|April 8, 2011
||News, Events, & Announcements for Andover Parents
Parent Communication Survey – You responded and we listened!
A huge thank you to everyone who took the survey. We are analyzing the data and will use an upcoming Parent Bulletin to report on the results. Already we are applying some of your suggestions. For example, several parents asked for more notices of campus events in the bulletin, so we include a few below.
Congratulations to the winner of the Andover Inn gift certificate, Marj Andresen, whose daughter is a Lower. Mrs. Andresen’s name was selected randomly from among the 385 parents who notified us that they had completed the survey.
- Lisa See, author of Snowflower and the Secret Fan, Friday, April 8, 7 PM, Kemper Auditorium
- Guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad, Friday, April 8, 7:30 PM, Cochran Chapel
- Filipino Apostolate Children’s Choir & Dance Troupe, Sunday, April 10, 4 PM Cochran Chapel
- PSPA Meeting “Caring for Andover Students,” Thursday, April 14, 7:30 PM, Kemper Auditorium
- Annual College Fair, Monday, April 25, 5-7 PM, Case Memorial Cage (see below)
Phillips Academy to Host Annual College Fair on April 25
Andover’s annual College Fair is Monday, April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Case Memorial Cage. 150 colleges and universities from around the world will be represented, including:
American, Amherst, Bates, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin, Brandeis, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, University of Colorado, Cornell, Furman, Johns Hopkins, UMass/Amherst, Puget Sound, Smith, Stanford, Syracuse, Tulane, Villanova, Wesleyan, Whitman, Williams, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, as well as Aberdeen University and St. Andrews in Scotland, American University of Paris, National University of Ireland and McGill in Canada.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 978-749-4155 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bike & Skateboard Safety
In his welcome back message at the beginning of the spring term, Dean of Students Paul Murphy reminded students to wear helmets when riding bicycles or skateboards and stressed the importance of riding safely and avoiding steep and high-traffic areas. Student safety is our number one concern and we hope that by requiring helmets that we will minimize the number of injuries related to bike and skateboard use. Thanks for helping us in our campaign.
Parent Connect Webinar
The next webinar from Parent Connect, Getting In: Finding the Right Fit
, will air on Tuesday, April 12th from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The program will focus on the college search process and factors every student should consider during their search for the perfect school. You may register for this webinar via the Parent Connect Webinar link on the Parent Portal
News from the Parent Fund
April 1st marked the start of the Spring Fever Challenge, a friendly competition among the parents of the four classes to see which class can attain the highest Parent Fund participation rate by Andover’s fiscal year end, June 30th. Here is the current status:
Class of 2011: 43%
Class of 2012: 48%
Class of 2013: 43%
Class of 2014: 55%
If you have made a Parent Fund gift already this year, thank you for helping your class meet its goal of 75 percent participation! If you have not yet done so, please consider making a gift today. Your support will not only help your class meet its goal, but also provide students and faculty with critical resources not supported by tuition or endowment.