About UsAdmissionsAcademicsCampus LifeAthleticsAlumniParentsGiving

Lower School Blog


Week of Sept. 6, Vol. 21, Issue 4

Dear Parents:

I'm not sure why, but I've never been quite so eager to get back to school.  Not that I've been completely away, but the campus is a much different place without all of the daily youthful energy.  Perhaps it's that we've had a few excited faculty children exploring their new classrooms over the last week... or maybe it's the iPad inservice many of our teachers attended last Thursday, inspiring in all of them amazing visions of the coming wonders of teaching and learning. But, whatever it is, it's very clear to me that this year is going to be superb in every way.

A reminder that we are fully underway this coming Tuesday (minus our JK students who will appear on Wednesday), and all of our teachers will be on the main playground by 8:00 a.m. to greet you and to ease the transition from summer.  After the students begin classes at 8:15 a.m., we invite you to the courtyard and Szekely Auditorium for a very brief coffee to introduce some key parent volunteers and staff and to hear a few brief highlights of the coming year.

Please note: As a special treat for all of our faculty, staff and students, we'll have our first dress-down day on Friday (clothes and shoes suitable for all school activities, but more commonly seen during summer and on weekends) to celebrate the completion of our first week of school.

Following is our first menu.  I'll include these every week (as available), along with other features as I become more adept at blogging.

Lower School Menu September 5-9, 2011


Tues.                        Beef Tacos
                        Refried Beans
                        Spanish Rice
                        Pb & j
                        Garden Salad
                        Vegetable Pozole Soup
                        Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Bar
                        Lemon Agua Fresca
Wed.                        Baked Lemon Chicken
                        Mashed Potatoes
                        Green Beans
                        Pb & j, Bagel W/Cream Cheese
                        Garden Salad
                        Cream Of Corn Soup
                        Fresh Fruit
                        Lemon Agua Fresca
Thurs.                        French Bread Pizza
                        Pb & j, Tuna Sub
                        Garden Salad  & Caesar Salad
                        Tortellini Soup
                        Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Bar
                        Lemon Agua Fresca
Fri.                        Fish Sticks
                        Vegetable Medley
                        Steamed Rice
                        Pb & J, Chicken Salad Sandwich
                        Garden Salad                       
                        Vegetable Chowder Soup
                        Fresh Fruit
                        Lemon Agua Fresca           

Between now and Tuesday, don't hesitate to e-mail me any of your questions about the beginning of school (bgillingham@francisparker.org).  We want you to begin the year seamlessly.

For now, I wish you a wonderful Labor Day weekend, and I'll see you on the playground on Tuesday.


Bob Gillingham

Posted by in 09. September on Friday September, 2, 2011 at 08:50AM


Choose groups to clone to:

As Head of the Lower School and member of the Parker administrative team, Dr. Gillingham is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Mission Hills campus. In addition to overseeing curriculum and instruction, Bob also works closely with the school's Parents' Association in coordinating parent volunteers and campus activities. He also... Read more.

Links & Resources

Lower School Calendar

  See more events>>

Get informed, E-mail, Watch

© 2015 Francis Parker School
Mission Hills Campus
Lower School
4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103
619 / 298-9110
Linda Vista Campus
Middle/Upper School
6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858 / 569-7900
Follow us on social media:

email page print page small type large type
powered by finalsite