Family Weekend

October 20 & 21, 2017

Please come and attend classes with your student, meet her teachers, cheer for our athletic teams and enjoy a Parents Association reception.

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Family Weekend

Schedule

Note: Friday, October 20 does not follow a typical Friday block schedule. The abbreviated schedule below allows for parents to attend all classes.

Friday, October 20

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Registration (Beaver Brook Lobby)
7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Full Breakfast (Abra's Dining Hall)
Continental Breakfast Available 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Morning Meeting (Chapel)
Required for All Students; Parents Are Welcome
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Parent Teacher Conferences
As classes are finalized, we will send instructions via
Walker's Weekly on how to sign up for conferences

9:10 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.Parents Attend A Block Class
9:55 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Parents Attend B Block Class
10:40 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Parents Attend C Block Class
11:25 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Parents Attend X Block (Choir and Yearbook)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Free Time:
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
    As classes are finalized, we will send instructions via
    Walker's Weekly on how to sign up for conferences
  • College Financial Aid Presentation by Barnum Financial Group
    For parents of students in all grades who want to learn about
    planning for the expense of college
  • Admissions Meeting with New Parents
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Head's Update with Deans of Faculty
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Sports Practices
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.The Ethel Walker School Parents Association (EWSPA) Reception
This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and reconnect with friends! The EWSPA encourages all parents to attend this reception and take a moment to refresh, relax and enjoy an array of delicious hors d'oeuvres.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Club Bazaar
Walker's students are involved in a variety of clubs. This event highlights our students' creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and engagement in the community.


Saturday, October 21

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Registration for New Arrivals (Beaver Brook Lobby)
7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Full Breakfast (Abra's Dining Hall)
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Parent Teacher Conferences
As classes are finalized, we will send instructions via
Walker's Weekly on how to sign up for conferences

8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.Parents Attend D Block Class
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.Parents Attend E Block Class
10:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.Parents Attend F Block Class
12:00 p.m.Lunch (Abra's Dining Hall)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Parent Teacher Conferences
As classes are finalized, we will send instructions via
Walker's Weekly on how to sign up for conferences
2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Cheer on the Walker's Wildcats at Their Athletic Games!

Accommodations

We have secured a room black at the following hotel. Be sure to mention Walker's Family Weekend for a special rate. Fall is a busy time for hotels, so make sure you book your reservation soon.

Marriott Residence Inn, Avon
55 Simsbury Road (Route 10)
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 678-1666


The following hotels may also have availability during Family Weekend:

The Simsbury Inn
397 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 651-5700 or (800) 634-2719

Simsbury 1820 House
731 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 651-5700 or (800) 634-2719

Avon Old Farms Hotel
279 Avon Mountain Road
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 677-1651 or (800) 836-4000

Farmington Inn
827 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 648-9804

Transportation

Air Travel

The nearest airport is Bradley International Airport, in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Bradley is about 25 minutes from campus.

Train

Amtrak, www.amtrak.com or 800-USA-RAIL, offers train service to Hartford, CT, about 30 minutes from campus.

Cab/Shuttle Service

To/from Bradley Airport and Hartford Train Station:

Valley Cab Company
(860) 673-4250,
Call ahead for a reservation

Area Restaurants

Students are welcome to join their family members for dinner on Friday night. See below for a listing of area restaurants; reservations are recommended.

Abigail's Grill and Wine Bar (Continental)
Simsbury, CT
(860) 264-1580

Amici Italian Grill (Italian)
Avon, CT
(860) 677-7089

Chili's Grill and Bar (American/Mexican)
Simsbury, CT
(860) 658-1334

Cosi's (Sandwiches/Salads)
Avon, CT
(860) 678-8989

da Capo Restaurant (Italian)
Avon, CT
(860) 677-5599

Dish 'n Dat (American/Diner)
Canton, CT
(860) 693-4927

The Elephant Trail (Thai)
Avon, CT
(860) 677-0065

Feng Asian Bistro and Hibachi (Japanese)
Canton, CT
(860) 693-0065

First and Last Tavern (Italian)
Avon, CT
(860) 676-2000

Flatbread Pizza Company (Local/Organic)
Canton, CT
(860) 693-3314

Max A Mia (Italian)
Avon, CT
(860) 677-6299

Meadow Asian Cuisine (Chinese/Thai/Japanese)
Simsbury, CT
(860) 408-9800

Metro Bis (American)
Simsbury, CT
(860) 651-1908

Millwrights (American)
Simsbury, CT
(860) 651-5500

Plan B (Tavern, Burger/American)
Simsbury, CT
(860) 658-4477

Toshi Japanese Restaurant (Japanese)
Avon, CT
(860) 677-8242


Parking

Ample parking is available on the lawn outside of the Chapel. Handicap parking can be found next to Ferguson Theater. A parking attendant will be available to direct you.

Fitness

Work out in our new Centennial Center! Fitness options during Family Weekend include:

  • Friday: Fitness Center open 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Fitness Center open 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Three weeks prior to Family Weekend, we will post instructions on how to schedule parent teacher conferences with PTC Wizard.

Photos

Family Weekend 2016

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