Parents Weekend

Friday, October 21, 2016 – Sunday, October 23, 2016

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
RegistrationSchoolhouse Sackett Forum, Ground Floor
Families pick up registration packets, schedules, nametags and have an opportunity to meet fellow parents. Refreshments available all day.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Families welcome)Dining Hall
 
12:30 - 5:00 p.m. Parent-Teacher ConferencesSchoolhouse
Parents will meet with faculty members, as scheduled, in 10-minute meetings. Please see your specific schedule for details, times, and exact locations.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. RegistrationSchoolhouse Sackett Forum, Ground Floor
Families pick up registration packets, schedules, and nametags and have an opportunity to meet fellow parents. Refreshments available all day.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Families welcome)Dining Hall

Noon - 1:15 p.m. International Parent LuncheonHeadmaster’s House
A luncheon for our international families, their host families, and faculty.

12:30 - 5:00 p.m. Parent-Teacher ConferencesSchoolhouse
Parents will meet with faculty members, as scheduled, in 10-minute meetings. Please see your specific schedule for details, times, and exact locations.

4 - 5:00 p.m. Join Dr. Sheilaann Fritz-Ellis, Director of the Wellness Center and Director of Counseling, for a session on Perfectionism: Maladaptive vs AdaptiveHundred House, Health and Wellness Center (above the Health Center)

5 - 7:00 p.m.  Dinner (Families welcome)Dining Hall

5 - 5:30 p.m. Jewish Shabbat Service Webb Marshall Room, Dining Hall 

5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Parents Weekend Receptions
Enjoy the company of other parents and wind down after the day. These receptions are adults only, as alcohol will be served.

Second Form—Hundred House, Memorial Room
Third Form —Schoolhouse, Sackett Forum, Ground Floor, outside Room 031 (Registration area)
Fourth Form—Hundred House, Reading Room
Fifth Form—Schoolhouse, Sackett Forum, Ground Floor, outside Mailroom 024

6 - 7:15 p.m. Sixth Form Parent Reception Schoolhouse, Sackett Forum, First Floor, above Mailroom 024
This reception is for adults only, as alcohol will be served.

7:30 p.m.  Sixth Form Dinner (Sixth Form and their families welcome)Dining Hall


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

7 - 10 a.m. Breakfast (Families welcome)Dining Hall

7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Registration Center OpenSchoolhouse, Sackett Forum Forum, Ground Floor
Families pick up registration packets, schedules, and nametags and have an opportunity to meet fellow parents. Refreshments available all day.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Parent-Faculty ConferencesSchoolhouse
Parents will meet with faculty members, as scheduled, in ten-minute meetings. Please see your specific schedule for details, times, and exact locations. 

8 - 9:30 a.m. Parent Fund Kickoff Volunteer Breakfast Meeting—Schoolhouse Multi-Purpose Room, Second Floor, Room 217 A
Parent Fund volunteers and other parents interested in learning more about Groton School and the Parent Fund are welcome to attend.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Families welcome)Dining Hall

1 - 3 p.m. Theater RehearsalCampbell Performing Arts Center
Open theater rehearsal for parents and families.

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Headmaster’s AddressSchoolhouse Sackett Forum
Please join us to hear from Headmaster Temba Maqubela.

2:30 - 3 p.m. Exploring GrotonSchoolhouse
Join a session to learn more about Groton:
     Global Education with Nishad Das, Director of Global EducationSchoolhouse, Room 127
     Technology with Elizabeth Preston, Chief Technology OfficerSchoolhouse, Room 128

3 p.m. Athletic ContestsCampus fields
 
5 - 7 p.m. Dinner (Families welcome)Dining Hall

7:30 - 9 p.m. Parents Weekend Performance (Families welcome)—Campbell Performing Arts Center
                     * Students performing need to arrive at the Campbell Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m.



SUNDAY, October 23

7 - 10 a.m. Breakfast (Families welcome)Dining Hall

9:10 a.m. Transportation to Catholic Mass—Depart in front of Athletic Center

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. College Counseling Office Programs for Third, Fourth and Fifth Form Parents—Schoolhouse, Sackett Forum, Ground Floor
Parents are invited to meet members of the college counseling office and learn more about the counseling process.  A light breakfast will be available.
Fifth Form Parents: 9:30 - 10 a.m.
Third and Fourth Form Parents: 10 - 10:30 a.m.

 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch (Families welcome)Dining Hall

11 a.m. Chapel ServiceSt. John’s Chapel
Episcopal service of the Holy Eucharist with music from the Choir.

For questions, please contact Kimberly A. Gerighty, Director of Parent Programs, kgerighty@groton.org, 978-448-7622.
Groton School is a diverse and intimate community devoted to inspiring lives of character, learning, leadership, and service.
Groton School is recognized as one of America's top boarding schools. It prepares students in grades 8-12 for the "active work of life."