Friday 10/14/2016, 5:30-7:30 in the Dining Room Back by popular demand! Bring the whole family for a night of Bingo. Fun prizes, pizza, and drinks included in this fun for all event! Purchase tickets at www.biddingforgood.com/springfest. $15 per person with a maximum of 200 participants. All proceeds support the Park Parents' Association. Please note, this is not a drop-off event; there must be one adult per family or child grouping. Questions? Jimena Canales
Thursday 10/13/2016 through Friday 10/21/2016 outside the Shire Have a barely worn blue blazer? Need the next size tennis racquet? Come check out the swap! Donations welcome starting on Thursday 10/13/2016. You do not have to contribute anything to take something.
Thursday 10/13/2016, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Dining Room COME CHOP WITH US! The Community Service Committee (CSC) is excited to announce the 2016 Chop-a-thon Marathon. The Park community will spend the day preparing vegetables to be made into soup to feed the guests of the Pine Street Inn, an organization that provides a variety of services to more than 1,600 homeless men and women every day. The Chop-a-thon is a wonderful opportunity for the Park community to come together and make a difference. Please join us on October 13th! Questions? Please contact Liza Gates
How can you help?
• Donate vegetables: Please drop off vegetables in the lobby
Friday 10/7/2016 through Wednesday 10/12/2016 Pre-K – Grade II: Green beans Grade III: Carrots Grade IV: Zucchini Grade V: Summer squash Grades VI-VIII: Onions or potatoes
• Before school 7:45 am: Help set up and prep veggies (with or without your child)
• During school: Middle Division (Grades III–V) parents are invited to supervise the children peeling and chopping vegetables and to help clean, bag and store produce. Please watch your e-mail for a detailed schedule
• After school 3-4:30 pm: Bring your child to the Dining Room for the final stage of the soup-making marathon, the community-wide green bean snap. Help with set-up, clean-up, and delivering vegetables is always welcome as well!
Friday 10/21/2016, 8:30 am in the Dining Room We welcome anyone who'd like to talk about green ideas at Park. We also have opportunities to help with existing events. Come join us! If this is not a convenient time, please let us know as we'd like to vary the timing of our gatherings to make them work for you! Contact Rebecca Mayne
First meetings: Wednesday 10/5/2016 at 8:15am and/or 6:00pm in the Library “Diversity is who we are, equity is what we strive for, inclusion is how we get there.” How do we build and maintain an diverse, equitable, and inclusive community here at The Park School? Why does it matter? At this first DEI Community Gathering, come meet and talk with other parents interested in the ideas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Come learn and share what is going on at Park and beyond. ALL are welcome, and childcare will be provided for the evening session. Questions? Anna Wells or Young Ju Rhee
Friday 9/30/2015 at 8:30 am in the Dining Room Learn about volunteer opportunities, meet committee members, and other parents, and explore wonderful ways to get involved at Park! If you can’t attend and would like an overview of opportunities, please contact Keirnan Klosek
On Tuesday 10/11/2016, Coffee Pond Photographers will take both individual and class photos (outdoors if the weather cooperates). Student picture day is not an official dress day, although many families choose to send their children to school in dressier clothes than usual. If your child misses Picture Day on this Tuesday, there will be a re-take day later in the fall for individual shots but not class-wide photos.
Welcome back! In this issue, Head of School Cynthia Harmon writes about the "power of human connection" and the power of relationships, especially at Park. Fittingly, there are many new faces at Park this fall. In these pages, you'll meet new Middle Division Head Shiva Behradnia as well as new Parents' Association President Laura Barkan and new PA Vice President Sue Jeppson. You'll also read short bios of all the new faculty & staff, new teaching apprentices, and several familiar faces taking on new roles in 2016-17. In addition, you can learn about changing our mathematical mindsets and flipping the classroom. Read it here.