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News for the Week of May 23...

Dear Upper School Parents,

As we head to the close of the school year, this is also the time when our young artists are proudly finishing up projects and celebrating their work. I strongly encourage you to celebrate with them by coming to this week's Arts Night (see below for details). During this time of the year, the campus is full of music. Just this past week we heard the lovely and powerful sounds of the Lancer Orchestra and the spirited music produced at Sochella. At this concert student bands performed during Flex and lunch and raised over $4,000 at this end of the year fundraiser which was organized by Phil Trotter and his Social Justice class....nicely done! Over 260 students and faculty "rocked out in the Garden" and enjoyed the food prepared by Victor Virgen and his team. The majority of the money raised will go to the San Diego Youth Services group which combats domestic violence in the county.  

Of course, the music will continue at tonight's prom. This is a great evening when the students look ever so elegant and thoroughly enjoy spending time with friends and peers. This year the event is held at the Bristol Court Hotel and will no doubt be a grand affair. 

Wishing you a week full of music and joy,

Paul 

 

Global Trips Kick-Off Meeting This Wednesday

There is an informational meeting for parents and students regarding the 2016-2017 Global Studies Program on Wednesday, May 25, from 5:30-6:30 in J. Crivello Hall. Mr. Crowley and Mrs. Hayman will introduce next year's programs, review key dates and deadlines, present itineraries and answer any questions. Contact Mr. Crowley or Mrs. Hayman for more information.  

Summer Program Advisory/Reminder

With the start of Session I of Parker's Summer Program approaching on Monday, June 20, just a reminder that registration for all classes, afternoon activities and sports camps concludes on Friday, June 10.

Please note that save for a few Lower and Upper School courses, there are spaces open across the board, Lower, Middle and Upper School levels.

For more information, please visit www.francisparker.org/summer, or call the Summer Program office on 858.569.7900, ext 4236 (Tim Katzman) or ext 4109 (Monique Velde).

Volunteers needed for Grad Night 2016!  

Come help transform the Middle School Gym for the class of 2016's Grad night! Grad Night 2016 will be on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. We need volunteers for many jobs including set-up, snacks, chaperons ( no senior parents please) clean-up and more! Parents from any grade welcome to come help! Come join the fun by signing up on the attached google sheet. Questions? Contact Grad Night Chair Katy Philyaw at philyawkt@gmail.com.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QEkpagPeSliO7Iss7VD6RO0JS3uK7ii27C4Q47V7GmM/edit?usp=sharing


Arts Night

Please note that the one remaining Arts Night is coming up this week. Please see the flier with the musical lineup for the evening.

Tuesday May 24 (5pm)


Community Engagement News and Updates

Mr. Dunn has a new opportunity for Upper School students. He invites you to spend time with your classmates this summer while satisfying your Community Engagement requisite for 2016-17 school year.  Check out the new Summer Service Learning Plunge!

Parker's Summer Internship Program, Launch Pad to Success, is open for registration!Summer is a great time to explore professional fields of interest while learning skills necessary for successful prospective employees. Families can register here: https://francisparker.campbrainregistration.com/. After registering, the next step will be to read this packet. Students will then email Mr. Dunn their free period, or a time before or after school, that they can meet. Students will bring this form to the interview. Please contact Mr. Kevin Dunn (kdunn@francisparker.org), Director of Community Engagement, for more information.

To learn about the latest and greatest ways our students are engaging the SD community Mr. Dunn encourages you to check out the Community Engagement Facebook Page.


Senior Parents

Please click here to see all of the exciting information as we celebrate the Class of 2016. 

Please note that the Senior Honors dinner is on Wednesday, June 1. Please see below for full details. 

Senior Trip To Magic Mountain

The Senior Trip to Magic Mountain is on Thursday, May 26!

Seniors will not be allowed to drive home from school because of the long hours. 

Seniors will meet in the faculty lot at 4:30pm so that we can be on the road between 5:00pm and 5:30pm.

We will meet back on the busses by 5:00am on Friday and leave Magic Mountain to arrive back at Parker between 8:00am and 8:30am. The students can text/call whoever is picking them up as we get closer to Parker in order to coordinate the pick-up time.

 

For those still interested in sending "official" Parker Commencement announcements/invitations, a very limited supply is available through SD Grad Supply. Please contact SD Grad Supply directly at www.sdgrad.com or call (619) 884-4305 to reserve yours. First come, first served.

