Menaul Parent Association (MPA)
As a parent or guardian of a Menaul School student, the Menaul Parent Association (MPA) is your organization. Menaul School encourages community involvement. The MPA is a great way you can be a part of and make a difference in the Menaul School community. The MPA’s mission is to be supportive of students, teachers, faculty and the values of Menaul. The MPA provides you with opportunities to show support and be involved in school events, as well as participate in fundraisers. It is the time and talents of parents like you that make events at the school possible and successful. Please consider filling a MPA vacancy.
MPA Board Members
The MPA Board is made up of seven parents and a faculty advisor. The MPA Board has a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and three committee chairs. The board meets the third Wednesday of every month to discuss upcoming events at the school, manage activities that are ongoing and to allocate funds. When needed, a teacher or school administrator will be invited to a board meeting to provide further insight into an event or school policy so the MPA can provide needed support.
How is every parent or guardian a member? Each year part of the school’s tuition fees from each family goes to the MPA account. Those funds are managed by the MPA board and go toward projects such as recycling. Recycling bins for paper, cardboard and plastic can be found around campus. The MPA pays to have these items picked up and recycled. The MPA Board feels that the recycling effort is an important civic duty to not fill up the local landfills with materials that can be reused. The MPA also allocates funds to bring in speakers for parent education, periodicals and books for the library, necessities for the VIM”s (Volunteers in Mission), student club projects, and other expenses to support MPA activities. If you would like to attend a MPA Board meeting, please contact Liz Sheehy.
Your time and talents are needed! The following is a list of known events and activities the MPA is involved with:
Community Service/Community Building/MENAUL CHALLENGE
Parents, guardians and friends of Menaul School are invited to take the challenge with the students and hike to the top of the Sandia Mountains. Volunteers are also needed to help with student activities at the base of the mountain and with lunch service. If you would like to join the students on the hike or volunteer for base activities, please contact:
If you would like to be involved with the activities associated with the Homecoming football game and/or other Homecoming activities, please contact:
A former MPA mom did an incredible job creating the school store; it is a tradition we are continuing. Sale of the products at the Panther Den, it is a constant fundraiser for the MPA. If you would like to help in the Panther Den, please contact:
Bakers and Goodie Makers
If you enjoy making cookies and other delightful creations, your help is requested. There are several times throughout the school year when those who like to bake are called upon. The biggest event every year that requires lots of homemade cookies and goodies is the Christmas at Menaul during the month of December. If you would like to be called upon to help when bakers are needed, contact:
MPA Meeting Schedule
The MPA Board Members for the 2018-2019 school year are (1-2 year terms):
President: Liz Sheehy
Co-Vice Presidents: Jennifer Lerch and Lorena Hughes
Secretary: Elaine Starace
Committee Chairs (1-2 year terms may be co-chaired):
Volunteer Coordinator: Liz Sheehy
Staff Appreciation & Socials: Jennifer Lerch
Panther Den: Andee Irby