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Student Weeklies


Note: To access Student Weeklies, go to the Portal and log in using your ID and Password. Once in the portal, click on the Academics tab and then click on View Weeklies. Each week students meet with their advisors to review their standing with grades and with daily expectations. They write a summary of the week, which is reviewed by their advisor and then the report is approved for parent viewing. We believe that this form of communication is extremely important in helping students see themselves as having real responsibilities for their own success.

Students are asked to include the following in their weekly report:

  • Their BMP record (absences, lateness, or missing homework) for the week and a comment about the record
  • Their grade averages in each class and applicable comments
  • What was something interesting, unusual, or meaningful that happened this week?
  • When an Emotional Literacy Program activity has been part of the Advisory, students will comment on that.

Parents have the means to write a response to their students, and we believe this kind of communication is vey important for all students. We do encourage parents to keep their responses positive. We know kids will be very responsive to hearing words of praise and encouragement from you! The main purpose of the Student Weekly Report is to help our students develop the habit of self-assessing and setting short-term goals. We also want the weekly to be a means of keeping parents informed and to foster a partnership between home and school.

Some weeks students may not be available to write a weekly due to sickness, sports, or other events. If that is the case, please feel free to e-mail your son or daughter to see how things went that week.

Each Friday, a new report will become available, and you will be able to write a response to your student until the following Tuesday at midnight. At that point, the system will refresh to allow new reports for the next week.

Dress Code


Brewster Academy believes in maintaining an atmosphere where a sense of pride and developing self-discipline and personal strengths are reflected in the dress code. The academic dress code celebrates a respect for learning and is also an important expression and recognition of the Brewster Pillars.

Academic Dress
Dress pants, corduroy pants, khakis, or capris; all pants must have pockets and zippers
Dresses (not strapless), skirts, shorts (all within fingertip length)
Collared, tucked-in, buttoned dress shirt (only top button undone), blouse, or turtleneck worn with a belt
Sweaters with dress code top underneath
Appropriate footwear (dress shoes, boots, athletics shoes or sandals in excellent condition)
Leggings/tights only to be worn with dress or skirt
All clothing should be free of writing and should not promote inappropriate behavior

Other Imperatives
No hats, sunglasses, or headphones
Hair must be a uniform, natural color
Students are expected to be clean shaven at all times unless an exemption is granted
No exposed pierced jewelry other than in the ear without permission
No exposed skin (e.g. midriff, strapless, backless)
No denim of any kind, color, or resemblance

Considerations for other types of exposed jewelry and/or medical and religious exemptions from the shaving policy should be directed to the upper and lower school deans.

Formal Dress
Required for some formal meals, award assemblies, and other occasions throughout the year

Option 1
Blazer with dress pants and a belt, button-down collared shirt with tie
Option 2
Dress or skirt of fingertip length, with a shawl or cardigan
Option 3
Dress slacks with dress blouse
Option 4
Formal attire representing a student’s international and/or cultural identity

Spirit Dress
Every Wednesday and Saturday
Dress slacks: corduroy, khakis, no jeans or sweatpants
Dress shorts or skirts (all within fingertip length)
A prominently displayed, Brewster Academy top (no tank tops)

Cakes and Gift Baskets

Order a cake from Brewster's Dining Services as a surprise for your child for a birthday or special day. Call Chris Dill at 603.569.7119 (603.569.8492 fax) at least one week before the special day if you would like to order a cake.


Prices are:
$12 for an 8" round cake, which serves 8-10 people
$18 for a 1/4-sheet cake, which serves 12-16 people
$24 for a 1/2-sheet cake, which serves 18-24 people


The end of a trimester, as students are busy finishing projects and studying for tests, can be a nice time for students to receive a special package from home.

Gift Baskets From the Campus Store
Gift baskets are available through the Campus Store. Cindy is happy to customize baskets, which can include, but are not limited to: candy, tee-shirts, gift cards to local businesses, fresh baked cookies, and a Brewster teddy bear. Baskets begin at $35 and 48 hours notice is appreciated. To arrange for a gift basket, e-mail Cynthia White  or call 603-569-7129.

Places of Worship

There are a number of various Christian services within walking distance. The Catholic church is about 10 minutes away, the nearest synagogue is about 45 minutes away and the nearest mosque is about an hour away. If you are interested in attending services regularly and/or would like to attend for major holidays, reach out to the Weekend Activities Coordinator, and they will be sure to get you there. 

All Saints’ Episcopal Church
South Main Street

First Baptist Church of Wolfeboro
116 Center Street (Route 28)

First Christian Church
83 North Main Street

First Church of Christ, Science
217 South Main Street (at Green Street)

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
adjacent to the Brewster campus

St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church
42 Hidden Springs Road (Route 28)
Alton, New Hampshire

Prom

When and where is the senior prom?
The senior prom is on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Bald Peak Colony Club in Melvin Village (15 minutes from campus).

Who can go to the prom?
Any senior or postgraduate may attend the prom (with or without a date), as well as any student invited by a senior or postgraduate.

When can parents take photographs?
Parents can take photographs at the Pinckney Boathouse on campus beginning about 5:30 p.m. At this time, prom goers participate in a promenade. This is a great photo opp and parents are welcome and encouraged to join in this fun celebration.

