Hello MPES families,

Since construction began this school year on the new gymnasium and library, the upper parking lot has been closed. That has required all staff to park along neighboring streets. Everyone has been great about managing this inconvenience. We know that it is not forever.

We bring this up as we would like to make a similar request: If you are picking up students by vehicle after school, families are asked to consider parking on an adjacent street and not in the lower parking lot.

What we have noticed is the lot is more congested than ever, with more families opting to not ride the bus. We have discussed staggering dismissal times, but we do not think this will help with the actual traffic issues.

Some families already do this. They walk from their vehicle a half block or so away, pick up their child(ren) at the front of school, and walk back with them.

We do not need all families to do this; just enough people in order to reduce the number of vehicles in the lot. If you decide to help us out in this way, let your child(ren)’s teacher(s) know about the change in location for pick up.

Thank you for considering our request as we continue to improve the overall experience at our school.

Take care,

Mr. Renwick