Please mark your calendars for a special Morning Meeting when Nathan Kellogg, Class of 2002, will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award. This award honors recent alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years and exemplify The Park School’s values and educational mission through distinctive achievement in his/her community or field of endeavor.
Nathan Kellogg is the Director of Personalized Learning for ReNew Schools, a Charter Management Organization serving 3,000 students in New Orleans. He also works with teachers across the city as the founder of New Orleans' Personalized Learning Teacher Fellowship and a leader of NOLA EdTEch Meetups and EdCampNOLA. Outside of the city, Nathan consults with schools and presents at conferences around the country on technology integration and equitable, student-centered design. Please join us on Wednesday, April 3rd as Nathan receives the award and shares his work with us.
Back in the 1800s, Thomas Jefferson turned the dinner party into something more than an opportunity for drinks and small talk. He started a tradition of inviting an intimate group of people to forge a discussion around a chosen topic. The only rule was that no more than 14 people attend, and the topic of conversation would be one that everyone would participate in. (Read the rules here)The goal of this type of dinner was to build community.
The PA DEI committee is piloting a Jeffersonian Dinner program for Park parents to spark authentic meaningful conversations and build community. Sign up here to attend one of the two pilot dinners on Tuesday, April 30 or Wednesday, May 22 from 6-8pm at Park. In order to make a variety of connections we ask that couples attend separate dinners.
Last weekend, two separate casts of 40 students in Grades VI-VIII performed an original musical; written by eighth grader Will Grimes, choreographed by eighth grader Grace Beecher, and with set painting by seventh grader Kiera Zhuo.
Friday 4/12/2019 PA Board Meeting: 8:30-9:30 in W300 (all parents are welcome) or Before the Family Movie Night: 5:30-6 in Library (there will be activities for children)
The Portrait of a Park Graduate committee has completed a final first draft, and we are now eager to gather feedback from families. Please join us at one of these two opportunities for parents to review and comment on the Portrait.
In the Winter 2018 Park Parent, Scott Young introduced the Portrait of a Park Graduate, which "will define a collective vision for our students and the School." The Portrait design process intentionally includes opportunities for the whole community to contribute, and we would love to hear from you!
I am very pleased to announce that Eric Chapman will join Park’s administrative team as the Assistant Head of School for Academics & Program on July 1.
After an extensive national search, Eric was the unanimous preference of the Search Advisory Committee and the top choice of faculty and staff. A passionate life-long learner, Eric earned his bachelor’s in social psychology at Tufts University, he earned two master’s of education degrees from Pace University, and he is currently pursuing his doctorate in education at the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, Eric has been a classroom teacher, a director of enrollment and financial aid, a director of diversity, and twice a division head, most recently as the Head of the Upper School at St. David’s School in New York City. He has worked and led in highly progressive schools as well as more traditional schools and has overseen cultural change and led curricular advancement.
The Spring 2019 Park Parentlooks at student-centered instruction, how the Lower & Middle Divisions are developing empathy, reviewing and renewing the math and writing programs, debunking five myths about the secondary school process, as well as two faculty profiles, and takeaways from the Talking Tech 2.0 community conversation in February.
In books, we can travel in our minds to other places in the world. Here is a chance to record who we meet and where we go.
Chart the courses you take! Mark the places you’ve “been” in your book and characters that you’ve “met” by sticking your grade’s color pin into that place on the map and getting your grade’s passport stamped. The grade with the most pins on the map and the most stamps in their passport wins an ICE CREAM PARTY!
Sponsored by the Parents' Association DEI Committee & the Park Library
The Park School’s annual day of play! Rides, carnival games, face painting, petting zoo, cotton candy, food trucks, music, and more! Great for kids of all ages. Also featuring the Park School Parents’ Association Auction and the Springfest Raffle, the largest fundraisers for the PA. (Bidding and raffle sales will open in early May online through bidding4good.)
DONATE! Auction and Raffle items of all kinds wanted.
VOLUNTEER! Build your Park community and get involved. Springfest is a great way to meet other Park families while having fun and helping out.