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Lower School Room Parents and Coordinator– Entire School Year

Room parents are responsible for organizing grade-specific events such as class parties. Room parents work closely with the homeroom teachers, deans and all-school coordinator to prepare various events, which include the Halloween and Valentine’s Day parties. One room parent is needed per class.

Middle School and Upper School Coordinators are responsible for organizing class parties. Coordinators work closely with the advisors, deans and the all-school coordinator. Events include the Halloween and Valentine’s Day parties. One coordinator is needed per division.

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Opening Day Coffee - Tuesday, September 3rd

All parents are invited for complimentary coffee and danishes as the Head of School and President of the Parents Association welcome the community. Information about Parents Association events are presented, volunteer sign-ups are available and school merchandise is for sale. The Opening Day Coffee is organized by the Parents Association Executive Committee.

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Back-to-School Picnic - Sunday, September 8th

The Back-to-School Picnic is on the first Sunday after opening week. A bounce house, games and other activities are organized for all students. It’s a great way to meet other families while enjoying a delicious picnic provided by the Parents Association. The event is free of charge and volunteers are needed to man the grill and supervise the bounce house.

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Homecoming - Saturday, September 28th

This is one of the most exciting events of the year. On Friday, Upper School students decorate cars and parade around the neighborhood. On Saturday, the day starts with a pancake breakfast in the dining hall. While many students participate in athletics games, children of all ages can play at the carnival. The Parents Association organizes the pancake breakfast, BBQ and carnival. 

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Annual Giving Fund Captains – September to November

AGF Captains are responsible for raising awareness of the Annual Giving Fund Gala by sending emails and communicating with fellow parents at their grade level. The Academy’s goal is to reach 100% participation in all grades.

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The Academy’s Got Talent Committee – December to April

The Parents Association is partnering with the Advancement office to organize the most fun talent show fundraiser ever. Gathering silent and live auction items, decorating baskets, helping with database input and catalog creation, marketing the event -- there is something for everyone.  

Cookie Dough Fundraisers

Who doesn’t like cookies? Volunteers help sell cookie dough to raise money to fund the various events hosted by the Parents Association. Order forms are sent out in late September or early October. Orders are distributed in mid-October. We need volunteers to help with the promotion and distribution of the cookie dough. 

Halloween Celebration - Thursday, October 31st

Each division has different age-appropriate activities and parties. In coordination with the division deans, Room Parents and volunteers help organize and coordinate this fun day.

Gym Nights - Friday, October 25th

Two nights of the year the gym is open for students and parents to play and have fun. Food and refreshments are offered.

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Book Fair and Holiday Shop - Week of December 2nd

Books are for sale in the Alcove of the Dining Hall. Students come during class time to shop for books. This is a good place to start your holiday shopping. We need volunteers to organize the event and man the cash register. 

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Holiday Class Parties

Homerooms and divisions organize parties celebrating the holidays.

Skating Party - Sunday, January 19th

All parents, students and friends are invited to this fun weekend afternoon. Pizza and refreshments are available. Volunteers are needed to organize the event.

Father-Daughter Dance - Saturday, February 1st

Fathers and daughters enjoy a fun evening dance at Alumni Hall. Girls come dressed up and ready to have a fun time with their friends and dads. Volunteers are needed to assist with various activities. 

Valentines Day Class Parties - Friday, February 14th

Room parents organize fun activities  in collaborations with teachers. 

Pi Day - Thursday, March 13 (the school is closed for students on Friday)

Pi Day is about math and pies! Parents are asked to bake or purchase pies and bring them to campus. Volunteers help with setting up the dining hall, cutting the pies and serving them to students during the lunch hours.

International Day - Friday, April 4th

International Day is the culmination of a series of curricular activities that are part of the Global Scholars program. The Parents Association organizes a special international lunch. Parents from all grade levels bring food from all around the world. Many parents choose to represent their country of origin or cultural heritage. Volunteers help collect the food at morning drop-off, set up the dining hall, organize the food and serve it to students and teachers during the lunch hours.

The Academy's Got Talent Fundraiser - Saturday, April 26th

Students take to the stage for a wonderful day of performances. All proceeds go towards the MPA Annual Fund. Auditions for students are in March. 

Art Curator – April and May

The art curator is responsible, in collaboration with the art teachers, for framing and selecting the art pieces that will be nominated for our annual student art awards.

Mother-Son Formal - Saturday, May 3rd

Food and refreshments make for a fun afternoon for sons and moms. Volunteers are needed to organize the event.

Teacher Appreciation Day - Tuesday, May 6th

Parents come together to organize a wonderful lunch for our beloved teachers. 

Academy Day - Friday, May 23rd

Hot dog eating, face painting, rock climbing, hamster-balling, football throwing, dunk tanking, obstacle course racing, or just hanging around with friends – Academy Day is a fun event for all!

Senior Picnic - Friday, May 23rd

Senior parents and volunteers organize a picnic lunch for our graduating class. The Senior Picnic traditionally takes place on Academy Day.

Blast-Off Party - Monday, June 2nd

This end-of-the-year party is for all Lower School and Middle School students. Parents are invited to join the fun. Various carnival activities are organized and students compete for prizes by house. With ice cream and popcorn for all, it is a memorable day to celebrate the end of the school year.

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