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Welcome, Breck Parents!

Below are resources for current families.

Important Dates for 2017-18

Thursday-Friday, October 19-20, 2017 | Faculty workshop
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Winter vacation
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | School resumes
Monday, March 19-Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | Spring vacation

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Saturday, October 14

8:30 AM-Noon | Grades 10-11 PSAT/NMSQT Testing (Fieldhouse, Breck School)
7:00-10:00 PM | Preschool Parents Community-Building Event at the home of Steve and Alicen Spaulding (note location change). RSVP to Stacy Best.

October 16 - 22, 2017

Monday, October 16

10:10 AM | Senior Speeches
7:00 PM | Semester Away Program Information Night (Dayton Library, Blake Upper School) 

Picture retakes for all students (MS/LS Entrance):

  • LS = 8:30-10:00 AM
  • MS = 10:00-11:30 AM
  • US = 12:30-3:00 PM

LS = Day 3
MS = A Day - Monday schedule
​US = Monday schedule

Tuesday, October 17

6:30-7:30 PM | Lower School Parents Math Night (Chapel). Cassy Turner, a Singapore Math consultant, will be leading a Math Night for parents (K-4) focusing on strategies to support students and their mathematical understanding. Kindly RSVP here for the event. Childcare will be available. Click here to register for childcare. If you're unable to attend, this meeting will be live streamed and recorded. Click here for login information.

LS = Day 4
MS = B Day - Tuesday schedule
​US = Tuesday schedule

Wednesday, October 18

Grades 9-10-11 required testing day
Grade 12 College visit day

LS = Day 5
MS = A Day - Special service schedule (all periods 1-7 will meet for 30-minutes)
​US = Special schedule (NoCP)

Thursday, October 19

Faculty workshop | No school for students

Friday, October 20

Faculty workshop | No school for students

October 23 - 29, 2017

Monday, October 23

Seniors: Yearbook materials due 

LS = Day 6
MS = B Day - Monday schedule
​US = Monday schedule

Tuesday, October 24

LS = Day 1
MS = A Day - Tuesday schedule
​US = Tuesday schedule

Wednesday, October 25

11:30 AM-1:00 PM | Grades 7/8 Parent Meeting (Heritage Room, Anderson Ice Arena). Topic: Growth Mindset. Speakers will include Sky Fauver (MS Director) and Sarah Flotten (Assistant Director, Peter Clark Center). A light lunch will be served. To assist us in planning, RSVP here. This meeting will be live streamed for those unable to attend. Click here for login information.

LS = Day 2
MS = B Day - Pumpkin carving schedule | Wear orange in honor of Unity Day
​US = Wednesday (CP) schedule

Thursday, October 26

8:30-10:00 AM | New Family Coffee (Glass Balcony, above the US Dining Room). Please join us for conversation and coffee!  Katie Peterson and Tod Dungan will be discussing programs offered as After-School Activities from 9-9:30am. We will have time dedicated to visiting/connecting with other families before and after our speakers. If this isn't your first year at Breck but you are still feeling "newish," please join us!
11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)
5:00-6:30 PM | Parent Education Event: Brainy Parenting with Daisy Pellant (West Boardroom - above the LS Library). There is a lot of compelling neuroscience being reported these days and images of brain scans seem to be everywhere. The important question is -- What can help us in our parenting? What does understanding a concept like neuroplasticity, integration, variability, or hijacking do for our everyday lives as parents? Join us for a session led by Dr. Daisy Pellant, Director of the Peter Clark Center for Mind, Brain, and Education at Breck. The PCC has as its mission creating a bridge between research and practice for all students, faculty, and families. Understanding applicable research will help us develop excellence as students, teachers, and parents. As the parent of four spirited kids, aged 12-19, Daisy knows firsthand how a practical understanding of the brain has helped her parenting decisions day to day and she looks forward to opening the conversation with you. No RSVP required.

LS = Day 3
MS = B Day - Thursday schedule
​US = Thursday schedule

Friday, October 27

3:30-5:15 PM | Grades 5/6 Movie Social (MS Dining Room). Students should sign up in the MS Office by Thursday, 10/26. Students who normally take the bus home can take the Activity Bus home; everyone else should be picked up at MS Door D at 5:15 PM.

LS = Day 4
MS = A Day - Friday schedule | Non-uniform day
​US = Friday schedule

Saturday, October 28

9:00 AM-Noon | Family Community Outreach Event: Fall Leaf Raking

National ACT Test Date (offsite)

October 30 - November 5, 2017

Monday, October 30

Girls hockey begins

LS = Day 5
MS = A Day - Monday schedule
​US = Monday schedule

Tuesday, October 31

Happy Halloween! Lower School parade starts at 8:40 AM — procession ending in the Anderson Gym. Parents are invited to attend the program in the Anderson Gym!

