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Na Mea Hou The latest news from Parker School Excellence - Integrity - Compassion Our Mission Parker School provides a college-preparatory experience in a smallschool setting where students develop academically while exploring their individual talents.

October-November 2013

FALL BBQ

Encouraging the Search for Knowledge

Stay informed by checking the Parker School website regularly at www.parkerschoolhawaii.org. Na Mea Hou is published August through June by the Advancement Office of Parker School. Encouraging the Search for Knowledge

Advancement Director: Jennifer Richardson Communications/Marketing Specialist: Katie Callender Advancement Associate: Renee Brighter Please e-mail articles, photos, class notes or event notices to: advancement@parkerschoolhawaii.org. News about and from students especially welcome.

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The Parker ‘ohana enjoyed its best turnout yet at this year’s Fall Barbecue on Friday, September 6. PTSO and various school groups held fundraising booths and activities; highlights were PTSO’s bounce house and cake walk.


Matsunobu a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Parker School is pleased to announce that senior Lysha Matsunobu has been selected as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist in the 59th annual National Merit Program.

Aidan Wharton advanced as National Merit Scholarship Finalists. Gregg went on to win a National Merit Scholarship and the Merit Scholar title.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), according to an NMSC press release, is Matsunobu, the daughter of “a not-for-profit organization that operates without Miriam and Neal Matsunobu government assistance” and of Kona, came to Parker in was “established in 1955 the 6th grade. She is captain “Thank you to my entire Parker School specifically to conduct the of Lincoln-Douglas Debate annual National Merit ‘ohana,” Matsunobu said. “I really could on the school’s debate team Scholarship Program. (the 2013 state champions); Scholarships are underwritten not have achieved this without being a the president of the National by NMSC with its own funds part of your community and experiencing Honor Society; and a member and by approximately 440 your 6th to 12th grade curriculum and of the new Parker School business organizations and Investment Club. She has higher education institutions activities. Music, sports, dance, drama, earned several awards over the that share NMSC’s goal and the arts, I got to do it all. What a years: the Richard M. Smart of honoring the nation’s wonderful journey it has been!” Scholarship; the Yale Book scholastic champions and Award; was named an AP encouraging the pursuit of Scholar with Distinction; and academic excellence.” earned the National Forensics League Degree of Distinction (debate). She plans to Matsunobu was notified in September that she is one study engineering in college. of 16,000 national semi-finalists out of the 50,000 highest scorers of the approximately 1.5 million high In addition to the above achievements, this past school students who take summer, Matsunobu was one of 35 top science students the PSAT (Preliminary from around the United States who participated in the Scholastic Assessment Summer Science Program (SSP) at Westmont College Test) each year. in Pasadena, California. While there, she operated a telescope to take images of a near-earth asteroid, and If Matsunobu advances to wrote her own computer software to precisely measure finalist standing, in March its position and calculate its orbit around the sun. she will find out if she is a one of the approximately About becoming a National Merit Scholarship 8,000 winners of a National Semifinalist, Matsunobu said, “Thank you to my entire Merit Scholarship Parker School ‘ohana. I really could not have achieved Award. The awards range this without being a part of your community and from a $2500 lump sum experiencing your 6th to 12th grade curriculum and scholarship, to corporateactivities. Music, sports, dance, drama, and the arts, I sponsored and collegegot to do it all. What a wonderful journey it has been!” sponsored scholarships. In the last four years, seven of the twelve National Lysha Matsunobu stands next to Last year, Parker students Merit Scholarship Semifinalists from the Big Island the Caltech Cannon in Pasadena, Paul Gregg (also a U.S. have been Parker School Students. California during her Summer Science Program at Westmont Presidential Scholar) and College.

