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November 14 - 18, 2022
As we settle into the seasonal change and cooler temperatures this month, we are reminded to have gratitude for what a remarkable school Matoska International is.

In an effort to give back to the exceptional teachers and staff who invest in our students, the Matoska International Parent Teacher Organization (MIPTO) has organized the 2022 Gratitude and Giving Drive. We are asking families to participate in gratitude activities and, for those who are able, to financially give during the drive.

The goal for the school year is to raise $10,000 to support:
  1. Our school-wide collage and art installation project set for later this year
  2. Provide funds for Lakeshore Players youth theater programs at Matoska 
  3. Classroom budgets that our wonderful teachers depend on. 

This is an important school fundraiser; last year, funds from the Gratitude and Giving Campaign were used, in part, to replace the beloved school playground canoe and purchase items to extend Matoska's Makerspace outdoors. 

Ways to participate 



  • Donate by credit card here. 

  • Send to school with student by putting cash/check in an envelope labeled MIPTO

  • Mail to school directly by sending cash/check to:

Matoska International


2530 Spruce Place

White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Note: Checks should be payable to Matoska International PTO

  • Ask your community by sending a note to your friends and family asking to support our school.

  • Corporate gift matching by contacting your Human Resources department  to see if your employer offers a gift matching program for employees that donate to nonprofits.  If so, please email the MIPTO at and we can help coordinate.

Send Gratitude 

Complete the Gratitude Form and we will share submissions with teachers and staff. 


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