Parents Weekend

2018 Dates
Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21

Tentative Schedule—Subject to Change


THURSDAY (optional)

11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
RegistrationSchoolhouse, Sackett Forum
Families pick up registration packets, schedules, and nametags and have an opportunity to meet fellow parents. Refreshments available all day.
 
12:30–5:00 p.m. Parent/Teacher ConferencesSchoolhouse
Parents meet with teachers in ten-minute intervals, as scheduled. Please see your specific schedule for details, times, and exact locations.


FRIDAY

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

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. LunchDining Hall
Families welcome

11:30 a.m.–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 meet with teachers in ten-minute intervals, as scheduled. Please see your specific schedule for details, times, and exact locations.

3:45–5:30 p.m. Dance Rehearsal—Campbell Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theater

4:00–5:00 p.m. Counseling Program Overview—Hundred House, Health and Wellness Center
Join Dr. Sheilaann Fritz-Ellis, Director of the Health and Wellness Center and Director of Counseling (session description to be announced)

5:00–5:30 p.m. Jewish Shabbat ServiceDining Hall, Webb Marshall Room

5:00–7:00 p.m.  DinnerDining Hall
Families welcome

5:15–6:30 p.m. Parents Weekend Reception—Locations as Listed
Enjoy the company of other parents and wind down after the day. These receptions are for adults only, as alcohol will be served. Members of the College Counseling Office will address the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Form parents during the reception (see times below) to share more about the college counseling process.

Second Form—​TBD
Third and Fourth Forms—​TBD
Fifth Form—​TBD

6:00–7:15 p.m. Sixth Form Parents ReceptionSchoolhouse, Sackett Forum (first floor, above Mailroom)
This reception is for adults only, as alcohol will be served.

7:30 p.m.  Sixth Form DinnerDining Hall
Sixth Form and their families welcome


SATURDAY

7:00–10:00 a.m. BreakfastDining Hall
Families welcome

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

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Parent/Teacher ConferencesSchoolhouse
Parents meet with teachers in ten-minute intervals, as scheduled. Please see your specific schedule for details, times, and exact locations.

8:00–9:30 a.m. Parent Fund Volunteer Breakfast Meeting—Schoolhouse, Multi-Purpose 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. LunchDining Hall
Families welcome

1:00–3:00 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.

2:30–3:00 p.m. Exploring GrotonSchoolhouse
Join a session to learn more about Groton.
     Global Education with Nishad Das, Director of Global EducationRoom 127
     Technology with Elizabeth Preston, Chief Technology OfficerRoom 128

3:00 p.m. Athletic ContestsAthletic fields
Details may be found on the website athletic calendar.

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

7:30–9:00 p.m. Parents Weekend Performance—Campbell Performing Arts Center
Families welcome. Students performing should arrive at the Campbell Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m.


SUNDAY

7:00–10:00 a.m. BreakfastDining Hall
Families welcome

9:10 a.m. Transportation to Catholic Mass—Athletic Center
Depart from the front of the Athletic Center.
 
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. BrunchDining Hall
Families welcome

11:00 a.m. Chapel ServiceSt. John’s Chapel
Episcopal service of Holy Eucharist with music from the Choir


For questions, please contact Kimberly A. Gerighty, Director of Parent Programs, kgerighty@groton.org, 978-448-7622.


Dining Hall hours:
The Dining Hall is open to all.

Friday lunch: 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Friday dinner: 5:00–7:30 p.m.
   (for those not attending the Sixth Form dinner)
Saturday breakfast: 7:00–10:00 a.m.
Saturday Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Saturday dinner: 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Sunday breakfast: 7:00–10:00 a.m.
Sunday brunch: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Mailroom hours:

Friday: 9:00 a.m.–12:35 p.m. and 1:05 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


School Store hours:

Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.



Gallery Exhibits

The de Menil Gallery in the Dillon Art Center


Hours
Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Christopher Carey Brodigan Gallery in the Dining Hall

Hours
Friday: 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
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See photos from last year's Parents Weekend.
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