In this edition
Important Announcements
School Events
Volunteer Central
Student Council
Upcoming Dates                     
1/16 - Lower School Winter Festival
1/20 - MLK Day: No School
1/21 - Teacher In-service: No School
1/23 - Science Fair 
1/31 - Career Day (school hours)
1/31 - Upper School Winter Dance 

Save the dates....
2/10/14 - Group Photo Day for Yearbook
2/21/14 - Invention Convention
2/22/14 - MPA night @ the Lake Erie Monsters
3/14/14 - MPA K-4 Math/Pi Night, 6:30 pm 
Important Announcements
The latest news from MPA 
Severe Winter Weather 
Winter Weather is here to stay, and there promises to be much more on the way this weekend. Important school closings and delays will be communicated through the One Call Now system. If you have not signed-up, please do so immediately.

School closings or delays will also be sent to the local news networks by 6:30 a.m., with Fox News 8 reporting first. 
School Events
There is always something wonderful around the corner!
Awards Assembly 
Friday, January 10, 2014
Please join the MPA community on Friday, January 10th, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the cafetorium for the 1st Trimester Awards Assembly. MPA students have a lot to be proud of, and we hope you will consider being a part of recognizing their successes and achievements.  
Volunteer Central - MPA Needs You!

Volunteer Training in the New Year
MPA requires that all volunteers interested in working directly with or around the students to have completed a 30 minute volunteer training session hosted by the school and have a B.C.I. report on file.
B.C.I. reports can be done at any local BMV for a modest fee, and can be sent directly to Menlo Park Academy.
Volunteer Training sessions will be offered several times throughout the semester.  
  • Thursday, January 9 at 8:15 a.m. (No sign-up required for this session)
  • Monday, March 10  at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (sign-up will be posted shortly)
  • Friday, March 14 at 7:30 a.m. (sign-up will be posted shortly)
Student Council Update           
Lower School Winter Festival
The Student Council sponsored Lower School Winter Festival on Thursday, January 16, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., will be here soon!  
The Winter Festival is geared for MPA kindergarten through 4th grade classes, and will feature fun activities, crafts, and games. Parents are welcome to attend but not required.
If you would like for your child to attend the festival, a signed permission slip must be returned to the school by January 13, 2014. 

If you have time, please consider volunteering for this fun event! Please contact Ms. Nicole Yousef  to sign-up and for additional details. 
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