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.

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

A Night To Celebrate Great Teaching

Join us Saturday, June 16 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Diane Corwin Seltzer '67, David Smith '69, and Jean Williams have given Pine Point a combined 119 years of service teaching hundreds of students over the course of five decades. They have left an indelible mark on the history of our School. In June, 2018, their illustrious careers at the School will come to end when they retire and embark on the next chapter in their lives.

Dance teacher Jean Williams
Learning Specialist Diane Seltzer
7th grade teacher David Smith
Alumni, current and past parents, grandparents, and friends of the School are invited to the gathering where we will celebrate their great teaching and thank them for all they have accomplished on behalf of Pine Point and hundreds of students.

What You Can Do

Royce Speaker Series

October 3, 2018 – Tina Payne Bryson

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 back to our campus author Tina Payne Bryson on Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are free and will be available for reservations soon.

April 11, 2019 – Rachel Simmons


We are pleased to welcome author and educator Rachel Simmons on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are free and we will publish reservation information shortly.

Grandparents’/Grandpersons’ Day

Join Us on April 27, 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!


26th Annual Golf Tournament

The 26th annual Pine Point Golf Tournament took place Monday, May 14, 2018.

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 significant funds to support our program. Learn more.

Fall Gathering

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.

Please join us on September 28, 2018 for our annual Fall Gathering. That night, we will also celebrate and recognize the winner, or winners, of this year's Steven M. Castle Award. We hope you’ll join us for what is always a special evening and that serves as a springboard to the school year!

Green & Gold Expedition 2018 – February 10, 2018

Pine Point’s Green & Gold Expedition will assemble at Lake of Isles for a festive evening with a purpose: to financially support the School and celebrate the faculty, staff, parents, and friends who make the Pine Point community special.

Please join us at the Green & Gold Expedition benefit party, to be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018.