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Weekly Program Updates Archives

Spoon Wars 2019
March 15, 2019
An optional, whole school game of tag...
Parker GSA's SEVENTH Annual DRAG BALL on March 22nd!
March 15, 2019
Update to theme and information about tickets...
Supporting Our Seniors - JUST DESSERTS on March 13th!
March 1, 2019
We invite you to our SECOND Supporting our Seniors event, a conversation among faculty, families, and the members of our senior class...
Spring Conferences (PLPs) on March 15th - Event Parking REMINDER
March 1, 2019
Families should be hearing from their child's advisor...
Spoon Wars 2019
March 1, 2019
There will be an optional, whole school game of tag using spoons happening in mid-March...
Parker GSA's SEVENTH Annual DRAG BALL on March 22nd!
March 1, 2019
This is a dance where folks in attendance are highly encouraged to dress in a way that pushes the boundaries of typical gender norms...
Speakers on Religion Sought
February 14, 2019
Every two years, the Division 3 Arts and Humanities domain offers a course called World Religion...
Young Writers' Conference is May 24-26!
February 14, 2019
Now accepting applications for Div 2 and Div 3 students...
Community Book Exchange - Leave a Book, Take a Book
February 7, 2019
Some of you may have noticed in the lobby of the Parker school is a black bookshelf immediately on the right as you enter...
IMPORTANT NOTICE for Families of Students in Grade 12
February 7, 2019
All LAP (Life After Parker) classes will begin talking about sexuality, relationships, consent, birth control and protection methods, and sexually transmitted infections beginning on Tuesday, February 12th...
Grants Corner: A Midsummer Night's Dream
February 7, 2019
Curtains rose and theater came alive to the whimsical and humorous work of William Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" at the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School...
Div 1 & 9th Grade Winter Wonderland Semi-Formal - Informal Parent Gathering
February 1, 2019
Semi-Formal at the Groton Country Club; Parent Gathering at the Groton Publick House...
Library Connections - Available Resources
February 1, 2019
Check the status of your borrowed book, look up titles, put books on hold...
Parker's Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Celebrates 20 Years!
January 18, 2019
For twenty years, the Gender & Sexuality Alliance (formally known as the Gay-Straight Alliance) has been a place for socializing and support...
Nashoba Valley Chamber Junior Ambassador Partnership
January 4, 2019
A program to introduce students to a variety of business careers...
Many Thanks to the Parker Community!
December 20, 2018
For supporting our Advisory Community Service project...
Grants Corner: Main Street Bank Supports CyberPatriot
December 20, 2018
This is Parker's third year participating in CyberPatriot, a national youth cyber education program run by the Air Force Association...
Ransom Riggs Writing Workshop - Contest Ends December 31st!
December 7, 2018
LAST CALL for entries...
Personal Care Items Drive for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
November 30, 2018
In memory of Parker grad Adam Leyenaar
Grants Corner: R.A.D. Systems Training
November 30, 2018
A national program, taught by certified instructors, focuses on risk awareness and avoidance and teaches self-defense techniques...
Blood Drive - THANK YOU!
November 30, 2018
Thanks to EVERYONE for making the Red Cross Blood Drive such a success...
Ransom Riggs Writing Workshop - Contest Ends December 31st!
November 30, 2018
Submit an original story using your own peculiar characters, loops, or settings...
Grants Corner: Catchers Kits
November 16, 2018
All-Star Sporting Goods recently donated sets of catchers kits...
Library Book Reminder
November 16, 2018
REMINDER: A book that is checked-out at the Library...
Advisory Food Drive
November 9, 2018
Barbara, Mary Reid, and Deborah/Piña's advisories are helping to support Clear Path for Veterans...
Ransom Riggs Writing Workshop
November 9, 2018
Submit your original story about your own peculiar characters, loops, or settings...
Grants Corner: 3M's Supplies for Schools
October 26, 2018
Six large boxes arrived at Parker recently loaded with a variety of supplies...
Ransom Riggs Writing Workshop
October 26, 2018
Submit your original story about your own peculiar characters, loops, or settings...
Div 1 & 9th Grade Halloween Dance!
October 19, 2018
It's FRIGHTENING how much FUN this is going to be...
