Fall Festival Profit–Thank you all!

A HUGE Thank You to Julie Zeigler and her committee for putting on the Fall Festival yesterday! It was great fun, the children had a blast, and it was wonderful seeing so many people supportive of MAPA and MMA. Here is a note from Julie Zeigler re: profit.


Beautiful afternoon and wonderful turnout of MMA families and friends! It looks like we made just about $3600 this year (double last year’s festival) and of that, approximately $1400 from the Silent Auction. Thank you to Julie Simmons who helped coordinate this year, all of the room parents who organized the games and beautiful auction basket donations, and the many parents who volunteered time to make yesterday a great success. Our tally doesn’t include 6th grade food sales or the 7th grade haunted house but based on their comments and the lines I assume they did great! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! –Julie Zeigler


As was voted on, MAPA agreed to fund mini grants for each teacher as well as field trips. To teachers who follow this blog, I encourage you to submit your proposals. To date, the MAPA Board has not received any. You may submit your proposals to mapa@mariamontessoriacademy.org. The MAPA Board will review them and a member of the board will be in touch with you.

Thank you all again MMA families, students who spent their allowance money, and staff for supporting MAPA. The money we raise goes right to MMA!


Fall Festival Shout Out

Dear MMA Parents,

I apologize for not staying on top of the blog. Here is a request for help from our Fall Festival Committee Chair. If you can help, please email mapa@mariamontessoriacademy.org. I receive these emails immediately by smartphone (and will see what I can do about the settings on the blog to alert me via email when replies come in) and can get in touch with Julie Z. as soon as I get it. Thank you for all that you do.–Dore Elmer


Fall Festival is upon us! Can’t wait – it should be a great time.

I am in need of a few additional volunteers on Saturday. I contacted my wristband sales people very last minute. I would like to have a few additional people lined up in case they cannot help.

Also, I would like to have a couple of parents who are willing to help supervise the bounce houses. This one I just flat out forgot about. We need parents to help regulate the number of children using the bounce houses at one time.

If you will help on Saturday please. 30 min – 60 minute shifts. Thanks!

MAPA Meeting Friday, Oct 11

Reminder: MAPA meeting is on Friday. In order to accommodate the schedules of all the MAPA board members, we’ve decided to hold our morning meetings at 8:45. It will be in the conference room again due to scheduling conflict. Committee chairs, please be prepared to report or send your report to me via email (deelady73@gmail.com). I’ve attached the agenda for your review. –Dore

MAPA Meeting Agenda Oct

Fall Festival Wristbands on Sale Now!

Dear MMA Families,

The Fall Festival Wristands are on sale online.

What is Fall Festival?

It is a family friendly event at the school where children get to wear their Halloween costumes (no masks, please) and jump on the bounce houses, play games for prizes, be spooked in a haunted house (additional cost for the haunted house), and much more. There will be silent auction items available for bid. Take a chance winning an entertainment basket or a winter basket!

General Admission via a wrist band is $5. If you wait to buy them at the Fall Festival, the price is $6. Get your wristbands now!


Note: The general admission includes the bounce houses, games, and crafts. The haunted house, food, photo booth, and hayride (the hayride is not a sure thing, we’re still working out the details) will cost extra.

Thank you for supporting MAPA!