2016 Orientation Schedule


Lower School

Tuesday, August 23
4:30-5:30 PM
Behr House

New LS Parent Lemonade
Please join Head of School, Paul Stellato, and his wife, Maureen, at their home for an informal gathering for parents new to the Lower School. Invitation to follow.

Thursday, September 1
8:30-9:30 AM
Lower School

All PreK, All K, & All New 1st - 4th Grade Student Orientation
Students will visit their classrooms, meet their teachers and fellow classmates, and engage in fun activities. Parents will attend an information session with Head of School Paul Stellato, Interim Head of Lower School Alesia Klein, School Nurse Nina Keller, Chef Brian Mochnal, and after-school programs coordinator Heidi Spillane.

Middle School


Wednesday, August 24

4:30-5:30 PM
Behr House

New MS Parent Lemonade
Please join Head of School, Paul Stellato, and his wife, Maureen, at their home for an informal gathering for parents new to the Middle School. Invitation to follow.

Wednesday, August 31

Students: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Parents:
8:30-10:00 AM & 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Middle School

New 6th & 7th Grade Orientation
Students will meet their teachers and advisors, and be paired with returning PDS students. Students will have their school ID photo taken, and will receive their iPads and attend an IT training workshop. Parents will attend an information session with Head of School Paul Stellato, Head of Middle School Renee Price, and other MS personnel. The parent program will conclude at 10:00 AM. Parents are asked to return at 11:30 AM to meet their child’s homeroom teacher and walk through their child’s schedule. Any parents wishing to stay from 10:00-11:30 AM are welcome to do so. The school bookstore will be open.


Thursday, September 1


Students: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Parents:
9:00-10:30 AM & 12:00-12:30 PM

Middle School


5th Grade Orientation for ALL 5th Graders
Students will meet their teachers and advisors, and be paired with returning PDS students. Students will have their school ID photo taken, and will receive their iPads and attend an IT training workshop. Parents will attend an information session with Head of School Paul Stellato, Head of Middle School Renee Price, and other MS personnel. The parent program will conclude at 10:30 AM. Parents are asked to return at 12:00 PM to meet their child’s homeroom teacher and walk through their child’s schedule. Any parents wishing to stay from 10:30 AM -12:00 PM are welcome to do so. The school bookstore will be open.

Upper School

Monday, August 22

Fall Pre Season Athletics Begin
See the sports calendar for details

Thursday, August 25
4:30-5:30 PM
Behr House

New US Parent Lemonade
Please join Head of School, Paul Stellato, and his wife, Maureen, at their home for an informal gathering for parents new to the Upper School. Invitation to follow.

Wednesday, August 31
10:00 AM-2:30 PM
Upper School

New 9th Grade Student Orientation
Students will participate in community-building activities including the PDS Ropes Course. Both low and high elements will be available, as well as games that are solely on the ground. Students must dress comfortably in shorts, T shirts, and sneakers. Students will attend a lunch with their advisors.

Students will also attend an IT training workshop, so they must bring their device – iPad, laptop or tablet. If you have any trouble or questions regarding setup and login, optional drop-in IT support will be available from 9:00 - 10:00 AM this morning.

Wednesday, August 31
10:00 AM-2:30 PM
Upper School

New 10th & 11th Grade Student Orientation
Students will tour the Upper School and be paired with returning PDS students who will serve as their hosts for the day. Students will have their school ID photos taken. Students will attend a lunch with their advisors.

Students will also attend an IT training workshop, so they must bring their device – iPad, laptop or tablet. If you have any trouble or questions regarding setup and login, optional drop-in IT support will be available from 9:00-10:00 AM this morning

Wednesday, August 31
10:00-10:30 AM
Wilson Family Library

Coffee & Conversation for New US Parents
Stop by for coffee and to mingle. Current parents and school personnel will be in attendance to welcome you and answer questions.

Thursday, September 1

Returning 9th Graders:
12:00-5:30 PM

New 9th Graders:
1:00-5:30 PM

Upper School

9th Grade Student Orientation
The entire 9th grade class will participate in ice breaker and team-building activities. Students should dress comfortably as some of the activities will be outdoors. All students will have their school ID photos taken. (Lunch will not be served.)

Returning students will attend an IT training workshop, so they must bring their device – iPad, laptop or tablet. If you have any trouble or questions regarding setup and login, optional drop-in IT support will be available from 12:00 - 1:00 PM on this day.

Thursday, September 1
5:30-7:30 PM
Colross Lawn

Upper School Family BBQ
All 9th grade students and their families, and new 10th and 11th grade students and their families, are invited to this casual and fun barbeque. Invitation to follow.