Chop-a-thon

Each fall, 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 fall's Chop-a-thon will be on Thursday November 8th.  Volunteer signups coming soon.

DONATE: Please drop off vegetables in the lobby Friday 11/2 through Wednesday 11/7.
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 11/7
During and after school 2:00-5:00 pm:  Prep vegetables

On Thursday 11/8
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 Co-Chairs, Susan Boney, Kate Gilbane, Kelly HerreraCydCharise Jeyes, 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 has hosted service opportunities for Birthday Wishes, a local organization that provides birthday parties to children living in homeless shelters.  The Park community donated birthday party items like cake mix and paper products and Lower Division classes assembled the items in beautifully wrapped boxes that the recipients often kept long after their parties.

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