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Sponsorship Opportunities: Platinum - $2500 - Includes tee sign and 6 entries (3 teams) Gold - $1750 - Includes tee sign and 4 entries (2 teams) Silver - $1200 - Includes tee sign and 2 entries (1 team) Bronze - $500 - Includes tee sign Copper - $200 - Shared tee sign (maximum three per hole) Designate a hole preference: 1st choice:___ 2nd choice:___ 3rd choice:___ No preference: ___ Please call the Parker School Advancement Office at (808) 885-8709 for more information

I will participate in: Participant Information: □ Golf Tournament - Handicap ___; Team 1 or 2 ___ Name: ________________________ Phone: ____________ (If playing on team, Email: ___________________________________________ □ Hualalai Spa Treatments indicate preference) Mailing Address: ___________________________________ □ Hula Moon Trunk Show ___________________________________ □ Awards Reception I will be bringing the guests listed below: Guest will participate in: Name: ________________________ Phone: ____________ □ Golf Tournament - Handicap ___; Team 1 or 2 ___ (If playing on team, Email: ___________________________________________ □ Hualalai Spa Treatments indicate preference) Mailing Address: ___________________________________ □ Hula Moon Trunk Show __________________________________ □ Awards Reception Name: ________________________ Phone: ____________ Email: ___________________________________________ Mailing Address: ___________________________________ __________________________________

□ Golf Tournament - Handicap ___; Team 1 or 2 ___ (If playing on team, □ Hualalai Spa Treatments indicate preference) □ Hula Moon Trunk Show □ Awards Reception

Name: ________________________ Phone: ____________ Email: ___________________________________________ Mailing Address: ___________________________________ __________________________________

□ Golf Tournament - Handicap ___; Team 1 or 2 ___ (If playing on team, □ Hualalai Spa Treatments indicate preference) □ Hula Moon Trunk Show □ Awards Reception

NOTE: THE FORMAT FOR THE GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE A 2-PERSON, SELECT DRIVE, LOW SINGLE NET SCORE

Payment Summary Golf Registration: $250 x ______ (no. in party)

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Sponsorship level: ___________________ (Please fill in sponsorship level)

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Number of non-golfers attending awards ceremony/cocktail reception: _______ ( x $50 per person)

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Additional Donation to the Parker School Financial Aid:

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Number attending Hula Moon Trunk Show/Sale: ________ (No charge for attending, we just need count) Number attending spa: ________ (Reservations and payment to be made through Hualalai Spa 808-325-8440) TOTAL PAYMENT = $________ Method of Payment: □ Check enclosed, payable to Parker School □ Please charge my credit card (circle one): Visa MasterCard Account No.: _______________________________ Exp. Date: _________ Security Code: ________ Name on Card: ______________________________ Signature: _______________________________ Return completed form to: Parker School Advancement Office, 65-1224 Lindsey Rd., Kamuela, HI 96743 Thank you for supporting Parker School’s Fairways & Friends! All proceeds go to financial aid at Parker School!

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CAMPOUT! Parker School held its annual middle and upper school beginning-of-year campout August 29-30. The middle schoolers spent Thursday at Kalopa Park for a day of orientation and team-building activities, then returned to the Parker campus where they pitched their tents and set up for an evening of games, ghost stories and dancing. The upper schoolers set up camp and spent their two days of similar activities, all organized and run by the senior class, on the polo field at Kohala Ranch.

NOTE: New Web & Email Addresses Parker School’s website address and employee emails have changed. The web address is now www.parkerschoolhawaii. org. All faculty and staff email addresses will be @parkerschoolhawaii.org. In most cases, an employee’s email address will begin with first name initial and last name. For instance, Dr. Sturges’ email is now csturges@ parkerschoolhawaii.org. You will find new email addresses listed next to the employee bios in the “About Us” section of the Parker website. Please contact Technology Director Eric Dela Rosa at edelarosa@ parkerschoolhawaii.org with any questions.

ARTIST SPOLIGHT:

Hali‘a Buchal

A photo of dahlias and the middle school campus taken by 6th grader Hali‘a Buchal on one of the first days of school this year.

