In This Issue
Friday, May 18: Empty Bowl Dinner and Spring Arts Celebration; starts at 5 p.m. at Pingree
Saturday, May 19: EIL Tournaments
Sunday, May 20: North Shore Tour de Cure
Monday, May 21:
Last Day of Senior Classes
All-School BBQ; 4:30-5:45 p.m. on front lawn
Spring Sports Awards; 6 p.m. in the theater
Tuesday, May 22:
Senior College Sweatshirt Day
Alumni Association Brunch for Seniors; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
PMEC Meeting; 6 p.m. in the Alumni Room
Evening Music Concert; 7:30 p.m. in the theater
Wednesday, May 23:
New England Tournaments
Spring Admissions Open House; 7-8 p.m.
Friday, May 25: New England Tournaments
Saturday, May 26: New England Tournaments
Monday, May 28: Memorial Day - NO CLASSES
Friday, June 8: Academic Awards Ceremony; 5 p.m. in the Hedge Garden. Students are required to attend and parents are encouraged to attend.
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Spring Arts Celebration TONIGHT
Please join us tonight and next week for two arts events!
Empty Bowl and Spring Arts Celebration, Friday, May 18, beginning at 5 p.m.
Begin the evening at our Empty Bowl event -- a fundraiser to aid in the fight against hunger. Handmade ceramic bowls, created by members of the Pingree community, will be sold to raise money to buy a freezer for the Acord Food Pantry in Hamilton, then filled with a hearty soup and bread before the evening performances. Soup and bread donations provided by Crosby's Market and 15 Walnut in Hamilton, Sea Street Soups in Manchester, Piantedosi Bread, and Sodexo. Bowls will be sold for $10 each.
5 p.m. - Empty Bowl6:30 p.m. - Student Art Show Opening7 p.m. - Pegasus Reading7:30 p.m. - Dance and Theater Concert
Spring Music Concert, Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater
Save the Dates for End of Year Events
Friday, June 8 at 5 p.m.: Academic Awards Ceremony in the Hedge Garden; Attendance is required for all students; students should arrive by 4:45 p.m. Formal attire is required; coats and ties for the boys and dresses or skirts for the girls. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Saturday, June 9 at 5 p.m.: Baccalaureate in the Hedge Garden; for seniors and their families. Grades 9-11 students and parents are welcome.
Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m.: Commencement in the Hedge Garden; all students encouraged to attend and all parents invited.
DVDs of End-of-Year Events Available
DVDs of the end-of-year events are available for purchase. Two recordings will be produced -- one of the Awards Ceremony ($30), and one of Baccalaureate and Graduation combined ($45). Please download the order form here, and return to Joy Foley by June 12.
Still Looking for Help with the Student Potluck Dinner
We're still looking for parents to help with the student potluck dinner before the Spring Music Concert on Tuesday, May 22. If you would like to help with the Music Concert potluck, please click here.
Prep@Pingree Accepting Applications
Prep@Pingree, Pingree School's nationally recognized summer academic enrichment program enrolling current seventh and eighth grade students from Lawrence and Lynn, is accepting applications this year for a limited number of paying students from other communities.
The five-week program, taught by master independent and public school teachers, begins July 2 and ends August 3. Students study math, English, engineering design, and history, in addition to co-curricular topics including public speaking, application and interview skills. The students also take weekly exploratory day trips in and around Essex county.
For more information or to apply, please click here or contact Prep@Pingree Director Steve Filosa at 978 468 4415 x265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Exam Schedule Now Posted
Our final exam schedule is now available. Please click here to access the schedule. Students are expected to attend all final exams during the scheduled time slot. If a student is ill on the day of an exam, the student and/or parent should contact the relevant teacher and the Academic Dean prior to the start of the exam. Please contact Kristin Brown with any questions about the final exam schedule.
SAT Prep Course This Summer
From August 6-17, The Princeton Review will offer a two-week intensive course on Pingree's campus from August 6 - August 17 to prepare students for the October SAT. This course is open to non-Pingree students. For questions, please contact Shannon Shepardson at 800.447.0254 x5630 or SShepardson@Review.com. To register online, please visit The Princeton Review.
Summer College Essay Workshop
The new North Shore Summer School is offering a college essay workshop beginning at the end of June. This course meets in the evenings at Pingree School on Tuesdays from June 26 to July 31. The course will be taught by Denise Frame Harlan, an adjunct professor at Gordon College. Students will leave the six-week workshop with at least one final draft of a college essay and will be equipped with skills and strategies for completing other college essays on their own. Tuition is $280. For more information, please contact Rebecca Borden, Director of North Shore Summer School at Director@NorthShoreSummerSchool.org or 978-406-4900.
Save the Date for 2012 Golf Tournament
Please save the date for our 2012 James C. Deveney Golf Classic, to be held Monday, October 1 at Myopia Hunt Club. Online registration opens June 20.
Of Community Interest: 2012 Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz
During the week of June 4-8, Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity will complete two homes on Market Street in Lawrence. Two-thirds of the cost will be covered by donations of labor and materials from several local builders. Many other local companies have stepped up by donating food, supplies and their time to this wonderful cause. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for donating materials, labor, or cash to help bring hope and homes to the 22 communities served. Learn more about the Home Builders Blitz 2012 at www.merrimackvalleyhabitat.org/blitz.
Non-construction volunteers over the age of 16 are also needed for four-hour shifts Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8. Shift hours are 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. No construction experience is needed. Jobs include serving and setting up meals, helping with registration, serving as a parking attendant, and being a runner. Please contact Barbara Tomkins at 978-821-5233 or Barbara@BeechwoodOfficePark.com if you would like to join us for this
worthwhile volunteer activity. Thank you!
To read more about what's happening on campus, click here.