All-School Announcements 02.17.19

February 16, 2019


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

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!

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.

Wandering wednesdays

Looking for a free, fun, and educational outdoor activity to do with your preschooler? Help us spread the word, and come wander with us!
Rain or shine, come and explore the outdoors with us! Bring boots and warm clothing, and we’ll share our all-weather suits. There’s so much to discover in these FREE guided walks. Do one, or do all them! Please register with Katherine Gaudet.

  • Feb. 27: 10:45 - 12:00
  • Mar. 6: 10:45 - 12:00
  • Mar. 27: 0:45 - 12:00
  • Apr. 3: 0:45 - 12:00

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

Touch A Truck & Summer Camps Spectacular!

Saturday April 27: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ready to TOUCH A TRUCK?! Come to FA to see all sorts of amazing vehicles, up close and personal! What kinds of vehicles? Police and K-9 units, Fire & Rescue, Construction, older passenger vehicles... But wait - there's more! We'll also have live demonstrations of some of our summer camp offerings! See a martial arts demo, practice flint-and-steel fire building, decorate mini-cakes, and more. Rain or shine! Contact Charley Pelissier for more information.


Grandfriends’ Day is Friday, May 3. Invitations will be mailed the week after Spring Break. Please be certain to update your invite list with Jodi Pink in the Development Office. Update sheets were sent home a few weeks ago. If they are not returned we will assume all information is correct.


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!


Please check your classroom newsletters for this week's highlights.


Thank you for coming to speak to Advisors for February conferences. Teachers will be available for subject-specific conversations 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.