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DATE: 4/4/2019


Making Headlines: Upcoming MPA Meeting

Come join the MPA for our last meeting of the year on Saturday, April 13th from 10am-11:30am in the Barron Room, Ware Hall.  In addition to Head of School, Kathy Giles’ school updates, we will hear from:

Rebecca Smedley, Director of Spiritual and Ethical Education, on the chapel program

Karlyn McNall, Assistant Head for Faculty and Academic Affairs, and Michael Schaeberle, Director of Studies, on course selection and academic planning

Dan Sheff, Dean of Students, on rooming, advisors and the Junior Leadership Process.

We hope to see you there!

-The MPA


Calendar Notes

  • April 4: Special schedule – Admitted Student Revisit Day #2
  • April 5: Spectrum Dialogues, 6:30-7:30pm; MxAA Gala Auction
  • April 10: Class I transition meeting, 8-9pm
  • April 12: Spring Choral Concert
  • April 13: ACTs (Class II); MPA meeting, 10-11:30am, Barron Room
  • April 15: No classes – Patriots’ Day; 8:30pm check-in for boarders

Announcements and Reminders

  • The MxAA Gala Benefit & Auction is tomorrow!  We have opened up our outstanding lineup of auction items for your browsing pleasure.   Online bids for a portion of the items  - our traditional "Silent Auction" items - will also begin on Monday, April 1st.   Don't be left out!


From the MPA

  • Attention Junior Parents:  We need your help!  It is a Middlesex tradition for Junior class parents to host a midnight "Carnival Breakfast" for Seniors when they return to campus following the Senior Prom on Saturday, April 27. Please consider paying it forward, as next year our kids will be the beneficiaries of help from the class below! We are in need of volunteers now, the night of the event, as well as for donations of food.   

    Volunteers: We'd love to hear from anyone who would be able to join us to help plan food, decorations, games, logistics of the raffle etc.  On the the afternoon/evening of April 27, Junior parents will be setting up the Terry Room into a carnival, complete with games and great food for the post-Prom event including the annual raffle of items donated by Senior parents! We need plenty of hands to set up, to work the event, and to clean up afterwards. Although the event occurs late at night, it is an extremely fun way to really have a hands-on MX parent’s experience! 

    Donations: Please consider making a donation to cover the cost of food and decorations.  Monetary donations make it easy for us to ensure we have the right quantities, but if you prefer to donate a food item, we will happily accept those also!  Make checks payable to "Middlesex School."  In the memo line, please write "MPA Prom Breakfast" and mail to: Jody O'Malley 46 Cudworth Lane Sudbury MA 01776.  In the unlikely event that we do not use all the donations they will be put in the MPA account for future occasions.

    Please sign up to volunteer at: Middlesex Prom Breakfast Sign up Genius Thank you in advance for your generosity!     

    Any questions? Contact any Junior class MPA Rep: Carrie Finke at carolynfinke@yahoo.com Jody O'Malley at jodyomalley1@gmail.com Christine Cunningham at christinecunni@gmail.com or Lisa Gelormini at lisacgelormini@gmail.com

  • Attention Senior Parents: Your help is needed for the raffle at the Senior Prom Carnival Breakfast: The Senior Prom and post-Prom Breakfast are getting close -- Saturday, April 27!  Junior class parents are busy planning a fun post-Prom Breakfast for seniors, including a fantastic raffle. We need your help with prize donations for the raffle; the easiest way to help is with cash donations that can be used to purchase prizes, or donations of items such as gift cards (restaurants, retail stores, iTunes, Amazon, etc.), tech items (iPad, headphones, etc.), event tickets, and/or gift baskets.  All donations are greatly appreciated. 

    Please send donations no later than April 1st.  If you prefer to make a monetary contribution, please make checks payable to “Middlesex School” with “Senior Prom Raffle” in the memo line.  In the unlikely event that we do not use all the donations they will be put in the MPA account for future occasions.  Please send checks, gift cards, or actual prize donations to: Christine Cunningham 31 Burroughs Road Lexington MA 02420.  Any questions? Contact any Junior class MPA Rep: Carrie Finke at carolynfinke@yahoo.com Jody O'Malley at jodyomalley1@gmail.com Christine Cunningham at christinecunni@gmail.com or Lisa Gelormini at lisacgelormini@gmail.com


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