Grants Corner: Nypro Healthcare Supports Student Learning
October 19, 2018
Nypro Healthcare, a Jabil Company, produces healthcare products with start-to-finish capabilities...
Win a Writing Workshop with Ransom Riggs!
October 19, 2018
Submit your original story about your own peculiar characters, loops, or settings...
Knitting Community Block: Donations Requsted
October 12, 2018
Have you "felt" yourself "yarning" to give back to your "close-knit" Parker Community?
Grants Corner: Masy BioServices Helps Support Life Science Education
October 12, 2018
This regular feature of Friday Announcements describes, Acknowledges, and celebrates the programs supported in part by grant-making partners...
Enter to Win a Writing Workshop With Ransom Riggs!
October 12, 2018
The contest runs to the end of December...
Fall PLP Conferences on October 12th!
October 5, 2018
We look forward to talking with you and your student about what they hope to accomplish this year...
Support Our Seniors - Bring Your Favorite Dish on October 11th!
October 5, 2018
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...
Win a Writing Workshop With Ransom Riggs!
October 5, 2018
A reminder for Parker Students to work on and submit original and peculiar stories...
Grants Corner: Applewood Controls Supports STEM Learning at Parker
September 28, 2018
This regular feature of Friday Announcements describes, acknowledges, and celebrates the programs supported in part by grant-making partners...
Support Our Seniors - Bring Your Favorite Dish!
September 21, 2018
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...
Fall PLP Conferences on October 12th!
September 21, 2018
We look forward to talking with you and your student about what they hope to accomplish this year...
Library Connections
September 21, 2018
Head over to the Library to check out the new Autumn-themed bookmarks...
Support Our Seniors - Bring Your Favorite Dish!
September 14, 2018
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...
Grants Corner - Walmart of Lunenburg Donates Soccer Equipment
September 14, 2018
This regular feature of Friday Announcements describes, acknowledges, and celebrates the programs supported in part by grant-making partners...
Why A Library?
September 14, 2018
Here are some reasons why Libraries are BETTER than the Internet...
Parker Jazz Band
September 7, 2018
The Parker Jazz Band is beginning it's 19th year...
Grants Corner - Chemistry Grant Award
September 7, 2018
This regular feature of Friday Announcements describes, acknowledges, and celebrates the programs supported in part by grant-making partners...
Welcome to a New School Library Year!
September 7, 2018
Here is some information that is good to know...
APPLY NOW! Parker Visual Arts Studio (Fall 2018 Season) - Applications Due June 20th!
June 14, 2018
There are only 20 slots available...Seniors working on portfolios for college applications will be given priority...
Parker Peer Leadership Programs - Applications Due June 21st!
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...
Library Connections: eBooks Through OverDrive
June 14, 2018
Making the library's offerings more personal and customized...
Division 2 Year-End Trip
June 7, 2018
Permission Slips are due June 11th...
APPLY NOW! Parker Visual Arts Studio (Fall 2018 Season)
June 7, 2018
There are only 20 slots available...Seniors working on portfolios for college applications will be given priority...
Parker Peer Leadership Programs
June 7, 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...
NEW NEXT YEAR - After-School Visual Arts Program!
June 1, 2018
Offering Parker students the opportunity to have dedicated studio art time...
Library Books DUE by MAY 31st!
May 24, 2018
Please check all book bags, under beds, etc...
NEW NEXT YEAR - After-School Visual Arts Progam!
May 18, 2018
Offering Parkers students the opportunity to have dedicated studio art time...
Supreme Court Class Needs Judges for May 29th
May 11, 2018
In the Division 3 Supreme Court Class, students have been learning about cases currently before the Court and preparing for an oral argument...
Div 1/Peer Mentor Field Day on May 23rd
May 11, 2018
Annual event, organized by the Division 3 Peer Mentors...
ALL Library Books are Due by May 31st!
May 11, 2018
Please check your home, book bags, and under beds...
Parker Movie Night on May 4th!
April 27, 2018
It's FREE...
FREE Live Concert on April 25th
April 12, 2018
Cole Senatore performs his Senior Project Electronic Music Album...
GSA Day of Silence on April 27th
April 12, 2018
The day of Silence is a student-led national event...
