Parker’s Year-Long Centennial Celebration Continues

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Community Service Events Are Planned

Francis Parker will continue its Centennial celebration during the 2012-13 school year with a community service event on Saturday, February 2nd. The third of four events this year celebrating the Centennial will be held at four different locations with Parker students, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, alumni and alumni parents taking part in giving back to the San Diego community.

The four hands-on events that are available for the Parker family members to participate in are located at the Serra Museum at Presidio Park, the Linda Vista Boys & Girls Club, the San Diego River near the Presidio Little League field and at the San Diego Food Bank. These events will be made even more special by appearances from San Diego County District IV Supervisor Ron Roberts at the Linda Vista Boys & Girls Club, and by San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria at the Serra Museum.

“Colonel Francis W. Parker, our namesake, believed that students should learn by doing and that they should be encouraged to understand and fulfill their responsibilities as citizens of the community and the nation,” said Kevin Yaley, head of Francis Parker School. “We feel this is true still to this day and are excited at how well the Parker family has responded to giving back, not only during our Centennial, but each and every year. It truly speaks to what we value.”

Volunteers at the Serra Museum Project will have opportunities to refurbish and freshen up the museum. Fittingly, the museum was designed by architect William Templeton Johnson, in addition to being one of the founders of Francis Parker School, he also designed the School’s first campus in 1912, which is still located in Mission Hills and houses the Parker Lower School students.

Project participants at the Linda Vista Boys & Girls Club Project will have opportunities to paint part of the gym, refurbish lunch tables and replace landscaping in front of the facility.

Those participating in the San Diego River Cleanup & Beautification Project will work with I Love a Clean San Diego, having a chance to explore the San Diego River while removing trash and other debris before it reaches the river mouth and flows into the ocean.

Francis Parker students, parents, teachers and friends will help to improve the Serra Museum.

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