Archive of Parke Treadway

Parke has written 20 article(s) for InMenlo.

The world was forever changed on April 20, 1999, at 11:19 am when two high school students entered their school —Columbine High School in Littleton, CO — with loaded automatic weapons and begin shooting students and teachers, killing 13 and wounding 20 other students. I

Since that fateful day 20 years ago, scores of more violent incidents have occurred in schools across the United States, including the recent killing of 17 at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Join MPCSD Superintendent Erik Burmeister as he sits down with his personal friend, Frank DeAngelis, an educational leader, speaker, and consultant, for an honest conversation about school violence at the PAC at Hillview Middle School on Monday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 pm.

Mr. DeAngelis will share his experience as the principal of Columbine High School before, during, and after the 1999 tragedy. You won’t want to miss this conversation about violence, guns, schools, student mental health, and more.

While children are welcome at Speaker Series events, due to the content of this event, parent discretion is advised. Refreshments and free childcare available. For more information, please visit

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Spotted: Minnie the therapy dog visiting students at Encinal School

It was a very happy Monday morning yesterday in Menlo Park City School District when six-year-old poodle Minnie visited  the special education program at Encinal School. Leonor Delgado and Arlene Esquivias of the Humane Society’s Animals Everywhere program brought Minnie to the classroom. Minnie is a certified therapy dog specially trained to work with medically-fragile children […]

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Spotted: Local heroes visiting Laurel School in Atherton

A Navy Seal, a Firefighter, and a Community Activist walk into a school. This is no joke. This is part of the latest Project Based Learning unit, “Where Does Bravery Come From?,” for third grade students at Laurel School. In keeping with Laurel School’s mission to be an “involved community,” the unit kicked off with […]

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State Senator Jerry Hill visits Encinal Elementary School in Atherton

The Honorable Jerry Hill, 13th Senatorial District, visited Encinal Elementary School in the Menlo Park City School District last Friday morning to present a resolution commending Encinal on its selection as a 2018 California Distinguished School with an Exemplary Visual & Performing Arts Award, on behalf of himself and the Honorable Marc Berman, 24th Assembly […]

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The show goes on! Ghost Train presented by Hillview Drama Friday & Saturday

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 […]

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

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

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

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”

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

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”

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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