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, January 19, 6-7:45 p.m., Research Level, R+D Center
Middle School Parent Winter Reception
The Middle School Parent Reception is an opportunity for parents of students in Grades 6-8 to connect socially. This event coincides with the timing of the Middle School Student Social. So hopefully it will be easy for you to drop off your student and join fellow MS parents for a party of your own! Dress is casual. Feel free to drop in or plan to attend the full event even if your child does not plan to attend their Social. More information to come from grade reps.

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8 p.m., Rogers Room
“Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Civic Engagement”
The Hiatt Center and Parent Association will host a session about Beaver’s efforts to create an inclusive community: one that affirms the identities of all individuals, builds community, and cultivates students’ leadership skills. This gathering will be led by Liz Latour, Director of the Hiatt Center for Civic Engagement, and Joe Christy, Director of Student Engagement and Inclusion. They will share insights and highlights about Beaver’s work in these areas, answer questions, and lead participants through an activity that students and faculty have completed in the past.

Thursday, January 25, 2:15-3:45 p.m., Bloomberg Plaza
Winter Carnival
The Annual Winter Carnival, sponsored by the Parent Association, is a fun event for students. The event includes ice sculptures, hot cocoa, and marshmallow toasting for s’mores. Volunteer opportunities coming soon.

Friday, January 26, 9 a.m. 
PIN: Upper and Middle School Meeting: Concord Academy Head of School Panel
Peter Hutton will be participating on the panel “Innovative Curriculum: Preparing Kids for the Future.” All parents are 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.

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.
“Learn Like Your Children”

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!