Welcome to the Parent Association

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 Parent Association (PA) seeks to foster a warm, welcoming and inclusive community for all Beaver families. 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. If you haven’t done so already, we invite you to learn more about the Beaver Parent Association.

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; its 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!


WELLNESS ASSEMBLY: ADOLESCENCE IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
In October, the Parent Association hosted a wellness assembly featuring Dr. Jill Walsh. She shared a lively, thought provoking and informative presentation with nearly 100 parents representing every grade. There will be a follow-up presentation to delve more fully into the topic. Read more.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Friday, November 17, 9 a.m., Dana Hall School, 45 Dana Road, Wellesley
Upper School PIN Meeting, speaker Joani Geltman, “Adolescent Psychology: The Parent Version”
Joani Geltman is truly engaging with over 30 years of experience working with families, Joani’s approach, using humor, storytelling and easy to use tools make the job of parenting just a little bit easier.The Parents’ Independent School Network, Inc. (PIN) is a volunteer group of parents with children who are students at New England-area independent elementary and secondary schools. PIN was formed to help parents share ideas and promote worthy programs at these independent schools.

Friday, November 17, 7:30 p.m., off campus
Beaver 10th Grade Parent Social, check your email for the evite

Friday, December 8, 8:15-9:30 a.m.
“Party at your own Risk”
Join the Beaver Parent’s Association for a discussion of the Massachusetts’ Social Host and Liability Law led by Beaver’s Legal counsel, Daryl Lapp, from the law firm, Locke Lord and Jean Downey ‘88, P’18, Personal Insurance Executive from The Norfolk & Dedham Group. Daryl and Jean will share the ins and outs of hosting teenage parties along with actual cases and claims. RSVP.

Friday, January 19, 6-8 p.m., Rogers Room
Middle School Parent Reception.
On-campus parent receptions are held for parents to get together mid-year and catch up. Feel free to drop by or attend the entire event. Informal and casual.

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8 p.m., Rogers Room
“Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Civic Engagement”
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, builds community and cultivates leadership skills among students. This gathering will be led by Liz Latour, Director of the Hiatt Center for Civic Engagement, and Joe Christy, the Director of Student Engagement and Inclusion. They will share a few insights and highlights about Beaver’s work in these areas, answer questions, and lead participants through an activity that students and faculty have experienced.

Thursday, January 25, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Winter Carnival, fun event for students. Ice sculptures, hot cocoa, marshmallow toasting for s’mores. Sponsored by the Parents Association.

Friday, February 9, 7-9 p.m. Grades 9+10 VPAC Lobby, Grades 11+12 Rogers Room
Upper School Class Receptions
On-campus parent receptions are held for parents to get together mid-year and catch up. Feel free to drop by or attend the entire event. Informal and casual.

Friday, February 16, 8:15-9:30 a.m.
“Hiatt Center”

Wednesday, March 7, 6:30-8 p.m.
Beaver Alumni Panel: “How did a Beaver education impact me?”

Friday, April 6, 8:15-9:30 a.m.
“Hear from Head of School Peter Hutton and Associate Head of School Nancy Caruso”

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7-10 p.m.
A TASTE of Spring

Monday, May 7, 6:30-8 p.m.
“Transitions”

We will be adding more details soon!