All-School Announcements 04.29.18

April 13, 2018

Grandfriends’ Day

Grandfriends’ Day is Friday, May 4th. Invitations have been mailed. Please let Jodi Pink know if you have any changes to your invite list. You can learn more about Grandfriends’ Day here. NOTE: It is a noon dismissal for all that day.

Spring Swing - REGISTER TODAY!

Spring Swing, our annual golf tournament, will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at The Bay Club in Mattapoisett, MA. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE.

PARENTS' Diversity Group

The next Parents' Diversity Group Meeting will be on Tuesday, May 1 at 8 am in Mr. Martin's classroom in the Stites building.  We are also determining another day and time for parents whose schedules do not allow them to come in mornings, and we will announce that asap.  Parents are not expected to come to all meetings, we just trying to cast a wide net right now to welcome and engage all interested parents.

We have also scheduled an afternoon meeting for those can make it on Tuesday, May 8 at 3:30 pm in Mr. Martin's classroom.  The school has offered free childcare in the After School Program for parents who would like to attend the 3:30 meeting and need childcare.

SPRING CONCERT

On Thursday, May 10th at 6:00 p.m., we will be presenting our annual Spring Concert, featuring performances by students in early childhood through grade five, plus our Band of Friends. The concert should last about an hour and a quarter.

Students should arrive at school by 5:45 and go directly to their classrooms.  This is a "dress event" for students. Dress pants and shirts with collars (no coat and tie required), dresses, skirts, and blouses, or comparable dress attire are required for this special performance.  Students who may be sitting on the stage to play instruments should wear slacks or leggings. We have been enjoying the preparation for this event and look forward to seeing you all there.

CARNIVAL CAR WASH & WINDOW SQUAD

Friday, May 11 from 2:30 to 4:00 (weather permitting).  8th graders will be organizing a car wash to benefit all students by providing funds for the upcoming Carnival Day. There is no set cost - they'll gladly accept donations of any size, and for people who don't have time for a full car wash there will also be a window cleaning team for cars in the carpool line.

Portfolio Showcase 2018: You’re Invited to Celebrate a Year of Growth!

We are so proud of the tremendous growth of our students, and as the year draws to a close we would like to share with you a glimpse of their progress.  Please join us for a morning celebration!

On Wednesday, May 16th, beginning at 8:15 with All-School Meeting, we’ll come together as a school to kick-start this year-in-review.  Then parents will join students back in their classrooms or advisories in order to experience carefully selected reflections on what their challenges and successes were. The Showcase will end at approximately 10:00, but feel free to join us for coffee on the Beech Tree Terrace for a bit afterward! We hope you’ll be able to share in this special day!

Blue & gray FIELD DAY

This year, we will have a school-wide Blue and Gray Field Day on May 18th.  Parents are invited to watch the last event that will happen on the field around 2:15, followed by an optional early dismissal at 2:30. If parents choose to dismiss their student at 2:30, please check in with their teacher (on the field) before leaving.  Parents who are unable to attend may pick their student up at the regular dismissal time.  In the event of rain, Field Day will be postponed until May 25th.

Eighth Grade Carnival and Middle School Picnic

On Monday, June 4, the eighth grade will host the Friends Academy Carnival from 8:15 am until 10:00 am. Booths are run by eighth graders and set up for all age students. At 10:15 am, Middle School students will be transported to the Dartmouth YMCA to enjoy our end-of-the-year picnic. Activities will include swimming, basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, board games, and more. M & C Grille will again cater lunch. It should be a great day! Students will return to campus by 3:00 pm.

CLASS DAY

Class Day will be on Wednesday, June 6, at 10:00 am.

Summer Tutoring

Our summer tutoring list may be found herePlease note that we are offering online tutoring as a new option.

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!

PARKING

With the Admissions Season in full swing and many parents bringing in children to visit, please be mindful not to use the Visitor Parking Spaces in front of the school entrance at morning and afternoon drop off. Thanks so much!

FIRST WEDNESDAYS

On Wednesday, May 2nd 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 kgaudet@friendsacademy1810.org.  Thank you!

Thanks for a great year of Song Circles!

Thanks to those who have shared their music and talents to our circle! We look forward to picking up and sharing more music in the fall. Please reach out to Putnam Murdock if you’d like more information.

 

SMUGMUG PHOTOS

Have you visited lately? From Arts & Poetry Night to the Latin Insult Competition, there are so many photos to choose from! 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.