September 10, 2010
Picture of the Week
In between classes, seniors discuss new academic schedule.
Message from Pingree
Parents Association President
The photo is always the same
pose: our three daughters standing on our front stairs, smiling broadly,
wearing new clothes and bright backpacks filled with unsharpened pencils and
unwrinkled notebooks. Some years one of them holds a handmade sign declaring
“first day of school.”This year the eagerness and newness they felt was the
same, but they resisted my request to pause on the stairs. “We’ll do it later,
Mom,” my oldest daughter said confidently. My hand holding the camera dropped.
We hustled into the car and drove off for Pingree.
As parents, we do a lot of
hustling into the car or to the bus. As teenagers, our children are eager to
make their own choices and have a say in the family as they strive for
independence. But we all have Pingree in common. We want you to know that as a
Pingree Parent you are always welcome here and are an integral part of
The Pingree Parents
Association is here for you as a forum and resource. Our primary goal this year
is fostering community among all Pingree families. We will accomplish this by
improving communication, increasing parent involvement and promoting parent
education opportunities. Once a month the Parents Association will have a
feature in Tim’s weekly Friday email called “Pingree Parents Corner.” I will include updates on upcoming
events of interest to parents and information that you might find helpful.
There is lots of activity at
Pingree this time of year. Since sometimes it can feel hard to keep track of (I
check Pingree’s website frequently), I wanted to highlight some here for you:
- The New Parents Dinner on September 16th
is an opportunity for new parents to get better acquainted.
- The first Parents Association meeting is on September
23rd at 5:30. We serve a light supper and there will be a chance to
ask questions and hear from Tim. It’s not too late to sign up as one of our
volunteers. (Click HERE for the online volunteer sign up form).
- Portsmouth Abbey Day is September 25th.
Games begin at 1 pm and there will be food tents hosted by the Parents
Association and your class. Look for more information soon!
- The Snack Shack will open on September 25th.
During home games, home-baked treats, snacks and drinks are available for
purchase to benefit the Parents Association. Click HERE for a link for
more information on the Snack Shack and how you can set up an account for your
- Parent Visiting Night on October 7th is an
opportunity to meet your student’s teachers as you experience a shortened
version of his/her school day.
While I may have missed the
“first day of school” photo, the excitement and possibility of a new school
year is the same as ever! I wish your family all the best this year and I hope
to see you at Pingree soon!
Joan SullivanPingree Parent Hint of
President, Pingree Parents
Did you know that you are
able to receive email and/or text message alerts about athletic events,
including schedule changes and scores? Just go to your student’s team page
under the ATHLETICS section of Pingree’s website and click on the orange
“Alerts” button above the schedule to sign up! http://www.pingree.org/page.cfm?p=1002
We are pleased to announce
that the new Student Directories were mailed to households on Thursday,
Shack opens on September 25th! Click here to learn more and open your account. Click here to download form.
Alumni Art Show Opening
Siegel Brothers' Art on Display in Bertolon Gallery
Art by recent Pingree alumni Cal '05 and Ned Siegel '08 is on display in Pingree's Bertolon Family Gallery, as the first in this year's shows devoted to the work of graduates in honor of the school's 50th anniversary.
The Bertolon Gallery is open during school hours and by appointment. Gallery curator is Pingree photography teacher Deb VanderMolen.
September 16: Bike to
is a Bike to School Day. Bike to School Days are a way to show our support for
lowering our impact on the
September 16: New Parents Dinner
New Parents Diner will be held on Thursday, September 16 at 7:00. Please RSVP to Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 20: Deveney Golf Classic
We invite you to participate
in the Annual Pingree School Golf Tournament at Myopia Hunt Club on Monday Sep.
20th. By participating
in the Golf Tournament, you help us make Pingree accessible to students from
diverse backgrounds. All proceeds
contribute to Pingree’s financial aid endowment and supports students who could
not otherwise afford to attend Pingree.
Enjoy a day of sportsmanship at beautiful Myopia Hunt Club with fellow
Pingree community members.
To register and for more
information, go here: http://www.pingree.org/page.cfm?p=1385
Homecoming and 50th Celebration
start at 1 p.m.
of athletes at 1:30 p.m.
Jesse Green, chainsaw sculptor, carve a Pegasus, from 1-5 p.m.
bouncy house, live music and more after the games
outdoor sculpture exhibit
Opening reception with artists displaying work in Flying Horse Outdoor
Meet the artists and stroll the grounds to view more than 25
sculptures by well-known New England artists