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Minnehaha Academy Parents Together (MAPT)
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Minnehaha Academy Parents Together (MAPT) is a PreK-12 parent group focused on building school-wide community and cultivating and supporting meaningful connections. MAPT is a social ministry enhancing interconnectivity between parents, students, faculty and administrative staff through social and spiritual events.

 

MAPT Meetings

Learn more about upcoming events, find out how to get involved with MAPT and meet other parents at the monthly MAPT meetings. Lower, Middle and Upper School parents are welcome!
Meeting dates: Second Thursday of the month
Time: 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m
Location: Lower & Middle School. Inquire at the front desk for specific meeting location.

 

Speaker Series

MAPT hosts a parent education event three-to-four times per year on a selection of topics of interest to parents. These events are open to the community, so please invite your friends and family.

View the complete list of parent education speakers and event details.

Get Involved – Volunteer

MAPT provides an easy way for parents to get involved at Minnehaha Academy in a meaningful way. From providing classroom support to participating in the prayer chain to volunteering at Service Night, there are a variety of ways to positively impact the children and teachers at Minnehaha Academy. Below you will find a list of volunteer opportunities and a chance to sign up with a program or event that works for you.

 

Lower & Middle School

Redhawk 5K and Fun Run – September 30

Start Homecoming off right by joining us for the family friendly Redhawk Run on Saturday morning September 30th 

5K Run starts at 08:30, check-in at 08:00 – 8:25

Kids Fun Run check-in 08:30 – starts at 09:00 (after 5K)

Bring the entire family and enjoy running / walking or volunteering

Homecoming Family Festival – September 30

Homecoming Family Festival is Saturday, September 30, from 11:30 – 3:30 Join us at the Lower & Middle School as we celebrate Minnehaha and the community. There will be face painting, a photo booth, an inflatable obstacle course and a bounce house.

 

Volunteer for the Homecoming Family Festival

 

Minnehaha Ice Arena Skating Nights – December 1 – January 19 – February 23

Join friends and family at the Minnehaha Ice Arena during open skate nights. Open Skate Night is a free event.

While your kids are skating, consider helping out in the concession stand selling coffee, hot chocolate and treats.

For more information, contact: Jeremy Alley

Sign up details coming soon.

Family Service Event – February 26

To learn more about the Service Event or to join our Service Event Committee, please contact: Tricia Hall  triciajhhall@gmail.com or Sarah Hoffner sarah.o.hoffner@gmail.com

Sign up details coming soon.

 

Community Conversations – February 13

Join us for an important discussion on the impact of race in pre-college learning environments. Conversation will be sparked during a round table discussion led by Minnehaha Academy teachers.

For more information, contact: Sarah Swanson or Tyrai Ross

Sign up details coming soon.

Games Around the World – May 4

Enjoy an evening of learning about different cultures and countries, while playing games from around the world.  Try new foods, learn new songs, dances and celebrations.

For more information, contact: Sean Jensen

Sign up details coming soon.

Box-Tops for Education

This committee helps creatively collect, assemble and turn in box tops.

For more information, contact: Melissa Johnson

Sign up details coming soon.

The Nest – School Store

The Nest is Minnehaha Academy’s school store and sells Minnehaha gear and snacks to students and parents. Working at The Nest is fun way to meet new people and a great way to serve our school!

The Nest Hours: Lower & Middle School 8:15-8:45 a.m. and 3:10-3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact: Nancy Ann Yaeger

Volunteer at The Nest

Lower School Art Helper

Looking for a way to help out?  The Lower School Art department is in need of volunteers.  Minimum commitment through out the year.  Flexible hours – before, during or after school, whichever works best with your schedule.

For more information, contact:  Sheryl Cullen

Volunteer as an art helper

Library Helper

The library is always looking for people to help shelve books. The librarians are very flexible and will take your help when they can get it! You can volunteer weekly, daily, hourly, or whenever you can. It is a perfect way to help the school in just a half hour here or there when you might have some time before or after a meeting, or while you are waiting for your child to finish an after school activity. No experience necessary.

