Parents' Weekend was an energetic weekend filled with happy families and lots of activities.
On Thursday, April 26, noted author and LD education expert David Flink spoke to parents and faculty in the Jake Cloobeck '16 Theater. Flink's book Thinking Differently, as well as his talk at Forman, helps parents understand what their child is experiencing, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining and building children's self-esteem by helping them discover inner gifts and special talents.
Adam K. Man and his wife, Beth, hosted two cocktail receptions that gave parents an opportunity to get to know faculty and staff in an informal setting. Student musical performances during Thursday's reception were a perfect addition to these annual gatherings. On Friday, at lunchtime, there were more student musical performances as well as a student art exhibit during a delicious dessert reception at the Student Center.
Winterim Fair on Friday night gave students an opportunity to show their parents details of their focused learning experience and meet the other members of the class. A special array of international food was offered as parents and students mingled in and around the various class exhibits in the Peirce Dining Hall.
Friday brought more conferences (and sunshine!) and a meeting in the Visual and Performing Arts Center during which Mr. Man had an opportunity to address all parents together. Mr. Man said that he is often asked what is the secret to Forman's success with students with learning differences? "I always give the same answer," he said. "Our faculty."
On Saturday, after a morning of conferences and meetings, parents watched various games and matches while Forman's own master chef and CFO Bob Scodari grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for all.