All-School Announcements 01.14.18

January 14, 2018


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Lower School Game Night

Lower School Game Night is a night of pizza and games on Thursday, January 18th.  This Friends Academy tradition provides an opportunity for our Lower School families to connect with each other, teachers, and other FA families in a casual and fun way. From 5:00-5:30, families are welcome to join us for pizza with friends.  Please let us know if you’ll be attending so that we can make sure we have enough pizza.

A Reminder from the Business Office

The financial aid applications for 2018-2019 school year are due by February 1, 2018.  Please note the application must be completed by February 1, 2018, but the tax returns do not need to be completed until March 1, 2018.  Once you have completed your tax returns, please upload all the files to your application.  You can find the financial aid application by going to sss.nais.org.  The Friends Academy school code is 1058.

Please download the attached document for more information.

Wellness Day at Raffa Yoga

Jan. 29th, Join us for a day devoted to relaxing and making some new connections. Proceeds will go directly to faculty and staff compensation. Click here to learn more and register!


Join us Friday February 23rd, for our family-friendly fundraiser. Similar to last year, we will be running an online auction in tandem with FriendsFest. Some items available last year included: tickets to a Bruins game, a ski package to The Hermitage, pottery by our own Wendy Goldsmith, and an interior design consultation. If you would like to contribute something to this year’s online auction, please call Jodi Pink at 508.999.1356, or send her an email. More details regarding FriendsFest to follow!

Conversations with the Head- THE FINAL TWO DATES ARE APPROACHING!

Families are invited to sign up for Conversations with the Head, which touch upon various topics in our school community. Space is limited and we ask that families choose only one event to attend. Click here to register for Conversations with the Head

The Friends Academy Fund

The FA Fund is the most important fundraiser of the year. The funds generated provide critical resources for the everyday operation of of the school. A culture of philanthropy at Friends, both past and present, allows our community to continuously evolve and inspire transformative learning.

We strive for 100% current parent participation in the Friends Academy Fund.  Currently, 86% of our faculty and staff have already made a gift to the Fund.  Participation in the Fund, not the amount of the gift, is what matters. I hope you will consider making a gift and joining our faculty and staff in their participation.

You can click here to participate today! OR you can email Jodi Pink and pledge to give before June 30th, 2018.

Did you know that Friends Academy can benefit from each time you shop on Amazon?  If you login via Amazon Smile, and designate Friends Academy as your organization, we'll benefit from the purchases you make! Learn more about Amazon Smile and how it works here.


On Wednesday, February 7th from 8:00 to 11:30, Admissions will host First Wednesday, a time for prospective parents to visit in classrooms and explore our campus.  Please alert interested friends that this is happening!  If you would like to be a Parent Ambassador at this event or have any questions, please contact Katherine Gaudet at kgaudet@friendsacademy1810.org.  Thank you!

The Friends Academy Song Circles

In the paradigm of how music has been taught and shared for centuries, we want to continue and foster this tradition in our community. Join us the first Friday of every month, from 5-6:00 pm in the Commons. This is an offering for our parent/adult community. Bring your acoustic instruments.  Play.  Sing.  Share.  Follow along.  Or we’ll follow you. Hosted by our very own Putnam Murdock.



Many thanks to the parents who have been contributing to our athletic photo galleries! If you have athletic photos you'd like to share, email Kelly Pelissier and she'll provide you with an upload link. Click here to view.