October-November 2013


Middle and Upper School Life Middle Schoolers Work the Farmers’ Market

Back to School

Parker School agricultural education program, Kīhāpai Ho‘oulu, launched its first farmers’ market booth at the Waimea Town Market on September 21. Middle schoolers worked the booth, selling lemongrass, chili peppers and scallions from the school garden. “Community involvement is critical to the development of our movement toward selfsufficiency,” said garden coordinator Jared DavidChapman. “Through place-based agricultural education, we are empowering students with experience and tools to cultivate their sense of place. Here in Hawai‘i, by nature we exist in a unique environment with unique opportunities in the realm of natural resource management. Waimea, a place with inherent agricultural resources such as fertile soil and abundant moisture, has proven valuable to our education program at Parker School.” Stop by the Waimea Town Market at Parker School the first and third Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and support our students and agricultural education program. Also open to the Parker ‘ohana are Wednesday volunteer workdays at Kīhāpai Ho‘oulu garden. Contact garden coordinator Jared DavidChapman at maolifood@yahoo.com for more information. Na Mea Hou

Bamboo Stamping in Hawaiian Studies


Back to School

Lower School Happenings

Fun with Buddies

3rd Grade Family Night & Earth Models

Doc Reads to Kindergartners

Coach Paco Visits

Coach Paco Saavedra from Le Jardin Soccer Academy on O‘ahu works with lower school students during his visit to the Big Island. He consulted with John Polhemus, director of the Parker Bulls Soccer Club, who is working on growing and developing PBSC.

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P TSO News

by PTSO President Jude McAnesby

Welcome, new families and welcome back, all our returning PTSO members! We have mailed Parker School decals to you as our way of saying “thanks” for your membership. It’s not too late to join, just call the school business office to charge your account for $30 and you’ll begin to help sponsor our activities and enhance the education of all our kids. PTSO is back with a bang this year! We started off supporting our ‘ohana with middle and upper school

class get-togethers where students welcomed new families and reconnected after summer vacation. During the lower school social and middle & upper school orientations we provided drinks, snacks, and logowear for sale.

At the Fall Barbecue we welcomed new families with orchid corsages, and entertained keiki at our bounce house and new cake walk, which everyone seemed to enjoy. PTSO will be working more closely with students. This fall we provided concessions for our girls’ volleyball team and are bringing writing talent to the stage in our Ghostwriters’ Theater event in October. We will also meet with the Student Council to help with their projects.

Behind the scenes, PTSO has been supporting the School’s iPad initiative with a committee of parents, administrators and staff to help bring about the best possible experience for our kids. Upcoming events also include a Parker Night out at the Blue Dragon. It’s going to be fun for parents and kids, too. Mark your calendars for November 2 and watch our space in the Webflash and at www.facebook. com/ParkerSchoolPTSO for details. A big mahalo to all the volunteers who have been helping make PTSO events successful. If you haven’t already joined PTSO, it’s never too late. Getting involved tells your child they’re important and that school is important, too.

PARKER SCHOOL

DRAMATIQUES PRESENTS

Join us! “That’s a degree to love.” “I pity you.”

Parker School’s 14th Annual Heneghan Run (5K Fun Run & 1K Keiki Run)

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S

TWELFTH NIGHT OR WHATYOUWILL

Parker Lower School, Waimea ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT PARKER SCHOOL’S OHANA DAY CANNED FOOD DRIVE FOR LOCAL FOOD BANKS

ADAPTED BY ANGELA ALFORQUE

$10 GENERAL $5 STUDENTS

Children 5 & under are free Tickets available at the door or by reservation

Shall we set about some revels? Join us in tropical Illyria, playground of lovers and fools. Mistaken identities, love triangles and practical jokes abound... island style!

Contribute to the Parker School Food Drive! Receive $1 off ticket price with your donation of one (1) canned food item (limit one discount per person, per performance)

Performing Arts Faculty/Dramatiques Director

808.885.7933 x7128 aalforque@parkerschoolhawaii.org

www.parkerschool.net

freshmen ts) Registrat ion form s availabl www.par e at kerschoo lhawaii.o rg

5 performances:

For information & ticket reservations please contact:

Dr. Angela Alforque

Entry Fee : Adults: $1 5 + 2 can s food Students : $1 0 + 2 cans fo (includes od t-shirt & re

PARKER SCHOOL THEATRE 65-1224 LINDSEY RD. WAIMEA, HAWAI`I 96743

Fri Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Sat Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Sun Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Sat Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Sun Oct 27, 2 p.m.

