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DATE: 2/21/2019


Making Headlines: A Message 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


Calendar Notes

  • February 22: St. George’s Pep Rally Dinner, Dance Concert, Theatre
  • February 23: Special academic schedule – St. George’s games (home)
  • February 27: Soiree Francaise, 6:30pm, Terry Room
  • March 1: Diversity Symposium (required), 7:30pm, Kaye Theatre
  • March 2: No classes – Diversity Symposium (required), 9-11:30am, Theatre; Freedom of Speech, 9-11pm
  • March 4: Class II Leadership meeting, 7:30-8:30pm
  • March 6: Spring break begins after last commitment; dorms close

Announcements and Reminders

  • Re-Enrollment Contracts for your student’s 2019-20 academic year were mailed out on Monday 2/4. All paperwork is due back by February 25th to the Business Office.

  • The Middlesex School Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, February 27th from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM in Ware Hall. Middlesex parents and friends are welcome!

    To book an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org. If visiting on a computer or mobile device, enter the word "middlesex" into slot that asks for the "Zip/Sponsor Code". You should then see "Ware Hall" populate on the next page. Select a time slot between 12:30pm and 5:30pm. The site will prompt you to either log in with a pre-existing account or create a new one. Confirm the appointment and you should be all set!

    Remember to hydrate and increase intake of leafy greens and/or meats prior to your appointment. For more information, please visit the website at www.redcrossblood.org. Thank you!
     
  • Take a peek at a few of the awesome auction items in the latest round of Gala Auction and Benefit news flashes!
     
  • Join us for the Middlesex Dance Concert!
    When: Friday February 22nd, 2019, 8pm
    Where: Kaye Theatre
    What: The show will last roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes and include solo and group dances in Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, and more.
     
  • From the Director of Multicultural & Community Development, Pascale Musto: This past week featured a theatrical production in the new Fortmiller Studio Theater (the black box theater).  It was a one man play, Incognito, written & performed by Michael Fosberg.  The production was part of our on-going  speaker’s series devoted to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion known as Spectrum Dialogues.  Mr. Fosberg’s play about identity, race, and family has toured the country and has been featured on NPR and CNN.  His memoir on which stage play is based was published in 2011.  The evening began with a community dinner with Mr. Fosberg, and it was followed by his production.  The students were enthralled by the play and many of them chatted with him for an hour after the program concluded. View a photo gallery of the performance here.
     
  • In celebration of both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month, Dr. Cornel West addressed the community at a special assembly earlier this month. You can watch a video of his remarks here
     


From the MPA

  • Our fourth and final MPA meeting will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 10:00-11:30am in the Barron Room, Ware Hall

Exploring the Distant Past

The next monumental phase of deep space research is close at hand, the Middlesex community learned on February 12, when Dr. Kathryn Flanagan addressed the School during morning Assembly.


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