How do students get to Bald Peak?
Transportation to Bald Peak Colony Club leaves from the Boathouse about 6:30 p.m. Students are not allowed to drive themselves to the prom. Transportation options are:

  • Brewster Buses: no charge
  • Coach Bus: approximately $25 per person
  • Limousines: These must be booked through Caroline Chartier in the main office (603-569-7100). Students are responsible for payment in full before the prom. Student accounts cannot be used to pay for limo rentals.

When does the prom end?
The prom ends at 11 p.m. and students return to the Boathouse for the Head of School's breakfast, which begins at 11:30 p.m., and the senior slideshow. Immediately following the slideshow, boarding students return to dorms and day students depart.

Tuxedo Rentals
Transport to a local tuxedo retailer is available on some weekends for orders and measurements. Students will need a credit or debit card for payment. Students should watch for these date reminders from Peter Mann as the time gets closer.

How can students order flowers?
A local florist will be on campus to take orders at a date to be determined. Flowers can be picked up on campus on the afternoon of the prom.

Promenade and departure to Bald Peak Colony Club

All students are to be at the Pinckney Boathouse Promenade* no later than 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd. Prom-goers are to line-up on the deck of the boathouse by 5:45 p.m. and walk through the arbor and pose for pictures when announced. (Spectators are not to park at the boathouse due to the limos and buses. Please park your car above on campus and walk down to the boathouse).

Immediately following the promenade and no later than 6:30 p.m., prom-goers are to be in their transportation to head off to Bald Peak Colony Club for dinner, dancing, photos, and games. 

*In the event of rain, the promenade will be held at Anderson Hall.
 
If you have questions that have not been answered here, please contact Caroline Chartier.

End-of-Year Pick Up

The last day of school for underclassmen and seniors is May 25, 2019 – the same day as Brewster’s Commencement. The following information will help you plan the pick-up of your child on this very busy day so that you may plan your arrival on campus accordingly.

The Commencement ceremony, which all students are required to attend, will conclude around noon, at which time faculty and students will reunite for one last time outside the Smith Center to offer good wishes and farewells. This is a bittersweet time for our seniors, underclassmen, and faculty and staff. With the joy of their much deserved accomplishment – high school graduation – comes the reality that they are leaving Brewster and their classmates, underclassmen friends, and teachers – for many, their family away from home.

After this gathering, seniors, their families and guests, underclassmen, and faculty and staff will enjoy a celebratory luncheon. After lunch, graduates move out of the dorms, say their final good-byes, and depart campus.

Following Commencement parents of underclassmen may arrive to help pack up their students to depart campus. There will be time in the schedule on Friday for students to organize and pack so hopefully when parents arrive underclassmen will be ready to depart.

We expect all students to leave campus on May 25. If an international student has an early flight, they may be excused from the graduation ceremony early. Deadline for transport is Friday, May 10. 

If you have further questions about Commencement, please do not hesitate to contact susan_repplier@brewsteracademy.org at 603-569-7191. 

One last reminder: if you have medications in the Health Center, please stop by and pick up these medications to take home.

Commencement

Book Buy Back

Follett Online Buyback Event (in the Estabrook)
May 21 and May 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Follett has partnered with Valorebooks for the online book buyback, which searches the entire marketplace and third parties, for the highest price for our students

Book Buyback Dates

May 21 and May 22 - 9 AM to 3 PM (Estabrook Lobby)

Process for the Online Book Buyback

  • Students log into the Brewster bookstore website.
  • Students enter their ISBN # and the website program searches Follett, Valorebooks, and 3rd party buyers for the highest price.
  • Student accepts the price.
  • A pre-paid shipping label is provided.
  • Students bag up their books with the bags provided by Follett. Only 3 books can fit per bag.

Students can choose two options of reimbursement for their books: one check or one Paypal payment.
Students have a 2-3 week window to ship books back from the day they process their book buyback.

If a student forgets to process buyback while at school, they can still do the buyback at home. Just print the label at home and ship using their own shipping materials

Link for online buyback
https://fvc.valorebooks.com/sell-textbooks?site_id=SaW91w 

Follett Customer Service at customerservice@fvc.follett.com or 888-382-3383

Summer Storage

For families who would like to store student belongings over the summer – for either returning students or for graduates attending college in the United States – we have partnered with Dorm Room Movers (formerly All Campus Storage) to make move-out as simple as possible. Here's what to do:

Reminder: The School does not provide any moving or storage services; only Dorm Room Movers does.

Full service summer storage includes:

  • Boxes and tape for your student to pack
  • Pick-up and delivery by professional movers 
  • $100 insurance per box or unboxed item
  • Climate-protected storage and 24/7 security
  • Pre-arrival Delivery: Your student’s items will be waiting for them neatly in their room next fall.

Dorm Room Movers also provides a ship-to-college option for graduating seniors as well as a general shipping option if you would like your boxes shipped anywhere domestically.

Questions on either of these services? Call Dorm Room Movers at 888-7MY-DORM  (888-769-3676).

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Brewster Academy
80 Academy Drive
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

(p) 603-569-1600
(f) 603-569-7199


Admission Office
(p) 603-569-7200

Advancement Office
(p) 603-569-7198

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