Each year, the Park School community comes together to chop vegetables for the Pine Street Inn, Boston's largest shelter for homeless men and women. Families and the PA donate vegetables, which are washed, peeled, chopped and snapped throughout the day. Last year we delivered 736 pounds of vegetables to Pine Street, contributing to almost 3,000 meals. This year's Chop-a-thon will be on Thursday February 6th.  

DONATE: Please drop off vegetables in the lobby Friday
Pre-K – Grade II: Green beans
Grade III: Celery
Grade IV: Carrots
Grade V: Summer squash or zuccini
Grades VI-VIII: Onions or potatoes

PARTICIPATE! Volunteer signup link coming soon!

On Wednesday 2/5
During and after school 2:00-5:00 pm:  Prep vegetables

On Thursday 2/6
Before school 7:45 – 8:10 am: prep for the event, peel carrots with or without your children
During school 8:15 – 11:00 am: Middle Division (Grades III–V) by class with teachers & parent volunteers
After school 3 – 4:30 pm: School-wide green bean snap with parents

For questions, please contact any of the Community Service Chairs, Susan Boney, Lars Liebisch or Jessica Scherer

Parent Socials and New Parent Dinners

The PA hosts fall gatherings by division to welcome new parents to the School and introduce them to the community.  The PA also organizes social gatherings throughout the year for parents to get to know each other and build community.  

Cradles to Crayons

The PA's Community Service Committee organizes a school-wide clothing drive each spring to benefit Cradles to Crayons, a local organization serving homeless and low-income children.  Pre-K and K students and their parents and teachers help sort the clothing and learn about giving back.

Birthday Wishes

The PA's Community Service Committee orchestrates our annual Pumpkin Bread Drive which brings the school community together to bake delicious bread (and Park faculty members also wrap the loaves).  About 70 loaves are donated as take home gifts for guests of the Allston-Brighton Food Pantry's Thanksgiving supper. The other loaves (~ 90 last year) were donated for the Thanksgiving meals of the residents of the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), a key provider of housing options for low and moderate-income residents.

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