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An overview of upcoming Parents Association volunteer committee activities

August 2010 Upcoming Events and News

Karen DiGasbarro 314-822-1042,

PARENTS ACTIVITIES – Susan Johnston, Vice President

Julie Flom, Co-Chair, (314) 443-9659
Tracy Jasper, Co-Chair (314) 862-3501

The MICDS 150th Celebration Cookbooks are available to purchase in the bookstore. The Cookbook will also be available for purchase August 26 at the Parent Welcoming Coffee. Stop by and taste some samples prepared from recipes in the cookbook. $15 per cookbook.

Liz Dorr, Co-Chair (314) 997-3361
Johanna Zoeller, Co-Chair (636) 448-7219


Leslie Goldberg, Co-Chair (314) 994-0151
Emily Huber, Co-Chair (314) 537-0434

Save the date!!!! The MICDS Homecoming Carnival is on Saturday, September 11, 2010. Emily Huber ( and Leslie Goldberg ( are co-chairing the event which will be held on the grassy area between Olson Hall and the Beasley School from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Emily and Leslie are in need of parent volunteers to assist with activities during the carnival. If you are interested in signing up for a two hour shift, please contact Emily or Leslie.

The shifts are 10:00am – 12:00pm and 12:00pm – 2:00pm. We are also in need of a lead parent volunteer to oversee parent and 8th grade volunteers. Please contact us via e-mail if you are interested in helping. This promises to be a fun event again this year and your help will ensure its success!!

Nancy McKown, Co-Chair (314) 962-5153
Stacie Franc, Co-Chair (314) 991-8990

PARENT EDUCATION – Susan Hiemenz, Vice President

Vicky Wroten, Chair, (314) 315-7700

This committee of parents celebrate our diverse community at MICDS by supporting and raising awareness of multicultural activities and entertainment events that take place on campus. Based on the needs identified for next year, we will be providing volunteers and support to the MICDS Diversity department (Erica Moore) and World Language department (Patrick Huewe). Be on the lookout for our October flyer in the mail, which will provide detailed volunteer opportunities. Anyone interested in getting more information or joining this committee, contact Vicky Wroten 314-315-7700 or

Marni Rebman, Chair (808) 268-5017
Jen Goley, Vice-Chair (618) 781-4956

MICDS Parent Network Education Event

Habit Forming…

A Forum with Experts on Wellness

On September 29, in conjunction with the MICDS Upper School, the Parent Network will offer to our community a variety of experts available with information on ways to reduce stress, create new healthy habits, and provide an opportunity to meet some of the MICDS academic, athletic and wellness support staff. Individual stations on topics such as nutrition, driving instruction, sleep and exercise will be presented in an open setting permitting flexible access, allowing you to move freely, ask questions and to participate at your convenience. Arrive when you can and stay as long as you like. Please encourage your students to attend as well.

Join the Parent Network

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Olson Hall Foyer
Be Well, Be Safe, Be Fit

Stephanie Gallagher, and Diana Sprich,

Terry Parkinson, Chair (314) 517-6993
Stacey Goltermann, Vice-Chair (314) 304-4000

The Summer Opportunites Fair will be hosted by MICDS this year, January 29, 2011! The Summer Opportunities Fair is where you can discover exciting programs for children ages 3 to 18. This exciting event is looking for parent volunteers to work on the committee. Contact Stacey Goltermann,, or Terry Parkinson, to volunteer.

SCHOOL COMMUNITY RELATIONS – Pele Childress, Vice President

AFS – American Field Service
Stacey Carman, Chair (314) 422-9894
Kelley Carman, Vice-Chair (314) 852-9798

Suzanne Dalton, Chair (314) 614-3388

Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 24, for the MICDS Autumn Music Recital!  All students in grades 5-12 who would like to showcase their musical talent are encouraged to participate!  This will be the 11th year Arts Backers has sponsored this special event, which will take place in the Alumnae Room at the Middle School from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Students may perform as a soloist or as part of an ensemble by playing a musical instrument or singing a song of their choice in a casual atmosphere with other Middle and Upper School students, parents and faculty.  Please contact Donna Block at 314-993-8710 for more information.

Many thanks to the wonderful parents who have already supported Arts Backers this year by becoming valued members!  The MICDS arts program is a vital part of what makes our school extraordinary, and Arts Backers’ mission is to encourage recognition of the value of the arts at MICDS, foster excellence in the arts and promote ties within the MICDS community at large. Whether your child participates in drama, vocal music, band, dance or visual art, we hope you will consider becoming an Arts Backers Member this year so that we can continue supporting all of our students and their artistic pursuits.

