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2017-18 PTA Events At-A-Glance

Individual Student Picture Day
Oct 18 all-day

Order your child’s photos online. Please make sure you return your envelope that was in the 10/10/17 Tuesday Newsday folder, even if you order online.

The office will not be able to make change. Please enclose the correct amount for the package that you want to purchase.

Students may wear their uniform or dress clothes. Clothes must be fingertip length, no halter tops or spaghetti straps, and appropriate shoes should be worn.

Staff Development – Student Holiday
Oct 20 all-day
Red Ribbon Week (Drug-free Schools)
Oct 23 – Oct 27 all-day
Dress Pass Friday
Oct 27 all-day
Dress Pass Sales
Oct 27 @ 7:15 am – 7:45 am

Trunk or Treat @ Mata Montessori
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm


What is Trunk of Treat? 

Trunk-or-Treat is Mata Montessori’s annual fall fundraiser. This popular outdoor family event is held on the school campus and is open to Mata families, friends and the local community. Trunkers adorn their vehicles with festive decor and park them in a designated spot in Mata’s back parking lot. Treaters then go from car to car and either collect yummy goodies or play a fun game that the Trunker provides at their vehicle. Costumes are encouraged!

What does it cost? 

Admission to Trunk or Treat is FREE! Refreshments, food, and games will be available for purchase. To learn more about becoming a Trunker or a sponsor, please visit the link below. Children will not be permitted to the event without adult supervision – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Want to volunteer?
The general Trunk or Treat 2017 Volunteer Sign Up is located here. We cannot do this without all the amazing Mata Families, Trunkers, and local businesses supporting our wonderful school. There are a number of ways to help make this a successful event.

We are also looking for “Eager Eagles” to help us coordinate this huge event. Choose something that catches your interest. We have something for everyone and every schedule.

These are our “Magic Maker” positions. You will have to commit some time to the event, but it’s very minimal because our event plan is already set in place. We just need you to organize and facilitate your section of the event. If any of these positions are calling out to you, please contact Veronica Olivo at and I’ll send you an invite to our coordinator meeting.

Sponsor/Solicitations Team

Sell Sponsor Packages and Business Trunker Spaces

Donor/Vendor Team

Contact & Finalize Contracts with Vendors and Donors

Trunker Solicitations Team

Sell Spaces & Organize Packets for the Check-In of Trunkers    


Create Minimal Decor with a budget and Decorate on Event Day  

Attractions Team

Assist with set up and tear down of Attractions, Games, and Booths.  Don’t panic. We have all the plans. 

Set-Up/Clean Up Team

Assist with set up and tear down the event

Want to still volunteer, but maybe on a more low key level? We have something for you! If any of these positions are calling out to you please contact me at

Flyer/Poster Distributor- September 11th-29th Open Schedule

Donation Collector – October 20th & 23rd 7:15 – 8:15 a.m.

Event Staff – October 28th, One hour, various time slots link to sign-up will be available soon.

Want to be a Trunker?

The cost of entering is $10 per vehicle for Mata families and staff, and $50 per vehicle for local businesses. This includes a parking space and one entry into the Trunker Contest for favorite decorated trunk. Participants are responsible for providing their own game, treats, or prizes to hand out. Spaces are limited so please enter as soon as possible. Please email for the entry form or find one in the front office.  Fill it out and return it to the school with your child in their backpacks or drop it off in the front office no later than Oct. 20, 2017.

Want to be a Sponsor?

We expect 500-600 members of our school and local community to attend Trunk-or-Treat this year. All proceeds will be used to support the school. We need your support! Your generosity helps maintain and grow opportunities for educational programs, technologies and events that directly support more than 500 students. We have many levels of sponsorships available from $400 to $5 — with varying opportunities to be recognized on sponsor publications, fliers, newsletter, banners, signage (picture of child or business logo) and Facebook. Your donation is also tax-deductible. Email for more info.

Want to Donate?

Your donation of goods will help ensure we have a successful event. Please email for more info.


Contact Mata Montessori PTA’S Trunk-or-Treat Chair, Veronica Olivo, at or 214-395-6774.


Parade of Characters @ Mata Montessori
Oct 31 all-day