2023 Parents' Weekend Information

Parents’ Weekend 2023

October 12, 13 and 14

Conference with your child’s teachers, meet fellow parents,
gather information from various departments, and attend the School Mass.
Join us as we continue to strengthen and
build our community in friendship and joy.
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* Please note that there may be changes to this schedule over the summer.

Thursday, October 12
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.                     Parents’ Association Reception, Cortazzo Administration Building

                                                                              RSVP HERE by Friday, October 6                           

Friday, October 13
7:20 a.m.                                 Mass, All Welcome, Church of St. Gregory the Great

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.            Registration, Science Building Commons

8:15 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.             Attend classes with your child

                                               - Each class block meets for 25 minutes with a 10 minute passing time
                                               - Assembly is required for faculty, students, and families

Class Schedule:

Room assignments will be on your child’s schedule in your registration packet.

                                                 Period A        8:15 – 8:40 a.m.
                                                 Period B         8:50 – 9:15 a.m.
                                                 Period C        9:25 – 9:50 a.m..
                                                 Period D        10:00 – 10:25 a.m.
                                                 Assembly      10:35 – 10:55 a.m.; Only Forms III and IV students, advisors and families
                                                 (Break for Forms V and VI in Science Building Commons)
                                                 Assembly      11:05 – 11:25 a.m.; Only Forms V and VI students, advisors and families
                                                 (Break for Forms III and IV in Science Building Commons)
                                                 Period E         11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
                                                 Period F         12:10 – 12:35 p.m.
                                                 Period G        12:45 – 1:10 p.m.

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.                     Parent/Teacher Conferences, Academic Buildings (by appointment)

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.                     Athletics Practices, playing fields; Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal, 
Music Room; Play Practice, Auditorium  

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.                     Vespers, Church of St. Gregory the Great

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.                     Dinner available, Stillman Dining Hall                  

Saturday, October 14

7:30 – 11:30 a.m.                    Registration, Science Building Commons

7:30 – 11:30 a.m.                    Continental Breakfast for Parents, Science Building Commons

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Parent/Teacher Conferences, Academic Buildings (by appointment )

8:15 – 10:45 a.m.                    College Counseling presentations for parents, Kennedy Classroom Building - RLH (optional)

                                                  Form VI                                     8:15 - 9:00 a.m.  
                                                  Paying for College (for all)   9:10 - 9:50 a.m.
                                                  Form V                                    10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
9:00 - 12:00 p.m.                   Admission Interviews for Siblings; please contact Amy Welshman
                                                  to schedule a time - 401.643.1248 
9:00 - 12:00 p.m.                   Learn more about the Portsmouth Institute from Chris Fisher,
                                                  Kennedy Classroom Building, first office to the right
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.                   Performing Arts Showcase, Auditorium

                                                 Abbey Players, Abbey Singers, Chamber Ensemble, and Sinfonia

12:00 p.m.                               Tours of the New Student Center, the building is still under construction so the tours will be limited in number per tour - groups will be leaving from the west side of the Kennedy Classroom                          Building; 20-minute tours and sign up is required

12:30 p.m.                               Alumni/Legacy Photograph, front steps of Church of St. Gregory the Great

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.                    Parents’ Form Luncheon – Parents seated by Form, Stillman Dining Hall

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.                     Athletics contests as scheduled; Hospitality tents at Football and Turf fields

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.                      Play Rehearsal - open for parents to watch, Auditorium

5:00 p.m.                                 School Mass celebrated by Fr. Michael Brunner, O.S.B., Church of St. Gregory the Great
                                                  *this is the required Mass for students not taking an overnight  

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.                      Dinner available - Stillman Dining Hall


All overnight permissions must be pre-approved through Mrs. Cotta in the Student Life Office/401-643-1247 or ecotta@portsmouthabbey.org by Wednesday, October 11.  If a student is going to dinner with their parents Friday evening they must be back on campus by 10:00 p.m. If they are taking a Friday overnight they are required to return to campus on Saturday for their afternoon obligation. Students are due back at school no later than 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.  Please note that varsity athletics practices will be held on Tuesday afternoon and varsity athletes are expected to be at these practices.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Fonts, director of parent relations, at mfonts@portsmouthabbey.org.



  • Greet fellow parents at Parents' Association Table
  • Distribute Parents' Weekend Giveaway

Contact Meghan Fonts or complete Volunteer Form.


Parent / Teacher Conferences 

On September 27, parents were sent an email from Kaye Caplin to schedule your parent/teacher conferences. 
Please contact Kaye at kcaplin@portsmouthabbey.org.


Boys' soccer celebration

 Athletics contests begin at 1:00. Check your child's team page for the start time of their game. 



Information will continue to be posted here as we get closer to the weekend.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Meghan Fonts at mfonts@portsmouthabbey.org