For more information, contact: Susan Besser

Volunteer as a Library helper.

Theatre Committee

Each spring our Middle School produces an ambitious theatrical production. This is a fabulous learning experience for the student actors, technicians and crew. Parent support is needed to contribute to the production of the play by creating costumes, props, sets and doing make-up. Additional support is needed in promotion during the week before the performances. The production process lasts only six weeks, but the impact on the students is meaningful. Consider adding your talents to the theatre committee.

 

Moms in Prayer

Moms in Prayer is an international organization and Minnehaha Academy is one of its chapters. We meet in person every Wednesday morning at 8:40 a.m. at the Lower & Middle School to pray over MA and its people.

For more information, contact: Sara Currell

Prayer Chain

This group receives prayer requests from the MA community by email. We are a virtual prayer chain so prayers are lifted up individually, not together in person.

To submit a prayer request or join the prayer chain, contact: Sara Currell

Classroom and Specialist Volunteer

Connect with your grade-level representative or teacher to identify volunteer opportunities throughout the year such as Book Parade in late October, classroom service events, Grand People Day in November, Tomten guilders, Christmas party in December, Valentine’s Day, Middle School Blast Day, Serve-It, Art show set-up and tear-down, Track and Field days, AR store (students redeem reading points to purchase items) and end of the year celebration.

Grade Level Representative

Support your student’s teacher by serving as a liaison to the parents in that classroom encouraging community and fostering connections.

For more information, contact: Betsy Norby

Mosaic – Multicultural Family Network

The Minnehaha Academy Multicultural Family Network or MOSAIC is a group of parents committed to building community. MOSAIC exists to enhance the understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity throughout Minnehaha Academy and to serve as a bridge between parents, administrators and faculty on diversity issues. All Minnehaha Academy families are welcome to join this group.

Learn more about Mosaic.

For more information, contact Alicia Belton 

 

Upper School

Prayer Chain

This group receives prayer requests from the MA community by email. We are a virtual prayer chain so prayers are lifted up individually, not together in person.

 

Redhawk 5K and Fun Run – September 30

Start Homecoming off right by joining us for the family friendly Redhawk Run on Saturday morning September 30th 

5K Run starts at 08:30, check-in at 08:00 – 8:25

Kids Fun Run check-in 08:30 – starts at 09:00 (after 5K)

Bring the entire family and enjoy running / walking or volunteering

Homecoming Family Festival – September 30

Homecoming Family Festival is Saturday, September 30, from 11:30 – 3:30 Join us at the Lower & Middle School as we celebrate Minnehaha and the community. There will be face painting, a photo booth, an inflatable obstacle course and a bounce house.

 

Volunteer for the Homecoming Family Festival

 

Community Conversations – February 13

Join us for an important discussion on the impact of race in pre-college learning environments. Conversation will be sparked during a round table discussion led by Minnehaha Academy teachers.

For more information, contact:  Sarah Swanson or Tyrai Ross

Sign up information coming soon.

Games Around the World – May 4

Enjoy an evening of learning about different cultures and countries, while playing games from around the world.  Try new foods, learn new songs, dances and celebrations.

For more information, contact: Sean Jensen

Sign up information coming soon.

MAPT Meetings

Learn more about upcoming events, find out how to get involved with MAPT and meet other parents. Lower, Middle and Upper School parents are welcome!
Meeting dates: Second Thursday of the month
Time: 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m
Location: Lower & Middle School. Inquire at the front desk for specific meeting location.

Mosaic – Multicultural Family Network

The Minnehaha Academy Multicultural Family Network or MOSAIC is a group of parents committed to building community. MOSAIC exists to enhance the understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity throughout Minnehaha Academy and to serve as a bridge between parents, administrators and faculty on diversity issues. All Minnehaha Academy families are welcome to join this group.

Learn more about Mosaic.

For more information, contact Alicia Belton