|BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN BOYS (Pre-K - 9)|
What does "the best" mean? The unabridged edition of Webster's Dictionary offers no less than twelve meanings for the word "best." At Fessenden, we offer even more. We define it as the unique qualities inherent in each boy. To us, "the best" means discovering the diverse strengths and developing the full potential in each boy.
Our mission is to teach, nurture and celebrate growing boys while striving to develop balance in mind, heart and body. The foundation of our philosophy is providing a character education that embraces the values of honesty, compassion and respect in an inclusive community. In our view, an all-boys school is the ideal setting in which boys can mature academically, socially, artistically and physically.
|Annual Fund Team Volunteer Kick-off Meeting|
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: Wheeler Library Media Room
Contact: Alexandra Ablon
This year's parent Annual Fund Team volunteers are invited to a kick off meeting for the 2014-15 fundraising effort with members of the Advancement Staff.
|PA Forum Speaker Series with David McCullough, Jr.|
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Contact: Lori Knowles
Parents, faculty, staff, and Upper School students are invited to attend a guest lecture hosted by the PA Forum committee. David McCullough, Jr., son of renowned author David Gaub McCullough, delivered a now famous commencement address to Wellesley High School in 2012 titled, "You are NOT Special:...and Other Encouragements," which went viral on YouTube
. He has since published a book
(released April 22) and recently has been featured in the Boston Globe
and on NPR
In You Are (Not) Special
, McCullough elaborates on his now-famous speech exploring how, for what purpose, and for whose sake, we're raising our children. With wry, affectionate humor, McCullough takes on hovering parents, ineffectual schools, professional college prep, electronic distractions, club sports, and generally the manifestations and the applications and consequences of privilege.RSVP HERE
|COLUMBUS DAY - NO CLASSES|
|Admissions Open House|
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Bernon Hall
Contact: Sue Sanderson
Please come to one of our Admissions Open Houses to learn more about the Fessenden School. The Open Houses provide an opportunity for parents and prospective students to:
- Receive an in depth campus tour
- Meet Admissions representatives, parents, students and faculty members
- Learn about the school from Headmaster David Stettler
|Marking Period 1 Closes|
|Marking Period 2 Begins|
|Student Photo Makeup/Retake Day|
Location: Bernon Hall Lobby
Contact: Stephen Billhardt
After Retake day you will receive instructions for viewing your child’s proof portraits on-line. All orders must be placed on-line.
|Last Day of Fall Sports|
Contact: Pete Sanderson
All boys in grades 5-9 are required to remain with their Fall team through this date regardless of their game schedule.
|Fall Book Fair|
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Wheeler Library
Contact: Elizabeth Kiley
To celebrate READ Week, and to acknowledge National Young Readers Week, the Wheeler Library is holding a Book Fair for Fessy community members.
At the Book Fair, you can browse through sample copies of books and then order the titles you want. Books will be delivered to student cubbies before the winter break. All orders will be charged to student accounts.
The Book Fair will feature books for all ages, including adults. Parents will receive a copy of their son's wish list by e-mail and may approve the purchase by return e-mail or by visiting the fair on Monday during Parent Conferences.
During Conference Day, boys may come to the Book Fair only if accompanied by an adult.
We hope to see you there... Happy Reading!
|Parent Conferences - NO CLASSES|