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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!
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.
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.
The MPA MVP Volunteer Program is the overarching volunteer structure for the school where parents, family members, and interested community members work hand-in-hand with the school leadership to support MPAs gifted learners in any, and every, way possible.
MPA relies on the volunteerism of its community to thrive. Families are encouraged to provide 5 hours of volunteerism per family, per month and participate in any variety of the activities across the MVP committees below as determined by time, talent, and need.
Menlo Park Academy has a variety of standing volunteer committees that help the school, staff, and teachers meet the daily needs of our gifted learners. Volunteers lead these committees, each typically having 2 to 3 committee chairs and numerous volunteer participants based on needs and interests. Parents, family members, and the community work hand-in-hand with the school leadership to help provide excellent student learning experiences (school day and extracurricular). Many committees will have opportunities for parents, family members, and the community, to work both within the school environment and from home, depending on the availability of the volunteer and the needs of the specific committee or program.
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. Please find examples of the great works of the School Day Support below:
Community Engagement Committee - The Community Engagement Committee team provides community engagement activities throughout the year and helps the community with hospitality needs during the school year and across school functions. Please find examples of the great works of the Community Engagement Committee below:
Academic Enrichment - The Academic Enrichment committee along with assigned educators facilitates numerous programs and extracurricular opportunities for the students with a special focus on supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming. Please find examples of the great works of the Academic Enrichment Committee below:
Marketing/Communications - The Marketing/Communications team 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. Please find examples of the great works of the Marketing/Communications Committee below:
Development/Fundraising - The Development/Fundraising Committee provides support for the development/fundraising needs of MPA, as defined by the Board of Directors. Please find examples of the great works of the Development/Fundraising Committee below:
Information & Technology - The school continues to increase its technology footprint. The IT team is instrumental in helping the school plan, implement, and care for the growing tech demands. Please find examples of the great works of the Information & Technology Committee below:
Finance/Legal - The Finance/Legal Committee provides daily support to the Business office and ongoing support to the MPA Board. Please find examples of the great works of the Finance/Legal Committee below:
Facilities - The Facilities Committee provides regular support to the Business Office, within the School Building. Please find examples of the great works of the Facilities Committee below:
2015-2016 MVP Committee Team Leads & Contacts
Please feel free to find MVP Committee Team Leads in their committee groups in ParentSquare or send private message (PM) in ParentSquare if you want to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Our current volunteer Volunteer Coordinator is Melissa Vlasak. Staff Support for the MVP Program includes Beverley Veccia, Amber Oxley, and the administrative team.
Co-Leads: Latha Srinivasan & Seeking Co-Lead; Electives-Kristina Johns
Lead: Jessica Tonsing
Lead: TBD; Winter Concert-Jennifer Sekorky
Lead: Seeking Lead
Lead: Nick Zambo
Lead: Seeking Lead
Lead: TBD; Newsletter-Gretchen Woods; Yearbook-Kelly Fortune-Somerville; Website-Karen Peacock
School Day Support:
Co-Leads: Rikki Gard & Kristina Johns; Room Parents-Susan Zambo
Lead: Melissa Vlasak
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Menlo Park Academy is a public school that develops the potential of gifted learners through unique and rewarding experiences that nurture the whole child.
All students can achieve, when provided the developmentally appropriate supports. All students learn differently, and will receive services tailored to their individual needs. All students are guaranteed support encompassing the three domains—academic, personal/social, and career—as aligned with the ASCA National Model. All students will be held to high expectations to achieve academically, in accordance with the school’s mission statement. All students have a voice to impact change in their educational experience.
Reach every student. Be comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, and developmental in nature. Be implemented by credentialed school counselors, who utilize data--‐driven and evidence--‐based practices to drive student success. Deliver and manage academic, personal/social, and career development services through guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system support. Measure and monitor students’ progress through consistent evaluation of the attitudes, skills, and knowledge that affect student outcomes. Seek efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement through data analysis and evaluation. Be an integral part of the total educational system, fostered through collaborative relationships with all stakeholders.
Ensure equal and equitable education for all students. Collect and analyze data to ensure the program is functioning ethically and in accordance with ASCA National Guidelines. Incorporate stakeholders in evaluating program effectiveness. Continue professional development through participation in professional organizations and trainings on the state and national levels.