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
Francis Parker School Quarterly Alumni Newsletter
                                                                                                                                           Friday, January 12, 2018
Dr. Rai Wilson, Upper School social studies teacher, says the best part of his job is the students. Over the years, Dr. Wilson has become more than just a history teacher he has become a mentor to many of his students keeping up with their lives even after graduation.
When Laura Crabtree ’00 was eight years old, she proudly told her mom that when she grew up, she wanted to be a space architect—she literally wanted to design and build houses for space. Her mom chuckled and replied, “You can grow up to be whatever you want to be, Laura.”
It turns out that Laura’s foresight was spot-on: read about her career as a Senior Space Operations Engineer at SpaceX here.
Parker Networking
Thursday, Feb. 1
Join current Upper School students, alumni, and parents for an evening of panel discussions and professional networking at Catamaran Resort and Spa. Register here.
FPS in San Francisco
Thursday, Feb. 22
Join Carol Obermeier and Chuck Wineholt for drinks and appetizers overlooking the new SFMOMA at ThirstyBear Brewing Co. Register here.
FPS in Los Angeles
Thursday, Feb. 22
Join Jared D’Onofrio and Rose Hanscom for drinks and authentic Southeast Asian appetizers at RockSugar Restaurant. Register here.
Saturday, April 14
Join Paul Esch, Chris Harrington, and Kevin Yaley for an afternoon of fun activities, followed by an evening reception at the New York Yacht Club. Registration will be available next month – mark your calendar now!
FPS in San Diego
Friday, April 27
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. Find details here.
College Pizza Socials
TBD – you tell us!
You find the place on campus, we’ll buy the pizza! We want to help Parker alumni attending the same universities connect with each other. If you are interested in helping to organize a pizza social on your campus, contact the Alumni Office. 
Parker Reunion is April 27-28, 2018. Classes of ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, and ’03, don’t forget to book your flights and save the weekend! Registration will be available later this month - find details here.
In continued support of the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, Parker had the pleasure of hosting diversity trainer Rosetta Lee for a full day of learning sessions in December. Ms. Lee has worked with more than 175 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, as well as a number of colleges and universities. During her day at Parker, Ms. Lee led conversations with leadership, faculty, students, and parents - watch her session with faculty here. 
This month, Parker Middle School students are competing in their classrooms in the first round of the National Geographic Bee, an annual competition in its 30th year. The contest, organized by the National Geographic Society, is “designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world,” with more than 10,000 schools participating. Last year, Ari Mazow, Class of 2022 advanced to the state semifinals by winning the Parker tournament and receiving a high score on a qualifying exam. Good luck to the Parker Middle School students competing this year!  
Know an alumnus who has demonstrated remarkable leadership in his/her field of endeavor, attained local and/or national recognition, and made an outstanding contribution to the country, community, or School? Nominate that person today
Parker alumni are invited to share their news in Class Notes. We welcome wedding and birth announcements, career updates and professional milestones, photos with fellow Parker people, and obituaries. Send your note and/or photo to the Alumni Office.
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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