Social/Emotional framework aims to provide ‘broad net’ of support for Parker community

As Parker teachers prepare to return to the classroom next week, a major component of their professional development hours has been focused on social and emotional learning. 

All faculty spent six hours in virtual meetings focused on receiving support around how social and emotional learning and skill-building can be implemented into the classroom–especially within the Parker Blended learning model, where some students will log into classes virtually while others will receive on-campus learning in cohorts.   

Student scheduling process refocuses on establishing cohorts

Middle and Upper School student schedules were being finalized for the 2020-21 school year on July 20 when California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state’s new COVID-19 monitoring list. 

Suddenly, the hard work undertaken by Parker’s scheduling team was moot–the entire process would need to be redone. 

“We had to scrap the entire summer’s work,” says Interim Head of Upper School Carrie Dilmore. 

Upper School student raises $1.8K for Tijuana orphanage

Devin Peters learned a valuable lesson on the power of fundraising this summer.

“It’s easy to raise money––it’s just a matter of having the incentive to do it,” says Devin, Class of 2023. 

Looking for a safe and feasible community service project during the COVID-19 pandemic, Devin decided he would raise money for an orphanage. 

Introducing Incoming PA President Erik Keskinen

I’m honored to serve as the 2020-2021 PA President. During this unprecedented time, I am astounded by the nimble ingenuity of the School’s leadership, faculty, and staff. I am grateful for their achievements in pivoting to create a robust online platform with which to maintain the storied Parker education, while keeping its community informed with honest, meaningful, and timely information.

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Student scheduling process refocuses on establishing cohorts

Student scheduling process refocuses on establishing cohorts

Middle and Upper School student schedules were being finalized for the 2020-21 school year on July 20 when California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state’s new COVID-19 monitoring list. 

Suddenly, the hard work undertaken by Parker’s scheduling team was moot–the entire process would need to be redone. 

“We had to scrap the entire summer’s work,” says Interim Head of Upper School Carrie Dilmore. “We knew that original plans, which closely resemble a normal school year, but with masks and spaced furniture, would no longer work. We needed to move to a model that allowed for students to experience school in small groups.”

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Upper School student raises $1.8K for Tijuana orphanage

Upper School student raises $1.8K for Tijuana orphanage

Devin Peters learned a valuable lesson on the power of fundraising this summer. 

“It’s easy to raise money––it’s just a matter of having the incentive to do it,” says Devin, Class of 2023. 

Looking for a safe and feasible community service project during the COVID-19 pandemic, Devin decided he would raise money for an orphanage. He settled on the City of Angels Children’s Home in Tijuana and ultimately raised $1,815. 

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Social & Emotional framework aims to provide ‘broad net’ of support for Parker community

Social & Emotional framework aims to provide ‘broad net’ of support for Parker community

As Parker teachers prepare to return to the classroom next week, a major component of their professional development hours has been focused on social and emotional learning. 

All faculty spent six hours in virtual meetings focused on receiving support around how social and emotional learning and skill-building can be implemented into the classroom–especially within the Parker Blended learning model, where some students will log into classes virtually while others will receive on-campus learning in cohorts. 

read more
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