show off your musical skills on the Octoberama stage, lend a hand behind the scenes, or simply want to recommend a local favorite, please contact Jason Pinchback (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sign-Up Genius is up and running! Please consider donating some of your time to assist with pre-festival tasks (prize organization, decorating gift baskets, set-up activities) or day-of opportunities (class booth, ticket booth, Deconstruction Tables, stage/production assistant).