Enroll: Have you sent in your child's re-enrollment forms and fees for the 2012/2013 school year? Mrs. we can't hold a spot for your child unless the form and fee have been received by the school by December 9th. (Is there some way to make that phrase blink, too? That's the only thing it's missing!) The enrollment forms (for returning students and their siblings) are available on the MPA web site here. has asked us to remind parents AGAIN that
Academy will receive a Constant Quality Award by the Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) next week at the state conference in . The award is given to those charter schools that receive the Excellent rating for three years in a row. Way to go, Menlo!
Return: Please make sure you have signed your child's report card envelope and returned it to school. Mrs. Wilson will be calling all of the families whose envelopes have not been received, so please reduce her work load by returning yours soon. Thank you!
Pay: Please remember that if your student "dresses down" , you need to send $1 back to school in that week's Thursday Folder. And "dressing down" just means "not wearing dress code clothes," so your student is welcome to dress "up" or "down."
Rejoice: Yearbooks for the 2010-2011 school year are here! They're being sent home in Thursday Folders to families who pre-ordered one last year.
Donate: MPA Troop 854 would like to thank everyone who has donated items for Laura's Home Women and Children's Shelter. We are still looking for donations of the following types of items: Pop tarts, cereal bars, crayons, markers, coloring books, construction paper, fruit snacks, fruit roll ups, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gels, kids' soaps, pencils, pens, plain paper, reading books for adults and children, small chip bag snacks, and anything fun for the holidays. Collections will continue until .
Support: The MPA Kindergarten classes are running a service project called "Operation Warmth" to provide "warm" items to soldiers serving in . Check your Thursday Folder for more specifics on the types of socks, gloves, hand warmers, hats, scarves, and food items they're collecting to send overseas. The kids will also be writing letters to the soldiers and sending a blanket for Addyson Kuszma's uncle, who is serving in . Please bring all donations into school by so they can be mailed in plenty of time to reach the troops for the holidays. Thanks for helping support our brave men and women overseas!
Perform: MPA Kindergartner Emmy Rosbough will be dancing the part of an angel in Northern Classical Ballet's The Nutcracker Send the information you'd like shared with the MPA community to Gretchen Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll make sure it gets in the newsletter or blog.. We'd love to share other MPA students' accomplishments with the world.
Schedule: Classroom holiday parties will be held the afternoon of , and will be followed by a school sing-a-long in the gym. Families are welcome to attend the sing-a-long, but be aware that seating on the bleachers will be limited, so please don't bring your entire extended family!
Welcome: There's a new face at MPA - Todd Gorius, our new Intervention Specialist. He'll be helping the school serve students with learning differences, designing and implementing interventions and specialized instruction. He'll also make sure we remain in compliance with all laws and regulations in this area. Welcome to the team, Todd!
Thank: Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out with the Facilities team work day and the curriculum book sale, including Teri Ross, Sheila Buchanon, Mandy Czech, Sara Atkins, Kari Bast-Payne, Cathie , Heather and Jay Keirn-Swanson, Racheal Seibert, Nicole Harrington, Tina and Vic Garlauskas, Kay , Peggy Kleckner, Deanna Campbell, Shelley Rice-James, Mason Boor, Jackie Rivera, Sid & Dan Stech, Ed Burwell, Ed Gundayao, Shawn & Laura Koski, Karen Ammari and Stacey Camera. We got the school spruced up, cleared out a lot of storage space, and raised some money for the school, too! And the MPA staff would also like to thank the volunteers who provided food during the days of the parent-teacher conferences, including Carol Ryan, Madeline O'Malley, Mandy Czech, Maureen Mingus, Rachel Didytch, Sid Stech, Natassa Pricscilla, and Collette . Thanks for helping make two very long days much more enjoyable!
Serve: The last Browns home game is here and select the game to volunteer! . Help MPA make its goal of 100% volunteer staffing of our concession stand - click
Submit: Volunteers, if you purchase something for the school and expect to be reimbursed, please keep in mind two very important points. First, all purchases must be pre-approved by an MPA staff member. And second, receipts must be submitted to the school within 60 days of the purchase. Purchases that do not meet both of these criteria will not be reimbursed. Thanks for your understanding.
Compete: The MPA boys' basketball schedule is now available:
Game #1 - vs. . @ at the . Rec Center
Game #2 – vs. Coleman @ at Sports Center in .
Game #3 – vs. Columbia @ 12:30 at Sports Center in . (Also, Team Picture Day at )
Game #4 – vs. @ 11:00AM at in Middleburg Hts.
Game #5 - vs. Heat @ at Midpark Sports Center in Middleburg Hts.
Game #6 - vs. Middleburg Hts. Cavs @ 12:30 at Midpark Sports Center in Middleburg Hts.
Game #7 - vs. Hornets @ 12:30 at Midpark Sports Center in Middleburg Hts. (Note: This game may be rescheduled).
Game # - vs. Middleburg Hts. Knicks @ at Midpark Sports Center in Middleburg Hts. (Yes, this is a game!!!).
Game # – vs. Ross @ at .
Game # – vs. Warriors @ at the Gemini Center.
Other dates to remember:
- FIRST Lego League robotics competition at Hathaway - in
- Laura's Home Women and Children's Shelter ends; all re-enrollment forms and fees due for returning students Collection of items for
- - Bidding for Good auction ends
- - Last day of school before winter break; classroom parties and sing-a-long in the afternoon
- - Last day to volunteer at the game concession stand
- - School resumes
- - Open house for prospective families,
A final thought: Do you ever visit MPA's page on Facebook? It's full of timely updates, fun facts and enrichment opportunities, and interesting links. Don't miss it!