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August/September 2011

August, 2011 Aloha Parker School Families, We’re off to a rousing start for what promises to be an action-packed school year. The campus has received a face-lift, thanks to the new sidewalks, a remodel of the upper hall, and the completion of our new soccer field. Well before the first day of school, there have been a lot of kids around campus; the senior class finished remodeling the senior lounge, the student council planned several activities in advance, the yearbook staff participated in a workshop, and the volleyball and cross country teams began practicing. Teachers have been working on classrooms and lesson plans, and the staff has bustled around seeing to last-minute details. After the quiet days of mid-summer, I am looking forward to the beginning of the new school year. One of the most exciting things to watch is the way in which our students step into new leadership positions. The fifth graders are stepping into peer mediator and big brother/big sister roles, the eighth graders are showing sixth graders how to cope with the new challenges and opportunities of middle school, and the seniors are organizing and managing campout, captaining sports and debate teams, and making new upper school students feel welcome. We are extremely fortunate to have so many positive leaders in our student body, willing to lead by example and not afraid to take on new responsibility. As sorry as I am to watch our graduates leave every spring, it is exciting to see that there never seems to be a shortage of competent replacements to shoulder the burdens of leadership. Stay informed by checking the Parker School website regularly at Na Mea Hou is published August through June by the Advancement Office of Parker School. Advancement Director: Jennifer Schack Advancement Associate: Vickie Frogley Marketing Associate: Holly Weigle Please e-mail articles, photos, class notes or event notices to News about students and submissions from students are especially welcome. You may choose to receive Na Mea Hou by e-mail. Submit your request to hweigle@

I want to be sure and make a plea to parents of students at all levels: please get involved in the school! Come to back-to-school night and parent-teacher conferences, join the PTSO, volunteer to help organize events, help with the lower school reading program, assist with the school plays, help to coach a team, drive students on a field trip or support the advancement office in their fundraising mailings. As a small school, there are only so many adults to carry off all the things we want to do for the students, and parent participation makes our reach that much wider. We are all in this together, and I promise you that you will find involvement in the life of the school to be a highly rewarding activity.

Carl Sturges Headmaster

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Parker School Announces AP Scholar Awards Recipients The College Board's Advanced Placement Program provides enthusiastic and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18% of the 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. Parker School offered a wide array of Advanced Placement courses during the 2010-2011 school year in which 38 students took a total of 70 exams. Parker School’s pass rate, students receiving a 3 or higher, was 84%, well above the state rate of 55% and the national rate of 60%. In addition, Parker School had 22 scores of 5, representing 31% of their total exams taken. Nationally 22% and statewide 16% of exams received the maximum score of 5. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students' performance on AP Exams. Ten students at Parker School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievement on the 2010-2011 AP Exams. Five students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Daniel Gregg, Edward Hon, Mary Kamitaki, Sierra Manker, and Elliott Warkus. Annie Sturges qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Four students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams, with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Marisa McCann, Cara Nair, Corey Patton, and Jesse Tarnas. Additionally, Daniel Gregg and Edward Hon’s scores placed them at the AP National Scholar level.

Advancement Office Announcements Foundation for the Future Update As the 2011-2012 school year opens the Foundation for Future Campaign is in full swing. Thanks to the generosity of our donors during the first year of this two year campaign we were able to complete the soccer field. The field will be ready for play later this fall. We hope Athletic Field you will join us for the opening ceremony and blessing to be announced at a later date. We extend a huge MAHALO to the many people who made this project a reality including; Goodfellow Bros., John Ray, Carl Sturges and Eric Sills.


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Our work continues as we enter the second year of the campaign. We ask for the continued support of our ‘ohana again this year to help us make the remaining projects a reality for the students and faculty of Parker School.

