Events

Events at Pine Point strengthen ties with the Pine Point family – our alumni, current and past parents, grandparents, friends, faculty and staff – while also engaging members of the community beyond Barnes Road. Most events occur annually and take place at the School; a few are held off-campus at local venues with which Pine Point has developed strong partnerships.

Dinner on the Town

November 14, 2017

Dinner on the Town offers an opportunity to support the School while enjoying good company and outstanding meals at one of the many excellent restaurants in the area.

Dinner on the Town locations have included Dog Watch Café, Oyster Club, Bridge, S&P Oyster Co., BravoBravo, Red 36, and Breakwater. We are grateful to these community partners for their continued support, and appreciate your patronage of these friends of Pine Point.

Please join us for our first Dinner on the Town at Longo Ristorante & Pizzeria in the heart of downtown Westerly on November 14. 15% of all lunches and/or dinners and beverages will be donated to the School. Please tell your server you’re with Pine Point! Please call ahead to make a reservation: (401) 315-0881.


Past Parent Coffee Connection

December 5, 2017
Marie Battles Smith Lounge, Geise Library/Technology Center
8:20 - 10:00 a.m.

Back in the day, some of your closest friends were fellow parents at Pine Point School. It's been a while since you last saw each other, and the teachers who helped your child get off to a great start.

Please join us for our second annual Past Parent Coffee Connection on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 8:20‐10:00 a.m. We’ll gather by the fireplace in the Geise Library/Technology Center. RSVP by November 28, 2017 to Director of Development David Hannon, 860‐535‐0606, x132.

Green and Gold Expedition 2018 – February 10, 2018

Please make plans to join us for a brand new event, Green and Gold Expeditions 2018, which will be held at Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut! The bi-annual benefit party for Pine Point School will feature seated dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing. This event will raise funds for experiential learning as well as a new bus to get there.

In the past we’ve gathered by the sea and had a snow ball. These events have provided important support for the entire program while also making possible the construction of our middle school athletic locker rooms and the purchase of resources ranging from iPads, microscopes, a kiln, “great fit books” for our youngest students, and substantial backing of the faculty’s professional development. The most recent Snow Ball took place on February 20, 2016 and brought out over 200 members of the Pine Point family and the greater community. The 2016 Snow Ball was a record-setting night, raising $160,000 in net income to support the experience of this current generation of Pine Point students and their teachers.

Annual Fall Reception – September 22, 2017

Since the 1990s, the Pine Point family - alumni, current and past parents, grandparents, faculty and staff - has gathered each fall to renew our ties to each other and the School, honor volunteer service, and thank the many people who support Pine Point’s mission and programs.

On September 22, 2017, we will be “Gathering Under the Stars” on the fields at Pine Point. With fabulous food from local farms, cozy seats by the fire, live background music, tasty beverages... all we need to make the party complete is more Pine Point people!

We will also celebrate and recognize Jenny and Adam Wronowski ’87 with the Steven M. Castle Award, our highest honor, for the many ways (and years!) that they have volunteered - together and individually - in support of Pine Point School. We hope you’ll join us for what will be a truly special evening - please contact development@pinepoint.org for more details.

Adam and Jenny Wronowski, 2017 Castle Award Winners

Grandparents’/Grandpersons’ Day

Join Us on April 28, 2018

One of our very favorite days of the year! For almost 40 years Pine Point has hosted this gathering of the Pine Point extended family on the last Friday in April. In recent years more than 250 grandparents and special friends have come to campus to experience a day in the life of Pine Point.

We’re already looking forward to next year’s gathering on April 27, 2018. Save the date!


Royce Speaker Series

October 16, 2017 – Devorah Heitner

The Royce Speaker Series is dedicated to bringing important conversations to Pine Point and our community in Southeast Connecticut and Rhode Island. Generously funded by current Pine Point grandparents Chuck and Deborah Royce, the series’ events are free and open to all.


We will welcome author Devorah Heitner on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more and reserve your seat.

Annual Pine Point School Golf Tournament

May 14, 2018

The 25th annual Pine Point Golf Tournament took place Monday, May 15, 2017. Always a great day of fun and good-spirited competition, the School’s annual tournament provides the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf at Stonington Country Club, one of the area’s top courses, while raising funds for the program.

We are grateful to DeMovick Design and Development and Professional Planning Group for once again serving as our lead sponsors. The tournament was also supported by the following 15 tee sponsors:

Advanced Dermatology (Dr. Howard Rogers)
Block Island Express (Wronowski Family)
Cross Sound Ferry Services (Wronowski Family)
The Exchange Bar & Grill (Kip Bochain ’01)
Hamilton Point Investments (David Kelsey)
MResult (Naik Family)
Norwich Family Dental Associates (Dr. Matthew Amaro)
Randall Realtors
SAVA Insurance Group
SERVPRO of Washington County
Seward and Monde Certified Public Accountants (Jim Pizzuti)
St. Andrew’s School
Wilkinson Law LLP (Jay Wilkinson)
The Williams School
Wireless Zone/Groton-New London (Ryan Family)

Join us next year on May 14, 2018 when we tee off at 12:30 p.m. to enjoy a great day of golf for a good cause. We look forward to seeing you!

Please contact Director of Development David Hannon if you are interested in learning more about the tournament and/or if you are interested in serving as a sponsor of the event.

Commencement

June 9, 2018

At Commencement Pine Point celebrates the achievements of those in the middle school who distinguished themselves academically and through their character and commitment to the community.

Erin Larson ’04 will be the Commencement Speaker on June 9, 2018. As a Ph.D candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University, Erin combines her love for studying streams with studying Spanish and exploring new countries.

“I am still working on figuring out where I want to find my niche - as an educator or working in the nonprofit or consulting world," Erin said. "Pine Point’s emphasis on interdisciplinary study trained me from an early age to get excited about the opportunities these crossroads represent.”

Read more about Erin in her alumni profile.

Commencement in the Mimi Borden Garden at Pine Point.
2017 Commencement speaker Charles Glew '07
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