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Welcome, Breck Parents!

Below are resources for current families.

Important Dates for 2016-17

August 29, 2016 | School begins
October 20-21, 2016 | Faculty workshop
December 19-30, 2016 | Winter vacation
March 20-31, 2017 | Spring vacation 

Important Dates for 2017-18

Monday, August 28, 2017 | School begins
Thursday-Friday, October 19-20, 2017 | Faculty workshop
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Winter vacation
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | School resumes
Monday, March 19-30, 2018 | Spring vacation

Quick Links

Lower School Teacher Blogs

PowerSchool Parent Portal

Lunch Menu

 

Thursday, March 16

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

LS = Day 5
MS = A Day - Thursday schedule
US = Thursday schedule

Friday, March 17

3:15 PM | Spring break begins!

No Extended Day / No Activity Bus

LS = Day 6 | Non-uniform day | Optional green and white day!
MS = B Day - Friday schedule | Non-uniform day | Wear green and white for St. Patrick's Day
US = Variety Show special schedule

March 20 - April 2, 2017
Spring Break!

Monday, March 20

Boys golf and girls golf begin
US baseball begins

Monday, March 27

Boys tennis begins

April 3 - 9, 2017

Monday, April 3

8:30 AM | School reconvenes

MS sports begin
US boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse begin

LS = Day 1
MS = B Day - Monday schedule
​US = Monday schedule

Tuesday, April 4

8:30-10:00 AM | Mindfulness for Parents (Heritage Room, Anderson Ice Arena)

2:30 PM | All-School Special Assembly (Chapel).  A Peace of My Mind project was on display in the Salas Commons in February. The project's creator, photographer John Noltner, offered the Breck Community a chance to create a Breck version of A Peace of My Mind. The Breck version will be presented at this special All-School Assembly. All are welcome!

LS = Day 2
MS = A Day - Tuesday schedule
​US = Tuesday schedule

Wednesday, April 5

8:30-10:00 AM | New Parent Coffee (Glass Balcony, US Dining Room). Final new parent coffee of the school year. New parents are invited for coffee, conversation and the opportunity to meet other new families.

6:30-8:00 PM | Grade 11 Student/Parent College Application Workshop

LS = Day 3
MS = B Day - Wednesday schedule
​US = Wednesday (NoCP) schedule

Thursday, April 6

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

6:30-8:00 PM | Kindergarten Parent Meeting (1-2 Commons). Topic: Moving Up to First Grade. Speakers: Peg Bailey, LS Director; Cathy Preissing, LS Dean; Marcy Wegner, Kindergarten Instructor; Bobbie Tonkin, 1st Grade Instructor. Dessert and coffee will be served AND childcare will be offered. To assist us in planning, kindly RSVP here. If you're unable to attend, this meeting will be live streamed and recorded. Click here for login information.

6:30-8:00 PM | Grade 12 Parent Meeting (US Dining Room). Topic: What to expect over the final months at Breck as a senior parent. Dinner will be served. To assist us in planning, kindly RSVP here. If you're unable to attend, this meeting will be live streamed and recorded. Click here for login information.

LS = Day 4
MS = B Day - Thursday schedule
​US = Thursday schedule

Friday, April 7

3:30-5:15 PM | Grades 5/6 Bowling Social at TexaTonka Bowling Lanes in St. Louis Park.

6:30-8:00 PM | The Peter Clark Center for Teaching & Learning Speaker Series in Honor of the Class of 2016 will host Glenn Whitman, Director St. Andrew's Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning and author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education, for a parent presentation on Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education. Childcare for children ages 4 and up will be provided from 6:15-8:15 PM but registration is required.

LS = Day 5
MS = A Day - Friday schedule
​US = Friday schedule

Saturday, April 8

National ACT Test Date (offsite)

9:00 AM-3:00 PM | Family Community Outreach Event: Food Packing at The Sheridan Story. Help fight child hunger by closing the weekend meal gap. MS and LS must be accompanied by an adult. Children must be 8 years or older. Multiple shifts available. Please sign up to volunteer here.

State Elementary Chess Tournament (at Breck)

Sunday, April 9

State Elementary Chess Tournament (at Breck)

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM | Bato Bato! to perform at MIA's Rock the Cradle! Click here for more information.

April 10 - 16, 2017

Monday, April 10

Passover begins at sundown

LS = Day 6
MS = A Day - Monday schedule
​US = Monday schedule

Tuesday, April 11

First day of Passover

8:30 AM | All-School Chapel

LS = Day 1
MS = B Day - All-School Chapel schedule w/altered lunch  | Wear your BAM t-shirt for Mix-It-Up Lunch
​US = ASC schedule

Wednesday, April 12

8:15-9:45 AM | Parents Association Middle School Division Parent Coffee (MS Dining Room). If you're unable to attend, this meeting will be live streamed and recorded. Click here for login information.

