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Updated 10/17/17 1:04 PM


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Events, Information, Opportunities

Events, Information, Opportunities

The Parent Resource Guide from the Parents’ Association and the Student Handbook are available in your MyBackPack account for viewing.

  • Parents' Weekend information may be found here (PDF).
  • You may find the Athletic game schedules on LASpartans.com. Please note: The schedule is subject to change and rosters are not yet up-to-date.
  • Another way to stay in the know is to follow us on social media (via Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook).
  • Picture Re-take Day is Nov. 11.  In order to sign up for retake day families need to go to our website www.coffeepond.com. You will need your child’s individual password to continue. Note: The passwords were sent to families on 9/21/17. If you have lost the email or do not have it check your spam folder first, or you can reach out to coffee pond’s customer service department to request the password lifeguards@coffeepond.com
  • Finally, click on single Parent Volunteer Form to sign up to help!

Opportunities for Parents

Weekly Newsletter & Calendar

Weekly Newsletter & Calendar

Be sure to check out This Week at LA. There, you will find the School Year At-a-Glance Calendar, the academic newsletter, the Monthly Calendar, and the Athletic Calendar. A new newsletter is generally uploaded on Friday.

Parents Weekend Info

Parents Weekend 2017

As we look toward the Parents' Weekend 2017, we wanted to keep you abreast of our preparations for your arrival on campus.

Parent Teacher/Advisor Conference sign-ups are open now via  www.lacademy.edu and will remain open until Oct. 23. Schedule and event details about the weekend are already online. Please note: Given the number of activities occurring, the only way to guarantee access to your student's teachers/advisors is through this online sign-up process.
When you arrive on campus, please be sure to pick up your information packet in the lobby of the Gray Building beginning at 7:00 AM on Friday, Oct. 27. We'll remain open throughout Friday, and will resume packet distribution at 8:00 AM on Saturday.

If you happen to be fighting the clock, feel free to skip the registration desk and head to whatever event is pressing on the schedule. We'll be there to distribute information and assist you with your conference agenda during any break in activity.If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar.

2018 Yearbook Information (Senior Parents)

2018 Yearbook Information (Senior Parents)

Senior Parents: It's never too early to think about the 2018 Yearbook. Click for Yearbook Purchase (PDF), Half Page, and Yearbook Ad (PDF) info. The following was sent to the Class of 2018 by Ms. McGowan:

Everything you need to know to make sure you're in the yearbook!

FIRST - SENIOR PORTRAITS
If you are having a senior portrait taken (outside of school), please make sure it is:

  • In vertical format
  • 1.5 x 2 in, 300 dpi (You can just ask your photographer to make sure the photo fits this format)
  • In by OCTOBER 16
  • If you are not having a senior portrait taken, don't worry your school photo will just be used instead.

SECOND - HALF PAGES

  • Every senior gets a free half page that you design! Download the Senior Half Page attachment from this email for detailed instructions but a couple things:
  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT DRAG AND DROP THE FILE INTO THE EMAIL WHEN YOU FINISH. YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THE FILE AND UPLOAD IT TO THE EMAIL AS AN ATTACHMENT!!!
  • Please make sure it is in by NOVEMBER 14 or you WILL NOT get a half page in the yearbook, which would be sad:(

THIRD - PARENT ADS
You know you want one, so remind your parents that these are due soon...

And LAST - ORDER THE YEARBOOK!

I know this is a ton of info but if you have any questions you can either email Mrs. McGowan or just come find us.

Parents' Association News

Parents' Association News

The next PA meeting is Monday, Nov. 6 from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Media Conference Center, followed by Winterim Night opportunities, which will be on display this year in MacNeil Lounge at 6:30 PM for students, parents, and friends.

Come early (5 PM) to the PA meeting to learn from seniors Grace Harlan and Luka Petakov all about what is possible as a student in the summer Independent Immersion Program (IIP). Grace will talk about her time at Stanford spent studying best practices in peer-run writing centers, and Luka will discuss his work at Johns Hopkins researching how nanoparticles can be used to treat glioblastoma.

In the meantime, IIP director Andrew Brescia continues to consider new university partners that could give qualified LA students similar opportunities of summer study on other campuses.

Tentative Student Life Weekend Activities: 10/20-10/22

Tentative Student Life Weekend Activities: 10/20-10/22

Friday 10/20
7:00-10:00 PM–Grocery Bingo in Student Lounge
6:30-10:30 PM–AMC Movies*
7:00-10:30 PM–Movie in MacNeil
7:00-10:30 PM–Xbox in MacNeil
7:00-10:30 PM–Card Games & Poker available in MacNeil

Saturday 10/21
10:45 AM-2:15 PM–CS Project-Miracle Baseball League Buddies*
12:00-2:00 PM–Westford On Call Taxi
6:30-8:30 PM–Halloween Spirit Store - BYO$ (Nashua, NH)
6:30-10:30 PM–Haunted Corn Maze*
8:00-10:00 PM–Nightmare in Elm (includes the movie & food)
7:00-10:30 PM–Not-so-Spooky Movie in MacNeil with mini snack bags
7:00-10:30 PM–Xbox in MacNeil
7:00-10:30 PM–Card Games & Poker available in MacNeil

Sunday 10/22
10:30 AM-4:30 PM–CS Project-From the Pumpkin Patch Costume Giveaway*
2:00-4:00 PM–Pickard Farm - Pumpkin Picking with tractor ride*
12:00-2:00 PM–The Point Shuttle (Departs 12:00)
1:00-5:00 PM–Football Game in MacNeil (Wings & things)
1:00-3:00 PM–Open Weight room & Fitness Center
3:00-5:00 PM–Chess Tournament student lounge



LA Cares: Service At LA

LA Cares: Service At LA

See below for all of October’s opportunities and visit Community Life Sign-up page for all CS options and weekend activities:

Day Student Bus Information

Bus Transportation

Lexington, Concord, Acton Scheduled Stops

(1) Lexington, Harrington School, 328 Lowell Street 6:50 AM
(2) Alcott House Lexington Rd (AM) Concord, PM drop off at Rte. 2 at Crosby's Corner Mobil Station 7:10 AM
(3) Concord, Rte. 2 at Paparazzi Restaurant 7:20 AM
(4) Acton, Rte. 2A/119 at the Makaha Restaurant (AM) 7:25 AM
PM drop-off across the street at Donelan's

Andover Scheduled Stops

(1) Downtown Andover-across from the CVS 7:00 AM
(2) Route 133 intersection @ the Boston Sports Club 7:10 AM

The bus arrives at the Lawrence Academy campus around 7:50 AM, in time for morning advisor meetings, all-school assembly, or exams, which begin at 8:00 AM.

Return departure from Lawrence Academy in fall and spring is at 6:30 PM (during the winter, return is at 7:00 PM) from the Schoolhouse. This departure time enables students to finish their afternoon activities comfortably. PLEASE NOTE: Students who are not able to catch the evening bus due to an away game, late practice or other school commitment must arrange for their own transportation that evening; the school cannot be responsible for holding the bus for athletic commitments. The bus schedule will vary during exam periods and Winterim. These times will be provided, in advance, via email.

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