Conference Day and Night 2017

Please plan to join us for Conference Night, Monday, January 30 and Conference Day, Friday, February 3. You will have an opportunity to attend activities and workshops and meet with teachers. Information about these and other activities are listed below.

Conference scheduling opens for parent self-scheduling on December 20 for both Conference Night and Conference Day. The schedule closes on January 24 for Conference Night and January 30 for Conference Day scheduling.

Conference Night
Monday, January 30, 2017

6:30 p.m.
Welcome Table
Mollie Dodd Anderson Library, Conference Room

7:00–9:00 p.m.
Teacher Conferences (10 minutes each)
To schedule a conference visit the portal. If you are not able to set up conferences in advance, you may arrange for phone conferences or you may set up appointments to meet on another day that is convenient for the teachers and you. Please feel free to call the teachers and advisors during the school week—Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.—throughout the year.

Conference Day
Friday, February 3, 2017

7:30–8:30 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast
Main, Dining Room

8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Welcome Table
Main, Lobby
Be sure to stop by to pick up your conference schedules. Any conference schedules not picked up by 1:00 p.m. will be available in Main Lobby at the mirror table.

9:00–10:00 a.m.
Planning a Course of Study for Current Sophomores
Mollie Dodd Anderson Library, Conference Room
Laura Kinnel
A workshop for parents of current sophomores.

10:15–11:10 a.m.
Planning a Course of Study for Current Freshmen 
Mollie Dodd Anderson Library, Conference Room
Laura Kinnel
A workshop for parents of current freshmen.

10:15–11:10 a.m.
George School Performance and Wellness Program
Fitness and Athletics Center, Hayden Family Fitness Center
Learn how students and parents can work with coaches at George School to improve personal strength and conditioning. Topics will include injury prevention, motivational enhancement coaching, and assessing your child’s overall wellness.

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Buffet Luncheon
Main, Dining Room

11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Teacher Conferences (10 minutes each)
To schedule a conference visit the portal. If you are not able to set up conferences in advance, you may arrange for phone conferences or you may set up appointments to meet on another day that is convenient for the teachers and you. Please feel free to call the teachers and advisors during the school week—Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.—throughout the year.

Course Planning Conferences (10 minutes each)
If you are the parent of a freshman or sophomore and you have not talked to your child’s advisor about long-range course planning, you might want to arrange for a course planning conference with the advisor, director of studies, or registrar. For additional course planning details, please attend the appropriate morning workshop (Planning a Course of Study for Freshmen or Planning a Course of Study for Sophomores) or visit our website.

11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
College Counseling Program
Walton Center
Junior Parent Program: College Planning 101
Juniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to join the College Counseling Office as they present College Planning 101 for Juniors. We look forward to welcoming Jess Lord, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Haverford, as our keynote speaker. The program will discuss trends in college admissions and what juniors and their parents can expect in the months to come as they prepare to submit their college applications.

2:00-2:50 p.m.
Arizona Service Trip Workshop
Main, Small Dining Room
Stephen Moyer ’82 and Avery Stern
For parents of participating students.

Nicaragua Service Trip Workshop
Bancroft, Room 201
Chéri Mellor
For parents of participating students.

CHANGE IN SCHEDULE–PREVIOUSLY AT 3:00 p.m.
Washington D.C. Service Trip Workshop

Main, West Conference Room
Kevin Davis ’77 and Kim Hebron
For parents of participating students.

3:00-3:50 p.m.
Bonaire Service Trip Workshop
Spruance-Alden Science Building, Room 104
Chris Odom, Kathleen O’Neal, and Mike Rothwell
For parents of participating students.

Costa Rica Service Trip Workshop
Spruance-Alden Science Building, Room 202
Pacho Gutierrez ’77, Kevin Davis ’77, and Kim Major
For parents of participating students.

France Service Trip Workshop
Bancroft, Room 209
Debbie DiMicco ’72 and Nancy Kryven
For parents of participating students.

Mississippi Service Trip Workshop
Mollie Dodd Anderson Library, Room 209
Elvis Alves and Avery Stern
For parents of participating students.

Nepal Service Trip Workshop
Spruance-Alden Science Building, Room 201
Scott Hoskins, Polly Lodge, and Karla Stucker
For parents of participating students.

Vietnam Service Trip Workshop
Bancroft, Room 201
Marie-Laure Epaminondas, Chéri Mellor, and Carter Sio ’76
For parents of participating students.

Mid-Winter Break
Mid-winter break begins after a student’s last school commitment on Friday, February 3, 2017. There are no classes on Monday, February 6, 2017

Boarders return to campus by 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6. Classes resume at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

Questions? 
Contact Carol Wozniak by email or by phone at 215.579.6573.