Archive of Parke Treadway

Parke has written 16 article(s) for InMenlo.


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Yes, schools were closed Friday, but the show will go on! And it’s a fun way to spend some indoor time with your kids.

Hillview Drama presents Arnold Ridley’s The Ghost Train. In this comedy thriller, a group of travelers gets stranded overnight at a rural railway station in 1920s England. The locals are superstitious about a phantom train that travels in the dead of night with ghosts from a long-ago train accident. The travellers uncover the truth, but not before one obnoxious passenger drives them mad with his antics and tom foolery.

The performance takes place Hillview Middle School Performing Arts Center, 1100 Elder Avenue, Menlo Park on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1:00, 4:00 and 7:00 pm; $12 children, $15 adults.

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The documentary ANGST is next MPCSD parent event on Nov. 7

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The MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series presents the documentary ANGST: Raising Awareness About Anxiety, a 56-minute film that explores anxiety — its causes, effects, and what we can do about it — on Nov. 7 at 6:30 pm at the Hillview Middle School PAC (1100 Elder Ave.) The film features candid interviews with children and young […]

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Menlo Park City School District is looking for substitute teachers

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Menlo Park City School District is seeking substitute teachers. If you’re looking for an engaging was to spend the day, remain active with the youth of our community, and earn some extra income, come join the MPCSD team as a substitute teacher with our wonderful students. A Bachelor’s degree, the California Basic Education Skill Test, […]

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Families gather at welcome event in advance of new Menlo Park City School District preschool

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Next month, the Menlo Park City School District is opening its long-planned preschool, offering full and part day programs for children ages 3-5. Jessica Mihaly, Director of the Early Learning Center, hosted a welcome event at Laurel School last weekend for enrolled students and families to meet each other and their new teachers, enjoy some […]

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First Grader Augie Arata runs MPCSD as “Superintendent for the Day”

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Menlo Park City School District had an honorary superintendent last Thursday (May 3rd) as first grader Augie Arata spent the day shadowing Superintendent Erik Burmeister.  He won the spot as an auction item in the annual fundraiser for the district held by the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation. “Mr. Arata” reported for duty at 8:30 am, […]

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Spotted: 101st Airborne Troop visiting Encinal Elementary School in Atherton

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Last month Encinal Elementary School welcomed very special visitors from the 101st Airborne Troop as part of their Operation Eagle Visit: 50th Anniversary Celebration. Facilitated by the Atherton Police Department, who has adopted this troop, Encinal students, with librarian Denise Healy, made and sent holiday cards to the troop last December. The soldiers stopped by […]

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Hillview Middle School students join National Walkout to “make their voices heard”

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Hillview Middle School student Devin Leslie took the microphone on the quad at Hillview Middle School this morning at 10:00 am and said, “This is your day.” He invited students to leave their backpacks and “make your voices heard” by joining the National Walkout in support of ending gun violence. Hundreds of students participated in […]

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Laurel School 5th graders explore issue of ocean pollution

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Earlier this month, Laurel School’s fifth grade students engaged in a project-based learning (PBL) unit that integrated reading and writing with science and engineering, all around the issue of ocean pollution. They wrote advocacy letters and researched ocean plastics and the garbage gyres — a system of circulating ocean currents — and used design thinking […]

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Second community meeting on long term financial planning for Menlo Park schools takes place on Feb. 6

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Menlo Park City School District Superintendent, Erik Burmeister, invites members of the MPCSD community — future, current and former district parents, as well as all taxpayers and interested community members — to provide input regarding the district’s long-term financial planning. On February 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Boardroom at 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton, […]

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Menlo Park City School District announces start of registration for Fall 2018 – kindergarten and new students

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All students entering Menlo Park City School District schools in Fall 2018 — kindergarten and other new students — may register starting February 1. This year, MPCSD will use a process called SchoolMint that is fully online and easier for parents to complete. To register a new student for Fall 2018, go to www.mpcsd.org starting […]

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks to MPCSD community at Parent Speaker Series Event

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The Menlo Park City School District’s Speaker Series welcomed Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In and Option B to the Hillview stage on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Ms. Sandberg engaged in an intimate, wide-ranging conversation with MPCSD Superintendent Erik Burmeister to a packed house of district parents, leadership, and invited guests including […]

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