Park Bulletins

Park Bulletins

All-School News  


EDUC8 - a virtual discussion for park students, alumni, families, and friends

Did you know that there are more than 250 Park graduates who currently work in education — as teachers, administrators, researchers, and more?

Please join us on Thursday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. for Educ8: A Virtual Event Highlighting Park Alums in the Education Field.

Read more here


Viva house

Park's 4th graders have hit the ground running as they’ve resumed leadership of the Viva House food collection the past two months. They packed 60 bags for Viva House last month and are aiming for at least 50 to be delivered this Friday! THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all the families who contributed food and monetary donations to support their efforts! Park’s decades-long partnership with Viva House helps support city neighbors in Southwest Baltimore who face food insecurity.  Please help the 4th graders keep up the momentum if you are able!  

The next delivery is scheduled for Friday, December 17. Donations can be dropped off in the collection box just inside the Lower School lobby or in the wood boxes located in the vestibule just outside of the front lobby anytime between now and the day before delivery. We welcome anything from this list – from one item to a fully loaded bag. Monetary donations will still be accepted! While we encourage food donations as they're more tangible for the students, we will continue to collect monetary donations in case we need to supplement collections to make up full bags. If you would prefer to help in this way, contributions can be sent via Venmo to @Missy-Rohrbach (please note “Viva House in the memo). A donation of just $20 is enough to fill an entire bag!

For questions or more information, please contact Missy Rohrbach at missyr@gmail.com or Steve Murphy at soa.murphy@comcast.net. Thank you so much for your support of this all-school community partnership! 


Speaker search

Have you heard a captivating speaker whom you think other parents would like? Read a great book on parenting recently? Have a contact with an expert you'd like to invite to speak at Park? If so, please let us know! The Parents' Association is always looking for suggestions for new, engaging speakers to be part of our Ellen Small Speaker Series. If you have any ideas for speakers or topics you'd like us to consider, please reach out to the PA office at pa@parkschool.net. Thank you for helping the PA assure that our speaker series addresses the needs of our parent community!

Volunteer opportunity

Park is hosting its tri-annual fundraiser this spring. The Park Community Event (formerly The Park Auction for those of you who have volunteered or attended in the past) will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2022. All proceeds support the Park School educational experience, and the impact of the funds raised is transformative for our students, employees, and families. 

We are looking for support right now! If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Jayme Wood ‘93 at jwood@parkschool.net.

The impact of the funds raised is transformative for our students, faculty and staff, and families.


Bunches of Lunches

In this time of great need, join us in preparing bagged meals for those facing food insecurity. Pack the meals at home and drop them off at Beth Tfiloh on December 13 from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. (*directions below)—meals will then be delivered to multiple local organizations supporting those in need! Please register at: https://jvcbaltimore.org/lunches/ and under "other" write Park School.
Each bagged meal should include:
• A sandwich
• Fruit
• A snack
• Bottled water
*The collection will be taking place in front of the main synagogue entrance - Use the East Entrance (the first on the right if coming on Old Court Rd. from Greenspring Avenue) to enter the campus on Torah Drive. Take Torah Drive straight and make the first left into the circle in front of the synagogue entrance. Please pull up as far as possible and be mindful to not block the carpool traffic coming in and out of the adjacent parking lots.
[Please note: the Lower School is coordinating a separate morning of service for LS students and families to participate in for Bunches of Lunches on December 14.]


Applications for Current Park Families, and a note about Admissions

We encourage current Park parents who are considering Park for another child to apply now for the 2022-23 school year. Please click here to get started. And because we are now accepting admission applications for the 2022-2023 academic year, we hope you'll share the link with your friends who are considering school options for next fall so that they can begin the process. The Admission team is looking forward to getting to know prospective families both on campus and via Zoom this year. Please forward any questions to admission@parkschool.net. Thank you!


Park school swag

We will be opening up the a spot to get all of your Bruins-wear in it's new location for limited hours soon! In the meantime, shop online! The link is below. There is a whole new line of apparel and merchandise. Orders can be shipped or picked up at the Lieberman building. 

