Jog-A-Thon Pledges

jogathon shoesGet Ready! Jog-A-Thon will be on Friday, November 14th!

  • GRADES K-2 8:30AM
  • GRADES 3-5 10:30AM


The Jog-A-Thon will be conducted by “Apex Fun Run”. It will be a pledge-based program, and funds raised will benefit MATES. Starting on Monday, Apex will kick-off 2 weeks of FUN with a Pep Rally for the MATES students explaining how the pledge drive works, with fun skits about the importance of fitness and leadership. Students will receive a Pledge Kit explaining all of the details.

Students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run during Jog-a-thon.  Sponsors can pledge a flat rate, or $1, $2, $5 or any other amount for each lap students run (with a maximum of 36 laps). All participants will receive an access code that allows you to enter pledges online.

(The Jog-a-thon is for every student, regardless of financial giving. All students will receive Apex bands, race-day lap counters, and team awards.)

You can help our school be successful in the following four ways:

  • Help connect your child to potential sponsors (family/friends) to acquire pledges.
  • Ask your child about the “Apex Extreme” character lessons, and download the “Apex Fun Run” App!
  • Come to the Apex Fun Run and cheer the students on! Parents only, please.
  • Help volunteer for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark laps. If you would like to volunteer for your student’s race, please contact

Please feel free to visit to learn more about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness in the classes.

Box Tops deadline is Oct. 31st

boxtopsThis year, our school will be participating in the Box Tops for Education™ program.  Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. This school year, our school’s earnings goal is $2,000.

To help our school, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school. There’s a collection envelope in each classroom, where the kids can turn them in.  For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and our school’s progress, visit Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupons and recipes and learn about extra ways for our school to earn.

We hope you’re excited for everything we can do this year with Box Tops! Click this  Box Tops Oct Contest Flyer for more details about classroom prizes!

Thousand Oaks Library Night

MATES Library Night @ Thousand Oaks Library
1401 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

Wednesday, November 5
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Open House Format

The MATES Community is invited to this FREE event!

Learn about: Ebooks, Online Resources, Library Programs, and of course, where all those wonderful books are located!


*Same evening as Restaurant Night!
Grab a bite to eat at Toppers, then head over to the Thousand Oaks Library!*

Fall Book Fair


Dates: Oct. 20-24

Hours: 7:45am-3pm

Location: MATES Dance Studio

Book Fair is open every day before and after school and at lunch and recess.

Special Events..Save the date!  Book Fair is open during the Fall Fling – Friday, Oct. 24

Shop the Book Fair while enjoying this special family event at MATES.


Volunteers Needed – Please sign up at

o   Morning shift (7:45am) o   Recess/Lunch Shift (9:45am-12:30pm)
o   After School Shift (12:30-2:30pm) o   Set-up fair 10/16 (8:30am)
o   During Fall Fling (October 24th) o   Packing up the fair 10/27 (8:30am)