Celebrating Peace- 2017 Peace Assembly

Parker Snapshot- Celebrating Peace

Dear Parker community,
As you read through to the end of this snapshot, you will see a few culminations of projects we’ve been working on this fall. The new projectors are in place! And our robotics team competed last weekend and the 4-5 class delivered their stories to A Child’s Place in Troy. We are proud and grateful.

We took time together this morning, to gather, and hear every voice in song. Today’s music showed the learning and growth in choral and our band students. Many thanks to Sarah Militano, for working so carefully to get all the students ready for today. Music brings communities together.

During this week I asked student of all ages to tell me what peace is, and when and where they feel at peace. Their lines are composed into the found poem below. Notice that our school provides peace, as does the presence of family. So, to our families at this time of year, I would like to say, thank you– for providing both a Parker education and a supportive family for your children.

Parker Peace Poem, 2017
It means calm
It means relaxed
It means knowing where your toys are
When just about to fall asleep
Falling asleep quickly
In my room
Making a new friend
People singing out to others
Helping people
The dove carrying the olive branch
Love, Being kind, Caring
Quiet, Calm, Cool
A hot summer beach
Peace is taking a walk
Snuggling with my cat
Walking with my dog
Talking with my friend
Hugging my Parker pal
Fuzz therapy
Eating food
Warm earth
Not being stressed
Going to Camp Chingachagook
Not fighting and trusting everyone
The opposite of wars
No cannons, No guns
Everyone coming together and living together with equality
Peace = Community
Peace is happiness

I wish you all a wonderful break and some memories for all to cherish. I look forward to welcoming one and all back in 2018!

Laura Graceffa

Head of School

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Parker Snapshot- Celebrating Peace