For Parents: PA Events


Here is a sampling of our events. In advance of each look for details are in the weekly Look Ahead. Volunteer by contacting the Event Chair or emailing

BLAZER EXCHANGE - September 3, 2014 and May 8, 2015
Twice a year - at Orientation and Spring Fling Day - there is an opportunity to purchase or exchange pre-owned jackets and sweaters required for Monday Dress and Formal Dress occasions. To purchase a blazer is $7 or free if you exchange!


ALL SCHOOL PICNIC - Friday, September 12, 2014
Family-style potluck held at the start of school. This event gives new parents a chance to meet our community and kick off the school year together. Each family brings a dish to share. Help needed with setup and cleanup. Contact: Peg Johnson at

PARENTS DAY - Friday, October 10, 2014
The Parents Association supports the annual school tradition of bringing together boarding and day parents to meet teachers, visit classes, and enjoy campus with our children. The School Store is open at this time.


BEMENTOBERFEST- Friday, October 24, 2016 6:00-10:00 p.m. Come get into the fall spirit at our Bementoberfest, complete with German-inspired food, hayrides, a bonfire, live music, and fun!


BAZAAR AND FALL FESTIVAL - Saturday, October 25, 2014
This autumn fundraiser features quality items for sale at tag sale prices. It is held in conjunction with a farm stand, bake sale, 9th graders' pancake breakfast, and 5th graders' chili and hot dog sale. Volunteers needed for organizing items, working the sale, and cleanup. Many hands make light work! Contact: Cressey Belden Janko at

BAKE SALES - Fall Bazaar, October 25 and Spring Fling Fair, May 8
Volunteers needed to bake items and work the sale. 

AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR DAY – this event is held biennially, next event November 7, 2014
A remarkable event in which local authors and illustrators share their work on a personal level with Bement students. The day ends with a book signing open to parents. 

BEMENT SCHOOL STORE - open intermittently, see weekly Look Ahead
From sweatshirts to flip flops and lots in between, everyone loves the school store. Volunteers assist with set-up and sale of items. For more info, see

BARNES&NOBLE BOOK FAIR – December 7, 2014.
Book Fairs vary from year to year - on and off campus such as Barnes & Noble book fair events - providing a chance for the community to expand individual libraries while supporting Bement with a percentage of sales. This years fair is taking place at the Barnes & Noble in Hadley, MA and online. Contact Lee Rubeck

SKATING AND BASKETBALL PARTY - Sunday, January 18, 2015
On a Sunday afternoon deep in winter, we are invited to Deerfield Academy's rink and indoor basketball courts. Soup, sandwiches, and drinks provided. This event is free to our school community; families must bring their own skates. Volunteers needed for setup, serving food, and cleanup. Contact Andi Turowsky & Lisa Ganci

FOOD DRIVE - February 2015
After the holidays, Bementers fill recyclable bags full of non-perishable food for local families in need. Donations coordinated and distributed by the Food Bank or Franklin County's United Way. Contact: Cressey Belden Janko at

SPRING FLING FRIDAY FAIR - Friday, May 8, 2015
Yes it's a school day, but it's also a lot of fun! Games and prizes coordinated by individual grades. Our Fun Run is through the streets and cornfields of Historic Deerfield. Opportunities to volunteer include organizing, setup, running booths, and cleanup.

Held after classes conclude for the year, this event serves to thank our faculty and staff for their dedication. Volunteers needed to provide salads and desserts, and for setup, serving, and cleanup. 


- All meetings are open to the Bement parent community. See the Look Ahead for dates and times. Meetings are held in the middle dining room in Bement House. 

The Claggett-McLennan Library welcomes parents to volunteer on a regular basis. Tasks include assisting at the circulation desk, re-shelving, and book processing. Contact: Marcia Bernard at

Proceeds from all PA events go directly to the Parents Association School Fund which sponsors various programs for parents and students throughout the year, and at the end of term, it donates profits to areas of the greatest need on campus.