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 (April 2019)
Francis Parker School Quarterly Alumni Newsletter
                                                                                                                                        Tuesday, April 9, 2019
PARKER REUNION 2019 
Alumni in all class years are invited to the Linda Vista Campus for a fun back to school day followed by an after-school reception on Friday, April 26. Alumni in reunion years (classes ending in 4s and 9s) are invited to celebrate with their classmates at a class committee organized party on Saturday, April 27. Register here today!
 ALUMNI PROFILE
Tyler Bernardini ’07 believes in the power of dreams.
 
When he entered Parker in Grade 9,Tyler dreamed of becoming a professional basketball player. The sport became a 12-month job for him at a very young age, as he forewent other activities to accommodate a rigorous athletic schedule while still making time to support his classmates at their concerts, performances, and games. He was challenged on and off the court in his 4 years at the School, spending hours perfecting his game and honing his leadership skills, while still meeting the high level of academic expectations at Parker. According to Coach Jim Tomey, those hours paid off.
 
Tyler is speaking at this year's Parents Association Gala, Country Palooza, on May 11 - read more about him here!
 
 UPCOMING EVENTS
FPS in San Diego: Friday, April 26
Alumni in all class years are invited back to Campus for a fun back to school day followed by an afternoon reception with current and retired faculty. Parents and families are welcome, register here.
 
Parker Reunion: Saturday, April 27
Classes in milestone reunion years are invited to a committee organized party with your classmates. Register here.
 
FPS in Seattle: Thursday, May 9
Join Carol Obermeier and fellow alumni for an evening reception overlooking the Puget Sound at the home of past Parker parents and trustees Julia and Bill Ingram. RSVP here.
 
Alumni Giving Day: Thursday, May 16
Alumni giving participation matters – please join us with a gift on our second annual Alumni Giving Day. Save the date!
 
Senior to Alumni Ceremony: Tuesday, May 28
Parker alumni will welcome graduating seniors to the alumni community, as they welcome senior kindergarten students to the first-grade. Contact alumni@francisparker.org to get involved.
 
SPORTS WRAP 
Check out what’s happening in Parker Athletics.
 
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
Lower School students learn more than the power of the imagination in Letty Robinson’s ’78 drama program, from learning the first stages of puppetry in Junior Kindergarten to learning to create their own play productions in Grade 5, students leave Lower School with a breadth of knowledge and experience that makes them into leaders.
 
“The real magic happens behind the scenes and in the classroom,” says Letty. “I love watching a shy JK student come in on their first day of school and grow to become a confident fifth grader who knows about stage design, stage presence, and teamwork.”
 
PARKER PRIDE 
Parker is a 2019 Green Ribbon School and one of only 20 schools in the entire state awarded for reducing its carbon footprint and improving the health and wellness of its students, faculty, and staff.
 
Read more about the award and how Parker is taking steps to curb its impact on the environment here.
PARKER TRADITIONS 
This year's Language and Culture week, an annual Lower School tradition more than 20-years strong, started with a special opening ceremony at flag raising. Aztec dancers performed a blessing for the week-long celebration and students carried cultural flags in the parade of flags.
 
Watch the Feb. 25 opening ceremony in its entirety here!
 
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