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Tickets on sale for the fall musical: Guys and Dolls

Fall Musical — Guys and Dolls
When Nathan Detroit needs to raise a grand to rent a space for his floating crap game, he bets Sky Masterson he can’t take the Salvation Army mission girl, Sarah Brown, out on a date. Come see Sky and Sarah turn the mission and gambling worlds on their heads in this 1950s classic musical comedy. Recommended for all ages.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20 — 3:45 p.m. preview performance 
  • Thursday, Nov. 21 — 7 p.m. performance 
  • Friday, Nov. 22 — 8 p.m. performance 
  • Saturday, Nov. 23 — 2 p.m. matinee; 8 p.m. performance

Tickets for Preview Performance
Tickets to All Other Performances


Holiday Trees Sales 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! All trees are Douglas Fir and provided from a local farm owned by Park family. Don't need a tree but interested in donating one? We have a list of families and organizations who would like a tree but cannot afford to purchase one. If you are interested in donating a tree to a family or organization, we will happily deliver donated trees directly.
More information or to order


Tours with Principals

Do you have friends or colleagues who might be considering Park School? Tell them to join us for Tours with Principals on Friday, November 8 from 8:45-10:30 a.m.

At this unique Admission event, prospective parents meet Dan Paradis along with our Lower, Middle, and Upper School Principals. Parents take a guided tour of our 100-acre campus and get a glimpse of Park’s educational philosophy and academic settings in action.

More information


Citrus Sales to support the junior and senior prom

Citrus is back and better than ever! This fundraiser will help to offset the price of prom tickets for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021. Orders must be placed before November 22. Delivery before Christmas. Here's what you can order:

  • 20 lb. Texas Grapefruit (18-24) - $21
  • 20 lb. Texas Navel (28-44) - $23
  • 20 lb. Texas Juice Oranges (32-44) - $23
  • 20 lb. Grapefruit & Navels - $25
  • 01 lb. Pecan Halves (cello bag) - $17.00

And here is the link to place your order:


Admissions Events – spread the word

Please, pass the word to your friends who are considering school options for fall 2020…  

Park parents graciously host evening Admission events for prospective parents to meet Park administrators and parents and learn about our programming and opportunities. Thanks for the role you play to build this remarkable community! Dates and times are as follows:

https://www.parkschool.net/admission/visit/register-for-park-perspectives/


The Park School Tuition Assistance Application is Now Open

Park School families currently participating in the Tuition Assistance program, as well as families interested in learning more about applying for tuition assistance at Park, are invited to begin the process by exploring the Affording Park page of the school’s website. There you will find resources, guidelines, and a link to School and Student Services (SSS), the online portal for submitting a tuition assistance application. Keep in mind that the deadline to be considered for a tuition assistance grant for the 2020-2021 school year is December 1, 2019. For more information, or if your family is applying for tuition assistance for the first time, please contact the Park School Tuition Assistance office by phone (410-339-4132) or email (TuitionAssistance@ParkSchool.net).


TREATS FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

Need some classroom treats for your child's upcoming birthday or special occasion? Is it your turn to send in an advisory treat? Let us take the stress off! Students going on this year's Civil Rights Trip (CRT) are raising money by baking nut-free, homemade treats for your child’s homeroom, house, or advisory for birthdays, holidays, or just because! We also deliver to any Park office, so show your favorite faculty or staff members how much you appreciate them. 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER and for more details!


Fall Exhibition: ​CREATIVE PROCESS

September 26–December 6, 2019
Creative Process examines how we explore, develop, and illuminate ideas. The exhibition features work by artists Chris Bathgate, Greg Minah, LynnTomlinson, Firaxis Games — and Park School students. 


Calendars

Just a reminder that you can subscribe to your Veracross household calendar and have all of your Park events sync with your online calendar. If you're not doing this already, think about trying it this year! 

Instructions are HERE.

You can find the 2019/20 academic calendar HERE

Try it – you'll like it!


Bruins Athletic Schedule – GO Park!

Click HERE for Current Calendar of Games

Lower School News 


School Picture Make-Up Day

November 21 from 8-9:30 a.m. on the Lower School Playground

On November 21, from 8-9:30 a.m., the photographer will be on campus to take pictures of anyone who was absent on picture day, or wants their picture re-taken. Pictures will be taken on the Lower School Playground. Your child MUST have their current photos with them in order for a new one to be taken. Please contact the PA if you have any questions or need an order form pa@parkschool.net.


Park Connects Dinner and discussion for parents in grades 3 and 4

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the 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!

Childcare is available for school-aged children, aged 5-12. Children must be registered beforehand. No drop-in childcare is available. Thanks for your help!

RSVP


Please check out the lost and found!

We think your things might be there waiting for you! Check it out and see! They will be laid out during conferences, and whatever is not claimed by Thanksgiving will be donated. Thanks for your help!


Upcoming Important Dates

November 14 - Cultural Film and Discussion Series: From Swastika to Jim Crow
November 15 - LOWER SCHOOL CLOSED for Parent Conferences 
November 16 - "Get It Done" Tuition Assistance Workshop
November 18 - Lower School Parent Coffee
November 20-23 - Fall Musical Guys and Dolls
November 25 - Partners Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday 27-29 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break
December 3-6 - Scholastic Book Fair
December 4 - Park Connects Dinner & Discussion for Parents in Grades 3 & 4
December 5 - 15th Annual Holiday Artisan Market
December 10 - Park Connects Human Sexuality Discussion for Parents in Grades 4-6
December 11 - Holiday Kindergarten Breakfast
December 11 - Lower and Middle School Instrumental Concert
December 17 - Lower and Middle School Choral Concert
December 19 - Grade 5 Solstice Celebration

Middle School News


School Picture Make-Up Day

November 21 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Athletic Center

On November 21from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., the photographer will be on campus to take pictures of anyone who was absent on picture day, or wants their picture re-taken. Pictures will be taken outside the Athletic Center. Your child MUST have their current photos with them in order for a new one to be taken, or an order form if you are ordering for the first time. If you are not purchasing photos and your child(ren) did not have their picture taken on picture day, they need to have them taken on the make-up day for yearbook and archival purposes. Please contact the PA if you have any questions or need an order form pa@parkschool.net.


