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BearNotes is the weekly M-A PTA newsletter that communicates school news and upcoming events within our M-A community of parents, students, and staff. Published by the M-A PTA in Spanish and English. Subscribe to receive the school newsletter every Sunday by email. 

BearNotes Newsletter Publication Policies

How to Submit Items


When to Submit Items

  • Thursday midnight for publication the following Sunday.

  • Friday - Sunday sport events : Deadline Sunday noon. 

  • BearNotes submissions run for two weeks. Email your request for a third week; decisions the discretion of the BearNotes staff


What to Submit

  • Submissions should be SHORT, include the organization name, event, date, time, location, and contact info (including website URLs). 

  • Sport submissions - limited to 200 words per team.

  • All content should be in the body of the email, attachments not accepted. 

  • Community submissions, unrelated to M-A, are imited to a brief event description, date, time, location, website URL, contact info and from non-profit organizations, directed to audience of M-A students, parents and staff.


General Information

  • The PTA BearNotes Newsletter team reserves the right to edit or reject submissions.

  • The M-A PTA is a non-profit organization, with a non-commercial, non-partisan, and non-sectarian policy which is strictly enforced. In particular, notices of a personal, political, religious, commercial, or editorial nature will not be published.

BearNotes Newsletter Staff


Mike Santoro

Amy Travers
Audra Loftman
Stacy Bissell

Spanish Translator

Maria Vegas


Lisa Cope

Julie Lee

Stina Singel

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