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Join us for Berwick in Action

Come experience a day at Berwick while classes are in session. This event is for parents and students Pre-K through grade 12. Engage with our students and teachers, learn about our innovative programming, and get a feel for what our community is like during the school day. Click below for dates and to RSVP.
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    Upper School Accepted Family Day

    Students accepted to the Upper School for 2019-2020 are invited to visit during the school day for a look into life on the Hilltop as a student.
    Contact: Jen Wing

    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Berwick is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 2, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. The blood drive will take place in the Blue Gym. The Red Cross will provide refreshments for after people donate. Must bring a valid ID with you when you come for your appointment. 

    Here is the link to sign up for an appointment: 
     
    When you go to this link, you should see Berwick Academy on the left side. Once you do, click on the red arrow to the right, and that should bring you to the time slot page where you can sign up. Thank you! 

    Touch Tank Tuesday

    On select Tuesdays throughout the year, Berwick Academy invites you to visit our Lower School science classroom to explore the touch tank and its sea creatures such as starfish and crabs, and to play in our interactive sandbox. The Lower School parking lot is accessed through the school's main entrance. Bring a friend – we're excited to show you our aquatic friends! 

    Please RSVP to admissions@berwickacademy.org or 207.384.6300.
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    Evening Poetry Event

    Poet Marjorie Thomsen will be featured in Berwick Academy’s annual Mary
    Anker Poet-in-Residence series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. This event is free
    and open to the public. Marjorie loves teaching others how to play with words and
    live more poetically in the world. She is the author of “Pretty Things Please”
    (Turning Point, 2016). One of Marjorie’s poems about hiking in a dress and high
    heels has been made into a short animated film as part of ARTS By The
    People/Moving Words project. Nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and Best of
    the Net, her poems have been read on The Writer’s Almanac and have received
    several awards. She’s also had the opportunity to read her musings in really cool
    places. Through a Mass Poetry and Lesley University program aimed at broadening
    the audience for poetry, she earned certification to be a Poet-in-Residence in the
    Massachusetts Public Schools and elsewhere. She also serves on the board of the
    New England Poetry Club. In addition to making space in her life for poetry,
    Marjorie is a practicing clinical social worker and instructor at Boston University’s
    School of Social Work. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and considers her
    three spirited teenagers her favorite poems ever.
     
    Marjorie’s reading on Thursday evening will be the culmination of a week-long
    residency at Berwick Academy, where she and Middle School students will engage
    in the process of reading, writing, and sharing poetry in daily workshops. She will
    also be sharing her work with the Lower and Upper School students. A focus of the
    week will be to consider how kindness and empathy are expressed in poetry. “I
    will encourage students to take risks in their own writing and to think of poetry as
    a joy and not a burden,” says Marjorie. “The world will inevitably be different, and
    I think splendidly better because the students will be writing new poems—their
    unique record of what it is to be alive.”
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    Parent Yoga

    Yoga for Parents: Join yoga-certified Berwick parent Andrea Bristol for a one-hour yoga session in the Yoga Studio at the Walsh Wellness Center. Classes will be on most Fridays at 2:00pm for $10 (your Berwick account will be charged directly) and no reservations are needed. Some experience is welcome, but not necessary and mats/blocks are available. 

    Yoga helps reduce stress, improve flexibility and can even help you recharge after a busy week so that you can get the most out of your weekend! 
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    BPC Spring Fundraiser

    Blue Mermaid Island Grill, Kittery, ME
    This year the Berwick Parent Community is changing things up with their annual Community Benefit. A distinctly casual affair, this year's Spring Fundraiser will be an opportunity to gather as a community, dine on Caribbean inspired food and drink, listen to great music by the band Good Will Harding, and help the BPC raise funds for its Faculty and Staff Grant Program. 
    Contact: Kristin Bailey
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    Jackson Library Book Fair

    The annual BPC-run, Fall Book Fair will be held in the Inspiration Commons of the Jackson Library. Books are sourced through Best Book Fairs in Woburn, MA. There will be hard and soft cover books for all ages, pre-K through adult. Proceeds will benefit the LS and MS libraries.
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    Jackson Library Book Fair

