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Na Mea Hou The latest news from Parker School December 2012-January 2013

Excellence - Integrity - Compassion Our Mission Parker School provides a college-preparatory experience in a small-school setting where students develop academically while exploring their individual talents.

‘OHANA DAY FOOD DRIVE

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Parker’s student council members organized the school-wide food drive that raised nearly 5 tons of food. Story on next page.

Waimea Town Market at Parker School Saturday mornings from 8 am to 12 pm Ahualoa Farm Alaska Wild Salmon* Baron von App Wood Art Beeing Aloha Honey Company Big Island Fruitsicles Downes Grounds Coffee Farm Hawaii White Mountain Farm Hawaiian B Natural Farms Hawaiian Candyman Hawaiian Homegrown Wool Healing Touch Massage Honomu Jams

Island Herbal Island Thyme** Islandwide Solar Kalakoa Kookies Kekela Farms Little Paradise Mai Bacon Manowaiopae Homestead Farm Ohana Pies Poppas’ Orchids Sandwich Isle Bread Si Nuan Thai

Sunrise Farm Sweet Nuts Tammey’s Tamales Tea Hawaii True Hawaiian Blue Whole Better Health Drinks Woods Catering *fishing until September **second and fourth weeks of month


Parker School Donates Nearly Five Tons of Food to Local Food Banks Parker School celebrated its ‘Ohana Day on Wednesday, November 21. This day marked not only the start of Thanksgiving break and a morning gathering of the school community, but also the culmination of a two-month long schoolwide canned food drive launched by the student council to benefit the Annunciation Food Pantry (of Annunciation Catholic Church of Waimea) and Imiloa Kokua Ministries (of Imiloa Church in Waimea). Both food banks are open to anyone.

At 10:45 a.m., all kindergarten through twelfth grade students, faculty, staff and several Parker families gathered on the lawn in front of the school’s theater where six pick-up trucks and an SUV, fully loaded with heaps of cans and bags of rice, were parked for all to see. Headmaster Carl Sturges addressed the crowd, announcing that the food drive ended up gaining so much momentum, student participation and enthusiasm, that the original 20,000 ounce goal was quickly surpassed. The final tally of donated food was 153,541 ounces, which equals 9,586 pounds.

The grade levels competed against each other for prizes to collect the most amount of food, and prizes were also given to individuals who brought in the most food. However, the individual prizes were not announced until today. Olivia Armandroff, student council senior class officer and coordinator of the food drive, said, “…we wanted the focus to be on raising the food for a good cause rather than working to win a prize. We feel as though these two prizes (the highest individual prizes) will be rewards, or pats on the back, rather than incentives.”

they did as a group was just astounding. I’m so proud of them.” After Sturges’ announcement at the ceremony, he welcomed Reverend Robert Shwarzhaupt of Annunciation Catholic Church, to bless the food before it was taken to be delivered.

grade, who collected 2863 pounds. The individual prizes included a ride for two with Kohala Ditch Adventures (run by ATV Outfitters) snorkel and whale-watch cruises from Ocean Sports, Starbucks gift certificates and merchandise, and Visa gift cards purchased from the student council’s funds. Parker School wishes to thank these organizations for generously donating the student prizes.

Assistant Head Shellie Gressard said the sixth graders were so motivated that they even manned collection carts outside of Foodland up until a half hour before the event. They also all dipped into their own piggy banks, coming up with a total of $1000 to purchase rice for the drive.

Recapping his ceremony speech, Sturges said, “What I told the kids was that they have great ability—that’s academic ability, the ability to give to others, all of that—but they also, more importantly, recognize that with great ability comes great responsibility. We really came Big Island Eco Adventures donated a through as a school today to create something zip-lining trip for the highest performing for other people. They (the students) showed high school class, and this prize went to the responsibility that they feel for their the ninth graders, who raised 1778 pounds. community. How many cans they were able KBXtreme (the bowling alley in Kona) do- to collect and how many peoples’ lives they nated shoes, two rounds of bowling, and ten were able to touch through this is just awe intokens (a party package), for each of the spiring. I’m more proud of them today than students in the highest performing middle I’ve ever been at this school. They really were school class. This prize went to the sixth selfless and they worked as a team. And what

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In addition to all the prize and food donors, Armandroff also wishes to thank her fellow food drive committee members Lorenzo Arnouts and Sean Dunnington for their hard work. And after today’s event, delivering the last load of food, with the satisfaction of knowing she spearheaded an effort to raise enough food to feed 240 families of four for 3-5 days, Armandroff said, “I’m so proud of the compassion and generosity of my fellow students. Their enthusiasm became truly contagious. We really hope we have made a difference for families in our community!”


