September 16, 2011
Picture of the Week
Prep@Pingree alumni met privately with Governor Deval Patrick before Wednesday evening's Tenth Anniversary Celebration for Prep@Pingree. Nearly 300 guests filled the gym to hear from former Prep@Pingree participants, Founding Trustee Malcolm Coates and Governor Patrick. During the celebration, Patrick praised the program for giving students "the gift of imagining any path and projecting themselves onto that path." To learn more about Prep@Pingree, click here.
A Message from Lisa Gaquin, President of the Pingree Parents Association
The welcome speeches have been given and the work (and fun) have begun. Pingree Parents Association (PPA) is off to a fast start this year. Hopefully, you have had a chance to attend the new parent coffee, Convocation, or our first PPA meeting. It is difficult to quantify the positive “vibe” about Pingree but attendance at recent events has been robust. Over 90 people attended the new parent coffee and about 60 parents attended this week’s opening PPA meeting. Those are big numbers for a small school. Read more >
See you at Parent Visiting Night!
Parent Visiting Night is next Thursday, September 22. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Theater. You will have the opportunity to "follow" your child's schedule, meet his/her teachers and learn about the courses in which your student is enrolled. For the evening's complete schedule, click here.
First Dance of the Year is TONIGHT!
Sponsored by the Student Events organization, our first dance of the year is tonight, Friday, September 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Commons. All students should arrive no later than 8 p.m. and be picked up no later than 10 p.m. Relaxed dress code; theme is favorite fairy tales. All school rules are in effect throughout the evening. Pingree faculty will chaperone.
Meet the Artists
Join us this Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. to meet the many artists whose work is displayed on campus as part of this year’s Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. Refreshments served. Bring family and friends. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences for Freshman and Sophomores
Beginning Tuesday, September 20, freshman and sophomore parents and guardians should be sure to register online here for parent-teacher-student conferences. On September 20, you will also find a link to the sign-up on our homepage and under the Parents tab. The conferences will take place on October 11 and 12. Students are required to attend. If you have questions please email Joy Foley firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee with the Head Of School
Our first parent coffee with Head of School Tim Johnson at Rogers House is Wednesday, September 28 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Rogers House is located at 551 Highland Street. Subsequent coffees with Tim will be Tuesday, February 7 and Thursday, April 12, 2012. Please note the April date is a correction to the card sent in the mail recently. No R.S.V.P. is necessary for these informal get-togethers to talk about school life.
Autographed Books for Sale
If you missed Wednesday's night's inspiring speech by Governor Deval Patrick or want to learn more about his amazing journey from the South Side of Chicago to the State House, we have autographed copies of his memoir A Reason to Believe for sale. Each signed book is $25, with 40% of price benefiting Prep@Pingree directly. Students may charge their school accounts or email email@example.com for your copy. Buy for yourself or as a gift for the holidays!
The French Are Coming! The Danish Are Coming!
OO-LA-LA! SÅ STOR! Hosting a foreign exchange student can create friendships that last a lifetime. Do not miss this opportunity to have an international buddy and to share your school, home and family with a French or Danish teen. Expand your network and get connected!
French student visit: October 21 - November 2, 2011
Danish student visit: November 22 - December 2, 2011
If you are interested in hosting a French student, please contact Andrea Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in hosting a Danish student, please contact Linda May at email@example.com.
News from the College Office for Seniors and Senior Parents
Throughout the fall, Pingree hosts college reps for group meetings with our seniors. Seniors should sign up in the College Office for meetings and get permission from teachers at least 24 hours in advance to miss a class for a college rep visit. Next week, Pingree will be hosting reps from the following schools:
Monday: Bradley at 10:15 a.m., Gettysburg at 1:30 p.m. and Union at 2:15 p.m.
Tuesday: University of Vermont at 10:45 a.m..
Wednesday: Furman at 12:30 p.m..
Friday: Loyola Maryland at 8:30 a.m..
Also, please remember that the College Office will hold a meeting for seniors and their parents in the theater on Tuesday at 7 p.m. We'll go over the application process and how everything gets where it needs to go. Hope to see you there!
Art Teacher's Work Chosen for Prestigious Event
Two photographs by Pingree art teacher Deborah VanderMolen were chosen for inclusion in the New England Photography Biennial 2011. Every two years, the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham celebrates photography through a highly selective exhibition of photographers who live or work in New England. Seventy-four photographs were chosen this year from 1,055 images submitted by 211 photographers. Each photographer was limited to three submissions.
The exhibit of chosen photographs is on display at the Danforth until November 13. The museum is located at 123 Union Avenue in Framingham. Phone is 508-620-0050.
Congratulations to Deborah!
Pingree in the News
Every week we send out press releases to multiple newspapers. While we receive Google Alerts letting us know when news appears, we also like to have paper copies of the articles. If you see Pingree mentioned in your local newspaper and are willing to share a hard copy, please send the page to Director of Communications Judy Klein at school. Thanks!
Visit our online school store
Need a new Pingree t-shirt or sweats? Click here to stock up on all your school gear!
Alumnus Exhibits at Pingree's Bertolon Gallery
Christopher Hutchinson, Pingree Class of 2006, is exhibiting his large format color photographs in Pingree's Bertolon Gallery from September 8-October 25, 2011. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Please join us!
To read more about what's happening on campus, click here.
Mark Your Calendar
September 16: All School Dance, 7 p.m.
September 18: Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Opening Reception, 3-5 p.m., Library
September 19: James C. Deveney Golf Classic, Myopia Hunt Club
September 20: Senior College Night, 7-8:30 p.m., Theater
September 22: Parent Visiting Night, Registration Begins at 5:45, Theater Lobby
September 23: Last Day to drop/add classes
September 24: Portsmouth Abbey Day, Away
September 28: Parent Coffee with Tim Johnson, 8-9:30 a.m., Rogers House
For more detail or to look ahead, visit Pingree's school calendar by clicking here.