A reminder to please send in photos to the Senior Memory Project! Please submit 3 to 5 pictures of your senior from across their years at Parker INCLUDING a kindergarten photo from whatever school your child attended at that time. Please submit resolution in the 1-3 MB range to KathyKingBarrett@icloud.com. Provide your Senior's name and reference Senior DVD photo project in the email subject line. 

Please submit photos AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and NO LATER than FRIDAY, MAY 6th.
The slide show will be shown to parents at the Senior Dinner and your student will view the video at the end of Grad Night and receive a copy. 
Thank you, 
Marilyn Tobin and Caroline Wohl
12th Grade Reps

 Senior Celebration 

Wednesday, June 1: Dinner and program for all seniors and their parents  (Field House/Nicholas Commons) 5:30-8:30PM 

I hope you'll join us on Wednesday, June 1 for the Senior Celebration as we honor the amazing and talented Class of 2016  students and their parents.

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Wine tasting and hor d'oeuvres in Nicholas Commons. We will also be viewing the DVD Memory Project.  A birth-year wine tasting for parents of seniors will be hosted by Catherine & Michael Thiemann. (If you have 1997 and/or 1998 vintage wines you'd like to share, please contact the Thiemann's at thiemann@san.rr.com)

6:45 – 8:30 pm: Program and dinner in the Field House includes:

Celebrating the seniors and parents

Cum Laude Induction Ceremony

Salutatorian Speech

Awards Recognition

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News for the Week of May 16...

Dear Upper School Parents,

Several times a year we have a voluntary assembly for the school community entitled Short Attention Span Showcase (20-minute presentations for busy people). This was the idea of Dr. Hima Joshi and has been supported by a bunch of students and faculty starting last year. This week's topic was Mozart in the Jungle Gym: Exploring the Playful Nature of Mozart. It was particularly meaningful to have our future opera lovers in attendance as they also received a bit of background of this lovely art form. 

And for those that were unable to attend Friday night's Mr. FPS, a whimsical celebration of the senior class, many congrats go to Adam DeLue (see below in which Adam is surrounded by friends), who even managed to work in a "prom ask" in his unusual talent skit. Needless to say, good fun was had by all. 


As you can see  below we have many end of year celebrations coming up ranging from Arts Nights to the Sports Banquet. No doubt I will see many of you at these celebrations.

Best,

Paul 

Final Exams for Grades 9-11

With exams just around the corner (June 2-8), now might be a good time to touch base with your child regarding their study plans for these tests. Teachers will be reviewing and preparing with your children, and it is good time to check in with your child see how they are feeling. 

Given a short week because of Memorial Day, we have adjusted that week's class schedule. Faculty will have extended individual class periods for exam review on Tuesday (May 31) and Wednesday (June 1). The school day will be the normal length of time with one exception. Please note classes will begin at 7:45 am on Wednesday (June 1), not the normal late start of 8:55 am. We are confident that these longer individual class times will prove useful and helpful for the students as they prepare for upcoming exams.

History Day Results: California State Competition 2016

Parker has more students representing the state of California at Nationals this year than any other school!

May 5-7, thirty-nine Francis Parker students from the Middle and Upper School represented San Diego County at the National History Day in California competition. We are pleased to announce the team’s phenomenal success. In addition to other awards won this year, NHD-CA honored three Parker Seniors, Anoushka Bose, Adam Linssen, and Connor Smith, for advancing to the State competition for six or more years. Parker alumnus and former Longevity Award recipient Soren Hansen was a judge at the competition!

Many thanks to our faculty chaperones, Christi Cole, Kate Watson, and Jarrad Phillips, who attended the competition this weekend. Thanks also to parents and faculty who have supported the team this year.

Mary Ong-Dean, Cherie Redelings, and Rob Campbell  

JUNIOR DIVISION: Grades 6, 7, 8

Aadam Awad - The Arab Encounter with Imperialism: From Empire to Statehood (Jr. Historical Paper)  California Winner – Advances to the National competition

Neusha Kharrati, Nicolas Del Rio & Gabriel Jinich - The Dawn of a New Era: Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle (Jr. Group Website) http://14537299.nhd.weebly.com/
California Winner – Advances to the National competition

Liam Brownlie - Perry's Voyage: Opening the Gates of the Rising Sun (Jr. Individual Documentary) Runner Up (second place)

Sabrina Soffer - The Final Solution  (Jr. Individual Website) http://68160585.nhd.weebly.com/ State Participant

Cate Hasler, Samantha Irwin, Annie McGrath & Avalon Smith - Jane Goodall: Exploring the World of Primates (Jr. Group Documentary) State Participant

