St. Matthew Catholic School Parent Boards
St. Matthew Catholic School has three main parent boards:
The Consultative Board is comprised of appointed school parents, who come together to support and advise the Principal and Pastor in matters relating to the operation of the school. The Board is consultative in nature, and its members strive to create understanding and support of Catholic education within the school and parish community. Its primary means of effecting its purpose is advising the Principal and Pastor in the implementation of the goals of the school’s strategic plan. The Board holds monthly meetings, typically on the first Wednesday of each month. The board is not involved in human resource matters, the day-to-day operation of the school, or curriculum development.
Parent Association Board
The primary function of the Parent Association Board is to raise funds to assist in the cost of funding various needs throughout the school. The Board coordinates the following events each year: the Golf Tournament, Breakfast with Santa, Crab Bash, Bingo, our bi-annual Home-for-the-Holidays event, and our largest fundraiser, our bi-annual Auction. Members of the Board bring their variety of talents to create events that are fun for our children, our parents, and our community. The Board holds monthly meetings. The meetings will vary between evenings and mornings to accommodate the often complicated schedules of both parents who work outside the home and those who are primary caregivers. The board is not involved in human resource matters, the day-to-day operation of the school, or curriculum development.
Parent Association Board Members 2019-2020
Meg Horrigan, President
The St. Matthew Athletic Board works to promote, organize, and lead all of the Athletic programs at St. Matthew. This boards primary focus is to organize and lead our parent volunteer coaches and students for Baseball, Volleyball, Basketball, and Track. Our Athletic program operates under the Peninsula Parishes/Schools League (PPSL) whose main purpose is to foster a spirit of cooperation among the Catholic parishes/schools of San Mateo County. This board works to enrich our students physically and socially by developing practices of good sportsmanship, encouraging participation, and building self-esteem in all participants. The board holds monthly meetings, typically on the second Wednesday of each month. The members of this board are all parent volunteers.