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PA Speaker and Workshop – Heidi Kasevich

How can you set the stage so that your quiet child or teen can thrive? Through this parenting workshop, you’ll gain a better understanding of how the world appears to your introvert — and what you can do to be supportive. You’ll learn the best ways to help introverts to harness their strengths, step outside their comfort zones with authenticity, and deepen their relationships with others. The presentation will culminate in strategies — for kids of all temperaments — to tap into Quiet Power so as to make a difference in the world. October 24 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more details, or to register, CLICK HERE.


This is YOUR opportunity to become a student again! We consistently hear from visitors, whether they be parents, grandparents, returning alumni, or parents of alumni, how much they would like to be a student at Park. This is your chance to BE a life-long learner engaged by our extraordinary faculty! The three course offerings touch upon a variety of study. Registrations fill quickly.

To register, please visit

Tours for Grandparents of New Students

The Grandparent Committee and Grandparent Coordinator are extending an invitation to a one-hour walking tour of Park’s campus and classrooms with the Admission Team and a volunteer from the Grandparent Committee.

  • Thursday, October 25 at 9 a.m.

Tours fill quickly and space is limited.  
RSVP as soon as you’re able to Liz Stierhoff or at 410-339-4105.

baked goods for a good cause

Need some classroom treats for your child's upcoming birthday or special occasion? Let us take the stress off! Students going on the Civil Rights Trip (CRT) are raising money by baking nut-free treats for your child's homeroom, house, or advisory for birthdays, holidays, or just because! CRT Bakers offer the following nut-free options for $10/Dozen:


•Rice Crispy Treats

•Chocolate Chip Cookies

Treats are decorated with festive toppers. We request 5 days notice.We will deliver your order in the morning before school begins. Submit the order form, and we will contact you directly. We accept cash or check, and all proceeds benefit Park's Civil Rights Trip.


Looking for a responsible, fun-loving, and reliable babysitter? Or to have those crunchy leaves on your front yard disappear? 

To support Park’s annual Civil Rights trip, many eager and prepared Park students are available to babysit your child and rake your leaves! The proceeds would allow a select number of Park students to attend and experience a once-in-a-life-time voyage through the history of the Civil Rights Movement! 

For babysitters, contact Vivie Eteme at 

To have your leaves raked, please contact Via Phillips at 

Parents' Association and Senior class fundraiser

In collaboration with the senior class we are selling Park cell phone wallets for $8. Please contact if you would like to purchase one.


Just a reminder that you can subscribe to your Veracross 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 this year! 

Instructions are HERE.

You can find the 2018/19 academic calendar HERE

Try it – you'll like it!

Bruins Athletic Schedule – GO Park!

Click HERE for Current Calendar of Games

Lower School News 

middle school preview for fifth grade families – TONIGHT

Autumn is the time to be thinking about the changes coming up in the next year, and with that in mind, the Middle School invites you to an informational evening on Thursday, October 18, from 7-8:30 p.m., where you can meet some faculty and hear about life in the Middle School.

Please click here to RSVP and let us know how many are in your party. We will be offering childcare for your Park students (ages 4-11). You must register your child(ren) using the RSVP form in order to take advantage of this service.

Registration for Winter After School Classes is Now Open!

Registration for Winter After School Classes is open from now until Sunday, October 21, 2018. Park offers enrichment activities after school to provide children with high quality afternoon experiences, created by Park faculty members and guest teachers, and to present opportunities to develop interests, cultivate talents, and strengthen social bonds. 

Click here to register for After-School Classes

Click here to view course descriptions

Park Connects Dinner & Discussion for K1 & K2 Parents

Tuesday, October 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. — Cafeteria

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get together with other Park parents in your grade. Connect with old friends and make new connections. Join the conversation — come talk about topics that are important to you, and to all of us!

Agenda for the evening:

  • Registration and Child Care Drop-Off
  • Dinner
  • Facilitated Parent Discussion Groups

RSVP here by Friday, October 19*

*Children must be registered by October 19 to attend childcare

Fourth & Fifth Grade Extracurricular Activities

There are a range of musical and athletic activities that are available to the 4th and 5th Grade students at no cost. All of the information below can be found in the Lower School Back-to-School Packet, accessed through your Veracross Portal.

