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Schedule and Overview of Family Weekend 2021

Family Weekend Overview

Photos of Miss Porter's School families


Family Weekend hours for The Ivy school store, Josten ring orders and the book sale.
Header: Family Weekend Schedule

Please note: Locations of outdoor gatherings are subject to change in the event of inclement weather. Check back for updates!

Thursday, October 28

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Registration
Nona Evans Room
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Virtual and In-Person Conferences
10 minute slots scheduled in advance through pickAtime
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.



Theater Performance: The Children’s Hour
Grist Mill
Following the school’s COVID guidelines, each cast member will be allowed two guests per performance.
Watch the livestream here.
This performance will be recorded.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Academic Office Presentation
The Movement to Mastery: Authentic Assessment and Useful Feedback
Hacker Theater
Watch the livestream here.
This presentation will be recorded.
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Spirit Week Bonfire
Weyerhaeuser Amphitheater

Friday, October 29

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration
Nona Evans Room
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Virtual and In-Person Conferences
10 minute slots scheduled in advance through pickAtime
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Josten MPS Ring Orders
Ford Library Rotunda
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee with Kate
Stop and say hello to Head of School Kate Windsor.
Fountain Lawn
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Talk with Tim and Liz
Say hello to Chief Academic Officer Tim Quinn and Chief Enrollment and Student Affairs Officer Liz Schmitt.
Fountain Lawn
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Brooks Field tent
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Book Sale
Ford Library Rotunda
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Meet Student-facing Administrators
Join Chief Academic Officer Tim Quinn, Chief Enrollment and Student Affairs Officer Liz Schmitt, Dean of Equity and Community Life Amanda Friedman and others.
Weyerhaeuser Amphitheater
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Music Performance
Hacker Theater
Watch the livestream here.
This performance will be recorded.
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Meet and greet with Alumnae and Development
Hosted by the student Second Head of School Committee
A&D Patio
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Black and Latinx Family Alliance Reception
Main Portico
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.









9th Grade Reception
Brooks Field tent

10th Grade Reception
Brooks Field tent

11th Grade Reception
Weyerhaeuser Amphitheater

12th Grade Reception
Bates Gallery/Main Portico
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Theater Performance: The Children’s Hour
Grist Mill
Following the school’s COVID guidelines, each cast member will be allowed two guests per performance.
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Dance Performances
Gaines Dance Barn
Watch the livestream here.
This performance will be recorded.

Saturday, October 30

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Virtual and In-Person Conferences
10 minute slots scheduled in advance through PickATime
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.







College Office Programming
Hacker Theater
Required for juniors and strongly encouraged for their parents. Freshmen, sophomores and all parents are welcome.

A Peek Behind the Curtain of the Admissions Process: A Panel of College Admissions Representatives

Join the MPS College Office team in welcoming admissions guests from Connecticut College, Fordham University, Texas Christian University (TCU), and the University of Massachusetts for an insider’s guide to college admissions!
1:00 p.m.
Varsity and JV Volleyball vs. Kingswood Oxford
Crisp Gym
2:00 p.m.
Varsity Field Hockey vs. Ethel Walker
Oaklea Field
2:00 p.m.

Varsity and JV Soccer vs. Ethel Walker
Kiki’s Field
Watch the Varsity Soccer livestream here
3:00 p.m.
Thirds Volleyball
Crisp Gym
3:30 p.m.
JV Field Hockey vs. Ethel Walker
Oaklea Field