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News for the Week of August 3...

Dear Upper School Parents,

Welcome to the dog days of August! I do hope that the summer has been a pleasant one for you and the family. 
While planning for the fall, I wanted to call your attention to a few key dates so that you can put them on your calendars. More information will be forthcoming later in the summer, but for now we hope that this helps you and your family in your planning.
Best,
Paul Barsky
From John Herman, Associate Athletic Director:
"It is hard to believe, but starting dates for Fall sports are just around the corner. All athletes must have their physical, CIF Ethics, and concussion forms turned into the athletic office before they can practice. All forms can be accessed on the Parker website under Upper School Athletics. Beginning practice dates, times and locations for the various sports can also be found there. Parker will be offering athletic physicals on Tuesday, August 5 from 5:30-7:30. Cost is $20. Go Lancers!" 
Aug. 6 8:30-9:30 am (Crivello Hall): Freshman student orientation for athletes playing a fall sport
Aug. 25 online locker sign-ups for students begin (The link will be sent to students via e-mail.) Locks may be purchased in US Office or students may bring their own.
Aug. 27 5:45-7:45 pm (Crivello Hall and Nicholas Commons) Freshman Orientation for students and parents. Please note that 5:45-6:15 pm is a casual social time for parents to reconnect with friends and meet some of our new families. The parent program will start at 6:15 pm in Crivello Hall.
Sep. 2 7:00-7:45 am ASB Welcome Back to School Breakfast for students
Sep. 6 5:00-8:00 PM ASBack to School Event (site and details tba)
Sep. 12 Picture Day throughout the school day
Sep. 16 10:45-11:35 am US Clubs Fair
Sep. 23 5:45-8:30 pm US Back to School Night for Parents
Oct. 8: The Four Year Plan for 9th grade parents (Crivello)
Oct. 10-13 Fall Break
Oct. 14-18 Homecoming Spirit Week
Oct. 15 3:00-8:00 PM Floatbuilding
Oct. 17 7:00-9:30 PM Powderpuff Football Games
Oct. 18 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Homecoming Day (Football game kicks off at 1:00 PM)
Oct. 18 8:00-11:00 PM Homecoming Dance
Posted by us-newsletter on Friday August 1
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News for the Week of July 14...

Dear Upper School Parents,

I do hope that you and your families are enjoying a lovely summer. It has certainly been beautiful weather here, although certainly we would benefit from a few good rainstorms. 

When planning for the fall, I wanted to call your attention to a few key dates so that you can put them on your calendars. More information will be forthcoming later in the summer, but for now we hope that this helps you and your family in your planning. 

For our 9th grade families, please find attached the FAQ document that you received in the spring from Dean Carrie Dilmore. If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to her at: cdilmore@francisparker.org

Best,

Paul Barsky

Aug. 6 8:30-9:30 am (Crivello Hall): Freshman student orientation for athletes playing a fall sport

Aug. 25 online locker sign-ups for students begin (The link will be sent to students via email.) Locks may be purchased in US Office or students may bring their own.

Aug. 27 5:45-7:45 pm (Crivello Hall and Nicholas Commons) Freshman Orientation for students and parents

Sep. 2 7:00-7:45 am ASB Welcome Back to School Breakfast for students

Sep. 6 5:00-8:00 PM  ASBack to School Event (site and details tba)

Sep. 12  Picture Day throughout the school day 

Sep. 16 10:45-11:35 am US Clubs Fair

Sep. 23 5:45-8:30 pm US Back to School Night for Parents

Oct. 10-13 Fall Break

Oct. 14-18 Homecoming Spirit Week
Oct. 15 3:00-8:00 PM Floatbuilding
Oct. 17 7:00-9:30 PM Powderpuff Football Games
Oct. 18 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Homecoming Day (Football game kicks off at 1:00 PM)
Oct. 18 8:00-11:00 PM Homecoming Dance

Posted by us-newsletter on Sunday July 13
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News for the Week of June 16

Dear Upper School Parents,

Now is the time of the year that we go full throttle only to stop and celebrate all of the student accomplishments and reflect on all that  we achieved over the past year. Needless to say, it was a busy and joyous year as evidenced by our closing assembly in which we highlighted particular individual and group accomplishments. I enjoy acknowledging students' achievements but must say that I am equally impressed not only by all that these students achieve but how by supportive students are of each other.  During these end of the year assemblies, the enthusiastic and spirited shouts rained on the students who have achieved recognition is heart warming. Parker has a created a culture where students celebrate their peers and take pride in their accomplishments. In short, Parker students impress us with their remarkable breadth of talent and with their simple kindness and respect.

