Upper School
US Open Studio Academic Showcase
Thursday, September 29
6:00–7:15 p.m. or 7:00–8:15 p.m.
*You may attend whichever session works best for you.
Dear Upper School Families,

After a successful start of the year, I would like to invite you to Beaver's Open Studio Academic Showcase—our version of a back-to-school night—on Thursday, September 29. We are offering families two sessions to choose from—Session 1: 6:00–7:15 p.m. or Session 2: 7:00–8:15 p.m. You can attend whichever time works best for you. Find the full schedule breakdown at the bottom of this email.
What to expect
Open Studio Night is a time to experience a condensed version of your child's academic day. You will meet their teachers, hear from students who have taken the same classes, see exhibits of student work, and participate in some activities. We've designed it this way so you can gain a better view into the big picture of your child's day. This is not the time to ask personal questions about your child in the class; you will have time to do that during our parent/caregiver-teacher conferences on October 12 and 20. There will be no formal presentations given in the classrooms; instead, the goal is for you to go from class to class at your own pace.
In an effort to avoid paper over-consumption and streamline registration, your student's teacher's names and locations will be emailed directly to you (paper copies will not be available). Students will be available in each classroom and also in the hallways to help direct you. In addition, I and other members of the Upper School community including Athletics, Academic Services, Student Life, the Hiatt Center, and Counseling will be located on the R-Level and around campus to answer any questions you may have.
Additional details
Teachers will ask some Upper School students to help during Open Studio Night, so no homework is due on Friday.

Afternoon activities will end at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, and dinner will be served to all student volunteers.
I look forward to seeing you on campus. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Director of Upper School
US Open Studio Academic Showcase Schedule

Session 1: 5:45 to 6:00 p.m. | Session 2: 6:45 to 7:00 p.m.
Check-in in the Foyer
Pick up your name tag before heading into Bradley Hall.

Session 1: 6:00 to 6:10 p.m. | Session 2: 7:00 to 7:10 p.m.
From Head of School Kim Samson and Director of Upper School Chai Reddy in Bradley Hall.

Session 1: 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. | Session 2: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Open Studio time
Visit fall classes at your own pace.