Meeting the parents of your child’s classmates can be a challenge when they attend school out of district. At Academy360 we offer our parents many opportunities to socialize, share tips, receive information and – most importantly – have fun!

To assist families drawn from over 90 school districts in creating a community of support and friendship, Academy360 Lower School hosts family evenings with dinner, socializing and entertainment for parents, guardians, students and siblings.

Scheduled dates are listed below. Events are free, but most require registration. Specific details and registration information will be sent through the Virtual Backpack prior to the event.


Spectrum Connections is a great opportunity for the whole family to get out for an evening and have some fun! Free dinner and childcare are provided.

Parents, students and siblings share a communal dinner in the school cafeteria. Afterwards, students and their siblings depart to different areas set up with electronics, movies, games and other age appropriate activities, all under the supervision of school staff.

While the kids are safe and entertained, parents can socialize with each other and the clinical department staff in a compassionate environment to build relationships and receive support.

Spectrum Connections events are held at the Verona campus: Dinner is served at 6 p.m., Group/Childcare begins at 6:30 p.m.

2023 – 2024 schedule:

  • Thursday October 26, 2023
  • Thursday November 16, 2023
  • 2014 dates TBD

Free; Registration is required prior to the event; Bring the whole family!



Themed Family Fun Night events are an evening of fun for all – while the parents mix and mingle, students and their siblings partake in games, crafts and other activities under the supervision of staff. Previous Fun Night themes have included Carnival Night, Uncle John’s Musical Puppet Show, and more.

For parents, a three-course dinner – complete with tablecloths and music – is served in the cafeteria. Dinner and professional entertainment for students and siblings take place in the gym.

Family Fun Nights are held at the Verona campus,  from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

2019-2020 schedule:

  • Thursday January 25, 2024
  • Thursday May 30, 2024


For more information, contact Beth Mahaney at