Holiday Gift Wrapping Event
Monday, December 12, 2022
Join the Parents Association for this beloved and festive holiday event in the Porter Conference Room (PCR). MPA faculty and staff bring in their unwrapped gifts. We wrap, decorate, and return them. MPA faculty and staff are truly grateful for this gift of time. And the atmosphere really gets everyone in the holiday spirit. Sign up for one hour or as many as you would like. Time slots at the end of the day may also be used for clean-up and gift delivery. The PA supplies all wrapping materials however, donations of gift wrapping, ribbon, and bows are greatly appreciated. Send questions to Tara at or cell 201-563-4622.

There are still plenty of time slots available. Sign up here.

MPA Book Festival Is Happening!
Support the Joy of Reading at MPA. The annual MPA Book Festival is here, just in time for Winter Break reading or holiday gifts! There’s still time to visit the Book Festival in-person or online.

Ways To Support MPA’s Book Festival

  • Visit the Gallery to purchase new books and gift cards. During the week of the Book Festival, Usborne will be selling books in the Gallery, and Valley Bookseller gift cards will be available for purchase. A portion of the profits generated from those sales will be donated to our library.
  • Help build a teacher’s classroom library. We will have the books our teachers requested for their classroom libraries available for purchase in the Gallery. Check or cashless payment only. You can hand-deliver the books you select, or we can deliver them for you. Download the list here.
  • Visit the Used Book Sale. Lower School used books will be sold in the Lower School Atrium at drop off and pick up. Middle School and Upper School used books will be sold during lunch and recess outside the Family Commons. We have an excellent selection of books for all ages. All proceeds raised from the Used Book Sale benefit the library.

Can’t make it into school that week? Valley Bookseller is dedicating their affiliate link to our Book Festival. We must use this website, not the Valley Bookseller site, for the school to get a portion of our purchases. All books must be shipped to your home. Email with questions. Happy Reading!

Community Events

Upper School Parent Morning Coffee: Wednesday, December 14, 8-9:30 AM in the Porter Conference Room
Chat with other parents, bend the ear of Mr. Segal, and hear his take on various Upper School happenings.

Snowshoe Evening at Seven Vines Vineyard: January 21, 6 PM
Back by popular demand! Enjoy a brisk evening snowshoe walk through Seven Vines Vineyard. Tickets are $55 per person and that includes snowshoe rental (and help putting them on), a drink ticket for a glass of wine or fancy coffee, several rounds of Bingo with prizes, and live music. It is a great evening out! To RSVP, Venmo @Staci-Banks-Hehenberger with the name of the event and number attending in the comment line.

Calling MPA families who work in Health Care!
A new student club, MPA HOSA, is in need of your assistance! This year, MPA was introduced to HOSA, an international student-led organization, which provides aspiring high school health professionals with an opportunity to learn and enhance their knowledge regarding the science and equity of the medical field. As a new developing club, we would love your support in helping our chapter and program flourish. It would be a wonderful opportunity for parents involved in any aspect of the medical field to come in during one of our scheduled meetings and share their experiences as healthcare professionals. We would greatly appreciate your perspectives, input, knowledge, and advice. Click here for a survey for any parent who is interested.

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