Please be reminded that the first CA Parents meeting of the year will be held this Thursday, September 26. The evening will begin with light refreshments in the Student Health and Athletic Center (SHAC) Atrium at 6:15 p.m., followed by the CA Parents meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Dance Studio. If you are unable to attend in person, you may stream the program here: https://www.diginovations.com/ca-parents-meeting. For those who plan to attend in person, please RSVP here.
The senior class will join Sally Zimmerli, Rick Hardy, and their class advisors Will Tucker and Amanda Mead on Friday, September 27, at the Concord Scout House to revisit the great work they started at the Junior Leadership Retreat in March. Seniors will enjoy time with each other through leadership development activities and dig into how to accomplish their goals as a class this year. Seniors can plan to meet at Concord Academy and walk over the Scout House with the rest of their class. Ice cream sundaes will be served!
All sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT at Concord Academy during the morning of Saturday, October 19. No pre-registration is necessary; the fee of $30 will be billed to students’ accounts. You may find student practice information here. All students should bring several pencils with erasers as well as a calculator; if they choose, they may bring a drink and/or snack to be eaten only during the break. Additional information regarding the PSAT, such as testing rooms, start time, etc., will be posted for students on Schoology.
PIN Meeting at Beaver Country Day School on Wednesday, October 2 – “Supporting Your Child’s Social Development”
Join the first PIN (Parents’ Independent School Network) presentation of the new academic year. Caroline Maguire, local executive function coach and author of the upcoming book Why Will No One Play With Me?, will discuss her work supporting children and their families who experience challenges with social skills. Coffee and registration at 9:00 a.m. followed by a presentation from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Beaver Country Day School, 791 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill. Read more>
Concord Academy’s First Summer Institute for Teachers from Public and Private Schools Promotes Dynamic Learning
Co-directed by CA history teachers Kim Frederick and Topi Dasgupta, Concord Academy’s inaugural Summer Institute assisted public and private school teachers in developing project-based lessons, gathering a cohort of educators committed to dynamic learning.
Celebrate the new school year with fellow CA parents! All parents are invited to attend fall socials on Thursday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m. Visit our website to see more details and RSVP. A special thank you the generous families hosting these events!
Questions? Please contact Meredith Walsh, parent program officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our first long school break of the year is just around the corner. CA will be closed the entire week of Thanksgiving, including all student houses, which close at 12 noon on Saturday, November 23, and do not open until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1. We will have a normal school day and athletic schedule on Friday, November 22. CA will provide transportation for boarders to Alewife, Logan Airport, and South Station on Saturday, November 23, departing at 9:00 a.m. We encourage boarders, especially those traveling by train, plane, or bus, to travel on Saturday morning to avoid a Friday evening scramble and late arrivals.
The boarding houses will reopen on Sunday, December 1, at 4:00 p.m. If there is sufficient need, CA will provide transportation for boarders on Sunday, December 1, departing from Logan Airport at 7:00 p.m. and South Station at 7:15 p.m. arriving back at CA around 8:00 p.m. If your child’s flight, train or bus timing does not coincide with the times of the bus that CA organizes listed below, Renee Coburn can help arrange a cab at a different time. Please be in touch with her at email@example.com. We ask that all boarders return to their houses between 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, December 1 (please note: all houses are closed until 4:00 p.m.). Classes will resume on Monday, December 2 at 8:40 a.m. For more detailed information for boarding families on the timing and specifics of all school breaks, click here.
On Friday evening, October 11, of Family Weekend, CA Parents hosts a dinner in the SHAC for families, faculty, and staff. Volunteers are needed to help set tables and decorate the space on Thursday, October 10, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please use this SignUpGenius link to sign up and see more details. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, and a fun and social way to support the school community. For more information, please contact Lori Hick P’19 ’22 at firstname.lastname@example.org, Kristan First P’18, P’20, P’23 at email@example.com, or Meredith Walsh, CA’s parent program officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All parents received an email this morning regarding EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis). Please visit this webpage for more information about our updates and response.
Calling all parents to join us at the first meeting of the Concord Academy Parents Book Club! We will be meeting during Family Weekend on Friday, October 11, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Student-Faculty (Stufac) Dining Hall. This club is a great way to meet other parents from your child’s year as well as many other graduating years. We have many parents come back even when their kids are off to college. That’s how fun this book club is! At our first meeting, we’ll introduce ourselves and talk about the upcoming year. We will also be discussing the book Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. With the airing of the recent HBO special True Justice and the upcoming feature film based on Just Mercy being released on December 25, 2020, Bryan Stevenson’s work to defend those society has forgotten has become part of the national conversation. It is a quick read, and even if you aren’t able to read it in advance of our meeting, please stop by! We will be choosing books for the upcoming year as well. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, feel free to call Michele Scavongelli P’20 at (978) 505-1844 or email@example.com.