A Very Putney Virtual Reunion

Sunday June 6, 2021 | All classes invited

Please join us this year for a virtual reunion*. Alumni from all classes are invited to come together for an online celebration of our time at Putney. This day-long event will feature class sessions, as well as smaller sessions devoted to fiber artists, poets, and much more. We look forward to seeing you — from wherever you happen to be — in June!

Pre-registration for virtual events is required. Register by June 5.
Zoom link will be mailed to all registrants on June 4.

*We also encourage alumni to connect safely in person with other alumni in your area sometime before the virtual reunion date. Please send us a photo if you do meet up with a Putney friend.

11:00 AM EST / 15:00 GMT

Class Sessions

11:00 Welcome

11:05  Class sessions in breakout rooms

2:00 PM EST / 18:00 GMT

Q&A and Topic-Based Gatherings

2:00  Welcome

2:10  Q&A with Head of School Emily Jones and Board Chair Josh Laughlin ’82

2:30  Topic-based breakout sessions

Fiber Arts and Fun

Talk about textiles, share your work if you would like to. Hosted by Kaia Huseby ’89, with special guest Libby Mills.

Life in Retirement

Share the positive ways you are dealing with aging and creating the future. Hosted by Ross Harris ’56 and John Graef ’56.

Poetry Circle

Bring a poem to share / read and discuss a poem

Kitchen Gardens

Ask questions of other gardening enthusiasts, share your successes and failures

Sing Songs

KDU Recipes

Two pieces of bread, toasted

Stewed tomatoes, heated 

Peanut butter


While heating the tomatoes, spread peanut butter on bread

Once tomatoes are warm, spread on top of peanut butter

Adjust recipe as desired by changing the quality of the ingredients. Also works well served on a cracker.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

8 oz unsalted butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 tsp vanilla

2 large eggs

2 cups chocolate chips


Preheat oven 350 degrees

Whisk flour, baking soda, salt

Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until barely combined.

Add flour mixture, mix until barely combined

Drop teaspoon fulls onto parchment-lined trays.  Bake 8-10 minutes.

Makes three loaves

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 cups sugar

4 large eggs

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp ground allspice

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves

15 oz pumpkin puree

3/4 cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Whisk eggs, oil, water, and pumpkin in a separate bowl. Stir into dry ingredients until just moistened
  4. Pour into three 8"x4" greased loaf pans
  5. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Do not overbake
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

2 cups flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 stick cold unsalted butter

3/4 cup buttermilk

Maple syrup to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter. 

Mix in buttermilk until moistened.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead briefly.

Roll dough into 1/2-inch thick round. 

Cut dough into 8 wedges and place on parchment-lined baking sheet

Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Brush liberally with syrup. Wait 5 minutes before eating.


1 tsp. fennel seeds

8 pods green cardamom

6 whole cloves

1 stick cinnamon, halved

4 cups boiling water

6 black tea bags

1 one-inch piece of ginger, peeled and crushed

2 cups of milk or milk alternative

1/2 - 3/4 cups of brown sugar


Lightly toast spices in dry saute pan

Combine with boiling water and tea bags

Steep 6-8 minutes, to taste

Add remaining ingredients and heat to a simmer. Turn off the heat and steep until flavor is fully developed. 

Strain spices and re-heat to serving temperature

Add cream or half and half to taste



Next Year’s Reunions

June 10-12, 2022

Classes of 1950–57, 1960–62, 1970–72, 1979–83, 1996–98

*50th reunion for classes of 1970, 71, and 72 will begin the evening of June 9
** Alumni from classes 1950 and earlier are welcome to join in 2022 as well.

The reunion class groups and schedule are being re-configured as we plan for life after Covid. Stay tuned for an updated schedule of reunion groupings for 2023 and beyond.


Check Out Past Photos

View the 2019 reunion photos on Flickr


Help Plan a Reunion

Would you like to help plan your reunion?  Do you have ideas for class activities?  Are you willing to send a few emails and contact some friends?  If so, please contact us.  Word of mouth and encouragement from friends is, hands down, the most effective way to get a great reunion turnout.


Connect on Facebook

Stay in touch with your classmates! Join our Facebook pages for Putney Boomers and Putney Alumni. And don’t forget to like and follow The Putney School.

Contact Us

Alumni Office, The Putney School
418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, VT 05346
[email protected]

Keep Exploring

Reunion Photos

Reunion 2019

Reunion Photos

Reunion 2018