Park Online Store

Lower School Announcements


SUPPORTING THE EMOTIONAL GROWTH OF OUR YOUNGEST LEARNERS - A park connects workshop for PRe-K and Kindergarten parents

Tuesday, December 2 (tonight!) at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Clinician Briana Quinlan, LCSW-C, will lead us through an exploration of ways to support our children’s healthy emotional growth and development. Briana brings over a decade’s worth of experience with children, adolescents, and families that will help us better understand how to cope with those big feelings, how to avoid power struggles, and how to support our children overall during these unprecedented times. Please join Briana, fellow Pre-K/Kindergarten parents, and Lower School Counselor Amy Ancona, for this engaging workshop.

RSVP HERE. 


Help us speed up carpool!

Please remember to place carpool cards in the dashboard of your car during carpool time. Please email LSOffice@parkschool.netif you need more carpool signs printed.


Reminder

Please remember to email LSOFfice@parkschool.net for any dismissal plan changes that may occur.


Cafeteria

Lower School families will have the option to pre-order lunch from the cafeteria, as students will be eating in their classrooms for the time being. To order lunch, parents will complete an online form at least 48 hours in advance. If a student forgets their lunch, the cafeteria will provide a bagged lunch. If any Lower School students are able to return to the cafeteria during the 21-22 academic year, parents can expect to hear an update about lunch options.


Important Dates

Thursday, December 2 - Pre-K & Kindergarten Parent Workshop
Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 31 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Winter Break

Middle School Announcements


Middle School Conferences

Conferences will be held, through Zoom, on Friday, December 3. Please note that school will not be in session on this day. All meetings will be with your child’s advisor and will last 30 minutes. Please only sign up with your child’s advisor and not with any other teachers.

Although it is preferred that conferences take place on this day, if there is not a time slot that works for you, please contact your child’s advisor directly to set up your conference.

Sign up links and zoom links were sent home via email. Please contact your child's advisor or the Middle School office if you have any questions.


P.E. Shirts - last call for the online store orders

The Under Armour P.E. Uniform T-Shirts have been in short supply at the school store, but you can purchase them online HERE through Thursday, December 9. There will be two items available for purchase:

Adult Under Armour P.E. T-Shirt, $24.99

Youth Under Armour P.E. T-Shirt, $24.99

You can place your order and your item(s) will be available for pick up in the Middle School Commons after January 4, 2022 (provided there are no supply chain issues).

Continue to check out Park's Online School Store! The link is here. We are constantly adding to it and will have new items for purchase throughout the year! Go Bruins, Strive On.


Cafeteria Hours

Our cafeteria is open! The daily hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. New this year: The Bruins’ Den, located in the Athletic Center, which will be open from 2-4 p.m. for sandwiches, salads, snacks, and drinks to go. 

Middle and Upper School Menus
To set purchase limits for your child(ren) in the cafeteria/school store, please fill out the form here.


Important Dates

Friday, December 3 - MIDDLE SCHOOL CLOSED for Middle School Parent Conferences 
Wednesday, December 15 - Middle & Upper School Strings Winter Concert
Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 31 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Winter Break

Upper School Announcements


ATTENDANCE:  If you are sick or late to school or must leave for an appointment, please have your parents contact the school at usattendance@parkschool.net or 410-339-4175.  Any time you come or go from campus between 8:30 and 3:00, be sure to sign in/sign out at the Upper School front desk.

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.


The Cafeteria - New Hours

Our cafeteria is open! The daily hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. New this year: The Bruins’ Den, located in the Athletic Center, which will be open from 2-4 p.m. for sandwiches, salads, snacks, and drinks to go. 

Middle and Upper School Menus
To set purchase limits for your child(ren) in the cafeteria/school store, please fill out the form here.


SCHOOL supplies

The school store as we knew it will not be reopening this year, but your daily needs will be covered! School supplies like earbuds, quad ruled notebook, and highlighters can be purchased from Lauren Blum at the US Main Desk.  Purchases will be charged to your school account.  You can visit the online school store here for all your Park swag needs.


Important Dates 

Wednesday, December 8 - Upper School Vocal Concert
Friday, December 10 - Parents' Association Coffee for Middle and Upper School Parents
Friday, December 10 - Goldsoundz
Tuesday, December 14 - Upper School Instrumental Ensemble
Wednesday, December 15 - Middle & Upper School Strings Winter Concert
Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 31 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Winter Break