Archive of Parke Treadway

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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 of the Year 2018, Small Animals is Kim Brooks’ personal story. She will discuss her experiences and her book, which Goodreads calls “a provocative, compelling portrait of parenthood in America and calls us to examine what we most value in our relationships with our children and one another.”

On March 4, Ms. Brooks will talk about how parenting has changed in the era of smart phones, social media, parent shaming, and the hyper-concern many parents feel about ensuring their children’s success. Ms. Brooks wrote in her recent New York Times opinion piece, We Have Ruined Childhood: “I’ve come to believe that the problems with children’s mental and emotional health are caused not by any single change in kids’ environment but by a fundamental shift in the way we view children and child-rearing, and the way this shift has transformed our schools, our neighborhoods and our relationships to one another and our communities.”

Ms. Brooks will share her thoughts on how we can reexamine the act of parenting to restore the healthy relationships we desire with our children, families, and communities. Free childcare thanks to a partnership with Steve & Kate’s Camp.

The MPCSD Speaker Series is made possible by support from the District Council, the Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll, and Hillview PTOs, and the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation.

 

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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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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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