MPB is more than a building, more than a school. It is an inclusive community of families that share a common goal of providing their children with the best spiritual and academic environment possible. They work and celebrate together to build a network that will support all the children of the school. Led by the Home and School Association, new and old families are welcomed at the Kindergarten Round-Up and Ice Cream Social. Parents gather together each fall at grade-level potlucks to meet and enjoy each other’s company. The Fall Festival allows the school to socialize with the entire parish with food, music, and games. Parents and grandparents help throughout the school year, reading to students, serving in the cafeteria, gardening on the school grounds, and performing numerous other jobs. An annual Auction Night is held each winter to raise funds for school improvements including technology upgrades and a recent science lab renovation. Fundraising is also supplemented by the “Mustang Bucks” gift card program and the magazine sale. Families are able to choose which program they wish to support at the level appropriate to their circumstances. All volunteers are recognized and thanked at receptions in the spring. The adults of the community demonstrate their commitment to the community each and every day and are truly appreciated.
All students are teamed up with younger and older “buddies.” They meet together at weekly Convocation and worship together at Buddy Masses. Younger students also have ELC buddies and have the opportunity to interact with our littlest students. They gather to read stories, create art projects, and play. The older children are examples and the younger children love having a special friend in middle school. These connections are powerful and far-reaching.