All-School Announcements 02.10.19

February 6, 2019


Our brochure is available and our registration is open!
Click here to visit the Summer Programs website for more information.

After-school program - Student-led conferences

The After-School Program will be available free of charge during your child’s Student-Led Conference. The program will be open on Thursday, February 14th from 12:00-5:30pm, and Friday the 15th from 7:30am-1:00pm. If you would like your child to stay for time other than their conference time, regular after-school rates will apply. Please note that on Friday the After-school program is only open until 1:00pm.

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

Sponsoring the amicus yearbook

Would you like to be a sponsor for the Amicus Yearbook?  Download the form here!

2 seconds or 2 minutes for a helpful review

Would you mind helping our school by doing a quick review of our school online? It could be as quick as 2 seconds– rating us out of 5 stars, or it could take a couple minutes if you'd like to write a comment. Either way it helps prospective families learn more about our program, and allows us to become more visible online.

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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.

Upcoming Events


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.


Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 11 at 6:00pm. More details to follow.


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!

First Wednesdays

Our next First Wednesday will be on March 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:  April 3 and May 1.  Thank you!


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.


We look forward to reflecting on students’ mid-year progress with you at February conferences! Teachers will be available for subject-specific conferences on Wednesday, February 20th from 2:30 to 4:00 on a drop-in basis.

February 19 to 22: Seventh grade students will be taking the ERBs in order to become familiar with standardized tests, as well as create a benchmark for their progress in comparison with national norms.

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.