MAPA Outreach and Inclusion

MAPA Parent Outreach and Inclusion works to ensure that the Marin Academy Parents' Association (MAPA) and the MA parent body is inclusive, open to and welcoming of every MA parent/guardian by identifying barriers to inclusion and working to eliminate them. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MAPA VP for Outreach and Inclusion 

Upcoming Events

Family Community Action Day

Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. 
Community Action and MAPA are partnering for a fun, family-friendly event on April 27. All students, parents, siblings, faculty, staff, and alums are invited to join us for a morning of community building and service from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We will begin on campus at 9:00 a.m. for treats and coffee and then engage in service projects at one of five sites locally, including St. Vincent de Paul's, Next Generation Scholars, Head Start, Trips For Kids and the MA garden. Contact Aparna Budhjara or Teri Ollie with any questions. Please RSVP for the event here.

Outreach and Inclusion Events

Start-of-School Gatherings

  • East Bay Parent Potluck – Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Meet us in the Garden of the Black Pine Circle School, 2027 7th Street Berkeley. Please contact to RSVP and for more details.

Parent Hikes 
- a great way to meet parents/guardians from all grades. Come on your own, bring a partner or friend.

  • Parent Hike - September 21 9:00 a.m. Crissy Field, San Francisco
  • Parent Nature Walk, Talk & Potluck - October 28 10:00 a.m., Redwood Regional Park, Oakland
  • Parent Outreach + Inclusion Coffee/Hike - January 25 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Johnny's Doughnuts

Grade level potlucks
– get to know your fellow parents/guardians at fun, infomal gatherings.

  • Sophomores: September 30, 6-8:00 p.m. in the MA Café Courtyard
  • Juniors: October 21, 6-8:00 p.m. in the MA Café Courtyard
  • Freshmen: January 21, 6-8:00 p.m. in the MA Café Courtyard
  • Seniors: February 3, 6-8:00 p.m., location TBD
  • Sophomores: March 10, location TBD
  • Juniors: March 17, location TBD

Community Action Events- 
support the work of our students in the community beyond MA.

  • Freshmen Family Service Day: September 30 at MA 

MAPA Garden Work Days

One Tuesday morning each month, we invite MA parent volunteers to help with small tasks in the garden from 8:30 am - 10:00 am. Here are the dates:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

We will also have the following weekend work days:

Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Saturday, March 16, 2019 from  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Please email Monika Kainz with the dates that work for you. Please bring some gardening gloves, and when you arrive on the MA campus please sign in at the front with Lindsay Neville to obtain a MA visitor pin.
If those days will not work for you, please reach out to us to organize a buddy on other Tuesdays of the month. On the Tuesday’s in-between, Gina Neri, our garden staff person will create a TO-DO List and post it on the big white board next to the entrance. You can also pick a job from the list on the white board and DO-IT. Weeding is always something that needs to be done, especially in-between the vegetable beds. If you have any questions, need a hand getting situated the first time you come, or suggest any other work day dates/times, please email Monika (Sophia ’21)

Outreach and Inclusion Helpful Links

Tennessee Valley Hike September 2016