Jogathon pledges due this Thursday

Thank you so much for making this year’s Jogathon such a huge success!  The students had a wonderful time with the Apex team and the run was a blast.  Now it’s time to collect all pledges that are due on November 20, 2014.

Each student was given a Collections Envelope and Letter to take home after the Jogathon to collect checks from sponsors.  Sponsors were also sent an email with a link to pay online.  Our goal is to collect 100% of the funds pledged!  Please help by contacting all sponsors to collect their checks or confirm that they have paid online.  As a reminder, each class that collects all of their pledges will be receiving a special class prize!

You can also pay online by logging in with your student’s code to the My Pledges tab at  If you need your student’s access code or didn’t receive an Apex email, please email and they will respond quickly.

Thanks so much for helping us reach our goal of 100% collected!

Earn 13% for MATES at Shutterfly and Tiny Prints!

Earn 13% for MATES at Shutterfly and Tiny Prints!
Shutterfly Free Gifts

Gearing Up to Order Your Holiday Cards and Photo Gifts?  We are excited to introduce a new “free money” program for MATES! If you will be shopping at Shutterfly* or Tiny Prints, please use our new MATES Storefront. Just use this link  and 13% of your purchases will be donated to MATES!! So go ahead and make those Holiday cards, order Holiday gifts and make some calendars, etc…..and earn some free money!  Share with your friends and family too!

Note: *Applies to all 6 of the Shutterfly brands (Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, Treat, Wedding Paper Divas, thislife and Borrowlenses)

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 MCN Fundraising.

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.

Toppers Pizza and Library Night!

Restaurant Night- Toppers Pizza

Our next restaurant night will be this Wednesday, November 5th at Topper’s Pizza on Moorpark at Janss. Print the below flyer, and a percentage of your bill will benefit MATES.

Toppers Flyer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 5:00pm – 9:00 pm
1416 N Moorpark Rd  Thousand Oaks, CA

Before or after dinner, be sure to stop by the Thousand Oaks Library for MATES Night!
MATES Night: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PMThe 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!