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The Academy's Got Talent

MPA's annual spring fundraiser brings students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends together each April for an all-school talent show featuring raffles and auctions, food and drink, and a lot of fun!

The Academy's Got Talent is organized by the Parents Association and the Advancement Office. Please contact Vincent Hermosilla (email) with any questions.

From the 2013 event:



Teachers' Wish List

We encourage all families to contribute to the Teachers' Wish List initiative led by a wonderful group of volunteers. It's a great way to support Morgan Park Academy that directly benefits our students.

Wish List Detailed Information

Lower School

iPads: we hope to be able to purchase an iPad charging station with 16 iPad Minis that would be available to all Lower School students. Dependening on the level of support we get, we could potentially have one iPad station per floor. 

Pre-K (Ferguson and Dwyer)

Egg Incubator and Egg Candler $246.93.
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Document Camera Projector - $219
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Kindergarten (Davis and Misulonas)

Scholastic guided reading book sets. $2,639.95
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Lucy Calkins' Units of study for primary writing, $300
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1st Grade (Gray)

Document Camera Projector ($219)
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2nd Grade  (Keelan)

Smithsonian’s Read-Along Set- Backyard Set: $66.65

Frog Pond Fractions Game: $29.32

Learning Well Math Games Sets for Grades 2 and 3: $83.99

Fossil Collection: $26.65

AntWorks: $26.65

Scoop and Ball Set: $39.99

Indoor Recess Games:
Sorry: $11.99
Operation: $17.99
Trouble: $11.99          


2nd Grade (Raser)

Cassette to MP3 Converter: $49.95

Hammacher Schlemmer: $11.95 

Language Arts and Math Games:
Fun with Language Arts: $17.95
“I Have Who Has?” Math Games: $10.89
“I Have Who Has?” Language Arts Games: $12.91
Rory’s Story Cube: $8.27

Recess Games:
Spot It: : $8.99
HedBanz Game: : 14.90
2 Connect 4 Games: $19.94

Social Studies Books: 
Amma, Tell Me About Diwali!: $11.31
Amma, Tell Me About Ramayana!: $11.80
Amma, Tell Me About Holi!: $11.85
The Drum: A Folktale from India: $3.95
India ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of India: $7.15
Indian Children's Favourite Stories: $15.96
If People Could Fly Book and CD: $13.86
We Are One: Book and Musical CD: $6.44
Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales Audio CD: $13.50
We All Went on Safari: $12.75
I Have a Dream book and CD: $13.67
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals from Down Under: $8.05
Diary of a Wombat: $11.57
Edward the Emu: $6.29
Edwina the Emu: $6.51
D is for Down Under: $13.32
This Is Australia: $13.84

Language Arts Books and Audio Books:
If You Were a Pronoun: $7.16
If You Were a Noun: $7.16
If You Were a Verb: $7.16
If You Were an Adjective: $7.16
If You Were an Adverb: $7.16
If You Were a Pronoun: $7.16
Snow Day!: $12.73
Snow Day! Audio CD: $6.26
A Bear Called Paddington Audio CD: $13.32
The Gooney Bird Collection: Audio CD: $23.02
Zen Shorts Audio book and CD: $8.99
Zen Ghosts book and CD: $8.99
Magic Tree House Books 29-32 Audio CD: $20.40
Annie and the Wild Animals book and CD: $9.89


3rd Grade - (Schmidt)

Apple TV: $99

Adapter to hook up iPad to SmartBoard: $35


3rd Grade  (Barnicle)

16 Microscopes for the Lower School - $2,500
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A subscription to Sumdog.com, writing portion - $60.00.

iPhone Photo Cube, Wifi Photo Printer -  $190.00


4th Grade  - Emily Fitch

16 Microscopes for the Lower School - $2,500
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Subscription to Brain Pop: $205
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6 platform Spring Scales - $90
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4th Grade (Smoler)

SmartBoard - $1600
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Projector - $320
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Middle School

iPads: we hope to be able to purchase an iPad charging station with 16 iPad Minis that would be available to all Lower School students. Dependening on the level of support we get, we could potentially have one iPad station per floor. 

