Parents Weekend 2018

List of 5 items.

  • Thursday, October 11, 2018

    7:30 pm 
    Periwig Production, Kirby Arts Center
    “Urinetown, The Musical” A Tony Award winning comedy that premiered in 2001, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. Open seating, no tickets required.
  • Friday, October 12, 2018

    7:30 am-11:30 am
    Information Center, Mackenzie, Admission Rotunda
    Refreshments and general information.
     
    8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    (Note – fall coaches will not be available after 3:00 pm for conferences.)
     
    8:00 am-4:00 pm
    Refreshments, Woods Memorial Hall
     
    11:45 am-1:15 pm
    Parent Lunch, Abbott Dining Hall
    Meet the Faculty Speaker: Rex Brodie, Director of Design and Fabrication. Head Master Steve Murray and Dean of Academics Dave Laws will join Brodie to share the design plans and curricular initiatives for the Gruss Center for Art & Design. All students will have lunch in Irwin Dining Center.
     
    1:00-1:45 pm
    College Admissions and the College Counseling Process at Lawrenceville - For Fourth Form Parents, Woods Memorial Hall, Heely Room
    Meet with Holly Burks Becker and Jeff Durso-Finley, Co-Directors of College Counseling, as they cover the college process in both broad strokes and concentrated detail for the year ahead. This session will also be given on Saturday at 9:00 am in Kirby Arts Center.
     
    1:00-1:45 pm
    Expedition-based learning: Lawrenceville in Ecuador, Noyes History Center, Ambrecht Room
    Science Master Dr. John L. Clark will share examples of Lawrentians actively engaged in research including documenting rare plants in the remote rainforests of Ecuador and performing DNA sequencing to study their evolutionary history. Ongoing research through the Hutchins Scholars Program, in collaboration with botanists from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, has also resulted in recent discoveries. Clark will share examples of lab and field-based research that have resulted in student directed publications and presentations.
     
    2:00-2:45 pm
    College Admissions Update - For Fifth Form Parents, Woods Memorial Hall, Heely Room
    Holly Burks Becker and Jeff Durso-Finley, Co-Directors of College Counseling, will update Fifth Form parents about important topics, discuss current relevant issues and offer an opportunity to answer questions about where the Class of 2019 stands in the overall process. This session will also be given on Saturday at 10:00 am in Kirby Arts Center.
     
    3:00-4:00 pm
    Sustainability Tour, meet at the Stuart Deans Garden just outside the Al Rashid Strength and Conditioning Center. 
    Director of Sustainability Sam Kosoff, Director of Sustainable Fare Gary Giberson, Big Red Farm Operations Manager Ian MacDonald, and Big Red Farm Program Manager Stephen Laubach will take you on a tour of our campus farm, garden, and solar farm and discuss our efforts to promote student learning about campus-produced vegetables, meat, and renewable energy.
     
    3:00-3:45 pm
    Navigating Through the Veracross Parent Portal, Noyes History Center, Ambrecht Room
    Registrar Frank Fernandez will show parents how to get the most out of the Parent Portal and give tips on working with this system.
     
    4:00-5:00 pm
    Harkness Travel Program,
    Woods Memorial Hall, Heely Room
    Get general information about Lawrenceville’s Harkness Travel Program; application procedures, curriculum expectations and risk protocols. If you are looking for information related to a specific trip, we are offering individual program meetings, beginning at 4:20 pm when you can meet and talk with the individual faculty program leaders. Room locations for specific trips will be posted in the Woods Memorial Hall Heely Room.
     
    4:30-5:30 pm
    Wine and Cheese Reception with Head Master Steve Murray, Foundation House, Alumni Study
    All parents are invited.
     
    5:15-7:00 pm
    Dinner, Irwin Dining Center
    Have a delicious, relaxing dinner with your student.
     
    7:30 pm 
    Periwig Production, Kirby Arts Center
    “Urinetown, The Musical” A Tony Award winning comedy that premiered in 2001, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. Open seating, no tickets required.
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018

    7:30-10:00 am
    Information Center, Mackenzie, Admission Rotunda
    Refreshments and general information.
     
    8:00 am-Noon
    Parent-Teacher Conferences
     
    8:00-11:30 am
    Refreshments, Woods Memorial Hall (first floor) and Kirby Arts Center Café
     
    9:00-9:45 am
    College Counseling Information for Fourth Form Parents, Kirby Arts Center
    Meet with Holly Burks Becker and Jeff Durso-Finley, Co-Directors of College Counseling, as they cover the college process in both broad strokes and concentrated detail for the year ahead. This session will also be given on Friday at 1:00 pm.
     
    10:00-10:45 am
    College Admissions and the College Counseling Process at Lawrenceville - For Fifth Form Parents, Kirby Arts Center
    Holly Burks Becker and Jeff Durso-Finley,
    Co-Directors of College Counseling, will update Fifth Form parents about important topics, discuss current relevant issues and offer an opportunity to answer questions about where the Class of 2019 stands in the overall process. This session will also be given on Friday at 2:00 pm.
     