For more information, call 808-885-7933 ext. 7114 or email cwhitfield@parkerschoolhawaii.org Participants whose registration forms are recieved after November 1, 2013 are not guaranteed a t-shirt on race day. Race-day registration opens at 7:15 a.m. at Parker Lower School. 1k Keiki Run begins at 8:30 a.m. 5k Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. Childcare provided for 5k participants. Medals awarded to 1st place overall male & female finishers in the 5K Fun Run, the 1K Keiki Run, & 1st place finishers in each age category.

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From Advancement Director Jennifer Richardson

As we embark on a new school year, I am reminded how special a place Parker School is. Our students have already begun to engage in some amazing experiences and are participating in activities that will provide knowledge and skills they will likely use in their everyday life for years to come. It is the yearly contributions to the Annual Fund that enable Parker to allow for this growth in our students and maintain our excellent programs, people and beautiful campus. I would like to ask you to consider making a gift today to the Parker School Annual Fund. Your gift directly supports our talented and ambitious students and stimulates the academic and social environment on campus. The impact and benefits for our students are immediate. Your support today sets up students for success tomorrow. No gift is too small and we sincerely thank you for your support! You can make your donation online at www.parkerschoolhawaii.org or contact the Advancement Office directly at advancement@parkerschoolhawaii.org or call 885-8709. Also, do save the dates for our upcoming fundraising events for financial aid: the Fairways & Friends Golf Tournament on December 14, 2013 and our Kahiau auction gala on March 8, 2014. Please contact the Advancement Office any time should you have any questions about giving opportunities or our events.

Kāko‘o Fund Donor Thank-You Event

As a thank you to the many donors who gave to last year’s Kāko‘o Fund, on August 14, Parker School held an afternoon wine and cheese reception on the new middle school deck. Several donors attended and were delighted to see the new deck and the recently remodeled and upgraded science lab that were funded by the Kāko‘o Fund. Science Department Chair Mindy Higgins gave an enthusiastic talk in the science lab, explaining how the lab will work and give incredible learning opportunities to our students. Thank you to all who attended and again for contributing to the Kāko‘o Fund.

KAHUA ADVENTURE

On August 31, Mike & Marian Rossi, Steve and Leialoha Hurwitz and Jim and Linda Clifford took off on a helicopter tour then landed at Kahua Ranch for dinner with members of the ranch’s Richards family. The gourmet meal was prepared by Mauna Kea Beach Resort’s Executive Chef Peter Pahk and was accompanied by fine wines donated by Michael and Isabel Mondavi. The Rossis purchased this event package at Parker’s 2013 Kahiau auction gala. Parker School would like to thank the Richards family, Sunshine Helicopters, Chef Peter Pahk, the Mondavis, and Muffet Callender for making the special evening possible for the Rossis and their guests. Here’s what Marian Rossi had to say:

“...thank you and EVERYONE involved in helping to make our group’s outing yesterday so extremely wonderful. We couldn’t have had a more enjoyable experience...The sunset helicopter flight was such an adventure. Our pilot made it a trip to remember for years to come...It made for a marvelous introduction to the (Kahua) ranch, some of its history and an overview of what are some of the very many interesting things that go on there...such an experience is difficult to duplicate...As for the dinner, it was wonderful. The menu was so varied and full of fresh, local tastes and interesting combinations...And each course was presented so beautifully and paired so wonderfully with the Mondavi wines from the beginning to the very magnificent ice cream mud pie finish. Chef did himself proud and made the evening a delicious memory for us all...Such a perfect time to be in such a lovely place with such nice, warm and welcoming company...Once again, thanks to all who took part in making our auction event for the Parker School such a lovely memory...”

Keep an eye out for similar live auction items at Kahiau 2014, set for March 8 next year! October-November 2013


Athletics News by Athletic Director Ceri Whitfield

Parker School’s athletic teams have had a good season so far! Thank you to all of our returning coaches who are committed to hard work and consistency with our teams’ continued conditioning and training. The girls volleyball team is having an awesome season. Thanks to head coach Ehitu Keeling and assistant coach Michael Landers, the girls have trained hard and have really come together as a team. Seniors Emily Whitfield, Darnee Brighter and Keala Prietto will truly be missed after this year. They all have committed four great years to the volleyball team.

