The Andover Parent Bulletin
October 29, 2010 News, Events, & Announcements for Andover Parents
Happy Parents’ Weekend!
This year we asked parents to register in advance for meals and events during Parents’ Weekend. The response has been tremendous and we eagerly anticipate hosting approximately 1500 parents and other family members between Friday and Sunday. Even if you are able to be here only in spirit, we wish you a beautiful October weekend.
November 1st Parent Connect Webinar
Monday night’s Parent Connect Webinar focuses on how to help students identify and link their learning style with study skills, time-management and test-taking strategies for academic success. A panel of experts will explore how students can perform optimally by adapting their learning style using customized academic approaches. To register, please go to the Webinar link on the Parent Portal. Please remember that our own Academic Skills Center is conveniently located in the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library to aid any student who could benefit from additional academic support.
Wellness Week Program for Parents, November 9th
During Wellness Week, Mr. Laurence Steinberg, a nationally and internationally renowned expert on psychological development during adolescence will address parents at the PSPA meeting on November 9th at 7:00 p.m. in Kemper Auditorium. Students will have an opportunity to hear Mr. Steinberg at the All-School Meeting on November 10th. Wellness Week, part of the academy’s Personal and Community Education program (PACE) focuses on specific issues of health and wellness. Throughout the week of November 8th, students will take part in a variety of programs, including alcohol and substance abuse awareness, date rape prevention, and cyber safety, as well as health promotion programs such as meditation and lessons in Salsa and Zumba dancing. Classes will be held during the school day and programs are grade specific.
Subscribe to the Phillipian
The editors of Andover’s student newspaper, The Phillipian, have launched a subscription drive and are asking for your support. You may buy a copy of the newspaper for delivery every Friday to your son’s or daughter’s mailbox at school, and order a copy for home delivery, too. These subscriptions, available now at a reduced rate, support the newspaper’s independent reporting and writing. You can subscribe from The Phillipian page. Please contact the editors at with any questions.
Travel over Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks
Phillips Academy will be offering the following transportation options for the upcoming Thanksgiving and winter breaks:

New York City Buses
Roundtrip bus service to NYC, with stops in Hartford and Darien, CT. Students may sign up for one-way travel, $85, or roundtrip, $140. Please click on the link below and refer to the Dean of Students area to download the reservation forms.

Shuttles to Logan Airport
PA will offer shuttles to Logan airport at the beginning of Thanksgiving and winter breaks. The cost of the shuttle is $30. We will NOT offer return shuttle service at the end of these breaks. In addition, there are taxi and limousine services to Logan and Manchester airports. Flightline is offering a transportation special of $29 to Logan and $35 to Manchester for PA students. Please click on the Dean of Students’ page on PAnet for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Scofield or 978-749-4175.
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