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All School News
Tonight's performance of Hairspray has been cancelled and rescheduled for Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket holders have been notified and if they are unable to use their tickets, can seek a refund. Those tickets will be resold on eventbrite, so check for availability. Tickets
Thanksgiving in the Cafeteria - Moved to Monday, November 19
Thanksgiving is almost here a time to celebrate with friends and family. Dawn and the amazing Cafeteria staff will be serving up: Hand carved sliced turkey breast, sliced baked seasoned tofu, slow roasted gravy , mashed potatoes , herb stuffing , seasoned broccoli, roasted carrots, cranberries, and of course assorted desserts!
We look forward to seeing you; come join us and gobble up a great Lunch!
New this year! Holiday tree sale to benefit the civil rights trip
The Upper School is organizing a Holiday Tree Sale this year to support the Civil Rights Trip and other Upper School activities. Thank you for supporting student activities!
Sizes and Pricing 6' - 7' - $55 7' - 9' - $65
For Dec. 6, 7, 8 pickup orders must be received by Friday, Nov. 30 For Dec. 13, 14, 15 pickup orders must be received by Dec. 5
Delivery option to your home (Limited) at an additional fee of $25
Park is excited to announce a partnership with GRAUL’S MARKET! Beginning today, we will be offering a variety of fresh and nutritious options from Graul’s for sale in THE PARK STORE and in THE PARK CAFETERIA. Selections include salads, sandwiches, sushi (cooked), and quick-heat entrées. These items – and more – will supplement our current meal and snack choices. Please stop by to see what we have that’s “GOOD-TO-GO!”
Holiday Artisan Market
November 29, 3:30-6:30 p.m. The 14th Annual Park School Holiday Artisan Market features over 35 artisans of all kinds from the greater Baltimore community — jewelry, painting, ceramics, woodworking, metal-sculpting, food, body care, and more. There’s something for everyone, so bring your holiday gift lists and be prepared to shop for some of the best hand-made goods in Baltimore! This event is open to the public, please bring your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to this must-attend artisan extravaganza!
Save the Date for the Scholastic Book Fair: November 27-30 in the Dance Studio. More details coming next week. We need volunteers! Please click here to sign up.
collecting warm items for the International Rescue Committee
If you have any children’s winter clothing you no longer need or use — coats, mittens, snowpants, scarves or hats — please consider donating them to the International Rescue Committee.
To do this, leave them in the box just inside the front doors of the school. The Upper School’s UNICEF club will gather and deliver the clothing. Thank you!
support the PA – holiday gift ideas!
Buy Gift Cards through shopwithscrip.com, which you can give as gifts or use in place of cash, checks, and credit cards. The options include over 200 of the biggest brands. You will receive gift cards for the full face value, and the PA will receive a percentage back. See THIS flyer and order online, or contact the PA form and they can email you an order form. Our enrollment code is 784A963148391. Orders will be placed in on two dates, November 26 and December 10, so don't miss the deadline! Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Civil rights trip happy hour fundraiser (over 21!)
The Park School of Baltimore and Waverly Brewing Co. proudly present A Thanksgiving Happy Hour. Join us at Waverly Brewing Company in Baltimore’s Hampden-Woodberry neighborhood to enjoy a wide variety of brewery-fresh beers made on premises while we raise money for The Civil Rights Trip.
Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. Tickets get you ONE FREE Waverly Brewing Co. draft under $7, as well as RAFFLES, SNACKS, PRIZES! (Ages 21+ only!)
*All proceeds benefit students from The Park School of Baltimore, City Neighbors High School, and City College participating in this year’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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To have your leaves raked, please contact Via Phillips at email@example.com.
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!
The Lower School lost and found is bursting at the seams. We've put everything out to make it easier to find what you may have lost! Please take a moment during conferences to take a look. You might be surprised to find things that you didn't even know were missing!
Lower School will be closed for conferences tomorrow, Friday, November 16, 2018. If you have not already signed up for a conference, please contact your child’s teacher or the Lower School office. Drop in child care will be provided for children during their parents’ conference time. This child care is for Park children only.
Upcoming Important Dates
November 14-17 - Fall Musical Hairspray November 16 - LOWER SCHOOL CLOSED for Parent Conferences November 17 - 3rd Grade Parent Social November 21-23 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving break November 27-29 - Scholastic Book Fair November 29 - Holiday Artisan Market December 4 - Lower and Middle School Winter Choral Concert December 5 - Lower School Winter Instrumental Concert December 12 - Kindergarten Holiday Breakfast December 18 - 5th Grade Solstice Celebration December 20 - SCHOOL CLOSED for WINTER BREAK
Middle School News
Grandparents’ and Friends’ Visiting Day
Grandparents’ and Friends’ Visiting Day in the Middle School is Tuesday, November 20. Invitations w/ return registration postcards have been mailed. Please email any grandparents’ USPS address that has not as yet been entered into Veracross. If you would like an invitation mailed to a family friend please send an email as well. Volunteers for the morning are still needed as greeters at check-in tables, ushers, and classroom guides. Questions? Reach out to Liz Stierhoff - Grandparent Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Important Dates
November 14-17 - Fall Musical Hairspray November 20 - Middle School Grandparent & Friends Visiting Day November 21-23 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving break November 27-29 - Scholastic Book Fair November 29 - Holiday Artisan Market December 4 - Lower and Middle School Winter Choral Concert December 5 - Middle School Winter instrumental Concert December 7 - MIDDLE SCHOOL CLOSED for Parent Conferences December 20 - SCHOOL CLOSED for WINTER BREAK
Upper School News
College Information Session for Juniors and Families
This is our introductory kick-off program for juniors and parents/guardians which will take place on November 28 at 7 p.m. and will be repeated on November 30 at 7:30 a.m. Students and families should plan to attend one of the presentations. Students will receive their college counselor assignments later in December, once they have turned in their Junior Questionnaire, which will be available following our information sessions in November.
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. — email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
November 14-17 - Fall Musical Hairspray November 15 - Parents' Association New Parent Coffee November 21-23 SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving break November 27-30 - Scholastic Book Fair November 29 - Holiday Artisan Market December 7 - Goldsoundz December 12 - Upper School Winter Concert December 20 - SCHOOL CLOSED for WINTER BREAK
Fall Musical - Hairspray
Middle School Grandparents and Friends Visiting Day
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