    10:00-10:45 am
    Harkness Learning at Lawrenceville, Noyes History Center, Ambrecht Room
    Join Master Harkness teacher Pier Kooistra in a discussion about Harkness teaching and learning at Lawrenceville.
     
    11:00-11:45 am
    College Admissions Update - For Second and Third Form Parents, Kirby Arts Center
    College counselors will answer questions and provide guidance in advance of the college advising process for Second and Third Form families. Underform students with no other school obligations are invited, though not required to attend.
     
    11:30 am-1:00 pm
    Picnic Lunch, Hogate Grove
    For students, families, and the entire School community. In the event of rain, lunch will be in Irwin Dining Center.
     
     
    5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
    Buffet Supper, Lower School Dining Room, Irwin Dining Center
  • Athletic Events: Friday, October 12, 2018

    Interscholastic Games
    GV Field Hockey MCTA Tournament- Time TBD
    BJV Soccer vs. Hightstown HS 4:15 pm (Woods 2)
    BV Soccer vs. Hightstown HS 4:15 pm (Woods 3)
    GJV Tennis vs. Peddie 4:15 pm (Tennis Courts)
    G JV Volleyball vs Hopewell Valley Central HS 4:15 pm (Varsity Court- Field House)
    G V Volleyball vs. Hopewell Valley Central HS 5:30 pm (Varsity Court- Field House)
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  • Athletic Events: Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Interscholastic Games
    BV Water Polo inter squad game- 2 pm (Pool- Field House)
    GJV Soccer vs. Peddie- 2 pm (49A Field)
    GV Tennis vs. Peddie- 2 pm (Tennis Courts)
    BV Football vs. Peddie- 2 pm (Keuffel Stadium)
    BV Soccer vs. Peddie- 2 pm (Woods 3)
    GJV Volleyball vs. George- 2 pm (Varsity Court- Field House)
    GV Soccer vs Peddie- 2 pm (Chambers Field)
    GV Field Hockey vs. Peddie- 2 pm (Fisher Turf Field)
    GJV Field Hockey vs. Peddie- 2 pm (Violich Turf Field)
    BJV Soccer vs. Peddie 2 pm (Woods 2)
    BF Soccer vs. Peddie 2 pm (Woods 1)
    BV Cross Country vs. Peddie 2:30 pm (Woods 1)
    GV Cross Country vs. Peddie 2:30 pm (Woods 1)
    GV Volleyball vs. George- 3 pm (Varsity Court- Field House)
     
    House Athletics
    Ultimate Disc- McClellan/ Stanley vs. Kirby 12:30 pm (Green Field A)
    Ultimate Disc- Carter vs. Stephens 12:30 pm (Green Field B)
     
    House Football- Woodhull vs. Kennedy 12:30 pm (Green Field B)
    House Football- Cleve/Dickinson vs. Griswold/Hamill 12:30 pm (Green Field C)
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REMINDER
NO CLASSES MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
Students may leave after their last School obligation on the weekend.
Boarders are expected to check in Monday by 7:00 pm
Classes resume Tuesday, October 16
 
Visit the BATHHOUSE
(coffees, sandwiches, flatbreads and more)
Friday, October 12: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 13: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Stop by the JIGGER SHOP
(supplies and Lawrenceville paraphernalia)
Friday, October 12: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 13: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Local Accommodations

PARENTS WEEKEND 2018
OCTOBER 12-13, 2018
HOTEL INFORMATION

Room Blocks at Local Hotels:
 
Mention Lawrenceville’s Parents Weekend for the discount or click on the hotel link below.

Chauncey Center
Rosedale Road and Carter Road
Princeton, NJ
(609) 921-3600
Rate: $159/night for single/double (includes complimentary buffet breakfast). Must book by September 11, 2018.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Princeton
3819 Route 1
Princeton, NJ
(609) 720-0550
Rate: $125/night and up. Complimentary full breakfast buffet, complimentary wireless internet. Must book by September 28, 2018.
 
Hyatt Regency
102 Carnegie Center, Route 1
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 987-1234
Rate: $144/night. Must book by September 20, 2018.

Princeton Marriott Hotel at Forrestal
100 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540 
(609) 452-7800
Rate: $139/night. Must book by September 11, 2018.
 
Residence Inn by Marriott
3563 US Route 1
Princeton, NJ  08540
(609) 799-0550
Rate: $119/night and up. Must book by September 11, 2018.
  
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
201 Village Blvd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 452-7900
Rate: $129/night. Must book by September 11, 2018.

Other Hotels in Princeton/Lawrenceville area
Element Ewing (609) 671-0050
Holiday Inn Princeton (609) 520-1200
Hyatt Place Princeton (609) 720-0200
Inn at Glencairn (609) 497-1737
Jasna Polana (609) 688-0500
Nassau Inn, Palmer Square (609) 921-7500
Palmer Inn (609) 452-2500
SpringHill Suites Marriott (609) 530-0900

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