In Case You Missed It: Notes from MAPA Meeting 9/22/16

Here is a summary of what was discussed at our MAPA meeting in case you missed it.

MAPA Fall Meeting

Thursday, September 22, 2016

What is MAPA?

The Montessori Academy Parent Association (MAPA) is the Parent-Teacher Organization for Maria Montessori Academy. This organization is used to facilitate communication and involvement between parents and teachers. MAPA is currently seeking volunteers who are interested in joining this organization to ensure that the needs of Maria Montessori Academy’s student body are being fulfilled.

Introduction of MAPA Board

President: Autumn Douglas ~  801-458-1590
Vice President: Heidi Bradley ~ 801-791-2264
Treasurer: Mandee Stephens ~ 801-814-2007
Secretary: Rikki McGhee ~ 801-991-0182

We met at the bank on September 1st and took Melinda and Teara off the account and added Heidi and Rikki.

Introduction of Committees and Chairs

We can always use help. If you would like to help with any of the upcoming events and other volunteer opportunities please contact the committee chair.

*Safety Committee
Committee Chair: Tristan Hart ~ 970-531-7058 ~
Volunteer Opportunities
-Red Ribbon Week October 24-28
-Crossing Guards ( We need help on Thursdays )
-Emergency preparedness for each class

*Events Committee
Committee Chair: Autumn Douglas ~ 801-458-1590 ~
and Heidi Bradley ~ 801-791-2264 ~
Volunteer Opportunities
-Fall Festival October 14
-Gratitude Feast November 17
-Field Day May 19

*Book Fair Committee
Committee Chair: Mandee Stephens ~ 801-814-2007 ~
Volunteer Opportunities
-Book Fairs

*Fundraising Committee
Committee Chair: Rachel Bush ~ 801-390-8624 ~
Volunteer Opportunities
-Box Tops Store 3rd Tuesday of every month
-Original Works
-Storewide Fundraising…Smiths, Amazon, Lees

Committee Chair: Felicia Fernandez ~ 801-920-6361 ~
Volunteer Opportunities
-Gala Saturday March 25th

*Room Parent Committee
Committee Chair: Meredith Wurm
Volunteer Opportunities
-Class Parties/Fields Trips for classes
-Games for Fall Festival
-Teacher Appreciation Week

*Teacher Appreciation Committee
Committee Chair: Ronnie White and Jennifer Ouderkirk
Volunteer Opportunities
-Back to school teacher breakfast
-PTC Dinners
-Teacher Appreciation Week

*Green Team Committee
Committee Chair: Rachel Bush ~ 801-390-8624 ~

*6th Grade Liaison
Bri McMullin ~ 801-394-2737 ~
Volunteer Opportunities
-Pizza Fridays
-Fall Festival
-School spirit shirts
-Chili cook off November 10

*Jr High Representative– Jill Flint
Volunteer Opportunities
-Carnation for Valentines
-Mustache Day
-Haunted House for Fall Festival
-Pumpkin Patch for Fall Festival
-Root Beer floats for Fall Festival

Upcoming Events!!

MAPA Meeting Friday, October 7 @8:45am
Fall Festival October 14
Teacher Appreciation Dinners October 17-19
Book Fair October 17-19
Box Top Store October 18
Red Ribbon Week October 24-28
Food Drive October 25-November 9
Chili Cook Off November 10
Gratitude Feast November 17

Our Food Drive will be October 25-November 9. It is Besst Realty Group’s Annual Food Drive and we have an opportunity to earn money by doing this. If we collect 500 nonperishable items we will get $500 and the earnings go up from there. A flyer will be coming home with the students before it starts. We will need cardboard boxes to organize the food, so please save them for us. Call Rikki McGhee with any questions. 801-991-0182

Rachel Bush can use some help with the Box Tops Store. This is held the third Tuesday of every month. The next one is October 18th. Please let her know if you can help.

This year’s Gratitude Feast is going to be a little different this year. We will be serving soups, sandwiches, and desserts.

2016-2017 Budget

With our profit from our fundraising we get to buy great things for our school. With last year’s profit we were able to buy our solar powered crosswalk signs. This year our thought is a new marquee sign that you can see from the street. Other ideas are another bike rack and cupboards for above the teacher’s sinks. We would love to be able to do it all. The more help we can get the better our fundraising year will be.


Our next MAPA meeting will be MAPA Meeting Friday, October 7 @8:45am. We would love for you to come.

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