Archive of Parke Treadway

Parke has written 31 article(s) for InMenlo.


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 runway to address its long-term financial needs. The MPCSD School Board and District Leadership have been leading the way toward a long-term plan, which includes efforts such as the Teacher Compensation Philosophy, Vision for Outstanding Public Education, District Facilities Plan, and the One Community Campaign.

As MPCSD moves forward, it is now time for the district leaders and residents to consider the timing and scope of a replacement for Measure X. The public is invited to attend the November 14 regular Board meeting at which the School Board will discuss the multi-year budget projections and consider when to direct Superintendent Burmeister to move forward on plans for a parcel tax replacement. The School Board meeting will be held Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 pm in the TERC Boardroom, 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton.

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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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Spotted: Pencil posts at Encinal School

Encinal Elementary School art teacher Stephanie Noon officially celebrated the completion of the “pencil posts”  on Wednesday (June 12) with a special gathering of students who helped transform ordinary hallway posts into colorful pencils. The Encinal art students, along with third grade Girl Scout Brownie Troop 62689 — led by Encinal teacher and mom Aimee […]

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Spotted: Oak Knoll students cheering on former Otters in winning World Cup match

Oak Knoll Otters spent their lunch recess Tuesday watching the USA/Thailand World Cup soccer match. Not one, but two Oak Knoll alumni, Abby Dahlkemper and Tierna Davidson, are on the world cup team. The current students had so much fun cheering on their fellow Otters! As the school says, “Once an Otter, always an Otter.” […]

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Menlo Park City School District announces community connection opportunities before the end of school year

The current year may be drawing to a close on June 14, but there are still plenty of chances to share your input and connect with the Menlo Park City School District before then. June 4: School Board meeting with end of year staff celebration. You are invited to attend our regular School Board meeting […]

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Menlo Park City School District wants to hear from you!

It’s time again for MPCSD’s annual community survey. The district uses your feedback as it plans for the future. MPCSD schools are Encinal, Laurel, and Oak Knoll Elementary and Hillview Middle and serve nearly 3000 students and their families. Whether you have children currently in the district schools or not, please help MPCSD by taking […]

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Sup & Sandwich: A Community Conversation with MPCSD Superintendent on April 19

The community is invited to join Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister for a casual conversation about our schools – the Early Learning Center, Encinal Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Oak Knoll Elementary, and Hillview Middle School. Erik will present a brief overview of some of our priorities and challenges, and invite you to ask […]

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Hillview students team with preschoolers at the Early Learning Center on art projects

Hillview Middle School art teacher Anna Kogan took her students across town on a field trip to visit the three through five-year-olds at the district’s Early Learning Center for a special joint art project. The preschoolers used their whole bodies to pose as their favorite animal while the middle school artists traced them. Together, the […]

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Hillview Service Team visits seniors at Lytton Gardens regularly

The Hillview Service Team is a student-led, parent-supported, lunchtime club that meets twice a month. Among the Team’s many activities, they make regular visits to Lytton Gardens in Palo Alto to play games with and talk to seniors. Both the middle school students and seniors cherish this time and learn a great deal from each […]

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