Adelyn Phillips, Katie Fitzgerald, Ian Lillie & Ashley Scott - Circumnavigating the Globe: Magellan's Voyage (Jr. Group Exhibit) State Participant

SENIOR DIVISION: Grades 9-12

Ben Clark, Elijah Gross-Sable & Adam Linssen - The Antarctic Treaty: Sacrifice for Otherworldly Exploration (Sr. Group Documentary) California Winner – Advances to the National competition

Mary Fellios & Sophia Swedback - Mandatory Palestine: Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange (Sr. Group Website) http://77878737.nhd.weebly.com/ California Winner – Advances to the National competition

Isaac Gray, Daniel Leibowitz, Benjamin Sachrison & M. Connor Smith - Nixon in China: A New Exchange (Sr. Group Website) http://28777446.nhd.weebly.com/  California Winner – Advances to the National competition

Adam Nussbaum - Doctors Without Borders: A History of Humanitarian Aid (Sr. Individual Documentary) California Winner – Advances to the National competition

Emily Park & Vicky Comunale - The Secret of Silk: Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange Along the Silk Road (Sr. Group Exhibit) Runner Up (second place)

Mary Tobin - Forging a New Path: John Muir's Journey toward Preservation (Sr. Individual Exhibit) Honorable Mention (third place)

Garret Hoff The Divergent Path: An Exploration of Early Autism Research (Sr. Individual Performance) Finalist (top 6)

Luke Tchang - Darwin's Exploration: Scientific and Religious Encounters (Sr. Individual Website) http://75925971.nhd.weebly.com Finalist (top 9)

Braxton Bell - Salk, Sabin, and the Eradication of Polio (Sr. Historical Paper) State Participant

Alex Tchang - Sigmund Freud: Grasping an Understanding of Humanity (Sr. Historical Paper) State Participant

Anoushka Bose - Alaska (Sr. Individual Website) http://19230488.nhd.weebly.com/
State Participant

Elias Jinich & Avi Waldman - Tequitqui: Montezuma, Cortes & the Fusion of Two Worlds (Sr. Group Website) http://25400985.nhd.weebly.com/ State Participant

Cleo Chaplin, Eleanor Hansen & Amanda Wasserman - Untethered Politics: The diplomatic encounter, geopolitical exploration, and scientific exchange of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Projects (Sr. Group Documentary) State Participant


More Recent Accomplishments

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

We are pleased to announce that Natasha Partnoy (grade 10) was awarded a Silver Medal in Writing presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Her work was selected by creative professionals as the among the most accomplished in the nation. This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Less than 1% were recognized at the national level. Students receiving top Awards have been invited to attend a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in NYC and to participate in showcase events at Parsons School for Design at The New School and Pratt Institute's Pratt Manhattan Gallery also in NYC. She also won a number of regional Scholastic Key Awards - 2 Gold Keys, 5 Silver Keys, and 3 Honorable Mentions. 

Additionally, Emily Park (grade 9) demonstrates that we have other strong young writers in our ranks. Many congratulations to Emily who also represented Parker in the competition. Along with being recognized for several pieces, Emily was awarded a Silver Key. I also want to note that one of our Middle Schoolers was also recognized in his area so perhaps we are starting to build a bit of a dynasty.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Many congratulations to Megan Pai who will be performing at Carnegie Hall next month after competing in a musical competition. If you are going to be in New York City and want to hear a moving rendition of  Rachmaninov's Prelude in G# Minor Op. 32 No. 12 I encourage you to come support Megan. 

2015-2016 American Fine Arts Festival

Winners' Recital Concert

June 18, 2016 at 7.30pm

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

U.S. English Department Newsletter

Check out the new English department newsletter which calls attention to the department's events and offerings,  and it helps to continue to create a community of dedicated readers and thinkers.  I particularly like the Book Notes section...enjoy!

http://www.francisparker.org/uploaded/PFC/2016/Newsletter1May2016.pdf

 

Summer Program Advisory/Reminder

With the start of Session I of Parker's Summer Program approaching on Monday, June 20, just a reminder that registration for all classes, afternoon activities and sports camps concludes on Friday, June 10.

Please note that save for a few Lower and Upper School courses, there are spaces open across the board, Lower, Middle and Upper School levels.

For more information, please visit www.francisparker.org/summer, or call the Summer Program office on 858.569.7900, ext 4236 (Tim Katzman) or ext 4109 (Monique Velde).

