All-School Announcements 02.18.18

February 18, 2018

item donations for haiti

Friends Academy has strong connections to Haiti. From donating clothing and personal-care items, to providing computers and other forms of support, the FA community has opened its heart to this country. There are still many supplies that families-in-need could use, such as: toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, children’s multivitamins, and small toys.

In addition to the collaborative efforts of fifth grade students, families, faculty, and staff, Mrs. Reimer (our school nurse) will be participating in a medical mission to Haiti with the group Partners In Development. During the March break, she will have the means to transport the items collected with this group. Click here to learn more about Partners in Development.

Donations may be left in the decorated boxes in each of the fifth grade classrooms, as well as one outside the library. Thank you in advance for any support you can contribute!

Amicus Yearbook Sponsorship

Would you be interested in being a sponsor of the 2017-2018 Amicus?  There are many ways you can help! Click here for the form and more information. The deadline for making a contribution is Friday, March 9th.

Friends Fest

Join us Friday February 23rd, for our family-friendly fundraiser. Click here to learn more and register!

Don’t miss out on our online auction in support of the restoration of the Morgan Street Bell. The auction is now open and will run through 7pm on Friday, February 23rd. Click here to view the full auction.

Summer Camp Registration is open

View the brochure and sign up for Summer Camp! Last year we had a record breaking number of camps attended!  You won't want to wait too long as many are sure to fill up. Visit our Summer Programs Page on our site for more information!

“Parent Peek” Morning on Wednesday, February 28th from 8:00 to 11:30.

We invite parents to take a look at classrooms other than their child’s. We invite you to explore what is yet to comePlease contact Katherine Gaudet if you have any questions!. We look forward to to your visit!

Early Drop-Off

A friendly reminder that Early Drop-Off begins at 7:30, please do not leave students unattended prior to this time.

Soup Schedule and After-School Cooking Class Update!

For those signed up for our soup offering (including those with take home containers), soup WILL be served on 2/21/18 and will NOT be served on 2/28/18.

Those students enrolled in our After-School Enrichment Cooking Class should know that class will take place on 2/21/18 and NOT on 2/28/18.


On Wednesday, March 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  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.