Parents

Parents Weekend

Mark your calendars! Parents Weekend is October 21–23, 2022.

Parents Weekend 2022 Schedule

List of 4 items.

  • 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.
     
    1:00–5:00 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

    11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Lunch—Dining Hall

    11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. International Parents Luncheon—Headmaster’s House
    A luncheon for our international families, their host families, and faculty

    11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration—Schoolhouse, 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 Conferences—Schoolhouse
    Parents meet with teachers in ten-minute intervals, as scheduled. Please see your specific schedule for details, times, and exact locations.

    4:00–4:45 p.m. Counseling and Wellness—Hundred House, Upper School Study Room
    Counseling and Psychological Services’ primary goal is to foster students' psychological, social, and emotional well-being. Department faculty and staff work together to provide a safe space for students to work through individual issues, explore their identity, take ownership over their well-being, and create a supportive community for each other. Come join us to learn about our various programs.

    5:00–7:30 p.m. Dinner—Dining Hall
        
    5:15–5:45 p.m. Introduction to College Counseling—Schoolhouse, Sackett Forum
    This is an optional meeting for parents of Third and Fourth Form students to learn more about the counseling process and to hear from Peter Newcomb, Director of College Counseling. 

    5:00–7:00 p.m. Sixth Form Parent Reception—Hundred House, Reading Room
    Enjoy the company of fellow parents and wind down after the day. This reception is for adults only, as alcohol will be served.

    5:30–6:30 p.m. Spiritual Life Open House—Memorial Room, Hundred House

    6:00 p.m. Game Time Tent – Friday Night Lights—Field of Inclusion, Turf Field 
    Go Groton! Join parents and students under the tent for tailgate-themed food, and cheer for our Groton Zebras! 

    6:30 p.m. Varsity Girls Soccer vs. BB&N—Field of Inclusion, Turf Field
    Details may be found on the website athletic calendar.
  • Saturday

    7:00–9:00 a.m. Breakfast—Dining Hall
        
    7:30–11:30 a.m. Registration—Schoolhouse, Sackett Forum
    Families pick up registration packets, schedules, and nametags and have an opportunity to meet fellow parents. Refreshments available all day.

    8:00–9:30 a.m. Parent Fund Volunteer Meeting—Multi-Purpose Room, Schoolhouse
    Parent Fund volunteers and parents interested in learning more about Groton School’s Parent Fund are welcome to attend.

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

    11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch—Dining Hall

    1:30–2:15 p.m. Headmaster’s Address—Schoolhouse, Sackett Forum
    Please join us to hear Headmaster Temba Maqubela’s Parents Weekend address.

    3:00 p.m. Athletic Contests—Athletic Fields
    Details may be found on the website athletic calendar.

    5:00–7:30 p.m. Dinner—Dining Hall
        
    5:30–7:30 p.m. Second and Third Form Parents Reception—Sunset Farm, 154 Farmers Row, Groton
    Stop by to enjoy the company of other parents at Sunset Farm. This reception is for adults only, as alcohol will be served. Continuous shuttles will depart from the Marion D. Campbell Performing Arts Center lobby. You may also drive to Sunset Farm (one mile from campus), but parking is limited.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. Fourth Form Parents Reception—Hundred House, Upper School Study
    Enjoy the company of fellow parents and wind down after the day. This reception is for adults only, as alcohol will be served.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. Fifth Form Parents Reception—Hundred House, Reading Room
    Enjoy the company of fellow parents and wind down after the day. Director of College Counseling Peter Newcomb will offer remarks at 6:15 p.m. This reception is for adults only, as alcohol will be served.

    8:00–9:30 p.m. Parents Weekend Performance—Marion D. Campbell Performing Arts Center
    Families welcome. Students who are performing should arrive at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday

    10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Brunch—Dining Hall
        
    11:00 a.m. Chapel Service—St. John’s Chapel
        Episcopal service of Holy Eucharist with music from the Choir

    11:00 a.m. Buddhist Sangha—Schoolhouse, Gammons Recital Hall

    12:15 p.m. Catholic Mass—St. John’s Chapel 
School Store Hours
Friday:  8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

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

Resources

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See photos from Parents Weekend 2021.