UPCOMING EVENTS

DECEMBER

  • Dec. 8-10: People of Color Conference + Students Diversity Leadership Conference in Atlanta
  • Dec. 8-11: Chicago Model UN Conference
  • Dec. 12: MS Student Hiatt Center Institute workshop: Introduction to Social Justice, 8-9 a.m. Read more.
  • Dec. 14: Parent Association Assembly, 8:15-9:30 a.m., Risk and Responsibility: A Parent's Guide to the Social Host Liability Law with Attorney Daryl, Lapp, Locke Lorde + a preview of spring event planning, Rogers Room
  • Dec. 14: Game Time Refreshments + Student Council Pop-Up Shop, 3-5:30 p.m., Athletic Center Lobby
  • Dec. 16: Winter Break begins after classes, MS: 2:10 p.m. | US: 2:15 p.m. | T-bus times: 2:15 + 2:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 19-Jan. 2: NO CLASSES: Winter Break
  • Dec. 26: SCHOOL CLOSED

JANUARY

  • Jan. 2: SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Jan. 3: Classes Resume at 9 a.m. (Both MS and US will be running on a Monday schedule for the 9:05 a.m. start)
  • Jan. 9: MS Student Hiatt Center Institute: Social Justice Retreat, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Read more below.
  • Jan. 10: Junior College Night, 7-8:30 p.m., Black Box Theater, Bradley Hall, Rogers Room
  • Jan. 11: NuVu Parent Evening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., NuVu Studio, 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
  • Jan. 12: Summer Programs/Summer Camper Information Session, 5-7 p.m.
  • Jan. 13: NO US CLASSES: US Parent/Teacher Conferences, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Jan. 13: Parent Association Hospitality Suite, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Bradley Hall

BEAVER PARKING LOT SAFETY

Please be sure to drive slowly and carefully at drop-off and pick-up. The driveway can be very busy, and we have many students getting in and out of vehicles.

When entering from Hammond Street or Woodland Road and when exiting to Woodland Road, please be patient and look carefully for oncoming traffic. Thank you for making safety a priority.

ANNUAL FUND 

Parent volunteers kicked off this year's campaign in the fall and will be gathering for a night of calling next week.

If you see Beaver calling, please answer! No robots, no press “1”, just fellow parents reaching out to connect with you, answer any questions you may have, and discuss your Annual Fund support. 

Thank you to everyone who has already made a gift this year. We hope every family will consider a gift, so we will meet both our financial goal and maintain parent participation in excess of 90%.

#HAPPENINGNOW: NEWS + UPDATES
MS SOCIAL JUSTICE RETREAT
The Hiatt Center is hosting an all day Social Justice Retreat on Monday, January 9 for MS students. This is an opportunity for students to engage in conversations about identity and privilege while creating a safe, welcoming space. Facilitators will support the students to work together, share stories, acknowledge difference, and find commonalities
with the aim to build a deeper, more inclusive and committed community. Read more.
REFRESHMENTS + POP-UP SHOP
Stop by the Athletic Center on Wed., December 14 from 3-5:30 p.m. for Student Council's winter Pop-Up Shop featuring new BVR gear! The Parent Association will also be hosting game time refreshments including coffee and hot chocolate. Games to watch: MS Boys B Basketball at 3 p.m. in Gym B, MS Girls A and B Basketball at 3:30 p.m. in Gym A, and Girls Varsity Basketball at at 5 p.m. in Gym A.
ALEX COHN GRANT
The Alex Cohn Grant is awarded to a rising junior or senior for an experiential, hands-on program or course of study that will enable the student to explore a passion for a particular topic or activity outside of school. Applications are due on December 16 and the winner of the Grant is selected and notified individually in late January. Learn more about the grant, the application process, and past projects here.
INFO ON WEATHER UPDATES
As we head into the winter months, the chance for weather that may cause a delay or cancellation of school increases. For the most up-to-date info for closings, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, check our website, call the main line at 617-738-2700, or watch channels 4, 5, and 7. We also encourage families to sign up for weather alerts with channels 5 and 7. We will make our decisions as early in the morning at possible. Read more.
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