All-School Announcements 09.09.18

September 7, 2018

Campus closed to traffic on Saturday and Monday

Due to paving work being done at the school, the campus will be closed to traffic on Saturday and the Monday holiday.

Pizza day sign-up form

We'll be offering Pizza Day again this year.  For more information and to sign up click here.

Sub day sign-up form

We'll be offering Sub Day again this year.  For more information and to sign up click here.

Friday Coffee and Conversation with Mr. Kennedy

Families are invited to sign up for Conversations with the Head, which touch upon various topics in our school community. Space is limited and we ask that families choose only one event to attend. To register and learn more, click here.

School Photos

Coffee Pond will be taking individual and class group pictures, in the Commons, on Friday, September 28th.  Below is important information that will give you access to your child's portrait.

Our E/Proof program will notify you via email when your child’s proofs are ready to be viewed online. When you receive the email with a private password, you can go directly to our company’s website www.coffeepond.com to place your order online.

Please be sure to have your spam blocker set to accept emails from lifeguards@coffeepond.com

Should you not receive your child’s password within a few weeks after picture day please be sure to contact our Customer Care department at1-800-632-2323 x0 or at: lifeguards@coffeepond.com


Have you seen our FA photo site?  Photos are free to download! 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.

First Wednesdays

Our first First Wednesday will be on October 3rd 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: November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3 and May 1.  Thank you!


Lower School Parents’ Night
Please join us on Thursday, September 20th beginning at 6:30 pm in the Commons for our Lower School Parents’ Night.  This is an opportunity to hear more about the teaching and learning happening in each subject, as well as the beginning of the year routines and expectations that are currently being established.  You will hear more about our academic programs and daily life for our students. We hope you can make it!

Room Parents:  If you are interested in being a Lower School Room Parent, please contact Jeanne Machado at jmachado@friendsacademy1810.org.  Room parents help support classroom or curricular needs as determined by the teachers or Mrs. Ross-Cory.  If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Ross-Cory.

Attendance and Tardiness
The key to your children settling into class, getting their materials organized, and putting away lunch and coats, is getting to school on time. In this way, they will be ready for their day. School will start at 8:00 am. Students will be marked tardy after 8:05. Please remember that there is free before-school childcare from 7:30 until 7:55.  Students in grades 4 - 8 will be in the gym. Students in grades K - 3 will be in Ms. Martin’s room.  Those students needing a quiet alternative in the morning are welcome to join Ms. Cogliano in the library. Early Childhood hosts early arrivals at the Farmhouse.  


Outside-the-Classroom Week
Outside-the-Classroom Week is September 11-14.  Sixth grade will stay on campus for camping, paddling, ropes course activities, and other outdoor adventures which help foster connectedness, build confidence and provide students an opportunity to learn through outdoor education.  Building on what they learned as sixth graders, seventh grade will head to Chewonki in Maine where they will spend their days immersed in camping, paddling and cooperative activities.  As is tradition, our eighth grade students will head to New York City.  Please check our brand new Middle School website for additional information and forms needed to be completed for Outside-the-Classroom Week.