Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Finding Affinity at Park: Families Engage

This year, Park launched an affinity group program with the hope of engaging families across the Park community in thoughtful conversation and connection. Created in partnership with the Parents’ Association, the program seeks to bring together community members who share common backgrounds and lived experiences. Affinity and alliance groups have been a part of the… Keep Reading

Spring 2021

PA Grants: Supporting the “Awesome Factor”

Each year, the Park Parents’ Association raises funds through a number of community-engagement events, and each year, the funds raised provide resources that support Park teachers in their work as they expand curriculum and explore new ways of teaching and learning. The impact is immediate, and direct — and, this year, it helped make the… Keep Reading

Spring 2021

Outdoors at Park

Park’s Director of Athletics Bob Little recalls coaching a soccer clinic with former Park teacher and coach Dean Conway, back in the summer of 1999. In the middle of practice one morning, Dean suddenly brought play to a halt. “Hey, everyone!” he said, “Look up there! That is a red-tailed hawk. Now watch what happens,… Keep Reading

Spring 2021

Park Welcomes Grandparents & Special Friends – Virtually!

Each year, the Park community looks forward to welcoming approximately 400 grandparents and special friends to campus on the morning before Thanksgiving. In order to ensure the health and safety of the community this year, COVID-19 has necessitated many changes and, when it was clear this fall that our traditional Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day… Keep Reading

Spring 2021

Park in The Community: Pine Street Inn Welcome Home Baskets

Park’s annual Chop-a-thon is the latest of many traditions to be reimagined in the wake of COVID-19. During the first week of March, instead of providing hundreds of pounds of chopped vegetables to Pine Street Inn, Park families and members of the faculty & staff gathered an amazing assortment of home goods to assemble over… Keep Reading

Spring 2021

Black Lives Matter Every Day in Park’s Library

Each year, the Park Library dedicates significant energy toward building a collection for our community that celebrates diversity and highlights our anti-racist practice.  In 2020-21, a major effort is our Black Lives Matter Every Day initiative. Since the first day of school, and for every day of the official school year, we are building our… Keep Reading

Spring 2021

Park Creates – Spring 2021

Parents often see work made by our own children and their classmates, but without regularly touring all of Park’s hallways and classrooms, we are bound to miss so much else. This showcase of student art, visual projects, and writing complements the annual curated Park Anthology. “Park Creates” seeks to share an ongoing sampling of the… Keep Reading

Spring 2021

Check This Out!

Share your enthusiasm with fellow members of the Park community! We welcome recommendations related to childhood development and education, as well as more general community engagement, art, and culture. As always, please submit anytime to: TheParkParent@parkschool.org Spring cleaning? You might want to look into these gift economy platforms – enabling unwanted items to go straight to… Keep Reading

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