All-School Announcements 01.21.18

January 20, 2018

Piano Lessons

If you are interested in Piano Lessons after school, Doug Large teaches contemporary piano lessons in our piano lab after school.  You can contact him to arrange a lesson and payment schedule at douglargemusic@gmail.com.

Important! School Calendar 2018-2019

We are diligently working on the school calendar for 2018-2019 and will have it published in the Spring.  But some important dates we have already established for 2018-2019 are:

First Day of school:  Tuesday September 4, 2018

Winter Break: Friday December 21, 2018 is a half day, dismissal at 12 noon.  Winter Break is from Saturday December 22, 2018 - Sunday January 6, 2019.  Classes will resume on Monday January 7, 2019.

Spring Break: From Saturday March 10, 2019 - Sunday March 24, 2019.  Classes will resume on Monday March 25, 2019

Class Day: Wednesday June 5, 2019

Child Care During Conferences: Feb. 16th

Child care will be available on the February 16th student led conference day from 7:30am-5:30pm. There is no charge for care during your child’s scheduled conference time. If you would like to have your child spend more time at the program, regular after-school rates will apply. Please call the office to let Hillary know if your child will be attending for more than their conference time.


Our Wednesday Soup Days have been a big hit! Don't forget to send students in with their own spoon, and if you ordered a take-home quart of soup, please remember to pick it up in the Canteen at the end of the day.

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. Click here to learn more and register! 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.

Conversations with the Head- THE LAST DATE IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 26TH!

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


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.