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Showing What We Know

May 13, 2022

Traditionally, this time of year at Parker is bustling with classrooms full of parents and friends, who take their turns as active, engaged learners while our students demonstrate their learning through our classroom Shows of Work. This year, these shows of work are still happening in small groups with individual classes. However, after such an…

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Celebrating Our Youngest Learners

April 8, 2022

This past week, Parker’s PreK and Kindergarten classrooms celebrated The Week of the Young Child, a nationally honored event amongst early childhood educators and the young children in their care. This week of acknowledgement was started by the NAEYC, and is held as much to honor the very young as it is to raise awareness about…

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A Parker Explorers: Celebrating 30 Years of Curiosity-Driven Learning

April 1, 2022

This spring, Parker will celebrate our 30th Anniversary as a school with our spring Benefit, Parker Explorers: Celebrating 30 years of curiosity-driven learning. With so many new families in our community, we wanted to take a moment to highlight what this Benefit means to our school, and ask that you consider supporting our efforts by…

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Halls and Walls — Early Spring Edition

March 25, 2022

This is the time of year at Parker when our halls start bursting with the overflowing creative evidence of months of thoughtful and industrious project work. Students are fully immersed in the substantive work of bringing projects to fruition. Our students know that the work they do in the classroom has implications that reach beyond…

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Beauty and the Beast

March 19, 2022

It’s been a long time since our entire school has been able to take on a project that every class is invested in and can get excited about on some level. This week, we saw the fruition of one outstanding example as our 8th grade class brought their musical, Beauty and the Beast, to stage…

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Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity

March 14, 2022

At Parker, we graduate students who love to learn and know how to keep learning. The teachers who instill this passion for pursuing curiosity and talents are themselves life-long learners. Parker’s professional development supports the interests and aspirations of our individual teachers while also serving to bring the entire faculty together for common learning. For…

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Celebrating a Community of Diverse Readers

March 8, 2022

We traditionally send students to school so they can learn to read, write and do arithmetic. But rarely do we stop and examine “What is the real value of reading?” Of course, reading enables our students to grow up and pursue careers in their chosen fields of interest. However, here at Parker we believe that…

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Deep in the Busy

March 2, 2022

The past two months here at Parker have been busy ones! Students returned from winter break energized and ready to tuck into some hefty work. This midwinter period is always a thoughtful and deliberate time in all of our classrooms. The sharp novelty of winter has tempered, and students are ready to settle into deep…

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A Conversation About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion- Interview with Lynn Schuster

February 7, 2022

  As a school, Parker is deeply committed to fostering an educational environment that celebrates diversity, honors differences, and works tirelessly to ensure that all voices are heard, represented, and included in our classrooms. This work is ongoing and ever-growing as we continuously learn more and hone our practices with our students. Our learning will…

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Sliding & Skating & Sledding — Oh My!

February 1, 2022

The highlight of winter here at Parker has traditionally been our Winter Fridays program, which originally took place on the six Fridays between winter break and President’s Day. Designed to encourage and celebrate outdoor activities at a time when our inclinations are to hibernate, Winter Fridays allowed students to engage in an adventurous array of…

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