Parents Fall Weekend Lineup
Sharpen your pencils and your wits, parents. Deerfield Parents Fall Weekend commences Friday, Oct. 12th with your child’s first period class at 8am sharp. The morning features class visits and a welcome from Head of School Margarita Curtis at 10am in the Memorial Building auditorium.
After lunch, you will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers and advisor, learn about summer travel opportunities with Deerfield faculty, attend a “Pathways to College” session with Martha Lyman, director of college counseling, and Peter Warsaw, academic dean, or join “The 1704 Deerfield Raid Walking Tour” (see “Historic Deerfield and the Academy” in this issue).
Class receptions (parents only, please) begin at 5:15pm followed by the buffet dinner in the Dining Hall and tent on Plunkett Lawn. At 7:30pm, don’t miss the Performing Arts Showcase (see “Performing Arts Preview”) and the reception to follow at 9:45pm.
You will have more opportunities for parent-teacher conferences on Saturday, as well as participate in the Deerfield Parents Network’s 2nd Annual Bulb Planting Project from 8:30-10:30am (see “Join Fellow Parents at Planting Project”). At 1:30pm Peter Warsaw and Peter Nilsson, assistant academic dean, will discuss “Creativity and Technology in Education Today.” Historic Deerfield will present “The Williams House Door: A Deerfield Academy Icon” at 3:30pm.
Be sure to cheer on Big Green in the athletic contests beginning at 3 p.m. A full schedule will be available on game day.
If you have not already done so, please register here for Parents Fall Weekend. The Historic Deerfield events require pre-registration. You will receive an email the week of October 1st from the Academic Dean’s Office to schedule faculty conferences though the Pick-a-Time system.
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