Logging into the Veracross Parent Portal will allow you access to the Veracross Calendars. Your Household Calendar will display important events and dates that specifically affect members of your household. You have the ability to subscribe to each of these calendar feeds and have the dates imported directly into your online calendar system (Google, iCal, or Outlook). Try it out and know that you can always unsubscribe!
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All School News
Thank you gift From the parents’ association
We are so glad we could thank all of our volunteers this past Tuesday morning. If you didn’t drive to school and missed getting your reusable straw gift, stop by the PA office and pick one up while supplies last.
This year, Park is proud to present a Senior Showcase, featuring performances by members of the Class of 2019 who will be pursuing further study of the performing arts in the fall. Join us Tuesday, May 28 from 6-7 p.m. in the Meyerhoff Theater.
Parents' association closing meeting
Join us for the Parents’ Association Closing Meeting on May 30, 8:15-10 a.m. Come for all or part of the meeting. Meet outside the Athletic Center for breakfast, a brief business meeting, and then choose one of three activities: yoga class, walk in the woods, or help in the library. For more information and to register, click HERE.
At the brief business portion of the closing meeting we will vote to approve the final slate of the Parents’ Association Officers and Grade Reps for 2019-20. Click HERE here to see the slate. If you would like to cast your vote prior to the closing meeting, please email email@example.com
Sale at the school store!
Check out the great sale going on in the school store in the next few weeks! We'll have a limited number of gym uniforms for sale at half price — stock up for next year! Also, remember Park t-shirts and sweatshirts make amazing graduation presents!
Parents' Association Grants
The Parents’ Association is proud to have funded the following faculty and student initiated grants:
Ellen Oh, Snowboard and Ski Club, ISAMR Engineering Team, StoryWalk, Latino/Hispanic Coalition, Asian Diversity, Know Your Limits Wellness, Math Breakout Circle, Ceramics, 4th Grade Ellis Island Field Trip, ELW - Getting Comfortable in Nature, Las Sandinistas Film Screening, Circuit Playground Express, Tectonic Theater Project, Diverse Books for 2nd Grade, Garden Club, 5th Grade Literature Curriculum, Dolly Sod’s Backpacking Trip, Young Men of Color Symposium, Writing Tutors Appreciation, Jazz Garden, Guest Artist for MS/US Jazz Ensembles, Women in Poetry and Song Field Trip to NYC, CPR Manikins
A firm reminder to all parents to respect the drop off and pick up guidelines for all students. Specifically, please refrain from using the Lower School Bus Circle unless your child has a physical impediment that requires access through those doors. A growing number of families have been using the Bus Circle, which impedes the buses from safely and efficiently dropping off students. Thank you for your help keeping traffic flowing and our students safe!
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!
Lower School Grandparents’ and Special Guests’ Visiting Day
We had an amazing turnout this year and welcomed hundreds of grandparents and friends to campus, and into our Lower School classrooms. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped to make the event run so smoothly! If you haven't already, take a look at photos from the day HERE.
We are again offering a professional DVD of our May Day 2019 celebration. All orders go directly to the videographer, with no profit to Park School.
This year’s DVD will capture: May Day Ceremony – including musical performances, fourth grade passing of the flags, and fifth grade performance of the May Pole Dance and May Day Festivities – excerpts of all the May Day family fun following the ceremony! The DVD will be recorded on high-quality video and audio recording devices by our friends at Documented Video Productions. The cost of the DVD is $32. The DVDs will be distributed before the end of the school year. Complete online form at http://www.parkschool.net/mayday. You can pay with your student’s Park account or check.
Upcoming Important Dates
May 27 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day May 28 - Senior Showcase May 30 - Parents' Association Closing Meeting June 7 - Last Day of School!
Middle School News
No After Day on June 7
No Middle School After Day on June 7. All Middle School students will need to be picked up by 3:15 p.m.
Upcoming Important Dates
May 22-24 - 6th Grade Trip May 27 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day May 28 - Senior Showcase May 29 - 7th Grade Monument Dessert Social (new date!) May 30 - Parents' Association Closing Meeting May 31 - Advoc8 Documentation Day June 2-3 - 8th Grade Trip June 6 - 8th Grade Pool Party June 7 - 8th Grade Closing Ceremony and Reception June 7 - 6th and 7th Grade Pool and Field Party June 7 - Last Day of School!
Upper School News
Early dismissal for Upper School on June 7
This is a friendly reminder that all Upper School students are dismissedat 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7. Students are not required – though certainly welcome! – to attend graduation on Monday, June 10.
College Panel for Juniors and their families
May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Blaustein Lecture Hall. Come hear current Park Seniors and their parents share anecdotes and tips on the college process.
Transition Program for Seniors and their families
May 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Join the college counseling office and the Dean of Students for an evening designed to bring students and parents together to think about how to navigate the upcoming transition as seniors prepare to say goodbye to Park and begin a new phase of life. (Laughs guaranteed. Tears optional.)
ATTENDANCE: If students are sick or late to school, or must leave for an appointment, please contact the school by 8:30 a.m. — firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
ILLNESS AT SCHOOL: Students who feel ill during the school day should 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 for dismissal.
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:
May 27 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day May 28 - Senior Showcase May 30 - Parents' Association Closing Meeting June 4 - Bruins Athletic Breakfast June 5 - Senior Project Presentations and Lunch June 6 - Senior Class BBQ and Pool Party June 7 - Senior Breakfast June 7 - Last Day of School - EARLY DISMISSAL for UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS June 8 - Junior/Senior Prom June 10 - Graduation
Park parents host a listserv on Google Groups, an easy-to-use format that provides a great way for the community to stay in touch. For instructions on how to join or change your subscription settings, click the link below.