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All-School Announcements 03.24.19

March 22, 2019

SUMMER PROGRAM BROCHURE IS HERE!

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!

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Each year we hold a raffle in the weeks leading up to Spring Swing in May. Winners are announced the night of the golf tournament. If you’d like to donate an item to this year’s raffle please email Jodi Pink, Director of Development, at jpink@friendsacademy1810.org. Items have included: a weekends stay at a summer house, tickets to a concert or sporting event, various items making up a spa package, a fishing expedition, etc. Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events

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. 27: 10:45 - 12:00
  • Apr. 3: 10:45 - 12:00
funday sunday & Open house: APRIL 7 from 1:00-3:00

Ever wish that YOU could go to school at Friends Academy with your children?  With this in mind, we have created Sunday Funday & Open House which invites parents and children to explore inquiry-based activities with teachers from grades Pre-K - 8. This family-friendly event is for everyone; both current families and prospective families alike.  Please join us and bring a friend!

What does the FunDay look like? From 1:00 - 3:00 on Sunday, April 7, we're offering short sessions of: Stop-Motion Animation with Mr. Felix, Create-A-Catapult with Mr. Beyer, Drumming with Mr. Bean, Get Up & Move Fitness with Mr. Williams, and in Creative Art Zone create patterns with hand carved stamps!  The garden will be open to dig in and the Library will host a “Book Tasting” where you can sample and "taste" different types of books! From "appetizers" to "main courses," we're sure that you'll find something that appeals to you.

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 chance to experience what makes Friends Academy such an amazing place. Registration for sessions will be encouraged: more info on this soon!

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! For more information, please contact Katherine Gaudet at kgaudet@friendsacademy1810.org

FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION EVENT SAVE THE DATE 

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

Grandfriends’ Day is Friday, May 3rd. 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.

SPRING SWING SAVE THE DATE

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 April 3, 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! Our last First Wednesday date will be May 1.  Thank you!


LOWER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Grades K-5
Trimester II Progress Reports have been published to the Parent Portal and are now available.  If you have not already signed in to the BigSIS Parent Portal, please let us know and we will share your log in information.

To access your child’s report, go to https://friendsacademy1810.bigsis.com/portal/. If you forgot your username or password, please click on “Trouble logging in” or contact Mr. Lobato.  Once logged in, click on the “Parents” tab on the top of the screen. Click the “Student Progress” tab on the left margin, then “Student Reports.”

For those of you new to Friends Academy, you will notice that the narrative comments from homeroom teachers consist of strengths and goals.  The end-of-year reports will have full narrative comments. Never hesitate to contact teachers if you have any questions about your child.

 


MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome back! Please join us Thursday evening for the Grade 8 Science Expo at 6pm in the Commons. Students will be presenting their own research projects.

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.

SMUGMUG PHOTOS

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.