Monday, October 4, 2010

BBQ Pictures!

The PTO Barbecue last month was lots of fun! 
Here's a few pictures to prove it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back to School BBQ

Come join the fun at our annual “Back to School BBQ”

When: Friday Sept. 17th
Time: 6pm
Place: Lindon City Park on State Street

For only $5 an individual or $20 a family, enjoy a delicious BBQ pork or chicken sandwich with chips and ice cold lemonade.

Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share.

We will need a head count so we can prepare enough food for everyone. Please RSVP to Heide Ruplinger at 801-735-4695 or You may purchase your tickets at the event.

The PTO will be holding a membership drive at the BBQ. Please join us and support our school for $25 a family.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Uniform Exchange

Our uniform exchange will be held Saturday August 21 from 9 to noon at the school. (The "old" school that is!)

 If you are interested in selling, please contact Katrina Newey at, and she will send you the instructions. We will also have Cory Thorson from Custom School Uniforms there selling new uniforms.

This is a perfect oppurtunity to get everything you need before school starts!

See you there!

Maeser Prep In the News!

People are talking about Maeser!!

Click here to see what The Salt Lake Tribune had to say.

Click here to see what The Deseret News had to say.

Click here to see what The Daily Herald had to say.

And here's the Newsweek Article that started it all!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pictures from the Ground Breaking in May

I've been meaning to post these pictures for weeks. Better late than never, right? The ground breaking ceremony was wonderful. If you weren't able to come, here's a few images that hopefully captured the moment:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Next Year's PTO President Needed

If you or someone you know is interested in being the PTO president or vice president next year please submit your application to Sally Gross by email at List the reasons why you, or the person you are recommending, want to be considered for the position.  We need names and information by Friday May 21th. 


Year End Events! Mark Your Calendars Now!

Academic Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, May 18 @ 6:30 p.m.
American Heritage School
736 North 1100 East, American Fork
FULL DRESS UNIFORM required for students

Athletics Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 20 @ 6:30 p.m.
Noah’s in Lindon
644 North 2000 West, Lindon
FULL DRESS UNIFORM required for students

Groundbreaking Ceremony!
Thursday, May 27 @ 2:00 p.m.
Site for our new building:
550 South 350 West, Lindon

Barnes and Noble Book Fair
Thursday, May 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble
330 East 1300 South, Orem

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thank You Dinner

You're invited to:

The PTO Thank You Potluck Dinner
 Tues. May 25th 6:00 p.m.
 at the school
 Everyone is invited!!!

The PTO will provide the beverages and dessert.
Please RSVP to Sally at 796-5989 or with what you'll be bringing...either main dish or salad.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

News of the New Building To Come

The following email was sent this past week regarding the new building for Maeser Prep:

Dear Maeser Community,

We are excited to let you know that we are moving forward with plans for our new campus located at 550 South 350 West, Lindon. The land purchase is complete and we are in the process of completing our construction financing. Watch for information on our upcoming groundbreaking celebration in the next couple of weeks. The construction schedule is anticipated to take five months. The contractor will be running double crews and working six days a week and nights in order to finish the building as quickly as possible. Our contractor, Peck Ormsby Construction, has an excellent reputation and years of experience. We are confident in their ability to complete the building in a timely manner. To ensure that school will begin as scheduled on September 7, we are in the process of finalizing plans for a temporary location in Lindon.

We have also been busy adding new faculty to our already incredible Maeser Team. Their bios will be posted on our website soon.

Please feel free to email with any questions.

Thanks for your continued support!

KGMPA Board of Directors

Cynthia Shumway, CAO
Corey Bingham, Asst. CAO
Steve Whitehouse, CFO
Jennifer Carpenter
Robyn Ellis
David Leavitt

Monday, May 3, 2010

Renaissance Faire Shines Through The Rain

Despite the crazy weather, the Renaissance Faire went on as planned and was a wonderful success! We hope you all were able to come out and support it and see all the amazing work that went into making it happen.

We were interviewed by Fox 13, and The Daily Universe and The Daily Herald. Check out this video from The Daily Herald and also here's the article they wrote.

Here's a slide show of a few pictures we took. We'd love to share more. Let us know if you have pictures we can link to!

THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered and who came to support the event!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Performance Schedule for the Renaissance Faire

Here's a list of those performing during the day at the Faire. Be sure to come support one and all!

10:00 Procession with Bagpiper

10:15 Maeser Orchestra

10:40 YJuggle or Caberata Martial Arts Dance

11:00 Maypole Dance

11:10 True Edge Sword

11:30 Irish Dancers Power Academy

12:00 Maypole

12:10 Maeser Drama

12:30 Shelley Irish Dance Company

1:00 Maypole Dance

1:10 Jugglenutz

2:00 Maypole Dance

2:10 Maeser Choir

2:30 Laugh Out Loud

3:00 Your Imaginary Friends Puppetry

3:30 Auction and Raffle

Last Minute Renaissance Faire Information

Hear Ye, Hear Ye the Renaissance Faire is here. Come one come all to a magical day!

