FAQ

Francis Parker School

What are the school hours?

The Playground opens at 8:00 AM. No Student is to be on the playground before 8:00AM. The school day begins at 8:15 AM, and ends at 2:30 PM, on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Dismissal on Tuesday for all grades is 11:55 AM.

Do you serve breakfast?

Breakfast is available every morning immediately before school starts at all schools in Quincy. Breakfast consists of a selection of cereals, muffins, bagels, peanut butter, cream cheese, fresh fruit, fruit juice and milk.

What does breakfast cost?

The cafeteria opens for breakfast at 7:45 AM and is free of charge for all Parker Students. Students who are eligible for Free or Reduced price lunches are automatically eligible for free or reduced price breakfast. The cost for a reduced price breakfast is 25 cents.

How much does lunch cost?

Elementary full-price student lunch is $2.00. The cost for a reduced price lunch is 40 cents. Milkis served with all lunches. The cost of purchasing milk only is $0.40 and milk choices include 2%, 1%, and 1% chocolate. Some lunches also include fruit juices in addition to the milk.

Where can I view a lunch menu?

From the main QPS page, click on Lunch Menu in the School Links.

Does Parker School have After School Programs?

Quincy After School Child Care (QCARE) provides enriching, licensed care each weekday from the time that the final bell rings until 5:30pm. Participants can enroll for the program for each afternoon or as little as two afternoons per week. The program is not operated by QPS. Therefore, you must call the QCARE main office at 617-773-3299 to speak with a Program Director to register or visit their website for more information including tuition fees and registration information at www.quincyafterschool.org

What is the homework policy at Parker School?

The teachers use the following homework guidelines: Kindergarten - Based on teacher and parent judgment. Grades 1 - 3, 15 to 30 minutes per night. Grade 4, 30 - 45 minutes per night Mon. - Thurs. Grade 5, 45 - 60 minutes per night Mon. - Thurs.

What types of parent groups are there at the Parker School?

The Parker School has a very active Parent Teacher Organization. This group meets in the Media Center at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month during the school year to discuss issues relating to the Parker School and the Quincy Public Schools. The PTO also conducts various fundraising events to help fund enrichment programs for the students of the Parker School.

The second group is the School Council. This group serves as an advisory board to the principal. It is made up of the Principal, an equal number of parents and teachers and a community representative. This group also meets once a month.