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Student Experience a Reflection of YOUR Generosity...

Parker Families:

We’re like-minded families at Parker. Not in politics, certainly, nor in food preferences nor in religion, but we do share some beliefs about school and school-keeping. Parker families come from more than forty cities and towns, so it really is an intentional community, a place where the members are drawn together by a shared vision rather than geography or proximity. To a remarkable degree, Parker is transparent and consistent about the nature of that vision: our school is guided by the Ten Common Principles of Essential Schools and everything we do is shaped by those philosophical commitments.

It's also true that Parker is a charter public school, with all the advantages and challenges that come with the charter sector. One significant advantage is the autonomies afforded us, the ability to keep an Essential School and refine our own programs. One significant challenge is that Parker, like all charter public schools, must fund its own facilities without access to building subsidies available to traditional public districts.

In the coming days you will receive an invitation to make a tax-deductible gift to the school. We’re in the first phase of our Third Decade Fund, focused on capital (the roof replacement project currently underway) and operations (supporting teacher salaries, utilities, and other program elements). We will need your help to reach our fundraising goals. Each and every gift, regardless of its size, is a show of support for Parker, its mission, and its students.

Please respond generously to the upcoming appeal for voluntary support, knowing that your generosity is reflected in the quality of student experience at Parker.



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June 15, 2018
Each Advisory is asked to contribute...PLEASE wait until THURSDAY morning to drop off items...
June 15, 2018
YEARBOOKS will be distributed on the 21st. If you forgot to order one...
June 15, 2018
It's Celebration Time!
June 14, 2018
There are only 20 slots available...Seniors working on portfolios for college applications will be given priority...
June 14, 2018
At Parker, we actively seek to provide Division 3 students with structured opportunities to develop their leadership skills by working with Division 1 students in a variety of capacities...
June 14, 2018
Making the library's offerings more personal and customized...
June 15, 2018
Be on the lookout for an email from the SNAP Health Portal...
June 7, 2018
A new program is being developed at the Peter Pan Center in Boxborough...
June 7, 2018
The following message from Sheila Kelly and attached links contain information about the series 13 Reasons Why: Season 2, and specific information/spoilers about the show are revealed...
June 1, 2018
The latest trend in e-cigarettes...
May 18, 2018
The official notification from the MIAA to Ben reads: “…your selection was based upon excellence of character, impact upon students and community, and your coaching credentials..."
May 18, 2018
What if I forget to add money to my child's account and the balance is to low to pay for a breakfast or lunch?
June 14, 2018
It has been a great couple of years getting to know you all and I am so proud of all your hard work to get to the end...
December 8, 2017
Includes a stop HERE at the Parker School!
September 8, 2017
An updated carpool information list will be available the first week of October...
May 4, 2018
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.
May 4, 2018
Essential Question: A broad question around which a large part of a year's work is organized; a question that helps to focus work across the domains.
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