Dear Upper School Parents,
I trust it was a good week. I am excited to pass on that our robotics team just won Las Vegas regionals over the weekend, and we are headed to the world championships! This is the product of such great dedication from students, faculty advisors and parent mentors. Well done W.A.R.Lords! You continue to raise the bar. Looking ahead, please do note the Key Dates below because there is much going on the field, in the concert hall, and on both campuses, and I look forward to seeing you at some of these upcoming events. In the meantime, please know that second trimester grades and comments are posted. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to talk with your child about his or her progress while identifying individual points of pride and areas for growth. Our goal is that your child will finish off the year off strong and with confidence.
Paul I. Barsky
Apr. 7-11 ASB Election Week
Apr. 7 Come hear great lecturer (and very experienced parent) Susie Walton immediately following the PA meeting ( which starts approx. 8:30) at the Lower School. She will be discussing:
Self Management: How parents can "let go" and start their kids on a path to interdependence"
Natural and logical consequences, modeling and connecting with "mistakes" as learning opportunities.
Differences in girls vs boys on this topic.
Any questions? please email Temple Zander at email@example.com
Apr. 8 Lancers Playing at PETCO Park!
Come join the Lancer family and cheer on the varsity baseball team in a game against La Jolla Country Day School on Tuesday, April 8 at 5 pm in PETCO Park. Thanks to the generosity of the Padres, admission and parking will be free.
Reserve your tickets online now at: Upper School:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/parker-at-petco-park-upper-school-tickets-11094950295 or the short link http://bit.ly/1m6X7Y4
In consideration of others, please limit group ticket reservations to 6 per order. Fans reserving tickets by noon, can pick up tickets the following school day at their division office. Any unreserved tickets will be made available starting Friday, April 4 and at the ticket gate. Free parking will be available at the Lexus Lot (Imperial and Park Blvd. across the street from the stadium). Go Lancers!
Apr. 9 (2:45 pm at Mission Hills Campus) There is a food services open forum for students, parents, faculty and staff to chat about the food service program
Apr. 10 "Spring Forward" Dance Performance 3:00-4:30 PM Crivello Hall
You Are Invited! To the US Dance Concert "Spring Forward" performance. It is on Thursday, April 10th at 3:15 in Crivello Hall. Join us as we complete our journey through The New York Times. The Dance students will be performing original choreography projects including Ballet, Contemporary & Hip Hop styles. Please come out ad support the dance curriculum at Parker. This final show of the year will last approximately 45 minutes and admission is free!
Apr. 14-18 Spring Break
Apr. 23 E-Waste Drive 6:45-8:15 AM Linda Vista Campus Parking Lot (see below for more details)
Apr. 25-27 California State History Day Competition
Apr. 28 No Classes - Professional Development Day for Faculty
Apr. 30 Grandparents and Special Friends Day 8:15 AM-12:30 PM
May 1-3 Student Theatre Production (The Last 5 Years) 7:30-9:30 PM Crivello Hall
May 5-16 AP Exams
May 5 Speaker Mary Tamborski on Positive Discipline and Creative Connections (see below for more details)
May 9 Leadercast Event 8:00 AM-3:30 PM Crivello Hall
May 10 Gala 6:00-11:00 PM Hyatt Regency La Jolla
May 16 Junior Class Day of Fun
May 16 Prom 5:30-11:00 PM Site TBA
May 19-21 12th Grade Finals (non-AP classes) Schedule tbd
May 20 Spring Arts Festival 3:30-8:00 PM
May 21-22 12th Grade Disney Grad Nite 2:00 PM-5:00 AM Disneyland Theme Park
Class of 2014
May 5-16 - AP Exams
May 16 - Prom (5:30-11)
Official Senior Ditch Day
May 19-21-- Senior Non AP Finals
May 20 - Spring Arts Festival (3:30-8)
May 21- Disney Night (back 5am 22nd, no classes)
May 23- Makeup finals day for Seniors
May 26- Memorial Day
May 27- Last Official Day for Seniors (Get back tests, etc)
May 28 - Transition Program for Seniors in the Morning
Sports Banquet evening
May 29 - No class
6:00 pm Honors Assembly (Fieldhouse) Come celebrate the academic accomplishments of the Class of 2014 at this special event.
May 30- Yearbook assembly (10:30), Kinderbuddies Lunch (11:30), Commencement rehearsal (12:15-3)
May 31 - Commencement (4:00)
We will once again be hosting an e-waste (electronic waste) recycling event on both campuses in partnership with the University of San Diego
Here are some more details for the e-waste event being held on Wednesday April 23rd
on the LV campus
7:00-8:00am during morning drop off
On MH campus 7:30-8:30 during drop off
Basically, if it plugs in we will take it. There is nothing we cant take except for things like tires, paint, light bulbs, and alkaline batteries (lead batteries or car batteries or cell phone batteries are great though).
- All Appliances including dish washers, ovens, stoves, microwaves, etc
- TV's: Big boxy ones and flat screens
- All Computer related parts
- Vacuums, garden tools, and other old exercise equipment
- Cell phones and any type of PDA or tablet.
- DVD/VHS players and any type of audio/visual equipment
- Printers, fax machines, copy machines, scanners
- Gaming consoles (and all games and CD's and floppy disks, etc -- any type of media)
- Any type of wireless equipment or networking equipment
Click here to download the CEW form.
Keeping the JOY in parenting.
Come hear Speaker Mary Tamborski speak on Positive Discipline and Creative Connections at the Final Parent Ed event of the year!!
Monday May 5th immediately following the PA meeting at the lower school..
Are you are looking to have a summer with filled with fun memories, cooperation, mutual respect, responsibility, less sibling rivalry, and overall a sense of peace and connection in the home?
Mary Nelsen Tamborski will teach several valuable Positive Discipline Tools for you to have your summer Tool Belts fully loaded: " As a Mother of three young boys, I know that summer break is not actually a "break" at all."
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen is based on the theories of psychiatrist and humanitarian Alfred Adler and Rudolf Driekers. Positive Discipline is designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.
Questions? Please contact Temple Zander firstname.lastname@example.org
From Carol Jensen (Director of Community Programs):
Community Service Deadline April 9 is the deadline for Community Service project forms to be completed and submitted. The daily bulletin and Community Service website page has information about projects.
Canoe Club Child Care Madeleine Williams, Class of 2015, has formed a non-profit 501(c)3 which will provide babysitting services for military families during deployment. Volunteers are needed to babysit in the Coronado area. Applications are available in the Community Service Office. These hours will be approved for Community Service.
Congrats to Adeline Longstreth (Class of 2014)
Congratulations to Adeline on being awarded the San Diego Young Latina of the Year award. She spoke about experience with the low numbers of Latinas in STEM and noted that she would not be where she is without the support and encouragement of her Parker teachers.
Many congratulations to ASB on receiving CASL Outstanding Activities Award.
From left to right:
Sandi Kurland - CASL Executive Director
Grace Sellick - Francis Parker ASB Communications Director
Nicole Nordstrom - CASL President