 

College Counseling - For Upper School Parents 

On Wednesday, May 18 at 11:00 am in J. Crivello Hall the College Counseling Office will be hosting a panel discussion entitled, The State of Selective College Admissions. Admission representatives from Boston College, Stanford University, the University of Virginia and Wake Forest University will be on hand to describe the current admission process, how their evaluations of applications have evolved and the directions we may see in the coming cycles. This special hour-long program is for parents of students in grades 9-11.  Please bring your questions and benefit from this opportunity.

College Counseling - For Juniors & Their Parents

On Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 pm we are excited to host the 9th annual Coastline Case Studies event for our students in the eleventh grade and their parents.  This informative program allows participants to appreciate the many factors that are considered when a college admission committee renders decisions on student applications.  College Admission Counselors will lead the discussion of three mock applications.  Following the case study review juniors and their parents will participate in a college fair featuring 90 different schools.  The program is a must see for juniors and their parents.  

Volunteers needed for Grad Night 2016!  

Come help transform the Middle School Gym for the class of 2016's Grad night! Grad Night 2016 will be on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. We need volunteers for many jobs including set-up, snacks, chaperons ( no senior parents please) clean-up and more! Parents from any grade welcome to come help! Come join the fun by signing up on the attached google sheet. Questions? Contact Grad Night Chair Katy Philyaw at philyawkt@gmail.com.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QEkpagPeSliO7Iss7VD6RO0JS3uK7ii27C4Q47V7GmM/edit?usp=sharing

Arts Night

Please note that one evening does not provide enough time to celebrate students' artistic accomplishment so it is now on two nights. Please see the flier with the musical lineup for the two evenings.

Tuesday May 17 (6pm)

Tuesday May 24 (5pm)


Community Engagement News and Updates

Mr. Dunn has a new opportunity for Upper School students. He invites you to spend time with your classmates this summer while satisfying your Community Engagement requisite for 2016-17 school year.  Check out the new Summer Service Learning Plunge!

Parker's Summer Internship Program, Launch Pad to Success, is open for registration!Summer is a great time to explore professional fields of interest while learning skills necessary for successful prospective employees. Families can register here: https://francisparker.campbrainregistration.com/. After registering, the next step will be to read this packet. Students will then email Mr. Dunn their free period, or a time before or after school, that they can meet. Students will bring this form to the interview. Please contact Mr. Kevin Dunn (kdunn@francisparker.org), Director of Community Engagement, for more information.

To learn about the latest and greatest ways our students are engaging the SD community Mr. Dunn encourages you to check out the Community Engagement Facebook Page.

Senior Parents

Please click here to see all of the exciting information as we celebrate the Class of 2016. 

Please note that the Senior Honors dinner is on Wednesday, June 1. Please see below for full details. 

For those still interested in sending "official" Parker Commencement announcements/invitations, a very limited supply is available through SD Grad Supply. Please contact SD Grad Supply directly at www.sdgrad.com or call (619) 884-4305 to reserve yours. First come, first served.


Senior Parents "Prom" Party:

Senior parents, we hope that you are able to attend the Senior Parent Prom Mixer on May 21st. Kathy and Sandy Purdon are generously opening up their house to enjoy some adult company after the students' pictures are taken. Please see the details in the below link. 

http://evite.me/XjMPFZ7jpd

A reminder to please send in photos to the Senior Memory Project! Please submit 3 to 5 pictures of your senior from across their years at Parker INCLUDING a kindergarten photo from whatever school your child attended at that time. Please submit resolution in the 1-3 MB range to KathyKingBarrett@icloud.com. Provide your Senior's name and reference Senior DVD photo project in the email subject line. 
Please submit photos AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and NO LATER than FRIDAY, MAY 6th.
The slide show will be shown to parents at the Senior Dinner and your student will view the video at the end of Grad Night and receive a copy. 
Thank you, 
Marilyn Tobin and Caroline Wohl
12th Grade Reps

 Senior Celebration 

Wednesday, June 1: Dinner and program for all seniors and their parents  (Field House/Nicholas Commons) 5:30-8:30PM 

I hope you'll join us on Wednesday, June 1 for the Senior Celebration as we honor the amazing and talented Class of 2016  students and their parents.

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Wine tasting and hor d'oeuvres in Nicholas Commons. We will also be viewing the DVD Memory Project.  A birth-year wine tasting for parents of seniors will be hosted by Catherine & Michael Thiemann. (If you have 1997 and/or 1998 vintage wines you'd like to share, please contact the Thiemann's at thiemann@san.rr.com)

6:45 – 8:30 pm: Program and dinner in the Field House includes:

Celebrating the seniors and parents

Cum Laude Induction Ceremony

Salutatorian Speech

Awards Recognition





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News for the Week of May 9...

