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Party for PBS

What is Party for PBS?

Party for PBS  is a long-standing PBS tradition of parent-hosted parties connected to the Spring Benefit. This important program, not only raises meaningful funds for our financial aid program but also builds connection throughout the year. When you host or attend a Party for PBS event it’s a win-win for our community!

Party for PBS events are hosted and underwritten directly by families, allowing 100% of ticket sales to go directly to supporting financial aid. The events held are as diverse as our community; some are child-focused, others parent-focused. In order to maximize accessibility, the school makes some child party tickets available free of charge for financial aid families or new families and sets other guidelines and expectations for parties that ensure that there are opportunities for all members of our community to join in the fun.


Upcoming Events

This year, our goal is to have:

Child Parties

  • One end-of-year virtual party scheduled for each grade (in May or June 2022)
  • One back-to-school party scheduled for each grade (in August or September 2022), which can be planned flexibly to adapt to COVID conditions and guidance in the fall
  • One additional party opportunity for each grade held between May 2022 and March 2023
  • One or two all-school or mixed-grade virtual parties
  • Additional grade-level parties

Parent Parties

  • Several parent parties with a mix of small physically distanced options and virtual parties (in May through December 2022)
  • Two all-school, in-person, outdoor back-to-school parent party in fall 2022
  • One all-school, virtual back-to-school parent party in fall 2022
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Community Health and Safety

Party for PBS is sponsored by the school as a way to build community among parents and guardians. As such, we use consistent COVID safety guidance by requiring vaccination for attendees. Please contact Scott Erickson, Head of School, if you need to request an accommodation.