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.

Annual Fall Reception/Alumni Reunion/Castle Award Presentation

Each fall since the 1990s, members of the Pine Point family – alumni, friends, current and past parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff – gather to honor volunteer service, thank the many individuals who support the mission of Pine Point and its programs, and renew our ties with one another and the School.

Last year, 180 members of the Pine Point family returned to campus on a glorious September evening. We welcomed alumni from 26 different classes. We recognized parent and new Trustee Caroline Maynard with the Steven M. Castle Distinguished Service Award for her selfless service as a volunteer. And we celebrated the fact that more than $1 million was given to support the School, affirming our shared commitment that each of us will do all that we can to strengthen this place that we love.

Please make plans to join us this year on Friday, September 22, 2017!


Royce Speaker Series

March 30, 2017 – Cas Holman

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 industrial designer and builder of children's toys Cas Holman on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Annual Alumni Field Hockey and Soccer Games

In 1996 we launched an informal event to bring young alumni back to the School, featuring soccer, field hockey, cider, doughnuts, and time to be together. We had such a good time we decided to host it each year, and celebrated the 20th anniversary of that event this year. The Alumni Games now see “seasoned” alumni returning as well as alumni from more recent classes. As a bonus, the Games also bring back a good number of current and past parents, some of whom join the players on the field and prove they’ve still ‘got it.’ It’s always a great day!

Alumni Field Hockey and Soccer Games

Dinner on the Town

Pine Point has cultivated strong partnerships with a number of the area's best loved restaurants in southwestern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut. Over the years, members of the Pine Point family have enjoyed wonderful dinners at Dog Watch Café, Oyster Club, Bridge, S&P Oyster Co., BravoBravo, Red 36 and Breakwater.

Upcoming Dinners on the Town

Breakwater – Wednesday, April 26; 15% of purchases go to Pine Point, valid for either lunch and/or dinner. Please tell them you're with the School!

Steak Loft – Thursday, April 27; 15% of purchases go to Pine Point, valid for either lunch and/or dinner. Please tell them you're with the School!

Grandparents’/Grandpersons’ Day

April 28, 2017

One of our very favorite days of the year! For nearly 40 years Pine Point has hosted this gathering of the School’s most beloved members on the last Friday in April. In recent years well over 250 grandparents have come to campus to experience a day in the life of Pine Point.

Annual Pine Point School Golf Tournament

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.

The 24th annual Pine Point Golf Tournament took place Monday, May 16, 2016 at Stonington Country Club. Supported by 66 players and 11 tee sponsors, this year’s tournament raised $9300 in net income to benefit all aspects of the School. We are grateful to DeMovick Design and Development and Professional Planning Group for their continued generosity and once again serving as corporate sponsors of the tournament.

Plan to join us May 15, 2017 for our 25th annual tournament!

Commencement

June 10, 2017

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.

Please join us in welcoming back to campus Charles Glew '07, who will deliver the 2017 Commencement Address.

A graduate of Pine Point and Portsmouth Abbey, Charles earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He also has a graduate degree in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship from RPI.

Charles works for ThermoAura Inc., a nanotechnology and clean energy start-up headquartered in Colonie, New York. ThermoAura applies nanotechnology and thermoelectrics to address global environmental concerns with the goal of providing solutions for global energy challenges. The company is focused on commercializing a novel manufacturing technology utilizing nanotechnology to unlock the multibillion-dollar market for thermoelectrics. Charles serves ThermoAura as their NanoWave Operations Manager. In that role, he runs their manufacturing process to “get it off the ground to full-scale manufacturing capabilities."

All alumni, and especially the Class of 2007 and those who knew Charles when he was a student at Pine Point, are encouraged to come hear what he has to say to our graduating class, middle school students, faculty, families, and friends.

The Snow Ball – February 10, 2018

The Snow Ball is Pine Point’s bi-annual auction. The last three auctions have all been held at the historic Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI. The auctions 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, to 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.

Please make plans to join us for the 2018 Snow Ball, which will be held at Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut!

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