October.. It’s a wrap!

What is MAPA? We are parents. We are supporters. We are fundraisers. We are a community. We are volunteers. 

We are THANKFUL. img_9557-copy

We want to thank everyone who came to our Fall Festival. We had an amazing turnout and raised almost $3000 for our school!

These fundraisers that we do throughout the year bring very important funds to our school. It also keeps our kids from having to sell coupon books etc. We have a couple fundraisers coming up that we would love your help with. Please watch for the sign up sheets.

We are participating in the Besst Realty Group food drive, and we have the opportunity to earn some money for our school. Our school needs to collect at least 500 items by November 9th to get the prize money and get our Dress Down Day from Ms. Stephanie.  Please bring your non-perishable food to the lobby during school hours.

Our annual Chili Cook-off is coming up! Please sign-up on the WeJoinIn link below. There will be a great prize for the first place winner! This evening is always filled with good food, good fun, and a lot of chili, so don’t miss out! https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/wgkpp

This year’s Gratitude Feast will be on November 17th and is going to be a little different this year. We will be serving soups, sandwiches, and desserts. If you would like to help out please watch for the sign up sheet coming out soon.

Plans for our 7th annual Gala are now underway. If you have not attended our Gala before, it is a fun adults-only night of dinner, dancing, auctions, and more. The highlight of the evening is our live auction where we auction off beautiful artwork made by our very own students. Our auctioneer is very entertaining and you are sure to have a great time just watching it.

The Gala is a very important night as it serves as MAPA’s main fundraiser and helps fund fun activities such as skate night and our Fall Festival.

Our main goal however is to provide MMA with a yearly gift of $10,000 or more. That money has been used in previous years to purchase things like computers, playground and PE equipment and our brand new flashing crosswalk signs. This year our goal is to make $15,000 to purchase a new MMA sign and marquee, and with any money left over we would like to give our teachers more storage in their classrooms.

The Gala is a huge event and it takes many people to make it happen. We need you. We are looking for volunteers to help plan the event, solicit donations from the community, package donations for our silent auction, artwork preparation and much more. It is a great way to earn your 40 hours of service. If you would like to help, sign up at this link https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/ygzsj. If you signed up at our back to school pool party, please sign up again.

If you are a business owner and wish to donate to our silent auction please use this sheet as well. If you have any questions you can contact our Gala Chairperson Felicia Fernandez at 801-920-6361 or MAPA President Autumn Douglas at 801-458-1590

Thank you,

Volunteers needed • Week of Oct 17-21


Thank you to everyone that helped make the Fall Festival a success!

We had a terrific turnout! 

If you are a curious little cat like myself, be sure to check our blog next week. I will post  the profit made from our fundraiser.

It’s fun to see how your hard work pays off.

This week is a busy one.

Parent Teacher Conferences • Box Tops Store • Book Fair

We still need a couple people to help out with the Book Fair this week. Please help us fill these slots so we can stay open the whole time. https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/hkpca

  • Box Tops Store is on Tuesday. If you can help with this please call Rachel Bush ~ 801-390-8624
  • We need a crossing guard on Friday mornings. Please call Tristan if you are able to help out. Tristan Hart ~ 970-531-7058

A note from the Teacher Appreciation Committee

Thank you so much for the support for our teacher appreciation dinners!! Many hands make light work and the teachers are so grateful!

Just a reminder to have your food items at the school early, by 3:30 would be so helpful. You can put them on the table in the teacher breakroom if you drop off during school. Or if it’s after school you can place them in the South Kiva kitchen area. Make sure you label your items clearly so people know it’s for Parent Teacher Conference dinner. 

Also, if you want your bowls, serving spoons, etc back label them clearly. We’ll rinse them out and you can pick them up in the South Kiva or the teacher breakroom.

If you have any questions or if you have something unforeseen come up, please let us know so we can make sure we have everything we need.

Thank you again!

Jennifer will be covering Monday 801-814-9585
Ronnie will be covering Tuesday & Wednesday 801-390-4371



Clone Machine Broken • WE NEED VOLUNTEERS


Despite many sleepless nights, I am sad to report I was unable to fix the clone machine. After several attempts, the clones kept coming out with an extra arm sticking right out of their foreheads! At first I thought this may come in handy having an extra arm, but after giving it much thought I feel it may TERRIFY and possibly TRAUMATIZE our children. With heavy heart I must officially report the clone machine broken and ask for your HELP.


These next couple weeks we have a lot of different activities that we need volunteers for to make them successful. 

The Fall Festival is this week on Friday the 14th from 4-7pm. We need volunteers to help with the different activities. Please check your teacher’s blogs for sign ups.

You can buy your tickets online at https://squareup.com/store/mapa


Our first BOOK FAIR will be October 17-19th.

Please visit this signup – https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/hkpca to volunteer.

Parent Teacher Conferences on October 17-19

We will be serving dinner to our wonderful teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences.  If you’d like an opportunity to give back a little to our teachers, click on the wejoin link below to see what you can do to help on the Parent Teacher Conference Dinner sign up sheet! Thanks so much for your help!


Ronnie Simon
Jennifer Ouderkirk jenniferouderkirk@yahoo.com
(Teacher Appreciation Committee Co-chairs)

We appreciate all of YOU!

Thank you for all your help and support!

October Events for Ghouls and Boys

Our annual Fall Festival is just around the corner on October 14th!

You can buy your tickets and wristbands online at http://squareup.com/store/mapa. We will also be selling wristbands for the rides and tickets for the games the week of the festival October 10-13th before and after school at the front by the office. The wristbands are $7 pre-sale and $8 at the door. The tickets are 4 for a $1. Invite family, friends and neighbors to come join our fun!! Watch for your room parents email for volunteer sign ups. It’s a great way to get your 40 hours.


Just a note from the Teacher Appreciation Committee!
Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on October 17-19. Our teachers work so hard for our children and such long hours that get even longer during Parent Teacher Conferences! This committee serves the teachers dinners those 3 nights of conferences so they can recharge and have the energy to meet with each one of us! It’s my favorite committee because our efforts go straight to saying “THANK YOU” to our wonderful teachers! If you’ve had a chance to serve them this way, you know how grateful they are! It’s so fun! So, if you’d like an opportunity to give back a little to our great teachers, click on the wejoin link below to see what you can do to help on the Parent Teacher Conference Dinner sign up sheet! Thanks so much for your help!


Ronnie Simon
Jennifer Ouderkirk jenniferouderkirk@yahoo.com
(Teacher Appreciation Committee Co-chairs)

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