The cross country teams are training diligently and hope to continue on to the state championships again this year. We are very excited to have a girls cross country team this year, the second time in my five years of coaching Parker Cross Country. They are Maia Tarnas, Mady Harper, No‘eau Simeona and Larissa Bolstad. For the last six years the cross country teams have participated in The Run for Hope at Hualalai. Each time they have walked away with most of the awards, making Parker School very proud. We are fortunate to have found a very experienced volleyball coach for our middle school team. Matt Binder began coachingg the team in mid-September and has prepared them well for their busy upcoming game schedule (see below). The middle and lower school cross country training has gone very well. Thanks to coaches Buff Winderbaum and Nicole

Vedelli for showing a high level of commitment to the health and fitness of our students. The middle school team’s first meet was at Waimea Middle School on Sept. 28, and our runners performed well. The lower school team will compete at Parker School on October 23 at 3:30 p.m. Come cheer on our little bulls! Below is a sneak preview of both the soccer and paddling schedules. For all our younger students, Parker Bulls Soccer Club is now into its third year with BI-HYSA. We have U11 and U12 teams currently playing this fall, and will also be fielding teams in the spring. John Polhemus is the Club Director. Please email him at PBSC@parkerschoolhawaii. org with any questions.

Go Bulls!

ATHLETICS SCHEDULE

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Thursday, October 24 Parker 2 v Honokaa 3 @ Honokaa Gym - 4:30 p.m. Parker 2 v Honokaa 1 @ Honokaa Gym - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 29 Parker 2 v Waimea 3 @ Honokaa Gym - 4:30 p.m. Parker 1 v Honokaa 3 @ Honokaa Gym - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7 Parker 2 v Kohala 1 @ Kohala Gym - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 12 Parker 1 v H.P.A. @ Thelma Parker Gym - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 19 Parker 1 v Waimea 3 @ Thelma Parker Gym - 4:30 p.m. Parker 2 v Waimea 2 @ Thelma Parker Gym - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 21 Parker 1 v Waimea 1 @ Honokaa Gym - 4:30 p.m. Parker 2 v H.P.A. @ Honokaa Gym - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 26 Parker 2 v Waimea 1 @ Honokaa Gym - 4:30 p.m.

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HIGH SCHOOL COED PADDLING

Saturday, November 23 – Kona - Distance (West Hawai‘i schools) – 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30 – Kona - Distance (West Hawai‘i schools) – 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7 – Kona – Regatta (West Hawai‘i schools) – 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14 – Kona – Regatta ( all schools) – 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4 – Hilo Bay – Regatta (all schools) – 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11 – Kona – Regatta (all schools) – 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 18 – Hilo Bay – Regatta – BIIF Championships- 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1 – Keehi Lagoon OIA – States

HIGH SCHOOL COED SOCCER

Wednesday, December 4 – Konawaena @ Parker – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10 – Parker @ H.P.A. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14 – Parker @ Waiakea – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 18 – Parker @ Kohala – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 21 – Parker @ East-Pac – 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 2 – Parker @ Kealakehe – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4 – Kea’au @ Parker – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8 – Honokaa @ Parker – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11 – Parker @ Kamehameha – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 15 – Makua Lani @ Parker – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18 – Ka’u @ Parker – 1:00 p.m.


Alumni News: Evan Lam ‘09 stopped by campus in August. He visited with several teachers including Kumu Jackie Sills (kindergarten teacher for whom Evan was a TA) and Auntie Lani. He has been on O‘ahu since graduating from Parker and where in May 2013 he graduated from the culinary program at Kapiolani Community College. He has now moved to Australia “to travel, cook and just experience life.” Becky Lao ‘99 and Jay Enanoria ‘99 visited the Parker campus together in September. Becky joined the United States Air Force in 2007 and is now based in Virginia working as a special mission flight attendant on Air Force Two. She often serves such government officials as Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff US Army General Martin E. Dempsey on flights all over the world. Jay is currently a financial analyst in Portland Oregon.

Becky Lao ‘99 and Jay Enanoria ‘99 visit with English teacher Kiyoshi Najita during their September visit to campus.

