All-School Announcements 02.03.19
February 1, 2019
Important Calendar Dates for School year 2019-2020:
First day of school, September 3, 2019
Last day of school (Grades EC-5), June 9, 2020
Class Day (Grades 6-8), June 10, 2020
Winter Break, December 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Spring Break, March 16, 2020 - March 29, 2020
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Sponsoring the amicus yearbook
Would you like to be a sponsor for the Amicus Yearbook? Download the form here!
Winter Enrichment - you can still sign up!
Interested in after-school enrichment like woodworking, cooking, sketch comedy and more? Learn more and download the registration form here. Please contact Charley Pelissier, Director of External Programs, for more information.
A Reminder from the Business Office
The financial aid applications for 2019-2020 school year are due by February 1, 2019. Please note the application must be completed by February 1, 2019, but the tax returns do not need to be completed until March 1, 2019. 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.
Parent Diversity Group meeting
Please join us for a Parent Diversity Group meeting on Friday, February 8 at 8:15 in Mr. Martin's classroom.
FRIENDSFEST SAVE THE DATE
FriendsFest 2019, our annual family-friendly fundraiser, will be on Friday, February 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Remember to sign up prior to Feb. 4th to receive a free children's t-shirt. Click here to register.
FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION EVENT SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 11 at 6:00pm. More details to follow.
SPRING SWING SAVE THE DATE
Join us on Tuesday, May 21 for our annual golf outing at The Bay Club. More details to follow.
Spring Vacation Camp
Looking for some fun activities with friends over the March break? During the first week of break, March 11-15, we'll be running a day camp from 8:00am - 4:00pm.
Contact Charley Pelissier, Director of External programs to register.
Download the flyer for more information!
Our next First Wednesday will be on February 6, from 8:00-11:00. First Wednesdays are a time when we open our doors and invite in prospective parents to attend All-School Meeting and visit in classrooms. Please ask people you think might be interested in Friends to come! Other First Wednesday dates throughout the year are: March 6, April 3 and May 1. Thank you!
LOWER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
ERBs for Grade 3 and 5
ERB testing for students in grade 3 and 5 will take place beginning the week of February 4th, with make up times scheduled for the week of February 11th. Please note that attendance is important. We recommend that students get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast each morning. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jamie Ross-Cory.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Progress reports for Semester 1 are available in BigSIS. Advisors will reach out soon, if they have not already, about February conferences sign-ups. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions and concerns about your student’s progress.
The next Middle School Dance will take place on Friday, February 8th from 7pm to 9pm! All students in Grades 6-8 are welcome. The Social Committee will be announcing a theme and making reminders to all students.
For general information about the Middle School, you can always refer to the Middle School Website.
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.
Have you seen our FA photo site? Photos are free to download (to the bottom-right of the photo, click the downward-facing arrow). 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.