Suffield Families

Parent Discussion Series

About The Parent Discussion Series

The Parent Discussion Series serves as a forum for parents to speak with professionals about important issues in the lives of their children. We welcome your input in determining topics of interest to parents and we value your feedback on these programs. No RSVP is needed; please drop by as your schedule permits. 

The notion of community refers to a unified body of individuals living in a particular, common space. Suffield Academy emphasizes the importance of community life, of sharing goals, purposes, and values. A strong sense of community helps people feel valued. Members learn that strength comes from cohesion and empathy. Over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year, Suffield’s students and faculty will explore the topic of community, and how cohesion and commitment to others enhance learning and life. To this end, we have selected, Tribe by Sebastian Junger as our all school read. This book explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and working toward a common good. It also highlights the military and the intimate bonds that develop within groups. It reflects upon the concept of community and how it develops and sustains us.

Suffield Academy Parents’ Association Liaison: Kelli Tosone ’90, P’20
Current Parents: The Cordes’s P’16, ’18, ’20 Jen and Dave

For the most up-to-date information about the Parent Discussion Series and for additional information about the Parents’ Association and other resources, please visit www.suffieldacademy.org/parentsNote: All dates and times are tentative and subject to change
 

Winter 2017-2018 Events

January 20, 2018 (Saturday)
Class of 2019 Junior Parent College 101
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  Centurion Hall
 
Guest Speakers
Ann Selvitelli, Director of College Counseling
Kate Bashaw, Associate Director of College Counseling
Matthew Fava, Associate Director of College Counseling
Kareem Nulan, Associate Director of College Counseling
College Representatives

Spring 2018 Events

 
Parents' Weekend: April 20 (Friday)
The Academic Program and Course Selection Process 
3:00 p.m. - 4:00  |  Tisch Auditorium
 
Guest Speaker Sara Yeager, Academic Dean
 
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Parents’ Association Auction  
5:30  |  Brewster Hall
 

April 21 (Saturday)
The Experience of Community and Its Importance in Adolescent Development 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  Tisch Auditorium
 
Guest Speakers
Grant Holtzberg, Suffield Consulting Psychologist and Psychological Health Associates
Suffield Academy   185 North Main Street   Suffield, Connecticut 06078   Phone 860.386.4400  |  Fax 860.386.4411