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Family Weekend 2022

Welcome, Families!

Welcome, Families!

We look forward to having families on campus on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29! Attend classes, meet your students’ teachers, connect with other families, cheer for our athletic teams, and more.


Special Events

In addition to attending classes and enjoying the weekend, be sure to join us for the following special events!

State of the school address

Friday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Hear from Head of School Dr. Meera Viswanathan about her vision for the School and Assistant Head of School and Dean of Academics Harrison Shure about daily life at Walker’s.

EWSPA Parent Reception

Friday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m.

We hope that all parents will join our parent reception which follows our annual Halloween Ride. The reception takes place in an outdoor heated tent in front of Beaver Brook at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and to learn more about how to get involved in The Ethel Walker Parents Association (EWSPA) before heading off to dinner.


Unable to attend this weekend? View livestreams of Morning Meeting and Family Weekend Chapel here.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 28

7:30-8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:15-9:00 a.m. Morning Meeting
9:10-9:45 a.m. C Block
9:55-10:30 a.m. E Block
10:40-11:15 a.m. F Block
11:25 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A Block
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. State of the School Address
2:15-2:50 p.m. H Block
3:00-3:35 p.m. G Block
Middle School Co-Curriculars
3:45-4:45 p.m. College Counseling Preview: Prepping for College
3:45-5:45 p.m. Upper School Co-Curriculars
4:30-5:55 p.m. Halloween Ride
5:15 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hopkins School
6:00-7:00 p.m. EWSPA Parent Reception

Saturday, October 29

7:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. Walker’s Wicked Mile Fun Run/Walk
9:30-10:00 a.m. Chapel
10:10-10:45 a.m. B Block
10:55-11:30 a.m. D Block
Middle School Students and Families Visit Upper School Classes
11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Upper School Preview for Middle School Families
12:15-2:00 p.m. BBQ Lunch
1:15-2:00 p.m. Student Performances
2:00 p.m. Varsity Field Hockey vs. Miss Porter’s
Varsity Soccer vs. Miss Porter’s
JV Soccer vs. Miss Porter’s

 

Area Accommodations and Restaurants

Avon Old Farms Hotel
Avon, CT
860-677-0651

Delamar West Hartford
West Hartford, CT
860-937-2500

Homewood Suites by Hilton
Farmington, CT
860-321-0000

Marriott Residence Inn Hartford/Avon
Avon, CT
860-687-1666

Sheraton/Bradley Airport
Windsor Locks, CT
860-627-5311

Simsbury 1820 House
Simsbury, CT
860-658-7658

Simsbury Inn
Simsbury, CT
860-651-5700

Harvest Cafe (Breakfast/Lunch; owned by a Walker’s family)
Simsbury, CT
860-658-5000

New England Pasta Company (Breakfast/Lunch; owned by a Walker’s family)
Avon, CT
860-678-9100

Rush Bowls (Smoothies/Bowls; owned by a Walker’s family)
Simsbury, CT
860-310-4983

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

American Flatbread (Pizza)
Canton, CT
860-693-3314

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

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

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

La Joya (Mexican)
Simsbury, CT
860-217-0229

Liki Sushi & Asian Bistro (Sushi)
Avon, CT
860-255-7809

Market Place Kitchen & Bar (Farm-to-Table)
Avon, CT
860-470-3641

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

The North House (American)
Avon, CT
860-404-5951

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

Present Company (American)
Tariffville, CT
860-658-7890

Roux Cajun Eatery (Cajun)
Simsbury, CT
860-217-9195

Table 570 Asian Fusion (Chinese/Thai)
Simsbury, CT
860-651-4888

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