Join Us For Book Festival!

students at book festival 2019Save the date and spread the joy of reading! The MPA Book Festival is April 20-22 and is open to all students and families. Book Festival Family Night will be held April 22, 3-6 PM. Come join us for an evening of crafts, activities, dinner, and of course an opportunity for book buying! Our theme is “MPA ComicCon.” What that means is that in addition to having a wide variety and assortment of books for sale, we will also have a specific focus on Graphic Novels and Comics. Did you know that a Graphic Novel won the Newberry Awards for the 2020 for the first time ever? And we chose our theme way back in 2019!

Contact Erin Dimopoulos at erindimopoulos@gmail.com to get involved! We are looking for volunteers to help with crafts, activities and decor.


The White Out Dance Is Tomorrow!

students at the 2019 white out dance dancingJoin us tomorrow for the Tenth Annual Parents Association White Out Dance on Friday, February 28! From 3-5 PM, students in grades PreK-4 are invited for crafts, games, dancing, and more. There will be complimentary snacks and water for students. Plus, show us your winter spirit and wear white!

Come to the Lansing Center right after school! All Lower School students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Contact Jerry Francois at franny6866@yahoo.com with any questions.


The 2020 Book Festival Wants Your Help!

book festival 2019Save the date! The MPA Book Festival is April 20-22 this year, and is open to all students and families. Book Festival Family Night will be held April 22, 3-6 PM. Come join us for an evening of crafts, activities, dinner, and of course an opportunity for book buying! Our theme is “MPA ComicCon.” What that means is that in addition to having a wide variety and assortment of books for sale, we will also have a specific focus on Graphic Novels and Comics. Did you know that a Graphic Novel won the Newberry Awards for the 2020 for the first time ever? And we chose our theme way back in 2019!

Get in on the ground flow to determine how we manifest this theme across the school! Contact Erin Dimopoulos at erindimopoulos@gmail.com. We are looking for volunteers to help with crafts, activities and decor. Help spread the joy of reading!


Parent Education: How To Listen To Your Kids

middle school students reading togetherMounds Park Academy is sponsoring the workshop “How to Listen to Your Kids: Learn skills that encourage your kids to tell you everything” to help parents create better communication with their kids. Led by life purpose coach Paul Boehnke, it is open to all parents, whether your children attend MPA or not. The workshop is free and coffee, tea, fruit, and pastries will be provided. Join us Friday, February 21 from 8-9:30 AM in the Porter Conference Room at MPA, 2051 Larpenteur Avenue east, St. Paul, MN.

“Do you ever have power struggles? Do you wonder what’s really going on at school? Wish you had better relationships with your children? The skills I learned as a professional coach completely changed how I related to my own son. Now I’ll share those same skills with you so you can experience the openness, honesty and love you’ve always envisioned,” says Paul.

“I’ve led this workshop in a number of places and attendees have given it rave reviews. You’ll learn skills usually only professionals learn and have a chance to practice these skills before you try them out in the wild, at home.”

Register here to reserve your space!


The White Out Dance Is February 28

students at the 2019 white out danceJoin us for the Tenth Annual Parents Association White Out Dance on Friday, February 28! From 3-5 PM, students in grades PreK-4 are invited for crafts, games, dancing, and more. There will be complimentary snacks and water for students. Plus, show us your winter spirit and wear white!

Come to the Lansing Center right after school! All Lower School students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Contact Jerry Francois at franny6866@yahoo.com with any questions.


Thank You For A Magical Middle School Cafe!

the middle school posing at the middle school cafeA huge thank you to everyone who made the MS Cafe possible last week. Thanks to all of our tireless parent volunteers, Sage for the wonderful food, our fantastic custodians and MPA’s faculty and staff that helped out in many ways. It was a joy-filled week for students and parents alike. Thank you to everyone who helped out, in big ways and little. It certainly takes a village to make the Cafe happen and MPA’s is the best! View photos from the magical week here.


Sign Up To Show Your Appreciation

lower school teacher talking to her classMPA Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week is coming up, February 3-7! This week is an opportunity to show thanks and appreciation to our wonderful faculty and staff during Lower and Middle School Conference week. Please sign up to donate your time, treats or both. Thank you for showing your appreciation with us!


Say “Thanks!” With The Parents Association

middle school social studies class discussionMPA Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week is coming up! Save the date for February 3-7. This week is an opportunity to show thanks and appreciation to our wonderful faculty and staff during Lower and Middle School Conference week. A SignUp Genius link will be coming soon, where parents can sign-up to donate drinks and/or help the week of the event.  Thank you for showing your appreciation with us!


Be A Part Of The Middle School Cafe!

middle school cafe "NYC"The MPA Middle School Cafe is a well-loved annual tradition. It is a chance for Middle School students to gather and relax, hang out with friends, eat, and partake in fun activities together. In the past, they’ve been to “Paris” and “New York City;” this year they get to travel to the wacky and magical world of Shel Silverstein! Please help make this adventure possible by signing up here and come be part of the fun.


Volunteer At The Middle School Cafe

middle school cafe "NYC"The MPA Middle School Cafe is a well-loved annual tradition. It is a chance for Middle School students to gather and relax, hang out with friends, eat, and partake in fun activities together. In the past, they’ve been to “Paris” and “New York City;” this year they get to travel to the wacky and magical world of Shel Silverstein! Please help make this adventure possible by signing up here and come be part of the fun.