Welcome back, Mathews families!
Summer was fun … but it’s awfully nice to get back into a normal routine again. =)
After Back-to-School Night this Thursday evening, our next big event will be the Octoberama school carnival on October 17th! This is one of our favorite festivities of the year, and we hope to see everyone there! Live music, exciting games, delicious food, and happy squealing kids all around — you won’t want to miss it.
It’s also a fantastic fundraiser for our school, raising about half the PTA’s budget for the entire year. Proceeds fund our Tech Program, Maker Movement, Visiting Authors series, and much more.
A great portion of Octoberama proceeds come from the Silent Auction we host every year. Mathews is fortunate to enjoy the support of businesses around West Austin and beyond who donate goods and services of every stripe to this good cause. And we’re seeking your support to bring the operation to success!
- We’re seeking volunteers to join the Silent Auction committee. Activities range from calling area businesses, to picking up donated items, to merchandising and setup of the auction room. Commitment is around 2-4 hours/week now through October 17th.
- We’re seeking donations. If you own a business or can offer a valuable service, please consider donating an item for sale. All proceeds go directly to Mathews student programs, and your donation qualifies as tax-deductible at its full retail value.
If you’re interested in helping the auction committee with a few hours of your time, or if you have a donation idea, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you!
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