LS = Day 6 | Halloween costume day
MS = B Day - Tuesday schedule | Halloween costume day
​US = Tuesday schedule

Wednesday, November 1

8:15 AM | Parents Association MS Division Meeting (MS Dining Room)
2:45 PM | MS Spelling Bee Final (Cargill Theater)

LS = Day 1
MS = A Day - Wednesday schedule
​US = Wednesday (CP) schedule

Thursday, November 2

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

LS = Day 2
MS = A Day - Thursday schedule
​US = Thursday schedule

Friday, November 3

LS = Day 3
MS = B Day - Friday schedule
​US = Friday schedule

Saturday, November 4

National SAT Test Date (offsite)

6:00 PM | Parents Association Event: Multicultural Film Festival (at Breck)

November 6 - 12, 2017

Monday, November 6

LS = Day 4
MS = B Day - Monday schedule
​US = Monday schedule

Tuesday, November 7

8:00 AM | Grade 12 Parent Coffee Talk with the College Counselors (Heritage Room, Anderson Ice Arena). Meet with the College Counselors to discuss and ask questions about college.
8:30 AM | All-School Chapel: All Saints' Day | In honor of All Saints' Day, our All-School Chapel will include a small tribute remembering people within or connected to our community who have passed away. If you would like a loved one remembered, email Alexis Kent with his or her name, their connection to Breck and a photograph. Please submit the name(s) and photograph(s) by Friday, November 3, to Alexis Kent.

LS = Day 5
MS = A Day - ASC schedule
​US = Tuesday schedule

Wednesday, November 8

8:45-10:00 AM | Parents Association LS Division Meeting (Heritage Room, Anderson Ice Arena). Topic: Performing and Visual Arts at Breck. More information to come.
6:30 PM | Grade 11 Student/Parent College Meeting. More information to come.

LS = Day 6
MS = B Day - Wednesday schedule
​US = Wednesday (CP) schedule

Thursday, November 9

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)
6:30-8:30 PM | Grade 10 Parent Meeting (US Dining Room) | You are cordially invited to “What to Expect in 10th Grade and Beyond,” an informative meeting specifically designed for 10th grade parents. Jonny Nicholson, Director of College Counseling, will be speaking about standardized testing and AJ Colianni, US Dean of Studies, will be discussing curriculum. Other interesting topics will also be discussed such as driving, work/fun balance, academic resources and more. A light dinner will be served. RSVP for the dinner and meeting here. This meeting will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend. Click here for login information.

LS = Day 1
MS = B Day - Thursday schedule
​US = Thursday schedule

Friday, November 10

7:30 PM | Opening Night! Fall Drama (Cargill Theater). Join us for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," by Tom Stoppard. A great modern classic! This is an inventive retelling of Hamlet, as seen from the point of view of bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. These two outsiders become the main characters in Stoppard's examination of Shakespeare's classic. It is brilliantly funny and a genuine actor's theater piece. Suitable for Upper School and up. Tickets $5 at the door. Students are free!

LS = Day 2
MS = A Day - Friday schedule
​US = Friday schedule

Saturday, November 11

9:00 AM-Noon | Admissions Open House for prospective families. All are welcome!
7:00-10:00 PM | Grade 1 Parents Community-Building Event | More information to come.
7:30 PM | Fall Drama (Cargill Theater). Join us for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," by Tom Stoppard. (Complete description in Friday, Nov. 10.)

November 13 - 19, 2017

Monday, November 13

MS boys and girls basketball begin
Alpine Ski, Nordic Ski, Gymnastics, Boys Hockey, and US Girls Basketball begin

LS = Day 3
MS = A Day - Monday schedule
​US = Monday schedule

Tuesday, November 14

LS = Day 4
MS = B Day - Tuesday schedule
​US = Tuesday schedule

Wednesday, November 15

LS = Day 5
MS = A Day - Wednesday schedule
​US = Wednesday (CP) schedule

Thursday, November 16

8:30-11:00 AM | Blood Drive 
11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

LS = Day 6
MS = A Day - Thursday schedule
​US = Thursday schedule

Friday, November 17

7:30 PM | Fall Drama (Cargill Theater). Join us for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," by Tom Stoppard. A great modern classic! This is an inventive retelling of Hamlet, as seen from the point of view of bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. These two outsiders become the main characters in Stoppard's examination of Shakespeare's classic. It is brilliantly funny and a genuine actor's theater piece. Suitable for Upper School and up. Tickets $5 at the door. Students are free!

LS = Day 1
MS = B Day - Friday schedule
​US = Friday schedule

Saturday, November 18

7:30 PM | Fall Drama (Cargill Theater. Join us for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," by Tom Stoppard. (Complete description above.)