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Calendars

Just a reminder that you can download your household calendar and have all of your Park events go directly into your online calendar. If you're not doing this already, think about trying it for next year. When the August mailing comes out, instead of entering all the important dates into your calendar program, subscribe and they will automatically be added!

Instructions are HERE.

And if you're looking for dates for next year, check the 2018/19 academic calendar HERE

Try it – you'll like it!


Park Camps

It's not too late! Limited space is available. 
Check out our 2018 program for students ages 3-17! New camps this year include Magic the Gathering, Summer Theatre Intensive, Zine Workshop, Nature and Yoga, and more. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 410-339-4120 or parkcamps@parkschool.net.

Lower School News 


MAY DAY

Did you forget to get a May Day t-shirt and still want one? You are in luck because we still have a few sizes left in white and pink. Stop by the PA office or email pa@parkschool.net

We are still offering a professional DVD of our May Day 2018 celebration. All orders go directly to the videographer, with no profit to Park School.

This year’s DVD will capture: May Day Ceremony – including musical performances, 4th Grade passing of the flags, and 5th Grade performance of the May Pole Dance and May Day Festivities – excerpts of all the May Day family fun following the ceremony! The DVD will be recorded on high-quality video and audio recording devices by our friends at Documented Video Productions. The cost of the DVD is $32. The DVDs will be distributed before the end of the school year. Complete online at http://www.parkschool.net/mayday​. You can pay with your student’s Park account or check.


Upcoming Important Dates

June 8 - Final Day of Classes

Middle School News

8th Grade Graduation

Friday, June 8
8th Grade Closing Ceremony (11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Meyerhoff Theater)


Reception for 8th Grade families (12:30–1:30 p.m., Arts Center)


Optional early dismissal for 8th Graders (1:30 p.m.)


6th and 7th Grade pool party (1:30–3:15 p.m.)
 
There is an optional 1:30 p.m. dismissal (for 8th Graders only) on Friday afternoon, June 8. Should your 8th Grader wish to remain on campus, he or she may join the 6th and 7th Graders for their end of year pool party, which goes until 3:15 p.m. After Day will be available starting at 3:15 p.m., as usual.


Upcoming Important Dates

June 8 - 8th Grade Closing Ceremony and Family Reception
June 8 - Final Day of Classes

Upper School News


Early Upper School Dismissal on Friday, June 8

Please note that Upper School students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8. 

Students who are taking the bus, which will depart at the usual time of 3:25 p.m. (there will be no late bus service), or who need to stay on campus until a later pick up time will still be able to do so. We hope all students and families have a safe and fulfilling summer!


STUDENT DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference, Nov 28-Dec 1, 2018, Nashville, TN: The NAIS SDLC is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades 9-12) from across the nation. Led by a diverse team of trained adult and peer facilitators, participants will develop effective cross-cultural communication skills, better understand the nature and development of effective strategies for social justice, practice expression through the arts, and learn networking principles and strategies. Click NAIS SDLC in Nashville Application and complete by June 21, 2018 to be considered for this year’s conference. Students participating in the US Social Justice Identity Development course will have priority consideration.

For more info contact Courtney Rollins crollins@parkschool.net, Traci Wright twright@parkschool.net, or speak with a SDLCalum: Lexi Bushrod, Samantha Brooks, Mesra Ebadi, Katie Fee, Luke Pound, Jake Kalvar, Okezie Okoro, Cici Osias, Josie,Renkowitz, Solomon Stephens, Bethany Wright!

NAIS SDLC in Nashville Application


Juniors/Rising Seniors

College Essay Writing Workshops

On June 14, from 3-5 p.m. and August 20, from 3-5 p.m., the College Counseling Office will host essay writing workshops in Park’s Blaustein Lecture Hall. (Students may attend either one.) The workshop will include the “do’s and don’t’s” of college essay writing, a review of several essays that worked by former Park students, and some brainstorming activities. No RSVP is necessary.

College Application Boot Camp

The College Counseling Office hopes that all rising seniors will be able to join us on Friday, August 24, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. to take part in our College Application Boot Camp. We will use the time to walk through some of the nitty-gritty details of the application process. Students will have the opportunity to complete sections of the Common Application and the Coalition Application with college counselors present to assist with specific questions that might arise. Participating in this four-hour block of time will help make the fall portion of the application process more manageable.


ATTENDANCE

If you are sick or late to school or must leave for an appointment, please have your parents contact the school by 8:30 a.m. — usattendance@parkschool.net or 410-339-4175. Any time you come or go from campus between 8:30 and 3, be sure to sign in/sign out at the Upper School front desk. FYI – Please note that we will be changing personnel more than once at the Upper School desk over the coming months, and for the sake of simplicity, have set up a new, permanent address for attendance notes: usattendance@parkschool.net. Thanks!


EARLY DISMISSAL

Students who feel ill during the school day must please visit the Health Suite in order to be seen and dismissed early as determined. Students are not to dismiss themselves.


Upcoming Important Dates:

June 8 - Final Day of Classes
June 9 - Junior/Senior Prom
June 11 - Graduation