PSPA Events and Activities

PSPA Events Calendar 2019-2020

PSPA 2019–2020 Calendar of Events

Tuesday September 3rd:  PSPA Welcome and Information Event 1:00–1:40 p.m.
Parents and guardians of all Phillips Academy students are warmly invited to attend to learn more about PSPA and how to become involved. George Washington Hall Tang Theater

Thursday October 17th: PSPA Board Meeting 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Elson Building Room 231 (above Kemper/Underwood Room – 2nd floor)

Friday October 18th: Parent-to-Parent Forum 2:30-3:30 p.m.
An invaluable program and resource for all Phillips Academy parents. Hear from a panel of experienced parents and support faculty about parenting PA students from far and near. Kemper Auditorium

Saturday October 19th: All Parent Cocktail Reception 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Join fellow parents/guardians for cocktails and conversation. This is an adults-only event; alcohol will be served. Addison Gallery of American Art

Friday November 8th: PSPA Board Meeting 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Lobby area of the Andover Inn

Tuesday December 17th: PSPA Board Meeting / Open House 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Underwood Room Elson Building (new location)

Friday January 24th: PSPA Board Meeting 5:00-6:30 p.m.
New Location: Kemper Auditorium  Elson Building

Sunday January 26th: Summer Opportunities Fair 12:00–3:00 p.m.             
Come to the signature PSPA event of the year!  Learn about the many summer opportunities available to high school students in locations all over the world.  Open to the general public. Location: Snyder Center

Tuesday, January 28th 6:30-8:00 p.m.  PSPA at The Nest! 

Join other parents and guardians at our next PSPA community building event at The Nest: PA’s new Maker Space. Basement level of the newly renovated Oliver Wendell Holmes Library  Learn more about the Nest and how our students use it.
Participate in a fun building experience, see the laser cutter in action, and leave with a PA seal sticker!  Dinner will be served.

Tuesday, February 11th: PSPA Speaker Series Co-Sponsored with Sykes Wellness Center – Preventing Anxiety and Depression: Skills We Can (and Should!) Teach Our Teens   6:45 – 8:45 pm           
An insightful talk by PA Guest Resident, Lynn Lyons, psychotherapist and author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children. Location: Kemper Auditorium

Lynn Lyons, LICSW is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, author, and speaker with a special interest in interrupting the generational patterns of anxiety in families.  Lyons is the co-author with Reid Wilson of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and the companion book for kids Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. She is the author of Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions and has multiple online programs for parents and children. She maintains a private practice in Concord, NH where she sees families whenever she’s not on the road teaching.

Thursday February 27th: PSPA Board Meeting 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
Underwood Room Elson Building

Thursday February 27th: Speaker Series – An Evening with College Counseling 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Dean of College Counseling Sean Logan and Director of College Counseling, Kassy Fritz, provide an update on college trends, an overview of the college counseling process, and discuss how to prepare for a successful experience. Kemper Auditorium 

Tuesday March 24th: Annual Meeting – PSPA Board Members 6:00-8:30 p.m.   Salvatore’s Restaurant,  Andover MA

Thursday May 14th: PSPA Board Meeting  5:30-7:00 p.m. 
Underwood Room Elson Building

Thursday May 14th:  Speaker Series – Lessons Learned from the College Application Process 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Expert seniors share their experiences and advice. Moderated by Phillips Academy’s Office of College Counseling. Kemper Auditorium

Interested in becoming more involved with PA and the PSPA? Please join us for one of the PSPA board meetings listed above!

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  • Campus Closet Open!
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Can’t Make it? Watch PSPA Speaker Series Videos
All PSPA Speakers are videotaped and posted approximately one week after the event. To view, visit the Video tab on our website.

The password to view videos is PAparent