DEBATE

The 2012-2013 Debate Team

Parker Debaters Shine in First Two Tournaments of Year The Parker School debate team won the trophy for the highest number of wins (61) at the Kahuku High School Non-Qualifying Debate Tournament on October 27, in which fifteen schools participated. Parker came in six wins ahead of Punahou (who earned 55). Damien Memorial High School won the trophy for the highest percentage of wins. Parker sent 31 debaters, including 19 who had never before attended a debate tournament. The top finishers for Parker included freshman Kevin Grace (6-0 in Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate), junior Lysha Matsunobu (5-1 in Championship Lincoln-Douglas Debate), sophomore Nya Phillips, junior Kyley Nishimura, sophomore Max Elster and junior Marlon Lumper (all 4-2 in Beginning Public Forum Debate), sophomore Maia Tarnas and junior Darnee Brighter (both 4-2 in Advanced

Public Forum Debate), freshmen Sivan Najita and Carrie Hiller (both 4-2 in Novice Lincoln-Douglas), junior Marie Jobes and senior Tyler McCullough (both 4-2 in Championship Lincoln-Douglas), and 8th grader Kyra Matsuda and junior Larissa Bolstad-Urquhart (both 4-2 in Junior Varsity Policy Debate). (The first number of the debate score represents ballots won, and the second number represents ballots lost.)

At the University Lab School Debate Non-Qualifying Tournament on November 17, Parker came away with the trophy for largest number of winning ballots. One of thirteen schools who participated in the event, they earned 57 winning ballots. Iolani School came in second with 52 winning ballots. Damien Memorial School won the trophy for the highest percentage of wins. Parker sent 27 students to the tournament,

and of these, the following students won all six of their debate rounds: freshman Carrie Hiller and visiting Russian sophomore Maksim Ionin in Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and juniors Michael Note and Kosuke Kume in Beginning Public Forum Debate. The following students scored 5-1: sophomores Jaren Ashcraft and Luke Potter in Beginning Public Forum Debate; freshmen Sivan Najita and Kevin Grace in Novice Lincoln-Douglas, and senior Paul Gregg in Championship Lincoln-Douglas. Sophomore Maia Tarnas and junior Renee Brighter earned 4-2 in Advanced Public Forum Debate. Fourteen of the Parker School students received a superior rating at the tournament. The Parker debaters will travel again to Oahu on Saturday, December 15 for the next non-qualifying debate tournament at Punahou School.

Debate Team Earns National Recognition The Parker School debate team has earned membership into the National Forensic League’s (NFL) prestigious 100 Club due to its performance throughout the 2011-2012 school year. The school is one of four in the state of Hawaii to gain this recognition.

debater must be in the top one percent of point earners in the state. Just five students from Hawaii were honored as state All-Americans last year. Tarnas was also last year’s Hawai‘i state champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

To become a member of the 100 club, national teams must earn 100 or more debate points, or degrees, in a given year, placing them in the top ten percent of all NFL chapters nationwide. This is the third year in a row that Parker School has earned the honor.

Parker School headmaster and debate coach Carl Sturges said, “It continues to amaze me how many kids from such a small school participate in debate and perform at such a high level. I am really proud.”

In addition to this achievement, Parker star debater Jesse Tarnas, who graduated in 2012, was named by the National Forensic League a state All-American for Hawaii. To receive this accolade, a

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December 2012- January 2013


Lower School Happenings Halloween & Harvest Party

‘Ohana Day

Family Night Fun

5th Grade Colonial Day

Family Night photos courtesy of Ignacio Soler (2nd grade parent), David Higgins (3rd grade parent), and Susan Rickards (4th grade parent).

