Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MPA Weekly Update - 11/3/12

In This Issue
Hot Lunch
Log your volunteer hours online
Spirit Wear
Dates to Remember
Thursday Folder
Science Fair & Invention Convention
Food Drive & Penny War
School Cancelation Information
Shop with Scrips Sunday by 7pm - Update
From the Boosters 
Please note that the Hot Lunch (Mac & Cheese) will be offered/made-up today, November 2nd.Due to logisitics there will be no replacement lunch for 4th grade students on the field trip today.
Log your volunteer hours online 

Your time is appreciated! Please log your current volunteer hours online, either on the netbook near the sign-in at school, or at home.  We are not using the paper logs to record your hours anymore - all hours MUST be entered into the computer if you want credit for them!

Any hours you put in the paper log over the summer or earlier this year WILL be entered for you - you just need to enter your CURRENT hours.
Spirit Wear
MPA Spirit Wear orders are due by Friday, November 2nd. Orders will be delivered after Thanksgiving break. Please use the attached order form and make checks payable to MPA Boosters.  There are a variety of MPA themed items being offered: shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, basketball tee-shirts, lanyards and knapsacks!  
FYI: Dates to Remember
11/1 - 12/14 - Re-enrollment period for current students and their siblings
11/3 - Boys Basketball Game
11/3 - Young Astronauts/NASA
11/05 - Monday - Girl Scout meeting after school
11/06 - Tuesday - Pasta Day 
11/13 - Tuesday - Taco Bowl Day
11/14 - Wednesday - Open House for Prospective Students, 6-8pm
11/15 - Thursday - End of the Trimester
11/16 - Friday - Teacher Inservice - No School for Students
11/19-23 - Thanksgiving Break - no Scrip card orders or deliveries this week
11/26-29 - Scholastic Book Fair
11/27 - Pizza Day    
Weekly Update - 11/3/12
Quick Links
Thursday Folder
  • Shop With Scrip card orders (if you purchased them)
  • Food Drive & Penny War Update
Re-Enrollment of Current Students Now Open!
The re-enrollment period for current students is
Thursday, November 1st, through Friday, December 14th.  Re-enrollment is being handled entirely ONLINE this year - the form is available on our website here, and payments can be submitted by check or via the website here.  The only way to guarantee your child a seat in next year's class is to have all of the enrollment information - AND THE $100 ADMISSION FEE - turned in to the office by Friday, December 14th.

Please remember, incoming siblings who are new to the school MUST have qualifying test scores on file with MPA in order for their application to be considered complete.  Please contact in the admissions office to learn more about applications for siblings of current students.

Open House for Prospective Students & Families
Wednesday, November 14, from 6-8pm at MPA  

Volunteers will be leading tours of the building, administrators will introduce the school and curriculum, and teachers will be here to answer parents' questions about the school.  

Prospective students and their parents are welcome to come take a look around.  

Stay tuned for more information on how you can help make this event a success - and in the meantime, let your interested friends know about the event.  
Science Fair & Invention Convention  
This year MPA will be expanding it's project based science fair to include invention convention. Grades k-3 will focus on the traditional science fair concept while 4th grade will be introduced to invention convention. Grades 5-8 will have the option to select whether they would like to participate in science fair or invention convention. Both options are rigorous, research based activities of equal value but provide students varying ways to apply science topics. More information will be coming home soon with students.
Election Day and Parking 

Next week the presedential election will be held. Here at Menlo we will hold an end of day Presidential assembly on Monday.  On Tuesday, students will participate in a mock election.  We encourage you to talk with your children about the presedential election before they vote on Tuesday.  This is a teachable moment with lifelong impact.

PLEASE be aware that St. Mel's church is a voting location. If you are volunteering or visiting the school on election day, please use street parking.
Boy's Basketball Game
Saturday November 3!
The first games of the season for JV and Varsity will be at the Warrensville YMCA at 4433 Northfield Road, Warrensville Hts, Ohio 44128. Come support the team!
10:00 AM - Menlo Park Academy Junior Varsity vs. Warrensville Hts.
11:00 AM - Menlo Park Academy Varsity vs. Lion of Judah Academy
Food Drive & Penny War
The Food Drive & Penny War begins November 1st! Please send in your non-expired, non-perishable food items and your spare change. Collections will benefit Salvation Army, the Cleveland Food Bank and St. Mel's food pantry. More information can be found on the attached flyer.
School Cancelation Information
Please be aware that MPA closes school automatically when Cleveland Municipal School District closes due to inclement weather. MPA may close at other times if road conditions warrant. Emergency closings will be posted on Channels 3, 5 and 8. It is recommended that you sign up for one of these station's automatic updates. This will send you a text message if MPA should submit a school closing update. 
Shop with Scrips Sunday by 7pm - Update  

This year we're making deliveries every week, so it's more convenient than ever! Get started at - Create an account using code B1BFLA8B23626 for MPA to receive the revenue.  Even if you're not an Internet shopper, there is a way we can order cards for you! Contact Ramona Boggins at 216-832-6666or if you have any questions.
Shop for Scrips every Sunday by 7pm and be entered in the weekly and monthly prize drawings.  You will receive your cards in the Thursday folder each week.
Information can be submitted via email to: for review and inclusion in the weekly update. Submissions are subject to Director approval.

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