MFA Events and Activities

At Mahala F. Atchison School, PTA volunteers are needed to assist with an array of fun activities, including the following.

Autumn Kickoff
Held in October, this fun-filled field day features activities arranged by the school’s Physical Education Department. Students also attend a related educational assembly.  PTA volunteers supervise the outdoor activities.

Book Fairs
MFA holds week-long book fairs in the fall and in the spring, and students enjoy shopping for new books with either a family member or a parent volunteer. During each book fair day, PTA volunteers help students purchase items or make a wish list for them to return at a later date to purchase. Volunteers are also needed for set up/break down of the event.

ABC Reading
On designated reading days, PTA parents can volunteer to read a book to students in the classroom and present it as a gift from the PTA for the class library.

Holiday Shop
Held in early December, the Holiday Shop is always a hit with students, allowing them to purchase gifts for their family and friends. PTA volunteers help students select items they wish to purchase. The Holiday Shop lasts for one week and takes place for the duration of the school day. 

100 Days of School Food Drive
As the 100th day of school approaches, each class is encouraged to collect 100 non-perishable items to donate to the local Food Bank. On the 100th day, PTA volunteers collect all donations from the classrooms.

Movie Night
Held in the MFA cafeteria and gym, Movie Night is a fun evening for students and their families. Complimentary popcorn and water are provided, and baked goods are available for purchase.  PTA volunteers donate water and assist with check-in and distribution of snacks.

Teacher Appreciation Week
During the first week of May, students and parents take time to recognize the efforts of the teachers in our schools. At MFA, the PTA hosts a teacher luncheon, at which PTA volunteers help set up, serve food and clean up.

Square 1 Art
Through this program, students create original artwork that can be applied to various products for purchase, from stickers to hot plates. PTA volunteers help organize orders and distribute the purchased items. 

Second Grade Party
This celebratory event takes place at the end of the school year to send off our second graders as they prepare to move on to Swimming River School. Music, refreshments, and autograph books are provided, and a photo video is shown for the kids to enjoy. PTA volunteers help organize and set up the event, serve refreshments and clean up.