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Parker H2O Working Group

Parker Families: 

I’m writing today on behalf of the Parker H2O Working Group, a dozen students and teachers who have volunteered to help our community learn from and manage the current drinking water situation at school. Parker H2O has identified three main strands of interrelated work, both for this spring and for next fall: education & community awareness; promoting alternatives to the single-serving bottles currently on offer; addressing the volume of recyclable solid waste generated by using bottled water. Updates and next steps in each area follow:

  • Education & Community Awareness: We joined the Justice Committee in presenting at Weekly Gathering and sharing current use data (2400 bottles/week). Next steps in this area include practicing a song (and dance?) for next week’s Gathering.

  • Promoting alternatives to the single-serving bottles currently on offer: Excellent news here! Water chillers with carboy-sized bottles are distributed around the building so that community members can REFILL BOTTLES. Next steps in this area include investigating disposable cup options to go with the chillers and designing an advisory-based competition.

  • Addressing the volume of recyclable solid waste generated by using bottled water: Simple message to all community members—bring a refillable bottle and use it! And continue to dispose of empty bottles appropriately so they can be recycled. Next steps in this area include exploring corporate partnerships to get reusable water bottles for everyone next year.




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May 17, 2019
Sandwiched in-between Senior Exhibitions and Gateways are exhibitions by members of this year’s New Teachers Collaborative (NTC) cohort...
May 17, 2019
Division 2 students will be testing on various days during May and June...
May 17, 2019
Please stop by BEFORE the pickup date to check for any items belonging to your loved ones...
May 17, 2019
One slot open on June 12. NOTE: The slots on June 19th are no longer needed...
May 17, 2019
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May 17, 2019
Parker is actively seeking funding partners for technology infrastructure...
May 17, 2019
Seeking photographers in grades 9 thru 12...
May 17, 2019
All field trip forms can be visualized on the Health Portal so only the form that pertains to your student needs to be completed...
March 29, 2019
Most are FREE and open to the public. Date and time subject to change!
March 29, 2019
Anyone who desires a payment plan, or qualifies under the free/reduced school lunch program, should contact the business office prior to the season starting...
January 3, 2019
The Parker School has published our policy and our compliance...
May 3, 2019
This is an extremely exciting time as our seniors start to figure out the logistics of their freshman year...
November 2, 2018
Families seeking or offering to carpool...
September 28, 2018
This MART service includes a stop HERE at the Parker School!
May 3, 2019
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May 3, 2019
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