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Fostering a Mindset of Growth in Young Learners

Kindergarten children grow by leaps and bounds. They stretch themselves daily, reaching above and beyond their limitations, learning new things. There are frustrations at times, and that is a normal part of growth. When children get bogged down by feeling … Continue reading

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Where Do Parker alumni go to high school and college?

Beyond Parker: Where do our alumni go? 271 Alumni from 23 Graduating Classes 49 Alumni currently in high school High Schools most often attended by Parker graduates Emma Willard (41) Doane Stuart (35) Albany High School (29) Troy High School … Continue reading

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November 30: Mindful Parenting

Mindful Parenting Presented by Linda Lantieri Strategies to Manage Stress and Promote Inner Strength Monday, November 30 at PARKER 7 to 8:30 PM  What would parenting look like if parents experienced less stress and anxiety, had more control over their … Continue reading

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Hudson River Day

It is always great to be in the news!  For the seventh year the school participated in Snapshot of the Hudson River, the DEC’s annual day for data collection for Lamont Dougherty Lab at Columbia.  Our 2-3′s and 6-7′s help … Continue reading

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Next step along the path: The transition to high school

We have an evening every fall to discuss the transition to high school and let families know about the process of applying to independent schools or going to public high school.   We invite our most recent graduates to be part … Continue reading

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Digging for history

What can you tell about a civilization from it’s trash?  6-7′s and social studies teacher James Lizardo are finding out. The 77acre  Parker property was once a farm and a few years ago students began finding artifacts from the old … Continue reading

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Culminating work

At the end of the year students show off the gains they have made.  From thesis presentations to Shows of Work, it’s all pretty impressive. Because students are vested in their work – interested and deeply engrossed – the pride … Continue reading

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A Discovery Center at Parker

We are thrilled to announce, along with the Parker Board of Trustees, a bold new project for Parker – a Discovery Center.  This proposed addition to the school will hold an expanded science space, a room for music and performing … Continue reading

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Why hands-on?

From planting seeds to constructing fuel cells, we engage kids in hands-on experiences.  Why is this a good way to educate? Psychologist and education reformer John Dewey proposed that learning through experience, and not by rote, was key to children’s … Continue reading

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Family Dance

Come dance together! Robert C. Parker School is hosting a Family Dance with caller Paul Rosenberg Sunday May 17 from 1:30-3:00 in the Parker Gym This is an event for the whole family, from sling-babies to schoolkids to grandparents.  Caller … Continue reading

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