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Middle & Upper School Life

Halloween

Performing Arts Showcase

Middle School Unity Day at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

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Make a Difference Day

Parker School Students participated in the school’s annual Make a Difference Day at various community locations on Friday, October 26, in celebration of the October 27 national observation of Make a Difference Day. Students in grades six through twelve were divided into several groups to provide work to benefit such organizations as: Pua Mau Botanical Garden, Kahilu Theatre, Waimea Trails and Greenways, Anna Ranch, Kohala Watershed, Parker Ranch, Hospice, and Parker School.

helping Waimea Trails and Greenways. “We cleared out a lot of debris from the river that runs through the nature park…. Our group was split in half and half of us cleared debris from the river and half of us spread mulch. We made a really big difference in how the area looks now and it felt really good.”

Culff added, “My hope is that what they (the students) take away from it is that volunteerism is essential for the functioning of a healthy community and that it also feels really good to Gillian Culff, English teacher and Parker get together with other people and make a difSchool Student Council supervisor, said, “The ference in some way.” student council members are the ones who actually plan the day. They got in touch with Parker School wishes to extend special thanks all the sites themselves, set up everything, and to Solimene’s, Don’s Chinese Kitchen, Mcplanned how many kids we needed at each Donalds, Domino’s, Subway Waikoloa, and to the school PTSO for providing lunch and site….” snacks for the hardworking students. Maia Tarnas, Parker sophomore and student council member who coordinated the event, said, “Planning Make a Difference Day with my committee was such a great experience…. I really saw what a difference the students made in the community and it really just made me feel good about the school and about student council and everything that was all put together just to make this day great.” “It was really fun,” said sophomore Sam Keli‘iho‘omalu, who worked with the group

P TSO Ne ws

On November 5th, we announced the recipients of PTSO 2012 mini-grants for classroom innovation projects and professional development. A total of $4,650 was awarded this second year of the program to the following 11 visionary teachers: Nicole Vedelli, Paige Brown, Shellie Note-Gressard, Lisa Hummel, Ceri Whitfield, Patricia Kassis, Amanda Dewey, Laura Inaba, Buff Winderbaum, Tanya Everts, and Jackie Sills. A detailed list of the awards is available on the PTSO page of the Parker School website. PTSO sponsored a NEW family event called “Fright Night” on October 27th. This fundraiser showcased Parker School student talent and provided a variety of arts and sci-

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by PTSO President Robin Mullin

ence activities with a Halloween theme for lower and middle school students. Over 150 people attended and helped us raise more than $2000. We are grateful for the amazing support of so many creative students, teachers, staff members, parents and business sponsors. Special thanks to Chrissie Tramontin, Event Committee Chair, for her vision, leadership and many hours of effort. She is already beginning to plan an expanded event for next year. Parker Night Out in September was so much fun that we will do it again this spring! Over 60 people came out to enjoy a meal with Parker ‘Ohana friends at Nahua at the Muana Lani Bay Club. We raised $1,720 for our mini-grant fund and appreciate our sponsor and all who attended. Thank you to our organizers Kendall DiDonato and Jennifer Schack! More info coming soon on the spring event. In 2013 we are hosting some NEW events to promote strong relationships between Parker School families. On Wednesday, January

18th, 12:30-2:30 p.m., join us for a Parent Luncheon at the McAnesby/Brar home in Waimea. Share a potluck dish and talk story with other parents, then stay for an introductory talk about “40 Developmental Assets.” In the spring, we are planning two evening events. A parent forum on the topic selected in our parent survey, “social media,” will inform us about options to support healthy use of social media for our kids. In the works also is a Family Craft Night. Our next PTSO meeting is January 18th at 8:30 a.m. in the upper school library. All parents/guardians are welcome to join our monthly PTSO meetings, and we can always use more good heads and hands. For updates on PTSO, follow our activities on the Parker School Webflash, check the PTSO page of the Parker School website or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParkerSchoolPTSO. I welcome parents with questions or comments to contact me at robin@ hmullin.com or 936-7070.


