The Grandparents’ Day parking situation this week is bound to bring about grumbles from the student body and staff, who are being asked to park at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church about two blocks away from the Providence campus. But instead of complaining, the PAW would like to take this opportunity to THANK the administration for its organization and patience with the various parking conflicts we’ve had this year due to construction.
The limited parking spaces this year are not anyone’s fault. The situation is simply an inevitable result of the construction projects, something we all knew we were going to have to deal with in order to gain a larger reward: new sports facilities and a performing arts center. In fact, the administration and staff at PA have managed to minimize any parking troubles by implementing many new helpful policies this year, from giving seniors special stickers to put on their parking passes to promulgating parking instructions for football games. And so far everything has gone completely smoothly.
The PAW Staff sees Grandparents’ Day as yet another way the administration has foreseen possible problems and tried to navigate around them, in this case in a way that brings the burden of parking and transportation selflessly onto the PA community, rather than on our unsuspecting grandparents.
A special thanks goes out from the senior class, who will retain their parking privileges in the back lot this week, because we recognize that the teachers and staff are making a sacrifice that they don’t necessarily have to be making. As a staff, we are grateful to the PA community and hope that everyone cooperates during Grandparents’ Day festivities in their parking endeavors.