Next MPA meeting is a Speaker Series featuring:
Bill Blake: Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Michelle Roche: Director of Career & Technical Education
Diane Dempsey: Guidance/Scholarships
Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
Room: Professional Development Center at 6:00 PM
Followed by an MPA Update meeting
The Minuteman Parent Association (MPA), a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization is a school-wide volunteer organization of parents/guardians whose goal is to enrich the educational and extracurricular experience of students at Minuteman High School.
All parents/guardians are welcome to our monthly meetings that are usually held on the second Wednesday or Thursday of every month during the school year in the Training Room/Room 2N11 with the exception of school or holiday conflict – see dates and times. Our meetings allow us to exchange ideas and concerns while building a more dynamic and supportive school community.
Any MPA member who would like to receive copies of the MPA meeting minutes, please send an email to INFO@minutemanparents.org. You can also email with questions, comments, suggestions or call 781.861.6500 x304.
Support Student Activities
We fulfill as many requests as we can from teachers, student activities and athletics. We support Minuteman's participation in SkillsUSA - a nationwide competition that enables our students to demonstrate their skills. We also sponsor student social events, a staff & faculty appreciation breakfast, sports banquets and we support classroom enrichment through our Grant-A-Wish program.
Publish the Student Directory
Your membership includes a FREE copy of the Minuteman Student Directory. This directory helps students and their families stay in touch and expand friendships. The Minuteman Student Directory includes the names, addresses and telephone numbers of students. The directory lists students alphabetically, by town, and by year of graduation. The directory also includes key contact information and a school calendar.
You must be a MPA member to receive a copy of the Minuteman Student Directory.
Give Scholarships and Trade Awards
Each year we give scholarships and trade awards to outstanding seniors. Last year, we provided total awards of over $11,000 to seniors whose families are members of the MPA.
Facilitate Parent Communication
Parents/guardians can connect with each other and find out what goes on at Minuteman through our Google Group, meetings, forums, and other activities. However, you do not need to be member to participate. For any general questions regarding the MPA please send an email to INFO@minutemanparents.org, with your name, your student's name(s), year of graduation, and any questions you may have. If you wish to join our Google e-group please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest. We also encourage you to subscribe to various Minuteman-managed list serves. By subscribing to "Daily Announcements" or "Minuteman Parent Association (MPA)" you will receive various information from the school including the monthly school newsletters for which the MPA is a major contributor.
To cover the costs of our programs and activities, we raise funds through membership drives, a concession stand at football games, comedy night, and donations. The MPA is a 501(c)3 organization and donors are able to deduct donations and dues (except for the first $5) and are eligible for most employer matching contribution programs.
How To Join
Join today by completing the 2014-2015 Membership Form. Your modest annual suggested dues of $35 pays for a lot of good things. In addition to a copy of the Minuteman Student Directory and helping to provide funds to enrich students' experiences while at Minuteman, graduating seniors whose parent/guardian is a member become eligible for a scholarship or trade award sponsored by the MPA. We want every parent/guardian to be a member of the MPA and you may set your dues at a level appropriate for you. Mail your completed MPA Membership Form with your check (payable to the Minuteman Parent Association) to: Minuteman Parent Association, 758 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Dues are tax deductible except for the first $5.
Why You Should Join
What You Can Do
Come to the monthly meetings held at Minuteman on the generally on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00PM (or as otherwise noted) in the Training Room/Room 2N11. If you have a bit of spare time, please consider participating in one of our committees.
Complete the 2014-2015 Membership Form and indicate your areas of interest, or send an email with your name, telephone number, areas of interest, expertise and ability to INFO@minutemanparents.org. Someone will contact you about volunteer opportunities such as