November 15, 2018
Join the Parents Association for these exciting upcoming community events!
MPA Faculty and Staff Gift Wrapping
Join us for the annual MPA Faculty and Staff Gift Wrapping! As a continuation of Faculty and Staff Appreciation during the school year, the MPA Parents Association has a tradition of wrapping gifts for the MPA Faculty and Staff. This year, there will be two gift wrapping events. Come be a part of this joyful experience!
Sign up here to volunteer and wrap gifts for one hour, two hours, or as long as you like! The Parents Association will provide the gift wrapping and all the necessary equipment. We will also provide snacks and drinks–maybe a little holiday music, too! Please contact Tara Matthews-Lafferty at TMattRN@aol.com with any questions.
Book Festival is an enjoyable community-building event that celebrates the joy of reading. The Parents Association encourages parents to help with planning this event! A planning meeting will be held on Friday, November 30 from 2-3 PM in the PA room. We hope to see you there!
The fifth and sixth grade Student Council is teaming up with the Parents Association to host a Sports Swap! Come and shop the swap from November 26-28, 7:45-8:30 AM and 2:30-3:30 PM in the Kreischer Gym. All proceeds benefit the fifth and sixth grade Student Council! Please donate any reusable sports equipment you do not need anymore. There will be bins located at the North and South entrances until November 20.
Lower School Education Event
On Monday, December 10 from 8-9:30 AM, Dr. Nolan will be leading a discussion about Executive Functioning Skills–all parents are welcome to attend.
Middle School Cafe
The Middle School Cafe is a well-loved tradition where students in grades five through eight get a chance to come together and socialize with their peers. The Parents Association is looking for volunteers to help plan this event. A planning meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15 from 1:30-2:30 PM in the PA room. Parents can join us and then stay for the Give to the Max Day Lip Sync Assembly, which is a lot of fun!
Middle School Education Event
On Thursday, November 29, from 8-9 AM in the PCR, parents, faculty, and staff are invited attend a Middle School Education event: Psychology & the Good Life presented by Laurie Santos. Learn what the science of psychology says about how to live a happier life. Santos shares the top insights from her Psychology and the Good Life class, the most popular class in Yale’s 300+ year history in which almost a quarter of Yale students enrolled this year. She is professor of psychology and head of Silliman College at Yale University. A winner of numerous awards both for her science and teaching, she was recently voted as one of Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10” young minds, and was named by “Time Magazine” as a “Leading Campus Celebrity.” All are welcome.
Upper School Faculty Dinner
The Upper School Faculty Dinner will be on December 6 from 5-7 PM in the PCR. More details to come!