Archive of Parke Treadway

Parke has written 38 article(s) for InMenlo.


The Menlo Park City School District continues its ongoing effort to encourage community input into its direction and planning, as well as proactively provide information of interest to the public. One way we hope to gain community feedback is through our annual survey, administered through our partnership with Panorama Education.

If you live within the Menlo Park City School District, please help us know your priorities and inform our planning by completing our Community Survey. We want to hear from everyone, whether or not they have children currently enrolled in our schools – Laurel, Encinal, Oak Knoll, or Hillview. The survey will remain open through the end of June.

The MPCSD School Board will be meeting additionally over the summer to hear and discuss updates about our fall reopening planning. Meetings will be held over Zoom beginning at 5:00 p.m. on June 25, July 2, July 16, July 30, and August 30. Please find details for connecting to the meeting on our district website homepage under “Announcements” posted three days prior to each meeting.

MPCSD has been helping provide food security to hundreds of district families since the region’s Shelter In Place began and schools closed. The economic impact of the coronavirus crisis has hurt our most vulnerable families the most, with many experiencing job loss and decreased wages. We have been so grateful to our community who has supported these families through donations to our MPCSD Helps initiative. We hope to continue providing food support throughout the summer, and help families with back-to-school supplies in August. For information on how you can donate, please visit MPCSD Helps.

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The annual Hillview Talent Show goes virtual on May 15

Hillview Middle School’s beloved end-of-year extravaganza, the Talent Show, will be a special YouTube LiveStream spectacular for the whole community. Catch your favorite 8th graders and Hillview staff – along with surprise celebrity guests – in this year’s event, celebrating hidden talents and sending off the 8th graders with love and support. There are so many important milestone […]

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New initiative – MPCSD Helps – launched to support local families in need

As more and more families within Menlo Park City School District experience economic hardship during our nation’s pandemic response, many other MPCSD families and community partners have asked how they can help. MPCSD hopes to be one of many community partners stepping up to support families in need to ensure that they have access to […]

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MPCSD and Newton Center offering emergency childcare for essential workers

The Menlo Park City School District and Newton Center Inc. are partnering to offer emergency childcare to essential workers working or living in San Mateo County during the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place. The Newton Center is the vendor partner of MPCSD that offers after school care at elementary campuses during normal school operations. Newton will run […]

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Author Kim Brooks discusses her book – Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear – on March 4

New York Times bestselling author Kim Brooks will discuss her book Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear on March 4, 2020, at 6:30 pm at Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Avenue, Menlo Park. The public is invited to attend this free event presented by the Menlo Park City School District. Named an NPR Best Book […]

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Oak Knoll School recognized as 2020 California Distinguished School

Oak Knoll School, one of three elementary schools in the Menlo Park City School District, has been chosen as a 2020 California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education. The recognition reflects “outstanding education programs and practices” and represents “not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaboration, but also highly successful school climate efforts” according to […]

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Spotted: Melba Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine, speaking to Hillview 7th Graders

Menlo Park City School District seventh graders are embarking on a unit within their English classes called The Resilience Project. The students are diving into literature based on resilient characters such as The Lions of Little Rock, When My Name Was Keoko, The Island on Bird Street, I Am Malala, and Trevor Noah: Born a […]

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MPCSD announces school board discussion of parcel tax replacement

The Menlo Park City School District School Board at its regular meeting on Thursday, November 14, will consider a timetable for the replacement of parcel tax Measure X. The March 2017 passage of Measure X, along with the $2 million in cuts MPCSD made, was a short-term solution to afford the district a longer planning […]

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Spotted: Encinal School celebrating Cultural Arts Week

Encinal School is enjoying Cultural Arts Week with a focus on El Salvador this week. Spotted on Wednesday was Latin Grammy winning duo 123 Andres, an enthusiastic singing team who use their fun songs and endless energy to entertain and teach Spanish vocabulary. The Encinal Eagles had a blast! This was made possible by the […]

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All Students Matter expands support for building literacy skills among Ravenswood students

Improving literacy skills is a top priority for Ravenswood City School District, as those skills are critical for reading, writing, and common core math. Local volunteer organization All Students Matter supports Ravenswood students in building literacy, with about 200 volunteers set to work with Ravenswood teachers in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park this […]

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Two Menlo Park City School District students become Superintendent for the Day

Menlo Park City School District hosted guest superintendents for two days earlier this month. Laurel School third grader Jacob Atkins (pictured above) and Hillview sixth grader Arhaan Gupta-Rastogi won the “Superintendent for the Day” item at the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation’s annual auction. The students shadowed MPCSD Superintendent Erik Burmeister, who planned activities of interest […]

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