Parker School Summer Camps 2011

For the second year Parker School hosted a summer camp session for students aged 5-13. Among the activities offered were, art, athletics, science and Hawaiian studies. The four week art session gave campers the opportunity to explore charcoal drawing, ceramics, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, printmaking, photography and mixed media works. Older students were introduced to beginning animation and filmmaking. Sport activities promoting fitness, sportsmanship and skill building included; basketball, volleyball, capture the flag, hockey, soccer, tennis, track and cross country. Campers also had a chance to sample hip hop, techno, modern dance, zumba, circus tumbling, yoga, meditation and musical theater workshops. Parker Lower School offered science and Hawaiian camps. The two-week science camp gave participants the

opportunity for hands-on discovery learning. It included the study of prehistoric dinosaurs, sharks, and planets. Students attending the weeklong Parker School Hawaiian Camp spent time with and learned from Ku'ulei Keakealani, story teller; Dagan Bernstein, 'ukulele teacher; Uncle Eric, nose flute, story teller, poi pounder, chants and coconut weaver; Mailani Sills, chant; Steve Bess, musician; and Namahoe Soo, coconut weaver. The group went on a field trip to the Ka 'Ohi Nani Farm to see a working taro farm. The kindergarten to 7th grade students also learned some Hawaiian vocabulary and each day enjoyed local snacks. Artwork included making a three dimensional family tree.

Advancement Office Announcements

Support Parker School as you Shop... At KTA

Theatre light and sound improvement

Multi-media Studio

The Kokua i Na Kula program at KTA takes place between Aug. 10 and Oct. 11, buy products marked with the light bulb logo, write Parker School's number (46) on the Kokua i Na Kula portion of the sales receipt, then deposit the completed receipt in designated collection boxes at any KTA. Parker School will be awarded its share of $100K based on the number of sponsored products purchased.

At Foodland

Lower School Library and Resource Center

Alumni Corner Parker School Alumni Council Parker School has formed an Alumni Council. The group is made up of alumni, faculty, and staff members. The main goal is to reconnect with alums and host events on campus. If you attended Parker School and would like to be a part of this group please contact Congratulations to the class of 2011 alumni who received scholarships and/or awards for college: Briana Boche: Incoming Muhlenberg College Cara Nair: freshman, Briana Boche received Incoming Fort Lewis College a Muhlenberg College Grant and a freshman Cara Nair of Kailua-Kona Presidential scholarship from the has earned a $1,500 scholarship from school. the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Zen Michael Kuriyama: Incoming Manhattanville College Annie Sturges: freshman, Zen Michael Kuriyama Incoming UC Berkeley freshman, has received a combined Board of Annie Sturges has received The Trustees & Music Scholarship that Leadership Award. The $2,000 totals $21,000. merit-based scholarship, awarded since 1934, recognizes student Daniel Gregg: leaders and acknowledges them for their Incoming Brown University outstanding, innovative, and motivational freshman, Daniel Gregg received leadership in academic, work, and community Foodland's Shop for Higher environments. Education Scholarship for $2,000.

Parker School Alumni, we would love to hear from you and share your accomplishments with the Parker School 'ohana. Please email to share your news.

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Parker School’s 9 Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at Beautiful Hualalai

Saturday, December 10, 2011 12:30 p.m. shotgun start

During the month of September, donate as much as $249 to Parker School through Foodland's give aloha program. Donations are accepted at any Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms checkout. This year, Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match each donation up to a total of $300,000 for all organizations combined. At checkout, just present your Maika'i Card and provide Parker School's organization code (78172). Your donation will be added to your purchase total.

At Target Participate in Target Store's community giving program "Take Charge of Education". Register for the Target RED card and designate Parker in the "Take Charge of Education" program, and a percentage of each of your purchases will be sent back to the school. Visit or call 1-800-316-6142 to sign up today for this no fee credit card (enter Parker’s ID # 128225). Since the program’s inception in 1997, Target has donated more than $229 million to more than 100,000 schools nationwide, representing 75% of schools in the U.S.

Online Register with as a supporter by following these steps 1. Go to www.onecause. com. 2. Click “Join.” 3. Create an account by filling out the form; required fields are marked with an asterisk. Choose a password that is at least 6 characters long (letters and numbers only). 4. Click “Sign Up.” 5. Enter name, city and state, or zip code for the school you wish to support and click “Search.” 6. Select Parker School and start shopping online! You can also search the web with Yahoopowered and they’ll donate about a penny to Parker School when you register us as your cause of choice each time you search! Shop at more than 600 GoodShop. com merchants including Amazon, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and others, and a percentage of each purchase will go to Parker School.

