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Throughout the school year, Groves Academy hosts various events for our students, parents, relatives and friends.  

New Parent Orientation (Tuesday 8/30/2016 6PM - 8PM): We invite all new parents to attend and get to know one another. Informal discussion groups will help you gain a greater understanding of what Groves is all about.

Back to School Night (Thursday, 9/8/2016 6PM-7:30PM): All families are invited to school to hear from Groves Academy administration, staff and teachers. This is your chance to see your child's classroom, meet their teachers and talk to other parents.

Parent Coffee Social (Friday 9/9/2016 8AM - 9AM): The Advancement staff and Committee will be handing out coffee in the drive-thru line to kick off the school year and meet with other parents.

Grandparent & Grandfriends Day (Friday, 9/30/2016 8:30AM to 11:00AM): All students are encouraged to invite their grandparents or special friends to a half-day celebration at school. 

Homecoming Week (9/27/2016 - 9/30/2016): A week long celebration with themed days at school, fun activities, and culminates with a soccer game.

New Parent Social (Wednesday 10/5/2016 6PM - 8PM): All new parents are invited to the Groves Academy theater for an evening reception where they can meet other new families, get questions answered, and share stories. Drinks and appetizers are provided by Groves Academy.

Film Screening (Tuesday, 10/25/2016 6PM): 

In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, we are featuring a screening of the documentary The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.

Synopsis: Directed by James Redford, THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA is a personal, touching and sometimes humorous look at this developmental reading disorder, offering a broader and clearer view of the minds of people with dyslexia. Spotlighting a cross-section of individuals, including Redford’s own son, Dylan, and featuring interviews with notable dyslexics, including investment pioneer Charles Schwab, business magnate Richard Branson, high-profile lawyer David Boies and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the film reveals how an individual’s unique strategies for coping can help lead to success in life.

College Fair (Thursday, 10/6/2016 6PM-8PM): Geared exclusively toward students who have learning disabilities or attention disorders, this is the only college fair of its kind in Minnesota and the five-state area. Representatives from more than 50 schools and organizations will be in attendance. The event is free and open to the public, hosted at Earle Brown Heritage Center.

Fall Learning Lunch (Wednesday, 11/11/2016 11:30AM-1:00PM): All parents are welcomed to attend this brown bag lunch event in the conference room. During this hour you will hear from the head of school, education director, and other staff. This is a chance to learn more about what is going on at school and get to know other members of the Groves Academy community.

3rd Annual Read-a-Thon (1/9/2017 - 1/20/2017): A core component of our curriculum is the Wilson Reading System®, an Orton-Gillingham based program that teaches the structure of words directly and systematically so that students master the coding system for reading and spelling. Since we highly value reading, we host a Read-a-Thon to raise support for our school and encourage reading skills. This is a student-led fundraiser where students solicit donations for their reading time. 

Gap Year Fair (Tuesday 1/24/2017 6-9PM): 6PM-7PM Keynote Speaker, 7PM - 9PM Gap Year Fair USA Gap Year Fairs is a national circuit of events that bring together reputable Gap Year organizations, interested students and parents, high school college counselors and the Gap Year experts. These events are designed to provide students with a broad exposure of Gap Year Programs and the opportunity for face to face conversations with the people who work in the field. For students and parents interested in Gap Year, these fairs are the legitimate source to connect with reputable organizations that focus on Education, Service and Personal Growth.

Spirit Week (2/13/2017 - 2/17/2017): A week long celebration including theme days, student-staff basketball game and more fun!

Winter Learning Lunch (Wednesday, 2/15/2017): Bring your lunch and hear from the Executive Director, Education Director, and other staff about what is going on at school and get to know other members of the Groves Academy community. No RSVP necessary.

40th Annual Scholarship Gala (Saturday 4/8/2017): The goal of the 40th Annual Scholarship Gala is to raise significant funding for scholarships - to support families who need to attend Groves Academy but cannot afford to pay the full cost of tuition. The gala is Groves Academy’s premiere fundraising event of the year.

Spring Learning Lunch (Wednesday, 5/17/2017): All parents are welcome to attend this brown bag lunch event. During this hour you will hear from the Executive Director, Education Director and other staff. This is a chance to learn more about what is going on at school and get to know other members of the Groves Academy community.

Lower School/Middle School Awards Ceremony (Tuesday, 6/6/2017 1:30PM): Families are invited to attend this celebration and award presentation located in the Groves Academy gym. Light refreshments are provided following the program.

Upper School Awards Ceremony/Graduation (Tuesday, 6/6/2017 7PM): Families are invited to attend this celebration and award presentation located in the Groves Academy gym. Light refreshments are provided following the program. 

Questions?

Contact Jamie Prescott, Events and Volunteers Manager, at prescottj@grovesacademy.org or 952-915-4295.

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