Be Creative for Matoaka on this Snow Day - Yearbook Art!

Be Creative for Matoaka on this Snow Day – Yearbook Art!

Looking for something for the kids to do on this snow day, here is an idea…  The deadline for the yearbook cover art contest is just over a week away.  All students welcome to create a submission! More info and details can be found here: http://www.matoaka-pta.org/wp-content/uploads/MESyearbookcovercontest2018.pdf

Carnival Planning Meeting

Carnival Planning Meeting

Planning is underway for our annual Cardinal Carnival.  We invite you to join us on Friday, January 19th at 2:30pm in the Cafeteria to help with planning and putting this event together! http://www.matoaka-pta.org/wp-content/uploads/PTA_Carnival_EarlyCmteFlyer_Jan18dist.pdf

Locally Grown Sweet Potatoes Sampled by Matoaka Students

Locally Grown Sweet Potatoes Sampled by Matoaka Students

Matoaka students overwhelmingly made a great choice on December 14th to try locally grown sweet potatoes prepared by Chef Marie Homer of SHIP.  Chef Marie and Beth Berry helped Matoaka PTA volunteers to hand out samples to students who were rewarded with stickers.  Mataoaka’s PTA encourages student wellness through increased activity and better food choices.  […]

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Sweet Potato Sampling

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Sweet Potato Sampling

A super food and great source of vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes are very good for you…and PTA/SHIP are bringing them to lunchtime to sample on Thursday December 14th!  All Matoaka students will be given an opportunity to sample the recipe (ingredients: sweet potatoes, garlic, rosemary, oil, parsley and black pepper).  We hope you […]

Spirit Night at Moe's Tonight - Thurs Nov 30th 5-9pm

Spirit Night at Moe’s Tonight – Thurs Nov 30th 5-9pm

  Don’t Forget!! Please join us for a Matoaka Spirit Night!! Where:  Moe’s Southwest Grill – 4950 Monticello Ave. When: Thursday November 30th from 5-9pm Mention Matoaka and a percentage of your purchase will go back to our school!

PTA Membership Drive 2017 - Winners Announced!

PTA Membership Drive 2017 – Winners Announced!

Thanks to all families who joined before and during our membership drive.  Your support of Matoaka’s PTA is critical to the success of the support we provide to students each year.  Thank you very much! Overall Grade Winner: Kindergarten!  They win a Zoo Pro Program! Top Class Winners – each of the following win $50 in […]

HUGE THANKS - Walk-A-Thon Sponsors!

HUGE THANKS – Walk-A-Thon Sponsors!

  Thanks to some hard-working students collecting donations and some VERY generous businesses in our local community, Matoaka’s 2017 Walk-a-thon was awesome!  Check out our banner on the corner of Brick Bat and Centerville Roads and keep these kind businesses in mind as your shop the ‘Burg!

PTA Membership Drive Is Underway!

PTA Membership Drive Is Underway!

Matoaka’s Kindergarten families are rocking our membership so far this year…but it is not over yet!  PTA’s Membership Drive will conclude on Wednesday, November 22nd – please make sure you submit your paper or online form by this date!  A Zoo Pro Adventures assembly will be awarded to the winning grade. Join online:  https://member.pta.org/Join

School of Excellence Survey - Please Complete!!

School of Excellence Survey – Please Complete!!

Our School of Excellence survey deadline has been extended through TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14th and we need input! Please help Matoaka but taking 5 minutes to complete this survey.  Your participation matters! THANK YOU!! https://goo.gl/forms/6YAl0pNC61RlCNrw1

Veterans Day Help Request

Veterans Day Help Request

We are celebrating Veterans Day on Friday, November 10 with a wonderful performance by the 2nd and 3rd graders, as well as a Dessert Reception for veterans and active duty military personnel put on by the PTA. And, we need LOTS of help! Any donation of time and/or a food item is much appreciated! Signup:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4daba723a64-matoaka […]

National School of Excellence Survey - Please Participate By Friday November 10th!

National School of Excellence Survey – Please Participate By Friday November 10th!

Matoaka’s PTA is working on our application toward achieving National PTA’s School of Excellence designation.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Please visit the link below and complete the survey to help us gain valuable feedback from families like yours by end of day Friday November 10th! THANK YOU!! https://goo.gl/forms/6YAl0pNC61RlCNrw1

Matoaka Healthy Lifestyle Week Challenges - Thurs & Fri!

Matoaka Healthy Lifestyle Week Challenges – Thurs & Fri!

   

Healthy Lifestyles Demo - Thank You Chef Long!

Healthy Lifestyles Demo – Thank You Chef Long!

Many thanks to Chef Chris Long for coming to Matoaka today to demonstrate the making and offer tastings of sweet potato bread.  These sweet potatoes were grown in our garden! The recipe can be found here: Sweet_Potato_Bread

Healthy Lifestyles Week Starts Monday Oct 30th!

Healthy Lifestyles Week Starts Monday Oct 30th!

Clash of the celebrations – this week we have the king-of-the-candy celebration Halloween land right in the middle of PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles Week!  Armed with a little creativity and enthusiasm to circumvent the sugar, there are a TON of ways to enjoy the occasion responsibly!  We have a full week planned for encouraging healthier choices every day.  We […]

Donuts with Dad Reminder - Fri Oct 20th

Donuts with Dad Reminder – Fri Oct 20th

On Friday October 20th, PTA’s Matoaka Dads program will host Donuts with Dad.  RSVP still available:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44aaad2aa3ff2-matoaka

Walk-A-Thon Thank You!!

Walk-A-Thon Thank You!!

Thank you so much to our school community at Matoaka for helping us EXCEED our 2017 fundraising goal!!  The funds raised with Walk-A-Thon go directly back to our school programs which enrich the experiences of all students in our Matoaka flock.  We couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks!!

Walk-A-Thon Is Almost Here!

Walk-A-Thon Is Almost Here!

 Please help make this important fundraiser the success we need it to be!!  Help your students collect their pledges! Pledge Money Due Date (to be eligible for a drawing):  Wednesday October 11th Event Date: Friday October 13th

Spirit Nights Last Night Tonight!! Papa Murphy's - October 4th, 5th, 6th

Spirit Nights Last Night Tonight!! Papa Murphy’s – October 4th, 5th, 6th

Spirit Nights at Papa Murphy’s (4680 Monticello Ave)  – October 4th, 5th, 6th. Principal Jacobs will be making pizzas on Wed. Oct. 4th from 5-7pm! Get $3.25 off any large or family size pizza for you and Matoaka will earn $3.25 for every pizza purchased! No pizza limit! Make sure you mention Matoaka when you […]

MonopolyBoard

Walk-A-Thon is Coming!

  Get ready for Monopoly-themed Walk-A-Thon on October 13th!! Students can start getting creative now on how to seek out sponsorship from family/friends AND how they want to represent themselves on the day of the big event. Did you know…just this year T-Rex, Rubber Duck, and Penguin replaced Boot, Wheelbarrow, and Thimble game pieces?! Be […]