A Weekly Roundup of All Things Pingree

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Preview

Photos by David Goff.

The Week Ahead

Head's Up: Tim's Weekly Letter

Dear Pingree families,

Three signs spring is near: a green shoot sprouting through the mulch in front of school, flocks of geese returning for their seasonal Pingree exchange program, and (drum roll, please) the opening of our spring musical production, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat! The cast and crew look forward to seeing many of you tonight and this weekend.

Our health office and administrative team continue to monitor the domestic flu and COVID-19 (coronavirus). Recognizing that health updates are fluid, we continue to track the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state health officials. We will be in touch as necessary in the weeks ahead....

Read More about Dreamcoats, Health Update, and Conversational Courage

Events & Announcements

Have a talent to share? Consider getting involved with Local L.A.B. or Senior Projects! 

If you have a particular skill, hobby, research interest, or area of expertise (or know anyone who does) that could enrich student learning, we invite you to consider sharing your talent. There are many opportunities to get involved, whether it be in a workshop this winter (February 6), in a trip this spring (April 28), or by helping out with Senior Projects (May 18-29). Our students love these experiential-learning opportunities and look forward to them! Please fill out the form here or contact Jessica Moore (jmoore@pingree.org) for Local L.A.B. or Meg O’Neill (moneill@pingree.org) for Senior Projects. Thank you!

Academics Updates

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PPN Updates

L.A.B. Updates

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College Office Updates

Health Updates

Many pediatricians and family practitioners have been immunizing our students against meningitis for years. Starting with the 2020–2021 school year, it will be required to attend a day school in Massachusetts

What will change is that you will be asked to update your student's immunization record along with the health physical annually or every 13 months in your Magnus health portal. This will give Allyson Larsen, our school nurse, access to immunization records to assure your student has been covered. 

Thank you in advance!

Arts Updates

Now on Display in the Bertolon Gallery: James McLeod

Paradise Lost: Views from the Holy Land

This series is informed by photographs from McLeod’s travels through Israel and the Palestinian Territories from 2012–2016. McLeod translates his photography into silk-screened imagery printed on glass, hand painted and realized through multiple kiln firings. The focus of the work is to present the viewer with an intimate perspective of a historically war-torn region through the eyes of the artist. In the series, the geopolitical lines are obfuscated and each image is left to tell a story of a place that could easily exist on either side of the line. Below the surface of every conflict is a complex narrative with multiple perspectives where the participants and observers often have more commonalities than they care to admit. 

Learn more about James McLeod and the exhibit on the Bertolon Gallery page.

For Seniors

This year's baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies will be videotaped by David Medzorian of Daval Video Productions in Arlington. Mr. Medzorian has been recording special events for both private and public schools for the last 25 years.

Your DVD set or HD video file will include both the baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies recorded from multiple angles and will include the names of the graduates and those participating in the ceremony. Please click here to view the form

Mark Your Calendars

Spring Selection for Parent Book Club Announced

Our spring meeting of the Pingree Parent Book Club will be on Friday, March 27, from 8:00–9:00 a.m. in the Harte Room of the Library Learning Commons. Join fellow parents and co-facilitators Joanne Lynch P’17, ’20 and Amy Tardy P’20 to discuss the hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served.

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