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SMHS Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) & Foundation

San Mateo High School Parent-Teacher Organization (P.T.O.)

Who We Are

The SMHS PTO & Foundation is an active, all-volunteer parent group whose mission is to support families, teachers & staff by: 

  1. raising funds to ensure enriching academic experiences and promising futures for all SMHS students, and 
  2. fostering communication and connection between SMHS & its families.

Every current parent, guardian, teacher & staff member of SMHS is automatically a member.

What We Do

  • Fund programs and initiatives through the SMHS Foundation for Excellence that support excellence in education for all SMHS students.  Donate now!
  • Facilitate communication between SMHS and families via meetings, daily bulletin emails and special announcements
  • Strengthen school community & Bearcat Pride by:
    • hosting appreciation events for teachers, staff, administration & volunteers
    • encouraging involvement and volunteerism at SMHS
    • coordinating a grad night event
    • offering a series of informative parent education speakers
    • sponsoring college scholarships & access to school activities for all students
    • hosting biannual Bearcat student awards

What You Can Do

Donate:

  • Contribute to Annual Giving to support academics and extracurriculars  for all students, plus community building and teacher appreciation
  • Attend the Bearcat Benefit on January 25, 2025 - a fun, annual fundraising party with student performances, food & drink, auctions & more

Stay informed:

  • Sign-up for the Daily Bulletin email
  • Check out the SMHS Calendar  - Look here for sports schedules, arts performances, PTO and other booster meetings, holidays and more

Get involved:

  • Come to our PTO Parent Education events, including:
    • Tuesday August 27th - Meet other families at our kick-off parent event with a Q&A panel with the SMHS admin team and parent leaders 
    • Tuesday September 17th - College admissions panel by our College & Financial Aid Advisor, Evie Hanson
    • Tuesday October 15th, 2024
    • Tuesday January 21th, 2025
    • Tuesday February 18th, 2025
  • Volunteer your time.

Email us at smhsbearcatpto@gmail.com to make sure you’re on our list of potential volunteers.  

 

Contact Us 

Email us at smhsbearcatpto@gmail.com

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Learn more about making a donation and the programs we support.