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News for the Week of January 15

Dear Upper School Families,

As part of our goal to bring global conscientious to our community, we have a group of students who have been invited to attend a special presentation with Vietnam napalm survivor Kim arrange in Santa Barbara. She is the young girl in the classic Life photograph which shows terrified children running from their village during the Vietnam War. It should be a powerful presentation, and we are pleased that Eric Taylor and Tom Crowley from the Social Studies department are able to arrange this special opportunity for our students.  

I am also pleased to announce that our very own W.A.R. (We Are Robot) Lords have started designing the robot for this year's FIRST Robotics Competition. It is an especially tricky game this year (please see the below link), but I have every confidence that they will do a stellar job.




As I write this, we are getting ready for the first annual Linda Vista v. Mission Valley campus soccer match this evening. It should be a hoot. Personally, I have not played soccer in thirty-five years when I was on the Blue Team, and we lost to the mighty Yellow Team. This evening will be pay back time. Have a great week!



All Upper School Grades

  • No school on January 16th, Martin Luther King Day.
  • Lancer Orchestra Concert, January 18th, 7-8 pm, Crivello Hall.
  • DADs’ Club meeting, January 19th, 6:30-8:00, Mission Hills Campus.
  • Upper School Theatre Production of Sweeney Todd, January 19th and 20th, Amelita Galli-Curci Theatre.

Class of 2012

  • Senior Memory DVD Project 
    The deadline for submitting your senior's pictures for this project is JANUARY 15th! For more details click here.
  • Parents of Senior Female Athletes
    Please send a photo of your daughter in her favorite high school sport. It can be a photo from any school, club, or recreational activity. Include the student’s full name and email the photo to Rita Waters rwaters1@san.rr.com to be included in a slide show to be presented at the Senior Girls' Athletic Luncheon in February. Only email submissions can be accepted. Deadline is January 20th! Note: This is separate from the Senior Memory DVD project.

Class of 2015

  • Faculty Appreciation Breakfast
    Thursday January 19th—the 9th Grade will host a Faculty Appreciation Breakfast honoring our wonderful staff and faculty. Please consider donating some goodies for the breakfast or make a monetary donation and we will do the shopping for you. Please contact your 9th grade parent reps Katherine Foster and Laura Schoenberg at: pa-9thgradereps@k12.francisparker.org
Posted by FP Staff in 01. January on Friday January, 13, 2012 at 01:39PM


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