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, February 9, 7-9 p.m. Grades 9+10 Research Level, R+D Center, Grades 11+12 Rogers Room
Upper School Parent Winter Receptions
Upper School Parent Receptions on campus are an opportunity for parents of students in the Upper School to connect socially by grade. Dress is casual. Feel free to drop in or plan to attend the full event. More information to come from grade reps.


Friday, February 16, 8:15-9:30 a.m., Rogers Room
“Learn Like Your Children”
Have you ever wanted to experience Beaver as your student does? Middle School Director Tiffany Marsh and Upper School Director Kader Adjout will introduce brief but informative activities that characterize/embody the inquiry-based, collaborative approach of the school. You’ll have a chance to hone your new basic skills with fellow parents and debrief about them afterward with faculty. This session is for any parent of a student in grades 6-12 who is interested in getting a taste of Beaver’s mindset and teaching practice. After a brief introduction by division leaders, parents will break up into groups and be able to rotate to two mini-lessons around the building before returning to the Rogers Room for a chance to debrief and share experiences.

Advanced sign up is preferred, and kindly select which 2 offerings interest you when you RSVP. Click here to RSVP.

Session 1: Problem-solving a traffic jam
An apparently simple task can lead to great collaboration, inquiry, and communication. Join us and showcase your problem-solving skills.

Session 2: Where do you stand on an issue?
Do we know the whole story? Check your empathy and see how decisions can be hard and opinions can change.

Session 3: Take a design challenge
How can we use technology tools to promote social change in the world?  How can we design so that everyone is included?  We will redesign everyday instances to better suit the needs of all users.


Thursday, February 22 8:30-10:30 a.m.
7th Grade Parent Coffee, Off Campus


Upcoming PIN Events 

  • Upper School Meeting: “The Importance of the Arts in Education”, Friday, February 23, 9 a.m. coffee, 9:30 a.m. program begins, The Rivers School, Weston
  • Middle School Meeting: “Children in Technology”, Wednesday, February 28, 9:00 am coffee, 9:30 am program begins, Inly School, Scituate

All parents and guardians of Beaver students are allowed and encouraged to attend if interested.

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.


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!