Parker School welcomes new faculty and staff: Person of the Year

Paige Brown We are pleased to announce that the 2011-2012 Person of the Year award recipient is Paige Brown. Each year this award is given to a teacher or staff member who makes a profound difference in the lives of students at Parker School. Mrs. Brown taught third grade at Waikoloa Elementary for nine years and at Waimea Elementary for one year before joining the Parker Lower School team. She has been the third grade teacher at Parker since the lower school opened their doors in 2005. With a degree in psychology and her education certification from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, she emphasizes individual excellence in an inclusive, peaceful classroom environment. She says of her classroom, "We are a school family that is connected because everyone belongs. This connection fosters meaningful academic and social learning together."

Stephen Billhardt, Lower School Interim Head Mr. Billhardt began his educational career as a classroom teacher in rural Vermont, teaching grades one through four. He moved into school administration after leaving Vermont and has held positions as a Lower School Head in Michigan and an elementary school principal at three schools in Eastern Massachusetts. The schools ranged in sizes from 275 to almost 600 students. Mr. Billhardt first came to the Big Island in April with his wife, Joan, and his children, Lindy and Collins, who will attend Parker Lower School in the fall. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College, and his Master of Education degree from Lesley College. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. John Blossom, Middle School English/History, Middle School Cross County Mr. Blossom has over twenty years of experience working and teaching in independent schools, including teaching language arts at Kanu o ka ‘Aina, middle school English/humanities at Hualalai Academy and College Preparatory English at several independent schools in California and Hawaii. He has also held administrative positions in the advancement and admissions departments. Mr. Blossom earned a B.A. in English from Carleton College, a B.F.A. in ceramics from Sierra Nevada College and a M.S. in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. He earned a Praxis English Content Certificate of Merit in July of 2010 and a Colorado Academy First Teacher Award in 1985. In addition to his extensive career as an educator, Mr. Blossom has coached cross country for many years, created countless pieces of ceramic art, enjoys acting, yoga and dramatic arts. Katie Callender, Spanish, Publications Associate Mrs. Callender was born on the Big Island, and after a long stint on the mainland, returned with her family in 2001. She is proud to be back and raising her two children, both Parker School students, in the island community she loves. She holds her B.A. in Spanish from Tulane University and her M.A. in Education from Stanford University. Upon receiving her masters, she worked for an after-school learning company, then for several years as a freelance writer and editor. A strong believer in the benefits of early second language instruction, she is thrilled to be teaching Spanish to the K-3 students at Parker Lower School. Mrs. Callender has been involved with Parker School since 2004, when she worked as a K-5 admissions consultant, then as a member of the Education Committee, contributing to the selection of the Lower School curriculum (particularly for the Spanish program). She served on the Education Committee again in 2008-2009, then as a member of the school’s Board of Directors from 2009-2011. Lisa Hummel, Art With nine years of fine art photography experience including extensive dark room work, wedding photography and portraiture, Mrs. Hummel has a thorough knowledge in the field of photography. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical studies from the University of North Dakota and a Bachelor of Arts degree in commercial/advertising photography. A graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu, Mrs. Hummel is a 5th generation kama‘aina, born and raised on Oahu. She enjoys hiking, camping, ocean sports, painting and travel. Andrea Richmond, Second Grade Born in Tokyo, Japan, Mrs. Richmond moved to the Big Island in 1992 with her husband Tom. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaii, Hilo. She has taught first grade and Kindergarten at Waimea Elementary School where she was the Kindergarten Grade Level Chair and served on the School Improvement Process Team. “It is my goal to maintain high academic standards while providing a nurturing classroom environment, in which students can explore, grow, and wonder,” says Mrs. Richmond. Her personal interests include cheering for her son, Finn, and her daughter, Devon, at their sports events, and spending time with her family at the beach. Susan Rickards, Science Mrs. Rickards extensive experience in the field of marine biology includes four years researching and training dolphins and two years studying humpback whales through the University of Hawai‘i. Her field experience also includes two years on Midway Atoll in charge of a spinner dolphin research project where she was responsible for teaching and developing the educational curriculum of the project, integrating classroom time with work in the field. Mrs. Rickards serves as the co-founder, co-principal investigator and board member of the Hawai'i Marine Mammal Consortium, an organization that monitors marine mammals off the Kohala Coast. She holds a M.A. in human and animal cognition, psychology from the University of Hawai'i, Manoa and a B.A. in biology with a minor in art from Reed College. She describes her educational philosophy as "ever evolving and based on the following: comfort, respect, intrinsic motivation, experiential learning and integration."

