August/September Parents Association Events & Activities

The Parents Association invites you to consider these great opportunities to volunteer and/or participate in upcoming events!

MICDS Parents Association: Fall Coffee and Meeting

The Parents Association invites you to the Annual Fall Coffee & Meeting.
Thursday, September 1
Olson Hall.
7:30 a.m. Coffee
8:00 a.m. Parents Association Meeting (all parents welcome)

Bookstore Volunteers

Middle School and Upper School Parents: Please join us in the bookstore by volunteering once a month! We have 3 shifts available; 8 am – 10:30 am, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm, and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, with two or three workers per shift. Please sign up with a friend or we are happy to place you with new friends. Working in the bookstore is a great way to get involved in the MICDS community, and an added bonus, you’ll meet your children’s friends and teachers!

In addition to your monthly shift, we are looking for many volunteers during Book Days, Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12. The shifts are from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and 5:00 – 7:00 pm. We can be flexible- please let us know whatever time you have available!

Bookstore Contact: Jane Southworth, and Tracey Singer,

MICDS Autumn Music Recital

Attention all students in grades 5-8: Make plans to participate in the MICDS Autumn Music Recital this fall! It is a rare opportunity to show off your musical talent, either as a soloist or as part of an ensemble, by performing on a musical instrument or singing a song of your choice in a casual atmosphere with other Middle and Upper School students, parents and faculty. The event will be held this November in the Alumnae Room in the Middle School. Watch for further details in early fall,

Art Backers Co-Chair (Music Recital) Contact: Donna Block at

Spirit Wear Closet

The Spirit Wear Closet is a place where you can donate gently used MICDS clothing or request the same! Anyone can share and receive, if the size, that is needed, is available. Bring your donations to the Spirit Wear box located in the MS checkered hallway or the US May Hall lobby throughout the summer and upcoming school year. Help recycle: MS choir shirts, boy’s navy blazers, PE clothing, graduation ties, MICDS logo’d sweatshirts and T-shirts. All donations are final and PE clothing with names are accepted. All unused items will be donated to a charity in Peru, sponsored by Mrs. Shultz (LS Spanish teacher). To request Spirit Wear items or help with this great project, please contact Mary Murawski.

Spirit Wear Closet Contact:
Mary Murawski 314-567-6530 and
Vicky Wroten 314-315-7700

Parent Ambassadors Committee

Please join the Parent Ambassadors! The Admissions office needs your help with many of their events for the upcoming school year. You can choose to be a host-greeter, and/or tour guide. All parents, including dads, are encouraged to get involved! Be on the lookout for the upcoming email survey to sign for specific dates and times that are convenient for you. The Parent Ambassador Training Seminar will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 8 a.m. at the MS Alumnae Room. The MICDS Open House (JK-12 grades) will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (details forthcoming). Place these important dates on your calendar. To become a Parent Ambassador or get more details contact Vicky (MS/US) or Tracy (LS).

Parent Ambassadors Contact:
Lower School: Tracy Jasper 314-330-4664
MS/US Vicky Wroten 314-315-7700

Cultures Within Committee

Cultures Within is a committee of parents celebrating our diverse community at MICDS by supporting and raising awareness of multicultural activities and learning opportunities that take place on campus. Help us celebrate our Cultural Heritage months: German Oktoberfest, Hispanic Month; Chinese New Year, Italian La Befana, French Mardis Gras, and the Latin Junior Classical League competition. We need help in providing volunteers and support for the Diversity department (Erica Moore) and World Languages department (Patrick Huewe). We will also be assisting the US International council to present a Passport multicultural event that will be held in November 2011…details are forth coming. We will have an information booth at Book Days with all the details. In addition, students and parents will have the opportunity to sign up to get involved and make this great event a fabulous success. Please contact Vicky or Angela if you are interested in joining the Cultures Within committee and getting more details for all our events.

Cultures Within Contacts: Vicky Wroten 314-315-7700 and Angela Martin 314-961-0946

Art Backers Membership

DEFINITION: An individual who supports the arts curriculum and programs at MICDS in order to promote and foster an appreciation of the arts in our community and school. Arts Backers supports the visual art, theater, music, dance, and speech departments by providing promotion and publicity for the various MICDS arts programs in many ways. Arts Backers organizes and supports the fine arts throughout the year with rehearsal dinners, music recitals, gallery receptions, speech meets and awards events. Past donations to Arts Backers have helped purchase numerous Art Department equipment requests such as: a new kiln, microphones, CD duplicator, band/choral acoustical shell, banners, furnishings and much, much, more.

Please consider joining the Arts Backers family by becoming a member today!

Arts Backers Contact: Donna Block at