All-School Announcements 03.03.19

March 1, 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


It’s our favorite type of friendly competition!  Come cheer on Faculty and Parents as they take on our own FA basketball teams!  You could of course, cheer for the students, but we’ll need all the energy we can get!  If you have a student involved in the basketball program at Friends Academy, you are cordially invited to participate in the parent/ faculty game on March 6, 2019. Please join us for an afternoon of fun and basketball!  Email Mr. Williams if you’re interested!

The order of games are as follows:

JV Blue: 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Girls JV: 2:50 pm - 3:10pm
JV Grey 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Varsity Girls 3:30 -  pm 3:50pm
Varsity Boys 3:50pm - 4:10pm

The next Parent Diversity Group Meeting  will be on Thursday, March 7 from 3:15 to 4:00 in the Conference Room.  Childcare for FA students will be available at the After School program free of charge during the meeting.

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.

  • Mar. 6: 10:45 - 12:00
  • Mar. 27: 0:45 - 12:00
  • Apr. 3: 0:45 - 12:00
funday sunday & Open house: APRIL 7

Our Sunday FUNDAY & Open House invites parents and children to explore inquiry-based activities with teachersfrom grades Pre-K - 8. This family-friendly event is for everyone; both current families and prospective families alike!

What does a FunDay look like? From 1:00 - 3:00 on Sunday, April 7, we're offering short sessions of: Stop-Motion Animation, Creative Art Zone, Create-A-Catapult, Vernal Pool Exploration, Drumming,Get Up & Move Fitness, and more!  We want to create an atmosphere where current students can enjoy time doing things they haven't tried (or get to know other teachers) AND give the community a a chance to experience what makes Friends Academy such an amazing place.

We're even hosting a "Book Tasting." You heard correctly! Our fantastic librarian will be setting up tables where you can sample and "taste" different types of books! From "appetizers" to "main courses," we're sure that you'll find something to dig in to!

We hope you'll spread the word and invite others to this event. This day is a great, low pressure way to learn more about our independent school while having some educational fun. We hope you'll join us!


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.

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.

Reminder of upcoming LS events:
March 5: 3rd Grade Cultural Fair
March 7: 5th Grade Wax Museum


Join us for evening performance of Beauty and the Beast on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 pm.

We wish everyone a productive week and a restful break! 

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.