All-School Announcements 02.24.19

February 23, 2019


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

Sponsoring the amicus yearbook

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

Upcoming Events

feb. 27 @ 6:00 pm: screening of the film "angst"

Friends Academy is hosting a free screening of the film 'Angst.' 'Angst' is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.
Our goal specifically is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. Angst screens in schools, communities and theaters around the world. The film and corresponding materials provide tools, resources and above all, hope.
This event is FREE and open to the public.

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.


Congratulations to Mrs. Pelletier and Mr. Martin’s Advisory for winning the Spirit Stick last week! Each Advisory had to “dress up” and present a theme. The winners’ theme was the Oscar Academy Awards complete with speeches, a host, actors and actresses and lots of glam.

7th Grade students who missed sections of the ERBs may make them up during the school day this week.

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.