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welcome Grandparents!

All Francis Parker School students' grandparents are welcome into our special grandparent community. Parker has a unique and special group who oversees the grandparent community, our Grandparents Council (GPC). The GPC was established in 2003 to engage grandparents in the life of the School and promote their support of its mission. Whether you live in or out of state, the GPC welcomes interested grandparents and surrogate grandparents to get involved, have fun and participate. 

Current GPC members can access the 2015-16 GPC Directory here.

Visit our Grandparents photo gallery at: www.francisparker.smugmug.com/Grandparents

2016-2017 Events Calendar for Grandparents:
We encourage grandparents to attend the meetings and events. We kindly ask that you RSVP to Amanda Kalal in Parker's Advancement Office at akalal@francisparker.org or 858 / 569-7900 ext. 4139. Please contact Amanda with any questions. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016: GPC Meeting & Kickoff BBQ, Mission Hills Campus
Monday, October 17, 2016:
GPC Meeting with faculty speaker and event planning, Linda Vista Campus
Thursday, November 17, 2016:
Lower School Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Mission Hills Campus
January/February 2017:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017:
MS & US Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Linda Vista Campus
Saturday, April 29, 2017: 
Annual Gala, The Black and White Ball, Linda Vista Campus 
May 2017: GPC Event TBD

MESSAGE FROM THE Grandparents Council co-chairs

Dear Grandparent(s),

Being a grandparent is certainly one of life’s most rewarding thrills, and being a member of the Grandparent Council (GPC) is a great way to be involved with the education of our grandkids here at Francis Parker School.

We meet a few times a year, with the opportunity to learn firsthand about the curriculum and experiences that our grandkids are enjoying. Through our financial support of Parker and our volunteer efforts especially on Grandparents & Special Friends Days for the Lower, and Middle and Upper Schools, we get to enjoy an important aspect of our grandkid’s lives.

Your input and participation in your grandkids academic experience is special—and we want to make it fun for you to get involved. We invite you to become members of the Grandparents Council (click here) if you aren’t already and encourage you to attend the meetings and events listed above. 

We look forward to seeing you this year!


Dave and Parm Von Behren
Grandparents Council Co-Chairs 


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For further information on the Grandparents Council (GPC) or meetings and events, please contact Amanda Kalal in the Advancement Office at akalal@francisparker.org.

History of the GPC

The Grandparents Council (GPC) was formed in 2003 with the purpose of connecting grandparents to the School and to participate in supporting Parker's mission. The same purpose rings true today. At the time it was formed, it was one of the only Grandparents Council in the country and many independent schools started to clone the idea. Below is a list of the GPC leaders since the beginning:

 2004-2006: Jane Trevor Fetter ’50
2006-2008: Frank and Jean McGrath
2008-2010: Sharon C. Considine
2010-2012: Aline Koppel
2012-2014: Dick and Kay North
2014-2016: Dave and Parm Von Behren

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