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Oh the Places You’ll Go!

Parker teachers are always searching for ways to enrich our program here at Parker by creating opportunities that excite students about learning. Eight years ago, with that in mind, we developed an exchange program with St. Peter’s School in Barcelona, Spain. Parker hosts our international friends every other year for a week of progressive education …

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For the Love of Teachers

Over the past two weeks, we have watched with growing amazement as our children adapt and flourish with this new method of learning online. There are feelings of joy and relief for a community maintained and a continuity of programming, along with feelings of apprehension and frustration for how long this will last and how …

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Happy Faces

Celebrating the Young Child

We are honor the magic, wonder, and spirit of young children by celebrating “The Week of the Young Child (TWOYC).” This initiative, spearheaded by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), brings attention and energy to early childhood education and raises awareness about the importance of teaching this age group. Here at Parker, …

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A Vibrant Community

The Parker Pre K children are a part of the wonderful Parker community in many ways. We attend and participate in assemblies on Fridays, help the middle school to gather recycling, and, our favorite, have buddies from the 4-5 classroom spend time with us each Friday during buddy time! We take walks with our buddies, …

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Spotlight on Spanish

 “In caring for our world, our community, and ourselves, we: reach out to others with kindness, speak and act with respect, strive for understanding of differences, share our time, our talents, and our energy.” The Spanish curriculum at Parker encapsulates  these words, our school motto, and provides students another lens through which they can view …

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The Power of Flexibility

Helping students develop flexible thinking skills and an open mindset has always been at the core of a Parker education. Children are now growing up in a world where coarsened public dialogues and hardened viewpoints are altering our civic life. The world the children will inherit will be complex and diverse, and a healthy democracy …

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Curriculum Night

What an exciting night!  At last night’s Curriculum Night, parents had the opportunity to hear about their child’s classroom experience and travel around the school to each one of their classes.  At Parker we believe in creating student-centered classrooms, where teachers engage their students’ interests, talents and passions.  We strongly believe that learning is not …

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