School Year: 2019-2020

YOSEMITE 2019

We did it! Two years ago, our trip in to the Yosemite Valley was cancelled due to fires during our Fall Retreat. This year, we were able to make it in with first time visits for a number of people. El Capitan and Half Dome were beautiful in the distance but we concentrated on hikes to Mirror Lake and Nevada Falls. We even had a bear sighting.

EAT PIZZA! RAISE MONEY!

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MAPs presents....a Zachary's Pizza Fundraiser for Mentoring Academy. 15% of the pies sold between 11am to 10pm on Wednesday, October 23rd go to the school BUT you must present the flyer shown below and at the location on College Avenue in Oakland only. Help the school by eating pizza?? I'm in!!!!

FALL COMMUNITY DINNER

September 2019 brought our first Community Dinner of the new school year. Parents, Students, and Staff were treated to a wonderfully cooked meal and we shared photos and video of the school's adventures in Yosemite and Beyond.

BERKELEY REP: THE GREAT WAVE

Our first visit to the Berkeley Rep this school year was to see THE GREAT WAVE. A fascinating story based on true stories between the relationships of North Korea and Japan. One of the best plays we've seen.

BERKELEY REP: WHITE NOISE

Our second visit to the Berkeley Rep this school year was to see the play WHITE NOISE, written by acclaimed playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. An intense show, the story tackles race relationships and more and prompted a wonderful discussion by the students.

DIA DE MUERTOS

Part of a language class is also culture. For Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead, our Spanish teacher Sylvia had the students working on sugar skulls.

THIS IS HALLOWEEN