All-School Announcements 04.21.19

April 20, 2019

2019-2020 One Page Calendar

Download the new Calendar here

SUMMER Camps are filling up!

Our brochure is available and our registration is open! There are over twenty camps sold out. Register now so you don’t miss out!
Click here to visit the Summer Programs website for more information.

Upcoming Events

Parent Diversity Group

Parent Diversity Group will be having their last two meetings of the year in Mr. Martin's room on the following dates. We hope you'll join us! There will be free child care in the After School program for students of parents attending Parent Diversity Group on Wednesday, May 1 at 3:00.
- Wednesday, May 1 at 3:00 pm
- Friday, May 10 at 8:15 am 


10 Weeks of free concerts on Thursdays from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., beginning on March 28.

Perfect for children ages 2-6, kids will love moving and singing along with Cool Banana Wig! Live concerts are full of fun, interactive play, and include unusual instruments, dancing, singing, and plenty of silliness! Learn more about Cool Banana Wig at www.coolbananawig.com
Admission is FREE and OPEN to the public. Bring a friend!

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 were mailed on March 26th. If you have any questions regarding who was invited please email Jodi Pink at jpink@friendsacademy1810.org


Join us on Tuesday, May 21 for our annual golf outing at The Bay Club in support of tuition assistance. More details to follow.

First Wednesdays

Our last First Wednesday will be on May 1, 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! Thank you!

The Band Of Friends is taking it to the streets!

We have scheduled two performances.  Both are optional.  Please carefully read to learn about both opportunities:

Buttonwood Park Zoo - "Party for the Planet!" on April 27th. This is an Earth Day celebration.  We will perform at 1pm.  You will need to show up and meet us at 12:30 to warm up.

AHA! (Art, History, and Architecture) night in New Bedford on May 9th, at 6pm at the Pilgrim United Church at 635 Purchase Street.

Students are invited to stay after school where they will receive pizza at 4:30 pm and a ride to the concert.  We will have a bus leaving from school at 5:15 pm. This is a one-way bus only, so you will need to bring your child home from the concert.  Dress code is normal school attire.

We will perform from about 6 - 6:30pm.  Please come and bring folks. Help spread the word!

For this performance, please let us know:
-if your child is staying after school for pizza and riding the bus
-if you will be taking your child to the Church
-if you are not able to attend, who will be picking up your child from the performance

Please respond to either Mr. Bean or Mr. Murdock with answers for both concerts. Thank you!


Semester 2 Interim Reports are available through BigSIS.

Arts and Poetry Night, Thursday, April 25, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Please join us for arts and original poems at Arts and Poetry Night, Thursday, April 25th, at 6pm. All Middle School students will read their poems in either the Commons or in the gymnasium. Location assignments can be found here.

The Eighth Grade Banquet Planning Committee will meet on Friday, April 26th, at 8am in the Conference Room.

SBP Secondary School Night (Grade 7), Tuesday, April 30, 6:00pm, Science Wing
Laura Velazquez will go over the secondary school admissions process for SBP families in Mr. Dorsey’s room in the science wing. Please RSVP only if you cannot attend.

Secondary School Admissions Panel (Grade 7), Thursday, May 2, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Commons
Seventh grade families are invited to our annual Secondary School Admissions Panel. A panel of admissions officers from various independent day and boarding secondary schools will address common questions about the application process. This event always proves to be very informative.

Chewonki Presentation (Grade 6), Thursday, May 2, 3:15pm to 4:00pm, Commons
Sixth grade families are encouraged to attend a presentation about the overnight Chewonki trip in September.  Seventh graders head to Wiscasset, Maine for several days at Chewonki, an outdoor environmental education program. Blinn Dorsey will give a slideshow, go over preparations that families need to make before September, and answer questions.

For general information about the Middle School, including spring event information, you can always refer to the Middle School Website.

The Friends Academy Song Circles - Update

We will not be meeting on May 3.  Thank you so much for a great year of collaborative music!


Have you seen our FA photo site?  It's got everything from All-School Meeting, to special events and more! Photos are free to download (to the bottom-right of the photo, click the downward-facing arrow). If you have athletic photos from games that you'd like to share, email Kelly Pelissier and she'll provide you with an upload link. Click here to view.