Family Forum Series
Formerly known as Lunch and Learn, the Family Forum series, designed for parents across all divisions, offer a fresh perspective on a timely topic or deeper insight into Ashley Hall’s dynamic program.
Please note new time: Based on feedback from our families, all Family Forums will begin this year at 8:15am and held in the Dining Commons Conference Room on the second floor.
October 23, 2017
Testing One, Two, Three: Ashley Hall’s Approach to Standardized Testing
This session explores Ashley Hall’s standardized testing philosophy and practices, addressing the CPAAs (K–2nd grades), ERBs (3rd–9th grades) , PSATs (9th–11th grades), SATs (11th & 12th grades), and ACT (11th & 12th grades.) Parents can gain a greater understanding of why the school administers these tests or recommends students take these tests and how results are used to address individual student learning needs and classwide instruction.
Director of College Counseling, Amanda Murrell
Assistant to the Head of School for the Lower School Program, Lois Ruggiero
Lower School Director, Polly Rainey
Upper School Director, Mary Schweers
Assistant to the Head of School for Academic Affairs, Nick Bozanic
To RSVP to this session, please fill out the form below.
Save the dates for these upcoming Family Forums:
January 22, 2018
Uniquely Ashley Hall: a special presentation by Head of School, Jill Muti
April 16, 2018
Exploring Worldliness at Ashley Hall: a discussion with Global Studies Director, Jeff Dionne
Past Family Forum sessions:
September 25, 2017
Pro-Active Parenting | Led by members of the Ashley Hall Counseling Staff
The first Family Forum of the year will explore current research related to adolescent brain development as well as social-emotional development and how the two are interrelated. We will also discuss behavioral expectations based on this research. Parents can learn how to best support their children during this traditionally turbulent time, in both academic and social settings. Though open to all, this session may be most relevant for 5th grade parents and above.