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Family Weekend 2020

Fun Family Activities

To help you and your family get in the spirit, wherever you are in the world, the Dana Hall Parents’ Association has put together some fun activities to do together and share.

Join us in one or all of the activities below during the weeks leading up to Family Weekend. 


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  • Cake Decorating Showcase

    Decorate a homemade or store-bought cake (or cookie or brownie!) with Dana colors, the Dana Dragon, or anything else you can think of to showcase your school spirit. Alternatively, take a cue from the calendar and be inspired by the fall season or Halloween holiday. Or, do a combination of both... anything goes! Make sure to include the bakers and decorators in your photo.
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  • Dana Pets Have Spirit

    The Family Weekend Pet Parade has gone virtual! Dress up your pet with clothing, accessories or Halloween costumes to capture your family’s spirit. Stuffed animals are welcome too! Remember to include yourself and/or your family in the photo.
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  • Dana Hall Door Decorating

    Gather up all of your Dana Hall swag, add in your own party and decorating supplies, and create a one-of-a-kind bedroom or front door using Dana Hall as your inspiration. Do it on your own, with your family, or with a friend (socially-distanced of course)! Remember to include yourself in your creation.
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  • Virtual Pancake Breakfast Thursday, October 29, 7-8:30 a.m.

    Men of the Parents’ Association invite all Dana families from around the world to flip your best pancake! Send in your photos to compete in the following categories of the “Battle of the Golden Spatula”: 1) Most outrageous morning bedhead. 2) Most yummy looking pancakes. 3) Worst looking pancakes.
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  • Drive Your Appreciation Home! Thursday, October 29, drop-off and pick-up

    Decorate your car with words of appreciation and/or blue and white spirit in a show of appreciation and gratitude for the faculty and staff at Dana Hall during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up on Thursday, October 29. For those who live at a distance or will not be on campus that week, we still encourage you to decorate your cars and send in photos.
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  • The Digital Dining Experience Friday, October 30, 8-9 p.m.

    You will be paired with another Dana Hall family for a virtual shared meal. Enjoy conversation to build deeper connections. Families can choose to use student-created questions to facilitate conversation or use their own questions. CommUNITY starts here!

Share Your Photos

Share how your family is getting into the spirit of Family Weekend 2020: tag Dana Hall School or DM us (on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) or submit photos of you and your family in action. Submissions will be posted Dana Hall Family Weekend photo gallery.

Dragon’s Den Flash sale!

Our Dragons need to be decked out in the latest and greatest gear, so keep your eye out for a flash sale of merchandise during Family Weekend from Wednesday, October 28 to Wednesday, November 4. An email with a link to the website will be sent out the day the flash sale begins. 

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  • Middle Eastern Studies

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  • The Library

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  • Anna F. Quote

    "My favorite class at Dana Hall (so far!) has been Middle Eastern Studies. It covers interesting material that helps me to better understand current events, and provides me a unique perspective when so much of formal history education is focused on the West. The class has helped me break stereotypes, and I now view the world differently."