Parker Lower School Art Program Number One in State Lisa Hummel, art teacher at Parker School has been recognized by Artsonia—the world’s largest online kid’s art museum—for outstanding leadership in the area of arts education. The school’s online art gallery, www. Art teacher Lisa Hummel artsonia.com/ schools/Parker32 ranks number one in the state, according to Artsonia. The Leadership Award presented to Mrs. Hummel honors teachers who go beyond the classroom walls to encourage family and community involvement in arts education. The award also recognizes significant achievement in the area of technology integration within the school arts program. State rankings are based on specific criteria, which demonstrate both aspects of the Leadership Award. While teachers in more than 100 countries showcase their student artwork

on Artsonia, Mrs. Hummel has created a gallery deserving of recognition. During the 2011-2012 school year, the Parker Lower School gallery showcased 802 pieces of art. This popular collection has been visited more than 2018 times and has received 79 comments from friends and family. “Artsonia is a simple yet effective way to get parents and family members more involved in art education,” said Hummel, “and my students love it!” In addition, family members can purchase keepsakes imprinted with their child’s artwork, with Artsonia donating 20 percent of their annual product revenue back to schools. Headquartered in Gurnee, IL, Artsonia is an online art museum providing free, educational resources for kids, families and schools. Founded in 2000, Artsonia continues to integrate technology in the classroom, develop multi-cultural understanding through art and increase family involvement in children’s education. For more information visit www. parkerschool.net.

Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa, a collaborative work by the 3rd Grade class.

TRIMESTER 1 HEADMASTER’S LIST & HONOR ROLL Parker School congratulates the students who made the Headmaster’s List and Honor Roll during the first trimester. Students on the Headmaster’s List earned a GPA of 3.75 or higher. Honor Roll students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Upper School Headmaster’s List Olivia Armandroff Lorenzo Arnouts Jaren Ashcraft Matthew Bal Keoni Beaton Seraphim Benoist Tawny Bright Cody Brown Jesse Burns Bailey Calciolari Carly Cappagli Rachel Dunn Kevin Grace Paul Gregg Savannah Harriman-Pote Carolyn Hiller Elliot Jacobson Stephanie Janovsky Marie Jobes Erika Kasberg Karl Kasberg Kosuke Kume Ginger Lee

Upper School Headmaster’s List cont’d Wyatt Mangel Lysha Matsunobu Tyler McCullough Grant Nair Sivan Najita Maddison Nelson Kyley Nishimura Keala Prietto Lauren Sweere Maia Tarnas Skye Waipa Aidan Wharton Sarah Willey Megan Yost Upper School Honor Roll Larissa Bolstad-Urquhart Allen Bond Kenneth Bond Jamie Burns Sean Dunnington Brieanah Gouveia

Upper School Honor Roll cont’d Madyson Harper Maksim Ionin Tabea Linhardt Marlo Mundon Luke Potter Harmony Ring Mia Scibelli Emilie Skladzien Nohili Thompson Thea Woodward Joshua Yost Nondi Lampkin Mariko Langevin Middle School Headmaster’s List Shelby Alligood Fanny Arnouts Jadyn Ashcraft Jaipal Brar Dayton Brighter Conner Brown Hunter Bugado

Middle School Headmaster’s List cont’d Lucy Callender Taylor Doherty Maya Gee Luke Harper Kirk Hubbard IV Colin Klimt Kyra Matsuda Owen Matsuda Alissa Mullin Sara Mundon Mackenzie Nelson Audrey Nixon Masen Note Zoe Vann Middle School Honor Roll Kawena Ching Kieran Wiese Gibson Julia Lee Majdi Mariano Scout Paret

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13th Annual Heneghan 5K Fun Run and 1K Keiki Run Parker School’s 13th Annual Heneghan 5K Fun Run and 1K Keiki Run took place Sunday, November 11 in Waimea. Sixty-four runners and their supporters turned out for the early morning event from which all proceeds benefit Parker School’s athletic program. Both the 1K and 5K race runners started and finished their courses at the Parker Lower School campus.

The event was established in memory of Hawai‘i architect George Heneghan, who was also an accomplished athlete, teacher and coach. He coached cross-country and track at Parker from 1992-1998. Parker School Athletic Director and Heneghan Run coordinator Ceri Whitfield expressed gratitude on behalf of the school to all the participants, volunteers and sponsors—Parker’s PTSO, Mamane Bakery, Lealea Fitness, Five Mountain fitness, Starbucks, and Healthways II—for making this event possible and a success. 5K Male Winners: 1st place: Paul Gregg 2nd place: Ryuta Yoda 3rd place: Luke Potter 5K Female Winners: 1st place: Melanie Aiona 2nd place: Susan Nixon 3rd place: Maia Tarnas 1K Male Winners: 1st place: Cody Payne 2nd place: Bennett Varney 3rd place: Shayson Batin 1K Female Winners: 1st place: Malaya Hill 2nd place: Maddie Weigle 3rd place: Sophie Weigle

Students Visit Hawaii Opera Theatre

Parker School seniors, Aidan Wharton and Megan Yost, were the recipients of a special Oahu cultural visit in October. They were treated to a private docent-led tour of the Honolulu Museum of Art followed by the final production of Die Fledermaus by the Hawaii Opera Theatre.