Dear Upper School Parents,

"Wow!" That is the one word that I think captures the Gala that we had last night. The middle and upper school campus were completely transformed to celebrate our community as we generated enthusiasm for supporting our students and faculty. To all of those who attended, donated or bid on selected items, thank you for your generosity. To all of you who volunteered countless hours under the tent and in the weeks leading up to the event, I can't thank you enough for your tremendous commitment to Parker. To Michele Arthur and Yolanda Selene Walther-Meade, thank you so very much for creating a tremendous vision. You carried it out with great enthusiasm and poise even during those dark hours when we thought that Mother Nature would not cooperate with your plans; you certainly created a night to remember!

As we heads towards the end of the year, please make sure that you read these divisional newsletters very carefully. There are plenty of events and accomplishments which we want to acknowledge and celebrate. Additionally, there is great deal of information about the end of the year processes and events and information about next year. We don't want you to miss any of it so thank you for reading carefully. 

Warmest regards,

Paul 


History Day Results

Many congratulations to our young historians and researchers who under the guidance of Cherie Redelings and Mary Ong-Dean had a tremendously successful state competition. 

This weekend 25 Upper Schoolers and 14 Middle Schoolers competed at California State History Day. 

Eleven projects representing 20 students made it to the final round of the competition. Six projects representing 14 students won first place and will be representing the California at National History Day in June.

Upper School details - Ten students and four projects will go to the National History Day competition in June.

Middle School details - Four students and 2 projects will go to National History Day in June.

Athena Pinnacle Award Winners

Athena Pinnacle recognizes, promotes, and supports young women in STEM education. We are honored and thrilled that two members of our community were recognized- Anoushka Bose (Class of 2016) and Terri Devine (Dean of College Counseling). 

Upper School Drama Club Presentation

The upper school drama club performed recently at an expo put on by the San Diego Tribune. No surprise that they did an awesome job!


A.P. EXAMS

AP exams will be administered this week. AP exams will be given in several locations, both on and off campus. AP Test location assignments will be emailed to students the day before the exams for which they are registered. Please assist the AP Coordinator by reminding your children of the importance of reading their school email during the AP exam dates to stay informed of important AP-related information.

U.S. English Department Newsletter

Check out the new English department newsletter which calls attention to the department's events (i.e. upcomng book discussion group) and offerings,  and it helps to continue to create a community of dedicated readers and thinkers.  I particularly like the Book Notes section...enjoy!

http://www.francisparker.org/uploaded/PFC/2016/Newsletter1May2016.pdf

College Counseling - For Upper School Parents 

On Wednesday, May 18 at 11:00 am in J. Crivello Hall the College Counseling Office will be hosting a panel discussion entitled, The State of Selective College Admissions. Admission representatives from Boston College, Stanford University, the University of Virginia and Wake Forest University will be on hand to describe the current admission process, how their evaluations of applications have evolved and the directions we may see in the coming cycles. This special hour-long program is for parents of students in grades 9-11.  Please bring your questions and benefit from this opportunity.

College Counseling - For Juniors & Their Parents

On Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 pm we are excited to host the 9th annual Coastline Case Studies event for our students in the eleventh grade and their parents.  This informative program allows participants to appreciate the many factors that are considered when a college admission committee renders decisions on student applications.  College Admission Counselors will lead the discussion of three mock applications.  Following the case study review juniors and their parents will participate in a college fair featuring 90 different schools.  The program is a must see for juniors and their parents.  

Volunteers needed for Grad Night 2016!  

Come help transform the Middle School Gym for the class of 2016's Grad night! Grad Night 2016 will be on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. We need volunteers for many jobs including set-up, snacks, chaperons ( no senior parents please) clean-up and more! Parents from any grade welcome to come help! Come join the fun by signing up on the attached google sheet. Questions? Contact Grad Night Chair Katy Philyaw at philyawkt@gmail.com.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QEkpagPeSliO7Iss7VD6RO0JS3uK7ii27C4Q47V7GmM/edit?usp=sharing


Upcoming Football Meeting This Coming Wednesday

To the parents of existing, incoming, and interested high school football players,

We invite you to join the 2016 Francis Parker football coaching staff and athletic training staff in an open and engaging discussion about the upcoming 2016 football season, this coming Wednesday, May 11th, at 6:30 pm, in Lawrence Middle School Commons. 

