Coffee With The PA On Saturday

PA hosts coffee Don’t miss this new opportunity to meet the Parents Association! This Saturday, November 3, the PA is hosting several neighborhood coffee events, where you can come and meet MPA parents who live in your neighborhood. Parents of all grades are welcome!

Your coffee hosts will be at the following locations:

Amore Coffee–St. Paul
879 Smith Ave, W.
St. Paul MN 55118
9-11am

Dunn Brothers Coffee–Minneapolis
5008 Xerxes Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410
9-11 AM Read More


Middle School Cafe Planning Meeting

middle school cafe 2018The Middle School Cafe is a week-long, beloved tradition at MPA, where fifth through eighth graders get a chance to come together and socialize with their peers. The Parents Association is looking for volunteers to help plan this event! If you would like to get involved, please join us for a planning meeting on Thursday, November 15 from 1:30-2:30 PM in the PA Room, and stay to enjoy the Give to the Max “Lip Sync” Assembly with us!


Thank You From The Parents Association!

chef Doug's dinner for faculty appreciationOn behalf of the Parents Association, thank you to all of the parents and volunteers who generously donated their time, gift cards, and goodies during Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week. A special thanks to chef Doug Pittman and his staff at Sage for providing a delicious dinner and snacks throughout the week, and to Vern Kissner and the maintenance staff for all of the set-up and extra work they did. The faculty and staff were very appreciative of our efforts to thank them for all they do.

And congratulations to our gift card winners Sarah McFarland, Dan Haase, Craig Dodson, Marc Shapiro, Mark Segal, Jason Schwalen, Angie Gerstner, Nate Bander, Rose Wick, Ashley Goetzke, Susan Roberston, Jake Eibon, Leah Abbe Bloem, Martha Castellanos, Rachel Amundsen, Becky Tesdahl, Michael Vergin, Randy Comfort, Josh Rohricht, Ariel Kitsch, and Pat Reinhardt!


Coffee With The Parents Association

PA coffeeThe Parents Association is trying something new, and you’re warmly invited to join! The PA will be hosting several neighborhood coffee events, where you can come and meet MPA parents who live in your neighborhood. Parents of all grades are welcome! On Saturday, November 3, your coffee hosts will be at the following locations:

JUST ADDED! Amore Coffee–St. Paul
879 Smith Ave, W.
St. Paul MN 55118
9-11am

Dunn Brothers Coffee–Minneapolis
5008 Xerxes Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410
9-11 AM

Quixotic Coffee–Highland Park
769 Cleveland Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116
8-10 AM Read More


Sign Up For Faculty And Staff Appreciation

Ms. Meras in classThere is still time to join us in thanking the MPA faculty and staff during All School Conferences! During week of October 1, please consider participating in the long-standing MPA tradition of parents and families showing gratitude toward our wonderful staff and faculty. By donating beverages or gift cards, volunteering in the PA Room during the week, and helping staff and plan the evening meals on October 2 and October 4, you are saying “thank you!” in a significant way! Sign up to volunteer here!


Faculty And Staff Appreciation

Ms. P hugging studentThe best part of the MPA experience is our staff and faculty! Let’s thank them!

All School Conferences begin the week of October 1, coinciding with the MPA Parents Association Staff and Faculty Appreciation Week. Please consider participating in the long-standing MPA tradition of parents and families showing gratitude toward our wonderful staff and faculty. Opportunities include donating beverages or gift cards, volunteering in the PA Room during the week, and helping to staff/plan the evening meals on October 2 and October 4. Sign up to volunteer here!


Don’t Miss These September PA Events!

LS children on the playgroundCome meet your Grade Reps, the PA Board and other parents! The MPA Parents Association Meet & Greet is Friday, September 7, at 8 AM in the Gallery. Light breakfast will be served while you learn about the 2018-19 Parents Association events and initiatives and how to get involved. Ask questions, share your ideas, and help us grow our community-building at MPA! We would love to see you!

The first monthly all Lower School Family Social, organized by Lower School Parents Association Grade Reps, is also right around the corner! On Saturday, September 22, from 10 AM-1 PM, please join us at Como Town, where we will use a three-hour unlimited wristband for kids to enjoy the rides and play together! The fee for this event is $5 per child. Read More


Why I Volunteer With The Parents Association

book festival 2017 parent volunteersby Seema Anwar, MPA Parents Association President-Elect

Looking for a fabulous way to spend your free time during the school year? Look no further! I would love to share a few reasons why I volunteer with the MPA Parents Association:

  1. It is a great excuse to avoid doing household chores, errands, and other boring tasks.
  2. I have separation anxiety when I’m away from my kids.
  3. I will score an invitation to the fabulous Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.
  4. There’s free coffee all day–the PA room has a Keurig!
  5. No bake sales, ever!

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Welcome From The Parents Association!

PA coffeeThe MPA Parents Association welcomes you to the 2018-19 School Year! It was wonderful to meet some of you at the Parents Association coffee this morning. All parents are members of the MPA PA, and if we didn’t have a chance to chat this morning, we look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events!

The official PA Meet & Greet is Friday, September 7, at 8 AM in the Gallery. Come meet your Grade Representatives and the PA Board, hear about the Parents Association and how to get involved, and share your ideas, too! Read More


Become A Bigger Part Of The MPA PA

middle school students outside the makerspaceEngage with the MPA community and take an active role in the Parent Association by chairing a committee, or becoming a Grade Rep! Now is the time of year when those positions are being secured and we are seeking some amazing volunteers like YOU! The MPA PA is currently seeking volunteers for the 2018-19 Lower School Party Committee, White Out Dance, Book Festival, Middle School Cafe, and Faculty & Staff Appreciation, as well as Grade Representatives.

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