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

  • San Mateo High School has a long-standing tradition of providing outstanding academic programs as well as excellent co-curricular opportunities. It is important that these traditions continue and improve in order to prepare our students to participate fully in an increasingly competitive and complex global society. To accomplish our goals, it is essential that the parents of our students feel connected to San Mateo High School and a part of our school community. To help facilitate this, the San Mateo High School Parent-Teacher Organization provides a vital link between you and the school through:

    • Daily emails of the Daily Bulletin (school announcements)
    • Special email announcements of school events and activities
    • The Parent Teacher Organization Handbook for a quick reference to contact information for teachers, Parent-Teacher Organization, student leadership, and the school calendar
    • Informational meetings and volunteer opportunities
    • Parent Education
    • Recognition for students and staff with Bearcat Awards, Scholarships, Jefferson Awards, Welcome Back Lunch and Staff Appreciation
    • Refreshments and hospitality for numerous school events including Back to School Night, Open House, Freshman Orientation, 8th Grade Information Night, Senior Awards Night

    We encourage you to become actively involved in your child’s high school education; join the Parent Teacher Organization and one of the associated San Mateo High School booster clubs. Come to meetings. Volunteer to help at one or more of the various parent-sponsored events during the year. Read the Daily Bulletin. Be involved, and experience the famous BEARCAT spirit first hand! Not only will your generous support help San Mateo High School build even stronger programs for your son or daughter, but you will also develop rewarding relationships with our teachers, staff and other San Mateo High School families.

    We invite you to join the San Mateo High School Parent Teacher Organization! Parent Teacher Organization MEMBERSHIP FORM

Meetings & Speakers Series

  • Parent-Teacher Organization parents

    Our General Meeting Speaker Series for 2018-2019:

    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – 7:00 P.M. San Mateo High School Library
      • Topic:  "Using Canvas and Aeries"
      • Speaker: Aura Smithers-Cordell
    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – 7:00 P.M. San Mateo High School Library
      • Topic:  "A Chat with the SMUSHD Superintendent"
      • Speaker: Dr. Kevin Skelley
    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – 7:00 P.M. San Mateo High School Library
    • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – 7:00 P.M. San Mateo High School Library
      • Topic: "Vaping: A Teen Epidemic"
    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – 7:00 P.M. San Mateo High School Library
      • Topic:  TBD
    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 7:00 P.M. San Mateo High School Library
      • Topic: TBD
  • 2018-2019 San Mateo High School Parent-Teacher Organization EXECUTIVE BOARD

    President - Ann Rhee
    1st Vice President (V.P.) - Isabelle Bushman
    2nd V.P. – Programs - Jeanette Otus
    3rd V.P. – Foundation - Lori Tamura-Chinn
    Treasurer - Sandi DelBalso
    Recording Secretary - Laurie Dougherty
    Corresponding Secretary - Lori Williams
    Parliamentarian - Jenny Maupin

    Contact us at:

    San Mateo High School Volunteer Form