6:30-9:00 PM | Cum Laude Dinner 

LS = Day 2
MS = A Day - Wednesday Service schedule
​US = Wednesday (CP) schedule

Thursday, April 13

8:45-10:15 AM | Parents Association Upper School Division Parent Coffee (US Library). Tom Taylor will discuss: "How to make the most of the Breck experience." A student panel will join Mr. Taylor. If you're unable to attend, this meeting will be live streamed and recorded. Click here for login information.

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

5:00-6:30 PM | Parents Association Parent Education Discussion Group: Using Love Languages in Parenting (West Boardroom). Click here for complete information about this session. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Click here to RSVP.

LS = Day 3
MS = A Day - Thursday schedule
​US = Thursday schedule

Friday, April 14

Good Friday | All-School Holiday

April 17 - 23, 2017

Monday, April 17

LS = Day 4
MS = B Day - Monday schedule
​US = Monday schedule

Tuesday, April 18

LS = Day 5
MS = A Day - Tuesday schedule
​US = Tuesday schedule

Wednesday, April 19

8:45-10:15 AM | Parents Association: LS Division Meeting (Anderson Ice Arena, Heritage Room). Topic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) at Breck. Presenters: Peg Bailey, LS Director; Emily Jones, Library/Media Department Head; Dave Kust, Academic Technology Coordinator and Grade 4 Instructor; Kris Simonson, LS Math Resource Instructor. If you're unable to attend, this meeting will be live streamed and recorded. Click here for login information.

6:30-8:30 PM | Grade 7 Parent Meeting | Topic and speaker info to come. If you're unable to attend, this meeting will be live streamed and recorded. Click here for login information.

LS = Day 6
MS = B Day - Wednesday schedule
​US = Wednesday (CP) schedule

Thursday, April 20

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

6:30-8:00 PM | Grade 2 Parent Meeting (1-2 Commons). Topic: Moving Up to Third Grade. Speakers: Peg Bailey, LS Director; Alice Wright, LS Dean; Lisa Hunninghake, LS Instructor. Invitation to follow. Childcare will be offered. If you're unable to attend, this meeting will be live streamed and recorded. Click here for login information.

LS = Day 1
MS = B Day - Thursday schedule
​US = Thursday schedule

Friday, April 21

7:00 PM | Middle and Upper School Dance Concert (Cargill Theater)

LS = Day 2
MS = A Day - Friday schedule
​US = Friday schedule

April 24 - 30, 2017

Monday, April 24

8:30 AM | All-School Chapel: Trustee Day

7:00 PM | Upper School Choral Concert (Cargill Theater)

LS = Day 3
MS = A Day - ASC schedule (Trustee Day)
​US = ASC schedule (Trustee Day)

Tuesday, April 25

7:00 PM | Upper School Jazzfest (US Dining Room)

LS = Day 4
MS = B Day - Tuesday schedule
​US = Tuesday schedule

Wednesday, April 26

8:45-10:15 AM | Parents Association All-Parent Meeting (MS Dining Room). If you're unable to attend, this meeting will be live streamed and recorded. Click here for login information.

7:00 PM | Middle and Upper School Stringfest (Cargill Theater)

LS = Day 5
MS = A Day - Wednesday schedule
​US = Wednesday (CP) schedule

Thursday, April 27

8:00-9:00 AM | College Counseling Coffee Talk with Parents of Juniors (Heritage Room, Anderson Ice Arena). Topic: Common Application Nuts & Bolts.

11:00 AM | Senior Speeches (Chapel)

6:30-8:00 PM | Preschool Parent Meeting (LS Commons). Topic: Moving up to kindergarten. Speakers: Peg Bailey (LS Director), Cathy Preissing (LS Dean), Kerry Marshall (Kindergarten teacher) and Ty Thayer (Preschool teacher). If you're unable to attend, this meeting will be live streamed and recorded. Click here for login information.

LS = Day 6
MS = A Day - Thursday schedule
​US = Thursday schedule

Friday, April 28

LS = Day 1
MS = B Day - Friday schedule | Non-uniform day
​US = Friday schedule

May 1 - 7, 2017

Monday, May 1

LS = Day 2
MS = B Day - Monday schedule
​US = Monday schedule | AP Exams

Tuesday, May 2

LS = Day 4
MS = A Day - Tuesday schedule
​US = Tuesday schedule | AP Exams

Wednesday, May 3

LS = Day 5
MS = B Day - Wednesday special schedule
​US = Wednesday schedule (CPship Fair) | AP Exams

Thursday, May 4

11:00 AM | Last day of Senior Speeches (Chapel)

6:30-8:30 PM | Grade 9 Parent Meeting

6:30-8:00 PM | Grade 3 Parent Meeting

LS = Day 6
MS = B Day - Thursday schedule
​US = Thursday schedule | AP Exams

Friday, May 5

LS = Day 1
MS = Awareness Day | Non-uniform day
​US = Friday schedule | AP Exams

Saturday, May 6

National SAT Test Date