Guiding Tomorrow's Hearts and Minds

Parents as Partners

Dear Parents,
 
Welcome to the Day School Parents’ Association (DSPA)! As parents and members of our school community, you are automatically members of the DSPA.

The DSPA works to build a strong community bond among parents, our school, and the students of St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School. We achieve this by organizing and sponsoring numerous events and programs including Student Enrichment Assemblies, Service Learning Opportunities, Admin/Faculty/Staff Appreciation Functions, Parent Education, Fall Festival, Holiday House, Mustang Pancake Breakfast, and Special Receptions.

The DSPA Board is a group of nearly 40 volunteer committee leaders that meets monthly to discuss and coordinate our various activities. A list of the Board positions can be found below. Meetings are held monthly and are open to all, please check the school calendar for dates.  We invite you to attend or to reach out to us directly to find out how you can get more involved!

Please take some time to review this year's events and mark your calendars to join us at our many beloved school traditions and activities.

Go Mustangs!

Nicole Magaddino (President) and Meg McLaughlin (Vice-President)

Getting Involved

St. Matthew’s students benefit from a strong partnership between home and school. From the first day of school to the last, school life is bustling with activities, events, assemblies, performances, and field trips that are supported either directly or indirectly by parents.

Many volunteering activities are coordinated through the DSPA, and managed by a parent committee who meet on a monthly basis. Parent volunteers set a strong example for our students.

We encourage all parents to get involved and a guideline for family participation is 15 volunteer hours annually. Parents fulfill their hours through a combination of participation in events, classroom support and serving on committees.
JUMP IN ON THE FIRST DAY: Attend the School Volunteer Job Fair on the first day of school to learn more about volunteer opportunities for the upcoming year, meet event chairs, and get involved! Opportunities from A to Z and many more...

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  • Art Show

    Student projects take center stage. Committee members work with the art teachers to matte art, display and then take down the art show.
  • Book Fair

    Volunteers set up book displays, check out purchasers, and help pack remaining inventory after the event.
  • Fall Festival

    This family party on the school grounds kicks off the school year and features dinner, music and fun for all ages.
  • Recycled Uniforms

    This program passes along gently-used uniforms to St. Matthew’s families at a large discount. You save time and money while giving directly back to the DSPA.
  • Service Learning

    Volunteers coordinate with the school to support a year-long menu of service opportunities, such as the annual CASA Christmas Party for foster children and their advocates, or the Bayview Mission clean-up project.