Senior Project Announcement
April 6, 2018
Cole Senatore performs his electronic music album...
The Div 1 Play on April 5 Thru 7!
March 23, 2018
With zombies, talking cows, and an appearance by "Jerry Springer"...
Junior Class Steering Committee Presents 2nd Annual Career Fair on April 11th!
March 23, 2018
We have worked with the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce to identify and invite workers from the community to present about their professional lives...
Noche Sabrosa & Senior Exhibition Night on April 11th!
March 23, 2018
Hear some Spanish, sample delicious foods, AND explore the independent projects our Seniors have worked on this year...
Day of Silence on April 27th
March 23, 2018
What will YOU do to end the silence?
A "Thank You" From Division 2
March 23, 2018
To all who participated in Div 2 Exhibition Night...
Div 2 Exhibition Night is March 22nd - UCA Production of "Mockingbird" Begins March 23rd
March 16, 2018
All students in Division 2 will be sharing a project or outside interest of which they are particularly proud...
Material Donations for Sculpture Class
March 16, 2018
Ashley's Sculpture Class is looking for...
Supporting Our Seniors is March 14th - JUST DESSERTS!
February 15, 2018
In advance of PLP Conferences and as we head into the final stretch of the year for seniors, we invite you to our SECOND Supporting Our Seniors event...
Div 2 Exhibition Night is March 22nd - A Stage Production of "Mockingbird" at Umbrella Community Arts
February 15, 2018
This is for all Division 2 students, their families, and friends...
Please Donate Wipes - Wellness & Division One
February 15, 2018
Division 1 is in need of sanitizing wipes...
Eight Grade Spanish Students & The Pulsera Project
February 9, 2018
"Pulsera" is the Spanish word for bracelet. "The Pulsera Project" is a Fair Trade Non-Profit organization that partners with U.S. schools to empower artists in Central America...
Supporting Our Seniors - JUST DESSERTS!
February 9, 2018
In advance of PLP Conferences and as we head into the final stretch of the year for seniors, we invite you to our SECOND Supporting Our Seniors event, a conversation among faculty, families, and the members of our senior class...
Div 2 Exhibition Night - SAVE THE DATE!
February 2, 2018
For all students in Division 2 - look for an email from your child's advisor!
The Pulsera Project is Coming!
February 2, 2018
8th Grade Spanish is working on the "Pulsera Project", where we will sell friendship bracelets made by Nicaraguan and Guatemalan artists...
Division 2 & 3 SNOW BALL DANCE!
January 26, 2018
Here's a GREAT opportunity to have SNOW much fun...
Pulsera Project is Coming - Please Donate Yarn!
January 26, 2018
8th Grade Spanish is starting work on the Pulsera Project, where we will sell friendship bracelets made by Nicaraguan and Guatemalan artists...
Div 2 AH Studies Classic Novel
January 19, 2018
Next Tuesday, January 23rd, we will begin our first unit of the new semester where we will be studying the classic novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee...
Sculpture Class Seeks Donations!
January 19, 2018
The Parker Art Department (aka Ashley's Sculpture class) is looking for donations...
Donate Your Books & DVDs to Parker's Library!
January 12, 2018
If and when you have books or DVDs that are just taking up space...
From the Public Relations Community Block
December 21, 2017
The PR Community Block is looking to have a more active social media presence...
SPIRIT WEEK is December 11th through 15th!
December 8, 2017
The Social Events Community Block is sponsoring SPIRIT WEEK, which includes the following...
Junior Class Potluck
December 1, 2017
We are especially in need of entrees and sides...
Parker Library & Axis360
December 1, 2017
The Parker Library is now connected to the Axis360 Library...
Parker's GSA is Hosting a Movie TONIGHT!
November 17, 2017
ALL are Welcome - Please join us!
Div 2 AH Gateway Update
November 17, 2017
For students hoping to gateway from Div 2 AH...
Div 2 AH Students!
November 9, 2017
Thinking about Gatewaying this January?
Div 1 Donation Request
November 9, 2017
Division 1 is in need of table wipes as we head into the cold and flu season...
Parker's GSA is Hosting a Movie Night!
November 2, 2017
Any and all are welcome - we would LOVE it if you joined us!
