Park Bulletins

Park Bulletins

All-School News  


Show us what you found!

K-12 Science cordially invites you to participate with your classes and/or family in this cicada photo challenge. There are several categories, small prizes will be awarded, and (most importantly) it should be really fun to see what our community can create/capture. Let the Cicada Photo Contest begin!
Use this form to submit entries.


Need to get your bike spruced up!? Support the Robotics team!

Park's robotics team will be doing free bike cleaning and maintenance this weekend for anyone who is interested. Drop-off will be this Friday from 2:30 - 3:30 outside of the athletic center entrance, with pick-up at the same time the following Monday. For questions, you can contact Tess Kysel () or Callan Beideman ().


Viva House

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of the Park community, we have maintained our goal of delivering 50 bags of groceries to Viva House each month since last Spring. This month, we are running very short on donations. In addition, we are trying to get ahead so that we can continue making deliveries through the summer. If you are able, please consider a donation to help us continue!  

If you're able to contribute, please contact Missy Rohrbach at missyr@gmail.com or 202-494-0261, or make a donation via Venmo @Missy-Rohrbach (just note "Viva House" in the memo).  PayPal, Zelle, CashApp and check are also options - please contact Missy for details. 

Thank you so much for your support of this all-school community partnership! 

Missy Rohrbach & Steve Murphy (Parent Coordinators)


Thank You from the Parents’ Association!

What a year it has been! The PA treated Park's faculty and staff to lunch today to show their appreciation. In her note of thanks, PA Board President wrote, “We applaud and thank all of you for the countless ways you have created and continue to create the presence of excellence, empathy, resilience, and joy at Park.” The PA is also grateful to the army of volunteers who stepped in and stepped up this year, and as an expression of their appreciation, made donations to Viva House and the Park Fund. 


Better Together Community Organization Pledge

Park’s leadership has taken the Better Together Community Organization Pledge (organized by Carefirst) in support of the COVID-19 immunization effort. The purpose of the pledge is to unite the efforts of regional organizations to achieve the target vaccination rates necessary to end this pandemic. By joining the pledge, we’ve committed to educating, encouraging, and supporting our employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine when they are able. We are happy to report that many Park employees have received the vaccine during Phase 1B, and we look forward to continuing support of our individual community members and the greater good. For further information about the pledge, and to see what other regional institutions are participating, go to https://www.carefirst.com/bettertogetherpledge.


Parents' association Park Stickers 

Looking for a way to express school spirit on your electronic device, water bottle, lunch container, or notebook?  Then check out six new custom Park stickers offered by the Parents’ Association! They come in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes and are durable, weatherproof and dishwasher-safe. Purchase them individually or get all six for a discounted price!  Your purchase supports Parents' Association speakers and grants, which support our whole community! Quantities are limited, so place your orders HERE 


The Park School Store

It's back! Well — it's online! Park's new online school store offers an easy-to-navigate web page full of Park branded apparel for all your Park Spirit needs! Check it out and get some of your holiday shopping done early. Or get some spirit-wear for bundling up in as it gets colder out!
Visit site


PARK MASKS

These days, school pride and safety go hand-in-hand! The Parents' Association is now offering Park School masks for $10 each. The masks are soft, double layer fabric, and have adjustable ear loops. They are non-medical grade. Click HERE to see a sample and to order. We have white masks now in addition to Brown! Thanks for supporting the PA! 