ALUMNI REUNION

Former faculty members Wendi Roehrig and Seiichi Kaida flank current English teacher, Kiyoshi Najita.

On Saturday, August 10, several Parker School alumni from graduating classes spanning the last three decades showed up to reminisce, look at old yearbooks, and get a tour of the campus, which has grown considerably over the years. The class of 2003 celebrated their ten-year reunion and enjoyed digging up the time capsule they buried just before they graduated. Past and current teachers and staff also joined in the gathering.

Two generations of Parker alumnae: Aja Lowrey ‘10 and her mother, Ananda Lowrey ‘89.

Marc Maloney ‘84, Adam Miller ‘84, Richard Nobriga ‘84 and Ethan Tweedie ‘85.

Clockwise from left: Jenna Gerdsen ‘10; Sarah Willey ‘13; Marit Winborne ‘12; Victoria Andrade-McKeehan ‘12, Megan Yost ‘13 and Madi Pozner ‘11. Aleson Rietow ‘03, Michael Conboy ‘03 and Marley Taufmann ‘03 enjoy their ten-year reunion.

After digging up the time capsule they buried just before they graduated in 2003, alums Aleson Rietow and Michael Conboy reminisce over its contents.

Former Assistant Headmaster MaryAlice Nogues and Former teacher Wendi Roehrig. Chelsea Ching Lafrance ‘01, and Uncle Eric Sills work the barbecue.

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65-1224 Lindsey Road Kamuela, HI 96743

Dates to Remember October 25 Make a Difference Day (National Day October 26) Ghostwriters’ Theater October 26-27 Dramatiques’ Production of Twelfth Night November 1 Upper School Performing Arts Classes Showcase November 2 PTSO’s Parker Night Out - Blue Dragon Restaurant November 9 George Heneghan Fun Run November 11 Veterans’ Day - NO SCHOOL/OFFICES CLOSED November 13-15 Upper/Middle School Finals (6-12 EARLY DISMISSAL) November 15 Lower School Trimester Break Day (K-5 NO SCHOOL) November 16 Admissions Open House November 22 PTSO Monthly Meeting

Happy Birthday Faculty & Staff!

November 27 School-wide ‘Ohana Day - EARLY DISMISSAL

October: Jackie Caputo, Eric Dela Rosa, Tanya Everts, Christian Ingalls, Nalani Safranca

November 28 & 29 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL/OFFICES CLOSED December 4 Middle School Science Fair December 7 Waimea Twilight Parade December 12 Lower School Winter Music Concert December 14 Fairways & Friends Golf Tournament, Hula Moon Trunk Show, & Spa Day December 16 Winter Break Begins (OFFICES CLOSED Dec. 23-Jan. 1) For details check the Parker School calendar and announcements at www.parkerschool.net

November: Jessica Bollinger, Tina Doherty, Lisa Hummel, Lyn Jardine, Alex Stephenson

CANNED FOOD DRIVE

All K-12 students are collecting canned food items for local food banks. Donations can be made now through the week of Thanksgiving and should be brought to the designated collection bins on campus. We are currently only accepting canned items (the food bank is especially in need of canned protein like tuna, chicken, other meats). Please help us provide for those in need in our community. And let’s see if we can beat last year’s weigh-in of over 5 tons of food collected! Your generosity is appreciated!

Waimea Town Market at Parker School Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

IMPORTANT NEWSLETTER UPDATE:

In our continued effort to go green, from this issue on we will be sending the newsletter, Na Mea Hou, only via email to all current Parker School families and employees. If you are a current parent and/or employee and would still like to receive a hardcopy of the newsletter at your physical address, please email: advancement@parkerschoolhawaii.org.

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Island Thyme Gourmet** Javaloha Coffee Kalakoa Kookies Kekela Farms Little Paradise Mai Bacon Manowaiopae Homestead Farm Ohana Pies Parker School Garden* Poppas Orchids Sandwich Isle Bread

Si Nuan Thai Sunrise Farm Tammey’s Tamales Tea Hawai‘i Therapeutic Massage Tropical Fruitsicles True Hawai‘i Blue Whole Better Woods Catering * 1st & 3rd weeks of month ** 2nd & 4th weeks of month

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