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This Week at BA  

September 23
A Few Fun Things From the Week
If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you take time to watch the just released (on Wednesday), The Way Education Should Be video. We think you will be happy you did. Kudos to Mary Roetger, director of integrated media and marketing; Lynne Palmer, director of admission and external affairs; and a little bit of Hollywood for orchestrating this production. If you love it, go ahead and share it!
Tuesday was team day, an opportunity for students and faculty to get to know other members of their team through games, friendly competition, charter work, walks, BBQs, and picnics. Here’s a glimpse of a little doughnut eating competition among Team Martin students. Photos.

On Monday, sans doughnuts, U.S. History students spent time at the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro for an assignment on primary and secondary sources. A scavenger hunt of sorts had the students searching sources among topics and themes relevant to World War II, the museum’s focus. See them in action.

Don’t forget to read your student’s weekly update (in the Portal, within the Academics tab). You have until Tuesday at midnight to respond before it resets for the new week.

Keep up with the BA community on our social media page. In our latest blog, Nancy Hughes shares her top two reasons on why she values the boarding school experience so much. If you like what she has to say, share it with friends on Facebook.

We look forward to welcoming more than 100 grandparents on Tuesday for our annual Grandparents’ Day. We will bring you photos next week. Any questions, please contact Susan Repplier (603-569-7191).

Congratulations to our Bobcats of the Week: rower Finn Vaughan ’17 (Bozeman, Montana) and faculty member TJ Palmer. Read about their accomplishments.

Weekend Activities
The first Table Tennis Tournament of the year gets underway on Saturday night. If the competition is as top-notch as last year, this is sure to be a must-see event. New Hampshire has 48 “4,000 footers” (a mountain with an elevation of at least 4,000 feet;  219m) and any lucky student who wants to ascend one this weekend can with Mrs. Nardelli. Back around 518 feet (158m ), Ms. Junkin is holding a pottery workshop, and Mr. Gemmell will work with students to repair a rock wall behind Vaughan House.

Monday night is the annual club fair where current club members promote campus clubs for students to learn about their missions and join the fun or the cause.

Open House
The Admission Office is hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. beginning at the Pinckney Boathouse. If you know of families would want to learn more about an independent school education, please let them know about Brewster’s Open House.

Upcoming Jewish Holidays
Jewish students can attend High Holy Day Services on Monday October 2 for Rosh Hashanah and Wednesday October 12 for Yom Kippur. Students can attend services at Temple Beth Jacob (TBJ) in Concord, New Hampshire, with Brewster CFO Lisa Braiterman and her family. TBJ is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Students who wish to attend Conservative or Orthodox services need to inform Mr. Barnett so transport can be arranged. Conservative services are held in Portsmouth or Manchester, Orthodox Chabad services are held in Manchester. Families who may wish to join their student for Rosh Hashanah services at TBJ are welcome. Temple Beth Jacob requests that they forward a High Holiday seating request from their home synagogue to office@tbjconcord.org.

Reminders and Deadlines
Monday, October 10 is the deadline to reserve transport to and from campus for the October Long Weekend (October 22 departure; October 25 return).

Friday, September 30 is the deadline (for international students) to reserve transport to and from campus for the December break (Departure December 16, no flight before 2 p.m.; or December 17; January 3 return)

Please use the Vacation Travel Manager in the Portal to reserve and share travel information.
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