Parents

Parents Weekend

Parents Weekend was October 27–29, 2023.

Parents Weekend Schedule

List of 4 items.

  • Thursday (Optional)

    11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. RegistrationSchoolhouse, Sackett Forum
    Families pick up registration packets, schedules, and nametags and have an opportunity to meet fellow parents. Refreshments available all day.
     
    1:00–5:00 p.m. Parent/Teacher ConferencesSchoolhouse
    Parents meet with teachers in ten-minute intervals, as scheduled. Please see your specific schedule for details, times, and exact locations.
  • Friday

    11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 午餐- - - - - -Dining Hall

    11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. International Parents Luncheon—Headmaster’s House
    A luncheon for our international families, their host families, and faculty

    11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration—Schoolhouse, Sackett Forum
    Families pick up registration packets, schedules, and nametags and have an opportunity to meet fellow parents. Refreshments available all day.

    12:30–5:00 p.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences—Schoolhouse
    Parents meet with teachers in ten-minute intervals, as scheduled. Please see your specific schedule for details, times, and exact locations.

    4:00–5:00 p.m. Counseling and Wellness Open House—Schoolhouse, Ground Floor
    Wellness programming is an integral part of a Groton student's experience on campus. Join us to learn about our various programs and see our newly renovated space.

    4:30 p.m. Open Dress Rehearsal for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—Campbell Performing 艺术 Center, McBaine Studio Theater
    Reserve tickets here.

    4:45–5:05 p.m. Fifth Form College Counseling Information Session—Schoolhouse, Multipurpose Room
    This is a meeting for parents of Fifth Form students to learn more about the counseling process and to hear from Peter Newcomb, Director of College Counseling.

    5:00–7:30 p.m. Dinner—Dining Hall

    5:10–5:30 p.m. Introduction to College Counseling—Schoolhouse, Multipurpose Room
    This is an optional meeting for parents of Third and Fourth Form students to learn more about the counseling process and to hear from Peter Newcomb, Director of College Counseling.

    5:30–6:15 p.m. Spiritual Life Open House—Memorial Room, Hundred House
    Join Spiritual Life team leaders for refreshments and informal presentation and discussion of weekday Chapel services and our weekend religious gatherings.

    6:00 p.m. Game Time Tent – Friday Night Lights—Field of Inclusion, Turf Field 
    Go Groton! Join parents and students under the tent for tailgate-themed food, and cheer for our Groton Zebras! 

    6:30 p.m. Varsity Boys Soccer vs. 他泊,Field of Inclusion, Turf Field
    Details may be found on the website athletic calendar.
  • Saturday

    7:00–9:00 a.m. Breakfast—Dining Hall
        
    7:30–11:30 a.m. Registration—Schoolhouse, Sackett Forum
    Families pick up registration packets, schedules, and nametags and have an opportunity to meet fellow parents. Refreshments available all day.

    8:00–9:30 a.m. Parent Fund Volunteer Meeting—Schoolhouse, Multipurpose Room
    Parent Fund volunteers and parents interested in learning more about Groton School’s Parent Fund are welcome to attend. The presentation begins at 8:30 a.m.

    8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences—Schoolhouse
    Parents meet with teachers in ten-minute intervals, as scheduled. Please see your specific schedule for details, times, and exact locations.

    11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 午餐- - - - - -Dining Hall

    1:30–2:15 p.m. Headmaster’s Address—Schoolhouse, Sackett Forum
    Please join us to hear Headmaster Temba Maqubela’s Parents Weekend address.

    2:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Global Education Opportunities (GEOs)—Schoolhouse, Multipurpose Room
    Join Dean of Globalism and Experiential Learning, Nishad Das, to learn more about Groton's Global Education Opportunities (GEOs). Our GEOs help students understand cultural, socioeconomic, and political disparities throughout the world.

    3:00 p.m. Athletic Contests—Athletic Fields
    Details may be found on the website athletic calendar.
        
    4:30–7:30 p.m. Parent Reception—Sunset Farm, 154 Farmers Row, Groton
    Stop by to enjoy the company of other parents at Sunset Farm. This reception is for adults only, as alcohol will be served. Continuous shuttles will depart from the Marion D. Campbell Performing 艺术 Center lobby. You may also drive to Sunset Farm (one mile from campus), but parking is limited.

    5:00–7:30 p.m. Dinner—Dining Hall

    8:00–9:00 p.m. Parents Weekend Performance—Marion D. Campbell Performing 艺术 Center
    Families welcome. Students who are performing should arrive at 7:00 p.m.
  • 周日

    10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Brunch—Dining Hall
        
    11:00 a.m. Chapel Service—St. John’s Chapel
        Episcopal service of Morning Prayer with music from the Choir.

    11:00 a.m. Buddhist Sangha—Hundred House, Memorial Room

    12:15 p.m. Catholic Mass—St. John’s Chapel 

    2:00 p.m. Groton Theater Presents: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—Campbell Performing 艺术 Center, McBaine Studio Theater
    Reserve tickets here.
Conference scheduling will open on Monday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern).

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