    The annual BPC-run, Fall Book Fair will be held in the Inspiration Commons of the Jackson Library. Books are sourced through Best Book Fairs in Woburn, MA. There will be hard and soft cover books for all ages, pre-K through adult. Proceeds will benefit the LS and MS libraries.
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    Jackson Library Book Fair

    The annual BPC-run, Fall Book Fair will be held in the Inspiration Commons of the Jackson Library. Books are sourced through Best Book Fairs in Woburn, MA. There will be hard and soft cover books for all ages, pre-K through adult. Proceeds will benefit the LS and MS libraries.
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    Jackson Library Book Fair

    The annual BPC-run, Fall Book Fair will be held in the Inspiration Commons of the Jackson Library. Books are sourced through Best Book Fairs in Woburn, MA. There will be hard and soft cover books for all ages, pre-K through adult. Proceeds will benefit the LS and MS libraries.

    Late-Start Faculty Meetings–All Classes Begin at 9:05 a.m.

    Faculty Meetings enable departments and divisions to meet in groups to discuss issues such as teacher evaluation, scope and sequence of curriculum, course selection, etc. School will begin at 9:05 a.m. for all three divisions. However, there will be supervision in every division for those families who need to arrive at 8:05 a.m. The Lower School supervision will resemble an aftercare model. Middle School students who choose to arrive at 8:05 a.m. will attend a supervised study hall. Upper School students who choose to arrive at 8:05 a.m. may either study or socialize with their friends.
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    Berwick in Action

    Prospective parents are invited to our interactive visits one day a month to see Berwick in action. The best way to get to know a community, to understand its culture, the depth of its exciting developmental curriculum is to come by and see a real part of the day. Current parents are encouraged to invite friends and family to attend to learn more about our school. Faculty contact: Sonya Quinn
    Contact: Sonya Quinn

    Parent Yoga

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    LS Parent Coffee

    Lower School parents are invited to join LS faculty representatives in the Rioux Room for coffee and conversations. We will discuss program highlights for the new school year. Faculty contact: Joel Hawes jhawes@berwickacademy.org.
    Contact: Joel Hawes

    Spring Pre-K & Kindergarten Admission Play Date

    Fall 2019 prospective pre-k and kindergarten students are invited to join us for an observation day as part of the admissions process. We believe it is important for your child to experience our classroom, and in turn, for our teachers to observe your child and his/her fit with our educational program. While your child attends class, parents have the opportunity to learn more about Berwick Academy and meet with Head of School Jim Hamilton and Lower School Director Joel Hawes.
    Contact: Jen Wing
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    Senior Studio Seminar Exhibit

    The work of students in the Senior Studio Seminar art courses will be on exhibit in the Jackson Library Gallery. Family and friends are invited to attend the reception for an opportunity to read each artist’s statement, speak with the artists, and view the exceptional work created through the completion of their rigorous courses emphasizing the breadth and concentration of each artist’s selected theme. Faculty Contact: Raegan Russell
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    Blue & White Day

    Middle and Upper School athletic games will take place throughout the day. Show your Berwick pride by cheering on the Bulldogs!
    Contact: Rob Quinn
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    Language Honor Society Inductions

    The Language Honor Society Induction is a ceremony to honor the outstanding accomplishments of students taking world languages. Faculty Contact: Adelle Tibbetts
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    Angst: Film Viewing and Discussion

    Berwick Academy, Whipple Theater
    Sponsored in part by the Berwick Parent Community, please join us for a showing of the film, Angst - a documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents, and a very special interview with Olympic medalist, Michael Phelps. A panel discussion will take place immediately following the film and will be facilitated by Minding Your Mind, an organization whose primary objective is to provide mental health education and to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this event together.
     
    Please RSVP to Stephanie Caswell (scaswell@berwickacademy.org) by Friday, April 26.

    Angst: Film Viewing and Discussion

    Portsmouth Public Library, Levenson Community Room, 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH
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Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.