Park Connects Grade 7 and 8 Parent Dinner and Discussion

Please join us on Tuesday, November 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. 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!

RSVP


7th Grade Trip - November 22

The trip has been rescheduled for Friday, November 22nd. The trip will still take our students to Washington, DC for a day focusing on the grade-level theme of "Identity" by considering the development of our national identity. After normal drop off on Friday, November 22nd, the group will depart to DC. They will be back for pick up at the Park School's Sugar Campus at 4:30 p.m. (1424 Hillside Road, Stevenson, MD, 21153).

CLICK HERE for the Park Participation form. Please have this turned in to Azareah Sims-El in the MS office by Monday, November 18th. Jan Brant will provide the trip chaperones with any medications your child normally takes during the school day. There is no need to drop off medications for this trip. Please be sure your child arrives with the following items:

  • Packed Lunch
  • Full water bottle
  • Warm clothes and a jacket

Save the date

Invitations went out to Middle School Grandparents' and Special Guests' Visiting Day, which takes place on Tuesday, November 26. If you think Park needs a mailing address for a grandparent or special guest, or if anyone needs special assistance, please be in touch with Nichole Metzger at Nmetzger@parkschool.net or 410-339-4142. You can also register them online at www.Parkschool.net/Grandparents


Upcoming Important Dates

November 14 - Cultural Film and Discussion Series: From Swastika to Jim Crow
November 15 - MIDDLE SCHOOL CLOSED for Parent Conferences 
November 16 - "Get It Done" Tuition Assistance Workshop
November 18 - Park Connects Dinner and Discussion for Grades 7 & 8
November 20-23 - Fall Musical Guys and Dolls
November 25 - Partners Thanksgiving Dinner
November 26 - MS Grandparents' & Special Guests' Visiting Day
Wednesday 27-29 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break
December 3-6 - Scholastic Book Fair
December 5 - 15th Annual Holiday Artisan Market
December 10 - Park Connects Human Sexuality Discussion for Parents in Grades 4-6
December 11 - Lower and Middle School Instrumental Concert
December 17 - Lower and Middle School Choral Concert

Upper School News


School Picture Make-Up Day

November 21 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Athletic Center

On November 21from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., the photographer will be on campus to take pictures of anyone who was absent on picture day, or wants their picture re-taken. Pictures will be taken outside the Athletic Center. Your child MUST have their current photos with them in order for a new one to be taken, or an order form if you are ordering for the first time. If you are not purchasing photos and your child(ren) did not have their picture taken on picture day, they need to have them taken on the make-up day for yearbook and archival purposes. Please contact the PA if you have any questions or need an order form pa@parkschool.net.


College Information Session with Juniors and Families

College Information Session with Juniors and Families: Our introductory program with juniors and parents/guardians will take place on December 4 at 7 p.m. and will be repeated on December 6 at 7:30 a.m. Students and families should plan to attend one of the presentations.


Independent Study or TA

The deadline to apply to departments for a 2nd-semester independent study or TA-ship has been extended to Monday, December 2nd. Students must complete a proposal for either. Please speak with the relevant academic departments for details. Forms are available by the registrar's office or in your Veracross portal under Upper School Resources. 


AP EXAMS

The regular registration period for AP exams ends November 15th. After that date, any student who wishes to order an AP exam will pay a late fee of $40 in addition to the $94 exam fee. (Fees are adjusted based on level of tuition assistance.) For students who are ready to sign up, the first step is to make sure you have a College Board account. Next, come by the College Office and fill out an order form (due November 14). You will receive a "join code," which will enable you to register for you AP exam on your College Board account.


Announcements:

Hi Upper School! ROOTS club will be having a food and craft bazaar Tues 11/19 at X at the end of the humanities hallway, near the hub. There will be a lot of great drinks, desserts, dishes, jewelry, and crafts from around the world, such as...... FALAFEL! DUMPLINGS! CHILI! HOT CHOCOLATE! And more! Please bring money, and if you have any questions, contact noril21@parkschool.net or sophief21@parkschool.net. See you there!

AUDITION FOR STUDENT DIRECTEDS! Auditions are December 2, 3, and 4.. Follow the link for an experience you’ll never forget: https://forms.gle/yCQLRVcifFH69V6c6


ATTENDANCE: If students are sick or late to school, or must leave for an appointment, please contact the school by 8:30 a.m. — usattendance@parkschool.net or 410-339-4175. Any time students come or go from campus between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., they must sign in/sign out at the Upper School front desk.

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 - Cultural Film and Discussion Series: From Swastika to Jim Crow
November 16 - "Get It Done" Tuition Assistance Workshop
November 20-23 - Fall Musical Guys and Dolls
November 25 - Partners Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday 27-29 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break
December 2 - Park Connects Substance Abuse Prevention for Parents of Grades 9&10
December 3-6 - Scholastic Book Fair
December 4 - College Information Session for Juniors and Their Families (or on 12/6)
December 5 - 15th Annual Holiday Artisan Market
December 6 - College Information Session for Juniors and Their Families (or on 12/4)
December 6 - Holiday Goldsoundz
December 7 - 9th Grade Parent Social
December 12 - Upper School Winter Concert