Parents as Liaisons (PAL)
MATER ACADEMY PAL (Parents as Liaisons)

What is PAL?
Parents as Liaisons (PAL) consists of parents and other adults dedicated to the educational success of children and help promote the participation of parents in the school.  Anyone who cares about education, health, and the well-being of children and young people can be a member of PAL.

Why become a member of PAL?
  • You will be investing in your child's future.  By attending PAL meetings, you will be informed on key issues effecting children such as budget cuts and restructuring.
  • The cost of membership to join PAL is only $10.00 per family.  Everyone in your family can be a member.
  • PAL members will be permitted to chaperone field trips.  To be chosen as a chaperone, you must first be registered as a school volunteer in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools portal.  Please visit for more information on how to register.

How can members of Mater Academy PAL do their volunteer service hours?

  • Attend meetings once a month at the school (the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.) which serve the purpose to keep you informed of what is happening in the classroom and in the school.
  • Helping PAL during the school year at different functions and activities 
  • Participating in food sales organized by PAL for the benefit of students, usually during sports activities after 5:00 p.m.
  • Donating food, water, or sweets (cupcakes) etc.
  • You can also participate in fundraising activities.
  • Monetary donations are also accepted and can be tax deductible.

The parents of Mater Academy PAL are committed to the success of the school and its students.  During the school year, PAL helps the academic programs, the athletics department and clubs, as well as recognizes students for their efforts, and offers financial assistance in several areas.  This year with several budget cuts for public education, we need to be more involved than ever in supporting our school.  We look forward to continuing our partnership with the school and we are committed to our efforts of making Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School the best school in Miami-Dade County.  To meet our objectives, we need the dedication and commitment of parents like you.