Parents’ Club

About Parents' Club

All parents at St. Matthew School are members of the Parents' Club. The mission of Parents' Club is to enhance the school environment by supporting the educational, spiritual, and social experiences of students, staff, and families of St. Matthew; encouraging communication, volunteerism, fundraising, and fellowship.

Who We Are

Over 40 parents at St. Matthew School serve as officers and committee chairs for Parents' Club. A big thank you to these Parents' Club officers and to all parents who volunteer their time and talents to St. Matthew School!

We look forward to serving as Parents’ Club Officers this year.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Have a blessed and safe school year!

What We Do

Parents' Club supports the school through communications (email) and fundraising. Parents' Club has donated $58,000 towards upgraded technology for St. Matthew students. Over the past few years, Parents’ Club has also purchased a flat screen television for the entrance to school, light tables and Picasso tiles for the pre-k, SMART Board Panels, playground equipment and mulch, and updates for the teacher's lounge.

An easy way to generate money for St. Matthew is for St. Matthew families to sign up for store rebate programs and downloading the Box Tops for Education app to your mobile device. You can find the app here.

Volunteer Opportunities

It is with your help Parents’ Club can support our school and children.  We are grateful for all those who volunteer and give of their time and talent.  Volunteering is a great way to meet other school parents and students, and is what makes St. Matthew School a special community.

Safe Environment and Safe Driving Training:

All volunteers are required to complete the Safe Environment Training including background check paperwork prior to volunteering anywhere in the school. Safe Environment Training is offered online at
Anyone who volunteers to drive for a school event, field trip or athletic event must have completed this training prior to driving. See info below on how to complete the training on your own. The school is notified when training is completed so there is no need to print anything or notify them.

Catholic Mututal Safety Education Solutions Be Smart - Drive Safe

To Self -Register
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  2. Select Peoria diocese


Parents' Club meetings for the upcoming year are on Tuesdays (September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, December 8th, January 12th, Feb. 9th, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th).

The meetings will occur via ZOOM at 6:00pm. A link to the meeting will be sent out in the St. Matthew Parents’ Club Weekly Email.  Join us to learn about upcoming events and find out how you can get involved.

To add an item to our meeting agenda please contact the president, Lesley Gooding at, in advance of the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

May 11th, 2021Minutes & Parent/Teacher Surveys
April 13th, 2021Minutes
February 9th, 2021Minutes
January 12th, 2021Minutes
November 10th, 2020Minutes
October 13th, 2020Minutes
September 8th, 2020Minutes
May 14th, 2020Minutes
April 9th, 2020Minutes
March 12th, 2020Minutes
February 12th, 2020Minutes
January 15th, 2020Minutes
December 10th, 2019Minutes
November 13th, 2019Minutes
October 16th, 2019Minutes
September 4th, 2019Minutes