I find delight each day in the things that happen at Robert C. Parker School. I hope to share a little of the fun!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Advocacy on Earth Day
For Earth Day, Parker kids learned that Monarch butterfly habitat is disappearing all across the migration path. Buddies got together to write letters to Congressman Tonko, Senator Gillibrand, President Obama, and Grandpa Herating (a farmer in Mexico) to advocate for habitat protection. They are planting a butterfly garden with milkweed and other Monarch favorites that will become a certified butterfly way station. You can learn more at Monarch Watch.
My favorite letter started: "Dear Butterflies, We are making you a lovely garden. We hope you like it!"
I became Head of Robert C. Parker School in 2003. I love walking the halls at school and watching the kaleidoscope of activities and the happiness and fun of the students and teachers. Parker's woods and meadows bring beauty into our lives each day. It is a great community - everyone pulling together to make a difference for children!
Robert C. Parker School engages each student in a thoughtful and challenging learning process that inspires curiosity and a passion to achieve, nurtures confidence and community, and cultivates purposeful action.
Core Values: Emotional Security Intellectual Vibrancy Ethical Awareness Social Responsibility
In caring for our world, our community, and ourselves, we reach out to others with kindness, speak and act with respect, strive for understanding of differences, and share our time, our talents, and our energy.