Parents

Online Re-Enrollment for 2015-16

Menlo Park Academy's annual Re-Enrollment is being held November 10 through November 21.  This year we have two options for re-enrolling your student(s). Please read the options carefully to ensure you select the choice you feel most comfortable with regarding payment.

For those families wishing to pay with an e-check or credit card:
Many families have expressed a desire for online payments to be more easily accessed and more clearly accounted for than our previous system. To that end, the school has partnered with MySchoolBucks (a Heartland system) to be our ongoing payment provider. 

Families can easily register for an account and then complete the enrollment form(s).

Download PDF for user-friendly instructions to access MySchoolBucks.

Please click here to go to MySchoolBucks to re-enroll and pay via credit card or e-check.

For those families wishing to pay with traditional check:
If your family would like to pay the re-enrollment fees with a check, you can do so easily. Please click here to go the online re-enrollment form and pay via traditional check.

Please remember that regardless of which payment method you use, you will need to complete ONE online form for EACH child in your family. If enrolling siblings, please remember that you will need to submit qualifying test scores and a birth certificate for school records.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 440.925.6365440.925.6365.

MPA is proud to operate one of the best concessions stands at First Energy Stadium every home game of the Browns season!

 

 

How it works - Menlo Park Academy earns funds based on our on sales in the stand, so the more we sell, the more we earn!  Last year we earned over $15,000 for MPA!!  

 

Training - MPA has a core group of volunteers that have been trained and can train others! If you have not yet participated, please don't let that stop you from coming and being a part of helping the school and having a great time with other wonderful MPA parents.

Returning volunteers throughout the season - Should bring their Stadium ID to gain access to the training session if they still have it.  There is parking available on the street in front of the Grille.  Keep in mind, meters are active until 6pm.  You can also park right across the street at the Port Authority parking lot for free.   

Our Stand - We have Stand #148.  It is a great location with a lot of potential.  If we don't get enough people signed up to work a game, they will assign people to our stand and charge us so it takes away from our profits.

Game Day - Our leader will arrive at the stadium for the leader's meeting 4.5 hours before game time.  Half of our volunteers need to arrive 4 hours before game time and the other half need to arrive 2 hours before game time.  Just check in at the gate where the tram drops you off and proceed directly to our stand (#148).  Gates open (and so does our stand) two hours before game time.  

Parking - You can park in the Dock 20 off of West 9th Street for $4.00 and take the tram to the stadium.  Click here for details on where to park on game day.  You need to wear black pants, and a shirt & hat are provided for your use when you arrive at the stand.  

When are the games? - We will have the stand open for every Browns home game, including pre-season games in August.  There are sometimes other special events that we have the option to work.  

How to sign up - You can sign up for any of the Browns game days here by selecting the link below. Games are starting soon so please sign up today!

 1. Click this link and pick your days

   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account) 

   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - YOu will be sent an automated confirmation and reminders. 

Questions? If you have questions or need help, just click here to send an Email to our team leader, Chris Harrison.

In order to help keep parents informed of daily and weekly classroom assignments and grades, MPA faculty keep their classroom information updated in ProgressBook. Progressbook features a customized parent portal for parents to access class information, daily assignments, and grades. Families create their own account and can also monitor their student's personal portal.

To learn how to set up your account, please review this document. If you have any additional questions about ProgressBook, please contact Ms. Valenti.

In addition to formal class information, some teachers choose to keep a web site with supplemental information and resources.

 

1st Grade 

Mr. Thompson 

4th Grade

Ms. Brier

Middle School Language Arts

Mrs. Belko 

 

Menlo Park Academy is committed to helping families stay connected to the important news, events, and activities of the school.

Every Thursday, an emailed newsletter is sent to families about the busy world of the school and students. As part of the weekly newsletters, teachers provide more detailed information about the focus of study areas, upcoming tests, and field trips. Please look for those updates in the newsletter under the "Academic Updates" section.

Archives of the Weekly Newsletter

MPA New Facility Blog

Board Beacon Newsletter Archive

Menlo Park Academy Volunteer Program 

The MPA Volunteer Program is the overarching volunteer structure for the school where all parents work hand-in-hand with the school leadership to support MPA in every way possible. 

Menlo Park Academy has a variety of standing committees that help the school, staff and teachers meet the daily needs of our students. These Committees are voluntee-led, each typically having 2 to 3 committee chairs and numerous volunteer participants based on needs and interests.  Families are encouraged to provide 5 hours of volunteerism per family, per month and participate in any variety of the activities across the committees below as determined by time, talent and need.  Many Committees will have opportunities for parents to work both within the school environment and from home, depending on the availability of the volunteer.

Volunteer Program Support
The Volunteer Program Support Committee helps coordinate, track, and communicate overall volunteer needs for the school.  This committee helps manage the volunteer web work and make personal connections with our volunteer base.

School Day Support 
The School Day Support Committee helps coordinate, track, and communicate volunteer needs for the school during the school day and related to school day activities.

Room Parents
The Room Parent Committee works with each teacher in the school.  The committee coordinates with their assigned classroom parent pool to support teacher needs and plan for classroom activities and festivities. 

Community Building Committee
The Community Building Committee provides community engagement activities throughout the year and helps the community with hospitality needs during the school year and across school functions.

Academic Enrichment
The Academic Enrichment Committee along with assigned educators facilitate numerous programs and extracurricular opportunities for the students with a special focus on supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming.  

Marketing/Communications
The Marketing/Communications Committee has wide ranging opportunities for parent participation. From hands-on design work to representing the school at activity fairs, parents play an important role in our marketing and engagement in the community. 

Development/Fundraising
The Development/Fundraising Committee provides support for the development/fundraising needs of MPA, as defined by the Board of Directors.

Information & Technology
The school continues to increase its technology footprint. The IT Committee is instrumental in helping the school plan, implement, and care for the growing tech demands.

Finance/Legal
The Finance/Legal Committee provides support to the Business Office as well as ongoing support to the MPA Board.

Facilities
The Facilities Committee provides regular support to the Business Office, within the School Building, by identifying and performing maintenance and smaller facilities issues around the building and in classrooms.

To volunteer for one or more of the above committees, please email Mrs. Oxley.

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