Mr. Malcolm - Science

EV3 Core Set + Software Classroom Packs - $4,366.95
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EV3 Space Challenge Set and Activity Pack - $329.95
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EV3 Design Engineering Projects Activity Pack - $299.95
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Dan Peters

Advanced U.S. & World Political Combo from Universal Map - $289.00
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Colleen Amberg

Dry Eraser Board DRY

Document Camera Projector - $219
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Peggy Scolan - Math

Classroom set (20) of TI-30Xa Calculators - $200

Classroom set (20) of Algebra 1 Textbooks - $700


Carol Bollacker - Middle School Science and Math

Cartesian Diver Construction - Super Value Kit : $ 26.95

39 Fantastic Experiments with the Fizz-Keeper (book): $19.95

Organic Individual Student Model Set, 6-pack: $ 82.50

Slides - Animal Cell (10 each):  $ 47.50

Slides - Elodea leaf (10 slides): $ 61.00

National Geographic Great Migrations (DVD only):  $ 49.98

NOVA Bugs! (3 pack DVD): $ 24.99

NOVA The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies DVD: $ 19.99

NOVA Hunting the Elements (DVD only): $ 19.99

Scientific American Frontiers: Voyage to the Galapagos DVD: $ 17.99


Upper School

Emily Drown

iPad Stand


Karen Danielewicz - Math

SmartBoard - $1600
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Projector - $320
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Shawn Atencio

Apple TV - $100 

Large periodic table - $200
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Specialist Teachers

Pat Egan - Art

Triarco Super 8 pump kit~eight assorted gallons of tempera paint - $115.00 

Royal brush Taklon brush Classroom Sets - $59.50

Set of 8 books, Grant Wood, Matisse, Rousseau, Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, Grandma Moses and Impressionists - Books: $109.95 | Set of 8 DVD's $199.95

SmartBoard - $1600
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Projector - $320
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Sheryl Nieman - Art

Projector - $320
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Apple TV - $99


Athletics  - Lynda Pariso

Outdoor bleachers - 3 tier tip and roll -  $1,200.


PE - Coach O.

16 Speed Stacking Sets - $16.99 each - Total of $271.84


Music -  Christian Rogala

SmartBoard - $1600
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Projector - $320
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Drama - Peggy Bergin

2-Way Radio - Motorola CP185 UHF 16-CH – 4 watts of power, 16Ch, 1500mAh Li-ion battery, belt clip, 3inch stubby antenna, individual charger, & 2 year warranty. - $199


World Languages

Cindy Zhao, Lisa Camastro, Mahmoud Boutaam

SmartBoard - $1600
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Projector - $320
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Apple TV - $99


Sarah Haskin

Document Camera Projector - $219
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French Books - $250


Gloria Ortiz
Realidades A/B Video program for Middle School Spanish classes.
Video Program A/B-1 DVD  from Pearson.  ISBN 013036037 - $374.97
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Student Services 

Harriet Arnold - Librarian
Books for the Library - $500
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Emily Zumbaugh - School Counselor

The Ant Hill Disaster by Julia Cook, Michelle Hazelwood Hyde (Paperback) - $8.96
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask! by Julia Cook, Kelsey De Weerd (Paperback)  - $9.36
104 Activities That Build: Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, Coping Skills by Alanna Jones - $18.42
Don't Be Afraid to Drop by Julia Cook, Anita Dufalla (Paperback)  - $8.96
I Can Play It Safe by Alison Feigh, Laura Logan (Hardcover)  - $12.48
Small Group Counseling, Grades 2-5 by Diane Senn (Perfect Paperback)  - $22.18
How To Be Comfortable In Your Own Feathers by Julia Cook, Anita DuFalla (Paperback)  - $8.95
Miranda Peabody and the Magnificent Friendship March by Susan Debell (Paperback)  - $13.45
If You're Bothered & You Know it by Tricia Murin, Brian Dumm (Paperback) - $13.32
Mean Girls: 101 1/2 Creative Strategies for Working With Relational Aggression by Kaye Randall, LISW-CP & Allyson A. Bowen, LISW-CP (Paperback)  - $23.70
Who Is In Your Family by Susan Bowman, Poppy Moon (Paperback)  - $13.46
ADHD: 102 Practical Strategies for 'Reducing the Deficit' by Kim T. Frank (Paperback)  - $16.10
High On the Spectrum by Mike Paget and Tip Frank (Perfect Paperback)  - $16.27
Teaching Children Empathy, The Social Emotion: Lessons, Activities and Reproducible Worksheets (K-6) That Teach How to "Step Into Others' Shoes" (Book & CD) by Tonia Caselman (Paperback)  - $23.69
Operation Beautiful: One Note at a Time by Caitlin Boyle (Paperback)  - $8.95
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Paperback)  - $9.04

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