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Week of May 1, 2017
The Sweet Sound of New Experiences

Students in 3rd grade are taking part in a new piece of collaborative curriculum

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Lower Schoolers Conduct Middle School “Music Messengers”

Music teacher Alec Synakowski discusses this cross-divisional event

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Rosenberg Lecturer Offers Advice on Avoiding the Overparenting Trap

Parker welcomed Julie Lythcott-Haims to speak as the 19th annual Rosenberg Lecturer

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Martes Social—Festival el Tinglar

30 enthusiastic 4th and 5th graders learned about the annual festival in Luquillo, Puerto Rico

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Upper School Students Share Poetically

Upper School Poetry elective students orchestrated a poetry Morning Ex in anticipation of poet Joy Harjo’s upcoming visit

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Students Explore the Size and Age of the Universe

University of Chicago Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Wendy Freedman recently returned

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The Great 3rd Grade Chicago Fire Reenactment

In the second semester, 3rd grade students study the growth of the city of Chicago

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Social Justice League in Englewood

Emma Manley ’22 discusses the MS Social Justice League’s visit to I Grow Chicago’s Peace House in Englewood

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Parker Teachers To Serve as Earthwatch Citizen-Scientists!

Two Parker teachers will be visiting opposite destinations on the globe this summer

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Upper School Grandparents’ Day a Success!

Enjoy selections from Upper School Grandparents’ Day!

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Parker Senior Helps Organize Benefit For Planned Parenthood

Natasha Lerner ’17 was recently featured in DNAinfo Chicago!

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Parker Stories Project

Enjoy Parker Works 2.0, brought to you by the 6th grade, and learn about 16 Parker workers

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Spend An Evening with Hansell Endowed Poet Joy Harjo

Monday, May 1
7:30 p.m. | Heller Auditorium

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Join in an Alumni Association Discussion on Contemporary Issues in Civics

Wednesday, May 10
7 p.m. | Heller Auditorium

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Are You Registered For Cooke & the Colonel Yet?

Saturday, May 13 is going to be a great night for the school, and we want you to be there!

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Relive this Past Week with Photo Fridays!

Enjoy selections from the 3rd Grade Dulcimer Project, Chicago Fire Reenactment, Conduct Us and more!

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Saturday, April 29
11th Grade Retreat Returns
Practice SAT for 10th Grade, 8 a.m.
5th Grade Parent Potluck Dinner

Monday, May 1
MS Clark Street Journal, 7:30–8 a.m. | Rm. 348
6th Grade Intramurals, 7:30–8 a.m. | Small Gym
IS Homework Club, 3:15–4:30 p.m. | Kovler Family Library
MS Spring Robotics, 3:30–5 p.m. | MS Collab Lab
Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Poet Public Reading with Joy Harjo,
7:30 p.m. | Heller Auditorium

Tuesday, May 2
IS Math Club, 7:30 a.m. | Rm. 226A
MS French Club, 7:30–8 a.m. | Rm. 384
GPGS Donation Drop-Off, 8 a.m.–12 noon | Coach House
Parents’ Association “How to Raise an Adult” Book Group, 6:30 p.m. | Rm. 284

Wednesday, May 3
6th Grade Intramurals, 7:30–8 a.m. | Small Gym
Mosaic Music Ensemble, 7:30–8 a.m. | Choir Room
MS Math Olympiad Club, 7:30–8 a.m. | Rm. 333
Berkowitz Award Morning Ex, 10:40 a.m. | Heller Auditorium
IS Homework Club, 3:15–4:30 p.m. | Kovler Family Library
MS Model UN, 3:30–4:30 p.m. | MS Collab Lab
College Counseling Standardized Testing Meeting for 10th Grade Parents, 6:30 pm.

Thursday, May 4
US Cookies Courses
IS Cadet Orchestra, 7:30–8:05 a.m. | Rm. 205
MS Social Justice League, 7:30–8 a.m. | Rm. 347
Medieval Presentation and Dubbing for 5th Grade Parents, 12:30 p.m.
MS Comic Book Club, 3:15–4:30 p.m. | MS Collab Lab

Friday, May 5
US Cookies Courses
MS Orchestra, 7:15–8 a.m. | LS/IS Music Room
MS Wind Ensemble, 7:15–8 a.m. | Rm. 205
MS Pop Vocal Ensemble, 7:15–8 a.m. | Choir Room
IS Coding Club, 7:30–8 a.m. | LS/IS Tech Lab
6th Grade Intramurals, 7:30–8 a.m. | Small Gym
MS Affinity and Ally Lunch Groups, 12:15–1 p.m.
MS Creative Computing, 3:30–5 p.m. | MS Collab Lab
Jazz Under the Stars, 7 p.m. | Courtyard
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