Marion P. Thomas Charter

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  • Zack Granite Visits MPTCS

    Zack Granite, major league baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and Ms. Gregory, MPTCS teacher, are surrounded by the scholars of MPTCS Elementary School who are all smiles thanks to Zack's generous donation of sports gear.  Zack also spoke to our scholars about the importance of staying active and how to balance school and sports.  Thanks for visiting our village Zack!

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  • parcc logo

    The PARCC Power Program is an academic enrichment program designed to provide tutoring and support in reading and mathematics to scholars. This additional work, outside of the school day, will lead to greater understanding of key concepts and ultimately help them improve their score on the PARCC assessment.

    The PARCC Power program will run from Monday January 8th- Thursday April 26th, 2018. The schedules vary by campus for more information click here.

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  • fresh fruit and vegetable logo   fresh fruit and vegetable ambassadors

    The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to our scholars at the our elementary schools.  The goal of the FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce among children. FFVP is an important tool in our efforts to combat childhood obesity. The Program is successful in introducing our scholars to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample.

    To learn more, visit the FFVP webpage:

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  • MPTCS' CEO, Dr. Karen Thomas, was honored with the inaugural Education Innovator of the Year Award at the annual New Jersey Charter Schools Association Conference in Newark.  Dr. Land, MPTCS Chief Academic Officer, wrote a tribute to Dr. Thomas, who was selected forpi this amazing honor.  Dr. Thomas has spearheaded a number of innovative concepts during her tenure at MPTCS, including: establishing the first charter prekindergarten program; piloting the first single gender program at a charter school and Newark's only culinary & performing arts themed high school.  

    Dr. Thomas with award

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  • MPTCS High School of Culinary & Performing Arts served as the host venue for the premier screening of the music video "FLY."  The video, starring vocalist and songwriter April Peters, featured MPTCS high school scholars in a number of scenes at the school.  The inspirational video was directed by cinematographer Joshua James of REBEL Films Productions.  

    Check out the video by clicking here:  FLY featuring April Peters and the scholars of MPTCS directed by Joshua James

    April Peters photo


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