Here's a few last minute tidbits:

** Raffle ticket money is due on Friday after school.
** We have 30 vendors confirmed!
** Costume making after school and during lunch now through Friday.
** We need coolers! Call Lisa Nelson at 687-3791 if you can loan one out for the day.
** Rehearsal for attendants, royalty and May pole dancers will be Friday at 1:15 p.m. at the park.
** We still need people to bring bakery goods, auction items and running the inflatable slide.
** If the weather is bad, we'll be inside at the school! But it WON'T be bad! :)
** Be sure to check out UPR (Utah Public Radio) and the Daily Herald for advertising spots and afterwards, a report on the event!

See you at the Faire!!

Saturday May 1st 10am to 4pm at the Lindon City Park.
Invite your friends and family!
Please tell everyone that there is no admission fee!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Help Needed.... STILL!

The time for preparing for the Renaissance Faire is running out. We still need help with the following items:

* Help to run the inflatable slide and jumping castle. Contact Nanci McRaney 722-4375.

* Help run and collect auction donations. Contact Debby Lauret 319-8655

* Bake items for the Baked Goods Auction, Lorinda Tyler Pohontsch, 616-3674

* Help serve food at Shakespeare’s Tavern-Christine Craig-520-4751

* Find vendors for Merlin’s Market-$35 a booth and a $50 donation for the auction-Lori Robinson at 801-368-7165.

* Help with publicity by passing out fliers-Contact Lisa Nelson-687-3791.

* Donate to the auction. This is to be our biggest money maker!! We really need your donations. Contact Debby and Jim Lauret 318-8655

Get your hours in and volunteer!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The King's Pastries Slide Show

This was a presentation shown at commons on Friday, April 2 to give students ideas about the upcoming Renaissance Faire.

What to Expect at the Renaissance Faire

We would like to invite you, your families and friends to our Renaissance Faire May 1st from 10am to 4pm.

 The day will begin with the Royal Procession, lead by bagpipers followed by the King and Queen and all the towns people. Everyone is welcome to usher in the King and Queen into the Faire.  It will starting at 10am sharp. Followed with the May Pole dance, which will be performed by our ballroom dancers and accompanied with members of our orchestra. Once the performance is done the fun will begin with live entertainment throughout the day.
 For the children there will be puppetry shows, game and craft booths; crown and pricess tiara decorating, pie throwing, jousting, soccer kick, face painting dart throwing, gold fish toss and an inflatable jumping castle and slide.

 For the adults we have Camelots Vendors, the King's Pastries, Shakespeare’s Tavern, The Peasants Auction and Raffle. Beware we will also have Gypsies and Captain Jack Sparrow in our company.

You can come as a Lord, Lady, Jester, Gypsy, Wench, Peasant, Pirate, Woodland Nymph, Fairy or just yourself.  Just come and add to the festivities. 

 Be prepared to eat, we will be offering a delicous pulled pork sandwich, pizza, corndogs, scones, jerky, churros, snowcones, cotton candy, cakes and more. Rootbeer and other liquid refreshments at the Pub with entertainment of songs and tales of brave knights and love.  

We look forward to you attending this fun filled event.

We will be accepting debit cards and cash, no checks please. 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Reanissance Faire Activities at Commons Today!

Today we held a Renaissance Faire Fashion Show. The students were our models, one student even modeled a kilt. It was great fun! Next week at Commons, we will have a powerpoint and demonstration for the dessert auction. We will also have the students start selling raffle tickets and give them fliers to be put up around town.

The students wanted to know if they could get together at school and create costumes. Christine Craig the lady who did the fashion show said she and her friend said they would be willing to come down with their sewing machines on Thurs. April 8th and help the students alter clothes they bring. If anyone is willing to help with the sewing, please let Sally know.( We will be passing around a sign up sheet for those interested at Commons on Friday April 2nd.
Things are going foward! Thanks everyone who has put in a lot of time and effort so far. This is going to be a huge deal! We can't wait to see how it all turns out! Start spreading the news. May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lindon City Park.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Maeser Tennis Team Tournament with Grand High School, Moab, Utah

The Maeser Young Men's Tennis Team played its first tournament of the season against Grand High School in Moab, Utah this past weekend, March 12-13.

The pre-season match was arranged by Maeser Tennis Coach Samila Nickell and Coach Ed (pictured to the right), the Grand High School Tennis Coach.

 For the most part, the two teams were evenly paired, with multiple matches going into a tie breaker. Good sportsmanship was emphasized and practiced well by both teams. In the photo to the left, Ryan Griffith returns a volley during his match.

The tournament consisted of a three hour session Friday afternoon and a Saturday morning session of equal length.  The photo to the right shows the pre-tournament greeting of the two teams. Here, pairings were assigned and tournament logistics were discussed.

 Following the Saturday morning matches, the Maeser team enjoyed lunch at Wendys followed by a quick stop at the Moab Rock Shop, an eclectic collection of Moab memorabilia, gems, petrified wood, and old dinosaur bones.

On the way home, the team stopped for about an hour hike in Arches National Park. The boys enjoyed hiking around three arches in the Windows section of the park.

Many thanks to Coach Samila Nickell and Coach Deanna Pilling for the time and effort they put into developing our young men.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Planning for the Renaissance Faire Continues!

