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:

    • Zoom meetings, Town Halls and Bearcat gatherings
    • 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 2020-2021:

    Although we start the year in a new and uncertain environment we plan to continue our support of our Bearcat families by utilizing Zoom. The SMHS PTO helps foster an environment of cooperation and solidarity by providing parents opportunities to connect with the SMHS community, to be informed on matters impacting SMHS and their students, and to become involved with SMHS activities.

    Upcoming General Meetings hosted by the PTO:
    September 22, 2020
    Topic: PTO General Meeting - Online Safety
    Time: 07:00 PM Pacific Time
    Officer Allison Adle and Sgt. Kimber Joyce with the SMPD Youth Services Unit will be joining us to talk about online safety including social media, Zoom, cyber bullying and how parents can help support their children.
    October 20, 2020 - TBD
    January 19, 2021 -TBD
    February 23, 2021 -TBD
    March 23, 2021 -TBD
    General meetings will be held at 7pm via Zoom. A Zoom invite will be sent prior to the meeting.
  • 2020-2021 San Mateo High School Parent-Teacher Organization Executive Board
    President - Sandi Del Balso
    1st VP -
    Ann Rhee and Lori Tamura-Chinn
    2nd VP – Programs -
    Jenny Maupin and Arsie Molina
    3rd VPs – Foundation -
    Rodney Prezeau
    Treasurer -
    Esther Buss
    Recording Secretary -
    Flora Chen
    Corresponding Secretary -
    Laurie Dougherty
    Parliamentarian -
    Laura Wentworth

    Contact us at:

    San Mateo High School Volunteer Form