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Remember to check out the student art hanging in the front hall on the upper school campus. This photograph, Shelby, is by sophomore Lila Alligood. Previously, photographer senior Ginger Lee’s work was on display.


Athletics News by Athletic Director Ceri Whitfield Parker Athletics finished the first trimester with some great results! The girls volleyball team had a tough but exciting season, winning their last home game against Makua Lani. Graduating seniors Kanoe Schutte and Carly Cappagli will be truly missed after four years of commitment and dedication to the volleyball team. Thank you to Ehitu Keeling and Tessa Ady for their time and commitment coaching our girls team.

Buff Winderbaum, our new middle school English and History teacher, coached Middle school cross country this year. He did a great job and the students enjoyed training with him.

The cross country team had another successful year with five runners qualifying for States. Paul Gregg, Tyler McCullough, Mariko Langevin, Marie Jobes and Maia Tarnas all ran in the State Championships at H.P.A. Paul finished his final Parker cross country season as the BIIF number one runner, a goal for which he has worked so hard. This is a sad year for me as the coach, saying farewell to the senior runners as they move on to bigger and better things. Paul Gregg, Tyler McCullough, Evan Kasberg, Jesse Burns, Charlie Charbonneau, Mariko Langevin, and Taylyn Boyette, we will miss you all.

Middle school volleyball has been lots of fun. First-time coach Blair Embernate has done an amazing job with the team. With 18 students signed up, she divided them into two teams and coaches both! They have won almost all of their games and are so proud!

Nearman and Aunty Kealoha. We are so fortunate to have such dedicated, experienced paddlers leading the team.

Thank you to all the wonderful parents who support our students in their athletic comThank you to Nicole Vedelli for another mitments. successful lower school cross country season. The team’s growth each year is a credit to Here’s to a great winter season! Nicole’s coaching.

Soccer season has begun with an awesome coed team of 24 players. Billy Pleuss, Kea Shaw, Kapono Pieper and Tammie Akau have all returned to coach. The paddling team trains every afternoon at the Kawaihae pylons, working hard on their form and fitness. Once again, we have a tremendous crew of coaches assisting head coaches Mike

ATHLETICS SCHEDULE

(subject to change—please check Parker School website or weeky Webflash for updates)

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Wednesday, December 5 – Honokaa @ Parker – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8 – Hilo @ Parker – 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 11 – Parker @ Kohala - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 18 – Parker @ Kealakehe - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20 – Makua Lani @ Parker – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 22 – Kea‘au @ Parker (field TBD) - 10:00am Saturday, January 5 - Ka‘u @ Parker – 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 10 - Parker @ Kamehameha – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12 – Waiakea @ Parker – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16 – Konawaena @ Parker – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 23 – Parker @ H.P.A. – 3:00 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL PADDLING

Saturday, December 8 – Kailua/Kona - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15 – Kailua/Kona - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 5 – Hilo Bay - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12 – Kailua/Kona - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19 – Hilo Bay – BIIF CHAMPIONSHIPS - 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 1 – Keehi Lagoon OIA – STATES

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From Advancement Director Jennifer Schack: Aloha from the Advancement Office! Kāko‘o Fund Update:

The annual phone-a-thon was held on the evening of November 8th to raise awareness and family participation for this year’s fundraising initiative. We wish to thank the following people who volunteered their time at this annual activity: board members John Ray, Vaughan Winborne, John Richards, Saundra Gulley, Lois Gregg, and headmaster Carl Sturges. We also would like to thank the many generous parents who answered our calls and made gifts to the Kāko‘o Fund. The projects selected for this campaign were approved by the Parker School Board of Directors because they will have a direct impact on the school’s ‘ohana while sustaining Parker’s excellent educational program. The Kāko‘o Fund will run through June 30, 2013.