STEM Opportunity for 6th-12th Grade Girls: WTS Transportation YOU Boston Summit on November 4th!
October 27, 2017
A one day event to introduce girls to the wonderful world of transportation and open their eyes up to possible career opportunities...
Halloween Dance - Parent Gathering
October 24, 2017
The Div 1 & 9th Grade Halloween Dance is on October 27th! While your kids dance the night away, please consider joining other Parker parents at a gathering of our own!
Spain Trip Parent Info Meeting
October 20, 2017
There are TWO meetings scheduled after school for parents whose children are interested in applying for the 2019 trip...
Div 2 Family Survey Reminder
October 20, 2017
Thanks to those who have completed - we would love to hear from the rest of you!
COMAP Registration Materials
October 13, 2017
Students who are interested but don't have an idea for a team should talk with Diane to see if there are others who might also be looking for teammates. Parker will ALSO participate in the New England Mathematics League Mathematics Competition...
Art Show Community Block Donations!
October 13, 2017
The Art Show Community Block is looking for...
Div 2 NYC Family Survey
October 13, 2017
As always, we are hoping to reflect, revise, and improve...
Div 2 NYC Trip - THANK YOU!
October 6, 2017
Thank you to students, chaperones, and families...
COMAP Registration Opens Next Week!
October 6, 2017
Interested students should attend a lunch meeting...
Parker 101: Part 2 on October 10th
October 6, 2017
This session will focus on "everything else" about the school, including...
Support Our Seniors Night on October 12th
October 6, 2017
Continue the tradition...
Fall PLP Conferences on October 13th
October 6, 2017
We look forward to talking with you and your student about what they hope to accomplish this year...
NYC: Reminders - Phone Numbers - Packing List
September 29, 2017
Please BOOKMARK this page...
Community Connections Night on October 4th - List of Topics!
September 29, 2017
We invite EVERYONE to join us and see what our Seniors are planning for their Senior Projects this year!
Parker 101: Part 1 is October 5th!
September 29, 2017
These are a TWO-PART session for parents and guardians - especially those who are new (or relatively new)...
Support Our Seniors Night is October 12th!
September 29, 2017
The Senior Advisors are happy to continue the tradition of holding an evening dedicated to Supporting Our Seniors...
Fall PLP Conferences on October 13th!
September 29, 2017
We look forward to talking with you and your student about what they hope to accomplish this year...
NYC Trip Reminder UPDATE
September 22, 2017
We are getting super excited for our trip! Ask your student about the preparation activities we have been doing...
Community Connections Night
September 22, 2017
An invitation to Parker families, alumni, faculty, and friends!
Parker 101
September 22, 2017
A TWO-PART session for parents and guardians - especially those who are new or relatively new...
Support Our Seniors & Bring Your Favorite Dish!
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...
MORE NYC Trip Reminders!
September 15, 2017
Important items for our upcoming trip!
Community Connections Night
September 15, 2017
An invitation to Parker families, alumni, faculty, and friends!
PARKER 101
September 15, 2017
For parents and guardians - especially those who are new or relatively new...
Support Our Seniors - Bring Your Favorite Dish!
September 15, 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...
February 2018 Eco-Travel Group
September 15, 2017
For Division 2 & 3 - it's not too late!
After School Help
September 8, 2017
Division 1 Students are encouraged to seek out help and support from their teachers during class and after school...
Support Our Seniors - Bring Your Favorite Dish!
September 8, 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...
Are You a Model Thinker?
September 8, 2017
Everyone is!
Division 2 NYC Trip REMINDERS!
September 8, 2017
A few items as the date of our trip draws nearer...
7th Grade Orientation AND Division 1 Potluck - ECO Info Meeting!
August 21, 2017
7th Grade Orientation - Pot Luck Picnic for 7th and 8th Grade Families - Informal ECO Info Meeting...
Please Sign-up for New Student Screening
August 18, 2017
We hope you will be able to bring your new student to Parker for ONE of the screening sessions listed...
Div 1 Becket Trip Reminder!
August 18, 2017
The following items are DUE on Registration Day, August 30th...
Div 2 Trip to New York City!
August 18, 2017
The following items are DUE on Registration Day, August 30th...
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