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THURSDAY, january 17

8:00-9:00 AM | Grade 11 College Counseling Coffee Talk (Heritage Room, Anderson Ice Arena). The college counselors will be discussing resources for the college process.

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

6:30-8:00 PM | Parents Association US Division Meeting (US Library). Topic: Demystifying the Upper School Curriculum. Please join Upper School Director, Tom Taylor, along with other members of the Upper School administration to learn more about the ins and outs of the Upper School Curriculum. In anticipation of the curriculum fair and course selection, this will be an opportunity to hear from school leaders about a variety of topics pertaining to the various courses of study students may pursue while at Breck.  Some topics will include: understanding the role of AP and advanced courses; consideration of the arts and athletics in curricular choices; and resources available at Breck to make these decisions. All Breck parents are welcome to attend, not just those with students in Upper School. RSVPs appreciated but not required; RSVP here. Live stream information here.

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

FRIDAY, january 18

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

January 21 - 27, 2019

Monday, January 21

All-School Holiday | MLK Day | Main Campus closed

TUESDAY, january 22

8:30 AM | All-School Chapel | MLK Day celebration with special guest speaker, Dr. Eboo Patel (Chapel)

6:30-8:30 PM | The Intersection of Race and Religion: A Panel Discussion Interpreting the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Today (Chapel). This event will be live streamed. Click here for login information.

LS = Day 3
MS = A Day - MLK Day schedule w/ASC | Grade 5 Field Trip (Feed My Starving Children) | Grade 6 Field Trip (Second Harvest)
US = ASC schedule

WEDNESDAY, january 23

6:30-8:00 PM | Parents Association MS Division Meeting (MS Dining Room). Dr. Julie Lesser will be speaking on the topic: "Strategies to Promote Self-Esteem and Address Perfectionism." RSVPs appreciated but not required; RSVP here. This meeting will be live-streamed. Click here for login information.

LS = Day 4
MS = B Day - RAS schedule | Grade 7 Field Trip (Wolf Ridge)
US = US Global / Alumni / MLK Day special schedule

THURSDAY, january 24

2:30 PM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

6:30-8:00 PM | Singapore “Math in Focus” Night for LS parents.  More information to come.

LS = Day 5
MS = A Day RAS schedule | Grade 7 Field Trip (Wolf Ridge)
US = RAS Chapel schedule (Tutorial)

FRIDAY, january 25

7:00-10:00 PM | Grade 1 Parents Community-Building Event (Alary’s Bar in St. Paul). RSVP to Sahar Batman. More information in emailed invitation.

LS = Day 6
MS = B-Day Friday schedule | BAM t-shirt day | Grade 7 Field Trip (Wolf Ridge)
US = Friday (Chapel) schedule

Saturday, January 26

8:00 AM-4:00 PM | Parents Association Event: Special Olympics Poly Hockey Tournament (at Breck). Volunteer here.

6:00-9:00 PM | Grade 6 Parents Community-Building Event at Wayzata Brew Works. RSVP to Sherry Jaffe. More information in emailed invitation.

Sunday, January 27

8:00 AM-4:00 PM | Parents Association Event: Special Olympics Poly Hockey Tournament (at Breck). Volunteer here.

January 28 - February 3, 2019

Monday, January 28

LS = Day 1
MS = A Day - Monday schedule
US = Monday schedule

TUESDAY, january 29

6:30-8:00 PM | Parents Association Parent Education Committee Event for P-12 Parents (US Library). How to Communicate with Your Child About Substances: Trends, Consequences, and Resources. Speakers include Tom Taylor (US Director), Denny Arons (Security Director), and others who know your kids. Download the Parent Ed Committee's "Building Mindful Communication" image here. RSVPs appreciated but not required (click here).

LS = Day 2
MS = B Day - Tuesday schedule
US = Tuesday schedule

WEDNESDAY, january 30

6:30-8:00 PM | Grade 11 Parent/Student College Counseling Meeting: Application Workshop (US Dining Room)

LS = Day 3
MS = A Day - WCP schedule
US = Wednesday (no CP) schedule | Curriculum Fair

THURSDAY, january 31

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Book Club with the Peter Clark Center for Mind, Brain, and Education Kicks off 2019 with a discussion of the book: The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child with fellow Breck parents and Dr. Daisy Pellant, Director of the PCC! When facing contentious issues such as screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson call a No Brain response. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. When kids work from a Yes Brain, they’re more willing to take chances and explore. They’re more curious and imaginative. They’re better at relationships and handling adversity. In The Yes Brain, the authors give parents skills, scripts, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the beneficial “yes” state. You’ll learn:

  • the four fundamentals of the Yes Brain—balance, resilience, insight, and empathy—and how to strengthen them
  • the key to knowing when kids need a gentle push out of a comfort zone vs. needing the “cushion” of safety and familiarity
  • strategies for navigating away from negative behavioral and emotional states (aggression and withdrawal) and expanding your child’s capacity for positivity

The Yes Brain is an essential tool for nurturing positive potential and keeping your child’s inner spark glowing and growing strong. If you are worried about finding time between now and January 31 to read it, don’t. If you "SKIM" you are "IN"!! If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Stacy Best at Stacy.Best@mac.com or 612-384-8082.