During the Eighth Grade Promotion I have the honor of welcoming these rising ninth graders into the upper school. It was at Thursday's ceremony that I quoted Maya Angelou who said "People may not remember what you did or said, but they will always remember how you made them feel." Clearly, I do believe that our students take this sentiment to heart thereby realizing the importance of creating and being part of a genuinely respectful community of learners and thinkers.

Here is to a great year and to the upcoming 2014-15 school year!

Best,

Paul Barsky

 

 

All Grades: 

From Paul Roudebush, Academic Dean:

Here is the timeline for the 2014-15 scheduling process for students.

June 16 – 18: Departments, senior upper school administrators, and deans review student grades to determine Honors, AP and Advanced course placement based upon departmental criteria

June 25: A list of courses for scheduling (including updates resulting from the placement reviews) will be mailed to each student.

July 1: To ensure that the schedule comes out in a timely and accurate manner, this is the last day to submit a request to add and/or drop a course via email to proudebush@francisparker.org unless you are responding to a note sent to you after this date. Late requests will be processed starting September 2.

Late July/Early August: Schedules will be posted in NetClassroom.

September 2: Students may submit requests to add and/or drop course(s) to the Academic Dean using a 2014-15 Schedule Change Form, which will be available online.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Grade Level Dean, Mr. Barsky, or me.


THANK YOU PARENT VOLUNTEERS
The Upper School Parents Association thanks Gayle Nuffer for serving as our Vice President and leader. Additionally, we thank our Parent Class Reps Christi Miyahira, Ruth Schmid, Celia Zimmerman, Maureen McFarlane, Linda Braun-Leibowitz, Eilene Zimmerman, Pasty Tomlin, and Katy Philyaw. Thank you Chairs: Anne Rauch, Yolanda Walther-Meade, Marilyn Tobin, Sue Ellen Rowe, Temple Zander, Jennifer Anklesaria, and Sherry Fitzner . Thank you workers, donators, supporters. Thanks to your leadership and combined efforts, all was planned and executed successfully! Thank you for making the year fun! We appreciate your time and talents.

 

Parker Used Uniform Sale:

Want to look for some uniform bargains before you have to order new for the fall? Come to the Parker Used Uniform Sale!

Parker Used Uniform Sale
Tuesday, June 24th from 8 am to Noon.
Where? In the multi-purpose room in the Field House on the Upper School Campus: 6501 Linda Vista Road, San Diego CA 92111
Park and head toward the sport court and you cannot miss it!

Come early for best selection! Cash or check only please.
Questions? Contact Marilyn at marfranktobin@gmail.com

 

Lost and Found:

Please remind your children if they forgot to clean out their locker that they will have until June 18 before items are recycled, discarded or donated.


 

Class of 2015

Juniors: there is a College Application Camp being held Monday and Tuesday, June 16 & 17 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Wednesday, June 18 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The program is free and is mandatory for the Class of 2015. Contact your College Counselor immediately if you know that you cannot attend this camp!

From Michelle Adelman (Grade 12 Dean) regarding summer senior retreat:

Dear Parents of Rising Seniors,
We'd like to ask you to save the date for our annual Senior Retreat, August 23th-24th at Camp Marston and Raintree Ranch in Julian. More specific details, information, and packing lists will be forthcoming. For now, please mark your calendars, and plan on your sons and daughters arriving to school Saturday morning and returning to school Sunday morning. We thank you in advance for lending us your children on a summer weekend.

Please use the following link to complete the parent permission/health form and either personally hand it to Ms. Adelman or scan and email it to Ms. Adelman.

http://www.camp.ymca.org/lib-local/assets/Groups%20Medical%20Form.pdf

While we understand if you’ve already committed to binding plans for these days, please note that those who will be unable to attend are required to send an email to Ms. Adelman (madelman@francisparker.org) and Mr. Barsky (pbarsky@francisparker.org). Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation for a very exciting weekend, and for an outstanding year ahead. 

Notes from Tom Crowley, Director of Global Studies:

The online application process for the 2014-2015 Global Studies program and registration for the 2014-2015 Interim trips are accessible starting at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9. Students can apply for the Global Studies program and/or register for one of our four Interim trips from June 09- September 26. Please take some time to read the Global Studies/Interim trips framework document, view the draft itineraries through the Global Learning link on the Francis Parker Webpage. If you have any question, please feel free to contact Mr. Crowley, Director of Global Studies @ 858-442-9378, tcrowley@francisparker.org

Notes from Carol Jensen, Director of Community Service:

Students received a 2014-2015 Community Service Bulletin and Project Form in their Advisory on the last day of school.

 Information regarding projects and approved organizations is located on the Francis Parker School website.

 

 

Posted by us-newsletter on Thursday June 12
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