The staff would like to discuss many topics, including: coaching philosophy; spring training schedules; summer training schedules; pre-season expectations; offensive and defensive schemes; player recruitment; Varsity and Jr. Varsity team expectations; and most importantly safety protocols.  In addition, the coaching staff will discuss the differences in the team’s 2016 schedule, versus the 2015 schedule, and how we believe the Francis Parker team can be competitive this year.

We understand that not everything has been communicated with the parents to date, and that parents may have questions, and it is our intent to answer all your questions.  We are absolutely committed to having a football team in 2016 and we are hopeful you and your sons will be an engaging partner in our rebuilding process. 

It would also be helpful if the coaching staff could get some of your questions in advance so that we can ensure we answer all of them.  Please send your questions to myself at dpickett@francisparker.org.

Lastly, we may not know all the students who have expressed an interest in playing football, therefore, we ask that you either let us know so that we can send them this invite or forward this invite to them.  Your efforts are greatly appreciated.  Our intent is to reach as many prospective student-athletes as possible.

We look forward to talking with all of you on Wednesday.

Coach Darius Pickett

P.S.  Food will be provided and if your son will be at the school waiting for you, we will have food for them as well.


Arts Night

Please note that one evening does not provide enough time to celebrate students' artistic accomplishment so it is now on two nights. Please see the flier with the musical lineup for the two evenings.

Tuesday May 17 (6pm)

Tuesday May 24 (5pm)


Community Engagement News and Updates

Mr. Dunn has a new opportunity for Upper School students. He invites you to spend time with your classmates this summer while satisfying your Community Engagement requisite for 2016-17 school year.  Check out the new Summer Service Learning Plunge!

Parker's Summer Internship Program, Launch Pad to Success, is open for registration!Summer is a great time to explore professional fields of interest while learning skills necessary for successful prospective employees. Families can register here: https://francisparker.campbrainregistration.com/After registering, the next step will be to read this packet. Students will then email Mr. Dunn their free period, or a time before or after school, that they can meet. Students will bring this form to the interview. Please contact Mr. Kevin Dunn (kdunn@francisparker.org), Director of Community Engagement, for more information.

To learn about the latest and greatest ways our students are engaging the SD community Mr. Dunn encourages you to check out the Community Engagement Facebook Page.

Senior Parents

Please click here to see all of the exciting information as we celebrate the Class of 2016.

Please note that the Senior Honors dinner is on Wednesday, June 1. Please see below for full details. 

For those still interested in sending "official" Parker Commencement announcements/invitations, a very limited supply is available through SD Grad Supply. Please contact SD Grad Supply directly at www.sdgrad.com or call (619) 884-4305 to reserve yours. First come, first served.


Senior Parents "Prom" Party:

Senior parents, we hope that you are able to attend the Senior Parent Prom Mixer on May 21st. Kathy and Sandy Purdon are generously opening up their house to enjoy some adult company after the students' pictures are taken. Please see the details in the below link. 

http://evite.me/XjMPFZ7jpd

A reminder to please send in photos to the Senior Memory Project! Please submit 3 to 5 pictures of your senior from across their years at Parker INCLUDING a kindergarten photo from whatever school your child attended at that time. Please submit resolution in the 1-3 MB range to KathyKingBarrett@icloud.com. Provide your Senior's name and reference Senior DVD photo project in the email subject line. 
Please submit photos AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and NO LATER than FRIDAY, MAY 6th.
The slide show will be shown to parents at the Senior Dinner and your student will view the video at the end of Grad Night and receive a copy. 
Thank you, 
Marilyn Tobin and Caroline Wohl
12th Grade Reps

 Senior Celebration 

Wednesday, June 1: Dinner and program for all seniors and their parents  (Field House/Nicholas Commons) 5:30-8:30PM 

I hope you'll join us on Wednesday, June 1 for the Senior Celebration as we honor the amazing and talented Class of 2016  students and their parents.

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Wine tasting and hor d'oeuvres in Nicholas Commons. We will also be viewing the DVD Memory Project.  A birth-year wine tasting for parents of seniors will be hosted by Catherine & Michael Thiemann. (If you have 1997 and/or 1998 vintage wines you'd like to share, please contact the Thiemann's at thiemann@san.rr.com)

6:45 – 8:30 pm: Program and dinner in the Field House includes:

Celebrating the seniors and parents

Cum Laude Induction Ceremony

Salutatorian Speech

Awards Recognition

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