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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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July 9, 2019
Effective July 8, 2019: Right Turn Restriction - Do Not Enter...
June 7, 2019
The BIG END is an event to mark the end of the school year at the Parker School—Parents/guardians are welcome to attend, join in, or volunteer during the events...
June 7, 2019
Congratulations GRADUATES!
June 7, 2019
A HUGE THANK YOU to the parents of this year's junior class who did such a wonderful job in supporting and helping us to stage graduation...
June 7, 2019
If you have not yet had a chance to donate, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Every donation, no matter the size, makes a big difference...
June 7, 2019
Based on the reflections of teachers, families, and students on our overnight trip to New York City, Division Two has decided to revise our trip...
June 7, 2019
The New Teachers Collaborative is a cohort-based, post-Baccalaureate full-year apprenticeship program which culminates with Massachusetts Initial Educator Licensure...
June 7, 2019
Including the First Annual List of the most popular fiction titles of the year...
May 31, 2019
This fall, all Division One staff and students will head out for our "every-other-year" trip...
June 7, 2019
PLEASE arrange for a parent/guardian or responsible adult to pick up any unused medications on or before noon on the last day of school, Thursday, June 13th...
March 29, 2019
Most are FREE and open to the public. Date and time subject to change!
May 31, 2019
Uniforms will be collected at the BEGINNING of the party...
January 3, 2019
The Parker School has published our policy and our compliance...
June 7, 2019
It was an honor to work with the Class of 2019, and inspiring to hear your speeches at graduation...
June 13, 2019
Are you looking for a carpool ride or riders for an existing Parker Carpool?
June 13, 2019
This MART service includes a stop HERE at the Parker School!
June 7, 2019
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Parker Board of Trustees are held in Room 27 at the Parker School from 6:45 PM until 9:00 PM.
June 7, 2019
A collection of quotes expressing the thoughts of Ted and Nancy Sizer.
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