PSPA

Hello PA Parents and Guardians,

Thanks for joining us at the Family Weekend Virtual Mixers!

We are so excited to meet you all and thrilled for the record turnout! Let’s plan to stay connected and we look forward to your suggestions on innovative ways to bring the parent community together this year! Please email us at pspa@pspaandover.org

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4pm PSPA Virtual Mixer – Parent Recommendations

8pm PSPA Virtual Mixer Parent – Recommendations

Please consider completing the Andover Anti-Racist Task Force – Family Interest Survey

Survey Link: https://forms.gle/R5WwEYMbWxVh5P8C8


PSPA Speaker Series with Peggy Orenstein:

“Boys & Sex: Hookup Culture, Love, Porn, Consent & Becoming a Better Man”

WATCH Peggy Orenstein Recording on the HIVE!

Thank you to all that attended the PSPA Speaker Series on October 5th with internationally acclaimed speaker Peggy Orenstein! We would also like to extend a very special thanks to the Dean of Students Office, Sykes Wellness Center, and the Brace Center for co-sponsoring Peggy’s talk – we could not have done this without your partnership!

The recording link to Peggy Orenstein’s talk is on the HIVE and can be found via the
“Resources/Informational Videos” dropdown and will be available for viewing for only two weeks (as per the request of the speaker). As a gentle reminder, all ASM recordings can also be found on the HIVE under the “QuickLinks/MediaSpace” dropdown.


Campus Closet OPEN Online

Please check out our new merchandise; our popular masks should be back online in the next week! Click HERE to shop the Campus Closet store online. Students living on campus can choose the pick-up option and have merchandise delivered directly to their dorm. Please make sure to add your name, dorm name, and room number details in the “optional note to seller” field after entering payment information.


Want to learn more about the PSPA?  Check the PSPA Webinar recording with guests Jim Ventre and Linda Carter Griffith!

PSPA, Who we are, What we do, and Why?

Link to webinar recording here.


News and images from the PSPA

 

Pictures from the annual Addison Ambassadors event! A wonderful partnership between the Addison Gallery of American Art and the PSPA!

Thanks to PSPA support, the Addison Community Ambassadors annual Night at the Addison student event was a huge success, with over 180 students attending. Events included: a scavenger hunt encouraging exploration of the galleries and close looking at artworks, art making activities inspired by themes from the current exhibitions, musicians in the galleries, and more!

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Pictures from Casino Night 2020! THE signature social event of the Phillips Academy year! Thanks to all 40+ of our PSPA Volunteers who made this night possible! 
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Scenes from the lovely campus!
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Pictures from our first ever PSPA Nest Maker event! The new Maker space in the OWHL is amazing.

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Thanks to everyone who has attended our Morning Meetups at the Market! We’ll let you know when the next one will occur

 

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Visiting Campus?

Rent A Private Home And Benefit The PSPA

The Rum Runner House is a newly renovated 4 bedroom residence, 1/2 mile from campus that sleeps nine. 10% of rental proceeds will benefit the PSPA.This is a great “home away from home” when visiting your child. For reservations/photos click here.


The mission of the PSPA (Parents of Students of Phillips Academy) is to build and maintain a community of parents and guardians of Phillips Academy students.  We also partner with faculty and staff when appropriate and supplement and support student activities.


PSPA-LogoHow can you get involved? As a parent or guardian of a student,  you are already a member.

There are no obligations or financial requirements to enjoy membership opportunities, such as:

    1. Speaker Series:
      PSPA’s Speaker Series program offers guest speakers including PA staff, faculty, students and off-campus speakers, who present important topics for PA parents and guardians, such as PA programs, curriculum, buildings and facilities, college counseling, and many other featured subjects.  Please click here for a complete list of this year’s PSPA Speaker Series events.  The presentations are  often videotaped and posted on The Hive or the PSPA website.  
    2. Volunteer 
      There are many opportunities to volunteer at merchandise sales and student events throughout the year.  A list of volunteer opportunities is posted on the Volunteer Tab above.
    3. Join our Facebook group
      Send a request to join PSPA’s Facebook group, a closed group for current parents only.  Ask questions, participate in discussions with other parents and receive notification of events and volunteer opportunities. Be sure to sign up for the Hive Parents Directory (below) before joining the Facebook group so we can verify your status.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/paparents/
    4. Follow us on Instagram @pspaandover
    5. Join the Parent Directory
      Located on the PAnet/Hive 
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Click on Parents directory in the Quick Links area of The Hive. 
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PSPA Parents directory on The Hive.