Welcome to the Minuteman Parents Association

Welcome to the 2022-23 School year!

MPA Leadership for 2023!

Jinna Penachio - President

Courtney Zwirn - Vice President

Silvia Dominguez-Bodie, Treasurer

Will Barker - Secretary

Shelley Scruggs, Claudia Donnet & Erin Palmer - Communications - Website, Facebook Group & Daily Announcements

David Sangurima - Spirit Wear On-line Store

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba - Head of Scholarship Committee

Michele Abroff - Teacher Appreciation Week

Minakshi Singal - Parent Outreach

Please feel free to reach out to the MPA Leadership via email at



Teen Depression Awareness Workshop


This Workshop will be run by Families for Depression Awareness (FFDA) and delivered by a mental health professional. Participants will learn how to recognize depression in teens, find teens appropriate help and treatment, communicate effectively with teens about depression, and access community resources.

Past events:

The 2022 Battlegreen Run (Sunday, November 6)
was a Great Success, raising $1555 online for Minuteman Scholarships!

A Special Thanks to All Participants, Donors & Sponsors!

MPA Annual Meeting
October 2, 2022

Notes from the meeting below, including remarks from Principal Clement and Superintendent Dawson

10.2.22 MPA meeting - notes.pdf

Dr. Dawson's Entry Plan slides

Dr. Dawson's Entry Plan v.2--MPA.pdf

As a part of her Entry Plan, Superintendent
Dawson, would like to hear from Minuteman parents and students. Please submit questions and feedback for her using
this form!

All the information you need about school issues - bus schedules, lunches, school schedules, etc. can be found on the
Minuteman website.

For an overview of Minuteman communications and how to locate various information on the website, please see the slide deck below, prepared by MMHS Director of Communications, Dan O'Brien.

2022-23 Comms Guide for Parents.pptx

How to get involved

1. Join our monthly virtual Zoom calls to find out what we are working on and where/how we need help.

2. Help us Raise Funds for Scholarships. See our Events Page to learn about Dine Around and Take out for Minuteman.

3. Shop and support Minuteman.

  • Minuteman Spirit Wear online store.

  • AmazonSmile - If you use Amazon, you can register the MPA as your org of choice and use this link when you shop. Detailed instructions on our Events Page.

  • Do your shopping with gift cards that give back. See the ShopWithScrip program information on our Events Page.

4. Sign up for the private MPA Facebook page *for current parents/guardians of MMHS students. You can access resources, post questions, and meet other families.

*Please answer three questions to be admitted to the group.

On April 10, 2022, the MPA hosted our first in-person event in over 2 years. This Open House gave parents a chance to tour the building, hear from Mr. Clement, purchase Minuteman swag, and make connections with other Minuteman parents! Minuteman parent, Alfonso Velasquez, created this awesome video of the event.

The MPA Mission

The Minuteman Parent Association Inc. seeks to promote the intellectual, social, and physical well-being of high school students of Minuteman High School by supporting the philosophy of technical and vocational education; fundraising to benefit students and faculty; and promoting cooperation and communication among the school, parents, and the community.

The Minuteman Parent Association Inc. is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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