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This is YOUR opportunity to become a student! We consistently hear from the Park community — including parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, and prospective parents — how much they would like to be a student at Park. This is your chance to be a lifelong learner engaged by our extraordinary faculty! This spring we offer five unique course offerings, which touch upon a variety of topics. Registration fills quickly. Click HERE for more information


The Park School of Baltimore’s Young Men of Color (YMOC) Symposium

We are asking everyone in the Park community to help spread the word about the upcoming Young Men of Color Symposium (YMOC), taking place April 6, 2019 here at Park. The Upper School Black Male Forum members are working hard to create the YMOC experience.The YMOC is open to all men of color ages 6th Grade to Adult! Please share with the men of color in your communities.If your child is in the Middle School or Upper School, please be sure to register them for the event. To register as an adult or to register your child click:

YMOC: Mind Your Business Registration 

The Park School of Baltimore's YMOC Symposium is a gathering of adolescent, male-identifying students of color and adult mentors in the Baltimore area. The YMOC explores themes geared towards the positive growth and development of men of color. This year's theme "Mind Your Business" explores financial literacy, personal brand awareness, and leadership development. This one-day event invites boys and men of color grades 8 to Adult (mentors) from public and private schools all over the Maryland, DC, & Northern Virginia area to attend. Cost to register is $50 per participant.

Note: There are a limited number of scholarship tickets available. If you are interested, contact Park's Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Courtney Rollins (crollins@parkschool.net).


Annual Citrus Sale

Attention all citrus lovers! The annual citrus sale has begun! All profits go towards the junior/senior prom. Get some Ruby Red grapefruit and Valencia oranges to celebrate the end of winter. The grapefruit are $21/20 lb. box and the oranges are $23/20 lb. box. Please place your order by March 15th!

If you would like to pay with a credit card (preferred), please use this link to place your order:

https://squareup.com/store/parkseniorcitrus

If you would like to pay in cash/check, place your order using this link. Please place the money in an envelope with your last name on it and drop it off at the main desk across from the Admissions Office.

https://goo.gl/forms/eR2epkrYApWIm4iZ2

Thank you for your support! The Class of 2019 & the Class of 2020 


Please Remember

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!


Talking to Youth About Heated Topics with Rosetta Lee 

April 24, 7 p.m. – Young people bear witness to challenging or traumatic events in current events, media, and our local communities. They are often trying to process thoughts, feelings, and reactions without our explicit help and guidance, thereby increasing their confusion and anxiety. We adults have a natural instinct to protect our children from harsh realities and yet prepare them to navigate this complex world — is it possible to do both? What are ways to talk about identity, difference, and justice in age appropriate ways? How do you reinforce your family’s values without instilling disrespect for other perspectives? How do you coach them toward authentic and respectful dialogue across difference? Engage in these questions and more through this interactive session. Rosetta Lee is a nationally-recognized diversity expert. For more information and to register visit www.parkschool.net/rosettalee


Calendars

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! 

Instructions are HERE.

You can find the 2018/19 academic calendar HERE

Try it – you'll like it!


Bruins Athletic Schedule – GO Park!

Click HERE for Current Calendar of Games

Lower School News 


Lower and Middle School Spring Jazz Concert

Join us on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meyerhoff Theater for a wonderful spring concert featuring the 4th Grade Jazz Band, the 5th Grade Jazz Band, the Middle School Big Band Jazz Ensemble, and the Middle School Modern Music Band!


Spring Break Camp

The Park School is very excited to offer Spring Break Camp again this year! The camp is open to all Park School students enrolled in First Year Kindergarten through Grade 5. This camp is under the direction of Bart Cook, Director of Extended Day and his experienced staff.

Spring Break Camp Registration is now open HERE


SCHEDULE

  • Monday, March 18: Baltimore Museum of Industry
  • Tuesday, March 19: Irvine Nature Center
  • Wednesday, March 20: Sky Zone
  • Thursday, March 21: Rock Climbing at Earth Treks
  • Friday, March 22: Maryland Science Center
  • Monday, March 25: Maryland Zoo
  • Tuesday, March 26: Bowling (if not needed for a snow make-up day)

Registration will close at midnight on March 10.


rescheduled (again): Park Connects Dinner & Discussion for 3rd & 4th Grade Parents 

NEW NEW NEW DATE: April 16, 2019

Join us 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 HERE


Spring After-School Class and Lacrosse registration 

Park offers enrichment activities after school to provide children with high quality afternoon experiences, created by Park faculty members and guest teachers, and to present opportunities to develop interests, cultivate talents, and strengthen social bonds.

Spring after-school class options range from rock climbing, to 3D printing, to Latin cooking! We also offer girls and boys lacrosse for 4th and 5th Graders. Please register for lacrosse and for classes HERE

Course Descriptions can be found HERE


Upcoming Important Dates

March 14 - LOWER SCHOOL CLOSED for Parent Conferences
March 18-26 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break 
April 2 - 5th Grade Parent Education Workshop: "Transitions"
April 9 - Lower and Middle School Spring Jazz Concert
April 12 - K1 and K2 Parent Coffee
April 13 - K2 Parent Social 
April 16 - Park Connects 3rd & 4th Grade Dinner & Discussion
April 19 - SCHOOL CLOSED: Good Friday
April 22 - SCHOOL CLOSED FOR STUDENTS: Professional Activities Day

Middle School News

Lower and Middle School Spring Jazz Concert

Join us on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meyerhoff Theater for a wonderful spring concert featuring the 4th Grade Jazz Band, the 5th Grade Jazz Band, the Middle School Big Band Jazz Ensemble, and the Middle School Modern Music Band!


Upcoming Important Dates

March 18-26 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break 
April 9 - Lower and Middle School Spring Jazz Concert
April 11 - Middle School Chamber Ensemble Concert and Tea Party
April 13 - 7th Grade Parent Social
April 16 - 18 - 7th Grade Trip
April 19 - SCHOOL CLOSED: Good Friday
April 22 - SCHOOL CLOSED FOR STUDENTS: Professional Activities Day

Upper School News


EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR TENTH GRADE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Can We Talk — a 10th Grade Park Connects Workshop on risk with school counselors, Krista Dhruv and Evan Velleman.

NEW DATE: Thursday, March 28, 6-8:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons

This is an event for both students and parents/guardians.

RSVP HERE BY March 21.

This is the second of two offerings for this workshop. Families are only expected to attend this program once.


Park Connects Dinner & Discussion for ninth grade parents

Monday, April 8, 2019

Join us from 6:30-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. Don’t miss this second 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 HERE


scholarship

The Upsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is pleased to share their 2019 scholarship program. They are offering $27,000 in awards to students who are permanent residents of Baltimore County. For more information, see Liz or Matt or contact scholarship@akaupsilonepsilonomega.org


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.

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:

March 18-26 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break 
March 28 - Education Workshop for 10th Grade Students and their Parents/Guardians
April 4 - 11th Grade Parent/Student Workshop
April 8 - 9th Grade Parent Dinner & Discussion
April 11 - Senior Show Reception
April 11 - 13 - Spring Production: The Laramie Project
April 19 - SCHOOL CLOSED: Good Friday
April 22 - SCHOOL CLOSED FOR STUDENTS: Professional Activities Day