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A Vibrant Community

The Parker Pre K children are a part of the wonderful Parker community in many ways. We attend and participate in assemblies on Fridays, help the middle school to gather recycling, and, our favorite, have buddies from the 4-5 classroom … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Spanish

 “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, share our time, our talents, and our energy.” The Spanish curriculum at Parker encapsulates … Continue reading

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A Day In the Life of the Hudson River

People remember what they experience. Our annual participation in A Day in the Life on the Hudson is very rich in experience, and brings together our 2-3 class and our 6-7 students for a very memorable morning. This annual event … Continue reading

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Community Work Day! Thank you!

What would we do without our helpful families? Thank you to all who attended Community Work Day this year. We had a terrific turnout: families and teachers came with their children and even some grandparents! We had board members, and … Continue reading

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Parker Faculty 2017-2018

Welcome 2017-2018 Faculty and Staff!  

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Welcome Home Parker Families- From Many Homes to One

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Parker alumni stories: Class of 2010

Peter Charde graduated from Lansingburgh High where he participated in the QUESTAR honors New Visions Program in Scientific Research and World Health.  He is now a freshman at The Watson School of Engineering at SUNY Binghamton where he rows crew. … Continue reading

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Breathing for Mindfulness

Mindfulness, the self-managed ability to focus on the present, is a useful skill in a complex world.  As Patricia Broderick, PhD writes in her book Learning to Breathe, Learning to channel attention to productive tasks, to sustain motivation when work … Continue reading

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New Teacher

I am happy to announce that we have hired a new English language arts teacher for middle school. Seth Tillinghast is happy to be joining our faculty. Seth graduated cum laude from the University at Albany with a BA in … Continue reading

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Leadership in Middle School

Leadership and Social/Emotional Development —  Parker middle school students have many opportunities to develop socially and to practice leadership: as MC’s of assembly, speakers for hunger awareness events, team-building on the ropes course, and advocates for causes.  Designing an even … Continue reading

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