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49 Antietam St, Devens, MA 01434    (978) 772-3293    (978) 772-3295
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Parker Life Reminders - School Photos - Jazz Band - Etc.

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SCHOOL PHOTOS
Hockmeyer Studios will be back again at 8:00 am on Wednesday, September 13th. They will be taking photos of students not having their photos taken during Registration Day. If your student is new or was absent on Registration Day, please be sure to have them here PROMPTLY at 8:00 on this date!


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We are SO fortunate to have a GENEROUS Community here at Parker. We sincerely appreciate such good giving at the beginning of the school year. We didn't get everyone's name, so we won't list any here, but we sincerely thank EACH AND EVERYONE for their contributions to benefit the various wish lists here at Parker!


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Parker Jazz Band

The Parker Jazz Band is beginning its 18th year under the direction of bandleader, Frank Bonanno. The band is continuing to develop young musicians, while expanding its repertoire of jazz classics and contemporary music. Students have the opportunity to develop their ensemble playing skills as well as improvisational skills. All students are expected to practice consistently at home and Frank recommends that all students continue with individual lessons if possible.

Band practice will be held after school on Wednesdays, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All musicians with at least one to two years’ experience on their instrument and a working knowledge of basic scales are welcome to join. We are asking students to make a serious commitment to the band, and to attend band practice on a regular basis, because ensemble music requires the musicians to develop together.

The fee for the Jazz Band will be $125 for the first term (September - January), to cover the costs of music and instruction. The fee for second term (February - June) will be due on January 24th. Scholarship money is available by request. The first practice will be Wednesday, September 20th.

If you have any questions about the Jazz Band, please contact Frank Bonanno at 978-790-3666 or Nicky Dudensing at school (978) 772-3293 (nicola@theparkerschool.org). 


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Did you know you may purchase items from the Parker School Store right on this website? Find the link for the School Store on the drop-down menu under "Students & Parents". When ordering, you may arrange for your purchases to be delivered to Parker free of charge and then pick it up at the Main Office, or you may pay to have the items shipped to your home.

If you have any ideas as to what you would like to see offered in the store, please email Nicola@theparkerschool.org.


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PARKER LIFE REMINDERS

School Begins at 8:30 am Please plan to get your children to school by 8:25 am so they may be in their advisories by 8:30 am.

Procedures for Calling in Late Arrivals, Absences, or Early Dismissals School attendance is taken and records are reviewed daily. Parents or guardians must notify the school on a daily basis. Please let the office know of an absence before school starts.

The attendance line is available 24 hours a day: 978-772-3293 ext. 1

In the case of a prolonged absence, the student’s parents should notify the Principal or designee in a timely manner. It is not appropriate for a student to call him or herself in late or absent. Parents are notified if their child is not present and the school has not received any prior notification regarding the absence. Teachers take attendance in every class and notify the School Office if any student is missing.

Carpool Pick-Up & Drop Off: The circular driveway in front of the school is for pickup and drop off only. Traffic flow around the circle is one-way only, counter clockwise. During peak traffic times, you may only make a right-hand turn out of the school driveway. There is no parking around the circle.

The first overflow lot is along the side of the soccer fields on Antietam Street. If this lot is full, there is more parking further down Antietam Street near the playground.

Please make certain that when you drive onto the school grounds and proceed around the circle, remember the 5 mph speed limit. Keep in mind that parking directly in front of the school building as this is a fire lane.

Student Directories Parker Student Directories will be available in the front office by the beginning of October at a cost of $3.00 each.

Keep Your Dishes! We appreciate the wonderful culinary skills throughout our community. We encourage the use of DISPOSIBLE containers whenever donating food items for potlucks, picnics, and parties!

CORI and RMV Status Remember, if you've had a CORI through Parker recently, it is good for THREE years. If you are planning to be a volunteer driver, we need an RMV check yearly, and an update copy of your driver's license whenever it expires. 

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September 22, 2017
Community Block, which happens on Friday afternoons, is intended to foster active and engaged citizenship amongst the Parker community...
September 22, 2017
Rehearsals for the Fall Show are underway...
September 22, 2017
PLEASE remember to call the attendance line...
September 22, 2017
Parker is seeking artwork for an upcoming art sale to raise money for the Third Decade Fund...
September 22, 2017
We are getting super excited for our trip! Ask your student about the preparation activities we have been doing...
September 22, 2017
An invitation to Parker families, alumni, faculty, and friends!
September 22, 2017
A TWO-PART session for parents and guardians - especially those who are new or relatively new...
September 22, 2017
To establish excellent communication between home and school, and work together to support the members of this graduating class, the senior advisers are happy to continue the tradition of holding an evening dedicated to Supporting Our Seniors...
September 22, 2017
Info about the West Nile Virus; Thank you; Wish list.
September 13, 2017
It's been a great start so far, and it's wonderful to see our newest community members becoming more and more comfortable...
September 4, 2017
Please direct all sports related questions to the following individuals...
September 21, 2017
The new lunch system prevents student accounts from accumulating a negative balance beyond a certain point...
September 21, 2017
I am trying to get the date out early this year! Please mark your calendars...
September 8, 2017
An updated carpool information list will be available the first week of October...
September 8, 2017
Updated Fares & Schedules...
September 8, 2017
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.
August 10, 2017
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