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2016-17 Portsmouth Abbey School Year Calendar

FALL
August
25-30Thurs-Tues
 New Faculty Orientation Days
  31Wednesday Full Faculty Meeting, Faculty and Staff Picnic
  September01Thursday Full Faculty Workshop
  05Monday
 Labor Day
  06Tuesday Pre-Season Varsity Sports begin
  10 

Saturday

 New Student Registration, Boarders 12:30-3:30 pm, Day 2:30-3:30 pm. Program and
 Dinner for New Parents, 4:45-6:30 pm. Cookout for New Students, 5:00-7:00 pm

  11
Sunday Returning Boarding Students Registration/Book Pick-up, 2:00-4:00 pm
 New Student Orientation, 11:00 am-5:00 pm.  All School Picnic at 5:00 pm
  12

Monday Opening of School: Mass, Assembly, Special Horarium
  Sept-Oct30-02Fri-Sun Alumni Reunion Weekend
 October
01Saturday SAT Testing, Form VI
  08Saturday Columbus Day Weekend after last obligation. Advisory Grades
  10Monday Columbus Day Weekend ends, boarders return by 9:00 pm
  27-29Thurs-Sat
 Parents’ Weekend
  31Monday
 No classes.  Boarders return by 9:00 pm
 November01Tuesday All Saints’ Day. Mass, classes, afternoon obligations
05Saturday SAT Testing, Form VI
  10Thursday Veterans’ Day Program
  12Saturday
 Fall Play, 7:30 pm (Sunday at 2:00 pm. School Performance Friday at 7:00 pm)
  14Monday
 Headmaster’s Run
  16Wednesday Term Examinations begin
  19Saturday
 Term Examinations end. Thanksgiving vacation begins at 12:45 pm. School closed Nov. 22
WINTER
 28Monday
 Thanksgiving vacation ends, Houses re-open, boarders return by 9:00 pm.
 December03Saturday SAT Testing, Form V & VI
  06Tuesday
 Abbot’s Reception, NYYC, NY
08Thursday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass, classes, afternoon obligations
  13Tuesday
 Advent Service, 5:30 pm
  15Thursday
 Christmas Vacation begins at 12:45 pm. School closed Dec. 16
 January03Tuesday Christmas Vacation ends, Houses re-open, boarders return by 9:00 pm
  16Monday
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed, special program.  Advisory grades
  20-21Fri-Sat
 Fifth Form College Seminar (including Fifth-Form parents)
 February02Thursday
 Winter Weekend begins at 12:45 pm
  06Monday
 Winter Weekend ends, boarders return by 9:00 pm
  18Saturday
 Winter Musical 7:30pm (Sunday at 2:00 pm, School Performance Friday at 7:00 pm) 
  27Monday
 Term Examinations begin
 March01Wednesday
  Celebration of Ash Wednesday. Mass and exams
02Thursday Term Examinations end.  Spring Vacation begins at 12:45 pm. School closed Mar. 4
SPRING
 21Tuesday
 Spring Vacation ends, Houses re-open, boarders return by 9:00 pm
  April14Friday
 Good Friday, School Retreat
  15Saturday Holy Saturday. School in session through Easter Vigil (10:00 pm)
  16Sunday
 Easter Sunday
  17Monday
 No classes.  Boarders return by 9:00 pm
 
18Tuesday
 Advisory Grades
  22-24Sat-Mon Spring Weekend begins Saturday at 12:45 pm and ends Monday, boarders return by 9:00 pm
 May01Monday
 Advanced Placement Examinations begin
  06Saturday
 Family Day 12:00-5:00 pm
  14Sunday
 Confirmation Mass, 9:30 am
  20Saturday
 Spring Play, 7:30 pm (School Performance Friday at 7:00 pm)
  25Thursday
 Celebration of Ascension Thursday; Mass, classes and afternoon obligations
 Sixth Form Classes end/ Sixth Form Alumni Dinner
  26Friday
 Sixth Form Day
  27Saturday
 Classes end for Forms III, IV and V. Prize Day Ceremony at 4:00 pm
  28Sunday
 Commencement Mass at 9:30 am, Commencement Exercises at 11:30 am
  29Monday
 Memorial Day. Examinations begin for Forms III, IV, and V
 June02Friday
Examinations end at 12:45 pm. Afternoon review sessions for SAT
Students not testing on Saturday may depart
  03Saturday SAT Testing for Form V students & selected Form IV and III students (on campus)
  
  School closed on June 4
  06Tuesday
 Faculty Meeting/Faculty and Staff Picnic
  07
Wednesday Faculty Meeting
  09Friday 16th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
    
     June 26 - July 22  Summer Program in session
      PLEASE NOTE: Airline reservations for major school vacations should be arranged immediately.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

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