Coffee, Conversation and All Things Severn School
At the beginning of the year on both Chesapeake and Teel Campuses, we host informal coffee and conversation sessions for parents of students at every grade level. As a complement to our Back-to-School nights and other community gatherings, these mornings provide a personalized forum to learn about grade-level specific topics while meeting our faculty, staff and of course, other parents!
Lower School Head Ms. Cathy North will share the ins and outs of Chesapeake Campus including dress code, discipline, curriculum, programs and more. Following the presentation, parents are invited to join their children for a classroom lesson — our students love to show what they know! These are held on Chesapeake Campus in the Pat Troy Media Center.
- 5th grade: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
- 4th grade: Thursday, September 19, 2019
- 3rd grade: Friday, September 20, 2019
- 2nd grade: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
- 1st grade: Thursday, October 10, 2019
- Kindergarten: Monday, Friday, October 11, 2019
- Prekindergarten: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
- Preschool: Monday, October 14, 2019
Parents will hear Middle School Head Mr. Dan Keller explain our grade-specific approaches for middle school student growth, curriculum and school programs. He'll share the best people to contact should parents have concerns throughout the year along with important dates to keep on the family calendar. Our student support team will also talk about their roles and responsibilities including discipline, dress code, mentorship, counseling, and more. There is plenty of time to ask questions and connect with other parents following the presentation. These are held on Teel Campus in Koch Alumni Room.
- 6th Grade: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
- 7th Grade: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
- 8th Grade: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
- 5th Grade: Wednesday, October 23, 2019**
**This special coffee is for parents of 5th graders to support their child's transition from Lower to Middle School in the fall of 2020. Dan Keller will give a brief overview of our middle grades program and talk about what to expect when moving from Chesapeake to Teel Campus. It is also held on Teel Campus in Koch Alumni Room.
Parents will meet Upper School Head Mr. Steve Soden and others that work closely with students including the grade dean, Director of Studies Ms. Kelly Wilson, guidance counselor and more. Our Upper School faculty and staff make sure that the information is relevant to that particular grade — our college counselors attend the sessions for upperclassmen. We encourage every parent to attend, particularly if you are new to the Upper School. These are held on Teel Campus in Koch Alumni Room.
9th Grade: Monday, September 23, 2019
- 10th Grade: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
11th Grade: Thursday, October 17, 2019
- 12th Grade: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Mark Your Calendars and Join Us!
We love these events that bring our community together right from the start. Our faculty and staff are eager to introduce themselves to our parent community and ensure that every family has the resources they need for a great school year. Every parent at every grade level can find something valuable at these meetings. It’s a great way to start the year fully engaged in your family's experience at Severn.