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An End Run Around Hollywood: Eugene Park ’96 on Making Films that Matter and Connecting with Audiences

April 09, 2018

“We make films Hollywood won’t,” said Eugene Park ’96 of his production company, Full Spectrum Features, a nonprofit dedicated to diversity in film and media, which he spoke about at an assembly at Concord Academy on March 29. Park showed clips from recent movies, including the lesbian romantic comedy Signature Move, which has recently won a host of film festival accolades. CA hosted a special on-campus screening of the movie later that evening. Full Spectrum Features has put out eight feature-length films. Many of them are what Park called “transmedia projects,” or films that build community beyond the screen.

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Thoughts on School Safety at CA

April 11, 2018

Following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Fla., and the March for Our Lives, Head of School Rick Hardy wrote to parents about how students and faculty have responded to those events and are working to bring about change, as well as the measures CA is taking and planning in order to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. Click through to read his letter in full.

Spring Parent Class Socials

April 10, 2018

Ring in spring with fellow CA Parents! Mark your calendar for spring parent socials. These gatherings provide a wonderful opportunity to mingle with new and familiar faces over great food and conversation.

Student Council Chronicles, Week of 4/9

April 10, 2018

Each week, the Student Council assembles a document that outlines upcoming student life activities, athletic events, dining hall meals, and other odds and ends (including a featured faculty spotlight). They have agreed to let us share a version of this with parents. You may find this week’s “Student Council Chronicle” here.

Bed & Breakfast Homestay Network

April 10, 2018

For the past twenty-five years, CA Parents has sponsored a Bed & Breakfast Homestay Network for current CA parents and alumnae/i. Local Concord Academy parents volunteer to provide bed and breakfast in their homes for visiting out-of-town Concord Academy parents, alumnae/i, and friends. If you are interested in accommodations over Commencement weekend, please contact Lisa Gainsboro P ’20 at lpg887@aol.com.

Concord Academy Formal on Saturday, April 21

April 10, 2018

This year’s formal will take place at the Waltham Westin Hotel on Saturday, April 21. Students, accompanied by CA chaperones, will enjoy an evening of dining and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. The tradition of the formal at Concord Academy is that it is a gala event open to students of all grades. A student need not have a date to attend, and more often than not our students go on their own or with a small group of friends. This year we will depart from CA at 6:30 p.m. on coach buses arranged by CA, and will return by 11 p.m. Please read the enclosed note from Sally Zimmerli regarding students’ safety and other details.

College Fair for Juniors on Sunday, April 22

April 10, 2018

Each spring, the Boston Independent School College Counseling Association hosts nearly 150 college admissions representatives in a college fair format. The 2018 BISCCA fair takes place on Sunday, April 22, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Attendance is required for juniors, and transportation is provided for boarders; parents are encouraged to attend. A list of participating institutions can be found here.

Senior Privileges for Boarders

April 9, 2018

As the seniors start transitioning towards life beyond Concord Academy, we offer certain privileges to our senior boarders that allow them more flexibility.

Commencement Schedule & Notes for All Parents and Students

April 9, 2018

A schedule of activities and details for Baccalaureate on Thursday, May 31, and Commencement on Friday, June 1, can be found on our website.

Academic Note for Returning Parents

April 9, 2018

Returning Parents: Please read the enclosed memo from Academic Dean John Drew about next year’s course catalogue, academic requirements and interests, working with your child’s advisor, and more. Additional information can be found on this CA Connect page.

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