Upcoming Important Dates

October 18 - Preview of Middle School for Parents of Current 5th Graders
October 19 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Professional Activities Day
October 22 - Rain Date for Monarch Celebration
October 23 - Park Connects K1 & K2 Parent Dinner & Discussion
October 24 - PA Speaker Heidi Kasevich
October 26 - Autumn Harvest Festival
October 31 - Halloween Parade
November 1 - 3rd-5th Grade Tech Coffee with Matt Doyle and Zella Adams
November 2 - Cultural Diversity Film and Discussion - Azmaish
November 8 - Lower School CLOSED for Parent Conferences
November 10 - Park School Auction
November 14-17 Fall Musical Hairspray
November 15 - Parents' Association New Parent Coffee
November 16 - LOWER SCHOOL CLOSED for Parent Conferences
November 17 - 3rd Grade Parent Social
November 19 - Partners Thanksgiving Dinner

Middle School News

Upper School Preview

8th Grade Preview of the Upper School on Monday, October 22. Students should bring a packed lunch that day and meet at 12:45 p.m. in the Middle School Commons for a presentation from the Upper School. 

8th Grade Trip

The 8th Grade trip to River Valley Ranch in Carroll County will take place October 25-26. Be sure to check the packing list that was sent out to parents on October 12. All medications must be given to our school nurse by Thursday, October 18. 

ISHC Survey

The ISHC Survey will be taken by all 7th and 8th Grade students during PLUS time on Monday, October 22. If students have their own device they can bring them to school to use at that time for the survey, otherwise a device will be provided for them. 

Upcoming Important Dates

October 19 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Professional Activities Day
October 24 - PA Speaker Heidi Kasevich
October 25, 26 - 8th Grade Trip
November 2 - Cultural Diversity Film and Discussion - Azmaish
November 2 - Middle School Social
November 6 - Park Connects 6th Grade Parent Dinner & Discussion
November 7 - Upper School Preview for current 8th Grade Parents and Students
November 10 - Park School Auction
November 14-17 Fall Musical Hairspray
November 14 - Park Connects 7th & 8th Grade Dinner & Discussion
November 15 - Parents' Association New Parent Coffee
November 19 - Partners Thanksgiving Dinner
November 20 - Middle School Grandparent & Friends Visiting Day


Upper School News

Tutoring Opportunity

Do you like math, tutoring young kids, or meeting new people? If so, you should consider joining KIPP tutoring! We meet every Tuesday for an hour and a half after school. (Transportation is provided!) We go down to KIPP-UJIMA Academy, a charter school in Baltimore city, and tutor middle school kids in math. It is super fun and a great way to make connections with people you wouldn’t necessarily meet.

9th grade family meeting

Please join Karyn Fisher, Traci Wright, counselors Krista Dhruv and Evan Velleman, and 9th Grade class advisor Jordan Paschke for the 9th Grade Family Meeting (both students and parents welcome). Tuesday, October 23, 2018  at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Commons

Get-it-Done FAFSA/CSS Workshop

Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. US Library (by appointment only — please email

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. — or 410-339-4175. Any time you come or go from campus between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., be sure to sign in/sign out at the Upper School front desk. FYI – Please note that for the sake of simplicity, we have set up a new, permanent address for attendance notes: Thanks!

EARLY DISMISSAL: Students who feel ill during the school day are to visit the Health Suite in order to be seen by a medical professional and dismissed early as determined. Students are asked not to call home and dismiss themselves.

Upcoming Important Dates:

October 19 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Professional Activities Day
October 23 - 9th Grade Parent and Student Meeting
October 24 - PA Speaker Heidi Kasevich
October 26 - UPPER SCHOOL CLOSED for Report Writing
October 30 - 11th & 12th Grade Dinner & Discussion
November 2 - Cultural Diversity Film and Discussion - Azmaish
November 3 - 9th Grade Parent Social at R House
November 10 - Park School Auction
November 15 - Parents' Association New Parent Coffee
November 19 - Partners Thanksgiving Dinner