PARKER ALUMNI CONNECTION (PAC)

The purpose of the PAC is to keep alumni connected to Parker and each other, and to share up-to-date alumni happenings and School information.


Parker Alumni Connection (July 2019)
Parker Alumni Connection
Francis Parker School Quarterly Alumni Newsletter
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
ALUMNI PROFILE – Robyn Bryan '11 
 
At any given time, Robyn Bryan ’11 could receive a notification that completely alters the course of her day, week, month, even year. In 2015, Robyn was fresh on her new internship working for U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee when she felt that soft buzz in her pocket. Then-president Barack Obama had declared a state of emergency in the city of Flint, part of Michigan’s 5th District and represented by Congressman Kildee.
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ROBYN BRYAN PHOTO

Recommend an alumnus/na to be profiled in an upcoming issue. Email alumni@francisparker.org.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT – Jarrad Phillips
JARRAD PHILLIPS PHOTO
 
Now his 15th year at Parker and third year as physical education (P.E.) department chair, Jarrad says the best part of his job is working with his incredible team to create a curriculum that will encourage even the most sedentary student to be active. Last year, yoga was added to the Upper School P.E. curriculum and has become a very popular class. Read more >
 
 UPCOMING EVENTS
Homecoming
Friday, October 25 on the Linda Vista Campus

Alumni in all class years are invited back to Campus for Friday Night Lights. Join current students to cheer the Lancer football team to victory and enjoy some awesome tailgate Carne Asada. Find details here!
 
Last Decade Reunion
Saturday, December 28 on the Linda Vista Campus

Save the Date to join alumni from the last decade (2019-2009) at the new Student Life Center for great food and company. Check back soon to see which faculty, retirees and coaches will be attending!
 
Class of 2009 Reunion
Saturday, December 28 on the Linda Vista Campus

Graduates from the Class of 2009, save the date and join your peers for food, games and memories at the new Student Life Center. Contact Jacqueline Denysiak or Marco Pallavicini if you want to be involved in planning or have ideas/suggestions to make the event special.
 
 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Use the links below to learn more about each opportunity to honor accomplished alumni, nominate friends, and celebrate recipients.
 
 PARKER TRADITIONS
 
Senior Kindergarten to Grade 1 and Senior to Alumni Ceremony
Alumni welcomed the 131 seniors from the Class of 2019 into the Alumni community at the annual ceremony. This five-year tradition celebrates the Seniors’ last year at Parker, Senior. Kinderbuddy relationships and is commemorated with symbolic tokens. Senior Kindergarten (SK) students receive a "lifer" medallion and are encouraged to wear it at their future commencement. Seniors receive an engraved Parker key chain to represent the keys to Parker – their forever home. The Kinderbuddies also provide their Senior buddies with a handmade card.
CLASS NOTES
 
Parker alumni are invited to share their news in Class Notes. We welcome wedding and birth announcements, career updates and professional milestones, personal news, photos
with fellow Parker people, and obituaries. Send your note to
alumni@francisparker.org.
 GRATITUDE
Thank you for your support of Parker this year. We are fortunate to have so many involved and engaged alumni.
 
Alumni Events – We are thrilled to report that 375 alumni attended events this year – from the homecoming tailgate to the NYC reception to an intimate evening at a private home in Seattle. Parker hosts events on campus and around the country - tell us where we should travel next! alumni@francisparker.org
 
Philanthropic Support - 338 alumni made a gift to support Parker this year. We thank you for your generosity and support and are proud to announce that we reached 11% alumni giving participation - the highest participation to date from our graduates. On Alumni Giving Day, 257 alumni united to raise nearly $80,000, including a dollar-for-dollar match for financial assistance to ensure current and future generations experience the same Parker that alumni know and love.
 
Staff TransitionIt is with a sad heart that we announce that Annie Sawyer, the former Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Parker for 4 years has moved onto a new opportunity. She left in April to join Outdoor Outreach as the Senior Director of Development. Outdoor Outreach's mission is to connect youth to the transformative power of the outdoors. For those of you who know Annie, you will understand how well this opportunity fits with her personal and professional passions and skills.
The Parker Alumni Connection was created to provide you with quarterly updates on the Parker community and alumni events. Please submit feedback and suggestions to alumni@francisparker.org. To find issues, more information and FAQs, click here.




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Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Mission Hills Campus Lower School

4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103
 

Linda Vista Campus Middle/Upper School

6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858 / 569-7900