MPA Weekly Update (September 18-22)

We’re about a month in, and we hope the school year is going well so far.  Please don’t forget:

(1) if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please email them to us at

(2) join our Facebook page – Cleveland High School Magnet Parents Association and

(3) visit Ms. Macon’s Coordinator’s COREner at She has the latest news on EVERYTHING you need to know.

Important September & October Dates:
Tuesday, September 19dismissal is early at 1:34 p.m.

Thursday, September 21 there is NO SCHOOL.

MONDAY, September 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR is College Financial Aid Night for Seniors. Cleveland College Counselor, Sharon Drell, will have information about what is available and how to apply.

THURSDAY, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in The Library is our next MPA meeting. We will have details about the latest going on in CORE and throughout Cleveland, and Ms.Macon will be on hand to answer questions. Our Guest Speaker for the evening will be Trevor Mizrahi from Premier College Guidance. Mr. Mizrahi will offer advice for parents of high school students in all grades, about things students and parents can do to improve their success when it comes to the crazy world of college applications. It’s never too early to have a plan of attack.

Thursday, October 5 is College Night for Juniors. It’s at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR.

Thursday, October 12 is the CORE Experience for parents. Ever wonder what your kids are talking about or what it’s really like to be in CORE? Well here is your chance to find out! The evening begins with a Resource Fair where you can check out some of the wonderful companies that support the Magnet. This is an event you don’t want to miss. The Fair and Check-In begin at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR. Parents begin their Experience at 6:30.

School Tours — You all are already a part of the family, but maybe you know of an upcoming high school student. Please let their families know they can sign up for a tour at on September 29 (almost full), and October 6 & 20. All tours start at 8:30 a.m.

The Practice SAT:
This year, the PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 11.  It will be FREE for all 9th-11th grade students. 

Tenth grade students DO NOT have to register for the test.  It is mandatory for all 10th grade students and the District will automatically register 10th-grade students for the test.  

Ninth and 11th grade students MUST register online as Cleveland is paying for the exam.  They must register by 5:00 PM on October 1, 2017.  

Here is the link: 

If they register but do not take the test, parents must reimburse the school for the $15 cost (administration fees and unused examination documents)–this is noted on the form students/parents complete online.

Questions should be directed to Ms. Drell in the College Office.

Did You Know?
The Magnet website is chock-full of helpful information. Check it out at For example:

Does your teen driver need lessons? Or braces, maybe? How about help with college counseling or test prep? Perhaps your home needs a face lift, or you just want to sell it. That’s just a sample of the types of businesses who generously donated to our program in Spring of this year, and without whom CORE would not be the same. You can get more information about all of them on our website in the Resource Guide you can find by clicking HERE. (It can also be found on the Parents dropdown menu.)
Thanks again to all of them:

Dr. Eugene Ahn, Coastal Radiation Oncology  *  Click 2 Drive
818myhouse  *  Adelman Law Advisors  *  Compass Education
Evette Knight Interiors  *  Gelson’s The Super Market  *  Green Scene
Hamer Toyota  *  Pair Orthodontics  *  Premier College Guidance
Retsky Insurance  *  Rydell Chevrolet  *  Vallarta Supermarkets
Be on the Lookout!
Our ASK Fundraising Campaign begins this week. You soon will receive our letter in the mail. Remember, in addition to providing a volunteer workforce, the MPA gives much needed financial support to the program, so that it can maintain its high level of excellence.

If you just can’t wait for our letter, you can donate online right now by clicking I WANT TO GIVE

Together we can create the best learning environment for our children!Your CORE 4
Gayle Denny, Julieta Esquivelzeta,
Evette Knight & Samantha Koerner

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