Annual Children’s Events – Building Community
Typically, five children’s events are held during the year for students and their families, however, the COVID pandemic has put a hold on our annual traditions for now. To maintain our close connection with students and families we have been holding regular Zoom “Chats” in place of our in-person events. While there is no substitute for fun, in-person gatherings, our online connections have proved to be beneficial and something we plan to continue in the future.
Children’s events are an important part of our program for a number of reasons. Our outings provide an opportunity for the children and families to come together as a community. The students in our program feel they are a part of something important that inspires them to do their best. The gatherings also allow us to talk with the children throughout the year outside of school. We catch up on how they are doing and hear about their hopes for future academic plans. Mentors, sponsors and board members often attend these events and interact with the children.
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Fall Fun DaySkating With SantaPortsmouth Abbey School Dinner and TheaterEnd of School Year PartyNewport Gulls Baseball Night
Gathering in October allows us to meet everyone after the start of a new school year. We often plan an outdoor activity and take advantage of our beautiful surroundings. Portsmouth Abbey School community service students have hosted a Fall Fun Day for many years and treat our students to an afternoon of fun and games! Past outings include Ballard Park In Newport and the Corn Maze at Escobar’s Farm in Portsmouth.
St. George’s School. Star Kid students and family members join the St. George’s School hockey teams for an afternoon of skating fun!
Students have been invited to attend the Abbey Player’s winter musical production.
In June, we reward our hard-working students with a party at the Caddy Shack in North Dartmouth, MA. Children and families enjoy bumper boats, batting cages, and mini-golf.
During the summer, we hold a new student/family orientation followed by a Gulls baseball game in Newport. All our current and new student/family members have been invited to the game.