Parker School Receives Six-Year Accreditation

Parker School is pleased to announce a six-year accreditation term from Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC) in conjunction with Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS). This is the longest term the accrediting body awards and Parker School’s second since its original accreditation in 2005. Accreditation is important in certifying to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning and it validates the integrity of Parker School’s program and student transcripts. During the 2009-2010 school year the Parker School ‘ohana prepared its Self-study which is the foundation of the process. The second essential element is a site visit by the Visiting Committee. The group spent three days visiting the campus and examined every aspect of the school’s program and operations to determine the school’s effectiveness in fulfilling its stated mission. They also spoke with members of all constituent groups. After this evaluation, the visiting team presented its final recommendation report to WASC. The Visiting Committee Report included the following Major Commendations: “The board and the administration for their ongoing commitment to financial aid, in keeping with the vision of the school’s founders, thus helping to insure accessibility to an economically diverse student body. The Headmaster for providing exemplary leadership to the school. He is quietly acknowledged throughout the school as the key figure in the school’s remarkable growth and development over the last several years. The students for living the values of the school, demonstrating friendly behavior and taking initiative to improve their school and community. The highly dedicated faculty for delivering a wide array of curricular offerings that balance academics, arts and athletics.” Additional Commendations included: “The board, administration, faculty and staff for their clear commitment to serve the needs of students and families in Waimea by having a high quality college-preparatory school for families in a small school setting. The board for its effective governance, commitment to the mission of Parker School and care and planning for the school’s future. The Advancement Director for her leadership in promoting a professional and high quality atmosphere and her staff for coordinating and planning successful events. The admissions office for not compromising the school’s standards, even in tough economic conditions. The assistant school head for providing successful college counseling services despite limited time and resources. The administration, teachers, staff and PTSO for its foresight in generating alumni and community interest through a recently created Facebook page on the Parker School website. The lower school faculty for addressing initiatives which encourage and teach students to be responsible for their own learning and behavior. The adoption of “Conscious Discipline” and the curricular focus on student reflection work together to provide the groundwork for personal integrity.”

Parker School Welcomes New Board Members Parker School welcomes five new members to the 11 person Board of Directors for the 20112012 school year. The new Directors will serve a three year term, joining Chair, John Ray, Treasurer, Saundra Gulley, Lois Gregg, M.D., Jerry Denz, Steve Gajadhar, and John Richards. The new members are Barbara Robertson, Jacqueline Johnson Hirt, Karl Kasberg, John Stover and Vaughan Winborne. Parker School is pleased to add these community leaders to the board and is grateful for their time, commitment, and expertise in serving the school’s mission. We would also like to acknowledge the out-going board members who over the last few years contributed their time and talents to the Parker School board. Many thanks to Liz Armandroff, Susan Armour, Katie Callender, Ken Fischer, Patrick Fitzgerald, and Jon Gerdsen.

Parker Middle School Recognized by the Hawai‘i Arts Alliance For over three decades the Hawai‘i Arts Alliance has been recognizing exemplary schools that teach the arts as disciplines as well as integrating arts into other subjects with Arts Excellence Awards. Parker Middle School has been selected to receive a 2011 Arts Excellence Award. The Hawai‘i Arts Alliance is dedicated to cultivating the arts as essentials of education and community. Parker School offers a wide array of fine arts courses from performing to visual arts. “The arts are an important aspect of the program we offer our students. We encourage students to explore various artistic media and we work to provide avenues for them to go as far as their interest and their potential take them. This recognition from the Hawai‘i Arts Alliance is very gratifying to us,” commented Carl Sturges, Headmaster of Parker School.

