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  • Every Student Succeeds Act - PARENT Meeting on Tuesday, June 19th


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  • Are you still looking for quality Kindergarten options for your child?                      Enroll at Marion P. Thomas Charter School Today!

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    Why Should You Choose Marion P. Thomas Charter School?

    • Our family friendly environment
    • A caring staff that cultivates a love of learning using creativity, curiosity, collaboration and critical thinking
    • Convenient locations throughout Newark
    • Before and after extended care
    • Culturally rich programs that celebrate our diverse population
    • Each of our elementary academies features an innovative and interactive curriculum:
      • STEAM Academy  incorporates an approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering, the arts and math as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
      • PAC Academy's goal is to enrich student experiences with project-based learning focused on performing and culinary arts
      • SELECT Academy focuses on the different ways boys and girls learn and incorporates those learning styles in all-boys and all girls classes

    To find out more or to schedule a visit call 973.621.0060, ext. 3112 or click here to enroll via the Family Portal (beginning April 30th) or visit the Family Support Center, 765 Broad St., Newark and request a seat at Marion P. Thomas Charter School.


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  • The Voice of the Village newsletter returns!

    VOV Newsletter

    Read the newest edition of the MPTCS Voice of the Village newsletter.  Find out about our co-founder and CEO's first book; MPTCS Foundation Scholarships for graduating seniors; New MPTCS schools opening in the Fall and much more.  To read the issue click here

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  • Seeing Clearly! Are you in need of new glasses or an eye exam?



    The Mobile Optical Academy will return to the MPTCS Village on Monday, April 23rd, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to offer eye screenings and eyeglasses.  Both students and staff are eligible to participate.  To book an appointment visit and click on the On-Site Calendar to book your appointment or  click here to download the consent form.  When completing the paper form make sure to:

    1.Attach a copy of your insurance card to the consent form. (By doing this, it is guaranteed that Optical Academy has the proper information to check eligibility.)

    2. Print neatly, make sure the information on the consent form is legible. 

    3.Complete all information and return form no later than April 15, 2018.

    Upon completion of your form, please submit to the shool nurse.  If you would like a paper copy of the application, please ask your school nurse.  For additional information email Nurse Collins at


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  • Major League Baseball Player Donates Sports Equipment

    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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