As always, you may choose a $35 Regular Arts Backers Membership, or for $75, your support will include membership in the Arts & Education Council of St. Louis, which will entitle you to a year’s worth of discounts for art events and performances throughout the St. Louis area, as well as the popular “St. Louis on Sale” discount program!  From November 13-21, you will enjoy a 20% discount at a myriad of participating stores and restaurants only offered to A&E members.  Or, if you’re interested in supporting COCA, you may join both Arts Backers and COCA at the Star Level for $100 and enjoy special discounts and priority registration for COCA’s many camps, classes and events!

Please mail your check payable to MICDS to Nancy Staley at 1819 North Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63131, or you may charge your Arts Backers membership to your student’s school account by emailing Nancy at and providing your student’s name along with your membership preference.  For more information on how you can become involved with Arts Backers at MICDS, please contact Suzanne Dalton at Thank you!

Felicia Pulliam-Jones, Co-Chair/US (314) 220-4020
Linda Werner, Co-Chair/US (314) 432-4180
Bonita Otti, Co-Chair/MS (314) 616-2011
Barbara Richert, Co-Chair/MS (314) 984-9724
Lisa Johnson, Co-Chair/LS (314) 989-0862
Jobie Summers, Co-Chair/LS (314) 276-0008

Kristen Lowery, Co-Chair (314) 520-9798
Maureen Weiser, Co-Chair (314) 878-9776

Vicky Wroten, Chair MS/US (314) 315-7700
Michelle Cohen, Chair LS (314) 265-9684

Be a Parent Ambassador! Look out for a letter from the Admission Office letting you know about opportunities to become part of our Admission Parent Ambassadors. You’ll be able to connect with prospective parents at events, give campus tours and volunteer to help out in the office. Dates, times, and more details will be at your fingertips! Contact Vicky Wroten if you have questions or would like to join the Parent Ambassadors: or 314-315-7700.

Tracey Singer, Co-Chair, (314) 991-9006
Jane Southworth, Co-Chair, (314) 313-6472

Michelle Cohen, Co-Chair (314) 265-9684
Angela Martin, Co-Chair (314) 724-0946
Tammy Walsh, Co-Chair (314) 469-1516

Lisa Windsor, Chair, (314) 965-0699
Bev Mach, Vice-Chair (314) 750-1752

Join Sports Boosters today by clicking here or downloading the form from the athletic portal. Join by charging your school account or sending a check to Ann Desai. Thank you to all the parents who have already mailed in their membership form or joined during Book Days! Please remember your membership allows the Athletic Department to purchase items that would not have otherwise been subsidized by its budget.

See you all on Friday, Sept. 10, for the Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire. The excitement continues on Sept. 11, for Homecoming Events and Carnival. Thanks and GO RAMS!

Mary Murawski, Chair, (314) 567-6530
Vicky Wroten, Co-Chair, (314) 315-7700

We are so grateful to parents, who continue to donate gently used items: MS Choir shirts, PE clothing, boy’s navy blazers, MICDS-logo’d sweatshirts and t-shirts, Graduation dresses and Graduation ties. Bring your donations to the receptacle at the MS checkered hallway or US May Hall lobby. If the needed size is available, your student can have it at no cost. There were so many students and families that took advantage of the clothing at Bookdays! In fact, we had over 10 boxes of clothing that were distributed. Please consider donating more items. Anyone interested in helping with collection and distribution efforts throughout the year, contact Mary Murawski 314-567-6530

SCHOOL SERVICES – Bev Mach, Vice President

Laura Barnes, Co-Chair, (314) 997-2290
Martha Martin, Co-Chair, (314) 993-9659

Blair Thompson, Chair, (314) 569-0482


Kim Pope, Chair (3618) 616-2655

Tracy Matrantuono, Co-Chair/US, (314) 963-9790
Barbara Richert, Co-Chair/MS, (314) 984-9724
Chalana Scales-Ferguson, Co-Chair/LS (314) 838-7705

Tonia Angle, Co-Chair, (314) 315-3535
Di Meine, Vice-Chair (314) 650-7978

Chalana Scales-Ferguson, Chair/US, (314) 838-7705
Leanne Morgan, Chair/LS, (314) 479-5328

Peggy Sannes, Chair/US, (314) 775-5557
Dee Anne Sjogren, Chair/MS, (314) 602-6295
Amy Kalishman, Chair/LS, (314) 997-5111