MPA Book Festival
December 4-8
Book Festival is coming up! Just in time for Winter Break reading or holiday gifts! Come and share the love of books and reading with your family. The Book Festival is in-person again this year! Support the joy of reading at MPA!

Used Book Sale
Our students love to browse the used book selection for interesting titles! The PA will be hosting a Used Book Sale at school during Book Festival week. We are asking for donations of gently used books for readers of all ages (hardcover and paperbacks). Please no textbooks, encyclopedias, or travel guides. Donation carts will be set up at the North and South entrances from November 13-December 1 for convenient donation drop-offs. All proceeds benefit the MPA library.

MPA Book Festival Book Club with Dr. Hudson
Dec 7, 6-7:30 PM, MPA Library
“Mad Honey” by Jodi Picoult
Please join Dr. Hudson and fellow book-loving parents for a discussion of Mad Honey. Author Jodi Picoult describes her novel as having “all of the things: alternating narratives, suspense, courtroom drama, and a love story at its core. It’s about authenticity, identity, and it explores the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become our true selves.” Please sign up here to let us know you will be coming and to get your copy of the book here.

The LGBTQ+ Parent Affinity Group
Convener, US/MS/LS parent Melissa Andretta, invites all parents/caregivers who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ or who have children who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ to participate in the inaugural meeting of the 2023-2024 school year.

The purpose of this affinity group is to build community and friendship. Our first meeting will be a time to come together and outline any additional goals we have as a group. The first meeting will be convened at MPA. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, we ask that you email Melissa at to indicate your interest by November 15. Please include if you are interested in a virtual option, and if you need transportation and/or childcare for these meetings. On November 16, Melissa will send out a survey to determine the date and time of the first meeting.
We will kick off committee activities in early November.

If you want to join but have more questions, please reach out to Christine Larson, PA Co-President at or call/text at 612-251-1156.

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