For Parents: PA Events


Here is a sampling of some of our planned events. Details and more specific information about these events, and more, will be posted in the weekly Look Ahead. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Event Chair or email

Twice a year - at Orientation, Wednesday, September 9 and Spring Fling Day, Friday, May 6 - 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 11, 2015
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. (Please do not bring any foods containing nuts or bananas onto campus, due to allergies.) Help needed with setup and cleanup.  

PARENTS' DAY - Friday, October 9, 2015
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- Fall 2015 (date TBD),  6-10 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 24, 2015 
This autumn fundraiser features quality items for sale at tag sale prices. It is held in conjunction with a farm stand, bake sale, ninth graders' pancake breakfast, and fifth graders' chili and hot dog sale. Volunteers needed for organizing items, working the sale, and cleanup. Many hands make light work! 

BAKE SALES - Fall and Spring (dates TBD)
Volunteers needed to bake items and work the sale. 

AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR DAY – this event is held biennially, next will be in 2016-2017. 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 the weekly Look Ahead for dates and times.
From sweatshirts to flip flops and lots in between, everyone loves the school store. Volunteers assist with set-up and sale of items. Take a look! 

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 year's fair is taking place at the Barnes & Noble in Hadley, MA and online.

SKATING AND BASKETBALL PARTY - Sunday, January 17, 2016
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.

FOOD DRIVE - February 2016

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. 

SPRING FLING FRIDAY FAIR - Friday, May 6, 2016
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. 


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

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

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.