From the Desk of the

Athletic Director… Welcome back to school, everyone! I am very excited about the upcoming school year. The soccer field is well on its way and the fundraising for our new six-man canoe is in full swing. It will be an exciting year for all you athletes. The girls volleyball and coed cross country teams are working hard as they prepare for their fall games. If you want to compete, it is not too late to join the hard work and fun. The girls junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams are practicing daily at New Hope Church gym. Contact Coach Ehitu Keeling or Dawn Aiona if you are interested in catching the excitement. Our cross country team is training regularly and you, too, can take part. You can work hard to become a better person as you train to compete and improve your times. Give coach Ceri Whitfield a call and join the team! There will also be middle school coed volleyball and cross country coming soon. We will be organizing these during the first two weeks of school. If you are not going to come out and compete you can always support our student athletes by coming to all the games and cheering them on and/or by joining our growing booster club. Please mark your calendars for the fall competitions. The schedules are posted here, on our website, and on Edline. The athletic department will update the schedules weekly on Webflash and edline, as there will be times when the schedules change. GO BULLS! Parker Volleyball Schedule 2011 8/31/2011 Wed HOME St. Joseph's 6pm 9/3/2011 Sat AWAY Chr. Liberty 10am 9/6/2011 Tues AWAY Kealakehe 6pm 9/8/2011 Thurs HOME Kanu 6pm 9/10/2011 Sat AWAY Hualalai 10am 9/15/2011 Thurs AWAY Konawaena 6pm 9/17/2011 Sat HOME Ka’u 10am 9/21/2011 Wed AWAY Kohala 6pm 9/23/2011 Fri HOME Hualalai 6pm 9/27/2011 Tues AWAY St. Joseph’s 6pm 9/29/2011 Thurs HOME Kealakehe 6pm 10/1/2011 Sat AWAY Kanu 10am 10/4/2011 Tues HOME Chr.Liberty 6pm 10/7/2011 Fri HOME Konawaena 6pm 10/11/2011 Tues AWAY Ka’u 6pm 10/13/2011 Thurs HOME Kohala 6pm 10/18,19,21,22/2011 PLAYOFFS JV first and Varsity to follow for all events.

Parker Cross Country Schedule 2011 8/27/2011 Sat Canefire Conditioner 10am 9/3/2011 Sat H.P.A. 10am 9/10/2011 Sat Kamehameha 10am 9/24/2011 Sat Waiakea 10am 9/30/2011 Fri H.P.A. 3pm 10/8/2011 Sat Kamehameha 2:30pm 10/22/2011 Sat BIIF Champ Kamehameha 2pm 10/29/2011 Sat Maui 9am

Parker School PTSO Parker School PTSO welcomes each of you. Thank you to those of you who supported the PTSO via the membership dues this school year. We are excited to again provide funding, programs, resources and services to enrich the education of every Parker student, based on current needs and requests. Last year our contributions included: • Donating funds for books and materials for the Lower School Resource Center ($2,000) • Awarding two faculty professional development grants ($1,000) • Sponsoring transportation for Make a Difference Day ($200) • Providing monthly treats for teachers and administrators • Hosting a teacher appreciation luncheon created by Maria Peterson Catering (priceless!) Follow us on the weekly webFLASH and Sign up on the Volunteer Opportunities form and the PTSO membership dues form mailed to you recently. Research shows that when families are involved a child is more apt to get higher grades, more likely to graduate, and has a higher chance of continuing to college. Every Parker School parent is eligible to become a member of the PTSO and join our monthly meetings. Our first meeting is Friday, August 26th at 8:15 am at Solimene's. We will be introducing our new Executive Committee, and reviewing results of our second annual parent survey. Come for the coffee, the company, the info or just for the fun of it. Wishing you well, Robin Mullin, President Parent Teacher Student 'Ohana

