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Parents' & Family Weekend  2013

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October 11-12, 2013

UPDATED: October 10, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.

As we turn the page on September and head towards October, we hope the dates of Parents’ & Family Weekend 2013 show up circled, highlighted, and starred on your virtual and paper calendars.

We are looking forward to Friday and Saturday, October 11th and 12th, 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…

Parents' & Family Weekend

Daily Schedule

Friday, October 11
2:30 p.m. Registration and Parents' & Family Weekend information packet distribution begins in the Anderson lobby of the Gray Building.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 20-minute advisor conferences.
5:00 p.m. Dinner available in the Dining Hall, Gray Building.
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, Gray Building
8:00 p.m. Performing arts celebration in RMPAC.

Saturday, October 12
8:00 a.m. Registration and Parents' & Family Weekend information packet distribution begins in the Anderson lobby of the Gray Building.
8:30 a.m. Opening meeting in the RMPAC.
9:00 – 11:50 a.m.
Condensed class schedule..
12:00 p.m. All parents meeting in the RMPAC - hear from Head of School Dan Scheibe.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Class parent lunch in the Dining Hall, Gray Building. Meet your class representative; enjoy the company of other new and current parents.
1:30 p.m. Athletic schedule begins in various campus locations.
2:00 p.m. Athletic receptions. Come enjoy some tasty desserts and meet members of the Parents’ Association. Receptions will be held outside, weather permitting, or in the Stone Athletic Center. Everyone is welcome.

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 earlier this month. 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.
Break…

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/coffee and dessert FOR ALL (Friday, 5:30 p.m. dinner at Park House; 7:00 p.m. in the Gray Building’s MacNeil Lounge): 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. To be clear, both boarding and day families are invited to the coffee and dessert, which will precede an event we enthusiastically introduce and 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: 8:30 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.

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. 

8:30 a.m. Assembly, RMPAC
9:00-9:20 a.m. A Block
9:25-9:45 a.m. B Block
9:50-10:10 a.m. C Block
10:15-10:35 a.m. D Block
10:40-11:00 a.m. E Block
11:05-11:25 a.m. F Block
11:30-11:50 a.m. G Block
12:00 p.m. Assembly, RMPAC

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.

1:30 p.m. Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Governor’s Academy, Shumway Fields
1:30 p.m. Varsity Field Hockey vs. Governor’s Academy, Shumway Fields
1:30 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Murbach Field
2:30 p.m. JV Boys Soccer vs. Governor’s Academy, Spaulding-Stearns Fields
2:30 p.m. JV Girls Soccer vs. Governor’s Academy, Spaulding-Stearns Fields
2:30 p.m. JV Volleyball vs. Governor’s Academy, Stone Athletic Center
2:30 p.m. Varsity Volleyball vs. Governor’s Academy, Stone Athletic Center
3:00 p.m. JV Field Hockey vs. Governor’s Academy, Shumway Fields
3:15 p.m. Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Governor’s Academy, Shumway Fields
4:00 p.m. Varsity Girls Cross Country vs. St. Paul's School
4:30 p.m. Varsity Boys Cross Country vs. St. Paul's School

Questions?
Welcome Parents!Over the next two 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 LAcademy.edu, please contact our webmaster, John Bishop.

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.

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