Our mission is to create connections between parents and build community, foster communication, and support the efforts of Beaver’s faculty, staff, and administration in enhancing the education of your child.
Working in concert with the school, the PA seeks to foster a warm, welcoming and inclusive community for all Beaver families. If you haven’t done so already, we invite you to learn more about Beaver’s distinct PA. As a Beaver parent or guardian, you are a member of the PA and invited to monthly meetings as well as a wide variety of events, both social and educational.
We value harnessing the ideas, passion and talents of parents in our school community and welcome you to contact us to discuss how you might be involved in a way you find meaningful.
For some parents that means volunteering their time; for others, it simply means staying in touch and knowing what is happening on campus. Contribute on a short-term or long-term basis, during the day, evening or weekend, from home or at school. If you would like a calendar and detailed description of each opportunity; it’s purpose, activities, and who to contact to learn more, please contact us or one of your grade parent representatives.
Looking forward to connecting for a rich and interesting school year!
- February 14: The PA will have Valentine Treats and coffee for faculty and staff, Faculty Room
- February 24: MS Conference Bags for Faculty
PA volunteers will prepare and distribute bags containing water, mints, granola bars, and other items for MS faculty to enjoy during their day.
- February 28: Beaver Bytes: What is Beaver Athletics All About?, 8:15 – 9:00 a.m., Rogers Room
Beaver Bytes is a new conversation series created this year. The goal is to provide a casual environment for parents and faculty/administrators to connect about a few topics per session; thus, there will be no formal presentation, just a faculty or staff moderator to kick off the topic and everyone can dive in and ask questions. Please note that this is a BYOC event (Bring Your Own Caffeine!)
- March 3: Upper School PIN Meeting, BU Academy, Boston, MA
Coffee at 9:15 a.m., program starts at 9:30 a.m., “The Teenage Years: What’s Normal , What’s Not”, Arden O’Connor
- March 8: The Race Card Project: “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Civic Engagement”, 7-8:30p.m., Bradley Hall
The Hiatt Center and Parent Association will host an information session about Beaver’s efforts to create an inclusive community. One that affirms the identities of all individuals and cultivates leadership skills among students. This gathering will be led by Liz Skinner, Director of the Hiatt Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Joe Christy, the Director of Student Engagement. They will share a few insights and highlights about Beaver’s work in these areas, answer questions, and lead participants in the Race Card Project. Michele Norris, a journalist on NPR, started this activity in 2010 to help foster dialogues about race and identity. Last year, Liz and Joe adapted this activity to spark conversations about identity among students, faculty, and staff.
- April 8: A TASTE of Spring, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Bradley Hall
Mark your calendar for the Annual Beaver Parent Association 2017 Spring Parent Spring Social
BEAVER SWAG IS IN DEMAND…
…and now you can get it any time during the school year!
- Sweatshirts • T-shirts • Baseball Hats • Gym Bags • Car magnets and stickers
•Canvas Tote Bags • Quarter Zips • Hoodies
Contact parent coordinators Tracy Mayo (617-877-7239) or Shaune-Marie Berg (781-856-9024) to get specific inventory information and to place your order. All items purchased will be billed directly to your Smart Tuition account.