The projects include: •2012-2013 Fund for Education •High-quality tent for ‘ohana events •Technology resources for the Castle Center •Deck to connect the middle school buildings •Science lab renovation If you have not yet made your gift to the Kāko‘o Fund, we ask that you consider an end-of-the-year tax-deductible donation. Obtaining 100% support from our current families demonstrates the importance of this initiative and motivates outside donors to invest in Parker School. All gifts, regardless of size, are appreciated and will help us realize the goals of the Kāko‘o Fund. Please contact Jennifer at 808-885-8309 or jschack@ parkerschool.net should you have questions or need additional information.

Please also remember to join us on March 2, 2013 for Kahiau, our annual dinner and auction gala at the stunning Fairmont Orchid, benefiting financial aid at Parker School. Do let the advancement office know if you or your business would like to donate any items to the auction. We hope to see you there!

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ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE Bring friends to Parker School’s admissions events:

K-12 Open House Saturday, January 12 9-11 a.m.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Preview Tuesday, January 15 8:30-10 a.m.

6th and 9th Grades Preview Thursday, January 17 5:30-7 p.m.

Students and their families are invited to come learn about our award-winning visual and performing arts program, our AP and honors classes, interscholastic sports program, and enjoy a tour of the facilities. Parker School’s small class sizes enhance the learning experience for students and foster a true feeling of ‘ohana. For more information, please contact: Admissions Director Ann Renick at 885-7933, ext. 7107 or arenick@parkerschool.net.

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Alumni News: Kaimana Rocker ’99 is engaged and set to be married in early December.

Aulani Vannatta ’02 and Jonathan French ‘01 were married in July.

Chrissy Hicks Streit ‘00 authors a blog entitled My Beautiful Year where she posts a daily commentary about gratitude in everyday life: http://mybeautifulyear.blogspot.com/.

Kehau Kashnig Martinez ‘06 runs her own wellness website: http://www.discoveryourhealthyself.com/.

Lea Rouse ’01 has created her own website and business called Tune-up Nutrition: http://tuneupsf.com/.

Johnathan Quayle ’07 is enjoying working at Amazon.com.

Bonita Lao ’02 owns and runs a catering business here on the Big Island: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bonita-Lao-Catering/191025647588004.

Lauren Slak ‘07 is attending midwifery school.

Kimo Hon ‘11 studied Portuguese language at the Middlebury Language School at Middlebury College in Vermont this past summer.

PTSO FRIGHT NIGHT

On October 27, PTSO sponsored a new family event: “Fright Night.” This fundraiser attracted over 150 people and raised more than $2000 for PTSO. Lower and middle-school kids enjoyed all sorts of activities from a cakewalk to science experiments to art projects to spooky story telling.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR Parker held its biannual Scholastic Book Fair November 5-9 in the lower school’s ‘Ohana Room. All proceeds from book sales at the fair go toward building lower school classroom libraries and the new Castle Center library.

December 2012- January 2013


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Dates to Remember December 13 Winter Performance December 17 Winter Break begins - (Offices closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2) January 7 School resumes January 12 Admissions Open House January 15 Admissions K-1 Preview January 17 6th & 9th Grades Preview Night January 18 & 19 Neighbor Island Debate Tournament January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL/OFFICES CLOSED January 24 Lower School Conferences (after school hours only) January 25 All School Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL February 8 Middle School Unity Day February 18 Presidents’ Day - NO SCHOOL/OFFICES CLOSED February 20-22 Upper/Middle School Finals (6-12 EARLY DISMISSAL) February 22 Lower School Trimester Break Day (K-5 NO SCHOOL)

For details check the Parker School calendar and announcements at www.parkerschool.net

Help Parker School Go Green! The Advancement Office would appreciate your help as we endeavor to use less paper. We encourage you to contact us and request receiving your newsletter via email only: email us at: advancement@parkerschool.net or call: 808-885-8709

Happy Birthday Faculty & Staff! December: Jon Vedelli, Ruth Sturges, Patricia Kassis, Lani Morris, Katie Callender, Heidi Buscher January: Kealoha Nearman, Melissa Lunchick, Kristi Weiser, Jennifer Grace, Holly Weigle, Angela Alforque, Jackie Sills, Nicole Vedelli

Note: In preparing this publication we diligently try to avoid errors and omissions. Please accept our apologies and notify the Advancement Office if any are discovered.

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