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!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30-9 p.m., Bradley Hall
The PIN Upper School Division is hosting its Fifth Annual College Panel at Beaver Country Day School. (This is an event for parents only) Get a glimpse into what happens “behind the scenes” in the college admission process. Refreshments and registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the panel will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Panelists will address topics such as the college essay, early decision vs. regular decision, the role of specializing, and healthy transitions. Panelists are MacKenzie Chasteen, College of Charleston, Director of Admissions Recruitment and Enrollment; Zoe Carter, Boston University, Senior Associate Director of Admission; Kathleen Parent, University of Vermont, Associate Director of Admissions; Ben Kavanaugh, Bucknell University, Associate Director of Admissions.

Thursday, October 19, 6:30 p.m., Brio
6th Grade Parent Social
Join us for a casual get-together on Thursday, October 19 at 6:30 pm at Brio near Wegmans in the Chestnut Hill Square (200 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill).  Come whenever you can and enjoy some apps and a beverage with other 6th grade parents.  RSVP to s.porterbraun@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 25, 8:15-9:30 a.m., Rogers Room
Wellness at Beaver: Adolescence in the Age of Social Media
Join us for a talk with Dr. Jill Walsh. The talk will outline the landscape of teen digital media use and provide insights for parents trying to navigate this world. Using examples from her research, Dr. Walsh will discuss the good, the bad, and the just plain confusing in adolescents’ social media experiences. She will offer parents strategies for fostering productive conversations with their teens about technology and offer research-based suggestions for ways to help them cultivate healthy boundaries around technology use. 

Dr. Jill Walsh researches social media and adolescent development and is a Lecturer in Sociology at Boston University. She obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston University and earlier earned a Masters in Public Policy from Brown University and a B.A from Harvard University. Her recent work examines the way that social media, and the need to document the self online, has altered adolescent developmental pathways. Her book Adolescents and their Social Media Narratives: A Digital Coming of Age and will be published by Routledge this month. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate levels courses on the intersection between society and technology.

Thursday, October 26, 6 p.m. Brio Tuscan Restaurant
9th Grade Parent Evening Event
Join us for a drinks and Italian appetizers at Brio Tuscan Restaurant

Friday, December 8, 8:15-9:30 a.m.
“Social Host and Liability” with guest speaker Daryl Lapp

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
Beaver Bytes: “Learn Like Your Kids”

Thursday, February 8, 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 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!