In the "Welcome Back to Campus" edition, we introduce you to some new faces on campus and re-introduce you to some friends who are in new roles this year.
Lesley Ryan Miller has been named Chair of The Park School Board of Trustees for a three year term, succeeding Joe Robbins. A member of the Board since 2018, she served as the Board's Vice Chair in the 2022-23 academic year, and also serves, along with her husband, Harold, as a co-chair of Spark: The Campaign for Park. Read More
What does it take to really get to know the values, the spirit, and the expectations of a community so that you feel comfortable and able to contribute fully and constructively? This is what we had in mind when we designed a four day experience that would help our 21 new faculty and staff members feel connected to the community and program, while also preparing them well for their new roles at Park.
Parent Co-Editors Nerissa Fry and Kelly Caiazzo are excited to be returning as PA co-editors of Park Perspectives, working with Park staff and community members to bring you stories about Park. “We love having the chance to learn more about the great things happening at our school and the people who make them happen."
Back in the days before COVID, I was looking for ideas to enhance my social justice curriculum in Grade 4. I was also curious to see how I might bring more of my own Ghanaian culture into the classroom, expanding the lens through which my students could see the world. When the opportunity arose to travel to Ghana as part of the Witness Tree Institute of Ghana (WTIG) program for educators, I was excited, applied, and was accepted – only to have the trip canceled when the world shut down in the pandemic. Learn more
What could be more exciting for young learners than the opportunity to discover and understand the natural world around them? That’s part of the everyday experience of Park PreK students in their work with Will Lyons, the PreK Science Specialist. Read more
The end of the school year can make us adults a bit nostalgic about change and inspire us to think about how much our students have grown over the course of the year. (First day of school and last day of school photo comparisons, anyone?) But for Kindergarten students at Park, these reflections are routine because their science curriculum is anchored around the theme of change. Learn more
As a Child Clinical Psychologist at Park, Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, or “Dr. O,” as students call her, has always had a passion for working in a school environment. She takes every opportunity to interact with students across the whole school and particularly those she may only see occasionally. And so, for over 20 years, she has been hosting “Cookie Chats,” a beloved tradition that combines cookies and conversation for Upper Division students. Read more
Park's quarterly newsletter highlights academic, extracurricular, social, and fundraising activities for the whole community. Since December 1968, Park Perspectives (formerly The Park Parent) has been sharing school news with parents, faculty, alumni, and other friends. Interested in learning more? Contact Parkperspectives@parkschool.org or email@example.com
The Park School Bulletin is published twice yearly for the alumni, parents, and friends of The Park School. Each issue takes on a particular theme and contains regular School and alumni news as well. We welcome your comments and ideas.
The Anthology contains selected student writing and artwork collected from children in PreK through Grade 8. It is distributed in summer/early fall to all current families.