Minnehaha Academy

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Minnehaha Academy Parents Together (MAPT)

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

MAPT meetings are open to families in Lower, Middle and Upper School. These monthly opportunities provide a space to connect with fellow parents and learn from faculty. Meetings are held at a variety of times and days. Join us as your schedule allows – or contact any MAPT committee member to get involved.

For more information or questions contact MAPT at [email protected]

Mosaic Meetings

Mosaic meetings are open to families in Lower, Middle, and Upper School. These monthly opportunities provide a space to connect with fellow parents and learn from faculty. Meetings are held at a variety of times and days. Join us as your schedule allows – or for more information, contact Paulita Todhunter at [email protected]

Get Connected – 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.


Distinctively Christian

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.

Contact: Sara Currell – saratollefsoncurrell@gmail.com


Praise Fest

Enjoy a worship experience designed to build cultural and ethnic bridges within the kingdom of God.  With music provided by various churches, we will celebrate our unity in the Lord.

For more information, contact:  Paulita Todhunter

Details and volunteer sign up on Parent Square.

Family Service Event

We unite in faithful community to use our talents to serve others in partnership with Ms. Cullen and her art students for Empty Bowls. Lower & Middle School families can work on a variety of service projects benefiting international and local organizations and to raise awareness and fight hunger with an Empty Bowls soup supper.

To learn more about the Service Event or to join our Service Event Committee, please contact: Melissa Johnson – mmjohnso17@yahoo.com

Details and sign up on Parent Square.


Moms in Prayer

What if you could change the world – not just for today but for generations to come?

Moms in Prayer is an international organization and Minnehaha Academy is one of its local chapters. Moms in Prayer has a simple mission: impact children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. Each week, we gather as a group to pray for Minnehaha students, teachers and staff, school events and concerns and also for other schools in our neighborhood. We believe that, when we pray together, God hears and answers our prayers and is at work on behalf of our children and our entire school community.

You can make the difference as you join with others to reach out to God in prayer!

When: Thursdays from 1:30-3:00 PM

Suzanne Gappa – suzegappa@gmail.com
Deena Kvasnik – deenakvasnik@gmail.com


Exceptional Academics

Art Helper

Assist the Lower School Art Department with projects throughout the year. Volunteer(s) are needed to assist in maintaining ‘Artsonia,’ an online art gallery for students to keep their masterpieces in a digital portfolio (where parents and relatives can view the artwork online). You don’t need to be ‘artistic’ to help. PC and organizational skills a plus. Work can be done remotely.

For more information, contact: Sheryl Cullen – cullensheryl@minnehahaacademy.net

Book Club

Join us as we dive into two books and have an in-depth conversation on how the work impacts our lives.

Watch Parent Square for details.

Box Tops for Education

This committee helps creatively collect, assemble and turn in box tops. Volunteers are needed to coordinate this effort.

For more information, contact Jerrisha Goines

Library Helper

The Lower & Middle School 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, or hourly. It is a perfect way to help the school in just a half hour if you have 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

Grade Level Classroom Representative

Encourage community and foster connection by serving as a liaison between the teacher and parents in your child’s class.

For more information, contact: Melissa Loftis


Caring Community

Hospitality Committee

Help coordinate two faculty appreciation meals during fall and spring conferences as well as staff lounge treats once a month.

Contact: Katie Kath

More information on Parent Square!

Teachers’ Lounge Snack

Help coordinate two faculty appreciation meals during fall and spring conferences as well as staff lounge treats once a month.

Sign up on Parent Square!

Minnehaha Ice Arena Skating Nights

Join friends and family at the Minnehaha Ice Arena during open skate nights. While your kids are skating, consider helping out in the concession stand serving coffee, hot chocolate and treats. Open Skate Night is a free event.

For more information, contact: Jeremy Alley



Cultivating Potential

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.

For more information, contact: Kim Schneider – kimrschneider@yahoo.com

Community Conversation

Join us for an important community dialogue as we continue to explore how we can grow as a diverse community, centered in Christ. Conversation will be sparked during a round table discussion led by Minnehaha Academy faculty and staff.

Watch Parent Square for more information.

Games Around the World

Enjoy time together as a family celebrating the different cultures and countries represented in our own Minnehaha community while playing games from around the world.


Theatre Committee

Parent support is needed to contribute to the production of the annual Middle School play by creating costumes, props, sets, and promotions.

Contact: Lydia Wildes – wildeslydia@minnehahaacademy.net