ALL SCHOOL  

This is the last Webflash
of the current school year. 
The next edition will publish when
the 2018-19 school year begins in August. 
Have a wonderful summer!

Calendar:

May 21-23: Middle and Upper School Final Exams
May 22: Kindergarten Graduation, 1:45 p.m.
May 23: Quarter 4/Semester 2 Ends
May 23: Last Day of School K-11
May 23: Grade 5 Graduation, 9:00 a.m.
May 24: Grade 8 Graduation, 10:00 a.m.
May 24: Senior 'Ohana Night, 5:00 p.m.
May 25: Grade 12 Graduation, 5:00 p.m., Kahilu Theatre
May 28: Memorial Day - Offices Closed
May 28-July 13: Keiki Summer Camp Ages 5-12
July 2-20: Performing Arts Summer Program Ages 10-15
July 23-27 and July 30-August 3: Parker Bulls Soccer Club
     British Soccer Camp
July 28-August 17: SAT Prep Course at Parker School



Host a Foreign Exchange Student!
We are excited to welcome Jakob and Prabesh, both from Germany, and Carl from Cameroon to Parker School for the 2018-19 school year. They are strong high school students with varied interests and adventurous spirits. We are looking for host families for these great kids. If you or someone you know would like to learn more, please contact our exchange student coordinator, Ginny Squire at (808) 987-9961 or deguchiy001@hawaii.rr.com.

FREE Summer Course for Students Entering Grades 6-8 Next Year
The Design Thinking Summer Course, which runs June 4-22, is an opportunity for students to learn and apply empathy-driven design thinking to solve engineering challenges. To learn more, and to sign up, visit here.

Summer Enrichment Courses and Camps are Now Open for Registration
Please see the Community section below for details.

Attendance Phone Number 
To report student absences please call 885-8309 by 9:30 a.m. on each day that your student will be absent. (Lower School families, please continue to call Kealoha in the office at 930-0072 when reporting absences.) Mahalo.

Employment

PAU Assistant
Parker School seeks an After-school Assistant to supervise lower school students enrolled in the Parker After-School University (PAU) Program. PAU students participate in the arts, physical fitness, study hall, individual tutoring sessions, and science and history investigations. Students are given a snack and time is allotted for homework and organized activities.  The PAU Assistant is a part-time position with hours from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on school days.  Learn more about the position's required duties and skills, and apply  here

Technology Teacher
Parker School seeks a Technology Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.  This full-time faculty member will teach two sections of upper school year-long courses in Computer Science and 3-D Design and Modeling; one section of upper school robotics, to include out-of-class competitions and events; one section of middle school electives including introductory courses in computer science basics, design thinking and robotics; and will support the middle school tech/robotics club. This position will also be responsible for communicating with students, families and colleagues, and will fulfill basic faculty duties. Learn more about the position's required duties and skills, and apply here.

Upper School Math Teacher
Parker School seeks a Math Teacher to instruct upper school students. This full-time faculty member will teach five full-year classes of math including one section of calculus, communicate with students, families and colleagues, fulfill faculty duties, and participate in extracurricular activities. Learn more about the position's required duties and skills, and apply here.

Upper School English Teacher
Parker School seeks a part-time or full-time English Teacher to instruct upper school students in a college-preparatory environment. Qualifications for this position include a bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred) with prior experience teaching English. Additional opportunities to increase from part-time to full-time status may be available for candidates with skills and or experience in the following areas: coaching competitive debate, coordinating service learning, journalism and online publication, and yearbook advising.  Learn more about the position's required duties and skills, and apply  here .

Upper School History Teacher
Instruct upper school students in a college-preparatory environment and assist with coaching competitive speech and debate. As a full-time faculty member, she/he will teach 4-5 preparations of History, assist in coaching the interscholastic speech and debate team, communicate with students, families and colleagues, fulfill faculty duties, and participate in extracurricular activities.  Qualifications for this position include a bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred) with prior experience teaching history (World History, Western Civilizations and/or US History) and competitive speech and debate. Learn more about the position's required skills and apply here.



SAT Prep Course This Summer
Open to Parker and non-Parker students, this course will be offered July 28-August 25 (SAT test date). For details, including dates and times, and to enroll, see the flyer here . Information is also available on our Enrichment page.   

Please Check Our Website This Summer for 2018-19 School Year Information
Parents, please remember that many important documents will be updated over the summer to our parents page regarding the next school year, including supply lists, app and text book lists, block schedule, meal plan forms, policies, handbooks, and more. Visit the page here for updates. Mahalo.

Summer Reading Assignments
Reading assignments have been posted for students entering grades 6-8. Grades 9-12 assignments will be posted when available. Please remember to visit our site here in the coming weeks to check for updates.

5th Grade Graduation
Fifth grade graduation is on Wednesday, May 23 at 9:00 a.m. on the lower school lanai. Following the graduation there will be a small awards presentation and cake ceremony in the 'Ohana room. All fifth-grade students will be dismissed to parents after the graduation ceremony.
 
Last Day of School
The last day of school is Wednesday, May 23. This is a full day of school for all K-4 students with P.A.U. running until 5:30 p.m.
 
Lost and Found
Please stop by the lost and found located outside the lower school office and claim any missing items. All items left after the school year will be donated to the St. James Thrift Store.


  PTSO PTSO
2018-2019 PTSO Board & Committee Chairs 
Brian Koranda, President
Charles Ensey, Vice President
Coralie Ohuchi, Secretary
Tina Makoff, Treasurer
Makela Bruno-Kidani, Communications Clerk
Tina Carmona, Teacher Appreciation and Fundraising Chair
Ulu Centeio, Grants Chair
Elaine Pettit, Lower School Parent Representative
Blake Reid, Middle School Parent Representative
Molly Hardin, Upper School Parent Representative

Q uestions about PTSO at ptso@parkerschoolhawaii.org .


Congratulations Parker School athlete and coaches!
For the fourth year in a row, Parker High School athletes have won the Kaimana Awards in the small schools division on the Big Island.  We had the highest percentages in sportsmanship, participation, community service and GPA's over 2.75. Congratulation again Parker School!

Interested in Coaching Next Year?
These are paid positions. Lower and middle school practices are twice a week - pending coaches' availability. Varsity coaches - practices are 4-5 days a week with cross country meets on Saturdays. Please email Nicole Vedelli at nvedelli@parkerschoolhawaii.org for more details. We have needs for the following:
Lower School Volleyball Coach
Middle School Cross country coach
Middle School Volleyball Coach
Varsity Cross Country Coach 
 
GO BULLS!

Summer Enrichment Courses and Camps are Now Open for Registration
The  Keiki Summer CampPerforming Arts Summer Program, British Soccer Camp, SAT Prep Course, and Design Thinking Summer Course are now open for registration. To learn more about our Enrichment Program, including these camps, or to sign up, please visit our Enrichment Page here. Attendance is open to Parker and non-Parker students alike for many of the offerings. 

Waimea Town Market  at Parker School 
from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  every Saturday morning  for local, organic produce and products. Parker School benefits from the proceeds. Booths are still available. Contact Betsy Sanderson at 938-2897 if you are interested in learning more.