Park's digital campus

The 2020–21 School Year 
Whether in person, virtually, or a combination thereof, The Park School is devoted to caring for our community and fulfilling our mission. This site, "The Park School Digital Campus," is a source of information and resources regarding the 2020-21 school year. Please check the pages frequently for the most up-to-date information. The Digital Campus can be found by clicking HERE


Triennial water testing

Maryland law requires that schools test all occupied buildings that receive water from a public utility every three years for the presence of lead in all drinking water outlets. Park School recently completed testing throughout our buildings. Of the 212 outlets tested, four faucets indicated slightly elevated levels of lead in the water. These outlets are restricted to sinks (no drinking water fountains, ice machines, kitchen sinks, or any outlets used for food preparation) that are located in the Blaustein building. Two are in areas inaccessible to students; and two are located in a single Upper School science lab, not sources of drinking water. Per the recommendations of the Maryland Department of the Environment, we have posted signs indicating that the outlets are for hand washing only, and we have shut down the outlets out of an abundance of caution while we take remedial action. In the meantime, please know that all sources of drinking water in our buildings are safe. (May 2021)

Lower School Announcements


Park Camps – REGISTER Now!

Our experienced staff welcomes children ages 3 ½–15 for an exciting summer full of adventures in the tradition of The Park School. Campers will enjoy a variety of activities on Park’s beautiful 100-acre campus. In addition to excellent camp leaders and counselors, Park faculty and activity guests enrich the camp experience by offering workshops in a variety of special programs, including sports and games, nature exploration, and music and movement. 
More information


Late Drop-off

Please drive down the bus circle to the 4th/5th Grade entrance. Please call the office (410-339-4195) and we'll let your child in.

Early Dismissal

Please come to the bus circle and come to your child's grade level entrance door Then, please call the office (410-339-4195) and we'll retrieve your child.


Important Dates

Monday, May 31 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day
Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School!

Middle School Announcements


THE MICHAEL CARDIN ('85) WRITING CENTER IS BACK!

Interested in talking with someone about your writing assignments? The Michael Cardin ('85) Writing Center offers 20-minute, one-on-one Zoom writing consultations. Our trained staff of peer tutors are available to talk with Middle and Upper School students during any stage of their writing process: reviewing assignment requirements, brainstorming, prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading.  Request an appointment with a staff member of the Michael Cardin ('85) Writing Center. Complete this form, and we'll contact you ASAP. Questions? Email Angela Balcita at abalcita@parkschool.net


Important Dates

Monday, May 31 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day
Friday, June 11 - 8th Grade Closing Ceremony
Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School!

Upper School Announcements


THE MICHAEL CARDIN (’85) WRITING CENTER

Interested in talking with someone about your writing assignments? The Michael Cardin ('85) Writing Center offers 20-minute, one-on-one Zoom writing consultations. Our trained staff of peer tutors are available to talk with Middle and Upper School students during any stage of their writing process: reviewing assignment requirements, brainstorming, prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading.  Request an appointment with a staff member of the Michael Cardin ('85) Writing Center. Complete this form, and we'll contact you ASAP. Questions? Email Angela Balcita at abalcita@parkschool.net


Let us know!

If you will be learning virtually on a day that you are normally in-person, please email usattendance@parkschool.net AND your teachers. To the extent that you can, please give us advance notice. We understand this is not always possible, especially if you wake up feeling ill.  Thank you!


Senior college counseling information

Please make sure to update Scoir with any admission decisions that you have already received or that you receive in the coming weeks.  


If you have yet to complete the College Counseling Questionnaire for Juniors, please do so immediately. Students can find the questionnaire on the Class of 2022 Google Classroom page. Once the questionnaire is submitted, each student will be assigned a counselor and receive an email containing a link to schedule an initial meeting with the assigned counselor.  If you have already received an email with a meeting link, it's time to set up a meeting with your counselor. 


Reminder for Parents/Guardians of Juniors

Please complete the College Counseling Family Letter, Financial Questionnaire and the College Counseling Confidential Release forms. These documents can be found on Park’s College Counseling homepage. Please email your completed documents to Wendy Stevens at wstevens@parkschool.net. College Counseling will arrange family meetings in early February.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Liz Hirsch at lhirsch@parkschool.net or Matt Hannibal at mhannibal@parkschool.net

There are additional resources available on the College Counseling webpage HERE.


Important Dates 

Monday, May 31 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day
Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School!
Monday, June 14 - Commencement