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Weekly Information for December 22nd

Weekly Information for December 22nd
Dear Parker Students, Families and Staff,

I hope that you have a wonderful winter holiday. It is a much-deserved break at the end of a busy year. It is an important week for rest, reconnecting with family and friends and celebrating the season. Enjoy.

Thank you to everyone at Parker for investing in our community and one-another. We are all better for it. We want to express our gratitude for the faculty and staff at Parker. We thank Parker teachers for their selfless commitment to our students. Parker teachers are unlike any other - creative, collaborative and passionate in their support of our students.

Thank you to all the families who have contributed to the Parker Fund this year. All donations help to close a significant compensation gap for our staff, attract and retain exceptional teachers and expand the racial and ethnic diversity of staff. As you consider end-of-year giving, please include Parker. Your donation helps to maintain the small classes, personalized attention and team teaching that are so important to student success. This is an essential investment in our students. To learn more and make a tax-deductible donation, visit the Parker Fund.

Happy holidays. See you in the new year!

This week’s topics:
  • Our THANKS
  • Holiday Break
  • Ski Club
  • Yearbook
  • Enrollment
  • Flu Vaccinations
  • At-Home Testing
  • COVID-19 Information

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How thoughtful you were
to think of us!
All the goodies and treats;
you made such a fuss!
Our thanks for your kindness
and we wish you the best.
Have a wonderful break
and enjoy an earned rest!
Parker extends the warmest wishes of the season to you and your loved ones. Enjoy the break - see you in 2023!
Happy New Year!

Holiday Break

Reminder classes will resume for students on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. If your student will miss additional days, please LEAVE A MESSAGE on the ATTENDANCE LINE (978-772-3293, x1 - available 24 hours a day).

Ski & Snowboard Club

Reminder to complete forms and submit to Jessica at [email protected]:


Click here to order your yearbook from Jostens. Prices will increase by $5 after December 31st.

Make sure to scroll the page to find the correct version of the book you’d like to order. Yearbook ($55) is the hard cover book, while the soft cover ($35) and Division 1 ($15) books are listed lower on the page as Exclusive Offer. Division 1 books contain everything but sections for Division 2, Juniors, Seniors, and senior parent ad pages.

Parker SEPAC (Special Education Parent's Advisory Council)

Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 6:30 PM (REMOTE)

Presentation: Supporting Students’ Executive Functioning at Home
Provided By: Special Education Teachers

As suggested by last month’s SEPAC participants, there will be a presentation/discussion by the Special Education teachers on Executive Functioning skills particular to Parker. The presentation will address the differences between Divisions and the best ways for parents to support their students.

A Question-and-Answer session will follow the presentation.

Please email [email protected] if you would like to join as an additional member of the SY2022-2023 SEPAC Board or would like to learn more about SEPAC.

Have a wonderful Winter Break! We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!


Reminder siblings of current Parker students wishing to attend next year should apply now. Applications for next year are due Feb 1, and a lottery will be drawn on February 7. In addition, Parker has limited openings for grades 7 and 9 for THIS school year. There are no openings in 8th grade at this time. Applications for this year can be submitted online or downloaded from and are due by January 4. A lottery will be drawn on January 12 and enrollment offers will be made with an intended start date of our first day of second semester (January 24).

Flu Vaccinations

Reminder, with influenza (flu) activity increasing, it is highly recommended to be vaccinated against the flu. Click here to learn more.

At-Home COVID-19 Testing

Reminder at-home COVID-19 test kits were sent home earlier this week for students to use within 24 hours prior to returning to school after the break. Since there are two tests in each box, one test can be used prior to holiday visits if desired.

COVID-19 Information

The following are positive cases in the Parker community from 12/16/22-12/22/22:

  • Staff – 0
  • Students – 0

Please click here for Current Health Office COVID-19 Protocols and Information.

Sports Schedule

Upcoming Dates of Note:


Dec 22

Noon Dismissal


Dec 23-30

Holiday Break


Jan 2

New Year’s Day observed


Jan 3

Faculty Planning (No Classes)


Jan 4

Classes Resume

Click here for the online calendar.

Looking for help with or information concerning:

Please contact:

a specific class or assignment

the teacher of that class (see Parker email list)

technical support

email: [email protected]

your family’s or student’s health

email: [email protected]

mental health/emotional support needs

email: [email protected]

food insecurity/free and reduced school lunch needs

email: [email protected]

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The Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School is committed to equal employment and educational opportunity for all members of the school community and prohibits discrimination on the basis of the basis of race, color, gender, pregnancy or pregnancy status, religion, gender identity, age, national origin, sexual orientation, homelessness, or disability, in the operation of the educational programs, activities, or employment policies.

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