Lawrence Academy


Parents' & Family Weekend  2014

Parents' & Family Weekend

October 17-18, 2014

UPDATED: October 17, 2014

As we turn the page on September and head towards October, we hope the dates of Parents’ & Family Weekend 2014 (PDF) show up circled, highlighted, and starred on your virtual and paper calendars.

We are looking forward to Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, with great excitement and anticipation. The weekend is designed to perform both practical and thematic functions, dramatizing and reinforcing the educational experiences your children are having at Lawrence Academy.

Here are a few things to do and prepare for in advance…

Advisor meetings (Friday afternoon and evening): Advisors are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's overall LA experience this fall.

Not sure which advisor session you're scheduled for? You received a confirmation email after you registered online.

Can't find it? No worries! Staff members will be present to help and direct you. Please note: Students will not be present at the advisor meetings.

Session A: 3:00-3:20 p.m.
Session B: 3:25-3:45 p.m.
Session C: 3:50-4:10 p.m.
Session D: 4:15-4:35 p.m.
Session E: 4:40-5:00 p.m.

Session F: 6:00-6:20 p.m.
Session G: 6:25-6:45 p.m.
Session H: 6:50-7:10 p.m.
Session I: 7:15-7:35 p.m.
Session J: 7:40-8:00 p.m.

Before or after your advisor meeting, be sure to take a look around campus, stop in the Dining Hall, peruse the Conant Gallery, or stroll down Groton's beautiful Main Street.

Boarding Parent Dinner at Park House (Friday, 5:30 p.m. dinner at Park House): These are informal times to get together with other parents and with faculty for conversation, sustenance, and relaxation. We truly hope you will attend, as applicable, and as possible. 

Coffee and dessert FOR ALL (7:00 p.m. in the Gray Building’s MacNeil Lounge):To be clear, both boarding and day families are invited to the coffee and dessert, which will precede an event we enthusiastically present this year, namely…

A Celebration of the Performing Arts (Friday at 8:00 p.m.): More than an energized occasion highlighting talented performance, this evening event will showcase the process of creation, practice, and imagination that lies at the heart of our educational program, both within and beyond the arts.

As a moment of both insight and inspiration, we hope you will make time for this event at the end of the first day of Parents’ Weekend.

Get up for classes (Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - Noon): We would only have Saturday morning classes in honor of parents! You are invited to experience a condensed version of our class schedule—an efficient and direct view into the teaching and learning process at the heart of your child’s education. Please note: Students will not be joining their families for the condensed class schedule.


Welcome Parents!Over the next few weeks, your son or daughter will be meeting regularly (as always) with his or her advisor.

In anticipation of Parents’ Weekend, there may be details and logistics particular to individual family situations that present themselves. Many such questions can be channeled and addressed through this student-advisor contact or through email with your child’s advisor. 

If there continue to be practical questions, our advisors are prepared to direct you to the appropriate parties in the school to help answer them. For technical questions regarding advisor sign-ups through the, please contact the Office of Student Life.

When you arrive on campus, please come register in the Anderson Lobby inside the Gray building (marked with the big “Welcome” banner). You will receive a packet of useful information that will help guide you through the weekend. Until then, we hope you enjoy this turn of the season, and here’s hoping to see you very soon.

Daily Schedule

Friday, October 17
2:30 p.m. Registration begins in the Gray Building
3:00–5:00 p.m. 20-minute advisor conferences
5:30–7:00 p.m. Boarding parent dinner at Park House
6:00–8:00 p.m. 20-minute advisor conferences
7:00–8:00 p.m. Coffee and dessert in MacNeil Lounge
8:00 p.m. Performing arts celebration in the RMPAC

Saturday, October 18
7:30 a.m. Registration begins in the Gray Building
8:00 a.m. – Morning assembly in the RMPAC — all parents
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Condensed class schedule
12:00 p.m. All parent meeting in the RMPAC — hear from Head of School Dan Scheibe. Immediately following the meeting, but before lunch, legacy families meet in the Head of School’s office for a photo.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Class parent lunch in the dining hall. Meet your class representative; enjoy the company of other new and current parents.
3:00 p.m. Athletic reception. Please join us outside on Spaulding Green for some tasty dessert. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday's Class Block Schedule
This is your chance to go back to school! Experience a condensed version of your child's class schedule and have an opportunity to experience LA's faculty at work. Don't know your child's schedule? Don't worry! We'll have it printed out and waiting for you in your personalized folder when you register in the Gray Building. Remember, even if you haven't signed up for Friday's advisor meetings, you may simply walk onto campus for Saturday's activities. Please note: Students will not be present at the class meetings. 

Spartans in Action (Saturday afternoon): Most of our fall athletic teams are in action on Saturday. Make sure to schedule a visit to our various athletic facilities to see some exciting varsity and JV ISL action.

Saturday Home Games (October 18)
1:30 p.m. Varsity Boys’ Soccer vs. Thayer Academy (Shumway Fields)
1:30 p.m. Varsity Field Hockey vs. Thayer Academy (Shumway Fields)
2:00 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Noble and Greenough School (Murbach Field)
2:00 p.m. Varsity Volleyball vs. Thayer Academy (Stone Athletic Center)
2:00 p.m. JV Boys’ Soccer vs. Thayer Academy (Spaulding-Stearns Fields)
2:00 p.m. JV Girls’ Soccer vs. Thayer Academy (Spaulding-Stearns Fields)
2:00 p.m. JV Volleyball vs. Thayer Academy (Stone Athletic Center)
2:30 p.m. JV Boys’ Cross Country vs. St. Paul’s School
3:00 p.m. Varsity Boys’ Cross Country vs. St. Paul’s School
3:00 p.m. JV Field Hockey vs. Thayer Academy (Shumway Fields)
3:15 p.m. Varsity Girls’ Soccer vs. Thayer Academy (Shumway Fields)
3:30 p.m. Varsity Girls’ Cross Country vs. St. Paul’s School

Please note: The Admissions Office will offer sibling interviews from 8-11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Parents may contact the office at 978-448-1530 to schedule an interview time.

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