Our next meeting will be March 16th 7pm at KMP. This will leave us only 6 more weeks until the event!

· We still need volunteers for May 1st at the Faire: Greeters, Facilities, Running the Inflatable slide and jumping castle.
· Please purchase $1 raffle tickets and donations for the raffle-Kathy and Warren Wylie 785-0417
· Donations are needed for the auction-Debby and James Lauret 756-5110
· Bakery goods are needed for the Baked Goods Auction, Lorinda Tyler Pohontsch, 616-3674
· Come be a serving wench for Shakespeare’s Tavern-John and Nanci Williams, 691-0248
· We need vendors for Merlin’s Market-$35 a booth and a $50 donation for the auction-Janet Bice 360-1663.
· Publicity help is needed-Lisa Nelson-687-3791

Please let us know if you can help!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Update on Renaissance Fair Planning

Here are Renaissance committees that need you; please look them over and contact Sally Gross ( or the Committee Chairs as to where you will help. The money earned will go for a new portable PA system, our new library, and $200 grants for our teachers.

Publicity…Lisa Nelson…687-3791
Vendors/Merlin’s Market Place…Janet Bice…360-1663
Food/Shakespeare’s Tavern…John and Nancy Williams…691-0248
Raffle…We need a Chairman
Live/Silent Auction…Debby Lauret…756-5110
Dessert Auction/King’s Pastries…Lorinda Tyler Pohontsch…616-3674
Royalty Committee…Christi Knott…501-9314
Carnival Booths…Christi Knott…501-9314
Entertainment…Carolyn Lundberg…785-9292
Facilities… We need a Chairman
Maypole…Cassie Danfors…598-0513…

Thanks goes out to Kristi Collings for designing our Renaissance Faire money.

Attention -We are going to have an auction at the Renaissance Faire -- start gathering stuff to donate. Things like used desk or furniture in good repair; if you have two blenders, donate the other; etc. Contact Debby Lauret -- she is chairman for the auction: or 756-5110.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Winterfest Slide Show

We Need You! We Want You!

Listed below are the committees we have set up for the Renaissance Faire. Please contact the person in charge of that committee if you would like to help. There are several committees that still need a chairman. If you are willing, let us know right away! (Contact Sally Gross at

Carnival Booths-Chairman: Christi Knott,, 501-9314
Publicity-Chairman: Lisa Nelson,, 687-3791
Shakespeare's Tavern: John and Nancy Williams,, 691-0248
Entertainment: Carolyn Lundberg,, 785-9292
Dessert Auction: Lorinda Tyler-Pohontsch,, 616-3674
Facilities: Chairman-We need YOU!
Merlin's Market-Janet Bice
Silent/live Auction-Debby Lauret,
Royalty Committee-Chairman-We need YOU!
Maypole Dance-Chairman-We need YOU!
Raffle-Chairman-We need YOU!

PTO committee meetings, where we'll be planning the Renaissance Faire, are held the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the school. Additional meetings just for planning the Faire, will be the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. through April. (April's meetings are bumped down one week due to Spring Break.) See side bar of the blog for exact dates. Meetings are fun and kept to just an hour long! We need YOU! Please join us!

What is a Renaissance Faire Anyway?

Quoting from this "all things Renaissance" site: A Renaissance Faire is an amalgam of many things. Its partly a craft fair, its partly historical reenactment, its partly performance art.

The purpose for very own Maeser Renaissance Faire is to have fun earning money for our new school. Specifically to raise money for a new portable PA system and to buy books for the library.

At the faire you will find:
  • community craft booths
  • student run booths
  • student performances
  • a silent auction
  • a raffle
  • games for the kids
  • food for the family
  • kings, queens, princes, princesses, knights and ladies in waiting

Come join in the fun on Saturday May1 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Lindon Park! If you'd like to volunteer to help with any of the many committees, contact Sally Gross at We need you!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine's Fundraiser

Be sure to come by PTO table during lunch on Monday February 8th through Wednesday February 10th to buy your Valentine's gifts! Here's what we're offering:

  • Cookies for $1.00 (will be delivered on the 11th)

  • Valentine Grams for 50 cents (will be delivered on the 10th)

  • A Rose for $1.50 (will be delivered on the 11th)

You can also purchase these items for an hour at the beginning of Winterfest this Friday, January 22.

Please support the PTO and buy your Valentine with us!

(If you are a parent and would like to buy a surprise Valentine for your student, email Katrina Newey at

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winterfest Decadent Dessert Fundraiser

Every year at the Winterfest celebration, the PTO hosts a "Decadent Dessert" fundraiser. Everyone can get their hand stamped for $5 which entitles them to sample the decadent desserts. There will even be a kids' cookie table where kids are free to eat all the cookies they want!

The PTO needs volunteers to bring two dozen cookies to the event so there will be plenty of cookies to go around. If you'd like to participate, just bring your cookies that night. If you have any questions, contact Janine See a

We look forward to everyone coming to support the students and their Winterim projects on Friday, January 22 and help add to the PTO funds by supporting the Decadent Desserts!