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2014-2015 Events

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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New Parent Buddy Program - September

The Parents Association sponsors a Buddy Program for families new to MPA. New families are paired up with a more experienced MPA family so they have a resource and know at least one family coming into the school. Buddy families will keep in touch throughout the school year.

If you are an experienced Lower School parent, please consider becoming a lower school mentor. 8th and 9th grade parents would make wonderful Middle School mentors to new parents. For the Upper School, we are looking for 10th and 11th or 12th grade parents to help.

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Opening Day Coffee - Tuesday, September 2nd

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 7th

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 27th

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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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. 

Gym Nights - Friday, October 24th

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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Halloween Celebration - Friday, 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.

Holiday Ornaments Decorating Party - November 14th

The Parents Association will host a Holiday Ornaments Decorating Party after morning drop-off on Friday, Nov. 14. Join us at 8:15 in the dining hall alcove to help continue our annual tradition of great holiday ornaments for all grades.

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Book Fair - November 19th to November 25th

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 18th

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

Email parentsassociation@morganparkacademy.org if you are interested.

Father-Daughter Dance - Saturday, January 31st

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 13th

Room parents organize fun activities  in collaborations with teachers. 

Pi Day - Friday, March 13

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.

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International Day - Friday, April 3rd

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.

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The Academy's Got Talent Fundraiser - Saturday, April 25th

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. 

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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.

Email parentsassociation@morganparkacademy.org if you are interested.

Mother-Son Formal - Saturday, May 2nd

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

Email parentsassociation@morganparkacademy.org if you are interested.

Teacher Appreciation Day - Tuesday, May 12th

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

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Senior Picnic - Friday, May 22nd

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

Email parentsassociation@morganparkacademy.org if you are interested.

Blast-Off Party - Monday, June 1st

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.

Email parentsassociation@morganparkacademy.org if you are interested.

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