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)


Art@Lunch and Dinner

This week there are 2 opportunities to be a part of Art@Lunch!

Blow Paint Art Idea Sheet2First is tomorrow…we’re bringing back a kid fave, CLAY (the kids will be ecstatic)
We’ll bring out additional tools to shape the clay, along with toothpicks and bits to decorate their masterpieces.
We’ll start prepping at 11…please let us know if you can be a part!


ALSO, this week is our first ever MATES Art Night on Thursday!!!   Needless to say…this is a very. cool. thing.

Five classrooms will feature art… and we’ll have a chance to show parents what their kids get to do on Tuesdays, but renamed… (wait for it) ART@NIGHT!

4:30  Art@Night prep
5:00  Sharky’s available
5:30-7:30  Classrooms and MPR open for art
We’ll do an easy project that families can all enjoy together: Blow Painting
We’ll begin prepping at 4:30…and then we’ll do shifts, that way everyone gets some Art@Night time and some family time as well (win win)
Please let us know if you can join in for an hour or so that night: