For Parents: PA Events


Below is a small sample of some of our planned events. Details and more specific information about PA events 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 7 and in the spring - there is an opportunity to purchase or exchange pre-owned jackets and sweaters required for Monday Dress and Formal Dress occasions.

ALL SCHOOL PICNIC - Friday, September 9, 2016
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 onto campus, due to allergies.) Help needed with setup and cleanup.

PARENTS DAY - Friday, October 7, 2016
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.

BAZAAR AND FALL FESTIVAL - Saturday, October 1, 2016
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!

BEMENTOBERFEST- Friday, October 21, 2016
Come get into the fall spirit at our Bementoberfest, complete with German-inspired food, hayrides, a bonfire, live music, and fun!

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

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!

SKATING AND BASKETBALL PARTY - Sunday, January 15, 2017
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 and helmets. Volunteers needed for setup, serving food, and cleanup.

FOOD DRIVE - February 2017
After the holidays, Bementers fill recyclable bags full of non-perishable food for local families in need. Donations coordinated and distributed through the Franklin County United Way’s Supper for Six.

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 to the Parents Association, which will then contribute these funds to the school for their use wherever the need is greatest.