News & Events

Parents & Family Weekend

Weekend Schedule

 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28
 
10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Campus Store Open

4:30–5:30 p.m.
  International Parent Reception
Under tent outside Pratt House, weather permitting

5:30–8:30 p.m.  Registration for parents 
Armstrong Atrium, Armour Academic Center (AAC)

5:30–8:30 p.m. Library book sale and refreshments
Under tent outside ACC

6–8 p.m. Campus Store Open
 
6–9 p.m.  Parent/teacher conferences*


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
 
10 a.m.–6 p.m.  Campus Store Open

2–7 p.m.  Registration for parents
Armstrong Atrium, AAC

2–7 p.m.  Library book sale and refreshments
Under tent outside ACC
 
2:30–7 p.m.  Parent/teacher conferences*

5–5:30 p.m. Parent Committee Reception
Under tent outside Pratt House, weather permitting

5:30–6:30 p.m. Parent Reception
Under tent outside Pratt House, weather permitting  

5:30–7:30 p.m.  Dinner
Visiting parents may eat in Adams Dining Room, parents may take their children to area restaurants for dinner
 
10 p.m.  Boarding students check in; day students return home
 
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30
 
8–10 a.m.  Registration for parents
Armstrong Atrium, AAC
 
8–10 a.m.  Library book sale and refreshments
Under tent outside ACC
 
8–9:50 a.m.  Parent/teacher conferences*

8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.  Campus Store Open

9:30 a.m.  Legacy Photo
Steps of Cushing Hall

10–11 a.m.  Performing Arts Concert for families of performers only
Werner Centennial Center
 
11 a.m.–1 p.m.  Bagged lunches for guests, Adams Dining Room

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Parents/Guardians of Students of Color (PoSoC) Gathering
Keyes Porch
 
Noon  Athletics begin—click here for game schedule
 
 
If you have questions about the weekend, please contact: 
 
Thea Leach P’11, ’13 
Director of Advancement Programs & Events
(860) 408-3724
tleach@westminster-school.org
 
 
 
*Conferences: The sign-up process for parent/teacher conferences will be completed online. Information and instructions will be sent to parents via email on October 15.
 
Reminders: Students are excused for the long weekend following completion of their Saturday afternoon commitment. Boarding students are due back on corridor by 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 2 following the long weekend break. Fall term classes resume Wednesday morning, November 3.  

FAQs

 
Will I meet my child’s teachers during Parents Weekend?
Yes, in fact, parents will have ten-minute sessions with each of their child’s teachers. Conferences can be in person or on Zoom, times are available Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Will I meet my child’s advisor during the weekend?
We do not have time set aside specifically for advisor meetings. However, if you wish to meet with the advisor, your child should arrange a time for you to meet.

What is the Book Sale?
For each Parents Weekend, the library hosts a book sale where parents may buy books for the library. Making a purchase allows parents to honor and recognize their children and others by having a book plate inscribed in the book that is purchased. Parents often purchase books of interest to their son/daughter, books on a topic of their own interest, or books to honor or support a teacher or class.

Are there athletic contests on campus Saturday afternoon?
Yes, please check the Athletics schedule for times and locations. 

May I take my child out to dinner?
Yes, students are permitted to have dinner off campus with their parents on Friday evening.

What is the parent reception?
We host a reception at Pratt House (the Headmaster's house) for the parents to have a chance to meet other parents and faculty between conferences. 

May I visit classes during the weekend?
Parents do not attend classes during this weekend. Depending on health conditions, we have tentatively planned “Class Visit Day for Parents” for January 14-15, 2022, during which time parents can attend classes and experience the academic day.

When do students return from long weekend?
Boarding students are due back on corridor by 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 2. Fall term classes resume Wednesday morning, November 3.  

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