As we enter the first few weeks of school it is important to remember the following traffic reminders: OFF CAMPUS • If using Lae Lae to avoid traffic jams on Kawaihae it is imperative to use caution and slow speeds to avoid potential hazards of the steep slopes and blind turns on this route. PARKER UPPER/MIDDLE SCHOOL • U-Turns in front of the Main Hall at dropoff and pick-up times are not permitted. We suggest that upper and middle school parents use the parking lot on Lindsey Road for their convenience. • Do not use Puuki for either middle school drop off or pick up. PARKER LOWER SCHOOL DROP OFF • Gate opens at 7:30 a.m. for all students. • Students are not to be dropped off before 7:30 a.m. • Drop off is in the front of the lower school parking lot along the yellow loading/unloading zone. • Cars are to pull all the way forward, to the end of the yellow curb. • Children are to exit in an expedient manner along the yellow curb, not on the grass. • Families are encouraged to carpool to minimize congestion. PARKER LOWER SCHOOL PICK UP • All students are picked up in the lower school parking lot along the yellow loading zone. • Parents to remain in the car and pull all the way forward, to the end of the yellow loading/unloading zone. • Teachers load students into cars. • All students not picked up by 2:45 p.m. are relocated to the ‘ohana room and the family’s account is charged a late fee of $20.00. • Pick-up is not an opportunity for informal meetings with faculty or administration. Schedule an appointment with the teacher or administrator if you wish to meet. • Faculty students, Hele On bus riders, and students with older middle or upper school Parker siblings may walk with a lower school teacher to the front porch of the main campus at 2:45 p.m. for pick-up. The family’s account is charged a late fee of $20.00 for all students not picked up by 3:10 p.m.

Announcements Effective July 1, 2011, bus fares were implemented in Hawaii County. Bus fares will not be charged for students with a valid and current student identification card. Parker School students can pick their identification cards at the upper hall front desk. Beginning August 15, 2011, buses serving Waikoloa Village will no longer pick up and drop riders off at Waikoloa Post Office. The new pick-up/drop-off area will be at the intersection of Lua Kula Street and Paniolo Drive (near the Wiliwili tree). The new stop will be safer and more convenient for riders, as they will no longer have to cross Waikoloa Road. Please call the transit at 961-8744 if you have any questions.

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Dates to Remember:

August 11 ▪ Lower School Social Event ▪ Upper/Middle New Student Orientation & Social August 15 ▪ All School Begins August 17 & 18 ▪ Upper/Middle School Camp Out August 19 ▪ Statehood Day - NO SCHOOL August 31 ▪ Upper/Middle School Back to School Night & Athletics Meeting September 1 ▪ Lower School Picture Day September - TBA ▪ Upper/Middle School Picture Day ▪ Senior Picture Day September 5 ▪ Labor Day - NO SCHOOL September 7 ▪ Lower School Back to School Night September 9 ▪ Fall Barbeque and Potluck October 6 & 7 ▪ All School Parent/Teacher Conferences NO SCHOOL October 10 ▪ Discoverer's Day - NO SCHOOL October 11-13 ▪ Lower School/ Grades 7 & 9 SAT 10 Testing October 12 ▪ Grades 10 & 11 PSAT 10 Testing October 14-16 ▪ Dramatiques Fall Production October 21 ▪ Make a Difference Day October 28 ▪ Middle School Unity Day/ Upper School Class Retreats For details check the Parker School calendar and announcements at

Announcements August 15: All School Begins

Parker School 'Ohana come join us for

August 17 & 18: Upper/Middle School Campout August 31: Upper/Middle School Back to School

Night & Athletics Meeting


ANNUAL FALL BBQ & POTLUCK This event is a great way to meet faculty, staff, administrators, students and parents.

SEPTEMBER 7: Lower School Back to School Night SEPTEMBER 9: Fall BBQ and Potluck



Please bring a potluck dish to share. The school will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, drinks and music! August: Maren Oom, Mike Hale, Ann Renick, Ceri Whitfield, Mindy Higgins September: Kekoho Ferriera

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