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

LS = Day 4
MS = A Day - Thursday schedule | BAM t-shirt day
US = Thursday schedule

FRIDAY, February 1

LS = Day 5 | Grades 1-2 and 3-4 Jump Rope for Heart
MS = B-Day Friday schedule
US = Friday schedule

Saturday, February 2

9:00 AM-Noon | Grades 5-12 Admissions Testing for prospective students. Register with the Admissions office (763.381.8200).

10:00-11:00 AM | Admissions Preschool Playgroup for prospective students. Register with the Admissions office (763.381.8200).

8:30-11:30 PM | Upper School Snow Days Dance

Save the date! Grade 12 Parents Community-Building Event — details to come!

Sunday, February 3

1:30-4:00 and 5:00-7:30 PM | First Nations Kitchen Soup-er Bowl Sunday Volunteer Opportunity (3044 Longfellow Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404). First Nations Kitchen offers free meals on Sundays to folks in South Minneapolis. Organic, locally-grown food is transformed into a feast for neighbors of all ages. Join a team of prep cooks, chefs, and servers, and experience the joy of "radical hospitality"! Two shifts are available. Click here to volunteer!

February 4 - 10, 2019

Monday, February 4

10:10 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

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

TUESDAY, February 5

8:30 AM | All-School Chapel

Boys Hockey Senior Night and Staff Appreciation Night (Anderson Ice Arena)

LS = Day 1
MS = A Day - ASC schedule
US = ASC schedule

WEDNESDAY, February 6

8:45-10:00 AM | Parents Association LS Division Meeting (MS Dining Room). Topic: Creative Meal Planning. Speakers include Bob Miles (Director of Food Services) and Elizabeth Raygor (Head Chef). RSVPs are appreciated but not required; RSVP here. This meeting will be live streamed. Click here to login.

6:30-8:00 PM | Grade 8 Parent Meeting (US Dining Room). Topic: Transitioning to Upper School. Speakers will be Tom Taylor (US Director) and Chris Ohm (US Ass't. Director and Dean). RSVPs are appreciated but not required; RSVP here. Live stream login information here.

LS = Day 2
MS = B Day - Wednesday schedule
US = Wednesday (CP) schedule

THURSDAY, February 7

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

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

FRIDAY, February 8

Middle School Ski Day (all day)

8:30 AM | Parents Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting (Melrose Center)

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

Saturday, February 9

National SAT Test Date (at Breck)
National ACT Test Date (at Breck)

6:30-9:30 PM | Breckoply Blue & Gold Bash (Breck Fieldhouse). The Blue & Gold Bash, Breck's annual fundraising event, will be held on campus in the Fieldhouse again this year! Doors open at 6:30 PM. For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here. For more information about this year's Blue & Gold Bash — or to sponsor a portion of the event — click here. If you'd like to make a donation to the Bash, click here.

February 11 - 17, 2019

Monday, February 11

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

TUESDAY, February 12

9:30-11:00 AM | Preschool Admissions Coffee

LS = Day 6
MS = B Day - Tuesday schedule
US = Tuesday schedule

WEDNESDAY, February 13

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

THURSDAY, February 14

Deadline for collecting Box Tops for Education. Click here for more information.

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

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

FRIDAY, February 15

Faculty Workshop | School not in session

February 18 - 24, 2019

Monday, February 18

Presidents' Day | All-School Holiday | School not in session

TUESDAY, February 19

9:00 AM | Teacher-Student-Parent Conference registration opens for families with three or more students at Breck. Registration closes on 2/27/19 at 6 PM.

LS = Day 3
MS = A Day - Tuesday schedule
US = Tuesday schedule

WEDNESDAY, February 20

LS = Day 4
MS = B Day - Wednesday schedule
US = Wednesday (CP) schedule

THURSDAY, February 21

9:00 AM | Teacher-Student-Parent Conference registration opens for all Breck families. Registration closes on 2/27/19 at 6 PM.

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

LS = Day 5
MS = B Day - Thursday schedule
US = Thursday schedule

FRIDAY, February 22

7:00 PM | Upper School Choir Coffeehouse Concert (Salas Commons)

LS = Day 6
MS = A Day - Friday schedule
US = Friday schedule

Saturday, February 23

9:00 AM-Noon | Grades 5-12 Admissions testing for prospective students. Contact Breck's Admissions office for more information.

10:00 AM | Preschool playgroup for prospective students.  Contact Breck's Admissions office for more information.