Join us for all or part of our Campus Work Days, August 26 and/or 27, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring any and all of the following lawn and garden tools:
Pruners and trimmers
Old newspapers/rags (to wipe glass)
Juice, water, and coffee (and donuts!) will be provided, so pack a lunch and join us, even if only for an hour or two! Questions? Email Mr. Dunham.
All Petra parents of new and returning students are asked to attend our annual Parent Orientation, which will begin promptly at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, August 31. Read more from Mr. Dunham about this year’s Parent Orientation at our Scholar’s Blog.
4th-6th Grade Orchestra Sign-Up (due 8/26)
Academic Calendar (Real-Time/Download)
Athletic Calendars (Real-Time/Download)
Class Supply Lists
Faculty & Staff Bios
Frequently Asked Questions
Griffin Gazette Archives/Mailing List
Open House Thursdays
Uniforms (French Toast and Lands’ End)
Upper School Course Schedule
Wednesday, August 31st
7:00 – Begin in the Performance Hall
7:05 – Parent Testimony
7:15 – Why Do We Want Students to Learn? (Mr. Dunham)
7:30 – Needs & Opportunities (Mr. Denison)
7:35 – Transition
Elementary Parents (upper elementary students may attend)
7:45 – Elementary Procedures in Flex Space (Mr. C)
8:05 – 1st Session in Classrooms
8:25 – Transition
8:30 – 2nd Session in Classrooms
9:00 – Dismiss
Secondary Parents (Secondary students invited to attend)
7:45 – Meet & Greet in Secondary Classrooms
8:15 – Transition to Flex Space
8:30 – Secondary Procedures/Electives in Flex Space (Mr. Dunham & Mr. Koenen)
9:00 – Dismiss
In this, our 21st year, we’re on our way to our highest enrollment ever! The latest numbers (with available seats and notes) for the 2016-17 school year are:
K4 (MWF): 11 (16)
K4 (TR): 4 (16)
Kindergarten (AM): 16 (16) FULL!
Kindergarten (PM): 5 (16)
1st Grade: 16 (16) FULL!
2nd Grade: 22 (32) Second section now open!
3rd Grade: 18 (32) Second section now open!
4th Grade: 14 (16) Only two seats available!
5th Grade: 15 (16) Only one seat available!
6th Grade: 12 (16)
7th Grade: 13 (16)
8th Grade: 13 (16)
9th Grade: 16 (16) FULL!
10th Grade: 13 (16)
11th Grade: 12 (16)
12th Grade: 10 (16)
Total Actual Enrollment: 207 students
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